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Newton Grove, North Carolina: Tombstone in the Middle of a Cotton Field

The final resting place of Adolphus Rob Lee, who apparently wanted to be left alone.

5308 Newton Grove Hwy., Newton Grove, NC
I-40 exit 341 (or 343). Drive east to Newton Grove. At the traffic circle turn right toward Fayetteville on US 13 (just past the Exxon station). Drive back over I-40, and continue for a little over two miles. The grave will be on the right, between Warren Mill Rd and Oak Grove Church Rd.
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Lone tombstone.

Tombstone in the Middle of a Cotton Field

It's not all that unusual to see a few graves here and there on farmland, but this one -- the lone grave of Adolphus Rob Lee (May 25, 1870 - March 28, 1940) -- is kind of unique in that it's only a single stone out in the middle of a field.

Evidently, Adolphus went first and expected his wife Lizzie to join him, as her name and birth date are also engraved on the stone. No death date is recorded, however, so she's either buried elsewhere, over 130 years old, or no one bothered to add the date of her death to the stone when she was buried.

[Dean Jeffrey, 12/07/2010]

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