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      Location - Off White Dirt Road near the Beulah community.

      Coordinates: 36d 26m 39.6s N; 80d 45m 55.1s W Click here for Google maps

      Directions: From the intersection of I-77 and highway 89, go on 89 west for 0.6 mile, turn left on Beulah road for 0.9 mile, turn right on White Dirt Road for 0.6 mile, stop and park on side of drive on right of White Dirt Road before crossing bridge over Fisher River. On the right side of the drive go up the steep hill - stay on the crest of the ridge for about 100 yards. The cemetery is on the crest of the ridge.

      View #2 of the cemetery. View #3 of the cemetery. View #4 point beside drive to start walking to cemetery.

      Surveyed and Photographed by Jack Luffman on April 15, 2010.
      Township or district:  Dobson 1
      Public or Private:  private
      GPS Accuracy (ft):  13
      Elevation above sea level (ft.):  1192
      Status of Cemetery:  Abandoned.

      Harley Hodges took Jack Luffman to the cemetery. Mr Hodges told that his father had said there were 26 people in the Hodges family buried there, among them Bartholomew Hodges, whose cabin still stands across the river from the graveyard. It is one of the older historic sites in the county.

      Burials survey by Bonnie Schermer in January 2012.

  1. Hodges, Akabury Thabuerry   (b. 27 Jul 1865 - d. 8 Nov 1868)
      • Son of Drury Bartholomew Hodges and Nancy Gentry Hodges
  2. Hodges, Benjamin Bartholomew   (b. 1752 - d. 1832)
      • Husband of Elizabeth Cockerham Hodges. Son of Welcom William Hodges b ~1725 VA d 1789+ Hawkins Co.,TN and Mary Hubbard Hodges b ~1734.
  3. Hodges, Drury Bartholomew   (b. 22 Aug 1794 - d. 19 Jan 1895)
      • Husband of 1) Mahalah Gillespie Hodges, m. 13 Jan 1817 in Surry Co, NC and 2) Nancy Gentry Hodges, m. 26 Jan 1863. Bald, blind at age 87, mind at 100 yrs "clear as the noon-day sun." Member, Fisher River Primitive Baptist Church. Used to visit absentee members and urge them to attend.
  4. Hodges, Elizabeth Cockerham   (b. 1765 - d. 1832)
      • Wife of Benjamin Bartholomew Hodges, m. after 1815.
  5. Hodges, James C.   (b. 21 Dec 1786 - d. 1862)
      • Husband of 1) Sarah Robertson Hodges, m. 24 Dec 1829 in Surry Co, NC and 2) Mary C. Scott Hodges.
  6. Hodges, John   (b. 25 Jul 1818 - d. 13 Dec 1892)
      • Son of Drury Bartholomew Hodges and Mahalah Gillespie - Husband of Melissa Gillespie Hodges. Deaf; Served Home Guard during Civil War.
  7. Hodges, Mahalah Gillespie   (b. 27 May 1799 - d. 6 Apr 1860)
      • Wife of Drury Bartholomew Hodges. Daughter of Elijah Gillespie and Mary Raybourn Gillespie.
  8. Hodges, Mary C. Scott   (b. 26 Dec 1792 - d. 26 May 1860)
      • 2nd Wife of James C. Hodges.
  9. Hodges, Melissa Gillespie   (b. 1823 - d. 3 Sep 1889)
      • Wife of John Hodges. Daughter of Elijah Gillespie, Jr. and Sarah Lafoon Gillespie.
  10. Hodges, Nancy Gentry   (b. 1835 - d. 11 Nov 1889)
      • 2nd Wife of Drury Bartholomew Hodges.
  11. Hodges, Sarah Robertson   (b. Unknown - d. Unknown)
      • 2nd Wife of James C. Hodges.
  12. Hodges, Tabitha   (b. 19 Jan 1835 - d. 10 Jan 1842)
      • Daughter of Drury Bartholomew Hodges and Mahalah Gillespie Hodges.
  13. Smith, Dinah Disa Hodges   (b. 14 Oct 1836 - d. 22 Mar 1884)
      • Wife of James M. Smith who is buried at Crooked Creek Prim. Bapt Ch, Carroll Co, VA - Daughter of Drury Bartholomew Hodges and Mahala Gillespie Hodges. Dinah is presumed to have been buried in this cemetery with her parents; she died in Surry County, and is not buried in Carroll Co.,VA with her Husband and his third Wife.

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