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432    WELCH, JAMES [P71.1]

      Location - Bear Creek Township. 75 feet west of SR 2322, Sam Phillips Road, 0.1 mile south of NC 42

      Coordinates: 35d 31m 35.0s N; 79d 28m 48.0s W Click here for Google maps

      On 18 April 1989, Wayne Phillips recorded 5 grave markers and reported a total of approximately 30 graves. On 30 January 1992, Roland Phillips showed this cemetery location to Will M. Heiser.

      Owner: Tracy and Ona Lee Beal.
      Legal Description: (No deed).
      Topo Quadrant: Bear Creek.
      Family owned: Yes.
      Abandoned: Yes.
      Number of graves: 30.
      Cemetery size: 50' x 50'.
      White: Yes.
      Unrestricted access: Yes.
      Poorly maintained: Yes.
      Enclosed: Yes.
      Markers: Yes.
      Markers with inscriptions: Yes.
      Number of readable markers: 5.
      Last burial: 1898.
      First burial: 1864.
      Last canvassed by: Will Heiser / Wayne Phillips (18 Apr 1989). Date: 30 Jan 1992.

  1. Cagle, A. W.   (b. 7 Oct 1841 - d. 20 Jul 1876)
      • "Pa Is Gone".
  2. Ellis, J. W.   (b. 27 May 1862 - d. 25 Aug 1864)
      • Son of J. W. and Rebec J. Ellis. "Asleep in Jesus".
  3. Ellis, Rebec J.   (b. 14 Nov 1838 - d. 22 Jan 1878)
      • Wife of J. W. Ellis. "At Rest".
  4. Welch, James   (b. 30 Jun 1844 - d. 1 May 1882)
      • Husband of Nancy (Martindale) Welch. Civil War.
  5. Welch, Nancy (Martindale)   (b. 28 Jan 1841 - d. 10 Jan 1898)
      • Wife of James Welch. "A light from our house has gone". Murdered by Hen Jones. Hen Jones was hanged about 1/2 mile northwest of this cemetery. Cows are destroying grave sites. Row 1.

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