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Quaker Church established in the Brown Creek Community in April of 1826
Posted by: Steven Bailey (ID *****7945) Date: November 10, 2011 at 07:36:48
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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 Gould’s 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 Gould’s 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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