Cox Cemetery

Pasquotank County North Carolina

Surveyed by Diane Siniard
August 2007


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

Location: Hwy Business 17 North in Elizabeth City. Follow signs towards Kentucky Fried Chicken. At stop light turn beside convenience store onto Main Street Ext. Follow this road approx. 2 - 21/2 miles to 2723 Main St. Ext. You will see cemetery on the left in the yard.

This cemetery is also called by the following names:
"Whitehurst Burial Ground" per Camden death cert of Maggie C. McPherson - Dec. 1929
"Whitehurst Cemetery" per the Historical Records Survey of North Carolina - worker Ruth L. Riddick - 1939
"Fork School Cemetery" per Pasquotank death cert. of Charlie Cox - Jan 1940
"Pritchard Cemetery" per Tombstones and Epitaphs of Northeastern North Carolina compiled by Wilma Cartwright Spence - 1973



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    GPS Coordinates:
    36 19.128 N
    76 16.048 W


    The epitaphs are as follows:



    Mary Ann wife of Evan Cox Sr. Sep 2, 1845 Feb 20, 1923 age 77 yrs 5 mo. 18 da. Evan Cox Sr. Sep 12, 1845 Jun 18, 1924 age 78 yrs 9 mo 6 d Martha K. Cox wife of James E. Cox Apr 30, 1926 Oct 23, 1947 MGO Apr98 rest unreadable...see photo Double Stone Cox Charlie Cox Jan 18, 1870 Jan 9, 1940 Annie E Cox Oct 16, 1876 Sep 20, 1938 Charlie Clarance son of Charlie & Annie E Cox Mar 29, 1902 Sep 7, 1915 Bessie L. daughter of Chas & Anne Cox Mar 30 June 2, 1914 Edna E. daughter of Chas. & Annie Cox Jan 21, 1909 Jan 11, 1911 Martha Jane Cox May 4, 1840 May 26, 1927 Unmarked grave stone flipped over couldn't turn over to read This headstone photographed by Chris Perry: Sarah B. Wife of Jas. H. Perry Apr. 5, 1881 Sept. 24, 1930 Little Archie son of J.H. & S.B. Perry Sep 17, 1908 Aug 29, 1909 Laurine wife of J.H. Perry Dec 21, 1878 Aug 30, 1901 Broken Perry monument see photos William R Speight Oct 23, 1854 Apr 18, 1909 stone completely buried...see photos Mary E. wife of W.R. Speight Jul 7, 1856 Jun 17, 1921 James O. Midgeth May 29, 1896 age 42 years 10 mos. & 29 days Notes From Kay M. Shepard: This is actually James Owens Midgett who was born July 30, 1853 and died May 29, 1896 in Plymouth, Washington Co., NC but was bought to Eliz. City for burial. Source: The Economist (Elizabeth City, NC) - Friday, June 5, 1896 Mr. J.O. Midgett, a former resident of Camden County, departed this life at Plymouth on Friday and his remains were brought to this town for interment on Saturday. He was aged about 40 years. Source: Fisherman & Farmer (Elizabeth City, NC) - Friday June 5,1896 The remains of Mr. J.O. Midgett, who died at Plymouth, N.C. on Saturday last, were brought here Monday for interment. James Grady son of Jas. & S. E. Thomas Apr 16, 1890 Jun 11, 1896 David Harney Pritchard Oct 27, 1864 Aug 17, 1928 Sarah E. Thomas Dec 2, 1852 Dec 30, 1927 James Thomas Jan 14, 1853 Dec 23, 1925 Unmarked grave Mary wife of A.W. Morgan Apr 25, 1835 Aug 18, 1887 Anthony W. Morgan Oct 14, 1830 Jan 25, 1875 Unmarked grave Margaret Frances Speight Feb 24, 1858 Jun 16, 1928 William Pelig Pritchard Nov 23, 1861 Oct 5, 1927 Susan P. Davis Sep 13, 1852 Apr 7, 1914 Mary L. Pritchard wife of Clinton S. Pritchard Nov 20, 1857 Feb 25, 1935 Clinton S. Pritchard Nov 14, 1853 Apr 8, 1909 Double stone Cader Jennings Apr 8, 1844 Dec 29, 1911 Elizabeth Jennings Jan 4, 1849 Apr 7, 1920 Edith Muriel Jennings Jun 9, 1916 Sep 23, 1917 Unmarked grave James Jennings Feb 16, 1830 Oct 15, 1900 Age 70 yrs. 7 mos & 29 Dys. Thomas M. Jennings Died Nov 7, 1898 Age 27 yrs 7 mos & 6 dys Margaret C. Temple McPherson Sep 7, 1876 Dec 5, 1929 wife of Thomas G. McPherson Sarah Virginia wife of Lemuel Harris 1872-1918 Lemuel Harris Aug 16 1870 Mar 17 1908 age 37 yrs 7 mos 1 day William H. Harris May 4 1842 Jun 2 1909 age 67 yrs 28 days Mary W. Harris Nov 7 1846 Feb 29 1912 age 65 yrs 3 mo 22 days Lucy W. Jennings Oct 6 1911 Jan 2 1915 This grave is already half gone over the edge into the ditch. It may not be here much longer! Sarah J wife of Fred Bray Jul 4 1844 Jan 23 1916 Unmarked grave These are stones of people that are buried here that are in the broken rubble pile: E.P. Pritchard May 17 1859 no death date S.M. Cox Nov 30 '69 Apr 9 '74 Davis Whitehurst- Died Mar 14 1858 Age 45 yrs

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