Cemetery Census
                       Cemetery Records on the Web

Cemetery Census



Orange County North Carolina Cemeteries

Other NC County Cemeteries

Brought to you in partnership with
Durham-Orange Genealogical Society

Index of All Cemeteries         Alphabetical Index of All Burials         Previous Page

Use the following to search across all the cemeteries listed.
Example: "Smith,  Roger" (yes, use the quotes)
Search for:


      Location - In Little River Township near the Person County line at the end of Beasley Road (SR #1578), which is south off of Breeze Road (SR #1515). Private property.

      Coordinates: 36d 14m 01.0s N; 79d 04m 04.0s W Click here for Google maps

      Also referred to as the Porterfield-Brown Family Cemetery.

      Survey - This cemetery was surveyed on November 11, 1974. It was visited and photographed by Milton Forsyth in January 2005.

      Graves, Marked - There were 9 marked graves.

      Graves, Unmarked - There were 8 unmarked graves, probably more.

      Status (2005) - Unattended and overgrown with vegetation, but the stones remain in fine condition. The graves of Roann Tilley, Silas Hopkins, and Thomas Porterfield are surrounded by a chain-link fence.

      Comment - Beasley Road is south off Breeze Road (SR #1515) and is about 1/4 mile long, and ends ("State Maintence Ends" sign) at an old farmstead where two tall stone chimneys are all that remains of the house. There is a small modern brick house on the east (left) and a modern modular wood house on the west (right). Park at the stone chimneys and walk to the right of them, then swing west (to the right) on a dirt or grass-covered single-lane road that lies to the south (left) of the modular home's lot. The cemetery is about 200 ft down the road on the left about 50 ft into a wooded area. A portion is surrounded by a chain-link fence, and the area is covered with vinca major (periwinkle). This is private property and permission should be requested from the landowners at the location.

  1. Brown, Beedie Bell   (b. 2 Jun 1884 - d. 12 Apr 1912)
      • Footstone: B.B.B.
  2. Brown, Hassie Ashley   (b. 27 Jan 1886 - d. 4 Feb 1915)
      • Footstone: H.A.B.
  3. Brown, Junious Ruffin   (b. 7 Oct 1911 - d. 27 Mar 1937)
      • Footstone: J.R.B.
  4. Brown, Junnie P.   (b. 25 May 1861 - d. 18 Jan 1918)
      • Footstone: J.P.B.
  5. Brown, Martha Ann   (b. 4 Nov 1914 - d. 29 Mar 1915)
      • Footstone: M.A.B.
  6. Brown, Martha Catherine   (b. 16 Aug 1867 - d. 3 Oct 1896)
      • Footstone: M.C.B.
  7. Hopkins, Silas   (b. 2 Jan 1825 - d. 14 Oct 1891)
      • 'At Rest'. Footstone: S.H.
  8. Porterfield, Thomas D.   (b. 8 Aug 1910 - d. 1 Nov 1910)
      • Son of R. B. and D. R. Porterfield. 'Budded on earth to bloom in heaven'
  9. Tilley, Roann   (b. 27 Aug 1836 - d. 25 Jul 1910)
      • 'At Rest'. Footstone: R.T.

Web page updated 13 May 2017

Index of All Cemeteries         Alphabetical Index of All Burials         Previous Page

This web page is Copyright (c) 1996-2017 Cemetery Census. All Rights Reserved.
All photographs are copyright by the owners of each photograph. Please do not copy the pictures and
upload them to other web sites without permission. Doing so is a violation of United States Copyright Laws.