Cemeteries and Headstones in Rowan County, North Carolina, USA


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Bruner Monument, view 1
Bruner Monument, view 1
marker for J. J. Bruner & wife Mary Ann Kincaid 
Located    John Joseph Bruner (d. 23 Mar 1890)
Mary Ann Kincaid (d. 09 Jul 1893)
 
Bruner Monument, view 2
Bruner Monument, view 2
marker for J. J. Bruner & his wife Mary Ann Kincaid 
Located    John Joseph Bruner (d. 23 Mar 1890)
Mary Ann Kincaid (d. 09 Jul 1893)
 
Edith Harris, wife of Henry Bruner, died 1831
Edith Harris, wife of Henry Bruner, died 1831
 
Located    Edith Harris (d. 10 Jun 1831)
 
Esther B. Bruner, daughter of J. J. & M. A. Bruner
Esther B. Bruner, daughter of J. J. & M. A. Bruner
 
Located    Esther B. Bruner (d. 14 Oct 1871)
 
Frances Ann Bruner, daughter of J. J. & Mary A. Bruner
Frances Ann Bruner, daughter of J. J. & Mary A. Bruner
 
Located    Frances Ann Bruner (d. 14 Jun 1852)
 
Henry Bruner, died 1819
Henry Bruner, died 1819
 
Located    Henry Bruner (d. 11 Sep 1819)
 
marker for Heinrich Bruner & wife Cathrine
marker for Heinrich Bruner & wife Cathrine
 
Located    Ann Catherine
Heinrich Bruner (d. 1769)
 
Marker for Henry Bruner & Edith Harris, his wife
Marker for Henry Bruner & Edith Harris, his wife
 
Located    Henry Bruner (d. 11 Sep 1819)
Edith Harris (d. 10 Jun 1831)
 
marker for James Mortimer Bruner
marker for James Mortimer Bruner
 
Located    James Mortimer Bruner (d. 01 Dec 1878)
 
marker for Jane S. Bruner
marker for Jane S. Bruner
 
Located    Jane S. Bruner (d. 06 Jul 1865)
 
marker for John Joseph Bruner (son of J. J.)
marker for John Joseph Bruner (son of J. J.)
 
Located    John Joseph Bruner (d. 19 Jul 1854)
 
marker information for John Joseph 'J J' Bruner
marker information for John Joseph "J J" Bruner
 
Located    John Joseph Bruner (d. 23 Mar 1890)
 
marker information for Mary Ann Kincaid, wife of John Joseph 'J J' Bruner
marker information for Mary Ann Kincaid, wife of John Joseph "J J" Bruner
 
Located    Mary Ann Kincaid (d. 09 Jul 1893)
 


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Clarisa H. Brandon, wife of Thomas Kincaid
Clarisa H. Brandon, wife of Thomas Kincaid
CLARISA H. wife of THOMAS KINCAID died Aug 31, 1853 Ag'd about 60 yrs. 
Located    Clarissa Harlowe Brandon (d. 31 Aug 1853)
 
Matthew Troy, infant son of Matthew & Ann Troy
Matthew Troy, infant son of Matthew & Ann Troy
Here Lies the Remains of ~ Matthew Troy Son of Matthew & Ann Troy Born 14th of Feby: 1773, & Died 7th April Fol. [following] This headstone revealed a birth and death previously unknown. Matthew's only known wife is Jean/Jane Potts. I have been unable to find a record of a previous wife, but perhaps there was one -- or else Jean/Jane was also known as Ann. She would have been 14 at the time of this death -- not impossible, but it is sufficient reason to look for an earlier wife/marriage. 
Located    Matthew Troy (d. 07 Apr 1773)
 
Thomas Kincaid's gravemarker at Thyatira Presbyterian Church Cemetery
Thomas Kincaid's gravemarker at Thyatira Presbyterian Church Cemetery
stone is eroded, but it seems to read: THOMAS KINCAID who died June 23d. 1856 aged 53 Years, 2. Months 
Located    Thomas Kincaid (d. 23 Jun 1856)
 
Thyatira Presbyterian Church Cemetery right gate marker
Thyatira Presbyterian Church Cemetery right gate marker
Thyatira Cemetery This gate was made by Walter W. Erwin by hand in his shop in Mill Bridge as a labor of love 1978 This stone placed by The Thyatira Memorial Association 1978 
Located    Thyatira Presbyterian Church, Rowan County, North Carolina
 
Thyatira Presbyterian Church Cemetery, old section, east side
Thyatira Presbyterian Church Cemetery, old section, east side
 
Located    Thyatira Presbyterian Church, Rowan County, North Carolina
 
Thyatira Presbyterian Church Cemetery, old section, west side
Thyatira Presbyterian Church Cemetery, old section, west side
 
Located    Thyatira Presbyterian Church, Rowan County, North Carolina
 
Thyatira Presbyterian Church history marker located in the cemetery's older section
Thyatira Presbyterian Church history marker located in the cemetery's older section
Four houses of worship have served the Thyatira congregation. The first, called "Lower Meeting House," was constructed of logs approximately 100 yards west of this site around 1749. The name was changed to "Cathey's Meeting House" around 1755. The second, a log building, was built at the same site sometime later in the 1700s. The third, a frame structure, was erected on the site of this marker during the pastorate of Dr. Samuel Eusebius McCorkle, 1777-1805. The present sanctuary was built in 1860. 
Located    Thyatira Presbyterian Church, Rowan County, North Carolina
 
Thyatira Presbyterian Church marker
Thyatira Presbyterian Church marker
Thyatira Presbyterian Church Ye Lower Meeting House and Burial Ground 1749 Cathey's Meeting House 1753 received deed for 12 acres from John Linn name changed to Thyatira 1764 a frame church building built ca. 1770 in lower part of cemetery present building built 1860 Thyatira Mem. Assoc. 
Located    Thyatira Presbyterian Church, Rowan County, North Carolina
 
Thyatira Presbyterian Church marker with names of ministers during the third building's existence
Thyatira Presbyterian Church marker with names of ministers during the third building's existence
Ministers Who Preached at the Third Church Dr. S. E. McCorkle 1777-1805 Rev. John Brown 1807-1809 Rev. John Carrigan 1814-1822 Rev. James Stafford 1822-1830 Rev. Elijah Morrison 1831-1832 Rev. Thomas Espy 1832-1833 Rev. P. J. Sparrow 1833-1834 Rev. James D. Hall 1835-1846 Rev. Stephen Frontis 1846-1851 Rev. Robert Agnew 1852-1854 Rev. S. C. Alexander 1854-1858 
Located    Thyatira Presbyterian Church, Rowan County, North Carolina
 
Thyatira Presbyterian Church sign
Thyatira Presbyterian Church sign
 
Located    Thyatira Presbyterian Church, Rowan County, North Carolina
 
Thyatira Presbyterian Church, four pirate graves in the old cemetery
Thyatira Presbyterian Church, four pirate graves in the old cemetery
These four stones, three of which bear skulls and crossbones, and the fourth bearing only crossbones, are a source of great interest to the children in the church. "According to legend, the pirates were executed, and court allowed their burial only if their stones carried the pirate symbol, and bore no names." http://files.usgwarchives.net/nc/rowan/cemeteries/thyat2.txt Due to the distance from the coast, some have speculated that these men may have been highwaymen instead. Some have said that the men were former pirates who moved to the area, and that they were found out, and hung for their past crimes. Also, some say that the elders of the church were the ones forbidding the names on the stones. It would be interesting to find the court records for this case, if this is the truth. Yet others have said that the images actually indicate deaths from an epidemic disease. Without the dates for the deaths, it is difficult to verify the information. 
Located    Thyatira Presbyterian Church, Rowan County, North Carolina
 

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