Cemetery Census
                       Cemetery Records on the Web

Cemetery Census

HOME     ABOUT US     CEMETERY LAW      HOW TO HELP

CemeteryCensus.com

Wake County North Carolina Cemeteries

Other NC County Cemeteries

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:

238    RALEIGH CITY CEMETERY [OLD]   -   Surname starts with A

      Location: between New Bern Ave. and E. Hargett St. and bounded on the west by S. East St. in Raleigh; two blocks east of Moore Square.

      Coordinates: 35d 46m 45.0s N; 78d 37m 51.0s W Click here for Google maps

      City Cemetery (sometimes referred to as "Old City Cemetery") was established by an Act of the North Carolina General Assembly in 1798.. It was set up on four acres of land of which two acres were reserved for the burial of local residents, one acre for visitors, and one acre for blacks, both slave and free. The cemetery, which was originally outside the city limits, grew to 7.68 acres and is now in the heart of Raleigh. The section reserved for blacks, according to tradition, is full, but tombstones are sparse. In 1872 Mt. Hope Cemetery was established as a cemetery for blacks as a replacement. Records of City Cemetery were destroyed by fire in the 1890's and again in the early 1930's. At one time City Cemetery was the only public burying ground for either blacks or whites in Raleigh. The City Cemetery is surrounded by an iron fence that once was located at the State Capitol.

      Click here to view a slide show of several scenes in the City Cemetery.

      View #2 of the cemetery. View #3 of the cemetery. View #4 of the cemetery. View #1 of the cemetery fence. View #2 of the cemetery fence. Bronze plaque honoring John Rex, who provided funds and land to establish Rex Hospital in 1839. Granite stone inscribed with the names of over 40 Historic Grave Sites. African-American marker placed by City of Raleigh.

      The basic cemetery record was made available through the generosity of Raleigh Parks and Recreation, Cemetery Division. In addition www.PoliticalGraveyard.com, www.DocSouth.unc.edu, www.FamousAmericans.net and .wikipedia.org were explored by Shirley Olson for additional information. All the available records (over 4000) were consolidated and combined into this current listing by Allen Dew.

      Additional information was discovered by Shirley in records at Olivia Raney Library. The " 1939 Tombstone Records Compiled by Daughters of American Colonists" was a valuable source. Clippings and obituaries from "The Raleigh News & Observer" ; "The Raleigh Register"; "The Raleigh Times" and "Raleigh Minerva", provided additional and supporting information. Articles by Fred Olds, Mrs. Bruce Carter and Elizabeth Norris were reviewed and compared with existing information. A brief article by "WPA in 1942" was also looked at. Several Family Histories were consulted. Many of the tombstone photos were contributed by Lucia Finley. To all of these sources we say : "Thank you". If anyone has been omitted it is unintentional and you are invited to contribute.

      A partial "walk through" of the cemetery was done in August, 2007, to read headstones and confirm or correct errors of record. This is a work in progress which may never be completely finished. Lost or destroyed records, conflicting birth and death dates, and misspelled names are some of the stumbling blocks. Additional research will be undertaken and we invite readers to contribute their personal records of City Cemetery Burials.

      Shirley Olson

       A  B  C  D  E  F  G  H  I  J  K  L   M  N  O  P  Q  R  S  T  U  V  W  X  Y  Z 

  1. Abrams, Edward   (b. - d. 30 Jul 1950)
      • "Uncle Ed". Section: G
  2. Abrams, John   (b. - d. 8 Feb 1956)
      • Section: G. Lot: Abrams Lot.
  3. Abrams, Maggie   (b. - d. 8 Jan 1962)
      • Section: G. Lot: John Abrams Lot.
  4. Abrams, Mary Williams   (b. - d. 5 Mar 1949)
      • Section: G
  5. Adams, A.L.   (b. - d. 29 Dec 1915)
      • Section: A-1 Lot: 44
  6. Adams, Alonzo   (b. 8 May 1897 - d. 14 Apr 1911)
      • son of A. L. and A. M. Adams. Section: A
  7. Adams, Amanda   (b. 6 Feb 1880 - d. 3 Sep 1929)
  8. Adams, Andrew   (b. - d. 29 Dec 1918)
      • age 52 yrs. Section: A-1. Lot: 13.
  9. Adams, Annie (Baby)   (b. - d. 9 Feb 1948)
      • Section: A. Lot: Adams Lot.
  10. Adams, Annie L.   (b. 10 Aug 1877 - d. 22 Oct 1947)
      • Section: A. Lot: G.D. Smith Lot.
  11. Adams, Arthur L.   (b. 17 Jan 1894 - d. 23 Nov 1944)
      • Section: E2. Lot: Jesse G. Adams Lot.
  12. Adams, James   (b. 12 Oct 1852 - d. 28 May 1928)
      • Section: A-1. Lot: 13.
  13. Adams, Jesse G.   (b. 1 Jul 1865 - d. 25 May 1935)
      • Husband of Julia F. Adams. Masonic emblem
  14. Adams, John   (b. - d. 15 Oct 1952)
      • Oct. 15, 1952.
  15. Adams, John Hanes   (b. Sep 1917 - d. 9 Mar 1918)
      • age 6 mo., son of A. L. and Annie Adams. Section: A
  16. Adams, Julia F.   (b. 10 Dec 1874 - d. 17 Oct 1952)
      • Wife of Jesse G. Adams. Section: E-2.
  17. Adams, Katharine   (b. 24 Oct 1913 - d. 8 May 1914)
      • daughter of A. L. and A. M. Adams. Section: A
  18. Adams, Maggie J.   (b. 1 Aug 1899 - d. 8 Dec 1923)
      • Section: A
  19. Adams, Nellie Gray   (b. - d. 27 Nov 1915)
      • daughter of A. L. and Annie Adams. Section: A
  20. Adams, William   (b. - d. )
      • Section: E-2 Lot: 64
  21. Adams, William   (b. c.1775 - d. 30 Dec 1834)
      • Age 59. Section: E-2 Lot: 6. member of NC Gen. Assembly Guilford Co.
  22. Adkins, James H.   (b. c.1855 - d. )
      • Husband of Mary Ellen Adkins. Section: E-2. Lot: 64
  23. Adkins, Mary Ellen   (b. 22 Sep 1855 - d. 17 Jun 1874)
      • Wife of James H. Adkins. Section: E.
  24. Albert, ??   (b. - d. 14 Mar 1940)
  25. Alexander, Elam   (b. 6 Aug 1794 - d. 2 Feb 1827)
      • born in Mecklenburg Co. Section: D-1. Lot: 51. died in Mecklenburg Co.
  26. Alexander, Louise Brinkley, Mrs.   (b. 29 Sep 1900 - d. 20 Mar 1970)
      • Section: A. Lot: Brinkley, L..
  27. Alexander, Robert   (b. 1 Jul 1808 - d. 8 Sep 1868)
      • [Black]
  28. Allen, Exum Beckwith   (b. - d. 17 Mar 1962)
      • Section: E2. Lot: Beckwith lot.
  29. Allen, L. R.   (b. - d. )
      • Section: H-7 Lot: 7
  30. Allen, L. R., Jr.   (b. - d. 29 Apr 1934)
      • Section: G-1. Lot: 12.
  31. Allen, Loren R.   (b. - d. )
      • Section: G-1. Lot: 12.
  32. Allen, Mariam B., Mrs.   (b. 1823 - d. 10 Jul 1862)
      • age 38 yrs. 9 mo. 8 days, Wife of Christopher Allen, Section: C-2 Lot: 8
  33. Allen, Mary   (b. c.1761 - d. 15 Jul 1852)
      • aged 91 yrs. Section: D-1. Lot: 121.
  34. Allen, Mary, Mrs.   (b. - d. )
  35. Allen, Mr. (space)   (b. - d. )
      • Section: A-1. Lot: 26.
  36. Allen, Mrs.   (b. - d. )
      • 209 N. Dawson St... Section: E-1 Lot: 17-18
  37. Allen, Rosa R. Poole, Mrs.   (b. 1877 - d. 5 May 1973)
      • Wife of Truly B. Poole. Section: F. Lot: Poole Lot.
  38. Alston, C. J.   (b. - d. 1871)
      • [Black]
  39. Alston, Elizabeth P.   (b. - d. 16 Aug 1857)
      • [Black] aged 28, daughter of Oscar E. Alston
  40. Anderson, George Burgwin   (b. c.1831 - d. 1862)
      • age 31.. , Brig. Gen. (Confederate Veteran)
  41. Anderson, James Henry   (b. 23 Jul 1869 - d. 23 Mar 1921)
      • Section: E.
  42. Anderson, Melissa Hood   (b. 3 Apr 1873 - d. 28 Mar 1918)
      • Section: E.
  43. Andrews, David Henry   (b. 23 Apr 1860 - d. 6 Sep 1881)
      • son of R. M. and M. A. Andrews. Section: F-7 Lot: 9
  44. Andrews, Elizabeth   (b. 1840 - d. 16 Feb 1911)
      • Wife of William Andrew. Section: H-9. Lot: 23.
  45. Andrews, Margaret Pearson Fowle   (b. 12 Nov 1857 - d. 7 Apr 1942)
      • Section: K. Wife of Philemon H. Andrews
  46. Andrews, William H.   (b. 24 Mar 1830 - d. 19 Jan 1908)
      • Section: H-9. Lot: 23.
  47. Arnold, ??   (b. - d. )
      • plot.. Section: J-4 Lot: 9
  48. Arnold, Allie P.   (b. 11 Aug 1899 - d. 9 Oct 1948)
      • Husband of Lillie S. Arnold. Masonic emblem. Lot: Arnold Lot.
  49. Arnold, Alma Lee   (b. - d. 12 Jul 1954)
      • Section: E-2. Lot: 57.
  50. Arnold, Annie B., Mrs.   (b. - d. 14 Mar 1934)
      • Section: J-4. Lot: 12.
  51. Arnold, Dora H.   (b. 24 Jul 1855 - d. 29 Jun 1931)
      • Wife of James E. Arnold. Section: E.
  52. Arnold, Edgar Willis   (b. - d. 27 Jul 1892)
      • son of Edgar and Margaret Arnold. stone has sunk, only date visible 27 Jul 1892. Section: H-3 Lot: 4
  53. Arnold, Eugene Sim, Mr.   (b. 2 Sep 1892 - d. 8 Jun 1963)
      • son of James and Dora Arnold. Section: E2. Lot: Arnold Lot.
  54. Arnold, James E.   (b. 22 Sep 1849 - d. 29 May 1896)
      • Husband of Dora H. Arnold. Section: E.
  55. Arnold, Lillie S.   (b. 2 Jul 1902 - d. )
      • Wife of Allie P. Arnold. Lot: Arnold lot.
  56. Arnold, Millard A.   (b. - d. 2 Aug 1958)
      • Section: E-2. Lot: 57.
  57. Arnold, Millard F., Mr.   (b. - d. 27 Jan 1960)
      • Section: E-2. Lot: 57 Arnold Lot.
  58. Arnold, Nannie B., Mrs.   (b. 25 Jun 1863 - d. 14 Mar 1934)
      • Wife of Thomas A. Arnold. (order of the Eastern Star) Section: J-4. Lot: 12.
  59. Arnold, Pellie (Mrs.)   (b. - d. )
      • Section: D-1 Lot: 3, Wife of Tom Arnold
  60. Arnold, Plot (8 Graves)   (b. - d. )
      • Section: E-2 Lot: 65
  61. Arnold, Thomas A.   (b. 26 Nov 1864 - d. 15 Aug 1929)
      • Husband of Nannie B. Arnold. (mason) Section: J-4. Lot: 12.
  62. Arnold, Tom   (b. - d. )
      • Section: D-1 Lot: 3, Husband of Pellie Arnold
  63. Ashcroft, Nellie Gill   (b. 1869 - d. 1 May 1940)
      • shares with Otie Gill. Section: G. Lot: Gill Lot.
  64. Ashley, Lavinia, Miss.   (b. 16 Jun 1824 - d. 27 Feb 1849)
      • Section: D-1. Lot: 47.
  65. Ashley, W. D.   (b. 1827 - d. 27 Feb 1860)
      • Section: D-1. Lot: 47.
  66. Ashley, William   (b. 28 Sep 1793 - d. 3 May 1852)
      • Section: D-1. Lot: 47.
  67. Asisal?, plot   (b. - d. )
  68. Atkins, Mary E.   (b. - d. 11 Sep 1952)
      • Section: E-2.
  69. Aughtry, James   (b. - d. 30 Jan 1940)
      • Section: A
  70. Austin, Ethel Hanna   (b. 7 Jul 1896 - d. 13 Jul 1936)
      • Section: E
  71. Austin, Henry T.   (b. 6 Jun 1869 - d. 26 Feb 1909)
      • Section: A-1. Lot: 5.
  72. Austin, Lillie   (b. - d. )
      • Lot: 3, Wife
  73. Austin, Tom   (b. - d. )
      • Lot: 3
  74. Autry, Dave A.   (b. 10 Dec 1886 - d. 7 Mar 1957)
      • Section: D. Lot: 44 Hardy Lot.
  75. Autry, David (plot)   (b. - d. )
      • Lives on Lee Street.. Section: A-1 Lot: 33
  76. Autry, James   (b. - d. 30 Jan 1940)
      • Section: A. Lot: Autry Lot.
  77. Autry, Margie Hardy   (b. 9 Feb 1898 - d. 2 Jan 1972)
      • Section: D. Lot: 44 Hardy Lot.


Web page created 13 December 2013


Index of All Cemeteries         Alphabetical Index of All Burials         Previous Page


Contact
This web page is Copyright (c) 1996-2013 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.