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160    RAND FAMILY

      Location - 2208 Benson Hwy. (rte. 50), Garner, Wake Co., NC, on the property of Garner Church of God.

      Coordinates: 35d 39m 48.0s N; 78d 36m 30.0s W Click here for Google maps

      Surveyed by Shirley Olson on January 30, 2002. Cemetery is no longer in use.

      Directions: From Interstate 40: Exit on 401 S. and drive south about 3 miles to Tryon. Bear left on Hwy. 70 E and continue on 70 E about a mile to the traffic light at Timber Road. Turn right on Timber Road. Stay on Timber Road 5 or 6 miles until you reach the traffic light on Benson Hwy. (Rte. 50) and turn right. About 1-2 mile on the right you will pass New Bethel Church and cemetery and shortly after that there will be a second church on the right, Garner Church of God. The cemetery is not visible from the road.

      In a grove of trees on a gentle slope above the intersection of Benson Hwy. and Buffalo Rd., obscured from view by cedar trees that enclose it, is this little cemetery with just 15 graves. The tombstones are the thin, fragile ones that tell you they are very old, and the in-ground markers are also weathered, but the cemetery is immaculate and lovingly cared for.


  1. Moore, Molsey   (b. abt. 1801 - d. abt. 1831)
      • Wife of Henry Moore and daughter of Walter and Mary Rand
  2. Parker, Amanda Sophia   (b. 18 Mar 1838 - d. 9 Oct 1879)
      • Wife of Harry Parker, daughter of N. G. and Pherabee Rand
  3. Parker, Pherabee   (b. 23 Jul 1801 - d. 4 Dec 1843)
      • Wife of N.G. Rand, and daughter of Thomas and Pherabee Mial
  4. Rand, Elizabeth Hinton   (b. ?? 1813 - d. 24 Jun 1887)
      • age 74, Wife of Harrison Rand
  5. Rand, Harrison   (b. 1798 - d. 29 Jul 1861)
      • 63 yrs. 10 mo., son of Walter and Mary Rand
  6. Rand, John   (b. abt. 1750 - d. ????)
      • "Attorney-at-law, born in Isle of Wight Co., Va. He was assassinated during The Revolutionary War, leaving a widow and infant daughter who afterwards married The Hon. Thomas Kenan of Duplin Co., NC. Erected by nephew, Parker Rand"
  7. Rand, Mary   (b. 1764 - d. 1844)
      • Wife of Walter Rand, daughter o. Elias and Elizabeth Parker, born in Isle of Wight Co., Va., died in the 77th year of her age
  8. Rand, Mary Tomlinson   (b. 15 Jan 1892 - d. 21 Jun 1969)
  9. Rand, Nancy   (b. 9 Dec 1812 - d. 25 Nov 1884)
      • Wife of Nathaniel G. Rand
  10. Rand, Nancy   (b. ?? 1796 - d. 10 Oct 1873)
      • Wife of Parker Rand, daughter of Wm. K. and Charlotte Fort, "age 77, member of Methodist Church for nearly 50 years"
  11. Rand, Nat G.   (b. 8 Dec 1872 - d. 20 Jun 1965)
      • "Builder" son of Capt. O.R. Rand and Sarah Hart Rand
  12. Rand, Nathaniel G.   (b. 18 Jan 1796 - d. 2 May 1883)
  13. Rand, Parker   (b. 11 Aug 1793 - d. 19 Jan 1876)
  14. Rand, Parker   (b. 12 Apr 1893 - d. 18 Nov 1967)
  15. Rand, Walter   (b. ?? Apr 1761 - d. 12 Dec 1812)
      • "Youngest son of Wm. and Sophia Rand, born in Isle of Wight Co., Va. Served three years in The Revolutionary War, was honorably discharged".


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