Haynes High Cemetery
Columbus County, NC
Documentation prepared by David B High for the Columbus County NCGenWeb Jan 14 1998. [Added comments are in brackets.]

This is a small family cemetery located in the woods east of Red Hill Road (SR1700). It was created when Haynes High's wife Fannie died of smallpox after nursing the slave Pompey who also died of the disease. Victims of this disease could not be carried to Whiteville and buried in the cemetery there. I am calling this the Haynes High cemetery because there is at least one additional High family cemetery further up Red Hill Road.

The cemetery was surveyed by David B High and A Harold Smith in the Fall of 1988. At that time only five of the known eleven gravesites were marked by stone monuments. We had markers made for the other six graves and installed them. Temporary markers had disappeared or been moved and positions for the new markers were approximated.

Sarah COUNCIL High 1832 - 1890 [Second wife of Haynes High]

Haynes HIGH Nov 10 1810 - Apr 30 1887 [Son of Jacob High 1775 - 1842? &
Ann Shipman?]

Frances BURNEY High 1819 - 1862 [First wife of Haynes High; mother of
three sons]

Jacob HIGH 6/1862? - 3/11/1930 [Third son of Haynes High; Wife was
Margaret Elizabeth Pierce; Ten children seven of whom reached adulthood]

Leander HIGH 1896 - 1898 [Infant son of Jacob & Margaret Pierce High]

Sarah Cordelia HIGH 1886 - 1887 [Infant daughter of Jacob & Margaret

Jefferson Haynes HIGH 1884 - 4/30/1887 [Infant son of Jacob & Margaret

Bertha May HIGH 5/10/1901 - 3/4/1911 [Daughter of Charles & Rebecca
"Morrie" King High]

Morrie [Rebecca KING] 12/1865 - 3/2/1935 [Wife of Charles High]

Charles HIGH 12/1858 - 3/18/1930 [Four children three of whom reached
adulthood; same stone as #9]

Lou BRIGHT ? [Sister of "Morrie" Rebecca King]

Information on this cemetery called "High Cemetery" in the publication "They're Buried in Our Past; Columbus County NC; 1808 - 1983" by Anita W Barfield and Kay W Duncan dated December 1983 (2 - 4) is only partially correct. Margaret Elizabeth "Mag" Pierce High, wife of Jacob "Jake" High, is buried in Whiteville Memorial Cemetery with her son, Henry Charles High and his family; she did not wish to be buried in the private cemetery.