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Weatherspoon Cemetery
Durham County, North Carolina

Hwy #54 (S. Miami Blvd. SR 1959) Durham, NC

Lat: 35° 52' 34"N, Lon: 78° 51' 04"W

Contributed by Shirley Olson, Jul 20, 2005 [shirley32olson@yahoo.com]. Total records = 16.

The cemetery is located between Emperor Drive and Hopson Steet in the 5600 block of S. Miami Blvd, on the southeast corner of Hopson St., facing S. Miami Blvd. close to the Durham-Wake County line.

There is a spot to park adjacent to the grassy knoll where the cemetery is mostly hidden among trees and brush.

This is an abandoned cemetery on a small parcel of land which sits on the corner of 2 busy roads and next to a commercial site accessed by Emperor Drive.

It appears to be a small family cemetery, but I could not find who owns it.

This is a complete list of all existing and legible tombstones, from when I walked the cemetery in Jul 06 2005.

- Shirley Olson

Dupree, W. R., b. 12 Nov 1858, d. 5 May 1926
Green, Mabel F., b. 26 Aug 1886, d. 2 Jul 1901, dau. o. Hugh & Ella Green
Johnson, Etta, b. 11 Apr 1863, d. 1 Dec 1946, w. o. N. L. Green
Johnson, N. L., b. 26 Nov 1860, d. 24 Mar 1956
O'Briant, Edwin L. , b. 7 Jul 1893, d. 4 Apr 1894
O'Briant, Eva Caroline Dupree, b. 22 Mar 1867, d. 13 Nov 1940, w. o. W. H. O'Briant
O'Briant, W. H., b. 16 Dec 1866, d. 9 Apr 1944
Stone, Earl, b. 1892, d. 1893
Stone, Ida, b. 12 Mar 1861, d. 24 Mar 1922, w. o. W. D. Stone
Stone, W. D., b. 30 Sep 1857, d. 25 Nov 1919
Tilley, Floyd Mangum, b. 2 Apr 1889, d. 18 Sep 1898, s. o. J. L. & M. E. Tilley
Weatherspoon, Martin Luther, b. ??, d. 9 Jun 1862, age 13, s. o. R. T. & Sarah Weatherspoon
Weatherspoon, Metilda Eliza, b. ??, d. 16 Aug 1865, dau. o. R. T. & Sarah Weatherspoon (broken headstone
Weatherspoon, R. T., b. Jan 1804, d. 25 Nov 1872
Weatherspoon, Sarah A., b. ??, d. 24 Jul 1882, w. o. R. T. Weatherspoon (part of a stone)
Weatherspoon, Sarah Angiline, b.??, d. 28 May 1862, age 9, dau. o. R. T. & Sarah Weatherspoon (broken stone)

Misc:
Broken headstone next to Etta Green, unreadable
Small headstone under large bush, unreadable
One of these headstones may mark the grave of P.H. Barbee, b. 1826, d. 1891, thought to be buried here

 

 

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