This is a very small cemetery,in Lasker, Northampton County, North Carolina. There is another New Hope Cemetery in Roanoke Rapids, Halifax County.
The History of New Hope United Methodist Church
The historical records of the very early church at New Hope were destroyed by fire, but in going through some old papers belonging to Mrs. Etta Brown the following was Recorded: "Meeting at New Hope Church, August 1837, 10-day meeting with The Reverend Stephen Jones coming everyday – Methodist _ Mr. James William Grant, Mr. Charlie Britton, Mr. William Mands." The first minister remembered by Miss Etta was The Reverend Charles Holiday, who rode horseback equipped with saddlebags.
The original church was made of logs. Later another building was erected as a replacement, and then a third structure was begun in 1872 and completed in 1874 at a cost of $223.93. The benches cost $15.00. That building is a part of the present sanctuary. The two Classrooms directly behind the sanctuary were built about 1906. The rooms were painted by Mr. Haggard Askew of Milwaukee. Additional classrooms were built in 1935 under the leadership of The Reverend I. T. Poole. At one time the church yard was full of trees, but these trees were cut and the timber used to build the classrooms and vestibule.
The present church pews were obtained during the pastorate of The Reverend Joseph Coble in the early 1950's. A building fund was begun in 1958 with the first contribution of $25.00 given by the pastor, The Reverend D. D. Trynham. From the use of this fund the interior walls were re-plastered and painted. During this same period a communion table was given by Mrs. Etta Brown in memory of her parents, Arodi and Nancy Draper.
New Hope Methodist Church Cemetery the church was disbanded mid 2000's, the cemetery is now enclosed with a chain link fence and the name has changed to Pin Hook Cemetery as reflected by the pictures posted on the page. I wouldn't be concerned about trying to change the name of the cemetery on the memorial page - it will still be New Hope for many, many years even though the sign indicates Pin Hook.
- Added: 28 Feb 2008
- Find A Grave Cemetery: #2251418
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