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Stedman Family Cemetery
Cary, Wake County, North Carolina

High House Rd., Cary NC

Lat: 35° 46' 59"N, Lon: 78° 48' 53"W

Contributed by Shirley Olson, May 18, 2004 [shirley32olson@yahoo.com]. Total records = 3.

Location: 3/10 mi. west of the intersection of Maynard Rd.(SR 1415) and High House Rd. (SR 1615), in Cary, on the south side of the road. Just prior to the transmission wires overhead, a new road leads into a freshly laid out subdivision, roads not yet completed. About 50 ft. straight ahead there is an oak and pine covered area, full of scrubby growth and ground cover less than 1/2 acre in size, and currently enclosed in protective temporary platic fence. You can drive in and park although the road is rough and not yet paved. This is an abandoned cemetery that will, I hope, be preserved. Caution is required since there are deep depressions caused by the graves sinking.

This cemetery was disclosed to me by Det. Marcus Pearson, Cary Police, who came across it while attempting to locate the proper location of a headstone that was abandoned in Cary.

I clambered through the undergrowth with my faithful husband and recorded all that was visible and readable on May 15, 2004.

Stedman, Ada L., b. 3 Jun 1866, d. age 29yr 7mo 18da, dau. o. Jos. B. & Mary D. Stedman
Stedman, Mary D., b. 24 Feb 1829, d. 7 Nov 1886, age 57yr, w. o. J. B. Stedman
Stedman, William A., b. 14 Nov 1860, d. 22 Jun 1890, s. o. Jos. B. & Mary D. Stedman

There are 4 or more sunken graves in addition to these. There is so much undergrowth that it is hard to be exact

 

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