Peter Kivett Family Association, Inc.

 An IRS-Recognized Non-Profit 501 (c) 3 Educational Charity, EIN 46-0500366






























Aerial View of McMasters Cemetery,

Located behind the home of Donald E. Lafferty II & his wife Tamara York at:

2435 Soapstone Mountain Road, Staley, North Carolina 27355




This historic McMasters Family Cemetery has been used as a burial location for over 220 years. Buried in this cemetery are some Pioneer First Colonial Families in North Carolina that settled in the Mount Pleasant Creek and Sandy Creek community in the mid 18th century in what was then either side of the border between Colonial Orange and Rowan Counties. Currently it is located in Columbia Township, in northeastern Randolph County, North Carolina - south of Liberty just west of Highway 49 on Sandy Creek Road, and from there south west about 1 1/2 miles on Soapstone Mountain Road


The McMasters Cemetery has been restored, preserved, fenced, and is actively maintained by members of the Peter Kivett Family Association, Inc. This treasure of the past is visited frequently by the living descendants of those buried there, and many others with a serious interest in the history of this region.


  1. Photographs of Tombstone in Row #1