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404    JONES, RICHMOND A. [P06.1]

      Location - Bear Creek Township. 0.6 mile west of intersection of SR 1139, Bonlee School Road, and SR 1142, Hanner Town Road

      Coordinates: 35d 37m 19.0s N; 79d 25m 20.0s W Click here for Google maps

      In 1963, Lois Sugg Willett, Guilford Battle Chapter, DAR, recorded 5 grave markers on page 16. On 17 September 1991, Will Heiser inspected markers with Howard White, who reported 2 other persons believed buried here.

      Owner: Frank D. and Mary Lois Hayes, Goldston NC.
      Legal Description: Deed Book 468, Page 765, 8 Mar 1984, from Harris Lumber Co..
      Topo Quadrant: Bear Creek.
      Family owned: Yes.
      Abandoned: Yes.
      Number of graves: 7.
      Cemetery size: 50' x 60'.
      White: Yes.
      Restricted access: Yes. Very inaccessible
      Overgrown and easy to identify: Yes.
      Enclosed: No.
      Markers: Yes.
      Markers with inscriptions: Yes.
      Number of readable markers: 5.
      Last burial: 1925.
      First burial: 1907.
      Markers damaged: Yes.
      Other damage explanation: Broken but repaired.
      Listed: Yes.
      Listed explanation: DAR 1964, p. 16.
      Significant events: Richmond A. Jones was a Confederate Soldier who had a busines in Bear Creek in 1885. Ref: "Chatham County 1771-1971," p. 188.
      Miscellaneous information: Bear Creek NC was first called "Richmond" for Richmond A. Jones.
      Last canvassed by: Will M. Heiser w/ Howard White. Date: 31 Aug 1991.


  1. Andrew, Elizabeth (Jones)   (b. Unknown - d. Unknown)
      • Wife of G.G. Andrew. Sister of Richmond A. Jones. Grandson, Hugh Gaines, believes she is buried here Ref: Howard White.
  2. Gaines, Infant   (b. Unknown - d. 8 Apr 1925)
      • Daughter of L. E. and H. A. Gaines. "Infant dau. of L.E. and H.A. Gaines". Footstone: "I.G.". Diamond 1'square on corner on top of base. 1964 DAR Survey said birthdate is 8 Apr 1925..
  3. Gaines, Infant   (b. 14 Sep 1914 - d. 7 Nov 1914)
      • Daughter of L. E. and H. A. Gaines. "Infant dau. of L.E. and H.A. Gaines". Footstone: "I.G.". Diamond 1'square on corner on top of base. Surveyed by DAR 1964.
  4. Jones, Him   (b. Unknown - d. Unknown)
      • Black man who murdered grandmother of Ellen Lambert believed to be buried here. Ref: Howard White.
  5. Jones, Richmond A.   (b. Unknown - d. Unknown)
      • Brother of Bethenia (Jones) White. CO. I 32 N.C. INF C. S. A. "R.A. Jones" on headstone. Vertical Panel 1'wide, 2?' [Surveyed by DAR, 1964].
  6. White, Bethenia (Jones)   (b. 5 Apr 1840 - d. 4 Jul 1907)
      • Wife of Charles Franklin Harmon White. Sister of Richmond A. Jones. "Gone but not forgotten". Footstone: "B.W." [Sister of Richmond A. Jones]. Vertical panel 1'wide x 2' tall on base. DAR 1964 Survey said birthyear - 1849, death - 14 Jul 1907.
  7. White, Charles Franklin Harmon   (b. 14 Nov 1849 - d. 23 Jan 1925)
      • Husband of Bethenia (Jones) White. "Father gone but not forgotton" (sic). Footstone: "C.F.H.W." Headstone: "C.F.H.White". Vertical panel 1' wide x 2' tall. Resealed on base. [Surveyed by DAR 1964].


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