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466    WILLCOX [Q56.1]

      Location - Gulf Township. 0.5 mile northwest of the Town of Gulf, on the south side of SR 2140, Alton King Road, south of US 421, opposite Bethany Baptist Church

      Coordinates: 35d 33m 32.0s N; 79d 17m 36.0s W Click here for Google maps

      In 1982, Wade Hadley recorded 4 grave markers, and noted about 10 markers without inscriptions. In 1989, Reba Cheek recorded 6 grave markers. Julie King-McDaniel photographed the cemetery in April 2010.

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

      Topo Quadrant: Goldston.
      Legal description: Parcel 80497. .7 ac. DB 328/460 (2005)
      Family owned: Yes.
      Abandoned: Yes.
      Number of graves: 14.
      White: Yes.
      Unrestricted access: Yes.
      Enclosed: Yes.
      Markers: Yes.
      Markers with inscriptions: Yes.
      Number of readable markers: 6.
      Last burial: 1829.
      First burial: 1793.

      Other info of interest: Also known as "Old Montgomery Grave Yard," according to deed 328/460.

      Last canvassed by: Wade Hadley, 1982; Reba Cheek, 1989; Julie King-McDaniel, 2010.


  1. Farris, Mary   (b. 1756 - d. 6 Feb 1815)
      • Old stone: "This to the memory Mrs. Mary Farris who departed this life Feb'y the 6th 1815. Aged 58." New stone: Mary Alston Palmer Farris Born 1756 Died 1815. Wife of Col. William Palmer of Bath, N.C. Mother of Robert Palmer of Bath and Gulf, NC - William Palmer, B1746 D1786, Buried in NY City in Old Trinity Church Yard." Closeup of old stone.
  2. Montgomery, John   (b. 1732 - d. 14 Feb 1818)
      • Husband of Mary Wilcox Montgomery. Sacred to the Memory of John Montgomery who died February 14th 1818 in 86th year of his age.
  3. Montgomery, Mary Wilcox   (b. 1736 - d. 22 May 1824)
      • Wife of John Montgomery. Sacred to the Memory of Mary Montgomery who died May 22nd 1824 in the 88th year of her age.
  4. Unknown, Unknown   (b. Unknown - d. Unknown)
      • fieldstones
  5. Unknown, Unknown   (b. Unknown - d. Unknown)
      • fieldstones
  6. Unknown, Unknown   (b. Unknown - d. Unknown)
      • man made stone
  7. Unknown, Unknown   (b. Unknown - d. Unknown)
      • fieldstones
  8. Unknown, Unknown   (b. Unknown - d. Unknown)
      • man made stone
  9. Unknown, Unknown   (b. Unknown - d. Unknown)
      • man made stone
  10. Unknown, Unknown   (b. Unknown - d. Unknown)
      • man made stone
  11. Willcox, John   (b. 1728 - d. 1793)
      • [Husband of Rebecca Butler Willcox.] "Revolutionary War Patriot John Willcox 1728 1793. Placed by the Army and Navy Chapter DAR. Old stone is illegible. [Home of John Willcox may have been located nearby.]
  12. Willcox, Mary Ann   (b. 28 Oct 1790 - d. 30 Jul 1829)
      • Wife of George Willcox. Old stone: "Sacred to the Memory of Mary A. Willcox. It is sown a mortal body. It is raised a spiritual body. Wife of George Willcox of Moore County, N.C. Born 28th October 1790. Died 20th July 1829. Aged 38 years 9 months and 2 days." Old stone has lovely and unusual moth and leaf design. [Mary Ann may have been Mary Ann Tysor, according to Wade Hadley, or Mary Ann Tyson, according to Margaret Palmer, before she married George Willcox.] Closeup of old stone.
  13. Willcox, Rebecca Butler   (b. 1746 - d. 2 Sep 1808)
      • New stone only: "Rebecca Butler Willcox; Wife of John Willcox; Died September 2, 1808; Age 62."


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