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101    MERRITT, MARION BARBEE [E28.2]

      Location - Williams Township. On the west side of SR 1727, Whippoorwill Lane, 1.0 mile south of SR 1726, Old Farrington Road. Address of parcel is 1834 Whippoorwill Lane, Chapel Hill.

      Coordinates: 35d 50m 18.0s N; 79d 00m 48.1s W Click here for Google maps

      On 1 November 1991, Will M. Heiser recorded 2 grave markers and noted 12 field stones. Tommy Clayton provided photos of new markers installed in 2016, along with additional information. Cemetery name changed in May 2016.

      View #2 of the cemetry. View #3 of the cemetry.

      Owner: William Mattocks, 1834 Whippoorwill Lane, Chapel Hill, 27514 (2008).
      Legal Description: Parcel 20073, Deed 415/293.
      Topo Quadrant: Fearrington.
      Family owned: Yes.
      Abandoned: Yes.
      Number of graves: 14.
      Cemetery size: 30' x 40'.
      White: Yes.
      Unrestricted access: No. Private property.
      Overgrown and easy to identify: Yes.
      Enclosed: No.
      Markers: Yes.
      Markers with inscriptions: Yes.
      Number of readable markers: 8.
      Last burial: 1927.
      First burial: 1889.

      Miscellaneous Information: 3 Apr 1999 the Col. John Randolph Lane Camp restored the gravestone of Private Marion B. Merritt, CSA Co H, 70 NC Infantry.

      Last canvassed by: Will M. Heiser. Date: 1 Nov 1991. Tommy Clayton provided photos of new markers installed in 2016, along with additional information.


  1. Blackwood, Cara Custis Merritt   (b. 18 May 1875 - d. 13 Jul 1908)
      • 1st Wife of Waylen Dowd Blackwood (he buried at Mt. Carmel Baptist Church, Orange Co. NC). Daughter of Marion Barbee Merritt and Mary Helen Riggsbee Merritt. Died in childbirth. They had at least one child who survived: Mary Alice Blackwood Allen (1899-1978).
  2. Blackwood, Doris Elithe   (b. 4 Aug 1914 - d. 30 Oct 1914)
      • Daughter of Minnie Cleveland Merritt and John Jackson Blackwood.
  3. Blackwood, Infant   (b. Unknown - d. Unknown)
      • Child of Minnie Cleveland Merritt Blackwood and John Jackson Blackwood. Fieldstone marker.
  4. Blackwood, Infant Daughter   (b. 3 Jul 1916 - d. 3 Jul 1916)
      • Infant daughter of Minnie Cleveland Merritt Blackwood and John Jackson Blackwood. Fieldstone marker.
  5. Blackwood, Marion Bunn   (b. 3 Oct, 1910 - d. 21 Oct 1918)
      • First son of Waylon Dowd Blackwood and 2nd wife Daisy Merritt Blackwood. Marker erected in 2016. Death date from death certificate.
  6. Merritt, Euell Gordon   (b. 18 Feb 1877 - d. 1 Mar 1907)
      • Son of Marion Barbee Merritt and Mary Helen Riggsbee Merritt. Marker erected in 2016.
  7. Merritt, Marion Barbee   (b. 15 Nov 1846 - d. 26 Mar 1926)
      • Son of Pleasant Merritt and Elizabeth Mason Merritt. C.S.A. Co. H, 70 NC Infantry.
  8. Merritt, Mary Beulah   (b. 9 Oct 1873 - d. 1901)
      • Daughter of Marion Barbee and Mary Helen Riggsbee Merritt. Marker erected in 2016.
  9. Merritt, Mary Helen Riggsbee   (b. 17 Jun 1844 - d. 8 Jan 1927)
      • Wife of Marion Barbee Merritt. Marker erected in 2016.
  10. Merritt, Thomas Gaston   (b. 5 Mar 1872 - d. 19 Feb 1889)
      • Son of Marion Barbee Merritt and Mary Helen Riggsbee Merritt. Marker erected in 2016.


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