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Stephen D. Barnett Cemetery (Hatteras)
From Hwy. 12 in Hatteras go toward the ferry dock and turn in at the Holiday Inn. The cemetery is under a large cedar tree and can be reached by walking to it from the bridge across the lowland behind the hotel. Google Maps for the cemetery. Photographs were taken in April 2014 by Candy Roth. The cemetery is fenced and well maintained.
|NAME||BIRTH||DEATH||COMMENTS / INSCRIPTION|
|Barnett, Rebecca W.||November 15th 1836||October 21st 1859||Sacred to the memory of - Aged 22 Years, 11 Months & 6 Days [Closeup]|
|Barnett, Capt. Stephen D.||May 29th 1833||October 21st 1859||Sacred to the memory of - Aged 26 Years, 4 Months & 22 Days [Closeup]|
NOTE: Stephen D. Barnett married Rebecca W. Gaskins, daughter of Zorabable Gaskins & Margaret "Peggy" Ballance, in Hyde County, NC on July 9, 1857.
The Flying Cloud, mentioned in the articles below, wrecked in 1854, the same year that Ephraim O'Neal was born. The Black Squall wrecked on April 19, 1861 at Ocracoke. You can read about the Black Squall here.
Source: The Coastland
Times - August 23, 1990; pg. 6B
Source: The Island Breeze - March 1997
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