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Ivy Log Cemetery Committee (#46855417)
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Bio Photo I am a member of the Ivy Log Baptist Church. When asked to serve on the cemetery committee, I knew I could not work without a written record.
I needed a record of the graves in rows and plots. I spent a summer walking the cemetery recording those that were buried and those that had plots reserved.
I then found the find a grave web site. Rose Birdwell had started recording the cemetery but had stopped. My daughter and I finished recording the pictures. I have keep it updated since.
The Ivy Log Cemetery is the only cemetery I record. Our church was started in 1838, my husband's ancestors were among those first members.
I also have many ancestors in the Ivy Log Cemetery. The Lances,Daniels, Davenports and I am still researching others.

Mazie Davenport Gray
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Deborah Fincher Allmon
RE: William Chapman
John III, son of John Jr and Leanah Brown is Find A Grave #136494530. There's a tree online that I'm trying to locate. It's a pdf file. It should have info on Letitia on it.
Added by Deborah Fincher Allmon on Feb 25, 2015 4:45 PM
Deborah Fincher Allmon
RE: Ruthie Barnes Chapman
Ruthie's parents were Reuben Barnes and Isbell Green. He was born abt. 1775 in Orange County, NC. She was born Sept 20, 1775 and died Dec 6 1832. I do not have a Find A Grave # for William Washington Chapman. He was buried in Chapman Cemetery on Brushy Mountain in Taylorsville, NC. We have April 25, 1781 in Wilkes County, NC to between 1857 and 1868 in Taylorsville, Alexander County, NC. William Washington's parents were John Chapman, JR 1750 Loudon County, VA and Leanah Brown 1763 in Wilkes County, NC to 1841 in Wilkes County, NC. I would appreciate you looking over the messages I left on your wall. I have the following info on John Chapman:
ca 1750--NOV 15, 1836

To all who may see these presents

Greeting whereas I John Chapman of the county of Wilkes, being in
reasonable health and of sound mind, do, in the presence of god and these
living witnesses, publish and declare this to all whom it may concern as
my last will and testament and that I do give ----- release unto my son
Enoch Chapman and my daughter Letty Chapman all the tract of land on
which I now live and own together with all its improvements and
appurtenances as well as all other tracts or parcels of land which I may
now own adjoining the above mentioned tract or elsewhere. I do
furthermore will and bequeath to my said son and daughter, Enoch and
Letty all the household and kitchen furniture, stock of horses, cattle,
hogs, sheep and poultry as well as all other household goods and
perishable property of which I may die in possession of, share and share
alike. The conditions in the above mentioned will is that myself and my
wife Leanna Chapman is to have our support out of the said land or it's
proceeds,as well as all other property as long as we both, or either of
us may live, but after the decease of the last survivor of myself or wife
Leanna, then it shall be legal for my son Enoch and daughter Letty, if
they may think it proper so to do, to proceed to divide all the said
lands mentioned as this my last will and testament share and share alike
so that the share of one shall be agreed in point of value to that of the
other, or if they may think it best so to do, they may put it up either
at public sales or private sales and sell it either for cash or credit or
for trade and share the proceeds each share and share alike. that whereas
I have given to all my other heirs and legal representatives what I
conceive to be their fair share of my estate and worldly goods. That I do
now give and bequeath unto each of my children Enoch and Letty excepted,
the sum of one dollar each to be paid by my son Enoch and daughter,
Letty, out of any funds they may have on hand or out of the proceeds of
the sale of my personal property that may be left by myself or wife
Leanna whichever of us two may be the last survivor of the two. It is
furthermore provided that my son Enoch and daughter Letty shall have as
full and ample contract of the possession and benefits of all the lands
and other property mentioned in the will as this myself or wife Leanna __
out of existance

The above instrument has been duly signed and sealed in the presence of
us witnesses:
William C. Emmit ____
Elisha Chapman signed with an X for John Chapman
Manley Brown
This article signed and sealed and delivered on the 1st day of September,


Reference: Revolutionary War Soldiers of Western NC.; Burke Co., Vol. 1

John Chapman: born Loudon Co., VA. 1750. At age 15, he moved to Rowan
Co., (later Burke Co., and then Wilkes Co.) NC. He was living in Burke
Co. at the beginning of the Rev. War.

Summary of Mil. Serv.
John Chapman entered Rev. service as a volunteer militiaman in a ranger
company of light horse commanded by Captain (later Lt. Col.) Robert
Holmes of McDowells Reg't. (1780). Later he served another tour of duty
with Captain Holmes in Colonel Francis Locke's Rowan Reg't. He served in
a third tour of duty in light horse under Capt. John Bickerstaff for a
period of three months. Their main duties were keeping the Tories of
Burke Co. in check. His fourth term of duty was a three months tour under
Capt. Henry Highland of McDowell's Reg't. He again served in light horse
and was in a raid against the Cherokee. In his pension declaration he
said that he served until April, 1783. He also stated that he was at the
Battle of Guilford Courthouse (Mar. 15, 1781) and in the Wilmington
Expedition of Sep-Dec 1781.

He applied for Revolutionary War pension in Wilkes Co., NC 1832, age 84.
He was awarded $60.00 per annum. In his pension statesments, he is
erroneously listed as "Joseph" Chapman..

His widow received pension # W18895 in 1843, age 82.
Rev. War Pension Papers for John Chapman, (erroneously called Joseph)

State of North Carolina

Wilkes County, On this 1st day of May, 1843, one thousand eight hundred
and forty-three, personnally appeared before me, Enoch Chapman, one of
the acting magistrates, a member of the court of pleas and quarter
sessions in & for the said county and state, Leanna Chapman, a resident
of the aforesaid County & state, aged (82) eighty two years, who being
first duly sworn according to law, doth on her oath make the following
declaration in order to obtain the benefits of the provisions made by the
act of Congress paper July 4th, 1836, and the joint resolution of July
7th, 1838, granting pensions to certain widows.

That she is the widow of Joseph Chapman, late pensions, dec'd of the
County of Wilkes, N. Carolina who was a private soldier in the North
Carolina Militia in the War of the Revolution & drew a pension from the
United States of (60) sixty dollars a year for a few years prior to his
death under the act of 1832.

She further declared that she was married to the said Joseph Chapman late
pensioner dec'd in the County of Wilkes, NC on the 18th day of January

seventeen hundred and seventy nine, that her husband, the aforesaid
Joseph Chapman, died on the 15th day of November in the year of 1836
eighteen hundred & thirty-six and that she has remained a widow ever
since that period as will more fully appear by references to the proof
_____ _____.

Sworn to and subscribed on the day and year above written before

signed Enoch Chapman, JP

signed Leanner Chapman (very shaky writing)
Added by Deborah Fincher Allmon on Feb 01, 2015 8:21 PM
Deborah Fincher Allmon
John A. Thomas
John was Catherine Chapman's husband. Noah A. Thomas was their son. He indeed was married three times. The first two wives were Nola Elizabeth Hughes and Mary Jane Mashburn.
I can't send edits to link Noah to his Mom or John to his third wife because of the error I previously stated.
Added by Deborah Fincher Allmon on Jan 26, 2015 5:05 PM
Deborah Fincher Allmon
Memorial #5447365
I was just looking at Catherine Thomas and I believe you have her mixed up with someone else. Her maiden name was Catherine N. Chapman, she married John Andrew Thomas and her parents were Enach and Sarah May (Sallie) Chapman. Her occupation was a teacher. She is on the 1860 and 1870 census reports with her parents and siblings. She's also listed in Chapter 11 page 50 in the book "Facts and Events of the Chapman Family" written by Roy Chapman, Florida Supreme Court Justice.
Added by Deborah Fincher Allmon on Jan 26, 2015 4:58 PM
Bob Carter
Young names
Samuel Lee Young was from Walnut Cove, Stokes County, NC but have not found out where his wife was born. Her name was Savannah, and believe her maiden name was Nelson, a child of Elijah Nelson, but have not been able to find him or verify her place of birth.

If you run across this information, please update the files if you can.

Great work you;re doing! Wish other church cemeteries had someone like you that would take on this role to preserve history.

Bob 46599530
Added by Bob Carter on Jul 15, 2014 9:38 AM
Deborah Fincher Allmon
RE: Lewis Little
I'm related to a lot of folks in Ivy Log Cemetery. Anytime you have a question, feel free to ask. I can give you my sister's e-mail address if you want it. She has all documentation.
Added by Deborah Fincher Allmon on Jun 25, 2014 8:40 PM
Deborah Fincher Allmon
RE: Lewis Little
On Eliza Adeline Little you put Adeline twice in her name.
I have her birthdate as 7/19/1843 in Union Co. She died about 1850.

Martha and Margaret were born 4/19/1848 in Union Co.
I have Margaret's middle name as Lavina. She died 4/20/1929 in Chillicothe, TX.

All info I have was given to me by my oldest sister via family tree. She has all her research paperwork from the archives, etc.

I have no clue who the person is that sent info to you. She's not listed in our tree.
Added by Deborah Fincher Allmon on Jun 25, 2014 12:46 PM
Evening Blues
RE: Dora Hood
I'll try to send you what info I have. He's not on my direct line of Hoods (he's a distant cousin), but I will send some info of what I have that I hope is correct.
Added by Evening Blues on Mar 24, 2013 6:34 PM
Eric Powell
RE: Robert Lance
Thanks for checking on "Judge" Lance for me. I'm only very distantly related by marriage. His son Vernal Lee Lance, MD married Virginia Bair and the Bair family of Orangeburg, SC is one from which I descend and am trying to document as best I can. It was very hard tracking down Vernal Lee as the only thing I had was "Judge R. L. Lance" and the fact that Vernal was a doctor from Union County, GA mentioned in a marriage announcement in the Orangeburg paper. It was a bit of a challenge actually proving who he was and that he was from the Ivy Log area, although I had a hunch after searching on Find-a-Grave.
Added by Eric Powell on Nov 24, 2012 7:53 PM
Don Byers
Cecil Byers
Mazie, Cecil Byers(I don't know anything about a Cecil Bowers) was the adopted son of my Uncle Lawrence Byers and wife Lillian Hyatt(Hiatt). Cecil is buried at Harmony Grove Cem, Whitfield County GA. Cecil's widow, Otha, and two of the children visited briefly this year at the Decoration Day at Ivy Log Cemetery. They recognized Aunt Lela's old '55 Chev which I was driving and found me.
I have photos of Cecil's stone in the Byers History book if anyone needs it.
Uncle Lawrence and Aunt Lillian had two children who died of whooping cough when they lived in Catoosa County GA, those two kids are buried in unmarked graves somewhere over there. After that, they moved back to Union COunty to what is now Ivy Log Rd, close to Jack and Betty. MY grt-gnd parenta, P.C.(Cebe) and Sarah Jane Coffey Byers are buried there alongside Lawrence and Lillian. To my knowledge, no other Byerses are buried at Ivy Log. Aunts Ella Faye & Viola at Old Brasstown and Lela at Antioch. Aunt Pauline Byers Moss was one month shy of 106 y/o when she died 2010 Greensboro, NC.

Don Byers

Don Byers
Added by Don Byers on Oct 16, 2012 11:58 AM
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