There is no Sign Labeling this Cemetery ! It should Be Labled The Thomas Ratcliffe Family Cemetery .
Cemetery can be found by going East from Morven NC on State Rd 145 from it's intersection with US 52 Morven NC travel 3.5 Miles on 145 to SR 1825 Shiloh Church Rd. Then east on 1825 to 1826 ( Down Town Old Cairo ) Left on SR 1826 traveling apprx 1.3 miles from Cairo SE just before the gravel road turns South toward Sneedboro. This area of 1826 is where the Pavement Ends. There is a Dirt Rd on the left with a gate. The Cemetery cannot be seen from SR 1826 but can be located by a short walk past the gate on Top of the Hill. Cemetery is surrounded by a metal fence. Without the present day Pines it would over look the Pee Dee River aswould have Thomas Home.
**Howard Hazelwood and Betty Carson Ratliff genealogist noted this sight as the property of Thomas Ratcliff son of Eleanor and William Sr.in Hazelwood and Carson's Book
"William Ratcliff / Ratliff Family Pg 20 A map of Anson Co Properties with the Thomas Ratcliff Cemetery as # 7 Just West of the Pee Dee River on SR 1826
Thomas Ratcliffe was a Practicing Quaker and before burials were Common with a Engraved Marker only field stones mark a burial Plot.
There are 8 Marked graves and 9 unmarked / UnLabeled(Graves )with only Field stones (Quaker Tradition)also 4 spaces with no Fieldstones nor Engrave Marker--one of the unlabeled graves is Logically Thomas Ratcliff since it is his Cemetery on his Land he purchased from James Parson.
Another field stone / unlabeled Grave is logicaly Sarah Diggs Ratliff next to Thomas.
Thomas and Sarah's grandson James "Big Jim" Ratliff is buried in the South East Corner per Marion Thompson Ratliff
a Ratliff Historian This Leaves 6 Graves unnamed / unlabeled. plus 4 apparantly unused spaces.
GPS Coordinates: 34.87085, -79.91667
- Added: 30 Jul 2008
- Find A Grave Cemetery: #2270383
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