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ROCK HILL AME ZION CHURCH CEMETERY

2723 Lawyers Road West, Indian Trail, NC

Vance Township, Union County, North Carolina

Partial reading done January 2009 by Patricia Poland

 

Notes: This is an African-American Church. Tradition among the members holds

that Daniel Wentz was probably the first to be buried in the cemetery. 

Some information about it comes from two newspaper articles:

 

"In 1899 Dr. Austin bought 93 3/4 acres more extending out to the old Lawyers Road; 2 acres of this he gave to the Rock Hill Colored Church in 1907." -article about Stewart's Mill from The Monroe Journal, 5-10-1957

 

"...founded when three miners--Nat Morris, William Shelborne and David Newell--began to hold prayer meetings in a small mineshaft.  Shelborne and Newell, who were white, and Morris, who was black, were then joined by four others:  Daniel Wentz, Jackson Black, Issac Stewart and Joe Orr..." -article by Jane Duckwall, Neighbors, Charlotte Observer, 8-17-2008, p2U

 

Additional info:  FM = Folk marker; Dbl = Double marker; Slate = slab/field rock

 

Last Name

First

Middle

Birth

Death

Other

 

 

Alison

H.

B.

Age 78 years

Slate

 

Benton

Sidney

9/28/1902

3/28/1936

PHOTO

Black

Harris

J.

3/30/1899

7/23/1970

WWI

PHOTO

Black

Esther

M.

3/8/1906

9/2/1948

 

Black

Jackson

No dates

No dates

Dbl w/CB

 

Black

Classa

No dates

No dates

Dbl w/JB

 

Burnes

Flonnie

B.

11/6/1888

1/4/1923

 

Crowell

J.

G.

No date

6/30/1946

Age 72

PHOTO

Crowell

P.

A.

No date

1/14/1940

Age 82

PHOTO

Cuthbertson

Harriet

B.

9/23/1873

4/19/1914

 

Cuthbertson

James

W.

12/8/1870

6/18/1946

 

Cuthbertson

Christena

B.

1/8/1878

6/25/1958

 

Cuthburtson

No date

No date

FM

 

Firms

Jackson

1850

12/20/1924

FM

PHOTO

Funderburk

H.

Mack

1/9/1886

12/22/1958

Dbl w/HHF

 

Funderburk

Hannah

H.

2/12/1888

10/13/1979

Dbl w/HMF

 

Haigler

Mary

Ann

1/16/1847

4/14/1914

Dbl w/DJH

 

Haigler

Rev. Daniel

J.

5/15/1835

7/16/1910

Dbl w/MAH

 

Harrison

Pharoh

A.

1885

1970

Mason

 

Harrison

Bessie

W.

1889

1976

Eastern Star

 

Harrison

Hoyle

can't see

can't see

Son

 

Harrison

M.

No date

12/4/1916?

Slate

 

Howie

Darcus

No date

No date

Slate

 

Lewis

James

3/31/1872

5/12/1942

FM

PHOTO

Little

Amous

Frank

6/16/1894

7/10/1964

 

Little

Gertrude

12/14/1897

8/17/1944?

FM

PHOTO

Little

James

Thomas

1897

No date

Dbl w/JTL

 

Little

Della

Inez N.

5/7/1905

12/13/1946

Dbl w/DIL

 

Little

Eugene

8/9/1933

7/15/1951

Son

 

Little

Mary

C.  

7/15/1914

4/17/1958

Mother

 

Little

Robert

Lee

5/3/1900

10/3/1972

Father

 

Long

Addie

Black

5/5/1890

9/24/1968

Dbl w/LL

PHOTO

Long, Sr.

Lem

3/15/1892

8/28/1956

Dbl w/ABL

PHOTO

Nixon

Cora

June 1918?

Died Dec. 12 ?

FM

 

Nixon

Annie

J. Gaddy

7/5/1881

5?10?/28/1966

 

Russell

Ella

I.

3/2/1902

2/20/1950

Dbl w/HDR

 

Russell

Hoyle

D.

1/1/1901

10/2/1946

Dbl w/EIR

 

Unknown

"At Rest"

no dates

FM

 

Unknown

12/17/1910

1/18/1911

Slate

 

Unknown last name

Mariah

Unknown

1915

At Rest

 

Wents

No date

No date

FM

PHOTO

Williams

Sip

D.

11/25/1883

7/23/1921

Mason

PHOTO

 

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