Longstreet Presbyterian Church
( Photo by Howard Bridges )

Longstreet Presbyterian Church is about eight miles west of Fort Bragg's main post area on Longstreet Road near Sicily Drop Zone. The church was organized by Highland Scots around 1756, and the white clapboard building, which is maintained in its original condition, was erected around 1845. It is one of three pioneer Presbyterian churches in the area. The others are Barbecue Presbyterian Church in Harnett County and Bluff Presbyterian Church east of the Cape Fear River. Some historical accounts refer to Longstreet as the "mother" of Presbyterian churches in the area. Members of the three churches became founding members of McPherson, China Grove, Bethel, Bethesda and Union churches. The government agreed to preserve the church when the land was bought for a military reservation in 1918. The National Historic Landmark is protected by federal and state law. The grounds are open for a special memorial service by the 18th Airborne Corps each year on the last Sunday of June. Descendants of church members hold their annual reunion at the service. The four-acre site includes a cemetery where about 30 Conderate soldiers are buried. Military training is prohibited in the immediate area of the church and cemetery. The church is one of the Fort Bragg settings in L.H. "Bucky"Burruss' 1990 novel "A Mission for Delta." In the novel, Delta Force soldiers stage a fake burial at the cemetery to gain the confidence and cooperation of a Nicaraguan woman. School groups visit the site. Arrangements to visit the church can be made by contacting Fort Bragg's Real Property Branch at 910-396-7819.
(Fayetteville Observer Times, Thursday, November 11, 1993 printed)

This is a transcription of the Tombstone Inscriptions in Longstreet Presbyterian Church, Fort Bragg Army Base, Fayetteville, Cumberland County, NC.

  Special thanks to Charise Ovalle R. for contributing this file.



NAME                     BORN         DIED         REMARKS
Baker, Daniel, Jr.                 10-20-1829     Aged 44 yrs. 9 mo 19da.
Black, Infant          11-5-1915    11-5-1915     son of N.D. & J.M. Black
Blue, Daniel                        2-16-1845     Aged 74 yrs
Blue, Margaret         2-14-1782   11-20-1847     (Wife of Daniel)
Blue, John McIver       6-6-1817    9-15-1835     Son of Daniel & Margaret Blue
Buie, Mary B. Ray      2-17-1842    5-28-1872     Wife of D. McD. Buie
Bulloch, Lee Ida       10-9-1880    1-29-1901     Wife of James Bulloch
Clark, Elizabeth Jane  6-11-1876    7-27-1917     Wife of N.D.M. Clark
Currie, Lauchlin                     5-2-1847     Aged 70 years
Currie, Sarah                        5-2-1843     Aged 62 yrs. Wife of Lauchlin
Cruse, Daniel           2-1-1826    2-17-1856
Gibson, Gracie         4-13-1909    7-13-1909       
Gibson, Graham         4-13-1909     7-4-1909     (Twins?)
Gilchrist, Margaret                               "Consort of Angus Gilchrist 
                                                  and a daughter of Catherine & Arch'd McKoy's.  
                                                  She was born in Charlest'n, S.C., June 20, 1782 & 
                                                  died October 9, 1811, leaving 4 children, Effy, 
                                                  Mary, Archd & John.." Reader.
Graham, Alexander                   9-15-1794     Aged 55.
Graham, Mary                        10-2-1826     Aged 77 "Formerly Mary McCormick, relict
                                                  of Alex Graham, born in Knapdale,
                                                  Argyleshire, Scotland."
Graham, Archibald       9-15-1791   7-23-1873
Graham, Anne            1-23-1805    1-5-1889                
Graham, Isabella       10-12-1839   9-27-1841     Daughter of Arch. & Ann Graham.
Graham, Duncan                       1-5-1798     Aged 21.
Graham, Isabella                   11-18-1819    Aged 5.
Graham, Mary            3-30-1831    7-4-1848                
Graham, Neal                        9-10-1820    Aged 31.
Graham, Neill           8-29-1850   8-19-1870
Holt, Infant            4-30-1891   4-30-1891    Daughter of D.McL. & J.G. Holt
Johnson, Sarah                                   "Here lies the corps of Sarah Johnson
                                                 who departed this life July 9, 1791."
Leslie, Duncan                      4-28-1819    Aged 66 yrs. 3 mos. 25 da.
Lindsay, Flora         12-19-1824    3-6-1891***
Lindsay, Infant         8-20-1900   8-20-1900    Daughter of J.D. & E.T. Lindsay
Monroe, Archibald        7-2-1863   3-19-1881
Monroe, Anabella        6-11-1829   2-18-1904
Monroe, Andrew          7-19-1831                Killed in the battle of Chancellorsville, 
                                                 5-3-1863.
Monroe, Archie B.       10-6-1875   8-11-1891
Monroe, Catherine            1825    3-8-1900
Monroe, Christopher                 1-26-1869    Aged 62
Monroe, Daniel A.       3-20-1829   9-24-1863    Capt. Co. "K" 36th N.C. Regt.
Monroe, Duncan J.      12-23-1834   4-19-1894
Monroe, Fannie          2-15-1840   2-26-1905    Wife of Duncan J. Monroe
Monroe, Edward William  12-8-1834   3-19-1853    Son of Peter & Catherine Monroe
Monroe, Effee                1829        1884
Monroe, Flora E.        5-31-1815  10-24-1867
Monroe, Henry N.        3-12-1824   3-31-1901
Monroe, Malinda A.           1828  10-25-1900
Monroe, Margaret        9-19-1819   5-14-1890    Wife of Patrick Monroe.
Monroe, Mary E.          1-2-1836   6-26-1878    Wife of Dr. A.J. Monroe
Monroe, Neal            4-16-1920   4-16-1920
Monroe, Peter           8-22-1790   6-10-1872
Monroe, Thomas          6-13-1792   2-27-1858***
Monroe, Catherine Turner   3-1792  10-18-1856    (Reader)
Monroe, Thomas           4-4-1825  12-18-1900
Monroe, Isabella McP.   4-18-1831   10-3-1909   Wife of Thomas Monroe
Monroe, Thomas A.      12-12-1918   2-14-1919
Monroe, Sarah W.             1831   5-12-1900
Monroe, Vivian E.      10-14-1919    5-8-1920
Munroe, Effy                         3-1-1796
Munroe, Patrick                                 "Departed this life on the 29th May 1818.  
                                                Mr. Patrick Munroe, Senior, Aged 71 yrs."
Murchison, Kenneth                  3-17-1836   Aged 88.
Murchison, Catherine                6-27-1852   Aged 92. "Relict of Kenneth Murchison."
Maccoll, John                      10-19-1819   Aged 76.
McArthur, Daniel                     8-9-1819   Aged 74. Native of Island of Islay, Scotland.
McCall, John           12-25-1820  10-27-1916
McDiarmid, Rev. Angus                4-1-1827   Aged 69 yrs. 5mos.
McDiarmid, Ann                      7-23-1853   Aged 80 yrs. "Consort of Rev. Angus
McDiarmid."
McDiarmid, Archibald    8-15-1799   7-18-1846
McDiarmid, Diarmid                  1-30-1874  "Aged about 75 yrs." Native of Island of

                                                Islay, Scotland.
McDiarmid, Janette Gillis           8-11-1863   Aged 55. "Consort of D.A. McDiarmid,
                                                Native of Island of Islay, Scotland.
McDiarmid, Capt. Angus               5-3-1856   Aged 24. "Son of Diarmid and Janet McDiarmid, 
                                                Native of Island of Islay, Scotland."
McDiarmid, Bella                    6-26-1917   "Come to this country from Scotland A.D.1850."
McDiarmid, Daniel       1-15-1803   7-21-1874
McDiarmid, Ann Eliza         1811        1889   Wife of Daniel.
McDiarmid, Wm. J.                   10-7-1815   Aged 18 yrs. 8 mos.
McDougald, Hugh                     2-27-1827   Aged 74.  Native of Jura, Scotland.
McFadyen, Archibald          1754        1830   Native of Island of Islay, Scotland.
McFadyen, Mary Buie                11-20-1800   Aged 37. "Consort of Archibald McFadyen."
McFadyen, Dougald       11-1-1821   9-14-1892       
McFadyen, Annie                     4-16-1925   Aged 87. Wife of Dougald.
McGougan, John G.       1-16-1841   6-26-1902
McInnis, Angus                     10-21-1849   Aged 64 yrs. 8 mos. 6 da. "Native of the
                                                Island of Jura, Argyleshire, Scotland."
McInnis, Mary Shaw    Died 1825, Island of Jura, Scotland  (headstone placed in 1997)    										
McIntyre, Susan                      5- -1817***Aged 64.
McKay, Farquard                         1814***
McKellar, John               1823   5-18-1877   Capt. Co "A" 5th N.C. Cavalry
McKeithen, Neill, Sr.               8-23-1835   Aged 83 yrs.
Mckeithen, Lovedy                    5-9-1823   Aged 75.  Wife of Neill, Sr.
McKeithen, Neill, Jr.               2-26-1830   Aged 37.
McLauchlin, Alexander               2-26-1870   Aged 68 yrs.
McLauchlin, Duncan                  6-27-1872   Aged 75.
McLauchlin, Catherine   5-10-1804  11-15-1894   Wife of Duncan.
McLauchlin, Benjamin     5-6-1844   4-14-1862   Son of Duncan & Catherine. "Died
                                                at Kingston in the service of 
                                                his country, 1st Sergeant Co.
                                                "K" 26th Reg. N.C. Troops."
McLauchlin, Catherine Ann4-5-1847   6-13-1865   Daughter of Duncan and Catherine.
McLauchlin, John        9-29-1799   4-21-1873   40 years a Ruling Elder.
MCLauchlin, Nancy                   9-23-1873   Aged 78 (Wife of John)
McLauchlin, Neill                   7-20-1833   Aged 80.
McLauchlin, Neill                     10-1807   Aged 45.
McLauchlin, Neill J.                6-26-1862   Aged 32 yrs. 7 mos. 5 da. "Fell in battle
                                                near Richmond, Va."
McLauchlin, Sarah                   7-25-1851   Aged 80 "Consort of Neill McLaughlin."
McPhail, Angus D.       2-17-1861   5-23-1910
McPhail, Mollie E.      6-15-1870   7-12-1909   Wife of A.D. McPhail.
McPhail, Neill James    7-12-1909    8-4-1909
McPhail, Oled Arch'd. Alex.          6-5-1899   Aged 13 Mos.
McPhail, Hugh            5-6-1827  12-21-1852   Native of Jura, Scotland.
McPhail, Eliza                      8-17-1913   (Came from Scotland 184-)***
McPhail, John                       10-2-1852   Aged 76. "He was a native of the Island of Jura
                                                Argyleshire, Scotland and a resident of this 
                                                country for the last 12 years of his life."
McPhail, Malcolm                     6-1-1851   Native of Jura, Scotland.
McPhail, Jennet McPherson           3-20-1828   Aged 51 "Consort of Malcolm McPhail."
McPhail, Neill                      3-24-1898   Aged 78 "Native of Jura, Scotland."
McPhail, Jannett                     8-9-1899   Aged 67 "Wife of Neill." Native of Island of
                                                Islay
McPhail, Mary Bell      1-19-1858  11-10-1887   Daughter of Neill and Jannett.
Peterson, Flora         5-29-1845   11-3-1913       
Ray, Angus                          4-19-1859   Aged 80 yrs.
Ray, Priscella                      9-19-1858   Wife of Angus.
Ray, Mary Margaret      3-22-1855    7-9-1873   Daughter of Angus and Priscella Ray.
Ray, Ann                9-20-1778   9-24-1827
Ray, Ann C.             7-12-1840   7-11-1903
Ray, Ann                           11-12-1819   Aged 65.
Ray, Archibald                     11-10-1857   Aged 33.
Ray, Archibald                      11-1-1819   Aged 77.
Ray, Archibald                           1853
Ray, Catherine           3-1-1777   11-7-1859
Ray, Daniel B.          5-13-1825   5-16-1850
Ray, Daniel                          3-9-1826   Aged 63 "Native of Jura."
Ray, Margaret                       10-8-1849   Aged 90 Wife of Daniel Ray. Native of Islay,
                                                Scotland.
Ray, Catherine                       6-5-1847   Aged 43 Daughter of Daniel and Margaret Ray.
Ray, Mary                           3-18-1826   Aged 26 Daughter of Daniel and Margaret Ray
Ray, Margaret             4-5-1818  9-17-1897   "Relict of Duncan Ray." "Daughter of
                                                Daniel and Margaret McNeill Ray."
Ray, Daniel McNeill      5-31-1846  12-4-1917
Ray, Daniel                              1862
Ray, David                                      "Killed at Battle of the Wilderness, 1864."
Ray, David                               1852
Ray, Mary                                1900   Wife of David.
Ray, Duncan                          7-8-1830   Aged 84 yrs. 23 days.
Ray, Duncan              11-3-1822    5-8-1893
Ray, Duncan                          8-25-1822  Aged About 84 yrs. "Erected by Angus Ray in
                                                memory of his Father."
Ray, Duncan James        6-17-1840   9-13-1915
Ray, Duncan              (Dates Obliterated)    Erected by his wife, Janet Ray.
Ray, Duncan              (Nothing can be read except name.)
Ray, Duncan Irvin        5-26-1902   6-11-1902
Ray, Ferriba J.          1-11-1872   1-20-1890
Ray, Gilbert                         9-10-1831   Aged 27.
Ray Gilbert                          4-179-***   Aged 74.
Ray, Isabella           10-10-1792   Nov. 1822
Ray, Isabella                        191-***
Ray, John                            9-5-1853    Aged 76.
Ray, Margaret                        3-3-1833    Wife of John.
Ray, John                                1811    Aged 84. (Born 1727) "Erected by his Wife
                                                 Christian Ray."
Ray, Lauchlin and Alexander-A Monument.          "but their bodies rest in unknown
                                                 graves in Virginia."
         Alexander                   4-2-1865    Aged 37. "Capt. Co. "D" 53 N.C. Regt.
                                                 Killed at Petersburg, Virginia."
         Lauchlin                                "about Oct 1862"   Aged 31 "Member of 
                                                 Signal Corp Army of Northern Va. 
                                                 Died near Mr. Jackson, Va."
Ray, Malcolm                         2-20-1771    departed this life in his youth.
Ray, Margaret           12-10-1843    5-5-1900
Ray, Margaret A.          2-7-1824    6-7-1906
Ray, Margaret                             1855
Ray, Margaret                        1-10-1819    Aged 71 "Consort of Duncan Ray, Sr.
Ray, Mary                             9-2-1821    Aged 38.
Ray, Mary Ann            4-23-1849   9-19-1881    Wife of John K. Ray.
Ray, Neill, Sr.          7-24-1785  11-26-1785
Ray, Florah               9-3-1794  10-25-1862    "Consort of Neill Ray, Sr.
Ray, Neill                                       Killed at Battle of Petersburg, 1865.
Ray, Sarah A.                        3-28-1868   Aged 42.
Ray, Sarah                9-7-1775   1-27-1839
Ray, Wm.                             5-18-1842   Aged 53yrs. 5mos.
Ray, Margaret                        2-11-1842   Aged 65 Wife of William Ray.
Ray, William Edgar        1-1-1902    2-1-1902
Sinclair, Nancy                       4-5-1813   Aged 30 "Consort of Daniel Sinclair."
Smith, Eliza              1-1-1815    3-4-1908   Daughter of William and Eliza Smith.
Taylor, Jane                        11-14-1812   Aged 20 "Native of Long Island, Bahamas."
                        (Note: J.A.S. this grave near McKays)
Thomas, James A.          2-5-1879   5-17-1912
Thomas, Infant           6-29-1892   9-29-1892   Daughter of N.P. and F. Thomas
Thomas, W. D.            11-6-1885   8-25-1911       
Worrell, Cora            6-29-1901    5-6-1917
Worrell, Lewis A.        2-19-1894   10-7-1900
Worrell, O. D.           7-27-1884  10-22-1918
Worrell, Oriallie        1-13-1919   1-16-1919
Worrell, Robt.             5-6-1917    8-8-1918

        
This copy is hard to read in spots so some of the initials may be
incorrect.  Also, a *means that the last figure in date was not clear.


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