Rowan County, North Carolina: Images from Oakdale-Union Hill Cemetery, Salisbury

Photos: Nadia K. Orton, November 10, 2015. All rights reserved.

Main entrance
J. E. K. Aggrey (1875-1927)
“Born in West Africa’s Gold Coast (now Ghana), James Emman Kwegyir Aggrey enrolled at Livingstone College in 1898 & later joined the faculty. In 1920 he returned to Africa where he influenced the course of post-colonialism. In 1905 Aggrey married Rose Douglass, teacher long active across the state in groups advocating education, social welfare, & racial harmony.”
Source: Historical marker, North Carolina Office of Archives and History, 2004

Chowan County, North Carolina: Images from Vine Oak Cemetery

Photos: Nadia K. Orton, January 19, 2013-April, 2014. Also added to FindaGrave. All rights reserved. For more information on United States Colored Troops: see Memorials to United States Colored Troops, Pt. 4 – Chowan County, North Carolina.

1st Sgt. Haywood B. Pettigrew (1845-1927), Company B, 2nd Regiment, U. S. Colored Cavalry. Photo: Nadia K. Orton, January 19, 2013. All rights reserved.