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Snipes - O'Briant Cemetery
Location: 1355 Hesters Store/ Roseville Road (SR 1162) across from Olivers Loop
Directions:
From Roxboro, take 49S to Roseville to right on Roseville/Hesters Store Road. Cemetery is across from Olivers Loop on left behind field
Access:
Enter by farm road and walk across field. Private property accessible to family
Survey:
March 8, 2006, by Amy Ralston and Rebecca Hessee
GPS:
36 21 05.8 N 079 04 05.9 W
Notes:
The cemetery is over grown with small trees and briars. Some of the young trees are over 5 ft 6 inches tall. There is no fence around this little cemetery, with family names of Snipes, Whitefield, Brooks and O'Briants, and Smith, Horton.

Graves

1. (First grave was a single headstone, broken and stacked in a pile.) Sept. 10 ???? / July 6, 1944. / Gone but not forgotten. /

SNIPES (double stone) / At Rest
2. George Franklin / April 3, 1871/Dec.31, 1904 /
3. Francis Emily / Nov. 1, 1868 / July 16, 1954

4. Harvey F. SNIPES / Nov. 14, 1903 /July 25, 1980

(Single rectangle flatish stone, the grave itself is deeply sunken, about 4 inches. )

5. Joseph McRae WHITEFIELD, SN / USNR, Apr. 28, 1955--April 27, 1963 / March 12,1938--Jan. 16, 1966 / "Our Darling"

6. Ara Louise /daughter of / T Floyd and Ina Mae / WHITEFIELD / Jan. 9, 1924 / June 20, 1924

(broken headstone)
7. Leeroy / son of / JH & CJ / WHITEFIELD / born / (broken here. It appears to these surveyors to be Dec. 13, 1893. We tried matching the two pieces together) / died / July 23, 1895 / look upward and your child / you'll see ? in his ? / what parents would not / childless be to give a child to God / (fs) L W /

8. Bulah E. / dau. of / JH & CJ / WHITEFIELD / born / May 5, 1883 / died / July 8, 1884 / I take these little / lambs said he and / lay them in my / breast, protection / thy shall find / in me be everlast / (fs) B E W /

9. Berah / dau. of / JH & CJ / WHITEFIELD / born / May 14, 1877 / died / Jan. 8, 1878 / illegible writing at bottom / (fs) B W /

10. Elmira M. / wife of / M B BROOKS / born / Nov 5 1850 / died / Mar 23, 1890 / (fs) E M B /

11. Ninnie M. / dau. of / E M & M. BROOKS / Born / Dec. 22, 1880 / July 16 / 1881 / (fs) N M B /

12. Infant / son of / IT & BP HORTON / Oct. 28, 1904 / Nov. 1904 / asleep in Jesus / (fs) H /

(repaired single stone This has been repaired by cement being placed around and on top of stone. Stone was broken across middle)
13. V Freddie O'BRIANT / Aug. 10, 1866 / June 29 / 1908 / Death loves a shinning mark

(repaired single head stone. stone repaired same as above, but has year of 1957 etched on top)
14. Alexander / O'BRIANT / born / April 29, 1828 / died / Oct 27, 1898 / (fs) A O /
( this stone also has cement repaired, as described above. 1957 etched on top of headstone)

15. Emily M / Wife of / A O'BRIANT / born / Feb 16, 1831 / died / Jan, 15, 1881 / (unable to read writing at bottom) / (fs) E M O /

16. Viola Lee / wife of / A J WHITEFIELD / born / Aug 13, 1875 / died / Oct 15, 1898 / unable to read writing at bottom / (fs) V L W /

17. Cornelia J / wife of / J H WHITEFIELD / April 17, 1852 / April 2, 1920 / After death thy joys shall / bring lasting as eternity / (fs) C J W /

18. J H WHITEFIELD / June 13 1850 / Aug 30 1911 / (unable to read writting at bottom )

single stone(broken in half, able to if held in place) / (fs) J H W /
19. R A WHITEFIELD / son of / JH & CJ WHITEFIELD / born / Oct 27, 1875 / died / April 23, 1898 / a lot of unreadable writing at bottom

20. Ester P / WHITEFIELD / Nov. 26, 1893 / Mar. 13, 1983

21. Thea W / WHITEFIELD / Jan 30, 1896 / Apr 29, 1979

22. T. WILSON / son of / T.W. & Ester / WHITEFIELD / Jan. 14, 1917 / Feb. 25, 1918 / Our Loved One

23. (fallen headstone, broken unreadable)

24. Bozillam / O'BRIANT / July 21, 1847 / July 23, 1921 / AT REST

25. Mary Ann / Wife of / John E SMITH / Dec 6 1837 / April 14 / 1912 / She was the sunshine / of our home

26. John E SMITH / May 17, 1841 / Jan 19, 1917 / Gone but not forgotten / (fs) J E S/

(There are also two plain rocks that this surveyor thinks are marking graves. )


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