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204    TURRENTINE FAMILY CEMETERY - BLACK AND WHITE (CA. 1784)

      Location - In east central Little River Township almost on the Durham County line, on the north side of Hopkins Road (SR #1537), which turns off Poole Road (SR #1536). The cemetery's two brick pillars are visible.

      Coordinates: 36d 11m 13.0s N; 78d 57m 54.0s W Click here for Google maps

      This cemetery holds both black and white graves in two sections.
      The white section, designated Section I, is on the west side. The black section, designated Section II, is on the east side.

      Survey - Surveyed in January, 1974. Picture of headstones provided by Margaret Jones in April 2003. Picture of cemetery by Milton Forsyth in January 2005.

      Comment - At the entrance to this cemetery are two brick pillars. The right pillar bears the following inscription: 'Turrentine - Every family in America traces his ancestry to this farm.' The left pillar bears the following inscription: 'Turrentine - This is The family Cemetery of Samuel and Alexander, Turrentine brothers, who came from Ireland in 1745.' [See the book by George Rutherford Turrentine, 'The Turrentine Family,' esp. pp. 549-551.]

      Graves, Marked (Sec. I) - There were 10 marked graves in Section I (the white section).

      Graves, Marked (Sec. II) - There were 21 marked graves in Section II (the black section).

      Graves, Unmarked (Sec. I) - There were as many as 45, possibly more, unmarked graves in this section.

      Graves, Unmarked (Sec. II) - Alonzo B. Coleman, Sr. says the old Turrentine Cemetery was indian springs area, a large Indian settlement. He believes over 300 slaves were buried there.


  1. Amey, Gene   (b. 1879 - d. 1970)
      • (Sec. II)
  2. Fowler, Howard Winston   (b. - d. )
      • Aged 55 Yrs. (Illegible Funeral Marker) D. 1 Aug. (sec. II)
  3. Fowler, Lela M (Mrs)   (b. 1905 - d. 27 Jun 1966)
      • (Sec. II)
  4. Kennion, Mable   (b. 1896 - d. 1964)
      • (Sec. II)
  5. Mack, Alma   (b. - d. )
      • (Sec. II)
  6. Mack, E   (b. - d. )
      • (Sec. II)
  7. Mack, Earnest   (b. 18 May 1926 - d. 16 Mar 1969)
      • (Sec. II)
  8. Mack, Easter   (b. - d. )
      • Rough Stone (Surname Could Be 'Moock') (sec. II)
  9. Mack, Elizabeth (Mrs)   (b. May 1887 - d. Nov 1955)
      • (Sec. II)
  10. Mack, James   (b. - d. 7 Oct 1965)
      • (Sec. II)
  11. McMann, Nathan   (b. - d. 23 Jan 1968)
      • Aged 94 Yrs. (Sec. II)
  12. Moock, Easter   (b. - d. )
      • Rough Stone (Surname Could Be Mack) (sec. II)
  13. Ture----, G C   (b. - d. )
      • Rough Stone (First Initial Could Be 'O') (sec. I)
  14. Turrentine, ----E   (b. - d. 1944)
      • (Sec. II)
  15. Turrentine, Alexander   (b. 1725 - d. 1784)
      • Aged 59 Yrs. Pvt NC Militia Rev. War (Sec. I). Picture of headstones for Alexander and Samuel Turrentine.
  16. Turrentine, Archie   (b. 1935 - d. 1965)
      • (Sec. II)
  17. Turrentine, Baby Girl   (b. 1972 - d. 1972)
      • (Sec. II)
  18. Turrentine, Bobby   (b. 1944 - d. 1968)
      • (Sec. II)
  19. Turrentine, Calvin T   (b. - d. 10 Dec 1886)
      • Aged 78 Yrs. Year of Death Could Be 1926? (Sec. II)
  20. Turrentine, D (1)   (b. - d. )
      • B. 18 Sep 177(Day and Year of Birth Questionable) (sec. II)
  21. Turrentine, D (2)   (b. - d. 5 Nov 1834)
      • (Year of Death Questionable) (sec. I)
  22. Turrentine, D (3)   (b. 1788 - d. 4 Nov 1855)
      • (Sec. I)
  23. Turrentine, Deborah   (b. - d. 5 Oct 1799)
      • Aged 60 Yrs. (Sec. I)
  24. Turrentine, Edward   (b. 1935 - d. 1959)
      • (Sec. II)
  25. Turrentine, H   (b. - d. )
      • (Sec. I)
  26. Turrentine, Lydia   (b. 1776 - d. )
      • (Daughter of Samuel and Mary Turrentne) (sec. I)
  27. Turrentine, Mamie   (b. 1885 - d. 1955)
      • (Sec. II)
  28. Turrentine, Mary E   (b. - d. )
      • (Wife of Samuel Turrentine) (sec. I)
  29. Turrentine, Samuel   (b. 1717 - d. 23 May 1801)
      • Aged 84 Yrs (Sect. I)

        Will of Samuel Turrentine (wb D, P. 38) Dated 14 Jan 1800; Proved May, 1801, names the following: wife Mary; sons Absolom and Daniel (under 21 yrs), John, Samuel (Exec with his mother who received land On east side of Buffalo Cr.), and James; daus Lydia and Susanna (unmarried), and Sarah 'and her son', Jane (who received $10), Mary, Deborah, and Marth A. His codicil concerned the burying ground, dated 6 May 1801. Picture of headstones of Alexander and Samuel Turrentine.
  30. Turrentine, Sylvester   (b. 1888 - d. 1955)
      • (Sec. II)
  31. Wil---, Lee (Mr)   (b. - d. )
      • (Sec. II)
  32. Yates, Lillian Turrentine   (b. 29 Apr 1888 - d. 24 Oct 1962)
      • (Sec. II)


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