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Poteat Family "burial ground"?

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Poteat Family "burial ground"?

Posted: 3 Aug 2012 2:28PM GMT
Classification: Cemetery
Edited: 3 Aug 2012 2:42PM GMT
I am trying to locate a family burial ground for the family and relations of Benjamin Poteat, (likely) former slave to the prominent Poteat family of the area.

Per: North Carolina Deaths Index, 1906-1930

No more specific than this, it would appear that he was buried somewhere on the property where they lived. (see below)

Name: Ben Poteat
Cemetery: Family Burying Ground
Burial Place:
Burial Date: 21 Sep 1917
Film Number: 1892189
Digital Folder Number: 4181600
Image Number: 2545
Reference Number: fn 271 It. 6, cn 246

He was a resident of Yanceyville (on Milton Road) for several years. Perhaps his whole life. Likely a former slave to the prominent area Poteat family, freed after the Civil War.

Benjamin Poteat b. May 1826 in Caswell County, NC, d. 19 Sep 1917 in Yanceyville, Caswell County, NC

His wife was:
Alice [Williamson] Poteat b. abt May 1843 in NC, (death unknown, but after 1917)

The informant for his death certificate was Will Williamson, born in about 1890, from his wife's side of the family (Alice [Williamson] Poteat). Will Williamson was listed in 1900 as "nephew", and living with Benjamin and Alice Poteat at the time. With that surname, he would be the nephew of Alice and not Ben. Anyway, he is the one who stated Benjamin Poteat's burial location as "family burying ground", which to me almost sounds like a small cemetery at the back of the property where generations are buried out of convenience and proximity.

With nothing other than "Cemetery: Family Burying Ground" for a burial location for Benjamin Poteat, I was wondering if anyone might know of a Poteat or Williamson (his in-laws) family cemetery in or near Yanceyville that might fit the description of an old, possibly African heritage only cemetery (as they once were). Ben and Alice Poteat lived on Milton Road.

Thank you for any responses,
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