Cemeteries and Headstones in North Carolina, USA


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Cane Creek Meeting
Cane Creek Meeting
new cemetery is to the left, and the old cemetery is to the right 
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Cane Creek Meeting Cemetery, View 1
Cane Creek Meeting Cemetery, View 1
 
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Cane Creek Meeting Cemetery, View 2
Cane Creek Meeting Cemetery, View 2
 
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Cane Creek Meeting Cemetery, View 3
Cane Creek Meeting Cemetery, View 3
 
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Cane Creek Meeting historic marker
Cane Creek Meeting historic marker
 
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John Long, 1761 - 1836
John Long, 1761 - 1836
"In Memory of JOHN LONG, who died on the 17th of the 4th month 1836 aged 75 years -- He was born in Penn. and emigrated to Orange Co. N.C. in 1785" 
Located    John Long (d. 17th day, 4th month, 1836)
 
Long family headstones at Cane Creek Meeting
Long family headstones at Cane Creek Meeting
showing location of the row of three markers 
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Mary Clark, first wife of John Long
Mary Clark, first wife of John Long
"In Memory of MARY, the first wife of JOHN LONG, born in Penn. on the 30th of the 12th month 1753 and died the 15th of the 10th month 1815" 
Located    Mary Clark (d. 15th day, 10th month, 1815)
 
Mary Wilson, second wife of John Long
Mary Wilson, second wife of John Long
"In Memory of MARY W. the second wife of JOHN LONG, born on the 13th of the 1st month 1777 and died in 1844" 
Located    Mary Wilson (d. 9th month, 1844)
 




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Carver's Creek Cemetery, old fieldstone gravemarker
Carver's Creek Cemetery, old fieldstone gravemarker
This stone is considered to be typical of the style of gravemarkers that were used by Quakers during the 1700's. 
Located    Carver's Creek UMC & Friends Meeting Cemetery, Bladen County, North Carolina
 
Carver's Creek United Methodist Church, Bladen County, NC
Carver's Creek United Methodist Church, Bladen County, NC
current church built just behind the site of the old log Quaker meeting house 
Located    Carver's Creek UMC & Friends Meeting Cemetery, Bladen County, North Carolina
Charles Benbow (d. 25 Jan 1774 - April 1775)
 
Carver's Creek United Methodist Church, Bladen County, NC, cemetery
Carver's Creek United Methodist Church, Bladen County, NC, cemetery
picture shows an old Quaker fieldstone gravemarker in the foreground 
Located    Carver's Creek UMC & Friends Meeting Cemetery, Bladen County, North Carolina
Charles Benbow (d. 25 Jan 1774 - April 1775)
 
Carver's Creek United Methodist Church, Bladen County, NC, church and cemetery
Carver's Creek United Methodist Church, Bladen County, NC, church and cemetery
 
Located    Carver's Creek UMC & Friends Meeting Cemetery, Bladen County, North Carolina
Charles Benbow (d. 25 Jan 1774 - April 1775)
 


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Core Sound Meeting Burial Ground
Core Sound Meeting Burial Ground
old burial ground with just a few plain markers, possibly Quaker burial ground 
Located    Core Sound Meeting House, Carteret County, North Carolina
 




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Plaque with history of Boone Family in Davie County
Plaque with history of Boone Family in Davie County
 
Located    Squire Boone (d. 02 Jan 1765)
Sarah Morgan (d. 1777)
 
Sarah Morgan, wife of Squire Boone, headstone
Sarah Morgan, wife of Squire Boone, headstone
 
Located    Sarah Morgan (d. 1777)
 
Squire and Sarah Morgan Boone's marker at Joppa Cemetery
Squire and Sarah Morgan Boone's marker at Joppa Cemetery
"Squire Boone departed this life they sixty-ninth year of his age in thay year of our Lord 1765 Geneiary tha 2 ... Sah + Boone departed this life 1777 aged 77 years" 
Located    Squire Boone (d. 02 Jan 1765)
Sarah Morgan (d. 1777)
 
Squire Boone's headstone encased in marker
Squire Boone's headstone encased in marker
 
Located    Squire Boone (d. 02 Jan 1765)
 


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Ansalem Linch Moore's gravemarker
Ansalem Linch Moore's gravemarker
Ai Cemetery, Oak Ridge, Guilford County, NC has initials A. L. and date 1884 
Located    Ansalem Linch Moore (d. 03 Jun 1884)
 






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Ava Lena Wilson, first wife of James Alexander Dick
Ava Lena Wilson, first wife of James Alexander Dick
 
Located    Ava Lena Wilson (d. 28 Apr 1937)
 
Bethel Presbyterian Church back and old graves
Bethel Presbyterian Church back and old graves
 
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Bethel Presbyterian Church Cemetery, McLeansville, Guilford County, North Carolina
Bethel Presbyterian Church Cemetery, McLeansville, Guilford County, North Carolina
 
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Bethel Presbyterian Church, Guilford County, North Carolina
Bethel Presbyterian Church, Guilford County, North Carolina
 
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Bethel Presbyterian Church, old Dick family graves relocated during highway construction
Bethel Presbyterian Church, old Dick family graves relocated during highway construction
see Guilford County Genealogical Society journal, Fall 1988, Vol. 16, No. 1 (issue #43) 
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Isabella McClintock, wife of James Dick, Esq.
Isabella McClintock, wife of James Dick, Esq.
headstone originally from Dick Family Cemetery: "Here Lies The body Of ISABELL DICK who departed 13 of [illegible] Age 50 years" 
Located    Isabella McClintock (d. 13 Jul 1818)
 
James Dick, Esq. (circa 1760 - 1826)
James Dick, Esq. (circa 1760 - 1826)
headstone originally from Dick Family Cemetery: "Sacred _____ James Dick who departed this life May 17 in the year of Our Lord 1826 Aged 66 years" 
Located    James Dick, Esq. (d. 17 May 1826)
 
James Hall Dick, son of Thomas Heath Dick
James Hall Dick, son of Thomas Heath Dick
to left of west drive going into cemetery (closest to the church); small markers near larger horizontal marker for Mays 
Located    James Hall Dick (d. 12 Aug 1870 - 22 Sep 1874)
 
James T. Dick (1797-1825)
James T. Dick (1797-1825)
headstone originally from Dick Family Cemetery: "Here lies remains of James Dick who departed this life Oct 7 1825 aged 28 yrs" 
Located    James T. Dick (d. 07 Oct 1825)
 
Mabel Leone Fries, wife of Rev. F. Marion Dick
Mabel Leone Fries, wife of Rev. F. Marion Dick
 
Located    Mabel Leone Fries (d. 28 Oct 1986)
 
Nancey (or Nancy) Jane Paisley, wife of James Hall Dick
Nancey (or Nancy) Jane Paisley, wife of James Hall Dick
 
Located    Nancy Jane Paisley (d. 15 May 1890)
 
Rebecca Dick (circa 1802 - 1824)
Rebecca Dick (circa 1802 - 1824)
headstone originally from Dick Family Cemetery: "Here Lies the Body of Rebecca Dick Who Departed This Life Oct 16 1824 aged 22 years" 
Located    Rebecca Dick (d. 16 Oct 1824)
 
Rev. Frederick Marion Dick gravemarker
Rev. Frederick Marion Dick gravemarker
 
Located    Frederick Marion Dick (d. 10 Jul 1997)
 
Robert H. Dick
Robert H. Dick
headstone originally from Dick Family Cemetery: "Robert H. Dick" [nothing else is legible] 
Located    Robert H. Dick
 


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Buffalo Presbyterian Church
Buffalo Presbyterian Church
 
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Buffalo Presbyterian Church Cemetery old graves
Buffalo Presbyterian Church Cemetery old graves
 
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Buffalo Presbyterian Church Cemetery old graves, view #2
Buffalo Presbyterian Church Cemetery old graves, view #2
 
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Buffalo Presbyterian Church Cemetery wall and gates
Buffalo Presbyterian Church Cemetery wall and gates
 
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Buffalo Presbyterian Church front door
Buffalo Presbyterian Church front door
 
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William & Rebecca Dick's grave marker at Buffalo Presbyterian Church, Greensboro, Guilford County, NC
William & Rebecca Dick's grave marker at Buffalo Presbyterian Church, Greensboro, Guilford County, NC
rose marble marker with text: "Here Lays the Remains of William and Rebecca Dick" 
Located    Rebecca (d. After 1810)
William Dick, Esq. (d. 15 Oct 1810)
 


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Camm Moore's headstone at Dover Friends Meeting Cemetery
Camm Moore's headstone at Dover Friends Meeting Cemetery
 
Located    Camm Moore (d. 3rd day, 6th month, 1845)
 
Sophia Benbow, wife of Camm Moore -- headstone at Dover Friends Meeting Cemetery
Sophia Benbow, wife of Camm Moore -- headstone at Dover Friends Meeting Cemetery
 
Located    Sophia Benbow (d. 16th day, 7th month, 1821)
 


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Anna W. Dick, marker
Anna W. Dick, marker
Birth year may well have been 1832 instead of 1833. 
Located    Anna W. Dick (d. 03 Jun 1905)
 


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Green Hill Cemetery map
Green Hill Cemetery map
 
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headstone picture needed
headstone picture needed
 
Not yet located    Elizabeth Dick (d. 12 Apr 1845)
Andrew Lindsay (d. 02 Nov 1844)
 




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Annie Bethery Benbow (1887 - 1983)
Annie Bethery Benbow (1887 - 1983)
 
Located    Annie Bethery Benbow (d. 28 Mar 1983)
 
Benbow Family Large Marker, Section 1-2
Benbow Family Large Marker, Section 1-2
 
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Benbow Family Large Marker, Section 2L
Benbow Family Large Marker, Section 2L
other large Benbow marker is beyond and to the left 
Located     
Carl Allen Benbow (1880 - 1957)
Carl Allen Benbow (1880 - 1957)
 
Located    Carl Allen Benbow (d. 09 Jul 1957)
 
Charles Tristram Benbow (1882 - 1940)
Charles Tristram Benbow (1882 - 1940)
 
Located    Charles Tristram Benbow (d. 14 Jul 1940)
 
Clemm Thomas Benbow (1897 - 1916)
Clemm Thomas Benbow (1897 - 1916)
 
Located    Clemm Thomas Benbow (d. 14 May 1916)
 
Josephine Q. Benbow (1857 - 1925), wife of Rev. William Carr Blair
Josephine Q. Benbow (1857 - 1925), wife of Rev. William Carr Blair
 
Located    Josephine Q. Benbow (d. 25 Nov 1925)
 
Lydia Ann Moore (1852 - 1928)
Lydia Ann Moore (1852 - 1928)
 
Located    Lydia Ann Moore (d. 14 Nov 1928)
 
Meeting House Site Marker, 1757 - 1872
Meeting House Site Marker, 1757 - 1872
behind the present meeting house and to the left in the cemetery 
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Meeting House site view from an angle
Meeting House site view from an angle
 
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New Garden Friends Meeting grounds, past and present, by Hiram Hilty
New Garden Friends Meeting grounds, past and present, by Hiram Hilty
a diagram showing the past and present boundaries of New Garden Meeting, including buildings, roads, and other points of interest 
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Priscilla Jane Benbow (1840 - 1922), wife of Henry C. Hackney
Priscilla Jane Benbow (1840 - 1922), wife of Henry C. Hackney
 
Located    Priscilla Jane Benbow (d. 27 Nov 1922)
 
Sarah Elizabeth 'Sallie' Benbow (1856 - 1926)
Sarah Elizabeth "Sallie" Benbow (1856 - 1926)
 
Located    Sarah Elizabeth "Sallie" Benbow (d. 06 Apr 1926)
 
Thelma Gertrude Ritter (1905 - 1989), wife of Charles Tristram Benbow, Sr.
Thelma Gertrude Ritter (1905 - 1989), wife of Charles Tristram Benbow, Sr.
 
Located    Thelma Gertrude Ritter (d. 01 Sep 1989)
 
Walter Eugene Benbow (1886 - 1972)
Walter Eugene Benbow (1886 - 1972)
stone lies near large Benbow marker in section 1-2, and among some Osborn graves 
Located    Walter Eugene Benbow (d. 30 Aug 1972)
 
Walter J. Benbow (1849 - 1920)
Walter J. Benbow (1849 - 1920)
 
Located    Walter J. Benbow (d. 26 Jul 1920)
 


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Bettie Nora Campbell, wife of Grover Cleveland Jacks
Bettie Nora Campbell, wife of Grover Cleveland Jacks
 
Located    Bettie Nora Campbell (d. 14 Dec 1957)
 
Dr. Frederick William Dick, 1919-1972
Dr. Frederick William Dick, 1919-1972
manufacturer made a mistake on month of death (actually July), which was repaired, and needs replacement instead 
Located    Oakwood Cemetery, Statesville, Iredell County, North Carolina
Frederick William Dick (d. 16 Jul 1972)
 
Grover Cleveland Jacks
Grover Cleveland Jacks
 
Located    Grover Cleveland Jacks (d. 26 Jan 1966)
 
Joseph Edward Marlowe
Joseph Edward Marlowe
 
Located    Joseph Edward Marlowe (d. 27 Oct 1952)
 
Lodema Souther, wife of Joseph Edward Marlowe
Lodema Souther, wife of Joseph Edward Marlowe
 
Located    Lodema Souther (d. 11 May 1948)
 


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William Lester Houston and wife Bessie Lee Bowman
William Lester Houston and wife Bessie Lee Bowman
 
Located    Bessie Lee Bowman (d. 02 Jul 1968)
William Lester Houston (d. 24 Jan 1937)
 


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Harriet Harrington (the younger) marker
Harriet Harrington (the younger) marker
The Body of Harriet Harrington Fifth Child and Third Daughter of Henry William & Rose Anna Harrington Who departed this life the 2nd of October 1791 aged 3 years, 8 months & 9 days Grim Tryant Death, Oh how couldest thou Destroy their parents Hope and Their Loved Kindred's Joy. (a slate stone shaped and etched with an angel carved across the top)  
Located    Harriet Harrington (d. 02 Oct 1791)
 
Harriet Harrington marker
Harriet Harrington marker
Here lies the remains of Harriet Harrington Second child and Daughter of Henry William & Rose Anna Harrington. This little Innocent in Fleeing with her Fond Mother from the British Tyrants being Exposed to the inclemency of a fickle Season fell a Sacriface to the Cruelties of a vindictive Foe and Departed this life the 16th of September 1780. Aged 10 Months & 18 Days.  
Located    Harriet Harrington (d. 16 Sep 1780)
 
Henry William Harrington marker
Henry William Harrington marker
SACRED/ To the Memory of/ General Henry W. Harrington/ A native of the City of London and a /Distinguished officer in the American Army./ Who departed this life/ On the 21st of March 1809./ In the 62nd year of his age./ The whole circle of his acquaintance/ And especially his Compatriots in Arms/ Will drop the tear of Sympathy/ Over the grave of Departed Merit/ And Exclaim/ Here lies one/ Who united in himself/ The bold achievements/ Of the Statesman and Patriot/ With the mild virtues of Social Life/ The Kind Neighbor/ The Tender Husband And / The Fond Parent.  
Located    Henry William Harrington (d. 21 Mar 1809)
 
Henry William Harrington, 1st son, marker
Henry William Harrington, 1st son, marker
In Memory of Henry William Harrington Son of Henry Wm. and Rosa Anna Harrington. He Departed this life on the 23rd of March 1792 Aged 10 years and 9 Days (Stone carved by T. Walker)  
Located    Henry William Harrington (d. 23 Mar 1792)
 
Henry William Harrington, 2nd son, marker
Henry William Harrington, 2nd son, marker
Henry William Harrington Born July 5, 1793 Died March 2, 1868 
Located    Henry William Harrington (d. 02 Mar 1868)
 
Michael Harrington marker
Michael Harrington marker
In Memory of Michael Harrington Son of Henry Wm. and Rosanna Harrington. He Departed this life on the 13th of January 1794 Aged 3 years one month and 8 days. (Stone carved by T. Walker)  
Located    Michael Harrington (d. 13 Jan 1794)
 
Mrs. Rosanna Harrington marker
Mrs. Rosanna Harrington marker
Mrs. Rosanna Harrington was born Dec. 2, 1754 on the Eastern Shore of Maryland and Died a Commu____?___ of the Episcopal Church Oct. 13, 1828 in ___?___ She was for 33 years the loved consort of Gen. H.W. Harrington ...  
Located    Rosanna Auld (d. 13 Oct 1838)
 


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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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