WELCH, Miles (d. 1837)

The following notice appeared in the Deaths column of the January 31, 1837 issue of the Raleigh Register newspaper.

Miles Welch 1837 Obituary


Transcription:  In Chowan co. Rev. Miles WELCH; aged 56; for many years a laborer in the Baptist Church. 

CLARK, Nancy (d. 1837)

The following notice appeared in the Deaths column in the January 31, 1837 issue of the Raleigh Register. 

Nancy Clark 1837 Obituary

Transcription: In Edenton, Miss Nancy Clark, aged 27; an exemplary Christian. 


BILLINGS, Ann (Mrs.) – d. 1837

The following notice appeared in the Deaths column of the February 21, 1837 issue of the Raleigh Register newspaper. 

Mrs. Ann Billings Obituary

Transcription:  In Edenton, Chowan co on the 23d ult. Mrs. Ann BILLINGS, in the 63d year of her age – a pious, active and devoted member of the Baptist Church. 

Pre-1914 Chowan County cemetery transcriptions

The Works Progress Administration (WPA) records have been added online by the N. C. State Archives and the State Library of N. C.  These are North Carolina Cemetery Surveys done by the Historical Society in the 1930′s.

You can find the Chowan County files here.

The entire State files here.

The survey includes listings for the following cemeteries for Chowan County. I have gone through & put the page numbers where you can find the transcriptions for the cemeteries.

  • Baptist Cemetery Page 2
  • Beaver Hill Cemetery Page 4
  • Johnston Cemetery Page 8
  • Macedonia Cemetery Page 10
  • County Negro Cemetery Page 11
  • Pearce Cemetery Page 14
  • St. Pauls Episcopal Cemetery Page 15
  • St. Pauls Episcopal Cemetery Page 17
  • Topping Cemetery Page 24
  • Ashley Cemetery Page 25
  • Baptist Cemetery Page 26

Locating Chowan County Death Records

There are several resources available to you if you are looking for death records of Chowan County.  You can contact the Chowan County Register of Deeds office to order certificates and/or consult the following resources:

ALLEN, Nathaniel (d. 1805)

Raleigh Register
December 9, 1805

Died – At Edenton, on the 28th ult., in the 50th year of his age, Nathaniel ALLEN, Esq., Colonel of the Militia Artillery of this State.  He was amongst the first and firmest Patriots of the year Seventy-six, and contributed his assistance towards the maintenance and defence [sic] of those just rights which constitute the patrimony and inheritance of all the human race.  In those times of difficulty and danger, he was bold and intrepid, yet firm and calm and dignified in his deportment.  By his affability, benevolence, and philanthropy, he acquired the veneration and respect of his inferiors, and the justly merited friendship of his equals.  The peculiar energies of his mind, which had been highly cultivated and improved, rendered him at all times an interesting and agreeable Companion.  He had an ear to hearken to the voice of distress, a heart to sympathise [sic] in the miseries of his fellow-man, and a hand ever ready to administer to his comforts and relief.  By his death, his relations and friends, have sustained a great and irreparable loss.