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Melson Cemetery - Colington
This cemetery is located in Colington, Dare County, North Carolina. From Hwy 158 in Kill Devil Hills at mile post 81/2 take Colington Rd. (SR 1217) and go a total of about 2.2 miles. Turn left onto a dirt lane called Marshy Ridge and go straight in for .3 mile. The cemetery is on a hill on the right side of this lane. The cemetery is overgrown with bushes and briars and some stones are now missing from an earlier survey. Extra information is indicated in brackets. Click on underlined names for a picture of the tombstone. Photographs were taken & submitted to the Dare County website by Miles Midgette. If you would like to share photographs of tombstones from this cemetery please contact Kay Midgett Sheppard.
|NAME||BIRTH||DEATH||COMMENTS / INSCRIPTION|
|Beasley, Carrie||April 19, 1906||Jan. 26, 1929||Mother; Gone but not forgotten Close-up|
|Beasley, Henrietta G.||May 19, 1896||March 31, 1930|
|Beasley, Weightman||May 10, 1900||June 24, 1961||Father; Gone but not forgotten Close up|
|Crank, Annie Toler||Aug. 24, 1885||Nov. 25, 1976||Funeral Home Marker|
|Crank, Capt. John||January 5, 1810||April 14, 1850||40 Years 3 Mos & 9 Days Close Up Close Up|
|Crank, James M.||Dec. 13, 1876||Oct. 1946||[Pasquotank death certificate states death on Oct. 5, 1947]|
|[Crank, Polly]||[Feb. 9 1825]||[Jan. 1, 1897]||The only thing remaining was the footstone|
|Crank, Wm. H.||Dec. 18, 1844||July 10, 1914||
Farewell my wife and children all, From you a
Father Christ doth call
|Gaimel, D.W. Jr.||[Feb. 16, 1873]||[Dec. 22, 1908]||Dates unreadable; stone lying flat in 1994 survey Close up|
|Gaimell, Charlottie||April 8, 1805||April 15, 1891||In Memory Of Close up|
|Gaimell, Millie||June 28, 1836||June 5, 1902||Close up|
|Gamiell, Decatur||March 22, 1833||July 3, 1909||Footstone Close up|
|Melson, Frances Adeline||Aug. 12, 1851||Aug. 1, 1928||
Mother; Wife of J.W. Melson; A tender Mother and
|Melson, John W.||July 20, 1850||Dec. 6, 1916||
My loving wife don't grieve for me Neither lement no more for, I shall with my Jesus be When you are left alone.
|Perry, Lavinia O.||Sept. 21, 1869||Nov. 4, 1940||Mother; Gone but not forgotten. Close up Footstone|
|Peterson, Deanie Perry||March 1, 1894||Dec. 7, 1926||
Mother; You were the sunshine of our home.
[double with James Jordan Peterson]
|Peterson, James Jordan||Nov. 11, 1888||Dec. 7, 1926||
Father; You were the sunshine of our home.
[double with Deanie Perry Peterson]
|Quidly, Ernest||[no date]||[no date]||[born May 7, 1882, died Nov. 18, 1956]|
|Quidly, Misouri||[no date]||[no date]||[born Mar. 16, 1892, died Nov. 9, 1953]|
|[unknown]||appears to be a broken footstone with "M" as the last letter|
|[unknown]||appears that nothing is on the stone|
|Williams, David K.||1916||Age 30 Yrs Close up|
|Wright, Dorcas||Oct. 3, 1816||Aug. 5, 1891||
Farewell to sin and sorrow. I bid them both
adieu. And O my friends ____ faithful. And on your way pr_____.
Close up Close up
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