Craven County Digital History Exhibit

Governor Richard Dobbs Spaight tomb, 1923

Title: Governor Richard Dobbs Spaight tomb.

Creator: Unknown

Subject: Spaight, Richard Dobbs, 1758-1802
              Governors--North Carolina
              Cemeteries--North Carolina--Craven County

Description: Governor Richard Dobbs Spaight [1758-1802] tomb, Clermont Plantation, Number Seven Township, Craven County, North Carolina

Publisher: Sun Journal, 1923

Date: 1923

Type: Newspaper article and photo

Source: Donation.

Rights: Permission to use this item must be obtained from the New Bern-Craven County Public Library, 400 Johnson Street, New Bern, NC 28560.

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View of the family sepulchre of Gen. Richard Dobbs Spaight at "Clermont" to which the Fifth District D.A.R. Societies made a pilgrimage on Thursday afternoon, June 7, after the unveiling of the boulder and the Fifth District meetings at the New Bern Country club. The tomb was erected on the old Spaight estate, now owned by Sheriff J.D. Williams, just across Trent River on the old Pollocksville Road. Wrecked by plunderers during the Civil War, the vault was left open to the weather for many years. Richard Dobbs Spaight Chapter recently having it repaired. This historic spot is being protected and cared for now as the shrine of Colonial history that it is. In it rest the remains of Gov. Richard Dobbs Spaight and Gov. Richard Dobbs Spaight, the Younger.

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Images scanned by John B. Green, III.  Text prepared by John B. Green, III and Victor T. Jones, Jr.
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