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Friendship Chapel Cemetery
Wake Forest, Wake County, North Carolina

0 Forestville Rd.* Franklin St. (SR. 2195) Wake Forest NC

Lat: 35° 57' 36"N, Lon: 78° 30' 29"W

Contributed by Shirley Olson, Apr 09, 2006 [shirley32olson@yahoo.com]. Total records = 20.

From US #1 north (Capital Blvd.), take the Wake Forest exit, Alt. #1, (Main St. South), 1 mile to a traffic light at Rogers Rd. Turn right onto Rogers Rd. (SR 2052) (only runs one way). Go about 1 mile on Rogers Rd. to a left turn onto Franklin St. and go a little less than 1 mile to the dead end marked by red flags. Park by the side of the road and proceed into the wooded area ahead. (* Wake County Real Estate Data says the cemetery address is 0 Forestville Rd., but that is misleading. The only approach is from Franklin St.)

The cemetery appears to lie directly in the path of the planned extension of Franklin St. This part of Wake County is being heavily developed and the uniting of the 2 parts of Franklin St. is inevitable.
The burial ground lies within a rusting barbed wire fence enclosing 1.64 acres. It is very neglected and overgrown with at least 10 deeply sunken graves, so care must be taken when viewing the cemetery. A mat of leaves cover the ground which is irregular. A number of headstones are in good condition. Part of the graves are in an orderly row but others are scattered randomly. It appears to be an abandoned cemetery.

I walked this cemetery on Apr 03, 2006, with Kari DiMotta and Suzanne Yu.

- Shirley Olson

Barham, Nannie, d. 6 Aug 1920, age 37
Carpenter, Lucy, d. 26 Feb 1923, age 71 yrs, w. o. Frank Carpenter
Crudup, Mattie, b. 30 Jul 1887, d. ? ??? 1923, dau. o. J. T. & Malinda Wyche
Dunn, Carrie, b. 5 Sep 1858, d. 12 Oct 1924
Dunn, Helon, b. 4 Mar 1891(?), d. 17(?) Feb 1954 or 1964
Dunn, Rachel, b. 29 Jun 1905, d. 24 Aug 1906, dau. o. Oscar & Emma Dunn
Dunn, Robert, b. 1904, d. 1945
Dunston, Charley, d. 11 Dec 1918, age 49 yrs
Hicks, Pattie, b./d. 22 Oct 1918
Keith, Ezekiel, b. 20 Jul 1901, d. 8 Oct 1920, s. o. Mack & Irene Keith
Kittrell, Rosa, b. 18 Jan 1876, d. 20 Dec 1918, dau. o. Toney & Serena Kittrell, broken stone
Kittrell, Toney, b. 1854, d. 1924
Martin, Amie, b. 15 Apr 1860, d. 18 Aug 19??, w. o. S. G. Martin
Massenberg, C. H., Jr., b. 11 Apr 1878, d. 10 Jul 1920
Merritt, Hellen, b. 23 Aug 1925, d. 19 Jun 1927, dau. o. F. N. & Alice Merritt, broken stone
Perdue, Lindsey, b. 26 Apr 1908, d. 17 Jan ????, s. o. Alex & Betty Perdue
Smith, Eva, b. 10 Mar 1870, d. 22 Feb 1900
Terrell, Jane, d. 16 Feb 1917, age 80 yrs, w. o. John Terrell
Thompson, Ida V., b. 31 Jul 1878, d. 18 Dec 1921
Yarborough, Katherine T, b. 20 Mar 1859, d. 30 Dec 1942

Misc:
There is a tomb, broken and open, no occupant
Numerous rough stone markers
An outline in rocks of an unmarked grave

 

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