After 35 years of searching out the history of Anson County you would think I would know it all my now but the accidental discovery I made yesterday totally blew me away & anyone living in the Brown Creek Community along Goulds Fork & Grindstone Creek will find this article just as interesting.
Anson County NC Deed Book V page 351 April 15, 1826 Doctor William Mendenhall of Anson County NC to Abel Coffin & John Stewart of Guilford County NC them being trustees of the Deep River Monthly Meeting of the Society of Friends have given unto them this day the aforesaid Abel Coffin & John Stewart for said society 2 ½ acres located between Goulds Fork & Grindstone Creek in the County of Anson as represented by a plat (where is this plat that is mentioned here?) in the face of this indenture with the following boundaries beginning at a permission tree near the line of a small tract deeded by Mary Boggan to William Mendenhall which runs South 73 East 11 & runs North 20 poles to a stone in an old field & then East 20 poles to a stone near a gully & then South 20 poles crossing a gully to a stone near a house then West to the beginning containing 2 ½ acres to have & to hold by the aforesaid Coffin & Stewart of said Deep River Monthly Meeting of Friends for their use & benefit, which said tract includes a small graveyard & the grave of Mary T. Ingram as represented in the aforesaid tract deed witnessed by George C. Mendenhall
Since the above transaction states that the grave of Mary T. Ingram is located on the property I decided to search cemetery records & located the following Cemeteries of Anson County NC Volume I page 246 Mendenhall Cemetery Surveyed on April 5, 1994 by Evalyn Allen Huntley & Frank Tucker Mary T. Ingram daughter of George Mendenhall Esquire of Guilford County NC departed this life n September 22, 1824
Directions to the cemetery Go North on highway 52 ½ miles & turn left onto State Road 1641 & travel 1.6 miles & then walk into the woods on the right side of the road where you will see surveyors tape hanging from a tree & then go in on the left side of the barbwire fence & walk about 300 yards & you will see a patch of periwinkle & then you will see a large headstone leaning against a tree. (Remember, these directions are from April of 1994 so most likely all the landmarks mentioned in the directions have changed)
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