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FAMILY AND CHURCH CEMETERIES

NEAR WOODVILLE, NORTH CAROLINA



Ruffin/Smallwood Family Cemetery

Located on Joe Green Whitehead, Jr.'s "Parker Farm" on
Jack Branch Road, Lewiston-Woodville,NC.

From Windsor, follow NC 308 West towards Lewiston-Woodville. A mile before you reach Lewiston-Woodville, turn left onto Jack Branch Road, drive 1.5 miles then turn left (just opposite Vance Lane on the right ) onto a dirt road, with white house at end of road. Cemetery is on the left in middle of field.

From Tarboro, or US 64, follow hwy 11/42 to Lewiston0Woodville. Just after Grace Episcopal Church, turn R onto Jack Branch Road, fo 1.4 mile to dirt road on the right (just opposite Vance Lane on the right with white house at end of road. Cemetery is on the left in middle of field.

Information on markers provided by Joe G. Whitehead, Jr.




#1 very interesting, very tall and shaped like the Washington monument
in D.C. with this writing on the 4-sided column.

side 1 George Thomas Ruffin
side 2 Penelope Winborne Ruffin
side 3 Cella Winefred Ruffin
side 4 in memory of William Henry Ruffin
base of stone Children of John and Rachel S. Ruffin
stone maker M.P.Butcher Norfolk
no dates anywhere on this marker

#2 flat, upright, standard stone

John Ruffin Jr. son of William and Penelope Ruffin
no dates

#3

Dr. Thos. J.P.Smallwood (Thomas John Pugh Smallwood) son of
John S. and Mary L.P. Smallwood
(John Smaw and Mary Lockart Pugh Smallwood,)
(also brother to Charles Smallwood, MD)
March 30, 1819     Sept 14, 1876

#4

Ann Ruffin
wife of J.P. Smallwood
July 3, 1847     June 15, 1911

#5 Largest stone of all -

Sally Ann Ruffin Smallwood
wife of Dr. Thos. J.P. Smallwood
Jan 10, 1827   married Oct 9, 1844   July 14, 1858

The following stones were also recorded in 1938 in this same cemetery by
Helen Modlin as part the WPA gravesite project, but are not standing today:

NOTE: DO NOT RELY TOO STRONGLY ON ANY WPA GRAVESITE INFO.. it is sometimes
faulty, sometimes showing brother/sister as husband/wife, sometimes getting dates WRONG!

John Thomas Ruffin (son of John and Rachel S. Ruffin)
6-7-1829     12-20-1851

Rachel S. Ruffin (wife of John Ruffin)
10-1-1792     9-26-1869

Charles Smallwood (son of Thomas and Sally Ann Ruffin Smallwood)
10-26-1855     5-30-1880

Ruffin Smallwood (son of John Ruffin and Ann Smallwood)
4-11-1870     9-24-1870






 

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