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McCall Family Cemetery, North Carolina

P. Marlin October 2017

The McCall family cemetery is located on Cemetery Loop Trail about 4 miles west (some gravel road) of the Pisgah Center for Wildlife Education near Brevard, North Carolina. The cemetery loop trail is 2.5 miles, with the cemetery a little over a mile from the small parking area.

Pioneer Samuel McCall was a wagon-maker by trade. Born in 1766, he moved to Cedar Rock (in Pisgah National Forest) with his wife, Eleanor. Samuel and his wife had come from the coastal area of North Carolina west to Chapel Hill, then to the Transylvania area. The McCall family is listed in the first census of 1798 as wagon makers who helped the Revolutionary War Cause against England.

Samuel had three sons: Robert, John, and Samuel, Jr. These sons received large land grants in Gloucester Township in the upper end of Transylvania county. Two of the sons, Robert and Samuel, their wives, Rachel and Martha, along with several offspring are buried in the cemetery. Many of the burials are before 1900 resulting in many headstones being worn with age. Other families are represented in the cemetery including George Washington Dunn.

The gravesite of Robert with his wife Rachel to the right.