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Timber Ridge Cemetery

Level Cross, North Carolina

Randolph County

Photographs by:

David C. Swaim II

Contained on this page are black and white photographs of Timber Ridge Cemetery located near Level Cross (Randolph County) North Carolina. The photographs were made in July of 1971. The church had been closed for a long time and the land had reverted to private ownership. The cemetery had been overgown and was in the middle of the woods. From these photographs you can see what condition the cemetery was in in 1971. By now I am sure much of what you see here is gone. Timber Ridge Cemetery contains graves of many of my Swaim ancestors. Please scroll down to view the photographs.

Timber
Timber Ridge Cemetery in 1971

MDK
Marmaduke Swaim

Born: April 2, 1771

Died: August 31, 1828


Sarah
This appears to be a footmarker. It is located to the left and next to the grave of Jesse Swaim. It is believed to mark Sarah, wife of Marmaduke Swaim.

Sarah Swaim

Born: November 18, 1776

Died:


Whitefield
Whitefield Swaim

Moses
Moses Swaim

Died: 1822, aged ten months


Jesse
Jesse was the son of John Swaim. He married Anna Wylie on September 12, 1843, became ill with typhoid fever and died in October.

His widow, Anna Wylie Swaim, married Jesse's borther-in-law, Abiathar Vickrey after the death of his wife, Elizabeth Swaim Vickrey (Elizabeth was Jesse's sister). Abiathar and Anna Wylie Swaim Vickrey named their first son Jesse Vickrey.


Joshua
Joshua Swaim

Nancy
Nancy H. Swaim

Charles
Charles H. Swaim

According to family Bible records, son of Marmaduke Swaim II and Jane Harden Swaim


Isabella
Isabella Swaim

Wm.
According to family Bible records this William is a son of Marmaduke and Jane Harden Swaim. The grave is located to the left of MDK Swaim's grave. MDK Swaim was his grandfather.

William
William H. Swaim

Children
This is one side of a marker which was inscribed on three sides. The other two sides mark the graves of William P. and Malissa Swaim.

William
William P. Swaim, son of Daniel and Susanna Lamb Swaim.

Malissa
Malissa Swaim, daughter of Daniel and Susanna Lamb Swaim.

John
This grave is located to the right and next to Jesse Swaim.

This John Swaim (born January 24, 1793) is son of William and Elizabeth Sherwood Swaim, grandson of John and Elizabeth Vickrey Swaim, and father of Jesse Swaim.


Wm.
William Swaim.

Born: May 14, 1813

Died: May 22, 1832 ?


Margaret
Margaret J. Swaim.

Born: March 22, 1823

Died: February 27, 1846?

This grave is located to the right and next to Elizabeth Swaim. Since the markers are identical in style a question is raised as to whether these two girls were daughters of Joshua and Nancy H. Swaim.


Elizabeth
Elizabeth Swaim.

Born: September 30, 1827

Died: June 28, 1846

This grave is located to the left and next to Margaret J Swaim and to the right and next to Nancy H. Swaim. Since this marker is identical in style to Margaret's, a question is raised as to whether these two girls were daughters of Joshua and Nancy H. Swaim.


Elizabeth
Elizabeth Sherwood Swaim, wife of William Swaim.

Born: November 9, 1773

Died: ? 14, 1835


Ann
Ann ?

The mystery Ann. This grave stone was simply too far gone to read. If you want to try your hand at reading it right click on the picture and click "show picture" (Internet Explorer) or "View Image" (other browsers). The picture is much bigger than you see here.


Moses
Moses Swaim

Son of John and Elizabeth Vickrey Swaim.