Old Pritchard Cemetery

Pasquotank County NC

Surveyed by Diane Siniard
May 2009
Resurveyed by Diane Siniard, Rose Spence & Glenn Goin
September 2012


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

Location: 1909 West Main Street Ext. Go into West Lawn Cemetery, take 1st left, go down until you get to Companion Section, turn left, go towards field, you will see path around side of cemetery towards the field to the left, follow it around, turn left towards the Oak tree and the cemetery.

This cemetery was once an Indian Burial Ground according to the owner. The stones are ballast stones brought over by ship.

Along with Rose Spence & Glenn Goin we have cleaned up this cemetery as well as uncovered many more ballast stones. We also found and marked some unmarked graves with small flags. Thanks to Rose & Glenn for all their hard work!

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    GPS Coordinates:
    36 17.277 N
    76 13.452 W

    The epitaphs are as follows:

    Old transcription: JW Pritchard Died Jan 12 1908 Age 40 yrs Unmarked Stone FS WMP NOI Malachi Sawyer Dec 27 1837 Dec 13 1899 George Riggs Mar 21 1849 Sep 26 1927 CW Riggs Feb 23 1882 Mar 17 1909 Nancy Phelps Wife of George Riggs 1848 Mar 3 1882 Nancy Riggs Wife of G Riggs Died Mar 1888 Age 34 years Joseph T Stafford Died Dec 16 1881 Aged 57 yrs 11 mo & 2 ds Stone broken in 3 pieces Mary Elizabeth Wife of Joseph T Stafford Mar 10 1836 May 30 1914 Stone broken in half Unmarked Grave Grenvill G Riggs Nov 21 1812 Jun 21 1911 Elizabeth E Riggs Feb 16 1865 Oct 21 1918 GE Riggs May 1 1851 Jan 15 1918 Luther R Jones Dec 19 1854 Dec 26 1927 Double Stone Lina Cox Jones 1911-NOD Walter N Jones 1893-1952 Mattie A Wife of WN Jones Sep 18 1897 Jun 1 1931 Clarence Edward Son of Mr & Mrs Walter N Jones Sep 17 1920 Oct 19 1921 Octavia Pritchard May 12 1823 Aug 30 1882 Wm B Pritchard Dec 24 1816 Oct 26 1890 GF Miller Nov 5 1886 Sep 21 1903 Age 16 yr 10 m 16 ds Emaline Sanders Died Aug 29 1920 Age 83 yrs Unmarked Stone Broken Stone R NOI Unmarked Stone Unmarked Stone Unmarked Stone Unmarked Stone Unmarked Stone Unmarked Stone 2 Unmarked Stones Unmarked Stone Unmarked Stone Unmarked Stone Unmarked Stone Unmarked Stone Unmarked Stone Unmarked Stone Unmarked Stone Unmarked Stone Unmarked Stone Unmarked Stone Unmarked Stone Unmarked Stone Newton S Jones 1827-1896 Eliza Jones 1832-1913 Sophia L Wife of Luther R Jones May 1 1860 Nov 14 1911 Shelby N Son of LE & Annie Jones Sep 21 1911 Mar 29 1918 Sophia R Daughter of LE & Annie Jones Mar 2 1920 Mar 3 1920 Lilly Garrett Riggs Oct 21 1896 Mar 26 1954 Mack Riggs May 12 1890 Oct 23 1949 Dennis W Riggs Wednesday Sep 22 1915 Sunday, Jul 2 1916 Age 9 mos 10 days Grady & Bruce Infants of F & S Alberson Grady born Apr 12 1898 died May 9 1898 Bruce born Sep 12 1906 died Jan 1 1907 Mary Frances Riggs Oct 12 1860 Jan 19 1939 Double Stone Ralph Dorsey Jan 8 1890 Apr 25 1957 Minnie P Jun 25 1898 Dec 9 1957 Nancy Pritchard 1873-1924 TK Pritchard 1858-1936 Mary E Pritchard 1860-1895 Bessie Lee Pritchard Aug 19 1891 Apr 10 1964 Elizabeth M Pritchard Feb 1 1919 Jan 26 1957 Raymond P Pritchard Jun 9 1891 Feb 18 1965 L P Age 25 rest unreadable Frances A Ralph Oct 12 1928 Nov 2 1928 Charles A Pritchard Aug 29 1863 Aug 25 1933 Double Stone Miller William G 1880-1955 Cora Pritchard 1886-1953 Ballast Stone In M of (in memory of) S F P DO (died) 12 1818 rest unreadable FS leaning against tree. NOI Unmarked Stone Unmarked Stone New Transcription as of September 2012 JW Pritchard Died Jan 12 1908 Age 40 yrs Unmarked Stone This grave has a lot of stones and bricks buried around it. Malachi Sawyer Dec 27 1837 Dec 13 1899 George Riggs Mar 21 1849 Sep 26 1927 CW Riggs Feb 23 1882 Mar 17 1909 Nancy Phelps Wife of George Riggs 1848 Mar 3 1882 Nancy Riggs Wife of G Riggs Died Mar 1886 Age 34 yrs Joseph T Stafford Died Dec 16 1881 Aged 57 yrs 11 mo 2 ds Stone broken in 3 pieces Mary Elizabeth Wife of Joseph T Stafford Mar 10 1836 May 30 1914 Stone broken in half Unmarked Grave Unmarked Stone Grenvill G Riggs Nov 21 1812 Jun 21 1911 Elizabeth E Riggs Feb 16 1865 Oct 21 1918 G E Riggs May 1 1851 Jan 15 1918 Luther R Jones Dec 19 1854 Dec 26 1927 Double Stone Lina Cox Jones 1911-NOD Walter N Jones 1893-1952 Mattie A Wife of W N Jones Sep 18 1897 Jun 1 1931 Clarence Edward Son of Mr & Mrs Walter N Jones Sep 17 1920 Oct 19 1921 Unmarked Grave Unmarked Grave Octavia Pritchard May 12 1823 Aug 30 1882 Wm B Pritchard Dec 24 1816 Oct 26 1890 G F Miller Nov 5 1886 Sep 21 1903 Age 16 yr 10 m 16 ds Unmarked Grave Emaline Sanders Died Aug 29 1920 Age 83 yrs Unmarked Grave Newton S Jones 1827-1896 Eliza Jones 1832-1913 Sophia L Wife of Luther R Jones May 1 1860 Nov 14 1911 Shelby N Son of L E & Annie Jones Sep 21 1911 Mar 29 1918 Sophia R Daughter of LE & Annie Jones Mar 2 1920 Mar 3 1920 Lilly Garrett Riggs Oct 21 1896 Mar 26 1954 Mack Riggs May 12 1890 Oct 23 1949 Dennis W Riggs Wednesday Sep 22 1915 Sunday Jul 2 1916 Age 9 mos 10 dys Unmarked Stone (head and foot stones) Unmarked Stone (head and foot stones) Unmarked Stone (head and foot stones) Unmarked Grave Unmarked Stone (head and foot stones) Unmarked Stone (head and foot stones) Unmarked Stone (head and foot stones) Unmarked Stone (head stone) Unmarked Stone (head stone) Unmarked Grave Unmarked Stone (head stone) Unmarked Grave Unamrked Grave (Head and foot marked with flags) Unmarked Grave Unmarked Grave Unmarked Stone (head and foot stones) Unmarked Stone (head and foot stones) Unmarked Stone (head and foot stones) Unmarked Stone (head and foot stones) Unmarked Stone (head and foot stones) Unmarked Stone (head and foot stones) In MOF (In Memory Of) S E P Daughter of J A Dec 1812 Aged 41 yrs 4 mos 14 dys Double Stone Ralph Dorsey Jan 8 1890 Apr 25 1957 Minnie P Jun 25 1898 Dec 9 1957 Nancy Pritchard 1873-1924 TK Pritchard 1858-1936 Mary E Pritchard 1860-1895 Unmarked Grave Unmarked Grave Unmarked Grave Unmarked Grave Unmarked Grave R M Marks boundary of cemetery FS Lying against tree No idea where it goes Unmarked Grave Unmarked Grave Charles A Pritchard Aug 29 1863 Aug 25 1933 Frances A Ralph Oct 12 1928 Nov 2 1928 L P Age 26 Died Sep 1817 Double Stone Miller William G 1880-1955 Cora Pritchard 1886-1953 Raymond P Pritchard Jun 9 1891 Feb 18 1965 Elizabeth M Pritchard Feb 1 1919 Jan 26 1957 Bessie Lee Pritchard Aug 19 1891 Apr 10 1964 Mary Frances Riggs Oct 12 1860 Jan 19 1939 Grady & Bruce Infants of F & S Alberson Grady Apr 12 1898 May 9 1898 Bruce Sep 12 1906 Jan 1 1907

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