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Kinsey-Simmons Cemetery (The Rock Cemetery)
Craven County, North Carolina

2117 Asbury Road
Cove City, NC 28523

Lat: 3513'39"N, Lon: 7716'17"W (approx)

Contributed by George Wetherington, Mar 07, 2002 [geegeorgie@yahoo.com]. Total records = 15.

This cemetery is on west side of Asbury Road, Cove City, NC, 28523, off hwy 55 West about 18-20 miles West of New Bern NC. on the same road the Asbury Methodist Cemetery is on, about a mile closer to Hwy 55, in a field about 80 yards from Asbury Road, enclosed with uncemented rock squares as a fence some 3 1/2 feet high.

For over 25 years I have known about this old cemetery, it could be seen with a shell rock fence. It used to be so grown up no one could enter it. A few years ago scouts cleaned it out, but it is growing up again.

I did not know what name it was originally called, but because 'Simmons and Kinsey' were the names there-in, and because those names go back a long ways around here, I called it by that name.

While looking for the old Charlton-White Cemetery, I started asking people if they knew about that old cemetery, and was told by one person: 'Oh, there is the old rock Cemetery down the road a bit,' that is where I took the name Rock Cemetery. I told him I knew about that one, but that is the first time I had ever heard it gived any name whatsoever.

When I first went there years ago, the only name I could reach through the growth was 'Lane', and I thought it to be full of 'Lanes'. No one that owns the land seems to know anything about those buried there, that is why I stated the original names.

I have prepared this work from walking the cemetery on Mar 5, 2002,
-George Wetherington
Ernul, Major F., no dates
Kinsey, Joel, b. 7 Mar 1827, d. 28 Mar 1902
Kinsey, Nancy, b. 28 Sep 1860 d. 03 Jul 1862
Kinsey, Sally B., b. 17 Nov 1854, d. 23 Sep 1862
Kinsey, William H., no dates
Lane, Julie G., b. 1834, d. unreadable
Lane, William, b. 1852, d. 1858, son of H.B. & Julie Lane
Simmons, Catherine, d. Oct 1858, 28 years old
Simmons, Eliza Ann, b&d. 24 Oct 1824
Simmons, James, b. ?, d. 1860 10 mos & 27 days old
Simmons, Marlon J., b. 18??, d. no date
Simmons, Nancy, b. 2 Apr 1836, d. 20 Mar 1866, wife of Joel Kinsey
Simmons, Pennie, b. 29 Aug 1823, d. no date
Simmons, Sarah, b. 9 Mar 1798, d. 12 May 1830, wife of William Simmons
Simmons, William, b. 1791, d. 1861

4 unreadable markers

 

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