Cameron Person County Slave Cemetery

Location
Roxboro, Person County, North Carolina, USA
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Search Cameron Person County Slave Cemetery:

Location: One half mile from the South Flat River between Dick Holeman Road (SR 1123) and Ned Moore Road (SR 1125).

Directions: From Roxboro, take 501S to Timberlake. Turn right on Dick Holeman Road then left on Ned Moore Road. Cemetery is 4000 foot into the woods just north of where the river crosses Ned Moore Road.

Access: Deep within private property. Deep within woods. Prior permission of owner and guidance is needed to visit this cemetery.

GPS coordinates: 36 15 52.4 N 078 58 003.8 W
(36.2646/-78.9677)

NOTES: Duncan Cameron never lived in Person Co but his landholdings here may have exceeded 8000 acres. 6500 acres lay along the bottomland of the south and north branches of the Flat River. To find out more about the Cameron family visit the web site for Historic Stagville:

http://www.stagville.org/

Graves:

At this point, no carved tombstones have been found.

One unreadable metal funeral home marker was found. It is thought to be the last burial there, maybe around 1956. The research on death certificates has not been done yet.

About 200 burials are marked by fieldstones. Some have deeper depressions than others.

Another 200 have obvious depressions but no (as yet discovered) fieldstones.

Finally, shallow depressions, spaces that appear level in line with obvious grave rows, and other areas that appear to contain burials could number from 200 to 1000.

Research is being done by the Stagville Center using Dr Sydney Nathans' Cameron slave database.

The web site is:

http://familytreemaker.genealogy.com/users/s/t/a/Historic-Stagville/index.html

GPS Coordinates: 35.2646, -78.9677

  • Added: 17 Jun 2009
  • Find A Grave Cemetery: #2310254