by Eric Bonner Wood
An Africian American cemetery. The Abrams buried here where slaves of Mr. Abram Stroud, a white slave owner, and took his first name of Abram during Reconstruction.
Background: Named the Stroud cemetery since they were the first to be buried here. Beeton Stroud founded the Rocky Mount community. Location: Rocky Mount community north of Oakwood. SE corner of the county.
Oldest Marked Grave: Benjamin Cannon 6 May 1887
|Cannon, Benjamin||1828||May 6, 1887|
|Cannon, Buffus||Jan 16, 1920||June 25, 1948|
|Cannon, C. C.||Sept 12, 1888||Dec 10, 1922|
|Cannon, George||May 15, 1818||May 11, 1892|
|Cannon, Margaret||Feb 15, 1870||May 25, 1950|
|Daniel, Lonzo||?||July 23, 1960|
|Daniel, Roddie||June 19, 1900||Nov ?, 1947|
NOTE - There are many unmarked graves: 50 unknown Strouds, 25 unknown Hunts, and 200 unknown citizens.
Known Unmarked Graves: [source- H of FC, Vol II]
Abram, John Weaver
Daniel, Jim Jr.
Daniel, Jim Sr.
Henry, Jim Sr.
Henry, Margaret Ringer
Henry, Mary Ann