|East Tom Parham Rd|
North Carolina USA
Postal Code: 27565
|Cemetery notes and/or description:|
The cemetery is located in the woods on East Tom Parham Road between Oxford and Henderson on the old Cozart farm (aka White Oak Villa). It is opposite the Historical Marker for Harris Meeting House where NC Highway 158 East (Oxford Road) intersects East Tom Parham Road. If you are on NC Route 158 going east towards Henderson, turn left on Tom Parham Road and the cemetery will be on your right in the woods right after you turn. It is on the corner of the old Hicks plantation.
There are the markers for one of the early settlers of Granville County, William Hicks, his son Abner Hicks and his grandson Benjamin WIllis Hicks. William Hicks had an original land grant from the Earl of Granville.
Benjamin Willis Hicks bought and renamed the William-Abner Hicks homeplace White Oak VIlla. The house has burned down.
A descendant of William Hicks, Rosalie Yerkes Figge writes: "It seems as though the original stones in the cemetery were pretty much just that....stones. Pretty much all of the grave markers in that cemetery are stones which probably had initials and possibly even dates carved or scratched in them at some point." There are several fieldstones which are said to mark the graves of slaves, and there are also depressions which may be the sites of unmarked graves.