Ward Cemetery
Wilmington, New Hanover County, North Carolina

Marked Graves List       Grave Map

Ward Cemetery (also known as "2 Mile Branch Cemetery," "Wrightsville Cemetery" and "Wrightsville Sound Cemetery") is identified as Ward Graveyard WB21 on the county graveyard site map available in the North Carolina Room at the main New Hanover County Public Library. The access is identified as Hardy Access WB21A, named after the historic owner of the farm in this area. As shown above, the graveyard is somewhat screened from casual view.

Ward Cemetery is also known as Two Mile Branch Cemetery and Wrightsville Sound Cemetery (per entries on death certificates).


Photo courtesy New Hanover County Tax Asseesor's website

Ward Graveyard is on the side of an elevation on the west side of Two Mile Branch, Harnett Township, to the northeast of the Eastwood Village subdivision, Wilmington, North Carolina, and immediately west of the Mayfaire Center development. It is located behind the Eastwood Village homes at 1001-1007 Bay Creek Drive, as well as homes at 1303 and 1305 Bay Side Circle East. Public access is off of Eastwood Road by way of a wide, maintained, walkway-utility easement which runs in a northerly direction from behind the Eastwood Village Clubhouse. This easement parallels Two Mile Branch, a small waterway that eventually feeds into Bradley Creek. The cemetery is about 300 yards from Eastwood Road.

Forty-one graves with markers have been located (although six provide no name information). The cemetery is so overgrown with small trees, shrubs and vines and is so leaf-carpeted that additional markers, undiscovered, are no doubt present. There are also many sunken plots (forty?), presumably occupied. There is no overall row organization to the graves. Small groups are in parallel orientation.

Obituaries for two of the 1982 burials name Rev. H. A. Mattocks of the St. Matthew A.M.E. Church as officiating. [2004: This Church is at 6809 Wrightsville Avenue (across from the Gallaria Shopping Center).]

Markers noted as metal in the list that follows are those such as are placed by the funeral home as temporary gravesite markers. Jordon and Adkins funeral homes are represented.


Death Dates (where known)
1911,
1913, 1917, 1922, 1927(2), 1933, 1934, 1940, 1946(2), 1951, 1955, 1966(3),
1968, 1969, 1970, 1973, 1974, 1975(3), 1976(2), 1979(3), 1980(2), 1982(2)


concrete slab, with nameplate insert
insert a degraded plastic
Larry (illegible)
1853 - (illegible)

with footstone

stone, broken, base in place
James (broken) /
Died (broken) /
Age (broken) /
Thy Memory shall /
Ever be /
A guiding star /
To Heaven

with footstone

Isabel Barfield

Marble marker, set into concrete plot cover
Isabel G. /
Barfield /
Apr. 30, 1918 /
Apr. 1, 1980

City Directory, 1971
Isabel G. Barfield, a maid in the Wrightsville Beach School, residing at 6763 Wrightsville Avenue.
City Directory, 1980
Isabel Barfield is living at 6763 Wrightsville Ave., close to St. Matthew's AME Church at 6809 Wrightsville avenue.
New Hanover County Death Certificate 113-303:
Isabel Grady Barfield, died 01/01/1980

Grave is located close to those of her brothers Harlee and Zack Grady. See 1920 Census and other info below.

Edward Bannerman

Metal (Jordan)
Edward L. Bennerman
1925-1975

Census 1920: Harnett Twp, New Hanover County, NC; Market Street Road (Page 19A)
Sidney Bannerman , age 40, laborer, his wife Hattie, age 39 and thieir family: Annie Bell 16, Charity 12, Willie 7, Bearice 5 and Mary Lily 2.- Edward not yet born.
Census 1930: Harnett Twp, New Hanover County, NC; Wrightsville Road
Edward L. Bannerman, age 4, born in NC. Youngest son of Sidney (Grocery Merchant) & Hattie Bannerman. Siblings: Annie age 25, William 19, Beatrice 17, Mary L. 12, Sidney 9, and Wesley 7.
New Hanover county Death Certificate 101-114:
Edward Lee Bennerman, died 01/30/1975
Sarah Brown

stone
Sarah Brown /
Wife of /
James Allen /
May 1, 1871 /
Feb 2, 1913

Census 1900: Harnett Twp, New Hanover County, NC; (page 43B)
Sarah W. born May 1871, wife of James D. Allen (age 36, farmer) with six children: Rosa L., 11; Lula R., 8; David A,. 7; Fanna G., 6; William A., 4 ["Daughter" - sic]; Ednor, 2.

Census 1910: Harnett Twp, New Hanover County, NC; Wrightsville Road (page 13A)
Family of James D. Allen, age 46, with wife Sarah W. age 40 and 3 sons, 4 daughters at home[Entries illegible]. Children ages: 2 years to 20 years.

Census 1920: Harnett Twp, New Hanover County, NC
None of this family found
Campbell

concrete, broken; base in place, with seashells;

CAMPBELL
Died June 5 1911 /
age 105 /
May the resurec /
tion find Thee /
On the bosom of /
Thy God

top piece missing - presumably with the given name

Census 1880: Harnett Twp, New Hanover County, NC (page 17A)
John Campbell age 68, farmer, born VA, with wife Margaret A., 48, children Mary J., 16; Henry, 15; Margaret, 14; Caroline, 11 (all 4 working on the farm); John, 7, and James, 5.
Possible. Is near Hyman Jones in the Census. Found no other Campbells of an age to any where near a match for gravestone indicated birth of 1806. Not found in 1900 or 1910 census.
Abbie Croom

metal (Jordon)
Mrs Abbie Croom
1889-1969

Census 1930, Harnett Twp, New Hanover County, NC (Page 25B)
Croom, Abbie, age 47, widow, married at age 23, fisherwoman - shellfish. With daughters Elizabeth, age 17, also a fisherwoman; Alberta 15, a housecleaner; and sons Ernest 9 and Clayton 8. Also granddaughter Lillie age 5 and stepson James, 18, fisherman - shellfish.

Social Security Death Index
Abbie Croom, born 04 Mar 1887, died Aug 1969, Wilmington, NC. SS# 237-84-3201.
Ann Daley
stone
Ann Eliza /
Daley /
Nov 28, 1874 /
Sept 5, 1946

New Hanover Death Certificate 48-684
Annie Eliza McKoy Daley, died 09/06/1946
Calvin Elliott

marble stone
Calvin Elliott
Oct. 7, 1900 /
Oct. 27, 1970 /
Asleep

Census 1920: Harnett Twp, New Hanover County, NC; Market Street Road (Page 18B)
Calvin Elliott, age 17, born NC, laborer in shipyard. Living with grandmother Lizzie McCall, age 60. With siblings Lizzie, 12 and Miles, 5.
Enumerated immediately before Newkirk family - see below.

Market Street Road (Page 20A)
Calvin Elliott, age 15, born NC, laborer. Living with father Miles Elliott, age 45, and his wife Nora, 40 and brother Miles Jr, 6.

Census 1930: Harnett Twp, New Hanover County, NC; Wrightsville Road
Calvin Elliott, age 28, laborer in cement plant, son of Miles & Laura Elliott. Brother Miles, age 16.
Social Security Death Index:
Calvin Elliott, born 15 Oct 1904, died Oct 1970. Wilmington, NC. SS# 243-18-0542
New Hanover Death Certificate 84-18:
Calvin Elliott, died 10/27/1970

Concrete marker; broken, pieces missing; branch(?) at top
base set in concrete pad
Vinie /
wife of /
York Everett /
died June 12 1922 /
age 27 /
Gone but not /
Forgotten

Adjacent to, similiar in design to and aligned with the unidentified 'yrs' marker listed below.

Census 1920: NC, New Hanover County, Harnett Twp; Wrightsville Road
York Everette, age 35, born NC, and his wife, Viney, age 30, born NC; both farm laborers. No children listed.

New Hanover Death Certificate 9-280:
York Everett, died 05/06/20
New Hanover County Death Certificate 14-55
[Indexed as] Minery Everett, died 06/12/1922

stone, facing northwest fence
Rosa Hurst Faulk
Jan 1, 1913 /
April 23, 1966

Census 1930: NC, New Hanover County, Harnett Twp; Wrightsville Road
Rosa L. Hurst, age 15, daughter of Albert Hurst (age 42, hotel waiter) and Martha E. (age 34, laundress). Had a brother Eugene, 18.
Social Security Death Index:
Rosa Faulk, born 1 Jan 1911, died April 1966. Wilmington, NC. SS# 239-58-2328.
New Hanover County Death Certificate 75-249:
Rosa Lee Faulk, died 04/23/1966

metal
Rev James Franks
1886-1979

Census 1920: Harnett Twp, New Hanover County, NC
James L. Franks, age 35, born in NC, carpenter. With wife Mamie E. age 27 and children John, James, Lucy, Lillie, Charles.
Social Security Death Index
James Franks: born 11 Nov 1886, died Jan 1979 at zipcode 28401 (Wilmington, New Hanover, NC); SS# 241-82-6172 issued in North Carolina
New Hanover County Death Certificate 112-92:
James Franks, died 01/27/1979



Grady                    Barfield

    

white flat stone, small, with plot cover
Harlee Grady /
April 26, 1908 /
July 4, 1982

Census 1920: Harnett Twp, New Hanover County, NC; Wrightsville Road (Page 21A)
Larry Graddy, age 40, his wife Susan 39 and their 5 children: Carrie age 20, Harlee 11, Zack 8, Sara 6, and Isabel 2.
Wilmington Journal; July 15, 1982
Funeral services for Mr. Harlee Grady of Wrightsville Community and formerly of Washington, DC will be Sunday at 3 p.m. from St. Matthew A.M.E. Church with Rev. H. A. Mattocks, officiating. Burial followed in the Ward Cemetery. He is survived by two sisters Mrs. Carrie London and Mrs. Sarah Cantor both of Wilmington. Two nephews Mr. Soloman Grady of Goldsboro and Mr. Tommy Grady of Wilmington. Smith Funeral home.
New Hanover County Death Certificate 115-589
Harlee Grady, died 07/04/1982

Side-by-side with his sister Isabel C. Barfield (who see above). Similair nameplates and similiar images in the plot covers. Brother Zack nearby.

white stone with cross (military style)
Zack A / Grady /
North Carolina /
Pvt 1325 SVC /
Comd Unit /
World War II /
August 19, 1910 /
November 22, 1968

Son of Larry Grady, brother of Harlee Grady (above) and Isabel (Grady) Barfield.

Census 1930: Harnett Twp, New Hanover County, NC
Zack Grady, 19 years old, born in NC; truck driver; son of Larry & Susan Grady. With sisters Sarah age 16, Isabel 12, and brother Soloman 6.
Social Security Death Index
Zack Grady: born 19 Aug 1909, died Nov 1968 at zipcode 28401 (Wilmington, New Hanover, NC); SS# 240-20-1844 issued in North Carolina
New Hanover County Death Certificate 80-346:
Zack Grady, died 11/23/1968
metal (Jordan)
Mrs. Vinetta Hansley
1900-1976

Census 1900: Harnett Twp, New Hanover County, NC (page 48A)
Vinetta Hansley, born April 1899, daughter of James (30, farm laborer) and his wife Dolla (age 35); brother William G., age 6.

Social Security Death Index
Vinetta Hansley: born Apr 1899, died Sep 1976 at zipcode 28401 (Wilmington, New Hanover, NC); SS# 237-84-4208 issued in North Carolina
New Hanover County Death Certificate 107-231:
Vinetta Hansley, died 09/28/1976

Appears that the "Mrs." is in error.

footstone (no related headstone found)

J.C.J.

Probably John C. Jackson (1862-1932) - see information below

concrete
Lawrence /
Jenkins Sr
1904 - 1975

Census 1910: Harnett Twp, New Hanover County, NC; Wrightsville
Lawrence W. Jenkins, age 6, son of Solomon (laborer, 37) & Sarah (32), married 15 years. Sister Luberta 3. Frank, age 19, brother of Solomon, living with them.
Census 1920: Harnett Twp, New Hanover County, NC; Market Street Road (Page 18B)
Lawrence Jenkins,age 16, born NC, son of Solomon (age 45, clerk in a grocery store) & Sara Jenkins (42). Siblings: Luberta age 12, James 10, and John 8.
Census 1930: Harnett Twp, New Hanover County, NC; Wrightsville Road (page 28B)
Lawrence Jenkins, age 26, (laborer, odd jobs), son of Solomon (55, Grocer) and Sarah (52).
1971 City Directory: p. 243
Lawrence Jenkins (Wife: Lucy Mc C) of the J&J Tavern - residing at 607 Arlie Rd.
Social Security Death Index:
Lawrence Jenkins born 09 April 1904, died Jan 1975. Wilmington, NC. SS# 241-16-9371
New Hanover County Death Certificate 101-117:
Lawrence D. Jenkins, died 01/31/1975

broken concrete, broken, base set in concrete pad
with boat anchor and vine
Hyman Jones /
Died Nov 22, 1917 /
Age 80 Years

Hyman Jones is mentioned in the April 29, 1873 application of his brother Owen Jones for an account at the Freedman's Bank. Residence: Wrightsville Sound, NC. Occupation: fisherman. Owen/Orin Jones, born ca 1838, can be found in the Harnett Twp census records for 1870 and 1880. Their mother is Peggy (Margaret). Probably Lillie Jones below is a sister of Robert and Hyman.
Census 1880: Harnett Twp, New Hanover County, NC (page 18B)
Hyman Jones, age 29, laborer with wife Margaret, age 26 and children George 9, Caroline 7, Robert 5, Hyman 3, and Elizabeth 9/12, step-daughter.
Census 1900: Harnett Twp, New Hanover County, NC (page 45a)
Himen Jones age 53, born in 1847, farmer. With wife Martha born in 1854. Children: Curcia (?) 26, Himon 22, Bettie 18, Milley 16, Evalina 5. Also a grandson, Martin Martin, age 7.
Census 1910: Harnett Twp, New Hanover County, NC; Wrightsville
Hyman Jones, age 63, born NC, fisherman. With wife Margarete, age 53, who had 8 children, 6 living. Married 36 years. Living with him are sons Robert age 34, Hyman 32, Bettie 27, and daughter Lillie 24. Living with him also are 6 grandchildren.

stone; laurel branches, lamb
Sweetest Sleep /
Lillie Jones /
1884-1933 /
A Little time on /
Earth she spent/
'till (sic) God for her /
has sent

Probable daughter of Hyman Jones, above.

Census 1900, Census 1910: In family of her father Hyman Jones, above.
Census 1920: Harnett Twp, New Hanover County, NC; Market Street Road (Page 19A)
Lilly Jones, age 32, single, born NC, living with her mother Margaret Jones, widow, age 63. Also present: Margaret's grandchildren: : Buelina Loftin 23, Daisy B. Hall 19, Jack Jones16.
Next door to Robert Jones, below.

Census 1930: Wilmingon, New Hanover County, NC; S. 12th St.
Lillie Jones, 46,widow, laundress; head of household, with son-in-law Tressie Sutton [indexed as Sitton] , 24, laborer, and her daughter Daisy, 22, a cook. [Correct person??]

stone, Masonic emblem
Robert Jones /
Died /
May 30 1927 /
Age 52 yrs/
At Rest

Probable son of Hyman Jones, above.

Census 1900: Harnett Twp, New Hanover County, NC
Robert Jones, born March 1875 in NC, house carpenter, with wife Esteller, age 26. Married one year.
Same page as Himen Jones and Hannah Kelly.

Census 1910: 1218 Princess St, Wilmington, NC (Page 13A)
Robert Jones, 34, married, house carpenter, is living in the household with his cousin Mason Jordan, Jordan's wife Maggie, and their daughter Gracie, age 12. Also living there: Alice PIttman, age 34, widow, a restaurant cook.

Census 1920: Harnett Twp, New Hanover County, NC; Market Street Road (Page 19A)
Robert Jones, age 44, born NC, carpenter. With wife Alice, 44. No children.
The widow Alice Pittman? Next door to Lillie & Margaret Jones, above.

New Hanover County Death Certificate 24-88:
Robert Jones, Died 05/30/1927

metal
David Kelly
1886 - 1966
Son of Hannah Kelly below; see Census 1900.

Census 1920: Harnett Twp, New Hanover County, NC (Page 20B)
David Kelly, age 37 and his wife Eliza. No children. Laborer.
Enumerated in census near Hannah Kelly, below.
New Hanover County Death Certificate 76-17:
David Kelly, died 07/07/1966
stone
Hannah Kelly /
Died Dec 2 1946 /
Aged 98 years

Census 1880: Harnet(t) Twp, New Hanover County, NC (page 20D)
Hannah Kelly age 22, wife of Joseph Kelly, age 45, laborer, with son John ,age 2.
Census 1900: Harnett Twp, New Hanover County, NC (page 45A)
Hannah Kelley, born in 1851, wife of Joseph Kelley (age 63, Fishing). Sons Joseph, 25, Lewis, 17 and David, 14; all Day Laborers. Also daughters Ebby, 13 and Rebecca, 11.

Census 1920: Harnett Twp, New Hanover County, NC(Page 20B)
Hannah Kelly , age 70, living with son Joe, age 43, laborer, and his wife Ella, 42.
Enumerated near David Kelly, above.

metal (Jordan)
Louis Mack
1915-1955

1920 Census: Harnett Twp, New Hanover County, NC (Page 20B)
Louis Mack, age 4, son of John and Margaret Mack. With siblings Preston age 17, John Jr 14, Mabel 12 and Mildred, 9.

metal (Adkins); located inside the low brick enclosure (see below)
Mrs. Margaret W. Mack
1888-1980

Census 1910: Harnett Twp, New Hanover County, NC (page 45A)
Margaret Mack, age 23, wife of John Mack, age 35, driver for a private family. Three Children.

1920 Census: Harnett Twp, New Hanover County, NC; Wrightsville Road (page 20B)
Margaret Mack, age 33, wife of John Mack, 44, chauffer, and mother of Louis Mack age 4 and four other children.

Social Security Death Index
Margaret Mack, born 16 Nov 1887, died Apr 1980 at Wilmington, NC. SS# 238-48-7588
New Hanover County Death Certificate 113-348
Margaret Whitty Mack, died 04/04/1980

metal (Jordan)
Rev. Samuel M. Martin
1893-1979

Social security Death Index
Samuel Martin, born 24 Jan 1893, died March 1979. SS# 232-30-0920

New Hanover County Death Certificat e 112-231:
Samuel Marion Martin, died 03/27/1979

metal (Jordan)
James McCall
1931-1975

stone, tipped flat; with lamb at top
Faithful to her /
trust even /
unto Death /
Martha /
Newkirk /
1883 - 1934

Census 1910: Wilmington Twp, New Hanover County, NC; Magnolia St (page 7A)
Marth Newkirk, 26, mother of Leroy (age 2) and Martha (age 2 months); wife of Haywood Newkirk, age 38, railroad laborer.

Census 1920: Harnett Twp, New Hanover County, NC; Market Street Road (Page 19B)
Martha Newkirk, age 36, born in NC. With husband Heywood (age 47, park laborer), and children Leroy 12, Helen 8. [It appears Martha born 1910 has died.]
Census 1930: Harnett Twp, New Hanover County, NC
Martha Newkirk, wife of Haywood Newkirk, age 46, born in NC. Laundress. Mother of Helen age 18 and LeRoy 21. Also living with them: nephew James Newkirk, age 12.

New Hanover County Death Certificate 36-504:
Martha Newkirk
Died 11/07/1934
Daughter of John C. Jackson and Julia (Locke) Jackson
Burial in Wrightsville Sound Cemetery
[Husband of Robert H. Newkirk]

metal (Jordon)
Baby Boy Jamie Maurice Powell
- 1979

City Directory, 1971
In the immediate vicinity of the St Matthew's AME Church there is Powell's Grocery and H. K Powell's home.

New Hanover County Birth Certificate 193-592:
Jamie Maurice Powell, son of Lillie Mae Powell, born 09/22/1979
New Hanover County Death Certificate 112-928:
Jamie Maurice Powell, died 11/12/1979


granite (spouse's half not engraved)
At Rest /
Frank W. Shepard /
July 1, 1902 /
June 28, 1982

metal (same site as above)
Mr. Frank Shepard
1902-1982

City Directory, 1980
Frank Shepard's sister Daisy B. Burns was living at 6765 Wrightsville Ave., cousins Wm Jones was living at 6730 Wrightsville Ave and Eliz Sidburry was living at 6769 Wrightsville Ave, all in the immediate vacinity of the St. Matthew's AME church at 6809 Wrightsville Ave.
Wilmington Journal, 15 July 1982:
Mr. Frank W. Shepard of 6765 Wrightsville Avenue; Wrightsville Sound Community died Wednesday June 30th at Cape Fear Hospital. Funeral services were held Friday at 3 p.m., from St. Matthew's A.M.E. Church with Rev. H. A. Mattocks officiating. Interment followed at Wards Cemetery, Wrightsville Sound. He is survived by sister, Mrs. Daisy Burn, of the home, cousins Mrs. Elizabeth Sidbury, Mr. George Jones, Mr. William Jones and Mr. Perry Jones, four devoted friends. Jordan's Funeral home

New Hanover County Death Certificate 115-544:
Frank W. Shepard, died 06/30/1982

concrete slab,
with letters pressed in

Mr. Charles Smi /
th Born May 2 /
1886 Died Oct 12 /
1927 Husband /
of Mary A. Smith /
Gone at Rest

Census 1920: Harnett Twp, New Hanover County, NC; Wrightsville Road (Page 20A)
Charlie Smith, age 38, born NC, laborer in park with wife Mary A. Smith, 35, and sons Charles Jr. 12, and Jacob 19, and daughters Eloise 8, Josephene 6 and Mary 6 months.
New Hanover County Death Certificate 24-13:
Charles Smith, died 04/21/1927
concrete slab,
with letters pressed in

In Memory of /
Mr. Charles A. /
Smith. Born Sep /
9, 1907. Died Sep /
2 , 1949 Husban /
d of Mary A. Smit /
h. At rest.

Census 1920: Harnett Twp, New Hanover County, NC; Wrightsville Road (Page 20A)
Probably this is Charles Jr., age 12, in the home of Charles Smith and mother Mary A., above.
New Hanover County Death Certificate 51-665:
Charles A. Smith Jr., died 09/02/1949

The designs at the tops of the two Charles (A) Smith markers are virtually identical.

metal (Jordan)
Mrs. Mary P. Smith
1906 - 1973

This marker is immediately near the two Charles Smith markers above. Based on the birth date, probably this is the woman identified as Mary A. Smith on the marker of Charles A. Smith (1907-1940). Where does Charles Smith (1886-1927) fit in? By coincidence both father and son had wives named Mary? Or?

City Directory, 1971
Mary P. Smith, widow of Charles, residing at 453a Arlie Rd.

Social Security Death Index
Mary Smith: Born 17 Oct 1906, died Sep 1973 at zipcode 28401 (Wilmington, New Hanover, NC); SS# 237-52-9960 issued in North Carolina
New Hanover County Death Certificate 93-147:
Mary P. Smith, died 09/19/1973
metal (Adkins)
George A. Walker
1892-1976

Social Security Death Index
George Walker: born 02 Feb 1891, died Feb 1976 at zipcode 28401 (Wilmington, New Hanover, NC); SS# 374-03-1447 issued in Michigan

granite
----------- Williams ---------
     Joshua                Betty J.
July 5, 1874          Nov. 22, 1881
Feb. 24, 1951       Nov. 26, 1966

Census 1910: Harnett-7 Twp, New Hanover County, NC
Josh Williams age 36, married 6 years, "jobber", with wife Bettie Y., age 27, and their son James, age 4.

Census 1920: Harnett Twp, New Hanover County, NC; Market Street Road (Page 19A)
Josh Williams, age 45, born NC, with wife Betty, age 36 and their son Randolf, 15.
Enumerated next to Sidney Bannerman - see above

Social Security Death Index
Betty Williams: born 22 Nov 1893; died Nov 1966 at zipcode 28401 (Wilmington, New Hanover, NC); SS# 237-84-4620, issued in NC.
New Hanover County Death Certificate 76-316:
Betty Williams, died 11/26/1966

stone, with cross
James R. Williams
Aug 26, 1904 /
March 3, 1974 /
Gone but not /
Forgotten

Son of Josh & Bettie Williams (above), James Randolf Williams. See 1910 and 1920 Census records.

Social Security Death Index:
James Williams, born 26 Aug 1904, died March 1973[sic].
Wilmington, NC. SS# 058-07-8920, issued in NY.
New Hanover County Death Certificate 96-107:
James Randolph Williams, died 03/13/1974

concrete slab; (insert nameplate gone) #1 with footstone located near a similiar marker, "Larry", see above.

concrete slab; (insert nameplate gone) #2

concrete slab; (insert nameplate gone) #3

Apparent footstone - no headstone found
no markings
Behind the lot at 1005 Bay Creek Drive there is a rectangular walled area, about twenty by twenty-one feet, such as might mark off a family plot - or possibly an assembly area? Area is more or less aligned NSWE, and is located near the highest part of the rise on which the cemetery is located. The foot high brick wall, slightly ornamental, has with short corner columns, and has an entry path facing west. There are no stone markers or indentations visible, however one funeral home marker is in the SW corner (Mrs. Margaret Mack, above).

Granite marker, about 3" by 6"

Possibly a survey marker?
(Notice the hole and light circle on the top where the brass insert may have been removed)

concrete, broken;
4 pieces found
yrs (on loose piece)
of  (on loose piece)
Asleep in Jesus (on base)

 

Adjacent to and aligned with marker for Vinie, wife of York Everett (see above)

stone, broken; balance not found
(No information)
No Markers Found for the
following 7 individuals identified by death certificates as buried in Ward Cemetery:
(Information courtesy of the Jackson family)

per the death certificate
Jackson, Isiah David
Born 1901, died February 2, 1959
Son of John and Julia (Lock) Jackson
Husband of Mary Jackson
Laborer
Burial in 2 Mile Cemetery

per the death certificate
Jackson, John C.
Died February 18, 1932; age 70
Son of David Jackson and Lucy ( ) Jackson
Husband of Frances Jackson
Farm worker (worked until the month he died)
Burial in Wrightsville Sound Cemetery
[Footstone "J.C.J." above probably this person]

per the death certificate
Newkirk, Leroy
Died November 1, 1937; age 30
Son of Haywood Newkirk and Martha (Jackson) Newkirk
Single
School teacher
Burial in Wrightsville NC Cemetery

per the death certificate
Jackson, Judie
Died January 7, 1921; age about 68
Daughter of Benjamin Lock, wife of  J. C. Jackson
Wife of J. C. Jackson
Domestic
Burial in Wrightsville Sound Cemetery

per the death certificate
Jackson, Olessa
Born 1926; died January 9, 1928
Age 2 years, 11 months, 19 days
Daughter of Isiah D. Jackson and Mary (Graham) Jackson
Burial in Wrightsville Sound Cemetery
Killed in a streetcar accident

per the death certificate
Jackson, Ben
Died November 18, 1913; age about 22
Son of John Jackson and Judia (Lark) Jackson
Single
Laborer
Burial in Wrightsville Sound Cemetery

per the death certificate
(Unnamed stillborn child)
Died June 5, 1918
Child of Isiah D. Jackson and Mary (Graham) Jackson
Burial in Wrightsville Cemetery


Top
Name
M
A
P
Dates
Latitude
N 34 deg 14.'+
Longitude
W 77 deg 50.'+
----, James
J-
--
.186'
.341'
----, Larry
L-
1853-
.163'
.336
Barfield, Isabel C.
IB
1918-1980
.160'
.335'
Bennerman, Edward L.
EB
1925-1975
.178'
.348'
Brown, Sarah
SB
1871-1913
.183'
.349'
Campbell
-C
(1806)-1911(?)
.174'
.340'
Croom, Mrs. Abbie
AC
1889-1969
.176'
.346'
Daley, Ann Eliza
AD
1874-1946
.166'
.340
Elliott, Calvin
CE
1900-1970
.160'
.338'
Everett, Vinie
VE
(1895)-1922
.182'
.333'
Faulk, Rosa Hurst
RF
1913-1966
.186'
.344'
Franks, Rev. James
JF
1886-1979
.183'
.345'
Grady, Harlee
HG
1908-1982
.159'
.335'
Grady, Zack
ZG
1910-1968
.166'
.337
Hansley, Mrs Vinetta
VH
1900-1976
.157'
.343'
Jenkins, Lawrence
LJ
1940-1975
.175'
.336'
Jones, Hyman
HJ
(1837)-1917
.178'
.334'
Jones, Lillie
LJ
1884-1933
.181'
.337
Jones, Robert
RJ
(1875)-1927
.176'
.333
Kelly, David
DK
1886-1966
.174'
.343'
Kelly, Hannah
HK
(1848)-1946
.176'
.346'
Mack, Louis
LM
1915-1955
.168'
..338'
Mack, Mrs. Margaret
MM
1888-1980
.170'
.340'
Martin, Rev. Samuel M.
SM
1893-1979
.176'
.333'
McCall, James
JM
1931-1975
.170'
.343'
Newkirk, Martha
MN
1883-1934
.168'
.335
Powell, Jamie Maurice
JP
(1979)-1979
.182'
.344'
Shepard, Frank W.
FS
1902-1982
.176'
.333
Smith, Charles
CS
1886-1927
.176'
.341'
Smith, Charles A.
CAS
1907-1949
.178'
.345
Smith, Mary P.
MS
1906-1973
.178'
.345'
Walker, George A.
GW
1892-1976
.169'
.338'
Williams, Betty J.
J&BW
1881-1966
.182'
.342'
Williams, Joshua
J&BW
1874-1951
.182'
.342'
Williams, James R
JW
1904-1974
.178'
.333'
Survey Marker
*
-
.159'
.348'
Low Brick Enclosure
SW Corner
.169'
.342'
(20 ft by 21 ft)
SE Corner
.168'
.341'
'Asleep in Jesus'
AIJ
-
.180'
.331'
Footstone, no marks
F
-
.176'
.341'
"J.C.J." footstone
JCJ
-
.167'
.332'
Broken Base
B
     
Concrete
plastic insert gone

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P2
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GPS readings by hand held device: inconsistant and not exact due to tree cover and drift - +/- 30 feet.
Latitude +/- .003' - Longitude +/- .002'


Census and other references link reasonably well to the gravestone data but have not been
independentaly linked to the deceased using other sources.
Some differences from source to source in reported ages are to be expected.


Viewed, Photographed, Researched, Revised- 2001, 2003, 2004
Posted: February 16, 2004
Revised August 3, 2006


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