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Wheely's Church Cemetery - Old Location
Location: Wheelers Church Road (SR1102) at Gordonton
Directions:
From Roxboro, take 49 to Gordonton. Turn left on Wheelers Church Road. Cemetery in not far from intersection on left
Access:
On private property but near road in edge of woods
Survey:
May 2006 by Ken and Becky Dalton
GPS:
36 16 42.5 N 079 07 32.0 W
Notes:
This cemetery is a match for WPA # 217 which is identified as "Wheeley’s cemetery-Wheelers Primitive Baptist Church" This is not the location of the present church. The WPA survey of this cemetery is available as a pdf file here.

Graves

1. Peter Burton / HESTER / Oct 30, 1957 / Oct 6, 1991

2. Margaret W / HESTER / 2nd LT / US ARMY / WW2 / Feb 16, 1915 / Nov 6, 1988

3. Jessie Baynes THOMPSON / wife of / William E Thompson / Oct 16, 1852 / Jan 2, 1877 (See Note 1 below.)

4. Dr R C BAYNES / Born / Feb 22, 1818 / Died / Jun 19, 1882 / Therefore being justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ. Romans 5c 1vs / (fs) RCB (See Note 2 below.)

5. Calvin T / son of / RC&EG BAYNES / Born / Feb 23, 1859(?) / Died / Sept 4, 1882 / (fs) CTB

6. Flora / daughter of / RC&EG BAYNES / Born / and Died Aug(Apr?) 5 / 1862 / He will gather the lambs with His arms and carry them in His bosom-Gal 41ch 11 vs / (fs) FB /

7. In memory of / Ida Frances(?) / GORDON / Born 8 Nov 1847 / Died 1 Apr 1851(?) / (fs) IFG (See Note 3 below.)

8. (replacement stone) Elizabeth G BAYNES / wife of / Dr R C Baynes / Mar 7, 1817 / Sept 29, 1870 / (fs) ECB
(older broken stone) Elizabeth G / wife of / Dr R C BAYNES / Born / Mar 2, 1817 / Died / Sept 29, 1870 / Thanks be to God, which giveth us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ - 1st Corinthians 15ch 57 vs

9. Sarah / wife of / Drewry BURTON / Died Feb 6, 1908 / Death is the crown of life / (fs) SB

10. (replacement stone) Mary Susan / Gordon COLEMAN / Dec 8, 1840 / July 26, 1867 / (fs) MSC
(older stone) Mary Susan / wife of / J S COLEMAN / Born Dec 8, 1840 / Died July 26, 1867 / (at bottom of stone) R L Rogers - Durham, NC / (See Note 4 below.)

11. Alexander GORDON / Born 6th Sept 1785 / Died 18 Aug 1849 / (fs) AG

12. In memory of / Susanna J GORDON / Born 3rd July 1787 / Died 22nd Sept / 1846 / (fs) SJG

13. In memory of / Richard E GORDON / Born 30th Sept 1812 / Died 23rd March / 1849 / (fs) REG (See Note 5 below.)

There are also about 150 fieldstones and/or depressions behind and beside the marked graves


Additional Information

This information, based on several articles in Volume I of The Heritage of Person County, is included as an aid to researchers.

Note 1
Jessie Baynes THOMPSON was the daughter of Raney Curry Baynes and Elizabeth Calhoon Graves Baynes. For additional information see "Jessie Pauline Baynes," Article 369 in The Heritage of Person County, Volume I.

Note 2
For additional information about the R. C. Baynes family, see "Raney Curry Baynes," Article 372, in The Heritage of Person County, Volume I.

Note 3
Ida Frances GORDON was the daugher of Elizabeth Calhoun Graves Gordon Baynes and her first husband, Richard Elam Gordon. See "Elizabeth Calhoun Graves Gordon Baynes," Article 368 in The Heritage of Person County, Volume I.

Note 4
Mary Susan Gorden is the daughter of Elizabeth Calhoun Graves Gordon Baynes and her first husband, Richard Elam Gordon. Mary Susan Gordon married John Coleman. See "Elizabeth Calhoun Graves Gordon Baynes," Article 368 in The Heritage of Person County, Volume I.

Note 5
Richard E. Gordon was the first husband of Elizabeth Calhoon Graves Gordon Baynes.


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