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181    PUREFOY FAMILY CEMETERY (CA. 1837)

      Location - In the Southern Village development south of Chapel Hill on Arlen Park Drive in 'Arlen Park,' an approximate one acre preserved natural area at the top of a knoll in the development. Readily accessable. [1996 update]

      Coordinates: 35d 53m 05.0s N; 79d 03m 55.0s W Click here for Google maps

      Survey - This cemetery was surveyed on March 10, 1974 By B. B. Doak. Milton Forsyth visited the site in 1996.

      Graves, Marked - There were 11 marked graves.

      Graves, Unmarked - There were 14 rough or broken stones and 3 depressions.

      Current Status - Condition is fair. Several large trees and quite a few young trees cover the area along with periwinkle. Report has it that the plot was originally surrounded by a stone wall several feet high, but except for the east wall and a part of the north wall, most of the stones have disappeared [1974].

      Photo by Milton Forsyth.


  1. Merritt, Wm H (Rev)   (b. 18 Feb 1779 - d. 3 Jul 1850)
      • Aged 71 Yrs., 4 Mo., 14 Ds. Photo by Milton Forsyth.
  2. Murrell, Willie   (b. - d. 22 Oct 1865)
      • Aged 3 Yrs., 2 Mos., 9 Ds. Photo by Milton Forsyth.
  3. Purefoy, Alice   (b. 28 Dec 1853 - d. 30 Mar 1888)
      • Daughter of George W. and Lucy Purefoy. Footstone: A.P. Photo by Milton Forsyth.
  4. Purefoy, G W (D.D.)   (b. 29 Jan 1809 - d. 17 Apr 1880)
      • Photo by Milton Forsyth
  5. Purefoy, John H   (b. 1 Feb 1840 - d. 13 Jul 1890)
      • Footstone: J.H.P. Photo by Milton Forsyth.
  6. Purefoy, Leila (Little)   (b. 12 Dec 1882 - d. 27 Jun 1883)
      • Daughter of G W and L W Purefoy
  7. Purefoy, Lucy C   (b. 7 Apr 1815 - d. 8 Jul 1893)
      • (Wife of G W Purefoy)
  8. Purefoy, Mary   (b. - d. 16 Aug 1838)
      • B. 14 --- 1837 (?) (month and Year of Birth And Year of Death Are Questionable) (stone Badly Broken)
  9. Purefoy, William H   (b. 4 Nov 1835 - d. 14 Mar 1837)
  10. Wilson, Emily Purefoy   (b. 17 Dec 1845 - d. 12 Apr 1941)
      • Wife of E P Wilson Footstone: E.P.W.
  11. Wilson, Eugene H   (b. 22 May 1837 - d. 5 Dec 1905)
      • Footstone: E. H. W.

        Notes from Beatrice B. Doak: 'Emily's stone does say Wife of E.P. Wilson; Eugene's stone does say Eugene H. Wilson. I checked this discrepancy at the time; yet they must obviously be husband and wife. Alice and Little Leila cannot be sisters.'

        Photo by Milton Forsyth.


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