Thanks for the history of the McKendree Chapel. I would like to pursue the curious history of the Mt. Nebo cemetery. According to your Mt. Nebo history in "Stones and Bones" a one acre plot for use as a cemetery was sold to the trustees of the Mt. Nebo church in June 1877. Yet my ancestor, James T. (not 'Y') Loveless (who was white) was buried there in October 1860 (not 1859). So a graveyard already existed for at least 17 years on this land sold to the Mt. Nebo church. Was it a family cemetery or was it associated with a different church? Any ideas?
: The McKendree Methodist Episcopal Chapel dates
: from before the Civil War, and was located
: just east of what is now U.S. 301 on the
: south side of the road between Mitchellville
: and Queen Anne, approximately 2 miles
: northwest of Mounty Nebo A.M.E. Church,
: which was first built in 1877. In that same
: year, the white congregation of McKendree
: Chapel closed the chapel with the intention
: of establishing a new church. The McKendree
: chapel was offered to the local black
: Methodist population, which instead built a
: new small chapel a short distance to the
: west of McKendree. That newer chapel
: (Carroll Chapel) still stands on
: Mitchellville Road. Nothing remains of the
: original McKendree Chapel. I have been told
: that there was a graveyard at McKendree, but
: I do not know that anyone has discovered it.
: There is a very small graveyard at Carroll
: Chapel, and a larger graveyard (as you
: mention) at Mount Nebo.
: Incidentally, there was an entirely
: different Methodist church on Accokeek Road
: in southern Prince George's County. In that
: case, the church is gone, but the cemetery
: Hope this is helpful!
: Susan G. Pearl, Historian
: Prince George's County Historical
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: The 1861 Martenet Map of PG County shows a
: McKendree Chapel in the Queen Anne District,
: on Queen Anne Bridge Road, about a mile west
: of the junction with Mill Branch Road. This
: is very near the location of the first Mt.
: Nebo Church. The oldest known grave in the
: Mt. Nebo cemetery predates the first Mt.
: Nebo church by 17 years. Does anyone know
: anything about the McKendree Chapel and if
: it had a cemetery associated with it?
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