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Hopewell Presbyterian Church Cemetery

Huntersville, Mecklenburg Co., NC




Plaque on the door of

SHIELDS CHAPEL
In loving memory
of
Mr. & Mrs. Ben Shields
& son (Jerry)
1983
Hopewell Presbyterian Church, Mecklenburg Co., NC
c. 2005



In order that I took the photos:

[Top of stone:]

ALICE [ONA]


[Front of stone:]

[D]A[U.] OF
[C.] L. [&] N. J.
SHIELDS
BORN JUNE 10, 190[8]
DIED APR. 21, 1910

G[o]ne to [re]st




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[Alice Ona SHIELDS -- name not on stone]
Daughter of
C. L. & N. J.
SHIELDS
born June 10, 1908
died April 21, 1910
Gone to Rest
[Alice Ona SHIELDS was the daughter of Cowan Lemly and Julia Nancy Alexander SHIELDS]



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[Jul 2005 photo]


[ca 1989 photo]
J[AN]E [L.]

Wife of
Wm. A. Sample
BORN
March 2[9], 1811
DIED
May 11, 1876.
Aged 65 Yrs, 1 Mo.
& 13 Days.

Blessed ar[e t]he pure in
hea[r]t for they shall see God

[HPC:  "Jane L. Barry"]

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WILLIAM A. SAMPLE

BORN
April 15, 1803
DIED
June 29, 1877
Aged 74 Yrs, 2 Mos.
& 14 Days.

He was elected [ru]ling [e]l[de]r
of H[o]pewell C[hurc]h in 1831
and served a[s] such up to

th[e tim]e of his death.
A p[e]riod of 46 Years.

[At bottom of stone:]
McNINCH & HUTCHISON,
CONCORD, N. C.

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JAMES McCAMIE
SAMPLE

BORN JAN. 19, 1835
DIED APR. 16, 1927

AGE [9]2 YRS.

A [ruli]ng Elde[r] of Hopewell
Ch[urc]h for more than 50 Yrs.

[HPC: "more than 55 years"]

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E. EU[GEN]IA HARRIS

[wife of]
J. Mc[Camie S]AMPLE
BORN
Aug. [7, 1]842
DIED
Ja[n. 28,] 18[9]3

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Mattie Parks
Butler
Died
May 23, 1903.
Aged
75 Years.

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T. S. Butler

May 21, 1847
Sep. 12, 1876

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VIOLET JANE,
Wife of R. F. BLYTHE
FEB. 28, 1829
APR. 18, 1899

ANDREW A. ALEXANDER
MAY 6, 1813
MAY 30, 1877

[HPC:  "A. A. Alexander; died May 30, 1877; age 64 years, 10 months and 24 days.  'Mark the perfect man, and behold the upright; for the end of that man is peace.' "]


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Andrew A. ALEXANDER
May 6, 1813
May 30, 1877
[*Original stone read: "A.A. Alexander; died May 30, 1877; age 64 years, 10 mos & 24 days" with the inscription "Mark the perfect man, and behold the upright, for the end of that man is peace"]
[Andrew Anslam ALEXANDER was the son of William Abner and Elizabeth MONTEITH ALEXANDER; he married on 24 Mar 1840 to Jane Sophina MONTEITH]


[Jul 2005 photo]


[ca 1989 photo]
[J.] SOPHINA MONTEITH,
DEC. 9, 1808
JAN. 27, 1895
WIFE OF
A. A. ALEXANDER

[HPC:  "Jane Sophina Alexander, wife of A. A. Alexander; died January, 1895; age 86 years, 1 month, and 18 days."]

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J. Sophina MONTEITH
Dec. 9, 1808
Jan. 27, 1895
wife of
A. A. ALEXANDER
[*Original stone read Jane Sophina Monteith, wife of A.A. Alexander, died January 1895, age 86 yrs, 1 mo & 18 days"]
[*Jane Sophina MONTEITH was the wife of Andrew Anslam ALEXANDER; married 24 Mar 1840]


[Jul 2005 photo]



[ca 1989 photo]
GRAYSON H. ALEXANDER
JAN. 7, 1876
JULY 2, 1876

[HPC:  "Grace Halyburton Alexander, (sic) son of W. A. and M. E. Alexander; died July 2, 1875; age 5 months and 2 days."]


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Grayson H. ALEXANDER
Jan. 7, 1876
July 2, 1876
[*Original stone read: "Grace Halyburton Alexander, son of W.A. & M.E. Alexander, died July 2, 1875, age 5 months & 2 days"]
[Grayson H. ALEXANDER was the son of William Abner and Margaret Elizabeth HAMPTON ALEXANDER]


[Jul 2005 photo]


[ca 1989 photo]
INFANT

D[au]gh[t]e[r] of
W. A. [&] M. [E.]
A[lex]a[nder]
[was given back]
[to God Who gave]

[Nov. 7, 1874]

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VIOLET JANE ALEXANDER
MARCH 14, 1843
APRIL 4, 1874



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Violet Jane ALEXANDER
March 14, 1843
April 4, 1874
[Violet Jane ALEXANDER was the daughter of Andrew Anslam and Jane Sophina MONTEITH ALEXANDER.]


[Jul 2005 photo]


[ca 1989 photo]
E. CORNELIA ALEXANDER
DEC. 22, 1844
FEB. 4, 1877

[Not in HPC]



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E. Cornelia ALEXANDER
Dec. 22, 1844
Feb. 4, 1877
[*Elizabeth Cornelia ALEXANDER was the daughter of Andrew Anslam and Jane Sophina MONTEITH ALEXANDER. Never married.]



[Jul 2005 photo]


[ca 1989 photo]
LEIGH MONTEITH ALEXANDER
JULY 20, 1879
MAY 1[8], 1897

[Not in HPC]

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Leigh Monteith ALEXANDER
July 20, 1879
May 13, 1897
[*Original stone read: "Leigh Alexander, July 20, 1879 - May 13, 1897"]
[Leigh Monteith ALEXANDER was the son of William Abner and Margaret Elizabeth HAMPTON ALEXANDER]


[Jul 2005 photo]


[ca 1989 photo]
SWANNIE MYRTLE HARRIS

wife of
RICHARD M. STEPHENS
FEB. 1, 1911
JULY 5, 1963

[Not in HPC]

RICHARD M. STEPHENS
North Carolina
Sgt HQ Co 126 Infantry
World War II
Dec 26 1912          Jan 2 1962

[Not in HPC]

MINNIE ISABELLE BARKLEY,

Wife of
W. M. KERNS
JUNE 2, 1867
MAY 19, 1898

KERNS

[HPC:  "Minnie I. Barkley, wife of N. M. Kerns, June 2, 1867 -- May 19, 1896."]

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BRICE
McKNIGHT Son of
W. M. & MINNIE KERNS
NOV. 22, 1897
APR. 16, 1898

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Wm. ABNER ALEXANDER

FEB. 22, 1847
APRIL 5, 1913

[Not in HPC]


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Wm. Abner ALEXANDER
Feb. 22, 1847
April 5, 1913
[William Abner ALEXANDER was the son of Andrew Anslam and Jane Sophina MONTEITH ALEXANDER; he married in 1873 to Margaret Elizabeth HAMPTON]


[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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