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Lea's Chapel United Methodist Church Cemetery

Location: 6415 Leasburg Road, Roxboro, North Carolina.
Directions: South side of Leasburg Road (US 158) west of the intersection with Gardner Road (SR 1305) and east of the intersection with Rolling Hills Road (SR 1166).

Topographic map. (Note that the road names shown on the topographic map are not current.)
Approximate GPS Coordinates:
36 22' 59"N, 79 05' 43"W (WGS84/NAD83)

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History of Lea's Chapel

Two sources provide information about Lea's Chapel Church. Chapel on South Hyco: the story of Lea's Chapel United Methodist Church, Person County, North Carolina : 1750-2000 AD by Ben Lacy Rose (Richmond, Va. : B.L. Rose, 2000) was written and published for the 250th anniversary of the church. The first volume of Person County Heritage also includes an article about Lea's Chapel (#73).

Graves

The article in Person County Heritage provides this information about the cemetery:

The first burial at Lea's Chapel was that of an unknown person who happened to be traveling throught this part of the county. He suddenly became ill and stopped at Major Lea's home at Chapel Bridge near the church. He died before he could tell anyone his name. The lea family found on him no identification papers nor anything concerning his relatives. He was buried under an old oak tree on the Lea's Chapel church grounds, an unidentified stranger with no tombstone to mark his passing. The oldest tombstone that now stands at Lea's Chapel is that of James Cochran who died in 1807 after serving as a North Carolina Congressman.

The list of graves below is from the book Chapel on South Hyco: the story of Lea's Chapel United Methodist Church, Person County, North Carolina : 1750-2000 AD. The list was scanned and OCR converted but has not been proof read. If you find errors or if you are willing to do a field survey of this cemetery and add additional information for the dates, please contact  me.

Surname

Given Name

Dates

Bowes Betty Ann

b & d 1953

Bowes Hallie M.

1891-1957

Bowes Cora Ann

1878-1958

Bowes Isaac M.

1924-1972

Bowes Obie Franklin

1927-1998

Bowes Erma L

June 15, 1918

Bowes Cleve

1884-1942

Boyd Jessie W.

1899-1993

Boyd Clarence Lacy

1895-1950

Bradsher Frances

1827-1888

Bradsher William

1811-1879

Bradsher Eunice

1853-1895

Brandon Sarah T.

1848-1914

Brandon G. B.

1845-1912

Brewer Wiilic A. Smith

1885-1937

Brewer Edgar Slade

1909-1962

Brewer Janic Snead

1908-1986

Brewer John M.

1876-1942

Brewer Infant son of J.M & W.A. Brewer
Brewer Robert E.

1834-1904

Brewer James E.

1872-1894

Brewer Agnes M.

1842-1916

Brewer Cassie Maywood

1907-1909

Brooks Ella Bradsher

1868-1937

Brooks Mrs. Bessie S.

1846-1936

Carr Roxie Harris

1878-1917

Carr Melvin Merritt

1915-1981

Carr Alvenia Frederick

1918-1987

Carr Ruby Howerton

1893-1968

Carr Wanda Gale

1956-1998

Carr Charlie C.

1888-1956

Carr Jesse M.

1876-1947

Carr Ruth Garrett

May 8, 1886

Childress Mrs. Emmer F.

1858-1918

Clayton Myra Lynn

b & d 1959

Clayton Rebecca Gail

b & d 1956

Cochran Anness

1761-1821

Cochran Aurelia

d. 1812, 6yrs of age

Cochran James

d. 1807, 46yrs of age

Coleman Mrs. Sarah

1774-1854

Collins Virginia P.

1923-1954

Collins Franklin L.

1923-1993

Day (Boy)

b& d 1953

Fox Helen Can" Knight

1919-1988

Frederick Thomas E.

1913-1968

Fulcher Bettie B.

1853-1927

Fulcher Samuel

1884-1967

Fulcher Ruth Pearl

1886-1973

Fulcher Obediah

1847-1928

Fulcher Mary Ann

1882-1965

Garrett Almira Garratt
Garrett Stephen

1810-1863

Garrett Wilson E.

1861-1916

Gray Betty Jean

1938

Gray Alvin Junious

1959-1976

Gray Lonie Sue

b & d 1935

Gray William M.

1913-1972

Gray Nannie S.

1914-1958

Gray Charlie Junious

1939-1987

Hester Jimmy

1941-1952

Hester Richard

1944-1952

Hester Janie Rogers

1910-1995

Knight Alfred Ray

1919-1970

Knott Howard

1907-1929

Knott William R.

1917-1980

Knott Bessie

Aug. 10, 1920

Knott John Willlie

1905-1975

Knott Henry

1877-1935

Knott Willie Gene

1902-1955

Knott Violet Solomon

1876-1953

Lee Bertha Oliver

1891-1988

Lee Ira Thomas

1895-1978

Lee Harry

1926-1941

Murphy Flora

1870-1909

O'Briant Patsy Gentry

1934-1990

Oliver Ella Willis

1866-1960

Oliver Daniel Lindsay

1868-1948

Oliver O. M.

1797-1897

Oliver William H.

1895-1973

Oliver Ella J.

b & d 1948

Oliver Winnie Saunders

1894-1984

Oliver Rosa V.

1890-1977

Oliver W. Melvin

1921-1943

Pleasant William M.

1861-1922

Pleasant Jennie Willis

1857-1935

Pleasant Julia Blanche

1914-1915

Pleasant Robert Lawrence, "Bob"

1946-1999

Pleasant James Henry W.

1895-1914

Pleasant E. B.

1856-1942

Pleasant Bertie

1864-1935

Pleasant K. Lillian

1900-1990

Pleasant Katy Sue

1914-1915

Pleasant Andrew Jackson

1886-1963

Pleasant Robert Samuel

b & d 1916

Pleasant Enwood Samuel

1907-1922

Pleasant Robert H. Jr.

b & d 1954

Pleasant Edith Winstead

1908-1968

Pleasant John P.

1892-1966

Pleasant Minnie Tatum

1896-1979

Pleasant William Samuel

1887-1963

Pleasant Betty Briggs

1890-1973

Pleasant Thomas Alien

b & d 1960

Pleasant Herbert C.

1897-1979

Pleasant Alphonso Alice

1897-1924

Pleasant Virgie S.

Aug. 7,1912

Pleasant Major Y.

1890-1976

Pleasant Ida Clayton

1884-1974

Pleasant Ivey Ellis, Sr.

1895-1983

Pleasant Anna May Harris

1891-1976

Pleasant Henry M.

1888-1971

Pleasant William Preston

1979-1981

Pleasant Robert H.

1916-1989

Rice Stephen C.

1844-1918

Rose Duncan

1777-1839

Shell Ruth Tatum

1922-1998

Stephens Eliza M.

1818-1851

Wagstaff Robert Hester

1926-1980

Wagstaff John Lassiter

1964-1970

Wagstaff Blanche Hester

1900-1980

Wagstaff Sandra Hester

1954-1976

Wagstaff Lewis Teague

1896-1972

Wagstaff Nancy Wilson

1928-1975

Watson Richard A.

1883-1955

Watson Nora B.

1882-1954

Wilkerson Cornelia M.

1914-1980

Wilkerson Thaddeus Vernon

1917-1990

Wilkerson Robert J.

1907-1974

Wilkerson Esther Thompson

1901-1971

Wilkerson Frances S tames

1954-1955

Wilkerson Charles C.

1909-1997

Wilkerson Ara Elizabeth

1874-1951

Wilkerson William Robert

1871-1943

Wilkerson Charles Vernon

1939-1966

Wilkerson William Earl

1896-1972

Willis Sophia Ann

1832-1899

Additional information:

The information below is from the sources indicated. These graves are also located at Lea's Chapel.

  1. James COCHRAN, ca.1767-1813, (grandfather of James Cochrane Dobbin), a Representative from North Carolina; born near Mount Tirzah Township, Person County, N.C., about 1767; attended the public schools; engaged in agricultural pursuits near Helena, N.C.; member of the State house of commons 1802-1806; served in the State senate in 1807; elected as a Republican to the Eleventh and Twelfth Congresses (March 4, 1809-March 3, 1813); died in Roxboro, Person County, N.C., April 7, 1813; interment in the burial ground at Leas Chapel, five miles west of Roxboro, N.C. (Source: The Political Graveyard.) (Note that the dates here do not match the date of death given above; a field check is obviously needed!)

  2. Joyce Woodall Lacks, died Tuesday, Feb. 10, 2004. An obituary from the Courier-Times, 11 February 2004, is posted in the Person County Message Board.

  3. James F. Winstead, died 04 February 1889. A memorial published in the 09 January 1890 issue of the Person County Courier is posted in the Person County Message Board.

 


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