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Jeridan Cemetery
Wake County, North Carolina

Heavy Weight Road
Wake County NC

Lat: 3540'06"N, Lon: 7847'04"W

Contributed by Shirley Olson, Dec 17, 2001 [shirley32olson@yahoo.com]. Total records = 6.

Directions from Raleigh: From I-40 take the Lake Wheeler Rd. (SR 1375) exit South to SR 1010, turn right (West) about 1/2 mile to a left turn onto Johnson Pond Rd. (SR 1404). A short distance on Johnson Pond Rd., take a right turn on Heavy Weight Rd. (SR 2400) which is paved a short way and is then graveled. Follow the road less than 1/2 mile to a small cemetery, unfenced, in the middle of several homes scattered here and there in this semi rural area.

The tombstones are in good condition and the area tidy. This is an African American family burial ground. Descendants of the Woodard family reside on the property. The cemetery appears to be in the path of the proposed Southern Wake Expressway Corridor.

Transcribed from tombstones by Shirley and Gordon Olson, Dec 10, 2001.

- Shirley Olson

Scott, Margaret T., b. 30 Jun 1887, d. 17 Jul 1966
Terrell, Mary, b. 1842, d. 4 Mar 1918
Thompson, Evelyn T., b. 10 Dec 1900, d. 26 Jul 1973
Woodard, Ernestine Eloise, b. 1 Oct 1927, d. 1 Dec 1999
Woodard, Lugenia J., b. 1900, d. 1993
Woodard, Percy D., b. 1892, d. 1968

 

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