Bannerman Cemetery

Sampson County, NC

Surveyed by Billie Shaw Powell
Resurveyed by James Coston 1994

The following is a complete listing of the tombstones in the Bannerman Cemetery in Sampson County, NC.

Location near Kerr (a small, unincorporated town) in Sampson County, NC. The cemetery is about 1/2 mile from the South River, approximately three miles southwest of Harmony Presbyterian Church.

It is on private property and permission MUST be granted to go to the cemetery. The property is no longer owned by the Shaw or Bannerman families, but the current owner makes an effort to maintain the cemetery.

The cemetery is enclosed by a low cement block fence, called a "poor man's wall." There was once a gate.

There are five stones. They are almost unreadable due to erosion. There are at least ten sites without stones.

  • View photos of the headstones here.

    The epitaphs are as follows:

    Charles Bannerman May 18 1771 Dec 10 1837 Aged 63 yrs 6 mos & 22 dys Jane Bannerman Wife of Charles Bannerman Dec 16 1786 Jun 3 1867 Phebe Williams Bannerman Daughter of George Washington Bannerman Wife of Rev Colin Shaw Dec 15 1821 Apr 12 1906 Rev Colin Shaw Aug 16 1842 Jul 8 1912 Sarah C Shaw Oct 3 1848 Jan 1 1872 Also buried here but no stones: Charles Bannerman Sr Eli Bannerman John D Bannerman R J Bannerman

    Billie Powell Send your questions (and thanks) directly to Billie.

    James Coston Send your questions (and thanks) directly to James

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