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Murdock F Starling Cemetery
Autryville, Sampson County, North Carolina

Lat: 35° 02' 40"N, Lon: 78° 38' 52"W
Dismal Township

Contributed by W. R. Shatterly, Oct 09, 2007, last edited Oct 10, 2007 [wrshat@intrstar.net]. Total records = 9.

From Autryville, NC (NC Hwy 24) take North Gray St (SR-1414). N Gray St becomes Minnie Hall Rd (SR-1414) Go 2 2/10 miles to South River Rd (SR-1424). Turn left onto South River Rd. Go 3 3/10 miles to a dirt lane on the left beside a large oak tree and an old house. The cemetery is 3/10 mile down the dirt lane on the right.

This small family cemetery is located on private property owned by Mr. & Mrs. M. F. Starling. One should obtain permission to visit it.

The cemetery dates back to about 1839, exact date it was established is unknown. It is maintained by the Starling family, and it is in good condition.

This is a complete transcription of all existing stones and markers, which I surveyed and photographed in October of 2007.

- W. R. Shatterly

Howard, Mary E., b. 31 Oct 1842, d. 15 Apr 1925
Howard, Sarah A., b. 16 Jul 1829, d. 9 Jun 1905
Maxwell, James R., b. 4 Oct 1825, d. 10 Jan 1899, h/o Rebecca M Maxwell
Maxwell, Rebecca Matilda Howard, b. 22 Jan 1832, d. 14 Nov 1909, w/o James Robert Maxwell
Maxwell, Sophia Mathis, b. no date, d. 15 Aug 1839, age: 42 yrs, w/o William Maxwell, (d/o Joel Mathis, but her name is spelled Matthews in the family bible)
Starling, Eunice Matthews, b. 26 Aug 1912, d. 31 May 2005, w/o William Robert Starling
Starling, Murd Franklin, b. 1871, d. 1933, h/o Rosa Julia Maxwell Starling
Starling, Rosa Julia Maxwell, b. 23 Nov 1864, d. 14 Feb 1945, w/o Murd Franklin Starling
Starling, William Robert, b. 9 May 1907, d. 23 Apr 1992, h/o Eunice Matthews Starling


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