Grave of Emily F. McCarter Jones
Emily F. McCarter, daughter of Philander and Thurza McCarter, is buried in the Testerman Cemetery in Lansing, Ashe, North Carolina.
She was born January 25, 1844 in Elk Creek, Grayson, Virginia. On January 28, 1874 she married Ambrose Calvin Jones in Ashe Co., N.C. They had three children Robert, Mary, and Maggie. Prior to her marriage to A.C. she had a son, Elbert McCarter, who is also buried in this cemetery.
Emily died December 23, 1903 at that age of 59, nine months after the death of her husband.
Tho lost to sight, to memory dear
A line from the 1702 poem by Ruthven Jenkyns.