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531    CHRISTIAN CHAPEL CHURCH (Old) [T10.2]

      Location - Cape Fear Township. 100 feet west of SR 1912, Christian Chapel Church Road, 0.35 mile north of Christian Chapel Church

      Coordinates: 35d 36m 17.0s N; 78d 59m 26.0s W Click here for Google maps

      In February 1984, Martha Harrington reported 12 grave markers and 5 field stones, published in Kathy Brooks Jones, Buffalo Creek Chronicles, Vol. I, 1984, page 25. On 9 March 1992, Will and Audrey Heiser noted 12 partially legible grave markers and 31 field stones.

      Owner: Jerry H. and Margie Cotton; T. H. and Helen Harrington; John D. and Thelma S. Lynch.
      Legal Description: Deed Book 292-147, 18 Oct 1963, from Dudley heirs. Deed Book BG-147, 22 Sep 1881, from Thomas W. and Lucy Hinsley, 2 acres to M. J. Boyd, Crafford Stephens and J. B. Gunter, Trustees of Christian Chapel..
      Topo Quadrant: Cokesbury.
      Church owned: Yes. Denomination: Christian.
      Abandoned: Yes.
      Number of graves: 43.
      Cemetery size: 100' x 70'.
      White: Yes.
      Unrestricted access: Yes.
      Overgrown and easy to identify: Yes.
      Enclosed: No.
      Markers: Yes.
      Markers with inscriptions: Yes.
      Number of readable markers: 12.
      Last burial: 1903.
      First burial: 1875.
      Markers damaged: Yes.
      Hazards: Logging operations. Recent loggers left grove of pines around cemetery..
      Listed: Yes.
      Listed explanation: Kathy Brooks Jones, "Buffalo Creek Chronicles," Vol. I, 1984, p. 25; map on p. 175, #196.
      Significant events: The community believes this graveyard to be one of the first locations of Christian Chapel and graveyard of this church. (Harrington, p. 76).
      Miscellaneous information: On 9 March 1992, Will M. Heiser carefully read more data from the 12 grave markers and counted 31 unmarked field stones..
      Last canvassed by: Martha Harrington (Feb 1984) / Will M. Heiser. Date: 9 Mar 1992.


  1. Certain, Infant   (b. Unknown - d. Unknown)
      • Child of W. S. and S. C. Certain. "Infant of W.S. and S.C. Certain, Age 1 day old". Small diamond. Location row 1. column 4.
  2. Certan, S. C.   (b. 15 Jul 1834 - d. 19 Jul 1875)
      • Small slab. Location row 1. column 3.
  3. Cotten, Mary A.   (b. 3 May 1826 - d. 18 Jul 1903)
      • Wife of Richard Cotten?. Slab. Footstone: "M.A.C.". Location row 8. column 1.
  4. Cotten, Richard   (b. 8 Jul 1825 - d. 21 Mar 1899)
      • Husband of Mary A. Cotten?. Slab. Location row 8. column 2.
  5. Gimore, Pacie A.   (b. Unknown - d. Unknown)
      • Wife of O. E. 'Doc' Gimore. "Age A.Bat. 47 years" "Gone but [not] [for]gotten". Slab. Footstone: "P.A.G.". Martha Harrington says "wife of Doc Gimore". Row 4. column 1.
  6. Gimore, Thomas   (b. Unknown - d. Unknown)
      • "A. Sleep. at Home". Small diamond. Martha Harrington says "Inoma Gimore, age 8 yrs.". Row 5. column 1.
  7. Mann, Bety (Betty?)   (b. Unknown - d. Unknown)
      • "Did at 12 years old" [sic]. Small diamond. Martha Harrington says "Betty Mann". Row 1. column 7.
  8. Mann, Claudy   (b. Unknown - d. Unknown)
      • Age 8 years. Small diamond. Row 1. column 5.
  9. Mann, E. A.   (b. 26 Aug 1846 - d. 14 Apr 1882)
      • Small slab. Footstone: "E.A.M.". Row 1. column 1.
  10. Mann, Hinton   (b. Unknown - d. Unknown)
      • "Died at 14 years old". Slab. Martha Harrington says "Hinton Mann". Row 1. column 8.
  11. Mann, Nely (Ely?)   (b. Unknown - d. Unknown)
      • "Died 10 years old". Small diamond. Martha Harrington says "Ely Mann". Row 1. column 6.
  12. Mann, William   (b. 26 Aug 1846 - d. 14 Apr 1882)
      • Vertical slab. Row 1. column 2.


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