|Death: ||Sep. 7, 1823|
In Memory of William Barnes
Who died September 7, 1823
This age is what is on the marker though it has to be incorrect.....
Mystery of the 218-Year-Old Man
Author(s): Williams, Robert L.
Source: The State (NoCar F251 S77), December 1980, Vol. 47 Issue 8, p17-18, il
Abstract: Olney Presbyterian Church of Gastonia has a graveyard with one particularly interesting grave. The tombstone of William Barnes, who died in 1823, is inscribed with the phrase "aged 218 years." Although there is no acceptable explanation for why the marker reads this way, members of the church today do not think Barnes lived to be 218.
Subject(s): Cemeteries--Gastonia; Epitaphs
East Carolina University
Olney Presbyterian Church Cemetery
North Carolina, USA
Created by: Elizabeth Olmstead
Record added: Sep 25, 2006
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