New book details historic cemetery

Published 10:37 am Thursday, July 23, 2020

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Eatons Baptist Church, formerly named Dutchman’s Creek Meeting House, was established on Oct. 5, 1772.

The cemetery, in front of the church, has a long history of being the final resting place for people through the ages in the Cana Township.  Several surveys have been taken; the 1998 survey coordinated by the Davie County Historical and Genealogical Society lists 700 persons buried in this cemetery.

In 2010-2011, Pat Mason and her husband, Steve, did a survey. Pat has updated this survey, organized helpful information about each burial through June 2020, and has just published a book “Eatons Baptist Church Cemetery in Davie County, North Carolina.”

The book is indexed and each person buried in the cemetery has a description with birth date, death date, obituary, and other information where available.  There is a separate listing of the military men and women buried there.

The bibliography is extensive with Pat researching 17 Davie County history books, nine newspapers, and 33 other sources of genealogical data. She also describes the condition of each tombstone.

The book is 240 pages. Nine interesting old tombstones are pictured on the back cover.

This book sells for $25, plus $5 for postage. It can be ordered by mailing a check for $30 to Pat Mason, 162 Mollie Road, Harmony, NC 28634. Profits are being donated to the youth program at Eatons Baptist.