Cumberland County Cemeteries
Monroe; Manchester Township, Cumberland County, c. 1770 - early 20th century. Located on Pope Air Force Base 1500' west of Tank Creek (190' contour) and 400' east of a tributary of Tank Creek. In 1993, a small lecturn shaped memorial monument of polished granite set on a granite base was placed in the park at the northeastern end of the base runway. The cemetery had at least twenty graves which were covered by the construction of the Army airfield during World War I (Daniel A. Monroe, letter to Mr. J. Allan Dunn, 1935, on file Fort Bragg DPWE). The beveled top of the monument contains the following inscription: MONROE LAND GRANT In memory of The pioneers from Scotland and many other lands who settled this area in the 18th century, raised their families and built the American nation. Buried nearby are members of the Monroe family who received their land grant from the British Crown in 1770. Departments of the Army and the Air Force Sept. 5th, 1993
Newton Memorial Markers (Yadkin Road, Rocky Mount or Hill Church); Seventy-First Township, 1884-1912. 1 Rough gray granite marker with a flat arch top and smoothed face with polished band on outside edge. The monument was erected by a Mr. Williams of South Carolina sometime in the 60s (Harris & Holmes n.d.; Kern pers. comm. 1995). GEORGE NEWTON ANNA ROGERS APR. 20, 1808 APR. 4, 1808 APR. 15, 1895 JUNE 12, 1896 SON OF DAUGHTER OF ISSAC NEWTON REUBEN ROGERS AND 1761 - ELIZABETH ALDERMAN AND GRAND SON OF CHRISTINE ALDERMAN GEORGE NEWTON 1773-1861 AND GRAND DAUGHTER OF NANCY ANN MOORE JOHN ALDERMAN 1742-1822 AND MARY CASHWELL GREAT GRANDDAUGHTER OF DANIEL ALDERMAN 1711-1785 AND ABIGAIL HARRIS 1720 - GREAT GREAT GRAND DAU OF THOMAS ALDERMAN JR. 1683-1715 AND MARY SEAGRAVE 2 Memorial marker for 3 unknown Union soldiers. An undated genealogical profile of the Newton family identifies these three soldiers as: Pvt. Thomas J. Malugean (18), Mortimer Mumford, and Lieut. John R. Fathera (Newton n.d.) White marble VA marker with flat arch top and Federal shield placed in 1993 to replace a vandalized U.S. Government marker placed at an unknown prior date (Kern pers. comm. 1995). The epitaph is within the shield, the date below it and the grave number (4) is on the back. THREE UNKNOWN (arched) U.S. SOLDIERS 1865 4 3 Flat, rectangular gray granite VA marker with Christian cross near the top, center. Probably placed by descendents in the 1960s (Kern pers. comm. 1995). ENOCH ELIJAH NEWTON CO K 38 NC INF CONFEDERATE STATES ARMY APR 2 1841 MAY 3 1863
Union Memorial Marker, Plank Road; Seventy-First Township, 1865. Grave of two unknown Union soldiers who died of wounds received in action at Monroe's Crossroads on 10 March 1865 (Nye n.d.; Corps of Engineers 1943). This marker was possibly placed by Captain T.E. Haley in 1921 based on his interview by N.S. Blue (Nye n.d.). White marble steps lead to the grave located south of Plank Road. Upright white marble VA marker with flat arch top and Federal shield. TWO UNKNOWN SOLDIERS Grave of Union soldier, Sergeant John W. Swartz, an artilleryman who died of wounds received in action at Monroe's Crossroads on 10 March 1865 (Nye n.d.). This marker was possibly placed by Captain T.E. Haley in 1921 based on his interview by N.S. Blue (Nye n.d.). Located off post in a wooded site on privately owned land adjacent to Flying Cloud Lane on the east side of the old route of Clifdale Road. Upright white marble VA marker with flat arch top and Federal shield. SERGT. JOHN W. SWARTZ U.S.A.
The authors are compiling genealogical data on the individuals found in these cemeteries. Please contact Beverly Boyko to contribute information.