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Hopewell Presbyterian Church Cemetery

Huntersville, Mecklenburg Co., NC




2005

One of the original pews, located in the Shields Chapel
2005

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


R - W surnames

Partial listing of 592 names, including the following surnames:

Abernathy (24),    Alexander (63),   Allen (2),   Allison,   Baker (6),   Barkley (6),   Barnett (3),   Barron (2),   Barry (9),   Barton,   Bean,   Beaty (3),   Bell,   Black (3),   Blackwood (2),   Blythe (13),   Bradley (3),   Brown (3),    Butler (2),    Caldwell (2),   Campbell (3),   Cannon & Canon (9),   Capps (3),   Carr (9),   Carson (3),   Collins,   Craven (2),   Cumming,   Davidson (9),   Dohorty & Dougherty,   Douglas & Douglass (4),   Dunn,   Dunnfe,   Elliott & Elliotte (9),   Emerson,   Fullham,   Garrison,   Gathings,   Graham (2),   Grey (2),   Hampton (6),   Hannon,   Harry (7)Henderson (35),   Houston (7),   Hunter (3),   Irvin (3),   Jamison (7),   Johnson (2),   Kennerly (2),   Kerns (20),   Kerr (2),   Kincaid,   King,   Knox,   Latta (3),   Lawing (2),   Little (5),   Long (2),   Love,   Luckey (2),   Martin (3),   McAulay (3),   McClure (4),   McCorkle (11),   McCoy (5),   McCraken,   McCreaken,   McElroy (5),   McEntire (3),   McGin,   McKnight,   McLure (2),   McNeely (4),   Miller,   Mincy,   Monteith (9),   Moore (10),   Nance (2),   Parks (17),   Patterson (4),   Peel,   Peoples (4),   Petters,   Pharr (2),   Puckett (16),   Rankin (3),   Reid (2),   Robinson (4),   Rodgers,   Ross (3),   Rufsel or Russel,   Sample (18)Shields (7),    Sommerville,   Spencer,   Stephens (6),   Stevens (2),   Stewart (5),   Stinson,   Stowe (2),   Stuart (3),   Thompson & Thomson (6),   Todd (6),   Torrance & Torrence (11),   Underwood (4),   Vance (10),   Wallis,   Warren (2),   Wharton (3),   White (8),   Whitley (5),   Wier,   Williams (8),   Williamson (2),   Willis,   Wilson (18),   Winders,   Withers,   Woodruff,   Woods (2)

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Name Surname Sex Title Born Birth Year Died Death Year Age at death Spouse Name Spouse Surname Parents Names Parents Surname Notes
{infant}Rankin                  PollyRankinburied w/ mother
PollyRankinf      January 30180333        buried w/ infant; surv. by husband & 5 children
RichardRankinm      March 23180435         
Elizabeth L.Reidf  February 091797May 041838  RufusReid    2nd wife of Rufus Reid
Nancy L.ReidfMrs.February 151801November 061833  RufusReid     
Abigail BarnettRobinsonf      May 28188898         
ArchibaldRobinsonm        1879           
Mary A.Robinsonf  Nov (Mar) 91813April 091845      William BainAlexander 
Mary A.Robinsonf  November 091813April 091845      William BainAlexander 
John M.Rodgersm  April 281888February 121890      A. W. & S. J.Rodgers 
JamesRossm      April 06180939         
Polly TilleyRossf      January 3118092 yrs, 10 days    James & CateyRoss 
Ruben E.Ross        September 05182423 yrs, 2 mos, 12 days         
DavidRufsel "(Russel ?)"m      March 28180269 yrs, 1 day         
Araminta C.Sample        July 1117945 yrs, 6 mos         
David IrwinSamplem  August 061837January 11191875         
E. Eugenia HarrisSamplef  August 071842January 281893  J. McCamieSample     
Elizabeth AlexanderSamplef      August 01182275 yrs, 6 mos         
JamesSamplem  February 141770January 071853           
James McCamieSamplem  January 191835April 16192792        elder of Hopewell Church for over 55 yrs
Jane L. BarrySamplef  March 291811May 11187665 yrs, 1 mo, 13 daysWm. A.Sample     
Jennie PearlSamplef  March 251893October 131895           
Lee HoustonSample            2 yrs, 2 mos    D. I. & R. E.Sampleno dates
M. Ida WilliamsSamplef  July 051851August 111889  John W.Sample     
MarthaSamplef  September 221777December 31186184 yrs, 3 mos, 9 daysJas.Sample     
Martha E.Samplef  September 081832September 201857      Wm. A. & I. L.Sample 
PaulineSamplef  November 041894October 041895           
Rebecca Ellie McCoySamplef  March 221842February 17190369 yrs, 10 mos, 25 daysD. I.Sample     
Richard SidneySamplem  December 031830November 201831      Wm. A. & J. L.Sample 
Robert MidasSamplem  July 311889August 211890      John W. & Ida W.Sample 
WilliamSamplem      September {no date listed}1791"near 55 years"         
William A.Samplem  April 151803June 29187774 yrs, 2 mos, 14 days        elder of Hopewell Church for 46 yrs, 1831 - 1877
A. C.Shieldsm  December 271826September 09189972 yrs, 8 mos, 12 daysJane Ailene HendersonShields{William}Shieldsmy ancestor, Alexander Cowan Shields
Alice OnaShieldsf  June 101908April 211910      Cowan Lemley & Julia Nancy AlexanderShields 
Banner JaneShieldsf  September 131895March 091915      Cowan Lemley & Julia Nancy AlexanderShields 
Cowan LemleyShieldsm  July 101863March 211928  Julia Nancy AlexanderShields{Alexander Cowan & Jane Ailene Henderson}Shieldsmy ancestor
Jane A. {Ailene} HendersonShieldsf  October 241824April 22189873Alexander CowanShields     
Julia {Nancy} AlexanderShieldsf  September 291866{June 13}{1957}  Cowan LemleyShields{Ezekiel & Mary Ann McGahey}Alexandermy ancestor
W. B. {William Benjamin}Shieldsm  April 161856September 201893           
Kate NelsonSommervillef  July 111851January 161936  Chas. Wm.SommervilleDr. Thomas L. Gregory & CatherineNelsonb. at "the Piping Tree", VA; md 1) 20 Jun 1878 Rev. Jno. Watkins Dabney of Campinas, Brazil; 5 children born in Campinas, Brazil; md 2) 4 Aug 1892 Chas. Wm. Sommerville of Hampden-Sydney, VA
Sarah AnnSpencerf      August 29180618         
Allen PrestonStephens        March 291930           
Ase E.Stephens    November 141847June 101927           
Cynthia A.Stephensf  February 281856April 201936          had children (poss. mother of Sarah Bell Stephens)
J. L.Stephens    September 181870August 181901           
Sallie LoelStephensf  June 031845March 191908           
Sarah BellStephensf  November 201885June 171913           
Laura S.Stevensf  October 041872June 291879      S. J. & M. C.Stevens 
Mollie R.Stevensf  September 241871February 251879      S. J. & M. C.Stevens 
Laura SusanStewartf  October 041873March 291879      S. J. & M. C.Stewart 
Mary ClementineStewartf  September 121853May 281911  S. J.Stewart     
Mollie RebeccaStewartf  September 241879February 251880      S. J. & M. C.Stewart 
S. J.Stewart    February 181840May 261921           
Susan C.Stewartf  May 121824June 251879           
Michael W.Stinsonm      January 0918085         
H. A.Stowe        March 2118787 yrs, 5 mos, 21 days         
Jemima PeoplesStowef  September 161821November 021884      John & S. S.Peoples 
Isabella F.Stuartf  September 031830December 281896           
Nancy AlexanderStuartf  November 021835June 241906           
Thomas A.Stuart    October 281826October 251895           
GideonThompson        October {no date listed}179671         
JamesThompsonmCapt.    January 28178130         
JannettThompson        February 02179669         
SarahThompsonf      February 16182874        md; mother
ThomasThompson        March 02178158         
JohnThomsonm      March 13177521         
ChristianTodd        February 22180160         
George W.Toddm      August 2018122 yrs, 8 mos    James & NancyTodd 
JohnToddm      February 23187375         
JosephTodd        November 07182576         
WilliamTodd        January 08182990         
William NeelTodd        April 19181925         
James GalbraithTorrancem  November 191784December 121847           
Jane AdelineTorrancef    1811March {no date listed}1820           
Margaret AllisonTorrancef  January 061798January 191820           
Mary L.Torrancef  December 191799November 261821           
William L.Torrancem  January 201822May 261852           
Eliza GastonTorrencef  January 201843June 101916  Richard AllisonTorrence     
HughTorrencem      February 14181673         
IsabellaTorrencef      February 01181676         
John AndrewTorrencem  January 281839December 211904           
Nancy A.Torrencef      November 11181826         
Richard AllisonTorrencem  December 071838May 221927           
Carrie J. McElroyUnderwoodf  September 011875June 201928  John M.Underwood     
Jno. D.Underwoodm  December 091836March 011901  Nancy J.Underwood    father
John M.Underwoodm  September 021871May 301929  Carrie J. McElroyUnderwood     
Nancy J.Underwoodf  December 091841February 221922  Jno. D.Underwood     
{infant}Vancem        1922      W. D. & OdessaVance 
DavidVancem      February 13182750         
Elizabeth C.Vancef  December 081851December 221896          mother
Jane M.Vancef  September 211820April 131901           
John D.Vancem  November 281853March 011917           
Julia A. FullwoodVancef  July 231851March 231898  M. W.Vance     
Kate EstelleVance    November 101885June 061887           
KatharineVance        September 07182643         
Marcus WilliamVance    October 141849July 101928           
WilliamVance        December 10182119 yrs, 4 mos         
Sarah C. B.Wallis        December 16184329 yrs, 11 mos, 14 days         
CoraWarrenf  April 131880September 071909  C. E.Warren     
Edney JohnstonWarrenf  June 251902April 051904           
{infant}Whartonf                    buried w/ mother Elizabeth Jane Wharton; no dates listed
{infant}Whartonf                    buried w/ mother Elizabeth Jane Wharton; no dates listed
Elizabeth JaneWhartonf      August 04185527Samuel D.Wharton     
David H.Whitem                    CSA, Co. H, NC Inf.
Edna May ParksWhitef  May 271882November 211924  Arthur P.White     
Edna May ParksWhite                      "(See A. P. White)"
Laura H.Whitef      June 081874  D. H.WhiteJoseph Wade & Cynthia R.Hampton"unmarked graves in the new graveyard"
Laura HamptonWhite    December 151846June 081874           
Mattie L.Whitef  May 281859December 041901  Thomas A.White     
Thos. A.White    May 171853June 141909           
Wade HamptonWhite        December 081934           
BraxtonWhitley        October 18186611 mos         
Ella J.Whitley        January 2618667         
Esther Sallie McCoyWhitleyf      July 29186735R. D.Whitley     
Jane B.Whitley        January 22186569         
Neil M.Whitley        January 3018664         
Isabella SophiaWierf  February 251816May 081845      William B. & Violet D.Alexanderyoungest child
Elizabeth Ann ChilesWilliamsf  February 181827July 121904  Rev. Jno. C.Williams     
EmmaWilliams    July 201849July 131912          "L. M. W.; R. W."
J. H.Williams    January 171830May 171910          "B. W.; J. D. W."
Jas. L.WilliamsmRev.October 161854March 051885      Rev. John C. & Elizabeth C.Williams 
John C.WilliamsmRev.March 151819December 221874           
Nancy StephensWilliamsf  September 141880July 141917  G. F.Williams     
R.Williams                      no dates
RebeccaWilliamsf  October 231862September 201872      Rev. J. C. & E. A.Williamsyoungest child
JohnWilliamsonmRev.    September 14184256        b. SC; 5 Oct 1811 licensed to preach, 14 Sep 1813 ordained pastor of Waxhaw congregation in SC; 1818 moved to Hopewell, pastor of Paw Creek
Sarah E.Williamsonf      September 30184541         
ElizabethWillisf  February 011854July 151857      S. S. & L.Willis 
Eleanora J.Wilsonf  April 271841May 16190766 yrs, 19 daysJas. A.Wilson     
Gilbreath Mc.Wilson    July 171841June 181862           
Helen EleanoraWilsonf  August 121901June 151910      Mac & R. M.Wilson 
IsaacWilsonmDr.December 301802December 15188078         
James A.Wilsonm  September 181839July 211924           
JohnWilsonm      May 09181524         
MargaretWilsonf  May 201793April 291876  RobertWilson     
Martha L.Wilsonf      September 0118388 mos    Dr. I. & V. E. L.Wilson 
OliveWilsonf  February 181867June 161924      J. A. & E. J.Wilson 
R. M.Wilson    August 301847July 151915          CSA, Co. B, 2nd NC Reg.
RebeccaWilsonf      June 3017888 mos         
Rebecca I.Wilsonf      November 03185549 yrs, 9 mos, 18 daysDr. IsaacWilson     
Rhoda MayWilsonf  August 261879January 111907  MacWilson     
S. AngelinaWilsonf  March 261825September 061874      Robert & MargaretWilson 
Susan M.Wilsonf  February 131816January 28189477 yrs, 11 mos, 15 daysDr. IsaacWilson     
Thomas A.Wilson    December 111827February 251862           
Thomas C.Wilson    August 221843June 29186218 yrs, 10 mos, 7 days         
Violet L.Wilsonf      March 14184533 yrs, 2 mosDr. IsaacWilson     
WilliamWinders      1867  1920           
Aubry W.Withers    March 211898July 161931           
{infant}Woodruff    May 081877May 081877      G. E. & B. M.Woodruff 
ElizabethWoods        May {no date listed}180232         
MatthewWoods        December {no date listed}179632         


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Also see Hopewell Presbyterian Church cemetery headstone photos that I took when I visited the cemetery.


Source:  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. {See pages 287 - 313 for transcriptions of inscriptions on these headstones. Also more information can be found on many of these individuals &/or their families throughout the book.}
Extracts submitted by: Susan Shields Sasek. My notes are in curly brackets { }.


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