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Hopewell Presbyterian Church Cemetery

Huntersville, Mecklenburg Co., NC



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



In order that I took the photos:

REBECCA E.
ALEXANDER

WIFE OF
MARSHALL R.
McCOY
SEPT. 25, 1803
JUNE 12, 1897

Beneath thi[s tomb]
[Lies deposited the remains
of

JOHN W. DAVIDSON

[remainder of stone  unreadable]

[HPC:  "who departed this life April the 7th A.D. 1823; aged 5 months.  "Fond man the vision of a moment made dream of a dream and shadow of a shade.  Vivit Post Funera Virtus."]

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Sacred
To the memory of

JAMES DAVIDSON

who died Sept 10th
1788 aged 9 months

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IN MEMORY OF
 
C[A]P[t JAME]S K[N]OX
[Who in [hope o]f a g[lori]ous
R[esurre]c[tion to] e[t]e[rnal [???]e
[de]ceaf[ed] Oct 10th in [the] Year
o[f th]e Ch[risti]an AEra, 17[94. A]ged
4[2] Years.

[remainder of stone  unreadable]

[HPC:  "To continue his memory in the minds of us surviving friends and to perpetuate a character in which were unveiled a tender husband, an affectionate parent, a good citizen; and by whom were cultivated justice, generosity, probity, and sincerity this monument."]

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In Memory of

ELIZABETH BRADLY,

Who died August 19th AD
1817 aged 41 years.

She was an agreeable wife ten=
=der mother & kind neighbo[ur]
she left three mothe[r]le[ss chil=]
=dren & a disconsol[a]te husband.

[HPC:  lists name as "Elizabeth Bradley"]

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In memory of

ABIGAIL BRADLY,

Who died September
23 AD 1817 aged 69 years

Nor age nor sex nor worth can save
Poor sinful mortal from the grave
Think reader as you now look on
your [sic] walking onward to the tomb.

[HPC:  lists name as "Abigail Bradley"]

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ARMA LIBER TATIS

IN MEMORY OF

FRANCIS BRADLEY
A FRIEND TO LIBERTY
AND WAS PRIVATELY
SLAIN BY THE ENEMIES
OF HIS COUNTRY, NOV.
14, A.D. 1780. Aged 37 YRS.

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[This headstone is in a room inside the church, not outside in the cemetery]:

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[This headstone is in a room inside the church, not outside in the cemetery]:

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IN
Memory of

JAMES D. KERNS,
BORN
Jan'y 16, 1864
DIED
July 14 186[8]
Aged 4 Yrs.[, 5]
Mos. & 2[9  Days]

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SACRED
To the Memory of

VIOLET ELIZABETH
Daughter of
J. M. K. & Mary L.
Alexander,
Born
July 30th 18[4]5
And Died
Jan.y. 3rd 185[0],

[remainder of stone  unreadable]

[HPC: "Alas, how changed that lovely flower which bloomed and cheered my heart.  Fair fleeting comfort of an hour, how soon we're called to part."]

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SACRED

To the memory of

JAMES McKNITT ALEXANDER

Born Dec. 1st 1808

Died Sept. 29th 1856.

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[Sacred to the memory of

HU]GH [McLURE]

W[ho] dep["arted this life November 10th, 1840 in  the 59th year of his age.  "Brother, thou art gone before us, and thy saintly soul is flown where tears are wiped from every eye,"]
A[n]d [sorrow is unknown.]
From [his bur]den [of flesh]
And from care and [fear released,]
Where [the] wicked cease [from trembling]
And the wea[ry are] at [rest.]

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DEDICATED
to th[e memory] of

JOHN M[c]CLURE
who died A[p]ril [11,] 1817. Aged
78 Years and [10 Months.]

Hear [w]hat the [v]o[ice fr]om [Heaven proclaims]
For all the piou[s dea]d.
Sweet is the sav[or of th]eir [names]
And soft their [sleeping bed.]
Th[e]y die[d] in Jes[us and are blessed.]
[How] kind th["eir slumbers are from suffering and sin released.  For from this world I've  toiled (?) They're present with the Lord (sic); the labor of their immortal life is a large  reward."]

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In
memory
of

Sarah Th[ompson]
died Feb. [16, 1828]
aged [74] ye[a]rs

Once en[gag]ed in
scenes of [life; a te]nder
mother, l[oving] wif[e], but
now she [is g]on[e] and
left us h[ere,] the lesson
bids us all [pre]p[are]

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[In memory of]

IS[AAC] [McENTIR]E
[who died] 2[2nd January, 18]20
[a]ged [46 years]

[Adieu to all both far and near,
my loving wife and children,
for my Immortal Soul is fled;
I must lie numbered with the Dead.]

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EUNICE McCOY

BORN 1801,
MARRIED
MATTHEW HOUSTON,
1825,
DIED THE SPRING OF
1863.

HOUSTON

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ROBERT S.

Son of
J. M. & J. E.
HOUSTON
BORN
Apr. 23, 1857,
DIED
Dec. 19, 1861.

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IDA B.

Daughter of
J. M. & J. E.
HOUSTON
BORN
Mar. 19, 1866,
DIED
Aug. 14, 1870

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MONTEITH marker.
All 4 sides have inscriptions -- see next 4 inscriptions & pictures:

WILLIAM MONTEITH

DIED AUG. 8TH 1844
AGED 72 YEARS

- - - - -

VIOLET P. MONTEITH

DIED OCT. 17TH 185[6]
AGED 79 YEARS

[HPC:  lists year of death as "1855"]

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ALEXANDER MONTEITH

DIED NOV. 15TH 1775
AGED 45 YEARS

- - - - -

JANE MONTEITH

DIED FEB. 27TH 1818
AGED 85 YEARS.

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HANNAH MONTEITH

DIED NOV. 23RD 1844
AGED 78 YEARS.

- - - - -

MARY E. MONTEITH

BORN DEC. 3RD 1[8]10
DIED JULY 26TH 1851.

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HUGH ESKEN MONTEITH

BORN JAN. 5TH 1818
DIED NOV. 26TH 1820.

[HPC:  lists name as "Hugh Esren Monteith"

- - - - -

FRANKLIN LEE MONTEITH

BORN SEPT. 15TH 1815
DIED FEB. 21ST 1855.

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[In]
Memory of

ROBERT HENDERSON, Jr.
BORN
March 2[1st,] 1804
DIED
Feb. 26[th,] 18[6]3
AGED
5[8] Yrs. 11 Mo[s.] & 5
Day[s]

Night is lost [in] endl[es]s [d]a[y (sic)]
[S]orrow in [eternal rest]

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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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