Wilson County, North Carolina: Another destroyed family cemetery (Jan. 2020)
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Wilson County, North Carolina: Another destroyed family cemetery (Jan. 2020)

About This Project

What remains of an ancestral, African American cemetery. Passing through Wilson County over the weekend, we made a brief stop at Rountree-Vick/Odd Fellows Cemetery, Wilson. It’s the last resting place of three members of the Neal Family of Franklin County, North Carolina, on the maternal side of our family tree. It’s a disappointing and sobering reality to visit a fourth ancestral cemetery that has been destroyed: paved over, and/or stripped of its headstones and grave markers.

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Cemeteries, Family History, North Carolina, Photography
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Edgecombe County (NC), Family History - Edgecombe County (NC), Family History - Wilson County (NC), Genealogy, Gentrification, Neal - Franklin County (NC), North Carolina, Rountree-Vick/Odd Fellows Cemetery - Wilson County (NC), Wilson County (NC)