Wallace Cemetery

The following is a complete listing of the tombstones in the Wallace Cemetery in Onslow County, NC.

Location behind and the house and lot known as 201 North Wilmington Street, Richlands. It is enclosed by an iron fence. A smaller cemetery, once enclosed by an iron fence, is on the same lot with the house and is behind the house at 201 North Wilmington Street. The house was built in 1965 on the location where Emma’s Chapel was built in 1881, also known as Free Will Baptist Church. The chapel was torn down in the early 1960s when Richlands First Baptist Church moved from there to its new home.

Surveyed by Gail Bullock.


  • Barry, B.B. – Born July 30, 1834, Died May 25, 1863.
  • Brooks, Mary C. – Born April 6, 1846 – Died April 28, 1902. Age 56 yrs, 22 dys.
  • Shackleford, M.C. , Hon. John W. – DIED JAN. 18, 1883, AGED 38 YRS. 2 MOS. & 2 DAYS. (Footstone–Confederate Insignia:) JOHN W SHACKELFORD SERGEANT COMPANY H CONFEDERATE STATES ARMY – NOV 16 1844 JAN 18 1883
  • Wallace, Jas. G. - Born Oct. 16, 1837 – Died Sept. 25, 1858