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1068    SELMA UNKNOWN (Black)

      Location - Behind the #0418 - Selma Memorial Gardens, off Hwy 301 southwest of Selma.

      Coordinates: 35d 31m 46.4s N; 78d 17m 59.5s W Click here for Google maps

      This abandoned cemetery is located behind the #0418 Selma Memorial Gardens cemetery. It is a separate cemetery and not a part of the Memorial Gardens. A ditch separates this abandoned cemetery from the Memorial Gardens. This is a African-American cemetery.

      During 2016 a Boy Scout named Isaac Wells took on the task to clean up the abandoned and vandalised cemetery as his Eagle Scout Project. Most of the cemetery has been cleaned up, and the discovered grave markers repaired in October 2016.

      The cemetery has about 60 graves, most dating from the early 1880s to the 1940s. Several veterans of World War I and World War II were buried there. Several plots include families with parents, children, even infants. More than half of the graves have only stone crosses with no names or dates.

      Isaac Wells and Scout Master Scott Gandolph.. - Cement crosses.

  1. Dublin, Calvin   (b. 23 Jun 1918 - d. 5 Nov 1952)
  2. Freeman, Bessie   (b. 20 Aug 1898 - d. 28 Oct 1918)
  3. Turner, Abbie V.   (b. Abt 1880 - d. 28 Feb 1904)
      • Age 23 years. Wife of John Daniel Turner. "Honored, Beloved and Wept. Here Mother Lies. Family plot.
  4. Turner, Alma Lavora   (b. 10 Sep 1905 - d. 20 Nov 1933)
      • Daughter of John Daniel Turner and Abbie V. Turner. Death certificate has born 1904.
  5. Turner, John Daniel   (b. 13 Feb 1878 - d. 28 Mar 1928)
      • Husband of 1) Abbie V. Turner and 2) Fannie Turner. Son of Richard Turner and Adline Turner (both from Hillsborough NC). John was a Porter on the Railroad. Family plot.
  6. Turner, Marion V.   (b. 22 Mar 1896 - d. Sep 1897)
      • Son of John Daniel Turner and Abbie V. Turner. Family plot.

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