Meacham Graves

From the Cemetery Records compiled by the Lost River Chapter DAR


Paoli Township Section, 34 T2N R1W. Obliterated

In a field, just west of Newberry Cemetery, are the graves of George Meacham and his wife, early settlers from North Carolina. The family lived about three miles north of Newberry, and at the time of George Meacham's death, there was a plan to open a public burying ground at this place. Only the two Meachams were buried here and it is probable that the plan was abandoned with the opening of the Friend's cemetery, a few years later. For many years the little burial plot was kept fenced by descendants, but has now been plowed over. Isaac Meacham, a son, and Ruth McVey, a daughter, are buried in the old Paoli Cemetery.

The following is a transcript of data recorded by the Lost River Chapter of the DAR in the 1940's and remains their property.  This page may be freely copied for your personal use but may not be reproduced in any public media without permission

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The graves had markers of field stones, no inscriptions:

MEACHAM, George, died in 1819
MEACHAM, Mary Durham, died in 1823