Author Archives: Taneya

Pre-1914 Cemetery Transcriptions

By | January 14, 2012

In the 1930′s and 1940′s, the workers of the Works Progress Administration (now called the Works Projects Administration) set out to record burial information for cemeteries across the state.  These records have now been added online by the NC State Archives and State Library of NC. The survey includes listings for the following cemeteries.  Do […]

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Philyaw Cemetery (aka Jones Cemetery)

By | December 12, 2011

Philyaw Cemetery (as listed on numerous death certificates), is now called the “Jones Family Cemetery”.  It is located on NC Highway 41 in Comfort, NC; Behind brick house with circle drive; Three giant oak in midst of cemetery. Surveyed by Brenda Craft Hardy and Lynda Lewis Frisch - June 2011 Bishop, Barney W. b. Sep., 1827 […]

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Shivar Cemetery

By | December 6, 2011

Survey completed December 2011 by  Lynda Lewis Frisch & Brenda Craft Hardy.

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Slave Names Mentioned in Jones County Wills

By | July 31, 2011

Thanks to the work of a volunteer contributor, we now have on the site a list of slave names mentioned in Jones County wills from 1778-1868.   The wills were abstracted by Zae Hargett Gwynn and published in 1998 in what is now a very important reference work for Jones County researchers. The list has […]

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New Cemetery Link: Banks Cemetery

By | November 2, 2010

Thanks to fellow researcher Richard Phillips for sharing cemetery photos he took on a recent trip through Jones County.  Near 10 Mile Fork Rd and Ben Banks Rd he saw tombstones in the distance and decided to take a look.   I’ve added a link to his blog post from the Cemeteries page.   You […]

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Graveyard of Capt. Michael Koonce

By | August 29, 2010

Yours truly researchers the Koonce families of Jones and surrounding counties.  Many Koonce researchers are either descended from or are interested in, Capt. Michael Koonce and his family. Researcher & Koonce descendant, Claude Thomas Hardison Jr. recently visited the area for the 300th Celebration in Craven County and sought out the gravesite of the family. […]

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John Martin Franck Cemetery Added

By | July 17, 2010

Thanks to researcher and blogger Judith E. Bush, we now have online cemetery photos and transcriptions for some of the tombstones on the John Martin Franck homestead.   Judith recently traveled to Jones County and took these photos while there. The listing can be located by going to Cemeteries –> Franck Homestead Cemetery. There are […]

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New Obituaries Added

By | February 17, 2010

Thanks to contributor Jeannette Corcoran we have a few new obits added to the site.  The new listings are here.

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Directory Information

By | January 29, 2010

New page added w/ links to directories available online for free! So far, the time span covers 1903-1916, but I’ll remain on the lookout for additional content to add.  You can find the page here.

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