Slave cemetery fights for life. ‘I’m haunted by who the descendants are of these folks.
By Josh Shaffer February 20, 2018 01:40 PM Updated February 22, 2018 01:28 PM RALEIGH In 1811, a slave known only as Cato died of consumption in Raleigh, taking his rest in the corner of City Cemetery reserved for the black departed. No one knows Cato’s age, but his reputation endures in an obituary printed […]Continue reading
Box Tomb Restored
The box tomb of Julia Rowan Taylor Busbee has been restored thanks to a generous donation made by the 1789 Questers. Julia Taylor Busbee, April 19, 1828- February 27, 1858, was the first wife of Quenten Busbee. She died at age 29. We know little about her background. However, the portrait of her(shown below), painted by […]Continue reading