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447    DOWDY [Q18.2]

      Location - Gulf Township. 0.1 mile east of SR 2188, Reno Sharps Store Road, 0.8 mile north of SR 2142, Henry Oldham Road, 170 feet north of lane at 1371 Reno Sharp Rd. The cemetery is behind the dwelling.

      Coordinates: 35d 36m 20.2s N; 79d 16m 29.8s W Click here for Google maps

      In 1972, W. Harold Broughton recorded 2 grave markers. On 30 May 1995, Will M. Heiser recorded 6 grave markers. The same six markers were photographed on 15 Mar 2012, by Julie King-McDaniel, who was guided to the site by Earl Dowdy.

      View #2 of the cemetery.

      Owner: Charlie B. Oldham.
      Legal Description: Parcel 10028. Deed 809/688, which references 363/733 and LY/531, from W. C. Dowdy to John W. and Alice W. Poe.
      Topo Quadrant: Goldston.
      Family owned: Yes.
      Abandoned: Yes.
      Number of graves: 6.
      Cemetery size: 20' x 20'.
      White: Yes.
      Unrestricted access: Yes.
      Poorly maintained: Yes.
      Enclosed: Yes.
      Enclosed explanation: Concrete block wall, 4 courses high.
      Enclosed conditions: Good.
      Markers: Yes.
      Markers with inscriptions: Yes.
      Number of readable markers: 6.
      Last burial: 1918.
      First burial: 1858.
      Listed: Yes.
      Listed explanation: In 1972, W. Harold Broughton recorded 2 grave markers. Gravesites of Chatham County, 2005, listed 6 markers.
      Last canvassed by: Will M. Heiser, 30 May 1995; Julie King-McDaniel, Mar 2012.

  1. Dowdy, Betsy   (b. 1808 - d. 1858)
      • Row-1, No-3. Weathered concrete, flat.
  2. Dowdy, James "Jimmy"   (b. 1804 - d. 1883)
      • Row-1, No-2. Granite, flat. Husband of Mary Ann Burke Dowdy. Recorded by Broughton, 1972, p.11.
  3. Dowdy, Laura   (b. 1853 - d. 1858)
  4. Dowdy, Mary Ann Burke   (b. 8 Nov 1835 - d. 19 Apr 1918)
      • Row-1, No-1. Granite tablet. 2nd wife of James Dowdy. Daughter of O. Aaron Burke. "Having finished life's duty, she now sweetly rests". Recorded by Broughton, 1972, p. 11. Enhanced view.
  5. Dowdy, Mittie   (b. 1848 - d. 1868)
  6. Dowdy, Nathan   (b. 1872 - d. 1874)

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