1928 Kinston Directory

Hill’s Kinston Directory for 1928 is now available online at the Internet Archive.  The directory is about 350 pages and lists businesses, residents, and organizations.  Click on the image below to access the directory.

Posted in Announcement, Directories.

FindAGrave: Search Lenoir County Cemeteries

FindAGrave is a database of user-submitted burial information.  Using the form below, you can search across all the names entered at the site for individuals buried in Blount County.

You can also browse specific cemeteries.

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Kinston Free Press Abstracts Update – June 2011

This weekend I’ve added additional newspaper extracts from the Kinston Free Press to the NC People in the Papers database. You can access a list of names in the database so far here.

This update includes items from the June 18 – June 30 1906 issues and added more than 300 names to the database.  Remember, this is not a complete index; just items I think have greater genealogical value, in addition to all vitals of local and residents of nearby counties.

Lenoir county deaths reported in these issues include:

Marriages added with this update include:

The total number of names in the NC People in the Papers database associated with Lenoir County is now up to 377.

Posted in Announcement.

Dawson Cemetery (Thomas Dawson)

Surveyed by Glenn Fields August 2008.

Location:  From Hwy 70 in Kinston take Jenny Lind Rd. turn left on Bear Creek Rd, then right onto Ben F Herring Rd. Cemetery is on the left in the field surrounded by trees.

Listings

Double stone
ELMORE
Wife
Lucy Herring
July 5 1906
Sept 9 1986
Husband
Lester May
Nov 6 1901
Apr 3 1955

Double stone
HERRING
Lucy Jane Dawson
Apr 11 1874
Aug 19 1942
Benjamin Franklin
July 18 1874
Dec 16 1959

Frances W Herring
June 22 1901
July 1 1990

Jake Herring
Oct 8 1881
Oct 15 1959

Double stone
HERRING
Emma Clyde Cowen
Oct 5 1912
Apr 26 1993
Tommie Franklin
Oct 25 1905
Aug 16 1960

Ira W Dawson
Feb 24 1870
Feb 20 1927

John W Dawson
Died March 9 1920
Age 36 years

Hugh Mac Lane
1877 – 1918

Barbara Hines Lane
1878 – 1930

Zella Dawson Brown
Aug 31 1884
Jan 24 1938

Seth Dawson
Born March 29 1871
Died May 30 1915

Clyde
Son of
Seth & Zella Dawson
Died Aug 13 1908
Aged 2 mos

Double stone
HEATH
Gertrude D
Dec 25 1888
Aug 25 1966
Henry T
May 12 1886
Feb 15 1947

Double stone
DAWSON
Della
Nov 30 1848
Oct 15 1908
Thomas
June 10 1840
Dec 20 1895

Mamie Lane
1914 – 1918

Franklin Lane
Born & Died 1898

Levi Andrew Dawson
North Carolina
PFC US Army
World War I PH
Feb 2 1894
Dec 7 1961

Double stone
DAWSON
Andrew L
Oct 4 1864
Dec 29 1920
Hannah Herring
Apr 1 1871
July 3 1913

Archie Franklin
Son of
Andrew L & Hannah H Dawson
NOI

Infant of
Andrew L & Hannah H Dawson
NOI

George Lindsey
Son of
Andrew L & Hannah H Dawson
NOI

Infant of
Andrew L & Hannah H Dawson
NOI

Huldy A
Daughter of
T & D Dawson
Born
Nov 10 1879
Died
Aug 12 1882

Virginia
Daughter of
T & D Dawson
Born
May 20 1876
Died
Oct 2 1881

Elbert
Son of
T & D Dawson
Born
Dec 7 1872
Died
July 10 1881

Double stone
PELLETIER
Myrtle D
1878 – 1950
Robert L
1871 – 1920

Doc
Son of
R L & Myrtle Pelletier
Sept 7 1914
Oct 22 1917

Double stone
PELLETIER
Helen Hunt
May 1 1920
NOD
Hazel Haynes
May 1920
May 10 2007

DAWSON
NOI

Posted in CemeteryListing.

Bright Cemetery (Simon Bright)

Surveyed by Glenn Fields January 2009.

Location: Off Hwy 58 between Grays Mill Rd and Airy Grove Church Rd back in the field

Listings

Rachel Dawson Bright
Wife of
Simon Bright
Born
April 3 1803
Died
Feb 25 1863

Simon Bright
May 24 1850
Aged 58 Yrs.

Posted in CemeteryListing.

Caswell Cemetery (Richard Caswell)

Surveyed by Glenn Fields April 2009.

Location: at the Richard Caswell Memorial Park on East Vernon Avenue in Kinston. It is where the CSS Neuse is located.

Listings

John R Watford
Feb. 12, 1873
Dec. 26, 1950

Rachel L Brown
Wife of
J R Watford
March 9, 1880
April 21, 1947

Aunt Pennie
Mary P Brown
Daughter of
John M. & Martha C. Brown
Born Sept. 20, 1854
Died Dec. 2 , 1922

Mary W. Brown
Wife of
G. T. Brown
Born
Feb. 12, 1855
Died
Oct. 20, 1908

G. T. Brown
Born
Sept. 22, 1845
Died
Feb. 21, 1897

In Memory Of
Sarah C. Reavis
Daughter of
John & Susan Gatlin
who died in Kin(g)ston
on the 24th March, 1858.
Aged 23 years & 7 months.

In Memory Of
John Gatlin
who died in Kin(g)ston
on the 20th June, 1836.
Aged 67 years 5 months
and 10 days.

Mary E. Fonville
Daughter of
Lewis G. & Eliza W.
Desmond
Born
July 25, 1823
Died
April 18, 1900

The Remains Of
Walter Davenport
repose here. He was
a native of Coventry, Conn.
Died June 5, 1822
AEt 32

Louisa Jane
Daughter of
Lewis C. &
Eliza W. Desmond
died
July 12, 1844
AE 4 yrs.
1 mo.& 9 ds.

Elizabeth Bryan
Daughter of
Lewis C. &
Eliza W. Desmond
died
Dec. 8, 1840
AE 8 yrs.
1 mo.&25 ds.

Sarah Catherine
Daughter of
Lewis C. &
Eliza W. Desmond
died
Oct. 17, 1836
AE 2 yrs.
3 mos.& 9ds.

William Lewis
Son of
Lewis C. &
Eliza W. Desmond
Died
Oct. 25, 1831
AE 5 yrs.
& 27 ds.

Eliza W.
Wife of
Lewis C. Desmond
Born
Sept. 17, 1804
Died
Sept. 18, 1844
Aged 40 years & 1 day

Lewis C. Desmond
Born
April 10, 1812
Died
Oct. 24, 1868

Joshua D.
Son of
Lewis C. & Eliza W.
Desmond
Born
Nov. 26, 1829

In Memory Of
Mary Catherine
Wife of
J. Chestnutt,
who departed
this life
the 23rd of February
ED 1834
Aged 24 years &
4 months

In Memory Of
Susan Gatlin
Daughter of
Richard Caswell
who died at the Rev. C. Floak’s
in Wayne, Co.
on the 5th March, 1843
aged 67 years & 17 days

Richard Caswell
Aug. 23, 1729 – Nov. 10, 1789
First Constitutional Gov.
Master
First Recorded Of St. John’s
No. 4 A. F. & A. M.
Second Grand Master of the
Grand Lodge of N. C.

Caswell (front of previous stone)

A Hero Among Masons
Grand Lodge
A. F. & A. M. of N. C.

Richard Caswell
Cmdr of the
Minutemen 1775
Kinston, NC
1st NC Gov. 1777

Posted in CemeteryListing.

Davenport Cemetery (Phineas Davenport)

Surveyed by George Davenport October 2008.

Location: Woodington Township in Lenoir County. It can be accessed from Highway 58 near the Vine Swamp curve by taking Rusty Lee Road (SR 1916) to its termination with Parker Fork Road SR1912), then turn left and a gated entrance is .2 mile on the left. The cemetery cannot be seen from the road, but it is located about .2 mile on the left side of a field edge back of this house. It is unfenced.

Listings

Phineas (Finn) Davenport
born 11-20-1840
died 7-7-1922
(Has wooden headmarker)
married 1862

Winifred (Winnie) Brown Davenport
born 12-21-1844
died 8-7-1922
wife of Phineas
daughter of Fred Brown.
(Has wooden headmarker)

Council Davenport
born 8-30-1871
died 1-14-1932
(Death Cert is accurate at 1933)
Married Sarah Louvenia “Lou” Heath
2-10-1904

Blanche Davenport
born 7-11-1906
died 1-13-1908
daughter of Council & Lou

Cleaver Thomas (C. T.) Davenport
born 11-6-1915
died 10-11-1916
(death Cert reads 10-17-1916)
son of Council & Lou

Frank Davenport
born 6-5-1878
died 6-6-1960
Married 12-21-1913

Lillie Inez Smith Davenport
born 6-12-1895
died 2-20-1936
wife of Frank
Daughter of Thomas Smith & Martha Williams

Guilford Davenport
born 12-3-1880
died 9-11-1949
(Pvt 44 CO ARTY)
Married Katie “Kitty” Lee Young.
&
Gertrude “Trudy” Irene Baker. Married 11-16-1941

Ida Davenport Taylor
born 9-1-1886
died 1-22-1905
She was married to William Taylor.
They were married 12-2-1903.
(Is buried in unmarked grave and died from childbirth of daughter Kathleen
as related by Nannie Mae Davenport Morris).

Corydon Santos
(has metal marker)
Born 6-3-1947
Died 2-21-1954
Son of Alyce Hunter Davenport Santos and Juan J Santos

Posted in CemeteryListing.

Davis Cemetery (Leon Davis)

Surveyed by Glenn Fields November 2008.

Location:  Hwy 55W about 2 miles from Hwy 11S on the right side in front of a country store on the left.

Listings

Johnnie Carroll Dail, Jr.
May 14 1940
May 8 1988
Beloved husband & father
A friend to all
Love endureth all
Let your heart not be troubled
nor let it be afraid John 14:27
May the Lord watch between me
and thee while we are absent,
one from the other.
Footstone
“J. C.”
Do not stand at
my grave and cry,
I am not here,
I did not die.

Leon Davis
Jan 9 1877 or 1887
Dec 1 1934
Gone But Not Forgotten

Sybil C. Davis
Feb 6 1885
Feb 17 1954
Gone But Not Forgotten

Hattie Davis
Daughter of
Leon & Sybil Davis
Nov 28 1917
May 5 1918

Joseph Winfield
Son of
Mr & Mrs Charles Rouse
July 8 1939
May 16 1943
Our Darling

FATHER
Charles T. Rouse
June 11 1913
Nov 26 1959
God’s finger touched him
and he slept.

MOTHER
Helen D. Rouse
Oct 28 1913
Aug 27 1994
Where the roses never fade.

DOUBLE STONE
DAVIS
Nannie Ruth
June 16 1931
NOD
Robert D.
Nov 19 1925
June 28 1995
Together forever

Wilbur Wooten
North Carolina
PVT 2123 Base Unit AAF
World War II
Aug 6 1924
Jan 5 1957

Posted in CemeteryListing.

Daly Cemetery (Joshua Daly)

Surveyed by Glenn Fields February 2009.

Location:  From the overpass at LaGrange, take Jenny Lind Road south to Hardy Bridge Road. Turn right and one tenth mile turn left on to farm path past brick house on left. Cemetery is in the thicket on the left where a drive way goes into the yard.

Listings

Joshua Daly
Born
Jan 18 1820
Died
Oct 27 1903

Susan
Wife of
Capt. John Ivey
Born
June 6 1827?
Died
Apr (Unreadable)

Posted in CemeteryListing.

Croom Cemetery (Joseph R. Croom)

Surveyed by Glenn Fields April 2009.

Location:  North of NC Hwy 55 between Seven Springs and Kinston. Approximately 2.5 miles from the intersection of Hwys 55 & 11 turn right onto Croom-Bland Road which is in the first curve. Cemetery is about .5 mi. on the right behind a mobile home.

Listings

Double stone
T Roosevelt Casper
July 16 1903
July 5 1985
Blanch A Casper
Feb 15 1913
July 13 2001

Walter Howard
Oct 2 1921
Aug 1 1987

Norman R Mitchell
Sept 2 1940
June 8 2008
“Hot Rod”

Rufus Aldridge
US Army
World War II
Sept 22 1922
Jan 16 1981

Janice Fay
Daughter of
Clifford W & Betty
Hudson
July 31 1944
April 13 1945

Broken Stone
NOI

Kinsey Aldridge
Nov 26 1861
Aug 26 1934

Josephine Aldridge
1880
March 2 1957

Clara Gilbert Aldridge
Mar 22 1907
Sept 3 1944

Burrell Aldridge
Son of
Kinsey & Josephine Aldridge
Nov 2 1910
Dec 17 1983

Doris Wetherington Whaley Jackson
Nov 10 1927
Aug 30 1989

William Guy Wetherington
North Carolina
CPL CO F
120 Infantry
World War I
August 1 1895
March 17 1964
PH

Essie Wetherington Long
Nov 15 1906
April 16 1968

Herbert R Long
July 30 1908
Feb 7 1973

Clifton Ray
Son of
Bobby C &
Catherine W
Wetherington
Our Little Man
We Love You
Jan 7 1965
July 5 1989

Bessie A Collins
1900 – 1928

Charlie Collins
Died 1926

Thomas E Aldridge
Nov 10 1950
Mar 21 1987

Wooden marker
NOI

Father
Samuel C Dail
March 11 1867
March 10 1906

C B Dail
Born
Nov 12 1824
Died
Aug 8 1891

Matilda
Wife of
C B Dail
Born
Nov 14 1829
Died
June 12 1905

Andrew Aldridge Jr
1916
NOI

Annie Laura
Wife of Andrew Aldridge
Born
May 27 1877
Died
May 16 1916

Andrew A Aldridge
Aug 29 1876
Jan 11 1944

Ruby A Casper
1904 – 1959

Leslie Aldridge
1910 – 1927

Willard A
Son of Z W &
Gladys Brown
Born
April 28 1926
Died
Jan 8 1928

Gladys A Brown
1902 – 1930

Sammy Zearge Davis Gardner
May 16 1878
March 29 1936

Concrete marker
NOI

2nd Lt Charles S Croom
Co E 61 N C Inf
CSA
Aug 1 1839
March 26 1876

Elizabeth Croom
Born March 13 1873
NOI

1st Sgt Henry N Croom
Co A 40 N C Troops
CSA
Nov 6 1829
Jan 11 1900

Sarah A Croom
Wife of
Jerry Sutton
March 13 1854
Aug 6 1937

Vivian
Wife of
J G Haynes
Born
Jan 6 1878
Died
March 9 1907

L L Croom
Born 1885
Dorn (sic) 1906

Close up of previous grave

J A Croom
Born 1850
NOI

Close up of previous grave

Mary E Croom
Born Dec 30 18(?)5
Died Oct 25 1937

Close up of previous grave

Double stone
CROOM
Rudolph
July 8 1878
Sept 6 1939
And Wife
Annie Bessie Nichols
Sept 8 1880
May 19 1950

Mother
Ann Mariah
Wife of
W A Croom
Born
April 19 1842
Died
March 29 1919

Father
William A Croom
Born
Oct 9 1837
Died
Nov 30 1899

Henry Phineas
Son of
William A & Ann M Croom
Born July 13 1864
Died Apr 12 1883

Eugene
Son of
Wm A & Ann M
Croom
Born
Oct 11 1872
Died
July 25 1873

Conoly
Son of
Wm A & Ann M
Croom
Born
Jan 26 &
Died
Oct 8 1871

Joseph R Croom
Apr 4 1807
Mar 23 1860

Page 2

Nancy Croom
July 5 1804
Sept 2 1889

Lucy Cauley Brock
Daughter of
Stephen C & Emma E Cauley
May 13 1891
Aug 25 1939

Concrete grave top of
Previous grave

Double stone
Stephen C Cauley
Dec 25 1862
July 30 1915
Emma E
June 3 1868
Sept 24 1922

Concrete grave top of
Previous grave

Concrete grave top of
Previous grave

Concrete grave top of
Previous grave

Dollie Mae
Wife of
Percy Cauley
May 1 1902
June 30 1922

Concrete grave top of
Previous grave

Concrete grave top of
Previous grave

Grave top
NOI

Grave top
NOI

Grave top
NOI

Mother
Nancy Haynes
Wife of
Seth Croom
Dec 22 1883
Dec 14 1940

Seth Croom
June 15 1882
Jan 27 1952

Marie B Croom
May 6 1920
July 26 1949

Harry Lee
Son of
J J & Mary M Croom
Aug 17 1920
June 17 1940

Eva
Daughter of
J J & Mary Croom
Sept 3 1915
Sept 6 1915

Mary Moore
Wife of
Jesse J Croom
Aug 1 1879
Dec 21 1950

Jesse J Croom
Feb 14 1862
Sept 22 1954

Maud M
Wife of
J J Croom
Born
Aug 29 1869
Died
May 30 1910

Infant of
J J & M M Croom

Ada
Daughter of
J J & M M Croom
Born
Oct 14 1899
Died
Jan 10 1901

Double stone
CROOM
Father
Rufus P
Aug 20 1874
Nvo 27 1931
Mother
Meta Haynes
Oct 2 1881
Oct 13 1941

Posted in CemeteryListing.