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Re: Riggs of Jones and Onslow Counties
Posted by: richard phillips Date: July 12, 2000 at 15:05:16
In Reply to: Re: Riggs of Jones and Onslow Counties by Rose Meadows of 239

hi, i did not recognize the names. i recently got information on the meadows/riggs
cemetery from a relative. you might have this info but i thought i would pass it on.
richard phillips

Richard, check this out. Someone sent this to me. --Tracy

Meadows/Riggs Cemetery

LOCATION: On Queens Creek Road (SR 1509), one half mile from NC highway 24, turn left on Ella Lane. 2/10 mile to B D Meadows farm - cemetery across pastures approx 200 yard SE of house.

16 April 1994


Row 1

James E Meadows 1915 1967

Child -- small upright tombstone with no name. Very overgrown with moss

Gravestone approx 8"x26" with no name (thought to be Sadie Meadows as told by B D Meadows)

Upright gravestone overgrown with moss (B D Meadows thinks it is Jim Meadows)

Corner stone - no name. Has metal funeral home marker with no name

Row 2


Lorenza May 11 1900 Oct 29 1989 In God we trust

Ella M Mar 22 1909 In God we trust

Donville Odum March March 1977 footstone

son of F W Odum

Derman Odum footstone

son of F W Odum

& wife ?

Warren Clinton Odum Aug 15 1925 Apr 16 1926 footstone

Mother - Jeanetta Jan 14 1857 July 18 1886 A precious one from us has

wife of G H Meadows (according to B D Meadows gone, a voice we loved is

this is G H Meadows 1st wife) still, a place is vacant in our home, which can never be filled

George Harvey Meadows May 31 1850 Feb 22 1926 Happy is he whose hope is in the Lord. footstone: GHM

Caroline, wife of Sept 30 1869 Oct 10 1912 She is safe in her Father's Harvey Meadows (according to B D Meadows this home above

is G H Meadows 2nd wife)

Isace Meadows July 27 1898 June 17 1903 footstone: IM

Baby Meadows footstone: M

Row 3


Joseph W 1906 1974 Funeral home

Janie C 1905 79 Aug 24 1884 foot markers

Joseph J infant son of Joe & Janie Riggs Born & died June 22 1927 Infants stone with lamb


Emma J Sept 17 1878 May 28 1927

John T June 14 1871 Nov 10 1940

J W Smith Nov 1 1837 Mar 4 1905 At rest

Two possible graves -- unmarked. Remnants of wooden markers & urns in area

? Riggs (possibly James) "Was born June the 11 1874. He died July the 24 1894.

(Wooden hand lettered marker - very faint)

Family Plot With Low Brick Wall

John Lessie Jan 23 1897 Feb 8 1897 Thy memory shall ever be a

son of James & Nettie Riggs guiding star

Ruth Hazel Dec 3 1923 Dec 28 1923 May the resurrection find

daughter of C A & Jeanette Dudley thee on the bosom of our (?) God

Nobie Earl Mar 23 1906 Apr 22 1933 Footstone: NER

son of James & Mattie Riggs

Cher? May Riggs dates not legible Metal post footstone

(plain concrete block with funeral home marker (Newport Coffin Co)

Florence wife Feb 13 1893 Dec 27 1943 At rest (Engraved picture of of James R Riggs gates of heaven with dove. Anchor in each upper corner)


Mattie M June 18 1878 Oct 14 1934 Footstone: MMR

James R July 31 1875 Jan 19 1965 Footstone: JRR

Additional older stone for Mattie

Mattie M Riggs June 18 1878 Oct 14 1934

Row 4


Infant dau of David & Mae Toomer Apr 23 1937 Steelly (sweetly?) sleeping


Wooden gravemarker approx 2 1/2' high, pointed top. No name or dates.


James R 1825 Jan 7 1908 Asleep in Jesus

Irena Sept 16 1845 Feb 22 1920

Wooden gravemarker, no name or dates

Brick sized stone with decayed wooden stake

Row 5

James W Cole Sept 13 1900 Sept 30 1985

Iron rod and old wooden stake

R C ( Robert Carney) (these are the great grandparents of Old wooden marker

C C ( Caroline Carney) Elizabeth Baggs of Swansboro) Old wooden marker

Tall metal stake

Tall metal stake

James A Meadows Gone but not forgotten

Caroline Meadows Gone but not forgotten

Old unreadable funeral home marker

Old unreadable funeral home marker

Minnie Morton Feb 17 1915 Apr 23 1917 Our loved one

Row 6


William T Oct 16 1898 Feb 16 1983 He was an upright and just man in all his ways

Julia Elwood Oct 25 1907 Apr 7 1945 Christ loved her and took

her home


Don Hesson Jun 24 1962 Jun 19 1991 Jones Funeral Home marker


Ruby L Sep 30 1912 (no date, recent burial) There are no partings

Richard T May 9 1890 Dec 13 1968 in heaven

Riggs, Myrtle Estell Apr 16 1894 Feb 23 1941 She has faded away to shine

wife of Richard T Riggs brightly in heaven

Riggs, J Newton Mar 16 1889 Sep 1 1963 Blessed are the dead which die in the Lord


Delphia M Feb 7 1859 Jan 31 1934 Having served their

Thomas J Oct 1 1858 Feb 23 1932 generation they now sweetly rest

Riggs, Geneva Jul 29 1891 Jan 31 1949 She now sweetly rests

Seven graves -- marked with metal pipes. Last grave has funeral home marker but is unreadable.

Row 7

Joan Carroll Moseley Oct 18 1945 Aug 14 1947 Suffer little children come

dau of Mr & Mrs Bill Moseley (cement slab over grave) unto me

Patsy A Etheridge 1945 1951 A little bud of love


Lila M Etheridge 1917 1949 She is at rest in heaven


Delphia R Jul 12 1894 Jul 4 1968 Married Dec 10 1913

Calvin D Jul 7 1891 Aug 22 1941 Footstone: CDM

Old funeral home marker

Old funeral home marker

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