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501    JOHNSON, BENJAMIN [R25.1]

      Location - Oakland Township. 0.4 mile south of SR 1958, Coon Hunters Road, 1.0 mile east of US 15-501, Pittsboro--Sanford Highway. At end of Rainy Day Farm Drive.

      Coordinates: 35d 35m 53.8s N; 79d 10m 10.6s W Click here for Google maps

      On 15 January 2000, Will and Audrey Heiser were taken to this cemetery by Jane (Johnson) and Marshall Hinnant. Jane gave additional information about her ancestors. They recorded 9 grave markers and noted 3 other unmarked stones.

      Photo of the cemetery in Jan 216 before the cleanup. Photo of the cemetery in Mar 2017 after cleanup -- #2 after cleanup. Photos by Luan Harmeson.

      Owner: Debby Wakefield, George S. Stone, Annie Exton Stone.
      Legal Description: Parcel 85653 is cemetery parcel, which is within parcel 18386. Deed 1345/921, 2007. Plat 2006-285 shows cemetery.
      Topo Quadrant: Colon.
      Family owned: Yes.
      Maintained and in use: No. Abandoned.
      Number of graves: 12.
      Cemetery size: 30' x 35'. 0.675 acre.
      White: Yes.
      Restricted access: Yes. Private property.
      Condition: Well maintained.
      Enclosed: Yes.
      Enclosed explanation: Stacked fieldstone wall.
      Enclosed conditions: Fair.
      Markers: Yes.
      Markers with inscriptions: Yes.
      Number of readable markers: 9.
      Last burial: 1877.
      First burial: 1851.
      Damaged markers: No.
      Listed: Yes. Gravesites of Chatham County.
      Historical: Jane Johnson Hinnant provided additional information about her ancestors.

      Last canvassed by: Jane Johnson and Marshall Hinant. Date: 15 Jan 2000. The site was cleaned up by Jim and Luan Harmeson and Jack and Charlee Moore in January 2016. Before and after cleanup photos by Luan Harmeson in January 2016.

  1. A., M.   (b. Unknown - d. Unknown)
  2. Johnson, Benjamin   (b. 1770 - d. 17 Mar 1877)
      • Husband of Isabell (Gilmore) Johnson. Marker: "Benjamin Johnson and Family".
  3. Johnson, Eli   (b. 15 May 1814 - d. 16 Jul 1876)
      • Son of Benjamin and Isabell (Gilmore) Johnson.
  4. Johnson, Isabell (Gilmore)   (b. 1781 - d. 1865)
      • Wife of Benjamin Johnson. No marker.
  5. Johnson, James   (b. 15 May 1807 - d. Dec 1851)
      • Son of Benjamin and Isabell (Gilmore) Johnson.
  6. Johnson, John   (b. Unknown - d. Unknown)
      • Son of Benjamin and Isabell (Gilmore) Johnson. No marker.
  7. Johnson, Martha   (b. Unknown - d. Unknown)
      • Dau.-in-law of Benjamin and Isabell (Gilmore) Johnson. No maker.
  8. M., W.   (b. Unknown - d. Unknown)
  9. W., D.   (b. Unknown - d. Unknown)
  10. W., M   (b. Unknown - d. Unknown)

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