|Antioch Cemetery, also known as Farthing Cemetery or Ward Cemetery is located on the Old Watauga River Road in the community of Valle Crucis. Old Watauga River Road is connected to US Highway 321. The GPS coordinates are 361448N and 0814956W. This small cemetery is located beside the road and can be accessed through a large steel gate. The cemetery is fenced and appears to be well maintained.
This is a complete transcription of all the monuments at this location. This transcription was completed by Carl W. Dykes on October 28, 2006 and updated on January of 2012.
The history and ownership of this cemetery is unknown but it appears to be on private property. No contact information is available. None of the stones appear to be broken or mutilated.
Farthing, James (Brown): b. Mar 8, 1880 d. May 27, 1914, (s/o Linley Whitfield Farthing)
Farthing, Linley Whitfield: b. Apr 18, 1838 d. Feb 11, 1917, (s/o Reuben Pickett Farthing), (Private, Company E, 37th North Carolina Troops, Confederate States Army*), Masonic Emblem
Farthing, Nancy: b. Aug 31, 1841 d. Jun 12, 1923 w/o Linley Whitfield Farthing
Shepherd, Ambrose: b. Apr 27, 1871 d. Jul 19, 1959, (s/o Melvin C. Shepherd)
Ward, Donald O: b. Oct 4, 1891 d. Feb 8, 1988, (s/o John Ward)
Ward, John: b. Nov 19, 1863 d. Jul 14, 1947, (s/o Lorenzo Dow Ward)
Ward, Luther William: b. May 3, 1888 d. Oct 14, 1975, (s/o John Ward), U. S. Army, WWI
Ward, Mary Ellen: b. Aug 25, 1870 d. Apr 4, 1928 w/o John Ward, (married Jun 26, 1887), (d/o Linley Whitfield Farthing)
Ward, Peggie M: b. Oct 26, 1904 d. Oct 28, 1980 w/o Donald O. Ward
Ward, Sarah Emma: b. Nov 14, 1889 d. May 16, 1968, (d/o John Ward)
Ward, Yvonne Florence: b. Sep 29, 1898-Mar 1, 1969, (d/o John Ward)
Wilson, Florence Farthing: b. May 7, 1877 d. Jan 16, 1909 w/o T. W. Wilson, married February 11,1908, (d/o Linley Whitfield Farthing)
*North Carolina Troops 1861-1865 Volume IX, Infantry.