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|John (Isaac) Satterfield Cemetery|
|Location: Off Antioch Church Road near 501S.
Directions: From Roxboro take 501S to left on Antioch Church Road (SR 1708) to left on path into woods.
Access: Deep in woods on private property. Not accessible without permission.
Survey: Aug 31, 2004 by Ken Dalton and Becky Farlow (with special thanks to Keith Rogers who guided us in and provided the additional information on who is buried here.)
GPS: 36 19 32.7 N 078 57 58.3 W
Slave cemetery GPS: 36 19 33.6 N 078 57 59.1 W
This is the original cemetery for the John Isaac Satterfield plantation. This is a large cemetery typical of a 1700s plantation. Within a massive rock wall are William Penn Satterfield ( 1824 - 1898) and Sarah Beasley Satterfield (b 1823) along with his parents, James Satterfield (1776-1859) and Elizabeth Trotter and his parents, John (Isaac) Satterfield (died 1802) and Lucy (or Sarah Jay, as some researchers believe). John is the original settler who received the land grant from Lord Granville.
Outside the wall are Moores and others from the plantation... about 50 graves total. Separated from this cemetery by 100 ft is a slave cemetery of about 25 graves. The whole area is covered with thick periwinkle and guarded by the most massive poplar that I have ever seen. 3 adults cannot join hands around this tree. This cemetery was in use from about 1750 to 1900, and has been abandoned since then.
2 carved tombstones:
1. Mary D / wife of / G W MOORE / Born / July 1, 1847 / Died / Jun 19, 1879 /
2. Mary E / wife of / G W MOORE / Born / Nov 23, 1849 / Died / Aug 3, 1882 /
(The information from the two stones above is an exact transcription of the information on the stones. The lines on each stone are marked by a slash. Comments are in parentheses.
Others who may be buried here:
(The information below is from research by individuals and family records. It is not supported by physical evidence in this cemetery. If you research these lines and can add additional information pertaining to this cemetery, please share what you know. Please read the comments about this cemetery that appear below from a post to the Person County Message Board by John Fox.)
3. Gilbert MOORE
4. Lavenia Satterfield MOORE b. 1803 d. Dec 23, 1882
5. Sally Willy, dau of Bob SATTERFIELD
6. Alice Bell SATTERFIELD, Jun 25, 1854, 2 months and 4 days old
7. Sarah C SATTERFIELD, b July 4, 1875 d Oct 7, 1876
8. Cora H SATTERFIELD, b Sept 4, 1877 d Jan 28, 1898
9. Sarah SWEANEY Jul 13, 1888
10. Thomas Barnett MOORE
11. Arther Graham SATTERFIELD b. Sept 11, 1885 d. Dec 8, 1885
12. Blanch Sarah SATTERFIELD b. Jan 30, 1887 d. Jul 13, 1888
Known to be buried in slave cemetery ( from family records)
13. Lucy A SATTERFIELD
14. Doc SATTERFIELD
16. Mamie C b. Jul 31, 1878 d. May 20, 1881
One child's grave is completely covered with football-sized rocks. From other sources, we have learned this was a common practice with drowning victims.
|Comments by John Fox
Posted to the Person County Message Board
05 June 2006
I am risking offending Ken and Becky Dalton, which I do not want to do, as I am most
aware of the effort it takes to do what they have been doing. But I do have some problems
with what they have recorded as the John Isaac Satterfield Cemetery. The inventory was
brought to my attention by a Satterfield researcher who had encountered the inventory on
line; she is from West Virginia.
|A Response to John Fox's Post
As a result of the note above, the names of Green D SATTERFIELD and Mary A SATTERFIELD have been removed from the "Others who may be buried here" list above. They are obviously not buried here since they were listed in the WPA cemetery survey in the Satterfield Cemetery in Uptown Roxboro, WPA cemetery #176.
The decision to include or not include the list of graves that are not supported by physical evidence in the cemetery for this or other cemeteries is a tough call. In this case the list is supported by strong oral history and research, but the list admittedly may not be accurate. The list may however be useful to researchers and thus remains for now but with introduction that better positions the information. As further research yields greater understanding, this page will continue to change.
John's complete post has been included here in order to be certain that those who read this page will be aware of his comments.