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Huntersville, Mecklenburg Co., NC




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



In order that I took the photos:



[In memory of]

[LO]UIS [McKN]IT[T]
ALEXANDER
[So]n of [G]. W. &
SARAH AL[EXA]NDER
[B]o[rn March 14, 1]85[6]
D[ied July 1, 1857]
[Aged 1 year, 3 months and 21 days (error).]

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IN
Memory of

[MINERVA L. ALEXANDER]

Wife of
Geo. W. ALEXANDER
BORN
D[ec. 3rd] 1[8]1[8]
DIED
[Aug 28th] 1[852]
[Aged 33] Y[rs, 8 Mos]
[& 25 Da]ys

[# 18]

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HANNAH KERR

Wife of
ROBERT MARTIN
Born May 10, 1776
Died July 12, 1832
 

'Bl[e]ss[e]d [are] the [d]ead
Who di[e in t]he [L]ord'.

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In memory of
RICHARD SIDNEY
son of
Wm. A. & J. L. Sampell

Born December 3, 18[3]0
Died November 20, 1831.

[HPC:  "son of Wm. A. and J. L. Sample"]

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IN
Memory of

MARTHA E.

daughter of
W[m.] A. & I. L. SAMPLE
Born Sep. 8, 1832
DIED
Sep. 20, 1857

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[SACRED]
[to the memory of]

SARAH E. [can't read]SON

[can't read rest of stone]
[? Not in HPC ?]

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IN
[Memory of]

[E]LIZ[ABE]TH JANE

[Wife of]
S[AMUE]L D. [WHARTON]
[who di]ed A[ug. 4th 1855]
Aged 2[7 ye]ars

ALSO
[two infant] d[aughters]
[rest by her side]

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A[B]I[G]A[IL] B.

Wife of
Robt. D. AL[E]XANDER
Born
M[a]y [10], 1808
DIED
Ap[ril] 2[9,] 18[8]9

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LOTTIE A.

daughter of
R. D. & A. B.
ALEXANDER,
BORN
Jan. 30, 1856
DIED
Oct. 26, 1877
Aged 21 Yrs, 8
Mos & 26 Da[ys]

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The following 3 are on different sides of the same headstone:

[SUE] CROZI[E]R

BORN

June 17, 1877,

DIED

Nov. 11, 1877

[can't read writing at bottom of stone]

[HPC:  "Sue Crozier Alexander"]

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BARTIE

BORN
Dec. 11, 1868
DIED
Oct. 28, [1]87[8]

[can't read writing at bottom of stone]

[HPC:  "Bertie Alexander"]

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EVA TRESCOT

Born
Feb. 11, 1872,
DIED
Jan. 18, 1873.

Too [??re] far[ewell] [can't read rest of writing]

[HPC:  "Eva Trescot Alexander"]

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BEGIN "NEW" SECTION OF CEMETERY

JAMES SAMPLE HENDERSON

Born
March 4, 1836
Died
November 10, 1912

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MARGARET E. HARRY

Wife of
JAMES S. HENDERSON,
[B]O[RN]
Oct. 31, 1[83]6,
D[IE]D
Apr. 7, [18]95.

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A. C. SHIELDS

BORN
D[e]c. 27, 1826,
DIED
Sept. 9, 1899
AGED
72 Y's, 8 M's & 12 D's.

Deares[t] F[at]h[er t]hou [ha]s[t] left [u]s.
We [t]hy los[s mo]s[t deepl]y feel,
Bu[t] 'tis God [w]ho ha[th] bereft us.
He can all [our sor]rows he[al.]

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JANE A. HENDERSON

[Wife of]
A. C. SHIELDS
BORN
Oct. 24, [18]2[4]
[D]IED
Apr[il 22, 1898,]
[A]G[ED]
73 Y['s,] [??] M['s &] 28 D['s]

[can't read inscription at bottom of stone]



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Jane A. HENDERSON
Wife of
A. C. SHIELDS
Born
Oct. 24, 1824
Died
Apr. 22, 1898
Aged
73 Y's 5 M's & 28 D's
[Jane Ailene HENDERSON was the daughter of James and Jane HENDERSON; she was the wife of Alexander Cowan SHIELDS (date/place of marriage unknown). Alexander Cowan SHIELDS (born 27 Dec 1826 - died 9 Sep 1899) is also buried at this cemetery; however, his headstone was damaged and has not been replaced. He served in the Confederate Army during the Civil War.]


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[Jul 2005 photo]


[ca 1989 photo]
[W. B.] SHI[ELDS]

[can't read rest of stone]

[HPC:  "born April 16, 1856, died September 20, 1893."]








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W. B. Shields
[*April 16, 1856]
[*September 20, 1893]
[William Benjamin SHIELDS was the son of Alexander Cowan and Jane Ailene HENDERSON SHIELDS]


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[Jul 2005 photo]


[ca 1989 photo]




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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