|Drake Cemetery, Riegelwood
Columbus County, NC
|Transcribed by David B High April 1999
from the private publication "They're Buried in Our Past Columbus
County NC 1808 - 1984 (Vol 3)" dated September 1988. This cemetery is
#134 in the survey.
Permission granted by the authors Anita Barfield and Kay Duncan. Dates
are shown in a uniform format. Additional information provided by Tom
on photos for
thanks to Tom Reece for the photos
Wife of Evans Drake
Age about 80 yrs
Age 62 years
Honored, Beloved, and Wept
Here Mother Lies
| W H Hayes
2/1/1861 - 2/15/1924
| Frank Graham
9/20/1849 - 2/24/1918
1 - This cemetery is almost totally destroyed; there are at least 12 - 18 unmarked graves.
2 - Evander and Caroline (Carrie) were slaves of John Drake of Robeson County, NC. They were willed to his daughter, Clarky Sophia Purcell, in 1863. (Robeson County Register Volume 1, No 2, Page 6, May 1986)
3 - Also buried here, but without a marker, is Evans Drake 3/15/1839 - 3/18/1920, son of Robert & Jennie Drake, Ransom Township, Columbus County; informant J W Phillips Freeman NC.