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Rand Cemetery
Wake County, North Carolina

2208 Benson Hwy (Rte. 50), Garner NC

Lat: 35° 39' 48"N, Lon: 78° 36' 30"W

Contributed by Shirley Olson, Jan 30, 2002, last edited Dec 14, 2005 [shirley32olson@yahoo.com]. Total records = 15.

Directions: From Interstate 40: Exit on 401 S. and drive south about 5 miles to Tryon. Bear left on Hwy 70S and continue on 70S about a mile to the traffic light at Timber Road. Turn right on Timber Road continuing for about 5 or 6 miles until you reach the traffic light on Benson Hwy. (Rte. 50) and turn right(south). About 1-2 mile on the right you will pass New Bethel Church and cemetery and shortly after that there will be a second church on the right, Garner Church of God. The cemetery is not visible from the road.

In a grove of trees on a gentle slope above the intersection of Benson Hwy. And Buffalo Rd., obscured from view by cedar trees that enclose it, is this little cemetery with just 15 graves. The tombstones are the thin, fragile ones that tell you they are very old, and the in-ground markers are also weathered, but the cemetery is immaculate and lovingly cared for.

I have transcribe from my reading of the tombstones when I visited the cemetery in January of 2002.

- Shirley Olson

Moore, Molsey, b. c.1801, d. abt. 1831, w. o. Henry Moore and daughter of Walter & Mary Rand
Parker, Amanda Sophia, b. 18 Mar 1838, d. 9 Oct 1879, w. o. Harry Parker, dau. o. N. G. & Pherabee Rand
Parker, Pherabee, b. 23 Jul 1801, d. 4 Dec 1843, w. o. N.G. Rand, & daughter o. Thomas & Pherabee Mial
Rand, Elizabeth Hinton, b. ?? 1813, d. 24 Jun 1887, age 74, w. o. Harrison Rand
Rand, Harrison, b. 1798, d. 29 Jul 1861, 63 yrs. 10 mo., s. o. Walter & Mary Rand
Rand, John, b. c.1750, d. ????, Attorney-at-law, born Isle of Wight, Va, He was assassinated during the Revolutionary War, leaving a widow & infant daughter who afterwards married The Hon. Thomas Kenan of Duplin Co., NC. Erected by nephew, Parker Rand
Rand, Mary Tomlinson, b. 15 Jan 1892, d. 21 Jun 1969
Rand, Mary, b. 1764, d. 1844, w. o. Walter Rand, daughter o. Elias & Elizabeth Parker, born in Isle of Wight Co., Va., died in the 77th year of her age
Rand, Nancy, b. ?? 1796, d. 10 Oct 1873, w. o. Parker Rand, daughter o. Wm. K. & Charlotte Fort, age 77, member of Methodist Church for nearly 50 years
Rand, Nancy, b. 9 Dec 1812, d. 25 Nov 1884, w. o. Nathaniel G. Rand
Rand, Nat G., b. 8 Dec 1872, d. 20 Jun 1965, Builder s. o. Capt. O.R. Rand & Sarah Hart Rand
Rand, Nathaniel G., b. 18 Jan 1796, d. 2 May 1883
Rand, Parker, b. 11 Aug 1793, d. 19 Jan 1876
Rand, Parker, b. 12 Apr 1893, d. 18 Nov 1967
Rand, Walter, b. ?? Apr 1761, d. 12 Dec 1812, Youngest son of Wm. & Sophia Rand, born in Isle of Wight Co., Va. Served three years in The Revolutionary War, was honorably discharged

 

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