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Riggs-McCotter Cemetery
aka Hickman-Riggs Cemetery
[From the private collection of William Odell Spain held by Janet Orndorff]

Inventoried by: Dixie T. Willis; revisited by William Odell Spain, William "Billy" Riggs, Jesse "Sonny" Levin Riggs, Feb 1998
Location: Between Maribel & Cash corner, on old road half way between Mt. Zion Church & Main Hwy 304, on the banks of Smith Creek.
Description: Odell Spain's Feb 1998 visit - There were two above ground burial vaults which were those of William S. Riggs (1852-1916) & wife Sarah C. Riggs (1854-1923) with markers of children Charlie L. Riggs (1890-1891) & Riggs (1902-1905) beside them.  (Dixie Willis stated there was a "flat cemented grave with faint initials "W.H." also beside vaults).
Ref 1) Pamlico Co., NC Cemeteries by Dixie T. Willis, 1983, pgs 90-91
Ref 2) Correspondence & Article "Revisiting the old Riggs-McCotter Cemetery" by William Odell Spain, [The Pamlico News, Oriental, NC, dtd July 15, 1998]
Ref 3) Riggs and Morris Family Trees, Ancestry.com

NAME BIRTH DEATH NOTES
Alexander, Sophia Flowers Mar. 1, 1851 July 8, 1878 NOTE: per Odell Spain "Sophia A. Harris, wife of I. P. Harris, born Mar 1, 1857, died July 8, 1879"; dau of Joshua B. Flowers & Drucilla Ann Riggs; per Dixie Willis "wife of Morris Alexander"
Campen, Marjorie M. Flowers   Nov. 28, 1874 NOTE: wife of Samuel Campen (per Dixie Willis Bk); per Odell Spain's notes "Margaret M., wife of Samuel Riggs, died 11-28-1874, lived 25 yrs 8 months 25 days"; dau of Joshua B. Flowers & Drucilla Riggs
Fentress children     NOTE:  4 baby graves side by side thought to be children of John & Emma McCotter Fentress
Fentress, Moses   1904 NOTE:  born Princess Anne Co., VA; husband of Sarah Cason Fentress; father of John Fentress
Fentress, Sarah Cason Oct. 18, 1834 c1884 NOTE: born Princess Anne Co., VA; wife of Moses Fentress; mother of John Fentress
Flowers, Dreucilla Ann Apr. 8, 1832 May 26, 1917 Wife of J.B. Flowers & A.P. Barnes; A loving wife, a fond mother: a friend to all.  [photo submitted by Larry Flowers]
Flowers, Joshua B. c1817 Sept. 3, 1871 No pain, no grief, no anxious fear, can reach our loved one sleeping here.  [photo submitted by Larry Flowers]
Hickman, Handy P. Mar. 1, 1822 ??? 8, 1901 NOTE - Handy Peter Hickman, born Sussex Co., DE (per Rob Hickman son of Handy), son of George Hickman & Mary Wolfe Marriner; husband of Martha A. Hickman
Hickman, James J. Aug. 28, 1855 Oct. 26, 1882 Son of Handy P. & Martha Hickman
Hickman, Martha A. July 27, 1833 Jun. 15, 1888 Wife of Handy P. Hickman
Hickman, Mollie Malone May 18, 1824 Oct. 24, 1894 NOTE - Mollie Malone Hickman, 1st wife of Handy P. Hickman (per great-grandson Frank G. Hickman)
Hooker, Laura Fentress 1865 1914 NOTE:  born Norfolk Co., VA; dau of Moses Fentress & Sarah Cason
McCotter, Dorcas Riggs     Known to be buried here, but as of this date, no markers have been found. This information was furnished by Lois Jones." [Riggs-McCotter Cemetery, Pamlico Co., NC Cemeteries by Dixie T. Willis, 1983, pgs 90-91].
NOTE: wife of Hezekiah McCotter; dau of Jesse Riggs & Mary Hardison Beasley; mother of John R. McCotter
McCotter, Hezekiah     Known to be buried here, but as of this date, no markers have been found. This information was furnished by Lois Jones." [Riggs-McCotter Cemetery, Pamlico Co., NC Cemeteries by Dixie T. Willis, 1983, pgs 90-91].
McCotter, John R. Oct. 24, 1825 Nov. 19, 1910 Father  [Double with Sarah A. McCotter]
NOTE: son of Hezekiah McCotter & Dorcas Riggs; (it is believed that John R. McCotter's first 2 wives, Susan Jones McCotter & Maple Jones McCotter are buried here in unmarked graves.  Info by Lois Jones per Dixie Willis cemetery book)
McCotter, Sarah A. March 10, 1835 Sept. 22, 1909 Mother  [Double with John R. McCotter]
Mayo, Salina Jane Riggs Apr. 9, 1825 July 30, 1892 NOTE: wife of Eli Mayo; dau of Jesse Riggs (1781-1841) & Mary H. Beasley
Riggs, Charlie R. [Aug. 14, 1890] [Oct. 19, 1891] [Info taken from Pamlico Co., NC Cemeteries by Dixie T. Willis]
Riggs, Jesse July 18, 1829 Aug. 8, 1914 Living friends as you pass by remember me as you are now so I have been as I am now so you must be prepare for death and follow me.
NOTE: Jesse Levin Riggs, son of Jesse Levin Riggs (1781-1841); above ground vault.  See death certificate
Riggs, Mary H. May 23, 1788 Feb. 21, 1858 Aged 69 yrs 10 months 28 D's - "Reflect O youth while passing by as you are now, so once was I, as I am now so you must be, prepare for death and follow me"
NOTE: Mary Hardison Beasley; 1st married John Riggs, 2nd married Jesse Riggs (1781-1841). They are probably buried in unmarked graves on either side of Mary, per Odell Spain.
Riggs, Patsy S. [June 17, 1829] Mar. 6, 1884 Wife of Jesse Riggs & dau of Smith Jones
NOTE: Martha Ann "Patsy" Jones; above ground vault
Riggs, Sarah C. May 12, 1854 Nov. 13, 1923 Wife of Wm Riggs
NOTE:  Sarah Catherine Hickman, born Delaware, dau of Handy Hickman; above ground burial vault.  See death certificate
Riggs, unknown [broken headstone] Oct. 8, 1902 Aug. 9, 1905  
Riggs, William H. Dec. 14, 1879 Sept. 2, 1885 [Son of W.S. [William S.] & Sarah C. Riggs]
[Info taken from Pamlico Co., NC Cemeteries by Dixie T. Willis]
Riggs, William S. Sept. 21, 1852 Nov. 7, 1916 NOTE: son of John S. Riggs & Elizabeth Tingle; husband of Sarah C. Riggs; above ground burial vault
Robbins, Andrew J. June 2, 1833 Oct. 8, 1904 In loving remembrance of - Gone, but not forgotten
[long shot photo]
Robbins, Caroline McCotter [Oct. 13, 1856] [March 28, 1943] Wife of Andrew J. Robbins  See death certificate
[long shot photo]
Robbins, Sudie E. [Jan. 22, 1885] [Nov. 9, 1889] [Child of Andrew & Caroline Robbins]
[Info taken from Pamlico Co., NC Cemeteries by Dixie T. Willis]
NOTE: This child was born the same day her sister, Sudie V. died.
Robbins, Sudie V. [Jan. 6, 1880] [Jan. 22, 1885] [Child of Andrew & Caroline Robbins]
[Info taken from Pamlico Co., NC Cemeteries by Dixie T. Willis]
NOTE: This child died the same day her sister, Sudie E., was born.
Rose, Barney Feb. 28, 1830 Jan. 8, 1911 [Info taken from Pamlico Co., NC Cemeteries by Dixie T. Willis]
Rose, [Sarah] Elizabeth/Eliza [1847]
1900 census
[1928] [Info taken from Pamlico Co., NC Cemeteries by Dixie T. Willis]
unknown      
3 unknowns      

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