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Hopewell Presbyterian Church Cemetery

Huntersville, Mecklenburg Co., NC




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



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VIOLET W. GRAHAM

[wife of]
Dr. M. W. ALEXANDER
Daugh[ter] of the la[te]
G[enl] JOSEPH GRA[HAM]
BORN
A[ug] 31st [17]9[9]
[DI]ED
[March 23,] 18[6]8

Ble[ss]ed [are the] p[ure in] h[e]a[r]t
f[or they shall s]ee Go[d]

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SACRED to the MEMORY
Of

James Graham Alexander

Son of

Dr. M. W. and V. W. Alexander

Born 8th November 182[4]
Died 8th October 18[4]0

Amiable and affectionate
He was loved [*] in his life
And endeared himself to all who kn[ew him.]

In life['s] early morn he w[as] called a[way]
From sin and [s]or[r]o[w] and da[rkness] be[low,]
To the pure realms of bright, eternal d[ay,]
Wh[e]r[e] r[ivers] of blis[s] unc[e]a[si]ngly fl[ow.]

HPC:  "born 8(5)th"
* "He was lowly in his life"

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SACRED to the MEMORY
Of

Emily Eu[g]enia Alexander

D[a]ughter o[f]

[Dr.] M. [W.] and V. W. [A]lexan[der]

B[orn] 1[8t]h [October] 1832
D[ied [24] May 18[4]4.

[Cut dow]n in [the m]orning of youth
[Like a ten]d[er fl]o[w]e[r]
[In its earli]e[s]t [b]loom,
[All flesh (sic) is grass and a]ll the [goo]d[li]nes[s]
[T]h[e]r[e]of [is as] th[e f]l[o]w[e]r
[Of the f]i[e]ld

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In Memory
Of

ELIZA ROCINDA ALEXANDER

B[orn] Sept. 2nd 1834
DIED
July [4]th 1855

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JAMES T. DAVIDSON,

Born
Oct. 21st 1843,
Died March 4th 1874.

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SACRED

to
the Memory of
MOSES MOORE
who died Oct
30th 1782
Aged 51 years

to
the Memory of
ANN MOORE
who died
March 3[rd 18]02
Aged 65 years

When w[e] lie bur[ie]d in [t]he dust,
Our flesh shall [be] thy [car]e
O[ur wi]the[r]in[g li]mb[s with thee we trust]
[To raise them fresh and fair.]

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W. S. M. DAVIDSON, M.D.

Born
Novr 2nd 1817
Died
Dec 15th 1873

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R. E. READ,

Second Wife of
Dr. DAVIDSON,
Born
Dec. 12th 1827.
Died
Apr. 26th 1862.

[not in HPC]

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In Memory of

WILLIAM KERNS
Born 1769 -- Died 1840

And His Wife

JANE McCLURE HOUSTON
Born 1766 -- Died 1820

[# 145]

[not in HPC]

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Sacred to the memory
of

Mary L. Torrence
who departed this life
November 26th 1821
was born December 29th 1799.

[HPC:  "Mary L. Torrance, born December 19, 1799, and departed this life, November 26, 1821"]

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Beneath
this Tomb
[is] deposited the Remains
of

JANE [A]DELINE TORRENCE
Born 1811
Died March [1]820

[HPC:  "Jane Adeline Torrance"]

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Sacred to the memory
of

NANCY A TORRENCE
who departed [this life] November 11
1818[,] aged 26 yea[rs]

Wilt thou, sweet mo[ur]ne[r] a[t m]y stone appear
And soothe my par[te]d s[pir]it ling[']ring [n]ea[r]
Oh wilt thou com[e] a[t e]v'nin[g] hour to shed
The tears o[f] mem[ory o']er [m]y narrow bed,
With aching temples on [t]hy hand reclin'd,
Muse on the last far[e we]ll l[e]ave behind,
Breathe a deep sigh [on win]ds that murmur low,
And think on all m[y love] and all my woe.

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[Sacred to the memory]
of

HUGH TORREN[CE]
w[h]o [de]part[ed t]his lif[e] F[ebruary 14, 1816]
aged [73] years.

Hear what the voice from Heav[en proclaimed]
For all the pious dead.
[Sw]eet is the savour of their [names]
And so[f]t their sleeping [b]ed.

[The]y d[ie] in Jesus and are blest. 
[Ho]w kind their slumbers [are]
F[ro]m [s]u[ff']rings and from sins r[ele]as[ed,]
[A]nd [f]reed from ev'ry sna[re].

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Sa[cred to the memory]
of

ISSABELLA TORRENCE
who d[e]part[e]d this life F[ebruary 1st, 1816]
aged 7[6] years.

Preserve, o venerable T[omb,]
In[vite th]y sacred trust;
I[n t]h[e cold arm]s [of] de[a]th - W[eeping,]
We co[mmit he]r to the dust.

[S]weet p[eace her sacre]d r[e]lie[f keep,]
[And] wat[ch her sleep]ing [da]y[s,]
[And bi]d t[he] [unreadable] SLUM[BERED wait]
[The joy]s of [everlasting] day.

[HPC:  "Isabella Torrence"]

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T

James Galbraith Torrance,
Nov. 19, 1784 -- Dec. 12, 1847.

Margaret Allison Torrance,
Jan. 6, 1798 -- Jan. 19, 18[8]0.

[HPC:  Margaret died "January 19, 1820"]

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[In memory of]

WILLIAM L. TORRENCE

[born]
[Jan. 20th, 182]2
[Died] M[a]y [26th, 1852]

[HPC:  "William L. Torrance"]


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Capt. FRANCIS
R. ALEXANDER

BORN
March 28, 1841,
AGED
23 Yrs, 3 Mos
& 11 Days

He giveth his beloved rest.

[HPC: "who was wounded at Petersburg, Va., on the night of June 17, 1864, and died June 19, 1864."]

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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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