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Huntersville, Mecklenburg Co., NC





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



In order that I took the photos:



SACRED
[to the]
[memory] o[f]

HARRIET EM[MA]
[i]nfan[t] daughter o[f]
[John] R. and Harr[iet]
[V. Alex]ander,
[w]ho departed
[this] life, April [4,]
1815
[a]g[e]d 1 [year.]

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MAGGIE A.

wife of
A. H. ALEXANDER
BORN
July 12th 18[4]0
DIED
Dec. 14th 186[1].

Be ye also ready f[o]r in [s]uch an
hour as ye know no[t] the Son of
Man cometh.

[HPC:  Born "July 2, 1840"]

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IN MEMORY
of

M. E. R. ALEXANDER

who departed
[t]his lif[e]
3rd February 184[5],
in her 13th year.

[HPC:  "died February 3, 1845, aged 13 years.  "Vital spark of heavenly flame quit, O quit, this mortal frame.  Trembling, hoping, lingering, flying, O the pain, the bliss of dying.  Cease fond nature, cease thy strife and let me languish into life.  Cease, then frail nature to lament in vain, reason forbids to win him back again."]

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IN MEMORY
of

Mary A. Alexander,
Daughter of
[J]oseph M[c]K. and Nancy [C.]
[Alexand]er

Bo[r]n 3rd A[pril] 18[21]
Di[ed 2]5th F[e]b[ru]a[ry 1]827.

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IN MEMORY
Of

A. C. Alexander
Son of Joseph M[cK.] and [Nanc]y C.
[Alexander]
Born 25th Decemb[er 181]8
Died [15th] Ju[ne 1]820.

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IN
Memory of

SARAH D. ALEXANDER

BORN
February 18th, 180[7]
DIED
December 24, 1864

[HPC:  "Sacred to the memory of" . . . ]

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SACRED

To the Memory

of

Violet D. Alexander,

Born 28th [A]ugus[t] 1771

Died [2]6th [O]ctob[er] 1821

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SACRED

To the Memory

Of

William Bain Alexande[r]

Born 2[5th] Ap[r]il 1764

Died 23[rd Janu]ary 1844

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[small stone at right beside William Bain Alexander's]

VIOLETE L. WILSON

[Wife] of
[Do]ct. [Is]a[ac W]ilson
DIED
Mar. 14, 1845
[AGE] 33 y's 2 m's

[HPC:  "Violet L. Wilson"]

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JUNIUS M. ALEXANDER

APRIL 18, 1826
JULY 14, 1855

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W[IS]TA[R] W. ALEXA[ND]E[R]

Born
Augu[s]t 24th 18[38]
Died
February 12th [1]85[9]

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IN
memory of

B. W. ALEXANDER

Died
Oct. 17th 1[865]
In the 61st Year of his age
 

A holy quiet reigns ar[ou]nd,
A calm which life nor death [destroys,]
Nothing disturbs that peace profound,
Which hi[s] unfettered [s]oul enjoy[s.]

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IN MEMORY
Of

John M[cC]oy [A]lex[an]der

Son of
Col. B. [W. and] V[ir]a D. [Alex]and[er]
D[ied 9t]h S[e]pt[r]. 1[846]
In [t]he 1[8]th Y[e]ar o[f] h[is] a[ge.]

Th[is] l[ov]el[y yo]uth had advanced
In h[is e]duc[at]ion
[T]o [t]he seni[or c]l[as]s
In [Davi]d[s]on C[o]ll[ege,]
[Was a] M[e]mb[er]
[Of t]h[e P]hil[ant]h[r]opi[c S]o[cie]t[y,]
And hi[g]hly [estee]med [f]o[r] hi[s]
Mo[ral wor]th [a]nd p[ro]mi[si]n[g ta]l[ent.]

Ho[w] still and [peaceful is t]h[e grave]
Wh[ere] l[ife's various tumults past (sic).]
Th[e a]pp[oin]t[e]d [house by Heaven's decree,]
Re[ceived us a]ll [at] la[st.]

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IN MEMORY
Of

Wm. Lee Alexander
Son of
C[ol. B. W. and Vira D. Alexander]
[B]o[rn 5th November 1833]
Die[d 20th April 1845]

[Endear]ed [to his parents by his]
[Affectionate and obedient disposition,]
He [wa]s call[ed away]
[I]n [t]he mo[rning of youth.]

[Life is] a [s]p[a]n, a [fleeting hour,]
[How soon its vapor flies (sic).]
[Man is a tender] t[r]a[nsient flo]w[er]
Th[at e'en in bl]oo[min]g d[ies.]

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B. J. ALEXANDER

SEPT. 8, 1860
FEB. 26, 1934
*
[In memory of]

SARAH S.
ALEXANDER

Born
Sept. 21, 18[31]
Died
Feb. 7, 189[7]
 

[W]i[dow] of [the late]
G. W. ALEXANDER

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[unnamed, all that's left on stone:]

[BORN]
DIED

[# 21]

[? not in HPC ?]

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SACRED
To the Memory of

Sarah P. Alexander

Born 20th December 1816
And died [8]th August 18[45]. 

In all the [r]el[at]ion[s] o[f] Da[u]ghte[r,]
Sister, and Wife,
Her mild and amia[b]le dispositio[n]
And assiduous aff[e]ction
Received the [e]steem and lov[e]
Of all who knew her.

Should aught beguile u[s] on [t]h[e] road,
[A]s we are walking back to God

[F]or strangers into l[i]fe we come,
[An]d dying is but going Home.

[HPC:  "died 6th August 1845"]

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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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