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Huntersville, Mecklenburg Co., NC



Hopewell Presbyterian Church, Mecklenburg Co., NC
c. 2005


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In order that I took the photos:

HENDERSON

ROBERT O.
MAR. 9, 1925

CPL US ARMY WW II

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"POLLY"
LAURA W.
JULY 24, 1927

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WILSON

JOHN H.
DEC. 31, 1906 -- JUNE 7, 1967

LAURA A.
DEC. 21, 1907 -- APR. 16, 1998




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LAURA ALEXANDER WILSON

DEC. 21, 1907 -- APR. 16, 199[8]


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LAURA J.

Daughter of
D. A. & J. E. Hannon
Born March 30, 1855.
Died Sept. 2, 1870.
Aged 15 yrs. 5 mo. 2 ds.

Alas, how changed that lovely flower
Which bloomed and cheered my heart;
Fair, fleeting comfort of am [sic] hour,
How soon we're called to part.

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In Memory
of
John Thomfon

Who Died
March the 13th, 177[5]
Aged 21 Years

[inscription appears to be Thomlon, but I believe it is old style "s" & thus inscribed "Thomfon"; HPC: last name listed as Thomson & year of death as 1775]

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SACRED
to the memory of

RICHARD RANKIN
who died March 23, 1804
Aged 3[5] years

[How still and peaceful is the grave,
Where life's vain tumults past
Th' appointed house, by Heaven's
Decree receives us all at last]

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Here lies
 
POLLY RANKIN
with an infant on her right breast
who departed this life Jan. 30,
1803 in her [33rd] year.

She was an agreeable wife, tender
mother, and kind neighbour.
She left five motherlefs children
and a difconfolate husband.

Hark from the tombs, a doleful sound,
M[ine] ears attend the cry
Ye living men come view the ground
Where you muft fhortly lie.
Prince, this clay must be your bed
In fpite of all your [p]owers.
The tall, the wife, the rev. head,
Muft [lie as] low as our[s]

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In Memory of
SAMUEL W. [PETTERS]
Son of John [and] Vio[let]
who died Jan. [1]4, 1810
aged 9 Months, [14 days]

[rest of inscription difficult to read]

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Sacred to the Memory
of

WILLIAM GRAHAM
who departed this life July 17 A.D.[, 1818]
Aged 7[2] years.

He was an affectionate Husband a kind
parent an obliging neighbour and useful
citizen.

Life is at best a narrow bound
That heaven sets to men [unreadable]
And pains and sins run thro [the round]
Of three score years and ten'."

[HPC:  lists age as "78 years"]



[PLAQUE:]

WILLIAM GRAHAM

SIGNER
of
THE MECKLENBURG
DECLARATION OF INDEPENDENCE
MAY 20th 1775

Charlotte North Carolina

Erected by
The Mecklenburg
Declaration of Independence Chapter
D. A. R.

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[PROBABLY:


Margaret Graham
d. May 12, 1821
Age 71
Wife of William Graham]

[buried right beside William Graham; notice headstone of Robert & Polly Henderson in background of both of their pictures]

[HPC:  Sacred to the memory of MARGARET GRAHAM, relict of William Graham.  She died May 12, A.D. 1821; aged 71 years. "Tho' worms devour my wasting flesh, and rumble all my bones to dust; my God shall raise my form anew, at the revival of the just."]


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Sacred to the Memory
Of

MARY M. wife of
JOHN H. CALDWELL
And Eldest Daughter
Of ANDREW SPRINGS

Who departed this life
On the 30th Decr 1833
In the 24th Year
Of her age

[HPC:  lists name as "Mary N. (M.) Caldwell"]

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SACRED
To the memory of

WILLIAM VANCE
Who departed this life
Decr 10th 1821 Aged 19
Years & 4 Months.

Death like an overflowing stream
Sweeps us away[;] our life a dream
An empty tale[;] a morning flower
Cut down and [wi]ther'd [in an] hour

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In memory of

KATHARINE VANCE
who died September 7[th] 1826
Aged [43] Years

Go [home] my friend and wipe your [tears]
He[re I must lie] till Christ appear[s]
When He appears I shall ri[se]
And [see] you with immortal eyes

My [Savior] shall my life restore
[And raise] me from th[e] dark abode
My flesh and soul shall part no more
But dwell forever [near] my God

[HPC: lists first name as "Katherine"]

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In Memory of

DAVID VANCE
[who die]d Feb[ruar]y [13, 182]7
Age[d] [50 years]

[Death, what a solemn sound]
Tr[emendous to the ear]
[whe]n [young and old do fall around]
['tis] time [for all to fear.]
[We a]ll [must meet with] death
[The aged and the you]ng
[Our time is short and weak our] f[rame]
[our lives cannot be] long

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FULLWOOD

ROBERT
1823 -- 1868

son of
SARA AUSTIN
and
JOHN MASON
FULLWOOD
1798 -- 1843

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REBECCA
1827 - 1875

daughter of
ISABELLA NANTZ
and
SAMUEL BLYTHE
1790 -- 1866

John 3:16

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SACRED
to
the memory of

ELIZABETH LEE DAVIDSON

Who departed this life
on the 27th of [April]
1[845]

[Aged 62] Yea[rs] and 7 month[s]

[Thou art gon]e to the grave, we no longer behold [thee]
[Nor tread] the rough path of the world by [thy side]
[But the wide arms of] mercy are spread [to enfold thee]
And [sinners] may hope since the Saviour [has died]

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[PLAQUE:]

To the Memory of
GENERAL WILLIAM LEE DAVIDSON
of Mecklenburg County N. C.
Born in 1746, youngest son of George Davidson
of Lancaster, PA, who moved to Mecklenburg Co.
North Carolina, in 1750.

Major 4th Rec. North Carolina Troops.
Promoted Lieutenant-Colonel.
Severely wounded at Calson's Mill.
He was promoted for bravery
to the rank of Brigadier-General.

With 300 men opposing Cornwallis and troops
he was killed at Battle of Cowan's Ford
February 1, 1781.

Erected by
The Mecklenburg Declaration of Independence Chapter
Daughters of the American Revolution 1920.







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WILLIAM LEE DAVIDSON

Whig general, was killed
at Cowan's Ford, Feb. 1,
1781.  Davidson College
and Davidson County
are named for him.

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[My 2005 photo of his marker didn't turn out well.  This photo is in a room inside the church, other similar pictures were dated ca 1915]:

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[This marker is on Beatty's Ford Road near Hopewell Presbyterian Church]:

INFANT
BABIES
OF
W.B. & SARAH
A. HARRY

In memory of

JOSEPH KERR
who died Decr 28th 1821
in the 81st Year of his age

Go home my friend and wipe [your tears]
Here must I lie until Christ appears
when he appears then I shall rise
And see you with immortal eyes

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In memory
of

JAMES H. KERR

Who died July 21
1853

Aged 36 years,
1 mo, & 11 da,

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In memory of

GEORGE ELLIOTT

bought land Rowan County, NC 1753
In Mecklenburg, 1764
Born [blank] -- Died 1803

His wife JANE

daughter of Andrew Barry
Born [blank] -- Died [blank]

CHILDREN

JANE, wife of JAMES DUNN
[blank] -- 1838

JOHN, Revolutionary soldier
10 March 1763 -- 1833

RICHARD, [blank] -- 1803

other children on back of stone

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Sacred
to the Memory of

Nancy Henderson
Who died June 30th 17[93].
Aged 17 Months
also
Alexander Woods Henderson
died August 15th 17[9]5

Corruption earth and Worms
Can But refine our flefh
Till our triumphant Spirit Come
To put it on afrefh.

[HPC:  "Sacred to the memory of Nancy Henderson, who died June 30, 1793; aged 17 months.  Woods Henderson; aged 17 months; also Alexander; died Aug. 15, 1895. [sic] . . . "]

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IN MEMORY
of

W. A. ALEXANDER
who departed
this life
[14th] October 1852
In his [1]4th year

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Submitted by: Susan Shields Sasek.  Transcribed from photographs taken at the cemetery ca 1989 & in Aug 2005. 

My notes or items that I had difficulty reading (supplemented by HPC when possible) are in brackets [ ]. The notes in brackets [ ] that are preceded by "HPC" or an asterisk (*) is information is from the book The History of Hopewell Presbyterian Church, for 175 years from the assigned date of its organization, 1762; by Charles William Sommerville, Ph.D., D.D., Hopewell Presbyterian Church, 1939.



Also see Hopewell Presbyterian Church cemetery partial listing, extracts of 592 names


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