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448    OLDHAM, W. BERRY [Q19.1]

      Location - Gulf Township. North side of SR 2142, Henry Oldham Road, 0.2 miles east of Albert Jourdan Rd., and 400 feet west of Georges Creek

      Coordinates: 35d 36m 06.8s N; 79d 15m 34.4s W Click here for Google maps

      In December 1964, Lois Sugg Willett, DAR, Greensboro, North Carolina, compiled 16 grave markers and 15 graves with field stones with no inscriptions. In 1972, W. Harold Broughton recorded data for the same grave markers. In January 1990 and February 1991, Frances O. Johnson recorded data for 22 grave markers including the original 16 plus 6 more markers not previously recorded. On 30 May 1995, Will and Audrey Heiser recorded 8 more markers not previously recorded. On 9 Mar 2012 Julie King-McDaniel photographed all of the markers previously recorded, and added information on one new marker.

      View #2 of the cemetery. View #3 of the cemetery.

      Owner: Joel Keith Oldham.
      Legal Description: Parcel 73684. Deed 1124/278, 9 Aug 2004, James Berry Oldham, Jr. and Alca F. Oldham to Joel Keith Oldham. Plat 97-432. Ref plat 2004-239. Deed 742/1046, 17 Feb 1998.
      Topo Quadrant: Goldston.
      Family owned: Yes.
      Used: Yes.
      Number of graves: 45.
      Cemetery size: 60' x 90'.
      White: Yes.
      Unrestricted access: Yes.
      Well maintained: Yes.
      Enclosed: Yes.
      Enclosed explanation: Concrete block wall.
      Enclosed conditions: Good.
      Markers: Yes.
      Markers with inscriptions: Yes.
      Number of readable markers: 30.
      Last burial: 2010.
      First burial: 1852.
      Markers damaged: Yes.
      Other damage explanation: Time and the elements.
      Listed: Yes.
      Listed explanation: DAR Greensboro 1964. W. Harold Broughton, 1972.

      Miscellaneous information: Three graves have wooden A-frame tin covers so as not to get wet. This was the wish of Joseph W. Poe, Martha Poe Oldham and Berry Oldham.

      Last canvassed by: Frances Oldham Johnson. 4 Mar 1991; Will and Audrey Heiser, 30 May 1995; Julie King-McDaniel, 9 Mar 2012.


  1. Dowdy, Grace Oldham   (b. 12 Oct 1918 - d. 4 Feb 2016)
      • Row-10, No-4. Wife of Thomas B. Dowdy. Daughter of Henry Louis Oldham and Mattie Fisher Oldham. Double headstone. Footstone: Mama.
  2. Dowdy, Thomas B.   (b. 13 Dec 1926 - d. 31 Dec 1993)
      • Row-10, No-2. Husband of Grace O. Dowdy. Double headstone. Footstone: Daddy.
  3. Hough, Inez Oldham   (b. 18 Apr 1930 - d. Unknown)
      • Row-01, No-4. Wife of Walter Carvel Hough. "Precious Lord take my hand". Double headstone.
  4. Hough, Walter Carvel   (b. 19 Jan 1924 - d. 3 May 1981)
      • Row-01, No-3. Husband of Inez Oldham Hough. Pvt. US Army World War II. "Precious Lord take my hand". Double headstone. Bronze military footstone.
  5. Jourdan, Eva Ann   (b. 1930 - d. 1991)
      • Row-10, No-2. Wife of George C. Jourdan. Double headstone.
  6. Jourdan, George C.   (b. 1927 - d. 1997)
      • Row-10, No-1. Husband of Eva Ann Jourdan. Double headstone.
  7. Jourdan, George S.   (b. 29 Jun 1895 - d. 15 Oct 1941)
      • Row-09, No-1. Husband of Sankie (Oldham) Jourdan. Pvt. 1st Class, 306 Engrs., 81 Div. "Thy will be done". Jourdan on large granite headstone; other info on military footstone. Recorded by Broughton 1972,p. 11, and DAR 1964 p.39.
  8. Jourdan, Robert Lynn   (b. 11 Dec 1990 - d. 11 Dec 2010)
      • Row-xx, No-x. "Beloved son." Bronze marker, flat.
  9. Jourdan, Sankie (Oldham)   (b. 24 Aug 1898 - d. 5 Nov 1962)
      • Row-09, No-2. Wife of George S. Jourdan. "Thy will be done". JOURDON on large granite headstone; other information on footstone to match George S. Jourdan's military footstone. Recorded by Broughton 1972,p. 11, and DAR 1964 p.39.
  10. Lemons, Lonnie 'Buss' Oran   (b. 23 Feb 1916 - d. 29 Dec 1978)
      • Row-01, No-1. Husband of Mabel O. Lemons. Double headstone. Footstone: 'Father'. Married 15 Mar 1942.
  11. Lemons, Lonnie 'Pete' Lewis   (b. 29 Mar 1943 - d. 4 Sep 1988)
      • Row-01, No-2. "Precious Lord take my hand". Footstone: Daddy.
  12. Lemons, Mabel O.   (b. 2 Oct 1922 - d. Unknown)
      • Row-01, No-1. Wife of Lonnie 'Buss' Oren Lemons. Double headstone. . Married 15 Mar 1942.
  13. Lemons, Mable Oldham   (b. 2 Oct 1922 - d. 17 Feb 2013)
      • Age 90. Wife of Lonnie Oran Lemons. Daughter of Henry louis Oldham and Mattie Fisher Oldham.
  14. Oldham, Bruce   (b. 22 Feb 1874 - d. 29 Dec 1949)
      • Row-03, No-1. Husband of Eunice P. Oldham. Footstone: Father. Recorded by Broughton 1972, p.11, and DAR, 1964,p.39. Another view.
  15. Oldham, Eunice P.   (b. 26 Apr 1876 - d. 22 Apr 1940)
      • Row-03, No-2. Wife of Bruce Oldham. Thick cement slab over grave. Footstone: Mother. Recorded by Broughton, 1972, p.11,and DAR 1964, p.39. Another view.
  16. Oldham, Henry Louis   (b. 18 Feb 1896 - d. 7 Apr 1976)
      • Row-05, No-1. Husband of Mattie (Fisher) Oldham. Footstone: Daddy.
  17. Oldham, James Berry, Jr. "Monk"   (b. 11 Apr 1941 - d. 4 Oct 2012)
      • Husband of Alca Fogleman Oldham. Son of James Berry Oldham, Sr. and Mary Frances Poe Oldham.
  18. Oldham, Lyman R.   (b. 18 Mar 1894 - d. 31 Mar 1906)
      • Row-xx, No-x. Son of W. Berry and Martha F. Oldham. "He has gone to the mansion of rest". Footstone: LRO. Recorded by Broughton, 1972, p.11 and DAR 1964 p. 39.
  19. Oldham, Mahala   (b. 11 Nov 1835 - d. 26 Mar 1852)
      • Row-04, No-2. "Sacred to the Memory of". Unmarked footstone. Recorded by Broughton, 1972, p. 11 and DAR 1964 p.39. Enhanced view.
  20. Oldham, Martha F.   (b. 20 Oct 1855 - d. 3 May 1930)
      • Row-07, No-3. Wife of W. Berry Oldham. "Having finished life's duty, they now sweetly sleep". Grave has a wooden, tin covered A-frame cover, and has never been wet from rain, snow, etc. Recorded by Broughton, 1972, p.11 and DAR 1964 p. 39.
  21. Oldham, Mary Catherine   (b. 24 Oct 1942 - d. 1 Dec 1942)
      • Row-07, No-1. "Gone so soon". Flat. Recorded by Broughton, 1972, p.11 and DAR 1964 p. 39.
  22. Oldham, Mattie (Fisher)   (b. 18 Oct 1898 - d. 16 Jan 1987)
      • Row-05, No-2. Wife of Henry Louis Oldham. Footstone: Mama.
  23. Oldham, W. Berry   (b. 14 Aug 1870 - d. 13 Dec 1945)
      • Row-07, No-2. Husband of Martha F. Oldham. "Having finished life's duty, they now sweetly sleep". Grave has wooden, tin covered A-frame. Grave kept covered and has never been wet from elements. Recorded by Broughton, 1972, p.11 and DAR 1964 p. 39.
  24. Poe, Albert   (b. 1 Aug 1912 - d. 3 Sep 1924)
      • Row-02, No-1. Son of Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Poe. Recorded by Broughton 1972, p.11, and DAR, 1964,p.39. Enhanced view.
  25. Poe, Charlie   (b. 7 May 1906 - d. 7 May 1906)
      • Row-08, No-1. Son of C. C. and G. A. Poe. "Gone to be an angel".Enhanced view.
  26. Poe, Joseph W.   (b. 28 May 1849 - d. 1 May 1891)
  27. S., Unknown   (b. Unknown - d. Unknown)
      • Row-04, No-x. W. Berry Oldham Cemetery. Slab.
  28. Sharpe, Billie Clifton   (b. 10 Apr 1942 - d. 16 Apr 1942)
      • Row-09, No-3. Son of R. C. and Ollie Sharpe. "Our Beloved Baby". With lamb. Recorded by Broughton 1972,p. 11, and DAR 1964 p.39. Enhanced view.
  29. Stedman, Emily Ann   (b. 20 Feb 1842 - d. 30 Aug 1857)
      • Row-04, No-3. Daughter of J. M. and Sarah Stedman. "In memory of". "Aged 15 years 6 months, 10 days." Footstone: EAS. Recorded by Broughton, 1972, p. 11 and DAR 1964 p.40. Enhanced view.
  30. Stedman, Infant Daughter   (b. Jul 1852 - d. Unknown)
      • Row-06, No-02. Infant daughter of J. M. and Sarah Stedman. Slab. Another child's grave. Marker is broken and some information unreadable. Broughton,1972, p.11. Enhanced view.
  31. Stedman, Margaret A.   (b. 10 Jan 1850 - d. 5 Nov 1856)
      • Row-05, No-3. Daughter of J. M. and Sarah Stedman. "In memory of". Aged 6 years 9 months 26 days." Footstone: MAS. Recorded by Broughton, 1972, p.11 and DAR 1964, p.40. Enhanced view.
  32. Unknown, Unknown   (b. Unknown - d. Unknown)
  33. Ward, Archie   (b. Unknown - d. 17 Apr 1931)
      • Row-04, No-1. North Carolina Pvt. 322 Inf. 81 Div. Military marker. Recorded by Broughton, 1972, p. 11 and DAR 1964 p.39.
  34. Ward, Blanche T. Simperson   (b. 14 Oct 1903 - d. 25 Jun 1992)
      • Row-03, No-1. "Beloved mother." Granite marker.


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