Richard Dobbs Spaight's grave.
Grave, Richard Dobbs Spaight
Where: 35.07823 -77.05336, Richard Dobbs Spaight's Grave
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- Barefoot: NC p.79-80. Caswell aide at Battle of Camden. Pledged personal fortune to Nathanael Greene to support the war effort. Continental Congress. Speaker of NC House of Commons. Signer of U.S. Constitution. U.S. Congressman. Killed in duel. Grave desecrated by Union soldiers in 1852. Skull hung on gatepost. Coffin used for Union soldier.
- This site plotted based on Barefoot's description of being on SR-1004, 2.5 miles from its intersection with US-70 (presumed to be US-70 Bus.). The cemetery is described as being enclosed in brick wall, visible on the right side of the road (going south).
- On-site gps mark is needed.
- Spaight, Richard Dobbs (1758-1802)
- "Died in New Bern, Craven County, N.C., September 6, 1802, from wounds
received in a duel with John Stanly, his opponent and successor in
Congress." The Political
- "Clermont," near Newbern, North Carolina, per Congressional biography.
- Sherman's Calendar.... Not found.
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- Baxley: SCAR. Not found (through 9-2006).
- BattleofCamden.org. FreeFind search for spaight. 6 returns, all relevant.
Submitted by: John Robertson
Confidence level: 2