Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Tombstone Tuesday~Wade family~Brick Mill Cemetery

These before and after images are of Wade family Ancestors who have been laid to rest within the Brick Mill Cemetery near Richlands, Onslow County, North Carolina.

This cemetery is the largest all African American cemetery within the county. Unmarked graves are being re-discovered on a monthly basis and preliminary findings suggest in excess of 1000 graves are within this one cemetery.

Before image of the Wade family graves within the Brick Mill cemetery

After image of the Wade family graves.

This grave, within the Wade family plot, was never properly covered with sufficient soil.

Donated dirt from the Powell trucking company of Richlands is being used to stabilize all sunken and unkempt graves within this and other cemeteries under the care through Resurrection Mission.

Best wishes and please feel free to leave a comment and read previous posts.



Taneya said...

wow! that is incredible work.

Jack Robinson said...

Thanks Taneya for your comments. Searching, stabilizing and then caring for these cemeteries is hard work but, well worth the cost in my physical labor, time and money.

Many people appreciate the work that I do which goes well beyond just keeping these cemeteries clean.

Stop bye again, any time,

Best wishes,



iMadly said...

Hi Jack, what are the years of interment at this cemetery?
Fairfax County, Virginia
Slavery Inventory Database

Jack Robinson said...

Hi Maddy,

Family oral history suggest the Brick Mill Cemetery was established in 1900, when the grandfather purchased the land.

I believe, however base on some preliminay evidence that more precise date to be ca.1890.

The cemetery is still in use today for immediate direct descendents who are laid to rest. The last burial was in October 2009. She was 96 and was laid to rest next to her parents and late husband.

Thank you for reviewing my work and please stop by often.

Best wishes,


The cemetery is now on private land.

Sherry - Family Tree Writer said...

That is awesome work that you are doing. We've had some 'interesting' incidents concerning old cemeteries in our county, and making sure they were returned to being cemeteries from farmland, etc., and for others to remain cemeteries.

It is great work that you do! God Bless!

jack robinson said...

Hi Sherry,

Thank you for your kind words. The work that I do is not easy but, the rewards are extremely wonderful.

Best wishes,