First Baptist Church Cemetery

Pasquotank County North Carolina

Surveyed by Diane Siniard
October 2007

The following is a complete listing of the tombstones in the First Baptist Church Cemetery in Pasquotank County, NC.

Location: The church is located at 300 W Main St, although the cemetery is behind it and across W Colonial Ave.

In speaking with the Pastor of the church I was told that the cemetery used to go from where it is located now across W Colonial into the cemetery yard. The state has since built W Colonial St across the cemetery and laid sidewalks only removing the headstones. He did say some of the residents had been moved but didn't know where but the majority were covered over under the street. I am going to try and get copies of who was buried there to at least list them here so others will know.

  • View photos of the headstones here.

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    The epitaphs are as follows:

    Thacher Swift A native of Barnstable, Mass who died Aug 12 1821 in his 19th yerar Arrilett L Fearing who departed this life Aep 19 1823 Age 31 years Albert Gillalin? Goodman Son of rest of stone virtually unreadable very weathered, see photos. In Memory of Our Little (unreadable) of Jethro D Goodman & Elizabeth his wife who was born Aug 24 1810 and died Sep 15 following (meaning died Sep 15 1810) Jethro D Goodman Esquire Counseller and Attorney at Law of Elizabeth City who expired suddenly on the second day of August in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and fourteen He engaged in a law question of importance. Aged 29 years 8 months and 12 days Rowena Guitnge?? (virtually impossible to read) Born in Herford Co Jun 22 1834 Mar 16 1856 Unmarked Grave Chloe Butler Wife of Thomas W Butler and daughter of Jacob mercer of Camden County Born in December 1795, She joined the Baptist Church when young and lived a pious example to all around her she was an affectionate wife, a devoted mother, a good nieghbour, a kind mistress and in peace and love with all who knew her and having spent her days from ? age to the ? of her God rest unreadable and either buried or missing. see photo Mr Ashbury Sutton who died Oct 30 1822 Aged 30 years, 7 months & 10 days Unmarked grave Mary Sutton Wife of Ashbury Sutton Died Feb 17 1834 Aged (rest unreadable) See photo Permelia Bryant consort of WT Bryant Died May 26 1815 Age 39 years 9 months Unreadable stone Capt Henry W Rhodes Nov 21 1818 Aug 5 1872 Jno. W Vatt Co I 101st Pa. Inf. (research on this person: WYATT, John - Colored Cook, Co. I. Enlisted & mustered in 21 March `64 at Plymouth, NC. Mustered out 25 June `65. Died 12 Nov 1879 and is buried in Elizabeth City, NC.) Eli S Muse NOI Robert Childrey Born in Henrico Co., Va Jun 22 1819 Mar 16 1856

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