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      Location - Oakland Township. Near Rocky River, near intersection of River Forks Road and N. Rocky River Road

      Coordinates: 35d 37m 00.0s N; 79d 11m 00.0s W Click here for Google maps

      Photo of the cemetery in Feb 2016 before cleanup. Photo of the cemetery in Mar 2017 after cleanup. Photos by Luan Harmeson.

      Owner: 130 of Chatham, LLC. Previously Rheba Keefer.
      Legal Description: Parcel 18355; DB 1703/1092, 2013; 612/367, plat 2003/420. Plat does not show cemetery.
      Topo Quadrant: Colon Code R.
      Family owned: Yes.
      Abandoned: Yes.
      Number of graves: 3.
      Cemetery size: 15' x 30'.
      White: Yes.
      Restricted access: Yes. Private property
      Condition: Well maintained and preserved.
      Enclosed: Yes. Cedar fence added in Feb 2016.
      Enclosed condition: Good.
      Markers: Yes.
      Markers with inscriptions: Yes.
      Number of readable markers: 1.
      Last burial: 1855.
      First burial: 1855.
      Unusual situation: Yes.
      Unusual situation: Large sandstone tablet, beautifully carved, "N"s are backward.
      Markers damaged: Yes.
      Other damage explanation: Marker broken at base.
      Hazards: Neglect.

      Miscellaneous information: Sparse periwinkle. Three sunken spots in a raw -- definitely graves. There are possibly other graves. Ground has been disturbed. Area timbered 10-15 years ago, probably before that as well..
      Last canvassed by: J&B Wiggins, Kathleen Hundley. Date: February 8, 2009.

      On 8 Feb 2009, Bev and Jim Wiggins were shown to the site by Kathleen Hundley. Only one inscribed gravestone marker was found, with clear indications of at least 2 other burial sites, and possibly others. Ground has been disturbed by timbering. The single inscribed stone is a large sandstone tablet, broken off near the base. Lettering is well-done and well preserved. "N"s are printed backward. "Born" is spelled "aborned."

      Will book B/8 contains the 1818 will of William Pattishall (spelled "Pattisawl"), indicating landholdings of several hundred acres and several slaves. The will lists wife Mary; sons John, Benjamin, William, Pleasant (to whom William Sr. leaves his doctor books), and Alexander; and daughters Rebecca Lasater and Polly Pattishall. Executors are John Pattishall and Thomas Clegg.

      The overgrown and difficult-to-locate site was cleaned up in February 2016 by Jim and Luan Harmeson, Jack and Charlee Moore, who added a cedar fence to protect the site.

  1. Pattishall, William, Sr.   (b. 4 Aug 1787 - d. 22 Apr 1855)
      • [husband of Mary Pattishall] [info from will B/8-not on stone]. other. "Sacred to the memory of". lettering in good condition, stone broken at base. Aged 67 years 8 mo 18 days. large sandstone tablet, broken at base; lettering is lovely, "N"s are backward. "aborned". Another view. - Footstone.

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