Slingsby Cemetery

Elizabethtown, Bladen County, North Carolina, USA Add to Map
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This cemetery may no longer exist or is hidden and neglected in the Swamps of Bladen County (probably near Cape Fear River within 12 miles of Brown Marsh). It is brought to light by an article written in 1901 to the Fayetteville Observer by Hamilton McMillan of Robeson Co., founder of Pembroke College (now UNC-Pembroke). In his article McMillan states: "Slingsby was mortally wounded September 29th, 1781, but lived two days and was buried at Slingsby Shoals in Bladen. I have seen his grave and am perhaps the only white person living who can locate it. By his side was buried his wife who was the widow of a McAlister. Her maiden name was McNeill. By his side was also buried his son, Robert Slingsby."

Since McMillan could tell who was buried there and who was buried on each side of Col. Slingsby, it appears he actually saw tombstones.

Here is a list of the graves McMillan saw:
1. Isabella McNeill McAlester, widow of Captain Hector McAlester who was lost at sea in 1770, and daughter of Daniel McNeill of Taynish of the Argyll Colony
2. Colonel John Slingsby
3. Robert Slingsby, his son

  • Added: 5 Nov 2016
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