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038    HESSIAN CEMETERY

      Location - North side of Balsom Road, approximately 0.25 mile west of the intersection of Balsom Road and Transou Road in Pfafftown NC. The cemetery is on private property in the woods behind a home.

      Coordinates: 36d 10m 08.0s N; 80d 22m 02.6s W Click here for Google maps

      Surveyed by Phyllis Roberson Hoots, Jerri Brineger and others in 1987. Submitted by Peggy Taylor in February 2011. Photographs taken in 1987 were scanned and added April 2016.

      Hessians were German mercenaries hired by the British to fight during the Revolutionary war. This group became disillusioned and decided to settle in the area near these graves.


  1. E__nbat, Unknown   (b. - d. )
      • Row 1, no dates
  2. George, Andrew   (b. 25 Dec 1750 - d. 14 Feb 1841)
      • Row 1. Aged 91 Yrs 10 Mos 11 Days. Death in Stokes County (now Forsyth County). Married Mary "Betsy" George, she was born 1753 died Aug 19 1813 in Stokes County (now Forsyth County) Buried in Hessian Graveyard.
  3. George, James   (b. - d. )
      • Row 3. "His Child" (no dates)
  4. George, James Aldene   (b. 5 Aug 1795 - d. 17 Mar 1847)
      • Row 3. Aged 48 Yr 7 Mos 12 Days. The original stone states death as 1847; The new stone has 1844. Per Moravian Diaries the original stone is correct. James Aldene George, son of Andrew George, born Aug 5, 1795 in Stokes County (now Forsyth). He died March 1
  5. George, Johannas   (b. Unknown - d. 6 Jun 1854)
      • Row 2. Indecipherable
  6. George, John A.   (b. - d. )
      • Row 2. Spelled "Gorge" (no dates)
  7. George, Lorann   (b. - d. Jun 1845)
      • Row 2. Death date could be 1854. "Her Grave"
  8. George, Mary   (b. 1753 - d. 9 Aug 1813)
      • Row 1, Aged 60 Yrs. Wife of Andrew George.
  9. Henning, Elizabeth "Granny"   (b. Unknown - d. 20 Nov 1858)
      • Row 1. Lived and died in Stokes County (now Forsyth County)
  10. Henning, Johann Adam   (b. 1759 - d. 5 Jan 1824)
      • Row 1. Lived and died in Stokes County (now Forsyth County)
  11. Klyne, Jassey   (b. - d. 14 Dec 1809)
      • Row 1, Possibly James? "Departed This Life Decamber the 14, 1809 Aged 3 Yrs 8 Mos 3 Days"
  12. Malcom, Thomas   (b. - d. )
      • Row 1. no dates
  13. Stroop, Adam   (b. 1765 - d. 8 Jan 1814)
      • Row 1. Stone missing at later visit. Photo was made by surveyor. Birth year and death year are not clear.
  14. Stroop, Joel   (b. - d. )
      • Row 1.
  15. Unknown, Unknown   (b. - d. )
      • Row 1. Field stone
  16. Unknown, Unknown   (b. - d. )
      • Row 2. Field stone
  17. Unknown, Unknown   (b. - d. )
      • Row 2. Sunken spot with field stone
  18. Unknown, Unknown   (b. - d. )
      • Row 1. Field stone


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