Duplin County Cemetery
Also Called
Pauper Cemetery

Duplin County North Carolina

Surveyed by Patricia Howard Armor
Re-surveyed by Lillian Houston June 2007




The following is a complete listing of the tombstones in the Duplin County Cemetery (Paupers Cemetery) in Duplin County, NC.

Location on the west side of N C Highway 11, immediately behind the NC Dept of Transporation Maintenance Yard of Kenansville

The Cemetery is well taken care of. Each grave has a granite stone app 4 by 4, but there is no marking, only on the last six names. The cemetery has a chain link fence around it.

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    GPS Coordinates:
    34 56.609 N
    77 58.990 W

    The epitaphs are as follows:



    Monument in the Front of Cemetery Lanier, Tom d. 8/29/1914 Sillars, Prims d. 8/31/1914 Whaley, Rodolph d. 3/27/1920 age 23 Merritt, Maggie d. 7/19/1920 age 65 Stewart, Dave d. 1/12/1922 age 72 Pickett, Martha b. Jan 1842 d. 5/16/1922 Ellis, George d. 6/7/1923 age 60 Merritt, John b. 1859 d. 11/4/1924 Tate, Isabella d. 3/24/1927 age 65 Thigpen, Viney d. 1.16.1929 age 70 Gilespie, Louis d. 2/13/1929 age 85 Williams, Carolyn d. 3/12/1929 age 80 Bass, Donnie d. 6/23/1929 Miller, Stephen d. 7/19/1929 age 56 Fergeson, David S. b. 9/8/1849 d. 11/20/1929 Frederick, Julia b. 1/18/1848 d. 1/25/1931 McLamb, Harvey b. 5/1909 d. 3 / 7 /1931 James, Milles b. 3/1909 d. 3 / 7/1931 James, John b. 1902 d. 3 / 7 /1931 Cox, Claude b. 4/1899 d. 3 /7 / 1931 Jarman, Robert b. 7/ 1879 d. 3 / 7/ 1931 Bennett, Wesley b. 1/1915 d. 3 /7/ 1931 Merritt Robert b. 3/1/1910 d. 3 / 7/ 1931 Farrior, John Mac b. 1912 d. 3 /7/ 1931 Smith, Virgil b. 1911 d. 3 / 7/ 1931 Moore, W. B b. 1/ 1904 d. 3/ 7/ 1931 Simmons, Peter b. 1845 d. 5/ 22/ 1932 Taylor, Blythe b. 3/ 8/ 1868 d. 5/ 22/ 1932 Rogers, Mary b. 5/ 1/ 1848 d. 5/ 22/ 1932 Rogers, John H. b. 1848 d. 12/ 1/ 1932 Armstrong, Joshua d. 3 /13 /1934 age 75 Cousin, William d. 4 / 3/ 1935 Lewis Henry d. 5 17 /1935 Jones, Lucy Rackley b. 1858 d. 1935 Dixon, Ida B. b. 5 /14/ 1908 d. 1 /10/ 1941 Williams, Ed d. 1/ 25 / 1942 age 62 Blango, Isom b. 1/ 15/ 1892 d. 9 / 3 / 1944 Smith, Nellie J. d. 5/ 15 / 1945 age 67 Stevens, Johnnie b. 6 / 1/ 1904 d. 2 / 4 / 1951 Murphy, Margie Virginia Boise b. 11 /2 / 1930 d. 6/ 10 / 1967 Newton, Ransom b. 4 /18 / 1879 d. 6 / 27 / 1968 Scott, Lemont d. 9/ 14/ 1995 Infant Newkirk d. 11/ 12/ 1999 Maria Aquiue Torres d. 1/ 26/ 2000 Infant Twins Morales d. 8 /13/ 2002 James Shubert Hopewell d. 7/ 1/ 2004 Billy Smith d. 7/ 14/ 2004

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