Richard Caswell Cemetery

Lenoir County, NC

Surveyed by Glenn Fields April 2009

The following is a complete listing of the tombstones in the Richard Caswell Cemetery in Lenoir County, NC.

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

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    The epitaphs are as follows:

    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

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