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136    OAK GROVE COMMUNITY CEMETERY

      Location - on Ligon St off Method Rd west of US-1 (Cliff Beason Beltline.

      Coordinates: 35d 47m 18.4s N; 78d 41m 53.8s W Click here for Google maps

      Directions: take Raleigh Beltline (440) Exit # 2, which is Western Blvd. (SR 1012) and go east on Western Blvd. abt. 1/2 mile to the traffic light at Method Rd. Turn left (north) on Method Rd. and go 1/2 mile to Ligon St. Turn left (west) on Ligon Rd. and go 1/4 mile to the tunnel under the Beltline. Continue through the one lane tunnel carefully and go about another 1/10 mile taking the left angle that brings you to the cemetery.

      Surveyed by Shirley Olson on August 17, 2005. Updated by Allen Dew in January 2014.

      The cemetery is listed as "Cemetery" in the Wake Co. land record which incorrectly gives the address of the property as Beryl Rd. There is no single owner. People whose families purchased plots own these various plots. The cemetery contains 1.25 acres. It is active and has room for more burials. It is located in Method, a Raleigh neighborhood, and dates from the post Civil War era when Method was settled by African Americans.

      This cemetery has historic significance, so it is dismaying to find it in such poor condition. The surface is very uneven and rough, littered with rubbish and overgrown with vines and weeds. The general appearance is one of gross neglect. The graves are scattered every which way, many graves are unmarked, many headstones broken. Funeral home markers are in use instead of headstones on a large number of graves and many are rusted and unreadable. Among all this disorder there are some dignified headstones.

      headstone partially buried, no name visible, near Thady Peacox
      2 FH markers, unreadable, near Thady Peacox
      broken stone, no name, next to John McRae
      broken stone, unreadable, near John McRae
      unmarked grave next to John Sills
      unmarked grave next to Carol Harris, FH marker unreadable
      unmarked stone and grave next to Julia Arrington
      footstone "S. A.", next to Authur Rodgers, no headstone
      stone and grave, no names, next to Ada Thomas
      Atwater tombstone no dates or names
      next to Atwater stone are 3 small markers, "Lonnie", "Father", "Ida"
      tombstone with beaded cross, no names or dates, on the corner of the cemetery
      large sunken headstone in front of Bertha Hardin, next to Margaret Cobb
      tipped stone near John Curtis Cobb


  1. A, S   (b. Unknown - d. Unknown)
  2. Adams, Cornelia   (b. 1877 - d. 9 Apr 1917)
  3. Adams, James   (b. 4 May 1850 - d. 19 Mar 1915)
  4. Adkins, Samuel   (b. 4 Dec 1859 - d. 19 Feb 1885)
  5. Anders, Annette Hogan   (b. 18 Jul 1937 - d. 5 Sep 2003)
      • "Our Sister"
  6. Armstrong, Tracy D   (b. 17 Jun 1992 - d. 27 Jan 2013)
  7. Arrington, Julia   (b. Abt 1840 - d. 7 May 1918)
      • age 77
  8. Atwater, Charlie   (b. Unknown - d. 15 Mar 1939)
  9. Atwater, Hattie   (b. 18 Aug 1910 - d. 22 Jun 1928)
  10. Atwater, Ida   (b. Unknown - d. 16 May 1930)
  11. Atwater, Lonnie   (b. Unknown - d. 31 Dec 1937)
  12. Atwater, Minnie   (b. May 1903 - d. 26 May 1952)
      • headstone partially buried and leaning, tree growing through grave
  13. Atwater, Unknown Father   (b. Unknown - d. Unknown)
  14. Atwater, Unknown Mother   (b. Unknown - d. Unknown)
  15. B, A   (b. Unknown - d. Unknown)
  16. Banks, Emma Parrish "Emmer"   (b. Unknown - d. 31 Dec 1918)
  17. Blount, Carrie Morgan   (b. Unknown - d. Unknown)
  18. Cheek, James A   (b. 1950 - d. 2012)
  19. Clinton, Doris Ernestine   (b. 24 Oct 1925 - d. 26 Feb 2005)
      • Chappell FH
  20. Cobb, John Curtis   (b. 16 May 1922 - d. 15 Jan 1980)
  21. Cobb, Margaret   (b. 13 Nov 1944 - d. 25 May 2005)
      • Chappell FH
  22. Cobb, Margaret Hampton   (b. 10 Aug 1925 - d. 28 Feb 1983)
  23. Cole, Beatrice P.   (b. 1909 - d. Unknown)
      • Wife of James F. Cole
  24. Cole, James F.   (b. 1908 - d. 1969)
      • Husband of Beatrice P. Cole
  25. Copeland, Esther Fort   (b. 10 Oct 1923 - d. 29 Sep 1973)
  26. Cotton, Hubert   (b. Unknown - d. 26 Mar 1927)
      • NC Pvt 810 Pioneer Inf
  27. Cotton, Valerie   (b. 14 Nov 1969 - d. 9 Feb 2000)
  28. Dunn, Mattie H.   (b. 4 May 1890 - d. 22 Mar 1962)
  29. Edgerton, Frank S.   (b. 23 Jul 1910 - d. 10 Mar 1997)
  30. Edwards, Addie Shaw   (b. 1903 - d. 1985)
  31. Edwards, Corinna H.   (b. 17 May 1899 - d. 11 Apr 1985)
  32. Fort, Lucy   (b. 1867 - d. 1963)
  33. Gambrell, Elizabeth E.   (b. 1921 - d. 1950)
  34. Gray, Alice Williams   (b. 30 Mar 1915 - d. 8 Oct 1974)
      • buried in the Williams plot
  35. Griffin, Elizabeth P.   (b. 1 Jul 1909 - d. 22 Nov 1981)
  36. Hackney, Margaret   (b. 11 Aug 1854 - d. 12 Jun 1928)
      • "Dear Mother"
  37. Hardin, Bertha W.   (b. 2 Dec 1909 - d. 18 Oct 1997)
  38. Harris, Amos Latwell, Sr.   (b. 18 Mar 1905 - d. 10 Nov 1962)
  39. Harris, Carol L.   (b. 1914 - d. 1967)
  40. Harris, Ethel B.   (b. 1892 - d. 1949)
  41. Harris, Gladys R   (b. 1934 - d. 2006)
  42. Harris, Joe Louis   (b. 1935 - d. 1994)
      • Haywood FH
  43. Harris, Mary Ida   (b. 30 May 1905 - d. 30 Sep 1978)
  44. Harris, Mildred Marlene   (b. 14 Dec 1958 - d. 13 Jul 1990)
  45. Harris, Theodore W.   (b. 1891 - d. 1962)
  46. Harris, Willie Astor   (b. 2 Mar 1910 - d. 14 Jun 1911)
  47. Harris, Winifred C   (b. 28 Aug 1924 - d. 21 Sep 2011)
  48. Hill, Kemp   (b. Abt 1866 - d. 20 Apr 1924)
      • age 57
  49. Hill, Luke   (b. 5 Aug 1849 - d. 19 Apr 1914)
  50. Hinton, Pearl R.   (b. 19 Mar 1897 - d. 8 Feb 1989)
  51. Hocan, Alfred L, Sr   (b. 1941 - d. 2008)
  52. Lapsley, Ann Harris "Puddin"   (b. 27 Feb 1937 - d. 31 Jan 2007)
  53. Lee, Donald Russell   (b. 17 Nov 1960 - d. 30 Apr 1986)
  54. Lee, Henrietta H.   (b. 9 Sep 1935 - d. 6 Nov 2000)
  55. Lee, Nathaniel H., Jr.   (b. 24 May 1956 - d. 11 Feb 1993)
  56. Lee, Roxie P.   (b. 4 Jan 1887 - d. 1 Oct 1972)
  57. Lenton, James F   (b. Mar 1883 - d. 6 Jun 1925)
  58. Ligon, Ellen   (b. 25 Oct 1888 - d. 4 Dec 1888)
      • daughter of J.(?) O. and M. S. Ligon
  59. Ligon, Everhardt M.   (b. 7 Sep 1904 - d. 14 Jun 1983)
      • shared with Mary A. Ligon
  60. Ligon, Lafayette   (b. Unknown - d. Unknown)
      • no dates (this is a different headstone)
  61. Ligon, Lafayette   (b. 14 Feb 1826 - d. 29 Mar 1891)
  62. Ligon, Mary A.   (b. 23 Aug 1901 - d. 24 Oct 1983)
  63. Ligon, Navon Lefort   (b. 20 Jun 1961 - d. 2004)
      • Haywood FH
  64. Ligon, Reginald Lefort   (b. 1932 - d. 1995)
  65. Lipscomb, Earnest H.   (b. 1934 - d. 1985)
      • Seagroves FH
  66. Loftin, Rudolph, Jr   (b. 13 Jun 1953 - d. 16 Apr 2013)
  67. Marriott, James Edward, Sr.   (b. 1919 - d. 1989)
      • "Boss Man"
  68. Marriott, Marion Rogers   (b. 7 Jan 1921 - d. 22 Jul 2004)
      • Lea FH
  69. Marrow, Mamie B.   (b. 26 Aug 1939 - d. 30 Aug 1989)
  70. McCray, Callie   (b. 1 Jun 1892 - d. 29 Aug 1961)
  71. McCullers, Georgianna   (b. 16 Jan 1886 - d. 18 Sep 1972)
  72. McIver, Anna Wilcox   (b. 1 Sep 1895 - d. 8 Feb 1939)
  73. McRae, John H.   (b. Abt 1860 - d. 18 Jan 1926)
      • age 65
  74. Medlin, James E.   (b. 1945 - d. 2005)
      • Chappell FH
  75. Mims, Wilson   (b. 1913 - d. 1984)
      • Lea FH
  76. Morgan, Clyde   (b. 1926 - d. 1996)
      • Haywood FH
  77. Morgan, Ellmore   (b. 3 May 1932 - d. 17 Feb 1967)
  78. Morgan, Etta S.   (b. 1896 - d. 1979)
  79. Morgan, Horace L.   (b. 14 Jul 1916 - d. 23 Mar 1961)
      • NC S/Sgt 594 Port Co TC WW 2
  80. O'Kelly, Berry   (b. 14 May 1898 - d. 3 Aug 1993)
  81. O'Kelly, Chanie   (b. 4 Jul 1863 - d. 7 Jul 1902)
  82. O'Kelly, Claudia   (b. 29 Apr 1911 - d. 2 Aug 1992)
  83. O'Kelly, Infant   (b. Unknown - d. Unknown)
      • no dates
  84. Parrish, Joseph   (b. 1862 - d. 18 Jul 1921)
      • Husband of Cornela Parrish
  85. Patton, Michael D.   (b. 1967 - d. 1985)
  86. Peacox, Thady Garfield   (b. 11 Apr 1899 - d. 18 Apr 1983)
  87. Peebles, Mary H.   (b. 9 Aug 1894 - d. 24 Jul 1969)
  88. Pope, Amanda B.   (b. 1893 - d. 1970)
      • Wife of S. Jackson Pope
  89. Pope, Burriel P   (b. Unknown - d. 30 Sep 1939)
  90. Pope, Jack   (b. Unknown - d. 11 Feb 1930)
  91. Pope, Martha A.   (b. 31 Jan 1922 - d. 23 May 1989)
  92. Pope, Millie Artis   (b. Unknown - d. 18 Sep 1954)
  93. Pope, Nelson Britt   (b. Aug 1916 - d. 23 Aug 1959)
  94. Pope, S. Jackson   (b. 8 Sep 1892 - d. 3 Nov 1955)
      • Husband of Amanda B. Pope
  95. Pope, Wilbert J.   (b. 1919 - d. 1991)
      • Pfc US Army WW 2
  96. Puckett, Robert   (b. Unknown - d. 9 Aug 1970)
      • FH, near Earnest Lipscomb
  97. Ray, Laurence A.   (b. 9 Jul 1969 - d. 28 Sep 1994)
  98. Robinson, Pauline   (b. 1 May 1923 - d. 30 Apr 1934)
  99. Rodgers, Amanda Thompson "Mandy"   (b. Unknown - d. 20 Jan 1940)
  100. Rodgers, Authur   (b. 1921 - d. 3 Dec 1934)
      • hand scribed, dates not positive
  101. Rodgers, Square   (b. Unknown - d. 1 Dec 1920)
  102. Rodgers, Wiley C   (b. 1919 - d. 1919)
  103. Rogers, Leonard, Sr.   (b. 2 Aug 1911 - d. 28 Feb 1979)
  104. Rogers, Lillie Stroud   (b. Unknown - d. 4 Jul 1968)
  105. Rogers, Lonnie   (b. 1875 - d. 29 Jun 1945)
  106. Rogers, Ruth   (b. 1914 - d. 1994)
      • Lightner FH
  107. Rogers, Wiley   (b. Unknown - d. 17 Feb 1940)
  108. Sills, John   (b. 8 Nov 1920 - d. 2 Apr 1955)
      • son of Mr. and Mrs. David Sills
  109. Sills, Minnie   (b. 14 Dec 1914 - d. 11 May 1960)
      • daughter of Mr. and Mrs. David Sills
  110. Sills, Wilbertine H.   (b. 1920 - d. 1961)
  111. Smith, Evelyn M.   (b. 29 Jul 1927 - d. 4 May 1964)
  112. Smith, Gloria C.   (b. 1949 - d. 2003)
      • Lea FH
  113. Smith, Willie M.   (b. 25 Nov 1904 - d. 24 Feb 1985)
  114. Snipes, John Fletcher, Sr.   (b. 2 Feb 1899 - d. 2 Oct 1973)
  115. Thomas, Ada   (b. Abt 1862 - d. 19 Jun 1918)
      • age 56
  116. Thomas, Della Mcdow   (b. 20 Jan 1925 - d. 25 Feb 1955)
      • hand scribed
  117. Thomas, Ida O.   (b. 8 Jun 1888 - d. 19 Nov 1974)
  118. Thomas, Margaret Pope   (b. 4 Nov 1927 - d. 10 Jan 1984)
  119. Thomas, Mary Pearl   (b. 25 Jun 1904 - d. 11 Feb 1969)
  120. Thomas, Milton   (b. Unknown - d. 27 Jul 1954)
  121. Tucker, Ed   (b. 1884 - d. 25 May 1940)
  122. Unknown, ??   (b. Unknown - d. Unknown)
  123. Unknown, ??   (b. Unknown - d. Unknown)
  124. Unknown, ??   (b. Unknown - d. Unknown)
  125. Unknown, ??   (b. Unknown - d. Unknown)
  126. Unknown, ??   (b. Unknown - d. Unknown)
  127. Unknown, ??   (b. Unknown - d. Unknown)
  128. Unknown, ??   (b. Unknown - d. Unknown)
  129. Unknown, ??   (b. Unknown - d. Unknown)
  130. Unknown, ??   (b. Unknown - d. Unknown)
  131. Unknown, ??   (b. Unknown - d. Unknown)
  132. Vinson, Sallie Mae   (b. 31 May 1918 - d. Unknown)
  133. White, Ann Elizabeth   (b. 17 May 1922 - d. 10 Dec 1922)
  134. White, Bernard L   (b. 7 Mar 1915 - d. 3 Jul 1916)
  135. White, Marion Elizabeth O'Kelly   (b. 18 Nov 1890 - d. 22 Jul 1924)
      • "Mother"
  136. Wilcox, Baby   (b. 9 Jul 1898 - d. 16 Aug 1898)
      • daughter of T. H. and Irene Wilcox, Method, NC
  137. Wilcox, Berry Octavious   (b. 24 Nov 1899 - d. 11 Nov 1964)
  138. Wilcox, Edwin F.   (b. 27 Dec 1907 - d. 29 Sep 1968)
  139. Wilcox, Fernando Hubert   (b. 14 Nov 1893 - d. 2 Mar 1905)
      • son of T. H. and Irene Wilcox. born in Panola Co., Miss.
  140. Wilcox, Infant Girl   (b. 9 Jul 1898 - d. 16 Aug 1898)
  141. Wilcox, Irene A.   (b. 17 Nov 1892 - d. 13 Jul 1904)
      • daughter of T. H. and Irene Wilcox. born in Panola Co., Miss.
  142. Wilcox, Irene Atwater   (b. Jun 1866 - d. 13 Dec 1937)
  143. Wilcox, Thomas Henry, Sr   (b. Unknown - d. 7 Jan 1942)
  144. Wilder, James W. Sr.   (b. 1925 - d. 2002)
      • Haywood FH
  145. Wilder, Octoria   (b. 25 Jul 1896 - d. 2 May 1925)
  146. Wilder, Ruth   (b. 1926 - d. 2003)
      • Haywood FH
  147. Williams, Andrew Cuffie, III   (b. 3 Apr 1948 - d. 25 Dec 1985)
  148. Williams, Andrew Cuffie, Sr   (b. 1890 - d. 1962)
  149. Williams, Andrew Guffie, Jr.   (b. 25 Dec 1919 - d. 28 Sep 1979)
      • spelling on tombstone is Androw
  150. Williams, Annie B.   (b. 1898 - d. 1961)
  151. Williams, Fannie Brewer   (b. 16 Jul 1898 - d. 22 Jan 1961)
  152. Williams, Margaret Mariah Hodges Howard   (b. 20 Dec 1914 - d. 27 May 1999)
  153. Willis, Marilyn Audrey "Polly"   (b. 13 Sep 1932 - d. 2 May 2010)
  154. Wilson, Bessie McCrae   (b. 11 Apr 1885 - d. Unknown)
      • Wife of Jethro Robert Wilson
  155. Wilson, Jethro Robert   (b. 15 Apr 1885 - d. 29 Apr 1956)
      • Husband of Bessie McCrae Wilson
  156. Wright, Emanuel Julius   (b. 28 Jul 1956 - d. 6 Jun 2011)
  157. Wynder, Thelma Thomas   (b. 22 Jan 1909 - d. 23 Jun 1992)


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