This cemetery was originally detailed by Clarice Mills & Bill Kittrell of
Pitt Co., NC. On October 18th, John B. Grimes, Clarice and Howard Mills,
Arlene and Art Wills, resurveyed this cemetery and again on March 13, 1999,
finding additional headstones, several of which were excavated. Located east
The current home was built on the foundation of the original Laughinghouse
home which burned in 1910. Shortly thereafter, the Laughinghouses moved to
Greenville, NC. Stories from family members indicate the existence of a
Cemetery for Blacks. It is believed that this cemetery lies further East
and possibly a bit North of the known Laughinghouse cemetery but has not
The following three lists of the 23 graves (one of which is marked with an
un-inscribed, blank stone) is presented in the first list by row and
details the information on the Gravestones. The other two lists are
abbreviated and are in either alphabetical order or birth order to ease
research. At this date (Mar 17, 1999 - the information has not been
verified from photos taken on Mar 13, 1999.)
1-1. Wm Rhodes, son of Joseph Henry and Mary Ann Laughinghouse.
BORN Sept. 8, 1842. DIED Aug 24, 1861.
They loved him best who knew him best.
1-2. Jessie M., son of Joseph Henry & Mary Ann LAUGHINGHOUSE
BORN Apr, 20,1845 DIED Oct, 7, 1859
He giveth His beloved sleep.
1-3. In Memory of James Edward LAUGHINGHOUSE, son of Fenner B. &
Anna Elizabeth SATTERTHWAITT BORN January 15th, 1844,
DIED April, 25th 1844 Blessed is the Kingdom of Heaven
1-4. Richard H., Son of Joseph H. & Mary Ann Laughinghouse.
BORN Dec. 18, 1848 DIED Jan. 11, 1849 Age 24 D's.
1-5. James E., Son of Joseph H. & Mary Ann LAUGHINGHOUSE
BORN Jan. 2, 1856 DIED Sep. 9, 1856 Aged 8 Mos 7 D'ys.
1-6. Infant son of Joseph H. & Mary Ann Laughinghouse BORN Mar. 24, 1858
DIED July 5, 1858 Aged 3 Mos. 19 D's
1-7. Mary Ann, Wife of Joseph Henry LAUGHINGHOUSE and daughter of
Jessie M. & Elizabeth CHERRY BORN July 8, 1819
DIED Apr, 1, 1863
His children arise up and call her blessed, Her husband also he
praiseth her.1-8. Mary Cherry
Daughter of Joseph Henry & Mary Ann Laughinghouse
BORN Mar, 10, 1863, DIED Mar, 30, 1863.
Suffer little children to come unto me.Row 2
2-9. Mary Ann, daughter of Joseph Henry & Mary Ann LAUGHINGHOUSE
BORN July 4, 1860. DIED Aug, 5, 1860.
Safe in the arms of Jesus
2-10. Joseph Henry LAUGHINGHOUSE, son of Edward & Alice LAUGHINGHOUSE
BORN Mar. 21, 1814, DIED Nov. 14, 1862
His many virtues form the noblest monument to his memory.
2-11. Erected by Edward LAUGHINGHOUSE, in memory of his father John
LAUGHINGHOUSE (on stone it is spelled Langhinghouse) who was born February
4th, 1757 and died August 29th, 1831. Revolutionary soldier who carried to
his grave scars received while fighting for the Independence of his country
He also lived and died an honest man.
2-12. Infant - son of William J. & Susan Laughinghouse BORN Jan 16, 1836
Ag'd 7 Dys.2-13. Infant son of Wm J. & Susan LAUGHINGHOUSE
BORN, May 1837 Ag'd 1 Mo.
2-14. Susan, Daughter of Major & Penelope WILLIS & Wife of Wm.J.
LAUGHINGHOUSE BORN May 5, 1812 DIED.Jan. 2, 1840
Ag'd 27Y's. 7M's. 27D's
2-15. James F., son of Wm. J. & Susan LAUGHINGHOUSE BORN Dec. 31, 1839
DIED Aug. 1840 7 mos.
(the day date was intentionally left blank on the grave marker.)
2-16. John E. Son of Joseph H. & Mary Ann LAUGHINGHOUSE
BORN Nov. 24, 1839 DIED Feb. 12, 1841
Ag'd 1 Y'r 2 M's 18 D'sRow 3
3-17. Alice Nelson, wife of Edward Laughinghouse. BORN Apr, 12, 1791
DIED 1868. "The Memory of the just is blessed."
(Month and day of death intentionally left off of grave marker)
3-18. Erected to the memory of Edward LAUGHINGHOUSE
BORN March 3rd, 1786, DIED January 31st 1852
He was an example of Industry; Strict Integrity; pure Honesty and
Life of christian piety.
(This is a low, brick vault and the top had been moved and broken.
Alice Nelson was his wife.)
3-19. Sacred to the Memory of Wyatt David Laughinghouse BORN May 8, 1817
Departed this life, June 7, 1819.3-20. Blank Stone
3-21. Sacred to the memory of Balsora NELSON BORN Dec. 16, 1802
Departed this life Sept. 12, 1824.
3-22. Erected to the memory of Elcy NELSON BORN Sept. 27th 1761
DIED Jan. 3D 1839.3-23. Thomas J. Bulluck
Son of Thomas J. & Ann Bulluck BORN Mar. 4, 1840
DIED July 2, 1852 Aged 12 Yrs. 3M's. 29D's