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Chatham County Historical Association

Preserving and sharing the history of Chatham County North Carolina

Jones Grove ~ The Land and the People

30 Apr 2024 9:38 PM | Anonymous

A few yards south of The Arbor section of the Galloway Ridge Retirement Community in north Chatham, inside an old stone wall, nine tombstones rise starkly above the barren ground. They tell the story of the Smith and Jones families, who lived on this land and whose legacy is an important part of American history up to this day. All the complexities and contradictions of the southern slave-owning society of the 19th century influenced the lives of the eight family members and one friend buried in the cemetery. Mike Zbailey tells the story of the former Jones Grove plantation and the families associated with it. An associated paper by Sy Robbins traces the deed history of the various parcels that were once part of this former plantation.

Jones Grove The Land and the People

Jones Grove Deed History

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