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There is much controversy over the Baker Graveyard. Please see The History of Hopewell Church for 175 Years From the Assigned Date of Its Organization, 1762, pages 314-317 for more information. The Baker Cemetery relocated by Duke Energy was not for the Baker family but possibly was the name of the preacher that buried the individuals. See Relocation of Various Cemeteries from Area Inundated by the Waters of Lake Norman by Duke Power Co. The families in this cemetery that were relocated are Thomson, Fortner, Monteith, Mason, Hannah, Wilson, Cooke, McConnell, Conner, White, McConnell, Givings, Givens, Carter, Lawson, McDowell and Brevard. A Baker Cemetery just north of Mecklenburg Co. was relocated to Centre Presbyterian Church in Iredell Co. when Lake Norman was formed from the Catawba River.
There is a dispute over the location and number of Baker cemeteries. The location of the cemeteries has been thought to be in different areas. Duke Energy has relocated one to Iredell Co. Another was believed to have been 200-300 feet from the Davidson house called Rural Hill. Another name that was given it was the Davidson Graveyard.
(1) Sommerville, Charles William. The History of Hopewell Presbyterian Church for 175 Years From the Assigned Date of Its Organization, 1762 Charlotte: Hopewell Presbyterian Church, 1939. The Carolina Room has a list of names from the relocated cemetery.
(2) A complete abstract is in Mecklenburg County, NC, Cemeteries, Vol. 1, North Mecklenburg compiled by Pinny and Mel Cook, 2002.
(3) The Charlotte Daily Observer, 3/8/1908