Cox Cemetery

This cemetery was surveyed in 1938 as part of the Works Project Administration Historical Records Survey.  The information here may not be current but is provided as a resource.

This cemetery is located approximately 3 miles from Catherine Lake, on a dirt road on the way to the nine mile section.


  • COX, Edward – (29 Apr 1891 – 28 Jun 1892) – Son of J.E. and C. Cox
  • COX, Edward – (3 Oct 1905 – 18 May 1906) – Son of R.L. & Dennie  Cox
  • COX, Lucy Glenmore – (23 Oct 1902 – 21 May 1903) – Daughter of R.L. & Dennie Cox
  • COX, Olive – (8 Jan 1878 – 14 Nov 1881) – Daughter of J.F. and C. Cox
  • COX, William Grave – (7 Oct 1895 – 1 Jun 1897)
  • MURRILL, Elijah – (17 Dec 1823 – 21 Jan 1893)
  • MURRILL, Penelope N. – (15 May 1831 – 13 Feb 1901) – wife of Elijah Murrill

The original transcription is available online.


J.T. Henderson Cemetery

This cemetery was surveyed in 1938 as part of the Works Project Administration Historical Records Survey.  The information here may not be current but is provided as a resource.

The WPA indicates this cemetery is located in Belgrade, NC on the dirt road leading to Swansboro, NC.


  • HENDERSON, John Morton – (8 Aug 1913 – 4 Dec 1913) — son of Fred C. and Mattie M. Henderson
  • HENDERSON, Nettie Elizabeth – (19 Oct 1879 – 25 Dec 1894) — Daughter of John T. and Jasteel Henderson
  • REDD, Stewart B. — (12 Jun 1909 – 20 Aug 1910) – Son of A.T. and Nonie Redd

The original transcription is available online.

Marine Base Homes – Documents from Camp Lejune

Thanks to a multi-year effort of several collaborators and the permission of the United States Marine Corps, a new website is available for reviewing primary documentation for the many families displaced by the building of Camp Lejune.

Titled MarineBase Homes – the site is a large virtual gallery of documents & photos of records related to the 1941 purchases.  This is an incredible resource everyone! I just can’t say it strongly enough!

photo highlights of the Lee Foy Family property

The documents are organized by 15 geographical areas.  The areas and their land owners were published in the 1983 publication by the Onslow County Genealogical Society, The Heritage of Onslow County. I have started to place the maps and owner lists online and in the next few weeks will link each one to their documentation as I’m able to.  So… check back for updates!

The Former Landowners of Camp Lejune are to be congratulated for this massive undertaking.

1781 Tax Assessment (Excerpt)

Many thanks to Patty Lynn for submitting this one page excerpt from the 1781 tax assessment documents for Onslow County.  She obtained this during a recent research trip to the NC State Archives.  This page is only ONE page of the larger file.

While I’m not the best at reading it, some of the surnames here included are:  Brown, Duval, Gideon, Hidleburg, Jenkins, Johnston, Jones, Landing, Miller, Pollock, Prescott, Rhodes, Roach, Sanford, Simpson, Stout, Thompson, and Whitehurst. Patty’s ancestor listed here is Content Stout in case there are others researching the same line.

Onslow Assessment 1781

Blog: Swansboro History

A new link has been added to the Links of Interest section in the sidebar – to Swansboro, North Carolina – History.  I think the title is fairly self-explanatory :-)

Swansboro History Blog

Sponsored by Tidewater Gallery in downtown Swansboro, the site provides extensive historical information on the people and places of Swansboro.  For example, the latest posting provides information about David Ward SANDERS and family with pictures of their homes, lineage information, family documents, and census & burial information.

An extensive Table of Contents is provided on the site sidebar – you’ll definitely want to use this to navigate around the blog.  Since it is a blog, you can keep up with it by either checking the site periodically or subscribing to the RSS feed using your preferred feed reader.

African American Soldiers & Sailors

Contributor Richard Phillips continues to create resources for military information in Onslow County.  His most recent work is the site African American Soldiers & Sailors.

The purpose of the site is to share information about African Americans who joined the Army & Navy during the Civil War.  Richard has several sections to the site:

  • information about a monument in Hertford in memory of these soldiers
  • scholarly articles on the topic
  • information on battles
  • links to the wonderful graphs he’s created documenting slaveholders in the county; he’s also contributed the graphs to this site
  • unit rosters

This link has been added to both the African-American page and the Military page on the site.  As a blog-powered site you have the ability to get the new posts sent directly to your feed reader via the RSS feed, or you can regularly visit.   Spend some time exploring it!

Blog for Confederate Soldiers Information

Looking for information on Confederate soldiers of Onslow County?  Richard Phillips has a site that just may be of help: Onslow County Confederate Soldiers.

Just begun in October 2010, Richard is collecting and sharing any information he can find about these individuals.  The site is operated as a blog, so in addition to visiting the site to check for new information you can also subscribe to the RSS feed using your favorite RSS reader.   Don’t know what an RSS feed is? Check the NC Genealogy 2.0 page for more information.   The link to Richard’s site has been added to the Military page on this site.

That’s Dedication

Researcher Jack Robinson, of the Historical Researcher’s Blog, spends countless hours preserving cemeteries in the Onslow county area.   Jack also has authored a book on Captain Otway Burns, an Onslow County native.  Capt. Burns had sea adventures against British Tall wind-sail vessels and Jack is so into this history that he recently got a tattoo of a Tall wind-sail vessel.  That’s dedication!

Jack's tattoo in honor of Capt. Otway Burns