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Huntersville, Mecklenburg Co., NC




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




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MARTHA CAROLINE

Wife of

ROBT. HENDERSON
BORN
Apr. 1, 1814
DIED
Mar. 26, 1891
AGED
76 Y's. 11 M's. & 25 D's.

Asleep In Jesus[;] blessed sleep[;]
From [w]hich none ever wakes to weep.
A cal[m] an[d undis]turbed repose,
U[nbroken by th]e [la]st [of f]oes.

[HPC: states she is the wife of "Robert Henderson, Jr."]

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IN
memory of

Dovy Winslow
Henderson
born June 2[9] 1850
died Feb. 19[th] 1851

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IN
memory of

Ann
born July 21st
died Sep. 21st, 1841

& Myra
born Aug. 23rd
died Sep. 1[5th] 1842

daughters of R. & M. C.
Henderson

[HPC:  states Ann died "September 23rd, 1841"]

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DIED FOR THEIR COUNTRY

IN
Memory of

LAWSON P. HENDERSON
Born Aug. 18, 1839
Died Au[g.] 17, 186[1]
at Yorktown, Va. Aged
21 Yrs, [9] Mo, 2[9] Da.

ALSO

Wm. A. HENDERSON
Born Aug. [1]6, 1844
Died May 19, 1863
[at] Richmond, Va., where
[his] bo[dy lies.] Aged 18
Y[rs], [8] Mo[s] & 3 Days

Sons of
[R.] & M. C. HENDERSON

[HPC inscription is somewhat different: "Died for their County -- In memory of Lawson P. Henderson, C.S.A.; born August 18, 1839, died August 17, 1861; killed at Yorktown, VA.; aged 21 years, 9 months, 21 days.  ALSO Wm. A. Henderson, C.S.A.; born August 16, 1844, died May 19, 1863; died for his country at Richmond, Va., where his body lies; aged 18 years, 9 months, and 3 days; sons of R. and M. C. Henderson"]

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ALICE VIRA

Daughter of
R. & M. C. HENDERSON
Born Feb. 13, 1852,
Died Jan. 30 1863,
Aged 10 Yrs. 11 Mos.
& 17 Days

Jesus saith suffer
them to come unto me
and forbid them not.

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SAMUEL
son of
T.N. & I.E. McNEELY

JOHN MILTON

Son of [R]. and M. C. HENDERSON
Born July 9, 1855
Died Feb. 28, 1866
Aged 10 Yrs, [7] Mo[s]
& 1[9] Days.

E[ve]n so [Father], for so
[i]t seemeth [g]ood i[n] th[eir]
[si]gh[t].

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LITTLE TENIE

Infant Daughter of
J. [S.] & M. E. HENDERSON
Born Apl 30, 186[2]
Died June 22, 1862

[Su]ffer little Children
[t]o come unt[o] me and
f[orbid t]hem not, f[or]
[of such] is th[e Kingdom]
[of] G[od]

[# 106]

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WILLIE [P.]

S[on of]
J. S. & M. E. HENDERSON
[B]orn July [7]th 1863
Died Jan. [2]3rd 186[5]

[B]ehold what mat[c]hless
[te]nder love doth Christ
[to] babes display.

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MARCUS S.

[I]nfant Son of
J. S. & M. E. HENDERSON
[B]o[rn] March [3] and
Died March 31, 1[868]

[F]or[b]i[d] the[m] not [w]ho[m]
Jes[us ca]lls,
Nor [dare] the cl[aim]
[re]s[ist]

[# 102]

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ROBERT D
ALEXANDER

BORN
August 26th 1796

DIED
May 8th 1863.

[HPC:  lists year of death as "1868"]

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Sacred
To the memory of

JANE B. PHARR

who was Born on the 29th
Nov. 1796; & Died on the
29th Aug. 1839; in the 44th
Year of her age.

She liv[e]d the life and died
the Christians death.

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MARTHA J.

dau[ghter] of
R. D. & A. B.
ALEXANDER

Born July 27, 18[3]6
Died Sept. 7, 1838

[HPC:  lists date of death as "July 7, 1838"]

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SACRED
to the memory of

ABIGAIL BANE CALDWELL
Who [dep]arted this life
[May] 14[th 1802]
In h[er] 32nd Y[ear]

In men[t]al impro[ve]ment, benevol[ence,] tru[st,]
[poetry,] and [do]m[estic] [oc]conom[y,] She [set an]
[Examp]l[e w]h[i]ch o[ugh]t to [b]e in[vi]ted by [all]

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Sacred to the Memory of

[J]EAN ALEXANDER (ALIAS) BEAN
who died March 16, 1789
Aged 50 years

A Perfon unrelated [&] unrequefted takes the
Liberty in Justice to her character to fay
That as a faithful & agreeable Friend [&] Wife
[&] Mother[,] a Miftrefs [&] an Economift[,] Fhe
merited the imitation of all her female [a]c[-]
quaintance & reftricted Honour on her fex.

Hark fhe bids her friends adieu
Some angel calls her to the fpheres
Our eyes the radiant faint perfue
Thro liquid telescopes of tears.

Farewel [sic] bright foul, a fhort farewel [sic],
Till we fhall meet again above
In the fweet groves where pleafures dwell,
And trees of life bears fruits of love.

Sweet foul we leave thee to thy reft,
Enjoy thy Jefus and thy God,
Till we, from bands of clay releas'd,
Spring out and climb the fhining road.

While the dear duft fhe leaves behind
Sleeps in thy bofom facred tomb;
Soft be her bed, in her flumbers kind,
And all her dreams of joys to come.

Her Saviour fhall her life reftore,
And raife her from the dark abode;
Her flefh and foul fhall part no more,
But dwell for ever near her God.

AB HOC MOMENTO
PENDET [AE]TERNITAS.

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SACRED
[to t]he m[emory of]

JOHN M[c]KNIT[T] [AL]E[X]ANDER
who dep[a]rt[ed this life July 10,] A.D., 1[8]17
[Aged 84 years]

[Cold [is t]he tom[b and] da[r]k th[y] lon[e a]bode
Thou [hast but past that vale thy Saviour trod]e 
L[ike Him find hope again -- Behold the use]
From [transient slumbers to superior lives]

Ther[e t]hy ble[ssed soul feels bliss without alloy
Happy in love and every springing joy 
By angel convoys soar to climb above
And hail the welcome to the realms of love]


Sec. of C[onvention in] Charlotte N. C.
May 20, 177[5]













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JOHN McKNITT ALEXANDER

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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Sacred to the Memory
of

DOVEY WINSLOW ALEXANDER
who departed this life Septr 6th 1801
Aged 2[5] years.

To portra[y] a merited eulogy is fo [far]
beyond the abilities of the dedicator
that every attempt is difpenfed [w]ith
For could I claim the pencel [sic] of a YO[UNG]
And boaft a THOMSON'S more defcripti[ve lay]
and foar with MILTON to the higheft ftr[etc]h
Of thought and of [i]maginati[on] glow
I['d] fail to draw a portrait fair as Sh[e]
[Expr]ef[sive] as my hopelefs lofs.

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SACRED to the MEMORY
of

JOSEPH McKNITT ALEXANDER M.D.
Born 1771
Died 17th October, 18[4]1.

As a Friend and a Relative
He was sincerely beloved.
As a Physician prompt and skilful [sic]
As a citizen a[c]tive and useful
He secured the respect
Of the Community.
As a Christian he died in the Hope
Of a blessed Immortality.

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[Dr.] M. W. ALEXANDER

Son Of
[John McK.] ALEXANDER
[BOR]N
[May 3, 17]98
[died February 27, 1845]

Blessed are the [pure in heart]
for they shall [see God]

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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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