Sam Jones "Abbott-Phillips Family" Cemetery

Lenoir County, NC

Surveyed by Jim & Sue Gaddis April 2009




The following is a complete listing of the tombstones in the Sam Jones "Abbott-Phillips Family" Cemetery in Lenoir County, NC.

Location about 8 miles NE of Kinston in Contentnea Neck Township of Lenoir County. It is on County Road 1720 (Sharon Church Road) about 2 miles north off of NC Highway 11 North.

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    The epitaphs are as follows:

    Ethel Abbott Wife of S C Ezzell May 14 1901 Feb 7 1949 Floyd J Abbott May 12 1916 Apr 9 1943 G A Abbott Feb 22 1853 Jul 22 1875 Double Stone Abbott Jacob S Sep 17 1885 Sep 6 1956 Mamie C May 14 1886 Oct 10 1937 Joan R Abbott Wife of Lynwood E Abbott Dec 20 1939 Nov 19 1992 Lucindia May Wife of T J Abbott Mar 26 1812 Aug 20 1898 Double Stone Abbott Annie Dora McCoy Dec 2 1919 Aug 27 1984 Married May 31 1937 Lynwood Herman Jul 11 1917 May 2 1984 Mary Abbott Mar 27 1841 Sep 2 1858 Triple Stone Abbott Martha Jane Daughter of Thomas Pinkney & Lydia Jane Gray Hartsfield Sep 14 1842 Mar 9 1883 Married Nov 2 1866 Stephen Decatur Son of Thomas Jefferson & Lucindia May Phillips Abbott Jul 15 1848 Aug 10 1907 Lydia Jan Nov 19 1869 Nov 7 1908 S D Abbott Jul 15 1843 Aug 10 1907 Double Stone Abbott Julia E Sep 11 1878 Dec 10 1905 Thomas A Aug 3 1867 May 14 1938 T J Abbott Nov 5 1808 Apr 15 1853 Hattie Freeman Beddard Oct 17 1886 Jan 26 1950 Annie Burns 1878-1953 Sandy Clayton Ezzell Nov 26 1870 Apr 17 1962 Bessie Freeman Apr 12 1886 Jan 13 1887 Jane E P Freeman Twin of Malinda Caroline Sep 14 1856 Dec 7 1950 Jimmy "Bud" Freeman Son of W S & Jane Freeman Oct 31 1898 Mar 12 1958 William S Freeman 1859-1901 Brooke Jacqueline Allie Gaddis Nov 24 2007 NOD Baby Boy Grant Jan 24 1945 NOD Iris Dell Abbott Grant Wife of Roland Harper Grant May 24 1923 NOD Roland H Grant PFC US Army World War II Dec 15 1921 Sep 28 1999 Triple Stone Hardison Daughter Madge K Feb 6 1926 Jul 7 1932 Father John S Aug 11 1875 Sep 14 1958 Mother May Kendrick Apr 5 1887 Dec 17 1968 Ann Wife of James Jones Died Nov 13 1898 NOI Pvt James Jones NC State Troops CSA Aug 17 1829 Nov 13 1917 Double Stone Jones Jessie A Oct 26 1901 Aug 15 1941 Rachel A Mar 29 1910 Aug 22 1935 Martha E Abbott Wife of Sam Jones Feb 23 1883 Dec 4 1943 Sam Jones Mar 3 1883 Aug 13 1959 Double Stone Mercer Annie Glenn Jul 18 1903 Jan 15 1987 James Henry Apr 17 1908 Feb 10 1990 Mary F Phillips Wife of C M Odham Apr 1 1850 Feb 20 1940 Alwilda Daughter of W H & Annie Phillips ? 12 1878 Oct 4 1880 Emmett Son of W H & Annie Phillips Jun 12 1882 Jul 25 1882 Ernest Son of Peter & Martha A Phillips Apr 6 1875 Sep 10 1882 Gertrude Daughter of Peter & Martha A Phillips Apr 22 1872 Sep 20 1882 John Henry Son of W H & Annie E Phillips Apr 12 1877 May 10 1878 Martha E Phillips Mar 27 1841 Aug 4 1881 Martha A Wife of Peter Phillips Sr Sep 25 1849 Oct 31 1880 Thopmas Phillips Jan 10 1802 May 28 1879 Pvt Wyatt J Phillips CO D 66 Regt NC State Troops CSA Mar 24 1835 Aug 4 1875 Marion Eugene Rogers May 10 1942 Mar 26 2003 Alice Rouse Jan 27 1854 Jan 8 1927 Edward C Son of E C & Iola Rouse May 20 1910 Sep 25 1912 Edward Caswell Rouse Jul 13 1883 Feb 13 1965 Elley Wife of M W Rouse May 29 1846 Jul 26 1917 George K Rouse Sep 6 1872 Aug 8 1921 Infants of George K & Sallie H Rouse Apr 20 1912 NOD Iola Sutton Wife of E C Rouse Aug 12 1875 Nov 19 1935 M W Rouse Aug 21 1846 May 23 1915 Page 2 Double Stone Troy W Rouse Jul 16 1909 Sep 14 1994 Mary T Rouse Aug 24 1912 Jul 26 1984 Raymond Turnage Oct 14 1912 Jul 14 1914 Edward Gerald Abbott Jun 6 1957 Sep 7 1973 Joseph H Abbott Oct 4 1878 Feb 20 1920 Rosa L Abbott Jan 27 1892 Oct 26 1937 Sallie Wife of Joseph Abbott Jun 10 1881 Oct 31 1912 Selma & Kathleen Infant Daughters of Sallie & Joe Abbott Born & Died 1904 T J Abbott Jan 19 1845 Jul 4 1918 Double Stone Eubanks Cephus Allen Mar 21 1911 Apr 27 1974 Ruby Phillips Jul 26 1912 Jan 1 1981 Ellen Daughter of H L & Stella Ewell Oct 14 1921 May 7 1922 Bessie Phillips Wife of L T Freeman Aug 12 1891 Sep 28 1918 L T Freeman Jun 20 1887 Mar 20 1925 Malinda Caroline Freeman Sep 14 1856 Dec 10 1934 Rebie F Grimes Daughter of W S & Jane P Freeman May 19 1891 Aug 3 1976 Fatima Victoria Jackson Nov 15 1857 May 23 1949 S O Jackson Feb 29 1856 Dec 12 1938 Thomas Jackson Apr 26 1829 Nov 11 1911 Carrie F Johnson May 21 1923 Mar 1 1961 Double Stone Jones Letha Mae P Oct 6 1900 May 12 1975 A L Roy Oct 25 1895 Feb 17 1974 A Virginia L Jones Sep 5 1908 Oct 28 1980 Randolph David "Doc" Jones Oct 15 1920 Sep 5 1995 Nancy Wife of R T Jones Oct 19 1879 Dec 13 1909 Double Stone Lang Willie E Jan 18 1910 Jul 1 1984 Gussie P Mar 20 1911 May 25 2004 John Mozingo May 27 1857 Oct 15 1916 Annie Wife of W H Phillips Aug 22 1857 May 26 1913 H B "Beech" Phillips Jan 16 1875 Feb 14 1963 Clara Turnage Wife of D R Phillips Feb 14 1873 Mar 3 1926 Cora B Wife of H B Phillips Oct 28 1882 Dec 7 1939 Dave R Phillips Jul 16 1872 Jan 6 1936 Harold Son of D R & Clara Phillips Oct 2 1907 May 25 1925 Double Stone Phillips Eva A Jan 3 1884 Sep 29 1962 Heber F May 11 1884 Jul 2 1939 Heber Jr Son of H F & Eva Phillips Aug 30 1908 NOD Horace Abbott Phillips Oct 28 1903 Jan 12 1973 Hubert B Son of H B & Cora Phillips Ferb 21 1918 Mar 30 1918 Lacy Phillips Feb 22 1832 Sep 23 1911 Lavenia Dell Infant of H B & Cora Phillips May 27 1911 Nov 25 1913 Mariza Wife of Thomas Phillips May 17 1816 Jan 16 1898 Mark Anthony Phillips Jan 10 1959 Aug 22 2000 Double Stone Phillips Christine Mable Mar 16 1923 Mar 16 2001 Mark Luke Feb 9 1913 Feb 11 1986 Patsy Ann Phillips Dec 7 1836 Feb 16 1900 Double Stone Phillips Nancy R May 10 1884 Jan 28 1959 Pete Mar 21 1889 Oct 23 1957 Peter Phillips Dec 4 1845 Dec 25 1925 Sarah E Wife of Peter Phillips Jan 30 1853 Randolph County Mar 30 1920 Double Stone Phillips Ada Nov 3 1876 Jul 23 1956 Uzzell Jun 29 1880 May 25 1946 W Arthur Phillips Oct 29 1906 Sep 28 1939 W H Phillips Apr 7 1854 May 26 1925 Dorothy Rae T Porter Dec 2 1924 Jun 29 1993 Double Stone Rouse Gatha Phillips Oct 13 1905 NOD Elbert Leslie Oct 10 1905 Nov 20 1972 Double Stone Rouse Alma Phillips Jun 16 1909 Aug 17 1984 Ernest Avern Jun 16 1908 Jun 17 1975 Uzzell P Rouse AN US Navy Vietnam Jul 7 1941 Feb 18 1991 Bruce Davis Turnage Jul 18 1937 Nov 21 1937 John F Turnage CO E 61 NC Inf CSA May 21 1843 Dec 18 1925 Musa Dora Abbott Wife of J F Turnage Sep 7 1877 Feb 27 1949 Double Stone Turnage Helen A Jul 29 1910 Jun 19 2004 Roy E Mar 5 1909 Aug 12 1962 This photo is of the only remaining stone in a separately fenced section of the cemetery that the old folks have always called the slave cemetery. Since only this one grave is marked we can only assume that possibly slaves and more probably other free blacks are buried there. This Agness Abbott is unknown to us, but she is assumed to have been born into slavery and later freed, married a freed black man named Charles Abbott, died, and was buried at this spot. Agness Wife of Charles Abbott 1848 Apr 27 1911

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