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Stilley's Cemetery
Inventoried & photographed March 15, 2008 by: Janet Copen Orndorff

Location: Behind Hubert Potter's House in Hobucken and to the right at the edge of the trees
Directions:
At the intersection of Hwys 304 and 33, follow Hwy 304 across the Gene Potter Bridge across the Intracoastal Waterway on to Goose Creek Island.  At about 1.4 miles park and walk through the yard to the left of Hubert Potter's house to the rear of the property to the tree line near the woods.  The cemetery is just across the ditch.
Compiled from the following:
   
1. Info from The Goose Creek Islander 1874-1974, pg. 89, "Stilley's Cemetery"
    2. The Spains of Eastern NC by William Odell Spain
    3.  Additional research by Janet Copen Orndorff

Starting Place: At left corner closest to Hubert Potter's house and the road, rows run from front to back.  Most graves are marked with stones.  Found 4 stones with engraving.  Any additional info known by family members and/or research of public records has been noted in the "Notes" column.  Click on underlined names to see a photograph of the headstone.

ROW

STONE

NAME BIRTH DEATH NOTES
2 1 Spain, Jerome B. [Bonaparte] 1811 [Feb] 1872 Husband of Anna Lupton
Son of Frederick A. Spain & Sarah Carawan
Jerome B. Spain gravesite

There appears to have once been an older stone which is now lying broken at the foot of the newer stone.

2 1 Spain, Anna L. [Aug 28] 1810 1882 Maiden name Lupton
Wife of Jerome B. Spain
Daughter of Josiah Lupton & Mary Polly Goodwin
    Ireland, Mary Jane Spain     b. Aug. 18, 1836  d. abt. 1867
Wife of Noah W. Ireland, Sr.
Daughter of Jerome B. Spain & Anna Lupton
1 1 Spain, Aggy     b. June 1844  d. June 23, 1855
top of stone broken off
Daughter of Jerome B. Spain & Anna Lupton
1 2 Ireland, Sadie H. Nov the 8, 1897? Sep the 23?, 1898? stone broken, dates hard to read
Inscription: Our babe has gone to rest
[Another photo taken by Odell Spain in 1997]
    Spain, McDonnal     b. 1846  d. 1852
Daughter of Jerome B. Spain & Anna Lupton
    Cahoon, Brittie Caroline Spain     b. May 2, 1849  d. 1930
Wife of William Cahoon & Albin Williamson
Daughter of Jerome B. Spain & Anna Lupton
    Cahoon, Sarah     Daughter of William Cahoon & Brittie Caroline Spain
    Cahoon, Henry     Son of William Cahoon & Brittie Caroline Spain
    Ireland, Joshua D.     b. 1868  d. abt. 1900
Son of Archibald Ireland & Holland J. Spain
    Ireland, Amos     b. 1864  d. 1923
Husband of Lovie Hamblem Ireland
Son of Noah W. Ireland, Sr. & Mary Jane Spain
    Hopkins, Claude     b. Nov. 7, 1917  d. July 4, 1918
Son of James Foy Hopkins & Bertha Elizabeth Spain
2   Smith, Ambers Dec 27, 1861 July 29, 1876 Inscription: Son of Bartimeus & Penninah Smith
    Ireland, Maggie     b. ????  d. 1897

CEMETERY LAYOUT

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