Sandy Ridge Church Rd.
Ellerbe, NC
Contact: Myrtle Bridges

In adding cemeteries to "Find-A-Grave.Com" I see there are 2 Nicholson cemeteries in Ellerbe. I have named them 
according to what Ingram-Sherrill has called them in their cemetery master list of everyone buried in the county.
I looked through the Nicholson last name and compiled this- checking the master list of directions to all cemeteries.

This is an African American cemetery located in the woods behind an old house. I have been by to see the person who 
owns the house and land where the cemetery is located, to help me find it in the woods, but they weren't home. I hope 
to survey this cemetery soon. Sandra Elliott

Daniel Nicholson  1844-1884

Edgar Nicholson  5-22-1905    8-11-1925   Edgar Nicholson, Black, single, 19 yrs., died Typhoid Fever, Blackjack Township. 
His death certificate shows parents Jim Nicholson and Unknown Covington b. NC

Roosevelt Nicholson  3-25-1912  6-2-1925   Roosevelt Nicholson, colored, single, 13 yrs. died Blackjack Township, 
Richmond County. He was a son of James Nicholson b. NC and his wife Cassie Covington, Rockingham, NC. Cassie was the 
informant on Roosevelt's death certificate. He died of Toxemia, undetermined cause, May 2nd 1925

A paper intended to set forth a brief description of the methods adopted toward the eradication of typhoid fever 
in Richmond County, N. C. shows Richmond County has about 35,000 people, two thirds of whom are Negroes. It is 
situated on the southern border of the sandhill belt, near Pinehurst. It is a manufacturing, agricultural and 
railroad center. 

The county health department, functioning in cooperation with the state board of health, was organized in November, 
1924. Typhoid had long been a problem in the county. As early as 1916 the state board of health had conducted an 
effective campaign against the disease with fine results, but the fight against typhoid was neglected from 1917 until 
the organization of the county health department. 

In the first year of the organized health work, there were 35 cases with 10 deaths. In 1926 there were 19 cases with 5 deaths.
(partial) A.B. McCREARY, M.D., Epidemiologist, North Carolina State Board of Health RALEIGH, N. C.

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