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Edwards Family Cemetery
Sparta, Alleghany County, North Carolina

Lat: 36° 31' 33"N, Lon: 81° 06' 46"W

Contributed by Leanne C. Evans, Jan 14, 2007, last edited Feb 07, 2007 [leanne@rootdigger.net].  Total records = 20.

To reach this cemetery from Sparta, take Independence Road north for about 1.5 miles, turn right onto Brookfield Road, and the cemetery is about .04 or so of a mile on the right.

This cemetery is on private property, so it has no 911 address of it's own. It would be best to obtain permission to visit from the property owner.

Inscription on the back of the grave marker for George and Leila Edwards, reads, "This one acre of land set aside in 1971, to be used for the benefit of this cemetery, by George and Leila Edwards, and is to remain in his name as owner, until the end of time when Jesus comes."

The cemetery is a 1 acre fenced in lot next to a sort of tan colored vinyl siding house. I was unable to record the illegible stones. This is a complete record of all existing and legible headstone or marker readings as of Jan 12, 2007.

- Leanne C. Evans

Edwards, Alan, d. 1904, Infant of C.F & E.C.
Edwards, Alma, d. 1901, Infant of C.F & E.C.
Edwards, Bessie Mae, b. 4/16/1906, d. 4/17/1996
Edwards, Betty Ward, b. 10/17/1882, d. 9/7/1902
Edwards, C. W., b. 3/10/1864, d. 12/13/1939
Edwards, Clayton Carr, b. 2/9/1898, d. 2/13/1987, "Beloved brother, He lived to give," Captain US Army World War I
Edwards, Columbus F., b. 10/2/1856, d. 1/3/1933
Edwards, Emory, b. 1874, d. 1974
Edwards, Flora W., b. 1880, d. 1971
Edwards, George L., b. 9/21/1901, d. 4/10/1985, s/w Leila Wolfe
Edwards, Leila Wolfe, b. 10/25/1896, d. 7/23/1972, s/w George L
Edwards, Lucinda Carr, b. 1832, d. 1903, wife of Haywood
Edwards, Odell, b. 4/18/1898, d. 5/6/1989
Edwards, Olin, d. 1891, Infant of C.F & E.C.
Edwards, Phebe Jane, b. 9/28/1868, d. 12/6/1933
Houck, Louise Edwards, b. 3/10/1896, d. 4/27/1990
Rector, Allen, b. 6/4/1868, d. 9/24/1939, "Thy trials ended, Thy rest is won"
Rector, Amanda Edwards, b. 8/28/1869, d. 3/22/1948 "She was the sunshine of our home"
Ward, Emily Rutherford, b. 11/18/1859, d. 7/28/1930, aged 70 years, 8 months, 19 days, Wife of George, "Her work on earth ---, She now sweetly rests"
Ward, George, b. 8/3/1858, d. 9/8/1907, aged 48 years, 1 month, 5 day, h/o Emily Rutherford

 

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