Wake County Genealogical Society, North Carolina
St. Matthews Township
Includes the town of Knightdale.
 
At some point in time, the files for St. Matthews township suffered some extreme water exposure and damage. The binder was still damp (after many years) when we first started working with the files. An archivist was consulted, and Lynne Deese took great pains to remediate both the mold and the damage done by it. You will see the damage that was caused, but through various techniques, Lynne was able to get images that were very readable. To see her process working with the Saint Matthews files, visit this link - https://vimeo.com/641275555
 
Within each township, find File 01 and read that first. There are important tips that are standard to the project and township specific exceptions are noted. Take notice of the names mentioned in the miscellaneous folder which could not be placed otherwise. Please note OCR was attempted, but due to the predominate use of handwriting and old manual typewriters, very little OCR was achieved. Dust off those search skills.
 
Future updates - Be sure to check out the township level indexes updates with GPS and online cemetery links when available.
 
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Last Updated: 6 June 2022   [Located in Category: General Information]
This file indexes surnames found in smaller family cemeteries in all townships across Wake County. Thanks to Cynthia Gage for creating this useful tool for us. Note: this list does not include names in Church or Community cemeteries.
Last Updated: 16 June 2022   [Located in Category: General Information]
This should be one of the first files you read. The New Index Spreadsheet for St Matthews township allows for updates and corrections as well as the opportunity to add GPS Co-ordinates and links to outside sources. We have also improved how the roads are referenced by including Road Name with the SR#. -- We now have a vehicle to make additions as other cemeteries become known as is the wish of the co-ordinator of the original project, Irene Kittinger. If you know of any additions or corrections please let us know.
Last Updated: 16 June 2022   [Located in Category: General Information]
Index as it appeared in the original survey files. Always compare to the new index.
Last Updated: 16 June 2022   [Located in Category: General Information]
Last Updated: 6 June 2022   [Located in Category: General Information]
Last Updated: 6 June 2022   [Located in Category: General Information]
Surname Oliver, unknown connection to St Matthews twp.
Last Updated: 6 June 2022   [Located in Category: General Information]
Disappeared/Destroyed. 4 known burials.
Last Updated: 6 June 2022   [Located in Category: Family Cemetery]
168 burials, most stones readable. 15 pages of inscriptions. Find-A-Grave: https://www.findagrave.com/cemetery/2178621/bethlehem-baptist-church-cemetery
Last Updated: 11 June 2022   [Located in Category: Church Cemetery]
African American. Location only. Find-A-Grave: https://www.findagrave.com/cemetery/2531642/boylan-chapel-cemetery
Last Updated: 11 June 2022   [Located in Category: African American Cemetery]
9 or more graves. 2 with inscriptions.
Last Updated: 6 June 2022   [Located in Category: Family Cemetery]
1 grave.
Last Updated: 6 June 2022   [Located in Category: Family Cemetery]
33 graves. No names or identifiers.
Last Updated: 6 June 2022   [Located in Category: Communtiy Cemetery]
May be African-American and white. Perhaps 200 unmarked graves except five – McCULLERS, JEFFRIES, HINTON, SMITH, BRYANT.
Last Updated: 6 June 2022   [Located in Category: African American Cemetery]
7 graves. 1 readable marker.
Last Updated: 6 June 2022   [Located in Category: Family Cemetery]
African American. Location only. Find-A-Grave: https://www.findagrave.com/cemetery/2237087/elevation-baptist-church-cemetery
Last Updated: 11 June 2022   [Located in Category: African American Cemetery]
12 graves, 9 with inscriptions. Very near but probably seperate from Milburnie Primitive Baptist site.
Last Updated: 6 June 2022   [Located in Category: Family Cemetery]
African American. 2 or more graves.
Last Updated: 6 June 2022   [Located in Category: African American Cemetery]
43 graves with inscriptions, 18 with no markers.
Last Updated: 6 June 2022   [Located in Category: Family Cemetery]
35 graves, 3 pages of inscriptions.
Last Updated: 12 June 2022   [Located in Category: Family Cemetery]
2 graves. Moved to Oakwood
Last Updated: 12 June 2022   [Located in Category: Family Cemetery]
35 graves. 8 with inscriptions.
Last Updated: 6 June 2022   [Located in Category: Family Cemetery]
6 inscriptions.
Last Updated: 6 June 2022   [Located in Category: Family Cemetery]
no graves with markers, but memory of six buried there.
Last Updated: 6 June 2022   [Located in Category: Family Cemetery]
Destroyed. Location only.
Last Updated: 6 June 2022   [Located in Category: Family Cemetery]
11 graves, 10 with inscriptions.Church's name changed to Wilder's Grove. Plans to relocate. Find-A-Grave: https://www.findagrave.com/cemetery/2703641/hillcrest-baptist-church-cemetery
Last Updated: 11 June 2022   [Located in Category: Church Cemetery]
No marked graves. Cemetery at "Beaver Dam," former plantation home of William Hinton.
Last Updated: 6 June 2022   [Located in Category: Family Cemetery]
150-200 graves. Some have fieldstones, most not marked. Across highway from "Midway" plantation built by Charles Lewis Hinton.
Last Updated: 6 June 2022   [Located in Category: Slave Cemetery]
15 graves, most with inscriptions. Cemetery is at "The Oaks," former plantation built by David Hinton.
Last Updated: 6 June 2022   [Located in Category: Family Cemetery]
3 graves with initials, maybe 3 more with rocks. Cemetery is at "Clay Hill," former plantation of John H Hinton.
Last Updated: 6 June 2022   [Located in Category: Family Cemetery]
4 graves from memory. Markers were damaged or destroyed.
Last Updated: 6 June 2022   [Located in Category: Family Cemetery]
African American. 25 graves with inscription, 3 with no markers, 6 unreadable. Renamed to Now Faith Community Baptist Ch Cemetery. Find a Grave - https://peoplelegacy.com/cemetery/now_faith_community_baptist_church_cemetery-3p4y01/
Last Updated: 21 November 2022   [Located in Category: African American Cemetery]
1 inscription, 4 unmarked graves.
Last Updated: 6 June 2022   [Located in Category: Family Cemetery]
African American. 1 grave with marker, others marked with stones. (about 50 graves in all. 14 listed from memory.)
Last Updated: 6 June 2022   [Located in Category: African American Cemetery]
18 graves, 16 with inscriptions.
Last Updated: 6 June 2022   [Located in Category: Family Cemetery]
10 graves marked with stones.
Last Updated: 6 June 2022   [Located in Category: Family Cemetery]
12 graves, 11 with markers.
Last Updated: 6 June 2022   [Located in Category: Family Cemetery]
10 pages of burials with inscriptions. At some point renamed Knightdale Cemetery. Find-A-Grave: https://www.findagrave.com/cemetery/1214043/knightdale-cemetery
Last Updated: 11 June 2022   [Located in Category: Church Cemetery]
64 graves with inscriptions. Church is now called Northside Community Church. Find-A-Grave: https://www.findagrave.com/cemetery/2209266/knightdale-united-methodist-church-cemetery
Last Updated: 21 November 2022   [Located in Category: Church Cemetery]
6 graves with inscriptions.
Last Updated: 6 June 2022   [Located in Category: Family Cemetery]
African American. about 375 burials. 18 pages of inscriptions. Find-A-Grave: https://www.findagrave.com/cemetery/2215503/malaby's-crossroad-baptist-church-cemetery
Last Updated: 11 June 2022   [Located in Category: African American Cemetery]
Reported but not surveyed. Located behind Emory in this twp. **(On SR 2216/Raleigh Beach Rd (E of Elevation Church) .2 mi S side. SW side to other cem.) Near EMORY. Many unmarked sunken graves except four.
Last Updated: 6 June 2022   [Located in Category: Church Cemetery]
74 burials. 7 pages of inscriptions. Find-A-Grave: https://www.findagrave.com/cemetery/2302456/knightdale-baptist-church-cemetery
Last Updated: 11 June 2022   [Located in Category: Church Cemetery]
4-5 graves some with rocks. No markers.
Last Updated: 6 June 2022   [Located in Category: Family Cemetery]
8 graves with inscriptions. This is located in the median between US1 and Hwy 401.
Last Updated: 6 June 2022   [Located in Category: Family Cemetery]
30 graves. 3 pages of notes and some inscriptions.
Last Updated: 11 June 2022   [Located in Category: Family Cemetery]
Possibly a Dunn family. location only.
Last Updated: 6 June 2022   [Located in Category: Family Cemetery]
3 graves. Markers old and broken. Graves were nearly disturbed by development. See article in Wake Genealogy Watch newsletter, Dec. 1017.
Last Updated: 6 June 2022   [Located in Category: Family Cemetery]
8 graves with inscriptions.
Last Updated: 6 June 2022   [Located in Category: Family Cemetery]
African American. 3 graves, 1 not readable.
Last Updated: 6 June 2022   [Located in Category: African American Cemetery]