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Benjamin Gallop Cemetery
Harbinger, NC

From Church Rd. in Harbinger take Summerell Rd., go .05 mile bearing left at a fork.  This cemetery is on private property.  Photographed in April 2016 by Marla Walker Beasley.  Items in brackets are taken from Currituck County, North Carolina Cemetery Records by The Albemarle Genealogical Society; 1995.

NAME BIRTH DEATH EPITAPH / COMMENTS
Forbes, Adam 1806 4-12-1900 Age 50 in 1870 Poplar Branch Twp. so birth year should be circa 1820 unless his newspaper obit is correct that he was 92 years old when he died.  The newspaper account is from April 1899, not 1900 as the tombstone says.
Forbes, Ellen 9-1-1849 12-5-1909 Age 21 in 1870 Poplar Branch Twp.
Forbes, Joseph 3-12-1871 8-14-1906 Age 3 months in 1870 Poplar Branch Twp.
Gallop, Benjamin G. June 9, 1815 Nov'r 10, 1878 In Memory Of [see obituary & photo]
Gallop, Dennis L. Oct. 16, 1907 Feb. 27, 1908  
Gallop, Director H. Nov. 30, 1814 Feb. 17, 1882 In Memory Of - Age 67 yrs. 2 mos. 17 days
Gallop, Director H. Feb. 18, 1881 Oct. 10, 1885  
Gallop, L.M. [Levi M.] Aug. 2, 1847 May 21, 1908 [see artist rendition of Levi]
Gallop, Martha A. Jan. 27, 1842 Sept. 22, 1896 Thus sink to rest the just whom Christ has blest,
Death brings them light and peace, and heavenly rest.
Melson, James I. Feb. 16, 1853 Jan. 3, 1879 Son of John & Polly Melson
Melson, John Oct. 10, 1822 Feb. 14, 1879 Father - Gone but not forgotten.
[Melson, Molly] [Nov. 5, 1834] [July 22, 1902] This tombstone was visible in a 1988 survey but not found in 2016. Her tombstone may possibly be the broken stone listed below.
Melson, Nancy Nov. 20, 1863 Nov. 20, 1863 Daughter of John & Polly Melson
[Melson, Sarah] [July 28, 1901] [Sept. 8, 1902]  
Melson, Thomas Oct. 15, 1861 Oct. 15, 1861 Son of John & Polly Melson
[Melson, unk. daughter] [Jan. 20, 1927 [Jan. 20, 1927] [Daughter of Thomas & Nina Melson]
broken stone [unknown]      
[Voliva, Charlie J.] [1872] [1909] [Father]
unknown markers?     [see marker one - marker two]  These two stones are located at the back of the cemetery and may have once been part of a larger cemetery.  There's no way to tell if these were original to the cemetery or bought in at a later date for something other than marking a grave.

2016 Kay Midgett Sheppard