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Near Beulah in Surry County, North Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Slave Cemetery

 
 
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By TeamOHE, July 26, 2020
1. Slave Cemetery Marker
Inscription.  By the early 1800's, an extensive farming culture had developed along the Fisher River. Gideon Edwards had completed his house by 1799. Slaves were important to plantation life handling the labor associated with the household and cultivation of more than 2,000 acres. Slaves built the fine federal style house which became the home of Edwards, his wife, Anna Perkins Edwards, and their daughter, Mildred.

This sacred burying ground served as the final resting place for more than fifty slaves whose labor supported and enriched the lives of the Edwards and Franklin families. Documentary records list their names. They were not anonymous. They were Bob, Jacob, Melinda, Isbel, Charles, Sarah, Delsey, Nathan, Dinah, Patty, Squire, Jupeter, Mary, Susanah, Phebee, Anthony, Isom, Tener, Gilley, Genny, Chloe, Anderson, Letia, Henry, Molly, Philis, Linda, Jack, Liberty, Nicey, Dick, Kingston, Haywood, Eliza, Hannah, Isham, Fanny, Jeremiah, Gracey, James, Nelson, Jezbell, Spicey, Bartley, Abby, Lewis, Warren, Dilsy, Ann, Emma, Aubert, Jessy, Jacob, Harry, Phillip, Batter and Linny.
 
Erected 2014 by Surry
Dedication Marker image. Click for full size.
By TeamOHE, July 26, 2020
2. Dedication Marker
County Historical Society.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: African AmericansCemeteries & Burial Sites.
 
Location. 36° 27.267′ N, 80° 49.033′ W. Marker is near Beulah, North Carolina, in Surry County. Marker can be reached from Haystack Road (County Highway 1331) near Fisher Valley Road (Highway 1338), on the right when traveling east. Park at the Edwards-Franklin House. Two cemeteries are across the road, the Slave Cemetery is in the tree line. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 4132 Haystack Rd, Mount Airy NC 27030, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 9 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Jesse Franklin (approx. 4.6 miles away); Hardin Taliaferro (approx. 6.4 miles away); Tabitha A. Holton (approx. 6.6 miles away); Stoneman’s Raid (approx. 6.6 miles away); Confederate Soldiers of Surry County (approx. 6.6 miles away); Fox Hunters Paradise (approx. 8.3 miles away); Richard Milton Strauser (approx. 8.6 miles away in Virginia); The Crooked Road (approx. 8.6 miles away in Virginia).
 
Slave Cemetery Marker image. Click for full size.
By TeamOHE, July 26, 2020
3. Slave Cemetery Marker
Slave Cemetery image. Click for full size.
By TeamOHE, July 26, 2020
4. Slave Cemetery
No stones, only a few small boulders.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on December 8, 2020. It was originally submitted on December 8, 2020, by TeamOHE of Wauseon, Ohio. This page has been viewed 29 times since then and 2 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on December 8, 2020, by TeamOHE of Wauseon, Ohio. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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