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Brooks-Cox Cemetery

This cemetery was photographed and submitted by Maldine Whitaker Wallace of St. Louis, MO who says "I visited this African American cemetery in late April 2013.  The sign at the entrance has Brooks-Cox Cemetery.  Some think it is two separate cemeteries; that one side is Brooks Cemetery and the other is Cox Cemetery.   Some graves had grass that I didnít disturb due to numerous ant hills so my photography session didnít capture images as well as I would have liked.  My understanding is that there are many more graves without headstones to identify their location. I noticed that several old stones had newer ones also.  After some research, I learned that this is a family cemetery and after looking at some of the death certificates for some of the individuals buried here it becomes more confusing.  Some death certificates have location of burial as Mulberry Ridge Cemetery, some have Cox Cemetery, some Brooks Cemetery, some Lake Landing, some Mulba or Mother Ridge and some list it as family cemetery.  I do know that it is located in Engelhard, Lake Landing Township, Hyde County, North Carolina.  It is just off Mulberry Ridge Road in a small community called Slocum."  Click on underlined names to see a photo of the tombstone.  Information within brackets was taken from birth or death certificates, obituaries, social security cards or other records.

Name

Birth Date

Death Date

Epitaph / Comments

Barrow, Gladys Nov. 16, 1904 Sept. 12, 1983 Gone but not forgotten  [see obituary]
Beckwith, Clara M. 9-28-1952 3-24-1969 Longshot - Whitfield & Whitley Funeral Service [see death certificate]
Beckwith, David Mar. 4, 1872 Oct. 3, 1970 Loving Grandfather  [death certificate states death on Oct. 1, 1970]
Beckwith, Freddy Aug. 14, 1961 Aug. 10, 1994  
Beckwith, Kermit June 22, 1907 Mar. 6, 1986 The Lord is my Shepherd  [see obituary]  [Married Ola Blount in Hyde Co. on Feb. 15, 1930]
Beckwith, Olar Mae [Blount] Dec. 29, 1913 Mar. 17, 1996 We loved you mother but God loved you best
Beckwith, Sterlin Apr. 16, 1937 July 2, 2002 Husband
Beckwith, Wilbert Aug. 14, 1945 Mar. 17, 1987 [see obituary]
Blount, Beatrice S. Sept. 9, 1911 Jan. 4, 2008 Loving Parents  [double stone with Nathaniel Blount]  [see obituary]
Blount, Benjamin Feb. 29, 1896 Jan. 2, 1994  
Blount, Charlie [Jr.] [Aug. 24] 1886 [Oct. 25, 1973] [stone mostly buried]  [see death certificate]
Blount, Emma M. Mar. 2, 1929 Oct. 8, 1993  
Blount, Jennie B. July 19, 1886 Apr. 1, 1984 The Lord is my Shepherd - We are hoping to clasp your hand.  [see obituary]
Blount, Louise G. May 1, 1912 Sept. 11, 1975 We love her but God loved her best  [see death certificate]
Blount, Nathaniel [old stone]
Blount, Nathaniel [new stone]
1894
Feb. 17, 1894
1989
Aug. 3, 1989
Pvt. US Army - World War II
Loving Parents  [double stone with Beatrice S. Blount]
[Married Beatrice Spencer un Hyde Co. on April 26, 1934]
Blount, Pernell Dec. 15, 1952 May 18, 2009 [see obituary]
Blunt, Steven S. June 2, 1955 March 8, 2007 Forever in our hearts - A loving brother
Brock, Hilliard July 4, 1897 July 3, 1956 North Carolina - Pfc. Co. C - 314 Service Bn. QMC - World War I
Brock, Lucy S. Dec. 8, 1908 Oct. 14, 1990  
Brooks, Flordia B. [Beckwith] Nov. 10, 1898 Oct. 17, 1973 [Married John Tom Brooks in Hyde Co. on June 1, 1913]
Bryant, Magnolia S. Sept. 5, 1917 July 6, 2007  
Champion, Virginia G. Sept. 12, 1922 Oct. 5, 2006 Longshot  [see obituary]
Cunningham, Annie Ruth Jan. 31, 1921 Apr. 15, 2004 Mother - Love Lives On - God took her home, it was His will, but in our hearts she liveth still.  [see obituary]
Cunningham, Anthony [c1954] Dec. 10, 1978 no photo at this time  [see obituary]
Cunningham, John G. Mar. 25, 1923 Sept. 28, 2007 "Gone but not forgotten"
Cunningham, John G. Jr. [c1953] Dec. 10, 1978 [no photo at this time]  [see obituary]
Daniels, Emma [Murray] [Sept. 24] 1913 [Feb. 13] 1990
[Raleigh, NC]
 
Gibbs, Clarena Nov. 28, 1904 Nov. 20, 1973 We love you, but God loved you best  [see obituary]
Gibbs, Estella March 17, 1917 April 13, 1995  
Gibbs, James P. Jr. [Jan. 4, 1945] [Nov. 28] 1989 Pvt. US Army - Vietnam  [see obituary]
Gibbs, James W. Sr. Dec. 25, 1917 Dec. 11, 1988  
Gibbs, Leonard Oct. 28, 1947 Oct. 19, 1977 God hath delivered me out of all my troubles
Gibbs, Lida L. July 18, 1885 Oct. 14, 1911 She died trusting in the....[remainder is unreadable]
Gibbs, Lora Lane [May 29, 1967] [Sept. 19, 1967] [no photo at this time]  [see death certificate]
Gibbs, Mary E. May 1901 Feb. 7, 1972  
Gibbs, Modia B. Oct. 3, 1934 Feb. 20, 1992 At rest
Gibbs, Morris May 1, 1929 Nov. 8, 1985 "We loved you, but God loves you best"
Gibbs, Ottis March 12, 1900 Aug. 17, 1986 Longshot
Gibbs, Phylis Sept. 12, 1860 Feb. 8, 1958 Gone but not forgotten.  A loving mother.
Gibbs, Will June 15, 1898 Feb. 17, 1993  
Ham, Sylvia S. June 6, 1922 Feb. 3, 2012  
Howard, Benjamin L. 1883 Jan. 1, 1970 Father  [death certificate states birth as Mar. 3, 1891]
Howard, Golena Mar. 12, 1905 Jan. 7, 2004 Longshot  [see obituary]
Howard, Lucy Ann Feb. 1881 Jan. 1, 1963 Precious Lord take my hand - Lovingly dedicated by...[remainder is unreadable]  [see death certificate]  [Lucy Fonville married Benjamin Howard in Hyde Co. on Feb. 3, 1902]
Howell, Annie Sept. 3, 1908 Mar. 29, 1978 Sister  [see obituary]
Johnson, Andrew Apr. 20, 1948 Aug. 8, 1989 [see obituary]
Jones, Archie B. Sr. Mar. 4, 1945 Aug. 23, 2011 Matt. 16:18
Jones, Elaine C. July 12, 19[32?] June 18, 1984 [see obituary for Elaine Jones Gibbs]  ["Ellen" Jones married James W. Gibbs in Hyde Co. on May 14, 1949]
Jones, Franklin D.R. [Delano Roosevelt] Mar. 5, 1941 Oct. 30, 1993 [see obituary]
Jones, Johnnie R. Nov. 17, 1918 Nov. 30, 1988 Longshot
Jones, Joseph W. 12-4-1920 6-7-1971 Longshot - Whitfield & Whitley Funeral Service
Jones, Mary L. (Lizzie) May 10, 1916 June 13, 1986 Longshot
Jones, Mary Lorette [July 23, 1959] [July 27, 1959] [no photo at this time]  [see death certificate]
Jones, Noah Jr. 5-12-1917 8-9-1969 Longshot - Whitfield & Whitley Funeral Service
Jones, Roger T.     [Funeral Home Marker with no dates]
Jones, Violet July 25, 1883 Sept. 3, 1973 Asleep in Jesus
Jones, William E. Sr. Dec. 8, 1946 Apr. 1, 2013 [Funeral Home Marker]
Mann, Claude July 4, 1895 October 2, 1969 Pvt. US Army - World War I
Mann, Laura G. Jan. 26, 1893 July 16, 1988 Gone but not forgotten
Mann, Lena B. Apr. 6, 1897 Aug. 6, 1991 At rest  [see obituary for Leaner B. Mann]
Mann, Nixie July 7, 1909 Dec. 16, 1995 At rest
Mann, Ruffin November 12, 1912 January 5, 1970 Pvt. US Army - World War II
Mann, Wilson Jan. 1, 1922 Nov. 20, 1989 US Army - World War II
Midgett, Neta B. July 24, 1892 Oct. 21, 1992  
Midgette, David Feb. 4, 1920 May 13, 1994  
Midgette, Eunice Marie Sept. 29, 1936 Oct. 29, 2011 Beloved mother & grandmother - Forever in our hearts
Midgette, Katherine D. Jan. 3, 1959 Jan. 17, 2007 Mother  [see obituary]
Midgette, Mahalie May 15, 1914 Feb. 14, 1990 [see obituary]
Midgette, Tennie S. [Shaw] June 10, 1920 Nov. 4, 1985 [Teenie Shaw married David Midgett in Hyde Co. on Jan. 11, 1948]
Murray, Annie M. Sept. 16, 1910 Feb. 22, 1962  
Murray, James Ottis Feb. 22, 1910 Nov. 5, 1994  
Murray, James R. Jr. Nov. 21, 1979 Aug. 1, 1988  
Murray, Lee Gibbs Sep. 27, 1882 Nov. 19, 1972  
Murray, Minnie G. Sept. 8, 1905 Feb, 18, 1998  
Murray, Theresa D. Feb. 28, 1959 Dec. 24, 1959  
Murray, Thomas Franklin May 15, 1915 Jan. 22, 1988 Cpl. US Army - World War II
Peterson, Addie [broken stone] July 18, 1876 August 5, 1925 [This headstone was lying on the ground in 3 pieces.  Addie Florida Peterson's death certificate says she died on Aug. 6, 1925.  [see more photos - photo 1; photo 2, photo 3 with Beverly Merrick Mann; photo 4 with Maldine Whitaker Wallace]  [see death certificate]
Robinson, Mattie L. Feb. 8, 1900 Jan. 2, 1986 Rest in peace  Longshot
Selby, Genie Sept. 24, 1905 Dec. 6, 1986 Father  [see obituary]
Selby, James Aug. 6, 1900 Nov. 28, 1978 Gone but not forgotten
Selby, Maxwell [c1915] [Dec. 5, 1997] [no photo at this time]  [see obituary]
Selby, Melton Sept. 21, 1920 March 7, 1972 Gone but not forgotten
Selby, Olive B. Apr. 21, 1911 Aug. 2, 2008 Mother  [see obituary]
Selby, Ollie L. [July 4, 1928]
[SS Deaths]
[Jan. 24, 2003]
[SS Deaths]
"Ole Smooth" - "Rabbit Man"  [Whitfield & Whitley Funeral Home Marker - dates can't be read]
Shaw, Levon July 10. 1970 Dec. 9, 2005 Son - Always in our hearts  [see obituary]
Simmons, Rosa B. Aug. 27, 1932 Nov. 27, 2012 [Blair Funeral Home Marker, Edenton, NC]
Spencer, Belinda Gibbs July 30, 1955 Aug. 12, 2012 "We love you, but God loves you best"  [see obituary]
Spencer, Bob April 13, 1939 June 12, 2000  
Spencer, Daisy Aug. 14, 1897 May 28, 1965 Father - Married: March 2, 1920  [double stone with Sarah G. Spencer]  [see death certificate]
Spencer, Gary Darryl Aug. 12, 1962 July 25, 1997  
Spencer, George G. March 11, 1931 Sept. 25, 2009 [see obituary]
Spencer, Harriett 8-31-1893 9-9-1976  
Spencer, Heneritta (old stone)
Spencer, Henretta B. (new stone)
11-18-1871
Nov. 18, 1871
2-2-1971
Feb. 2, 1971
Footstone  [see death certificate]
At rest
Spencer, Picola G. (old stone)
Spencer, Picola G. (new stone)
Sept. 1, 1901
Sept. 1, 1901
Nov. 3, 1996
Nov. 3, 1996
[see obituary]
"We loved you Mother, but God loves you best"
Spencer, Pinkie [Selby] Feb. 29, 1879 Jan. 26, 1982 "The Lord is my Shepherd I shall not want"  [see a newspaper photo & article of Pinkie]
Spencer, Sarah G. Apr. 5, 1902 May 26, 1968 Mother - Married: March 2, 1920  [double stone with Daisy Spencer]
Williams, Eleanor Mann [July 10, 1919] [Apr. 20, 2004] [no photo at this time]  [see obituary]

 

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