Miller Tract
African-American

The route I took to this cemetery is probably the longest route, as I had permission from the neighboring hunting club to go through their land.  There is a gate off of a main road that would provide a shorter distance.

From Interstate 95, turn west onto Hwy. 17/Hwy. 82 and go .5 miles and turn left (south) at traffic light onto Hwy. 17 South going towards Woodbine.  At 1 mile, turn right (west) onto Buck Swamp Road, about 2.7 miles down, the road will turn to dirt, at 3.9 miles you will see the sign for the Higginbotham Cemetery on your right.  Go through the hunting club gate about 1 mile and you will come to a fork in the road, take the left.  At .4 miles you will turn right and go .7 miles and you will make a slight turn to the right through another gate and the cemetery will be in front of you.  A small street sign a little ways down names this road Oak Street.

This is a beautiful cemetery nestled beneath tall, cumbersome oaks.  Unfortunately it is not receiving the care it should.  Many graves are completely overgrown with vines, weeds, bushes, and saplings.  Some bushes were planted around the cleaner gravesites, but this too is a bad decision because no one has taken the time to keep these azaleas from taking over the gravesites.  They should be removed.

I believe this to be an old slave cemetery as it has the characteristics of an old plantation site (the Miller Tract is mentioned in deeds well before 1850), and there are numerous graves that are not marked but have started to sink.  There could be at least 100 or more sites.

Also, there was no easy way to transcribe this cemetery since the grave sites were haphazardly placed.  What I have done is grouped them and drawn an imaginary line down the middle of the cemetery.  There were about 4 groups on the left, if you are facing the cemetery, and two on the right.  This does not include the numerous sites in between that were not marked.  There is a whole row along the back of the cemetery of gravesites with no markings.

Transcribed 13 March 2004 by Amy Hedrick.

On 20 March 2004, I went back out to this cemetery, as I deleted some photos by accident, and found another group of graves.  This group could be included in group 3, but I have made it group 4 instead, as I only found one slab.

This cemetery would be a great candidate for in depth surveying.

*Image Key:  Tombstone Photo -       Obituary/Notes -  - Requires Adobe Reader
SurnameGiven NameMaiden NameBirth DateDeath DateSexVetAgeSection Lot Space*ImagesNotes
DAVISRosa    1879 1954 F    Right Side 01  02   
DUNHAMAnna L.W.   10 Jun 1916 18 May 1976 F  59  Right Side 02  01   Cummings was on bottom of tombstone 
DUNHAMFreddie    1 May 1912 14 Aug 1975 M  63  Right Side 02  02   Cummings was on bottom of tombstone 
LANGMarie    29 Mar 1910 1 Sep 1987 F  77  Left Side 05  04   
MACKJames    16 Jun 1907 30 Jan 1961 M  53  Left Side 05  03   
MCKAYMattie  Short  15 Oct 1894 31 Oct 1992 F  98  Left Side 03  01   
PAISLEYHilda    1914 1975 F    Left Side 02  15   
PAISLEYWillie Sr   1 Mar 1907 9 Feb 1996 M  88  Left Side 02  13   
SHORTEddie    15 Apr 1904 14 Feb 1980 M  75  Left Side 02  03   
SHORTHarry    30 Nov 1911 28 Mar 1997 M WWII US Army private 85  Left Side 05  06   
SHORTJoe    18 Feb 1882 26 Jul 1958 M  76  Left Side 02  05   Reverend 
SHORTJoseph Jr   24 Feb 1924 23 Nov 1982 M  58  Left Side 02  08   
SHORTLloyd A   28 Dec 1916 16 Jan 1956 M WWII PFC 574 GA Trans Trk Co TC 39  Left Side 02  10   
SHORTLouise  Fisher  20 Mar 1905 4 Jan 1978 F  72  Left Side 02  04   
SHORTLuke    22 Mar 1878 30 Nov 1957 M  79  Left Side 05  02   
SHORTMinnie    5 Feb 1884 4 Feb 1969 F  84  Left Side 02  06   
SHORTOtis    5 Oct 1905  M    Left Side 03  06   
SHORTRobert Leroy   9 Aug 1946 30 Jul 2000 M  53  Left Side 02  02   
SHORTRobert Jr   18 Oct 1909 29 Jun 1928 M  18  Left Side 02  11   
SHORTRoosevelt Edward   31 Aug 1931 20 Nov 1991 M CPL US Army 60  Left Side 02  09   
SHORTVirginia    6 Sep 1886 19 Sep 1978 F  92  Left Side 05  01   
UNKNOWN          Right Side 01  01   
UNKNOWN          Right Side 01  03   
UNKNOWN          Right Side 01  04   
SurnameGiven NameMaiden NameBirth DateDeath DateSexVetAgeSectionLotSpace*ImagesNotes
UNKNOWN          Right Side 01  05   
UNKNOWN          Left Side 01  01   
UNKNOWN          Left Side 01  02   
UNKNOWN          Left Side 02  14   
UNKNOWN          Left Side 03  02   
UNKNOWN          Left Side 03  03   
UNKNOWN          Left Side 03  04   
UNKNOWN          Left Side 03  05   
UNKNOWN          Left Side 04  01   several gravesites 
UNKNOWN          Left Side 05  05   
UNKNOWN          Left Side 05  07   
UNKNOWN          Left Side 05  08   
UNKNOWNChild          Left Side 02  07   
UNKNOWNChild          Left Side 02  12   
UNKNOWNInfant          Left Side 02  01   

Last Updated:  13 February 2009

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