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380    GUNTER, ELISHA [M90.1]

      Location - Cape Fear Township. 100 feet west of SR 1911, King Road, 1.4 miles south of SR 1912 at Merry Oaks, 0.2 mile west of Wake County line

      Coordinates: 35d 38m 10.0s N; 78d 59m 19.0s W Click here for Google maps

      In 1990, Clyde Morris reported 11 graves. On 9 March 1992, Will Heiser recorded the 11 grave markers. On 10 Oct 1993, Barbara Roth recorded 11 grave markers. Site visited by Harvey Gunter, Jim and Bev Wiggins on 12 Aug 2009. Corrections made and photographs taken.

      Another view of cemetery. View of old chairs beside the cemetery.

      Legal Description: Parcel 5337. Plats 2002-346; 37-99. Deeds 954/54. Older deeds: 310/115; 310/109; 466/617.
      Topo Quadrant: New Hill.
      Family owned: Yes. CP&L owns property. Deed gives Gunters access to cemetery.
      Maintained, not in use.
      Number of graves: 11.
      Cemetery size: 35' x 20'.
      White: Yes.
      Unrestricted access: No. Restricted Access. Private property.
      Well maintained: Yes.
      Enclosed: Yes.
      Enclosed explanation: Granite blocks, 6" by 4' at ground level.
      Markers: Yes.
      Markers with inscriptions: Yes.
      Number of readable markers: 11.
      Last burial: 1954.
      First burial: 1873.
      Unusual situation: Yes.
      Unusual situation: Carved granite tree 6' tall with round seal "Woodmen of the World Memorial.".
      Markers damaged: No. Markers are in good condition.
      Last canvassed by: Will Heiser (9 Mar 1992); Barbara Roth. Date: 10 Oct 1993. Harvey Gunter, Jim and Bev Wiggins, 2009.

      **Info in brackets is not on stones.


  1. Gunter, A. Hawley   (b. 1 Jan 1892 - d. 10 Aug 1914)
      • Son of Nathan G. and Martha (Clark) Gunter. "He was faithful to every duty". Closeup of inscription. 4 log base, Round seal at top 'WOODMEN OF THE WORLD' Memorial. "Dum Tacat Glamat" (though silent he speaks). 6' column 15" diameter carved as a tree on top of 4 log base. See#1266A by Barbara Roth, 10-10-93. Row 1. column 2.
  2. Gunter, Agatha   (b. 6 Oct 1882 - d. 16 Feb 1884)
      • Daughter of Nathan G. and Martha Gunter. Closeup of inscription. "Gone to be an angel". Marble diamond. Flower at top; fans at 2 corners See #1268A by Barbara Roth, 10-10-93. Row 1. column 4.
  3. Gunter, Beverly Lewis   (b. 2 Jun 1940 - d. 13 Jun 2014)
      • "A Friend Always"
  4. Gunter, Elisha   (b. 6 Dec 1805 - d. 10 Feb 1873)
      • Husband of Mary (Clark) Gunter. Closeup of inscription. "Beloved Father, Farewell". Marble tablet. See #1269A by Barbara Roth, 10-10-93. Row 1. column 5.
  5. Gunter, Harvey Asbury   (b. 2 Jun 1940 - d. 13 Jun 2014)
      • "A Friend Always"
  6. Gunter, Infant   (b. Unknown - d. Unknown)
      • "Infant". Ground level granite block. See #1275A by Barbara Roth, 10-10-93. Row 2. column 5.
  7. Gunter, John L.   (b. 31 Dec 1888 - d. 7 Oct 1918)
      • [Son of Nathan G. and Martha (Clark) Gunter.] Closeup of inscription. "Faithful to every duty". 3x3' on double pedestal, Mason's symbol at top. 'GUNTER' at base. See #1265A by Barbara Roth, 10-10-93. Row 1. column 1.
  8. Gunter, Luna May   (b. 13 Mar 1888 - d. 26 Oct 1907)
      • Daughter of Nathan G. and Martha Gunter. Closeup of inscription. "How sweet to think of her in her new home". Marble tablet. At top: clasped hands surrounded by wreath and scrolls. Discoloration makes marker hard to read See #1267A by Barbara Roth, 10-10-93. Row 1. column 3.
  9. Gunter, Martha   (b. 10 Jul 1856 - d. 2 Nov 1943)
      • Wife of Nathan G. Gunter. Closeup of inscription. "His Wife". Double headstone, granite. See #1274A by Barbara Roth, 10-10-93. Row 2. column 4.
  10. Gunter, Marvin R.   (b. 6 Oct 1879 - d. 20 Dec 1938)
      • [Son of Nathan G. and Martha (Clark) Gunter.] Closeup of inscription. Polished granite. See #1272A by Barbara Roth, 10-10-93. Row 2. column 2.
  11. Gunter, Mary C. [Clark]   (b. 9 Jan 1812 - d. 4 Apr 1904)
      • Wife of Elisha Gunter. Closeup of inscription. "Weep not, she is not dead". Marble tablet. See #1270A by Barbara Roth, 10-10-93. Row 1. column 6.
  12. Gunter, Nathan G.   (b. 3 Jun 1844 - d. 3 Mar 1926)
      • Husband of Martha Gunter. Closeup of inscription. Double headstone, granite. See #1273A by Barbara Roth, 10-10-93. Row 2. column 3.
  13. Gunter, Roscoe M.   (b. 3 Jun 1876 - d. 20 Jul 1954)
      • [Son of Nathan G. and Martha (Clark) Gunter.] Closeup of inscription. Polished granite. See #1271A by Barbara Roth, 10-10-93. Row 2. column 1.


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