Cemetery: Whitaker Family Burial Grounds
Street: Behind 6000 Meadowbrook Drive
Directions: Take 401 South from Raleigh Turn left on Old Stage Road. Go approx. 1 mile and turn right on Legend Road. Go .4 of a mile and turn left on Meadowbrook Road. Drive all the way to the end and cemetery is 100 feet down path in the woods between the last 2 houses on the right. Between address 6000 and 6004. It is on the right side of the path before the first fork in the path.
Features: Heavy Forest and brush
Condition: Cemetery in danger of destruction
Surnames: Whitaker, Colonel John, Sr b. May 2, 1745 d. Nov. 22, 1823
Whitaker, Robert b. unknown d. 1765
Whitaker, William H b. Oct. 10, 1808 d. Jul. 10, 1892 Whitaker, David Harper b. 1869 d. Aug. 26, 1871 Whitaker, Anna Daughter of John Whitaker -Dates Unknown Whitaker, Caroline E. b. Aug. 5, 1814 d. Jan. 18, 1879 (nee harper)
Other_Information: WAKE COUNTY HERITAGE - NORTH CAROLINA Pg 568-69 Article 948
COLONEL JOHN WHITAKER, Squire of Echo Manor Plantation, son of Robert (1718-1765) and Sarah Whitaker, was born 2 May, 1745, in that portion of Craven County that was cut off in 1746 to form Johnston, and cut off from Johnston in 1770, to form southeastern Wake County. \\\"Echo Manor Plantation House,\\\" where he was born, was built about 1743 on land granted to Robert Whitaker by George II. The grant, dated 23 May, 1741, describes 840 acres of land in Craven (now Wake) County on the north side of Swift Creek, a tributary of Neuse River and on both sides of Steep Hill Creek. The house located south of Raleigh, off Old Fayetteville Stage Road, is shown on Price-Strother 1808 Map of North Carolina as \\\"Col. Whitakers,\\\" and probably is the oldest house now standing on its original foundation in Wake County.
Colonel John Whitaker was active in the Militia when it was called out to duty in 1776, and along with Colonels Joel Lane, Theophilus Hunter, and John Hinton, he was active in establishing the Wake County Government. He served on the first governing body for Wake County after independence, and as justice of the court from 1777 to 1787.
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