North Carolina USA
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Family Cemetery on Private Property
Entry upon the property is NOT permitted
Buried in this cemetery are members of an unidentified Brown family. All the graves in the cemetery are marked with fieldstones. The Brown family sold the property to the Rice family about 1838 therefore the graves probably date to the early 1800s. It is not known if this Brown family is connected to the nearby Jethro Brown family. However, based on land records and Jethro Brown's will that connection does seem possible.
General Location: Across the road from 1614 Rice Road. USGS Topographic Map depicts location of this cemetery.
1903 Caswell Co NC Deed Book 109 page 512:
WM and Bertha Rice to JM Rice - 390 acres
"on the waters of Country Line Creek "
bounded by Asair [Azariah] Graves to North, Bell Graves to East, Peter Smith to South and Alfred Norman heirs to West
"lands formerly owned by William Brown" now the W. H. and Sally Rice farm
January 1829 Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions (Caswell County)
Jethro Brown - - Will - w. No Date. Wife Lucy W. Brown to have all property during her life, then to go to 3 children, William Brown, John E. Brown, Thomas J. Brown (3 youngest children). Son James W. now has Poston tract; daughter Martha (land purchased of David Hart adj Simon Denny). Son Bedford Brown to have land whereon he now lives and tract adj Samuel Moore to run south to juncture of Country Line and Horsley's Creeks. Son William (land purchased of Joseph Lane and to Payne's tract); son John E. (home hose tract adj Washington Jouett's line to the ford by Shelton's and south to the Tavern Tract crossing Country Line with Dr. Johnston's line to Barton's line adj Denny and Nash). Lots of land of Sarah B. Carter and Thomas Williamson included in this last tract. Son Thomas J. land called Lower quarter on Machine Branch purchased of William Browning adj Samuel Moore, John Stamps, Thomas Slade, Richard Smith. ... Exec: 5 sons, James W., Bedford, Wm., John E., and Thomas J. Wit: Jas. E. Williamson, Robert A. Brown Jun. Exec qualified.