DOUGLAS CEMETERY, NEAR LAURINBURG, SCOTLAND CO., NORTH CAROLINA
(The data on this page from personal correspondence of Bea Lane to my mother, Mary Chappell in 1976)
Posted August 19, 2004 by Myrtle Bridges
"Lacking evidence of a name, it will be referred to as the Douglas Cemetery of Laurinburg.
To reach it: Travel Laurinburg's King Street to the intersection with B-pass N 401/501/15,
from there continue westerly one mile on Old Sneads Grove Road State Road 1300 toward Sneads
Grove and Marston. The cemetery is on the left side of the road. The trees and underbrush are
high, all but hiding the tombstones. On April 6, 1976, the following tombstones were standing.
Indications are that many other people were buried here but the stones have been stolen or
destroyed or buried under debris." (Remarks by Bea Lane)
Angus Douglas died June 30, 1819 Aged 60
Born 1759. Oldest child of Daniel Douglas, Richmond Co., NC.
In Memory of John G. Wilkinson Born in Argylshire, Scotland Died Jan 12, 1831 Aged 47 years.
Born 1784. Came to this country when an infant with his father Duncan Wilkinson.
Catherine E., Daughter of Duncan & Margaret Wilkinson Born Jan 7 1854 Died Nov 11, 1854
Died at 11 mos. Dau. of Duncan and Margaret McGeachy Wilkinson.
In Memory of Margaret, Relict of John G. Wilkinson and daughter of Daniel Douglas
Born June 3, 1788 Died Jan 12, 1860 71 yrs. 7 mos., & 9 days Margaret Douglas,
daughter of Daniel Douglas of Richmond Co. In 1850 Census Margaret states she was born in NC
In Memory of Angus McDonald A native of the Isle of Skye Scotland, who died Dec 8, 1861
Aged 92 years Born 1769 in Scotland. Came to America as a boy
In Memory of Catherine Consort of Angus McDonald Died Sept 25, 1856 Aged 60 years
This is Catherine Buchannon b. 1796; daughter of William Buchannon. Her husband was
27 years her senior.
In Memory of Alex McDonald Son of Angus & Cathy McDonald Who died Jan 23, 1851
Aged 32 years Born 1819
In Memory of Sarah Ann Consort of Angus Leach and dau of Angus & Cathy McDonald
Born Sept 10, 1823 Died May 16, 1846
In Memory of Mary Wife of John McDonald & Daughter of Duncan and Sarah Douglas who
died Feb 23, 1854 Aged 35 years, 10 mos., 5 days This is Mary Douglas, b. 18 Mar 1818,
daughter of Duncan Douglas & Sarah (McLaurin) Douglas of Marlboro Co., SC John McDonald
is son of Angus and Cathy McDonald
Louise L. daughter of A & Mildly McNeill Born Aug 10, 1825, Died 1907
Christian Washington Died April 24, 1904 Aged 54 years
John McCoy Died June 21, 1909 Aged 42 years
February 14, 1985: "Today I visited the Douglas Cemetery Bea Lane had given me
information about from her 1976 visit. On this date, I found the same tombstones standing
as she did. However, I went through the trees to another small family type cemetery. This
could also be part of the Douglas Cemetery. If so, then it would be assumed that the territory
between the two sections was also burial ground and that it was a large cemetery with most
tombstones now lost. In addition to the ones on Bea's list, the tombstones I found
standing February 14, 1985:"(Remarks by Mary Chappell)
Infant daughter of Lula Campbell born 9-15-1902 died 9-15-1902
Caroline dau. of Issac & Rachel McDonald Wife of Robert Leach Born May 1857 Died April 20, 1892
Our Baby September 25, 1883 September 24 1883
Tom Leach son of Jack Leach died at the age 14 years
Annie Laurie Daughter of John & Annie Elebey Died March 29, 1904 Aged 7 days
Julia Oats wife of Fletcher Oats Died June 11, 1917
Julious Legett Died June 20, 1909 Aged 66
Emerline wife of Doc Revels Born Dec 5, 1865 Died September 10, 1901
(There is a tribute on the stone indicating that her husband survived her)
Thomas Revel Died May 19, 1903 (may be 1908) Age 92
Frank Williams Died March 22, 1921 Age 60
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