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560    UNKNOWN [K29.2]

      Location - Center Township. 250 feet south of Hanks Chapel Road; 250 feet east of Johnny Burke Road

      Coordinates: 35d 43m 01.0s N; 79d 08m 00.0s W Click here for Google maps

      Owner: Vivian Rover.
      Legal Description: Parcel #60743; DB 483/126 3 Apr 1977 Lillian E. (Eubanks) Farrell and Lucian Bland to Albert and Vivian Rover; JT/399 22 Nov 1947 Hugh W. Farrell to Raymond and Lillian Farrell.
      Topo Quadrant: Pittsboro.
      Privately owned: Yes. Explanation: Probably family
      Abandoned: Yes.
      Number of graves: 80+.
      Cemetery size: 75' x 50'.
      Other type: Yes. Probably white
      Restricted access: Yes. Private property
      Overgrown and not easy to identify: Yes.
      Enclosed: No.
      Markers: Yes.
      Markers with inscriptions: Yes.
      Number of readable markers: 8.
      Last burial: 1811?.
      First burial: 1811?.
      Unusual situation: Yes.
      Unusual situation: Crudely inscribed fieldstones with initials.
      Markers damaged: Yes.
      Other damage explanation: weather.
      Hazards: neglect.

      Significant events: This part of the county was settled very early. The style of inscriptions on stones suggest late 1700s or early 1800s burials. Rodney Rover remembered a stone with a 1700s date and a name, but we could not locate it. The inscribed stones we observed had initials only, some with illegible dates. Rodney's great grandfather referred to the cemetery as an Indian burial ground, suggesting it predated his ownership of the land by a considerable period of time..

      Miscellaneous information: Location reported by Rodney Rover, 542-2418, and confirmed by Raeford Bland, 545-0897; Jane Pyle visited with Rover's 10-year-old daughter Rebecca, on 27 Oct 2007. Jane Pyle, Bev Wiggins, Rodney Rover and Rebecca Rover revisited the site and inventoried the gravestones on 12 Jan 2008.

      Last canvassed by: J Pyle, B Wiggins, Rebecca Rover. Date: 12 Jan 2008.

  1. B, J   (b. Unknown - d. Unknown)
      • crudely inscribed fieldstone.
  2. B, J   (b. Unknown - d. Unknown)
      • crudely inscribed fieldstone; next to AR.
  3. P, F   (b. Unknown - d. Unknown)
      • dates not legible, upside down triangle design (possibly hourglass with bottom part below ground?). crudely inscribed fieldstone; early double-walled inscription style.
  4. P, N   (b. Unknown - d. Unknown)
      • possible date 1811?. crudely inscribed fieldstone; letters touch--old style.
  5. R, A   (b. Unknown - d. Unknown)
      • also says ???ATAM. crudely inscribed fieldstone; next to JB.
  6. R, C   (b. Unknown - d. Unknown)
      • crudely inscribed fieldstone.
  7. R, C?   (b. Unknown - d. Unknown)
      • crudely inscribed fieldstone.
  8. R, T   (b. Unknown - d. Unknown)
      • crudely inscribed fieldstone.

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