Mr. Maring, thank you for your excellent information about Aunt Susannah.She is buried in the 2nd Sugar Creek grave yard (There are 3.), across Tryon St. from the church. I accidentally noticed her grave last year.It's next to my ggg-grandfather, Aaron Alexander (1st cousin, I think) and his wife, Eleanor Price Alexander.
A little more about the story about J. Graham.He and a Lt. Locke were fleeing after the battle of Charlotte, going north up the highway which is now Tryon Street.They and about 100 others had, rather foolishly, attempted to stand against Corwallis's army at the court house.Just over six miles north of town, Locke and Graham were caught by Hessian cavalry and forced to run back and forth through a gauntlet where the Hessian officers slapped them with the sides (not the blades) of their swords.This would open wounds like the one Andrew Jackson got from a British officer; not fatal, by itself.But, Locke and Graham were forced to continue running back and forth until they collapsed from blood loss.Locke died. There is a monument to Locke on the site.It is in the median of Tryon St. immediately south of the intersection with old Interstate 85; about 1/2 mile north of the traffic signal at Tom Hunter Rd. and Tryon St.