|Bear Creek (Chatham County)|
North Carolina USA
|Cemetery notes and/or description:|
The Bray Cemetery is near Bear Creek Township.
It is near Brush Creek Baptist Church.
The Bray cemetery is at 6258 Airport Road.
The land was originally owned by A. T. BRAY. There are at least 90 graves in this cemetery.
Legal Description: parcel 61767, deed 1297/901 (2006), plat 86/91 (1986); deed 577/672, 31 Jul 1991; deed and plat do not reference cemetery..
Topo Quadrant: Coleridge.
Family owned: Yes.
Maintained: Yes, but not used.
NUMBER OF GRAVES: approx. 90.
Cemetery size: 120' x 60'.
Restricted access: Yes. Private property
Well maintained and preserved: Yes, trees growing among stones.
Enclosed explanation: wire and wood fence with gate and plaque: Matt Bray 2005 Eagle Scout project.
Enclosed conditions: Good -- keeps cows out.
Markers with inscriptions: Yes.
Last burial: 1910.
First burial: 1812.
Unusual stones: Yes, mostly local sandstone, many not professionally carved.
Markers damaged: Yes, age and weather.
Hazards: Time and neglect.
Listed explanation: Surveyed by Lois Sugg Willett, Guilford Battle Chapter, DAR, Greensboro NC, 1963, page 34; surveyed by Richard V. Welch 1985, also in Gravesites of Chatham County.