Old Burying Ground – Beaufort, NC

Circa 1731

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Grave of a British soldier that died on ship in Beaufort harbor:
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Capt. Otway Burns, War of 1812 hero, buried with a cannon from his ship Snap Dragon:
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Some of the oldest graves in the cemetery were marked with wood, shell or brick because of the difficulty in obtaining stone at that time:
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One of the most interesting graves is that of a little girl that died at sea on the way back from England. Her father brought her back home in a rum keg…
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