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146    JOHNSTON-RIGGSBEE-NUNN FAMILIES CEMETERY - BLACK

      Location - In Chapel Hill Township north of Whitfield Road (SR #1731, formerly Riggsbee Road), 350 ft south of Forest Ridge Drive (SR #2220) and just east of the power transmission line clearing which lies east of Oakstone Drive (SR #2225). In a wooded area near several homes on the north, east and south of the cemetery, with the clearing for the power line to the west.

      Coordinates: 35d 58m 36.0s N; 79d 02m 33.0s W Click here for Google maps

      Survey - This cemetery was surveyed November 4, 1974. Milton Forsyth visited and photographed the cemetery in February 2005 and revised the location directions. No fence was standing and the area was accessable.

      Graves, Marked - The cemetery now contains 26 marked graves in neat uncrowded rows.

      Graves, Unmarked - The cemetery contains at least 162 graves marked by rough stones, rusty funeral markers, (one states 'Aged 84 Yrs.') and visible depressions.

      Comment - Many of the surnames in the cemetery, Johns(t)on, are descendants of the slaves of the Johnston 'Green Hill' plantation on Turkey Farm Road.

      Current Status - The large unkempt, overgrown cemetery is still fenced in on 3 sides. The fence on the west side has apparently been destroyed by power line clearance.


  1. Burt, Mathew   (b. 1859 - d. 8 Nov 1928)
  2. Davis, Robert   (b. 22 Dec 1929 - d. 14 Feb 1932)
  3. Ervin, Hartince   (b. 1894 - d. 1930)
      • (Fun. Marker: 'Mrs. Hortense Irvin.')
  4. Hall, William   (b. 1867 - d. 14 Mar 1923)
      • Aged 63 (?) Yrs.
  5. Johnson, Duncan   (b. 22 Feb 1867 - d. 9 Jun 1923)
      • "At Rest". Footstone: D.J.
  6. Johnson, Francis   (b. 1851 - d. 1896)
      • Spouse - Martin Johnson
  7. Johnson, Henry   (b. 3 Oct 1893 - d. 10 Jul 1923)
      • Son of Green and Bettie Johnson. Footstone: H.J.
  8. Johnson, Martin   (b. 1839 - d. 1904)
      • Spouse - Francis Johnson
  9. Johnson, Pattie   (b. 23 Oct 1889 - d. 7 Aug 1925)
      • Daughter of Green and Bettie Johnson. Footstone: P.J.
  10. Johnson, Phoebe   (b. - d. 12 Mar 1912)
  11. Johnson, S. B.   (b. - d. )
  12. Johnson, S. F.   (b. 1866 - d. 1929)
  13. Johnson, Virgel, Jr.   (b. - d. 13 May 1925)
      • Aged 76 Yrs.
  14. Johnson, William   (b. 2 Aug 1888 - d. 20 Jul 1909)
      • (Stone broken) Footstone: W.J.
  15. Mitchell, Carrie   (b. - d. 1911)
  16. Mitchell, Henry   (b. - d. 1911)
  17. Mitchell, Julie   (b. - d. 1900)
  18. Moore, J. P.   (b. - d. )
      • Aged 4 Mos. (Initial 'P' is questionable)
  19. Nunn, Algie   (b. 16 Sep 1885 - d. 11 Jan 1911)
      • Son of Samuel and Laura Nunn. "Gone but not forgotten.." (On back of obelisk: No. 2645 G.U.O.O.F. Lodge Emblem)
  20. Nunn, Alvin   (b. 9 Dec 1883 - d. 19 Nov 1939)
      • Aged 55 Yrs. "Asleep in Jesus"
  21. Nunn, Laura F   (b. 11 Dec 1865 - d. 6 Jan 1930)
      • Spouse - Samuel Nunn. "Asleep in Jesus". Footstone: L.F.N.
  22. Nunn, Samuel   (b. 14 Oct 1862 - d. 12 Feb 1946)
      • Spouse - Laura F. Nunn. "Asleep in Jesus". Footstone: S.N.
  23. Purifoy, Jannie M.   (b. 12 Dec 1922 - d. 25 Dec 1922)
  24. Riggsbee, Joseph H.   (b. 2 Feb 1870 - d. 14 May 1940)
      • Footstone: J.H.R.
  25. Riggsbee, Mattie J.   (b. 22 Jun 1870 - d. 30 Jan 1943)
      • Footstone: M.J.R.
  26. Riggsbee, Wilmer   (b. 24 Feb 1911 - d. 18 Jul 1930)
      • Footstone: W.R.
  27. Walker, Elnora   (b. Apr 1869 - d. 20 Dec 1927)
      • Wife of R. G. (or C) Walker


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