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164    ABRAM'S PLAINS PLANTATION

      Location - on the west side of Grassy Creek Rd. about 4 miles out of Stovall.

      Coordinates: 36d 29m 30.9s N; 78d 36m 39.3s W Click here for Google maps

      The Smith family established Abram's Plains plantation about 1766. Col. Smith's grave is one of the oldest known marked graves in present day Granville County. Many of the graves are marked by rectangular stones with only initials and dates. Cemetery data above was taken from the tombstones as well as family info submitted by Pressley Davis and found in the Thornton Library in Oxford. This plantation remains in the family today.

      Directions: from Oxford take 15N to Stovall; left on Grassy Creek Rd; go 3.6 miles; lane on right leads to house far off road (entrance marked); go an additional .4 miles on Grassy Creek Rd.; cemetery is on left in grove of trees near road.

      Cemetery plaque established 1800.

      Canvassed by Jessie McLam; June 2003. Photographs by Mildred Goss in 2010.


  1. Davis, Alexander Smith   (b. 9 Feb 1861 - d. 16 Oct 1910)
  2. Davis, Ann Putnam, MSW   (b. 29 Mar 1918 - d. 29 May 1991)
  3. Davis, Anne Alexander Downey   (b. 9 Oct 1830 - d. 5 Sep 1914)
  4. Davis, Camilla Webb   (b. 23 Jan 1869 - d. 20 Nov 1955)
      • Wife of Joseph Jonathan Davis
  5. Davis, Isaac Hilliard   (b. 4 Nov 1814 - d. 29 Jan 1884)
  6. Davis, Isaac Hilliard, Jr., DDS   (b. 1 Apr 1865 - d. 16 Aug 1946)
      • Husband of Rosa Booth Spratley Davis
  7. Davis, Jane D.   (b. 29 Aug 1856 - d. 7 Oct 1858)
  8. Davis, John Brooks   (b. 15 Apr 1885 - d. 19 Jul 1929)
      • Son of William Luther Davis and Fannie O. Thornton Davis
  9. Davis, Joseph Jonathan   (b. 18 Apr 1863 - d. 14 Sep 1905)
      • Husband of Camilla Webb Davis
  10. Davis, Joseph Jonathan, Jr.   (b. 19 Aug 1902 - d. 29 Nov 1929)
      • Son of Joseph Jonathan Davis and Camilla Webb Davis
  11. Davis, Nannie S.   (b. 28 Sep 1858 - d. 24 Jan 1863)
  12. Davis, Nettie L.   (b. 27 Jul 1891 - d. 6 Sep 1987)
  13. Davis, Rosa Booth Spratley   (b. 12 Oct 1867 - d. 24 Aug 1950)
      • Wife of Isaac Hilliard Davis, Jr. DDS
  14. Davis, Samuel S.D.   (b. 1 Mar 1867 - d. 14 May 1867)
  15. Davis, William L.   (b. 1912 - d. 1963)
  16. Davis, William Pressley   (b. 6 Jul 1895 - d. 11 Oct 1980)
      • Civil Engineer, Genealogist. Dedicated to the preservation of Adam's Plains.
  17. Downey, Sallie Pomfret Smith   (b. 17 Apr 1814 - d. 20 Aug 1831)
  18. Gregory, Mary J. Davis   (b. 1 Sep 1854 - d. 4 Mar 1925)
      • Wife of William H. Gregory
  19. Gregory, William H.   (b. 3 Jul 1844 - d. 10 Apr 1912)
      • Husband of Mary J. Davis Gregory
  20. Gregory, William H., Jr.   (b. 29 Sep 1895 - d. 19 Feb 1955)
  21. Smith, Alexander   (b. 11 Feb 1781 - d. 25 Dec 1827)
      • Husband of Arme Beasley Smith. 7th son of Col. Samuel and Mary Smith. Footstone: A.S.
  22. Smith, Arme A.   (b. 12 Jun 1816 - d. 22 Jul 1828)
  23. Smith, Arme Beasley   (b. 16 Jun 1788 - d. 5 Jan 1872)
  24. Smith, John Granville   (b. 5 Mar 1772 - d. 2 Oct 1828)
  25. Smith, Mary Webb   (b. 24 Aug 1812 - d. 20 Sep 1814)
  26. Smith, Mary Webb   (b. 18 Oct 1740 - d. 20 Nov 1827)
  27. Smith, Samuel, Jr. (Col.)   (b. 3 Dec 1720 - d. 6 Oct 1800)
      • Husband of Mary Webb Smith. North Carolina, Colonel, Granville Regiment, NC Militia, American Revolutionary War. Military marker. WPA lists birth date as 3 Dec 1820, but year should be 1720. Footstone: S.S.


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