Cemetery: Whitaker Family Burial Grounds
Other:
Sign: No
Street: Behind 6000 Meadowbrook Drive
City: Raleigh
Township:
County: Wake
State: NC
Nation: USA
Zip:
lat_ns: N
lat_h: 35
lat_mmss: 69728
long_ew: W
long_h: 78
long_mmss: 65685
Status: Abandoned
Size: Small
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.
Type: Road-public
Location: Surburban
Terrain: Level
Watersource: No
Features: Heavy Forest and brush
Property: Private
Access: Open
Enclosure: None
Gate: None
Established:
Gravestones: 6
Oldest: 1765
Newest: 1892
Removed: Unknown
Relocated: No
Repairs: No
Methods:
Restoration: No
Association: No
Records: Unsure
Inventory: Unsure
Availability:
Landscaping: No
Paths: No
Trees: Yes4
Crypts: No
Fencing: No
Brickwork: No
Ironwork: No
Sculpture: No
Fountains: No
Roads: No
Buildings: No
Cement:
Granite: Yes
Marble:
Native:
Slate: Yes
Others:
Wood:
Materials:
Architectural:
Angels:
Draperies:
Fraternal:
Hands:
Lambs: Yes
Monograms:
Plants:
Photos: No
Religious:
Scrollwork:
Urns:
Carvings: Yes
Condition: Cemetery in danger of destruction
Unmarked: Yes
Broken: Yes
Toppled: Yes
Disintegrating: Yes
Buried: Yes
Weather: No
Pollution: Yes
Vandalized: Yes
Report:
VA1: Gravestones-Overturned
VA2: Gravestones-Broken
VA3: Gravestones-Stolen
VA4: Graffiti
VA5: Graves-Desecrated
Overgrowth:
Overgrowth1:
Overgrowth2:
Overgrowth3: Gravestones-Disturbing
Overgrowth4:
GroundCover: Yes
Moss:
Vines:
Drainage:
Problem1:
Problem2:
Owner: Unknown
Use:
Bordering: Residential
Change: Unknown
Reason:
Visited: Rarely
Archeology: Unknown
Habitat: Unknown
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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