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403    WILLETT [P04.1]

      Location - Bear Creek Township. 800 feet north of SR 1165, Providence Church Road, 0.3 mile west of SR 1141, Edwards Hill Church Road

      Coordinates: 35d 37m 23.0s N; 79d 26m 38.0s W Click here for Google maps

      On 3 February 1992, Edna Phillips Headen took Will Heiser to this cemetery, where he reported one grave marker and more than 16 field stones.

      Owner: Leroy Willett.
      Topo Quadrant: Bear Creek.
      Family owned: Yes.
      Abandoned: Yes.
      Number of graves: 17.
      Cemetery size: 50' x 50'.
      White: Yes.
      Restricted access: Yes. On private property
      Overgrown and easy to identify: Yes.
      Enclosed: No.
      Markers: Yes.
      Markers with inscriptions: Yes.
      Number of readable markers: 1.
      First burial: 1862.
      Unusual situation: 16+ field stones, scattered.
      Markers damaged: Yes.
      Other damage explanation: Time -- vertical slab loose on pedestal.
      Hazards: Time and neglect.
      Miscellaneous information: Edna Phillips Headen (919 837-5507) reports her husband's (Everett Headen 1910-1986) grandfather, Jack Headen, may be buried here..
      Last canvassed by: Edna Headen and Will Heiser. Date: 3 Feb 1992.

  1. Willett, Aaron Daniel   (b. 1 Sep 1859 - d. 24 Jul 1862)
      • Son of Aaron E. and Mary E. Willett. Grandson of Stephen White Willett. Great-grandson of Evans Ward Willett. "Blessed are the early dead.". Vertical slab. Footstone: "A.D.W." Behind gravestone is small broken stone with scratched letters: "A.D. Willett".

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