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John Baird Cemetery
Location: New Mayo Drive
Directions:
From Roxboro, take 49N for about 12 miles. Turn left on High Plains Road (SR 1504) then left on New Mayo Drive. Cemetery is in last curve on left.
Access:
Semi-maintained and near road
Survey:
July 2006 by Ken and Becky Dalton
GPS:
36 31 31.4 N 078 51 45.0 W
Notes:
This cemetery is a match for a survey done in early 1970s by Person County Historical Society

Graves

1. In memory of / Roger A BAIRD / third son of / Henry R & Ann P Baird / Died Mar 26, 1856 / Aged 8 Yrs 1 Mo / Meet me in heaven / were his dying words / Jesus removed this lovely flower / Safe to his immortal bower / to bloom in Paradise more fair / and shed a richer fragrance there /

2. Sacred to the memory of / William Henry / son of / John & Mary A BAIRD / who was born on the 10th of / Apr 1828 and died on the / 27th of Aug 1853 / This humble tribute of a parent’s love / not only marks the spot where he now lies / but warning gives to all who hither rove / to seek in death a home beyond the skies. / [Bowie & Wright / Petersburg, VA] / (fs) WHB

POWELL (double stone) / Wives of Gordan T POWELL /
3. Elizabeth Stigall / B-1842 / D- About 1886 /
4. Mary Stigall / B- 1849 / D- 1909 /

5. Sacred / to the memory of / Margaret L BAIRD / who was born Dec 17, 1817 / and died Apr the 3rd, 1853 / Blessed are the dead who die in the / Lord / [Bowie, McClevey & Wright / Petersburg, VA] / (fs) MLB

6. In memory of / Jane Henry / 2nd daughter of / Nathaniel H & Ann B / BAIRD / Who died July 8th, 1847 / Aged 1 Yr 10 Mo / and 23 Days / This lovely bud so young and fair / called hence by early doom / just came to show how sweet a flower / in Paradise would bloom / (fs) JHB

7. John A BAIRD / Oct 29, 1836 / July 8, 1918 / An honest man is / the noblest work / of God / (fs) JAB /

8. Maria G / wife of / JA BAIRD / Jan 26, 1834 / Sep 13, 1906 / I have fought a / good fight. I have / finished my course. / I have kept the faith / She was the sunshine of our home, / (fs) MGB /

9. NANNIE (footstone only)

10, Ella P / daughter of / JC&EE ROGERS / Born / Jan 25, 1870 / Died / Jun 8, 1871 / Suffer the little children to / come unto me and forbid / them not for such is / the kingdom of God / Luke 18 - 16 / (fs) EPR /

There are also 28 or more graves marked by fieldstones and/or depressions.


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