My great grandmother( Cornelia Harris McKee) became a member of this church in 1911. I have her hymnal given to her at the time she became a member. Her daughter Estelle Mckee Franklin was my grandmother.
We have been told there may be Confederate soldiers buried in the church cemetery. Do you have any documentation, which may prove this.
Thank you for your time.
Just doing a quick cross reference between men of a certain age buried in the cemetery and military/draft records it seems that there are a few Confederate soldiers buried here, although none who died in the war.
James Frances Marion Terry
Addison Lea Holden
James H. Holloway
James S. Latta
James G. Latta
Alsey M. Leathers
My great-great grandfather was Andrew Holloway, who I am told preacher there at Mt. Lebanon. Do you have any records or archives that I could schedule a time to look at? I've been working on our family's history.
Are the concrete markers(there are approximately 200) with no name those of Confederate soldiers? I have been doing research on Confederate graves in Durham County and have heard that these graves at Mount Lebanon are Confederates. Any information that you can give me I would appreciate.
Yes, there are Civil War Soldiers buried at Mt. Lebanon. One specific one is Major Joseph W. Latta who was over the company shops-Orange Guards--Hillsborough, NC. I understand that he resigned from active duty in 1864 to join the NC State Legislature. I have read in the UNC-Chapel HIll history that he was one of the legislatures who voted to reopen the school at the close of the Civil War. He is buried in the Latta section around his Mama, Hannah Latta. There is no headstone; maybe just a rock! I would love to have a CSA stone provided by the Veterans Affairs placed there, but need to know his death date. That may be found in the archives in Hillsborough. Decendents of Major Latta live in Morganton, NC, but know very little about him. Major Latta's daughter was my Grandfather Cole's second wife and she is buried at Mt. Lebanon in the Latta Family section. I believe that Major Latta's brother, James, a CSA veteran, may be buried there too. There were a number of Terry Civil War veterans (South Lowell) buried in this cemetery; one being William Samuel Terry. He had about five brothers and all of them were verterans, returning home alive!
The Mount Lebanon Primitive Baptist Church was established in 1839; the old church burned in 1964 and was replaced with a masonry structure; the original graveyard, with marked graves back to the 1880s.