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557    DUNCAN - BRIDGES [B85.1]

      Location - Matthews Township. 1500 feet south of 2437 Jessie Bridges Road, in pasture 250 feet east of Smith Hudson Road

      Coordinates: 35d 45m 55.0s N; 79d 25m 35.0s W Click here for Google maps

      Owner: Sylvia Bridges Coltrane.
      Legal Description: Parcel 14202, Chatham GIS.
      Topo Quadrant: Crutchfield Crossroads.
      Family owned: Yes.
      Maintained and in use: Yes.
      Number of graves: 30.
      Cemetery size: 30' x 30'.
      White: Yes.
      Restricted access: Yes. Private Property
      Well maintained: Yes.
      Enclosed: Yes.
      Enclosed explanation: Fairly new 3-strand barbed wire, w/ opening on south side.
      Enclosed conditions: Good.
      Markers: Yes.
      Markers with inscriptions: Yes.
      Number of readable markers: 13.
      Last burial: 1915.
      First burial: 1813.
      Other damage explanation: Age, possibly animals.

      Significant events: Two Civil War veterans are buried here: David Duncan and J.J. White.

      Miscellaneous information: Cemetery is set off in pasture by barbed wire, w/ cedar trees on margins. Zack says when he first saw it (about 20 years ago when he was 12 years old and exploring the neighborhood) it was in woods, overgrown and untended. Ronnie Lambert helped clear cemetery and put up fence w/ Col. Lane Society members.
      Last canvassed by: Jane Pyle and Zack May. Date: 9 Mar 2007.


  1. Bridges, Cornelia Adeline   (b. 1818 - d. 1893)
      • shares stone with Sarah and William Bridges (mother and father); Martha Emily. excellent. New granite memorial with two fieldstone-marked places on either side. Location row 1. column 5.
  2. Bridges, Martha Emily   (b. 1825 - d. 1915)
      • shares stone with Sarah and William (mother and father); Cornelia Adeline. excellent. New granite memorial with two fieldstone-marked places on either side. Location row 1. column 5.
  3. Bridges, Sarah Justice   (b. 1796 - d. 1863)
      • Mother; shares stone with William Henry, Cornelia Adeline, Martha Emily. excellent. New granite memorial with two fieldstone-marked places on either side. Location row 1. column 5.
  4. Bridges, Senura S. White   (b. 25 Oct 1827 - d. 7 Jul 1904)
      • Married 1st J. J. White, 2nd J. M. Bridges. good. age 78 Y 8 M 4 D. footstone S.S.B.. Location row 1. column 2.
  5. Bridges, William Henry   (b. 1793 - d. 1846)
      • Father: shares stone with Sarah (mother), Cornelia Adeline, Martha Emily. excellent. New granite memorial with two fieldstone-marked places on either side. Location row 1. column 5.
  6. Duncan, Annie A.   (b. 4 Aug 1798 - d. 29 Aug 1813)
      • fair. 15 Y and 25 Ds. date of birth calculated; footstone. Location row 3. column 2.
  7. Duncan, Augustus Eugene   (b. 20 Sep 1879 - d. 2 Mar 1881)
      • Son of D.& J. Duncan. fair. aged 2 Y 6 M 10D. Location row 4. column 1.
  8. Duncan, David   (b. 7 Apr 1832 - d. 20 Mar 1891)
      • Husband of Jane E. Duncan. May he rest in peace. fair. aged 58 Y 11 M 13 D. footstone with initials D. S. D.; relationship from Jane's stone. Location row 4. column 2.
  9. Duncan, E. G.   (b. 6 Jan 1799 - d. 20 Apr 1863)
      • fair. footstone E.G.D.. Location row 3. column 1.
  10. Duncan, Elizabeth   (b. c.1896 - d. 1896)
      • fair. infant; aged 3 Ms. Location row 3. column 3.
  11. Duncan, Elizabeth F.   (b. 8 May 1834 - d. 20 Mar 1835)
      • fair. aged 10 Ms 12 Ds. calculated birth date. Location row 3. column 4.
  12. Duncan, Jane E.   (b. 25 Nov 1836 - d. 26 Mar 1913)
      • Wife of David S. Duncan. Remember friends as you today/ I was one day was born / to day you will be some day [sic]. good. footstone J.E.D.. Location row 4. column 3.
  13. White, Joseph J.   (b. 18 Jan 1837 - d. 15 Jan 1862)
      • First husband of Senura S. White Bridges. good. age 25 Ys & 2 Ds; He served in Co. G, 26th N.C. Regiment. footstone J.J.W.. Row 1. column 1.


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