The Benbow Family of the United Kingdom,
and Selected Allied Families
Go south on US 1 out of Rockingham NC for about 5 1/2 miles, and turn right onto Osborne Road. At the end of this road is a stop sign; turn right and go about 2/10 mile. On the left is a well defined loggers' access road labeled "South Gate." There will probably be a gate over the trail. Park and follow this trail for about 3/4 mile. Traveling down this trail, there are two large oak trees to the left of the trail. The cemetery is below those two trees. There is a drive through the brush and trees leading off this trail into the cemetery.
1- Go south from Rockingham on US # 1. --you will cross over the #74 bypass of Rockingham & Hamlet
2- Continue for approximately one mile, turn right on paved road to Cordova, (I believe it is state rd #1108 but not certain of the number.
3- As you approach Cordova bear left and you will run into state road #1103
4- Bear left on state road #l103 and you will pass Diggs Chapel Church on your right
5- Continue past Diggs Chapel Church for about 3/4 or 1 mile, and on right will notice an unpaved road with a chain blocking entrance.
6-Park car here & walk about 3/4 mile down this unpaved road and two large poplar trees can be seen off to the left. The Harrington Cemetery is at the Poplar trees. R.C.McLean
||Harriet Harrington (the younger) marker|
The Body of Harriet Harrington Fifth Child and Third Daughter of Henry William & Rose Anna Harrington
Who departed this life the 2nd of October 1791 aged 3 years, 8 months & 9 days
Grim Tryant Death, Oh how couldest thou Destroy their parents Hope and Their Loved Kindred's Joy.
(a slate stone shaped and etched with an angel carved across the top)
||Harriet Harrington marker|
Here lies the remains of Harriet Harrington Second child and Daughter of Henry William & Rose Anna Harrington. This little Innocent in Fleeing with her Fond Mother from the British Tyrants being Exposed to the inclemency of a fickle Season fell a Sacriface to the Cruelties of a vindictive Foe and Departed this life the 16th of September 1780. Aged 10 Months & 18 Days.
||Henry William Harrington marker|
SACRED/ To the Memory of/ General Henry W. Harrington/ A native of the City of London and a /Distinguished officer in the American Army./
Who departed this life/ On the 21st of March 1809./ In the 62nd year of his age./ The whole circle of his acquaintance/ And especially his Compatriots in Arms/ Will drop the tear of Sympathy/ Over the grave of Departed Merit/ And Exclaim/ Here lies one/ Who united in himself/ The bold achievements/ Of the Statesman and Patriot/ With the mild virtues of Social Life/ The Kind Neighbor/ The Tender Husband And / The Fond Parent.
||Henry William Harrington, 1st son, marker|
In Memory of Henry William Harrington Son of Henry Wm. and Rosa Anna Harrington. He Departed this life on the 23rd of March 1792 Aged 10 years and 9 Days (Stone carved by T. Walker)
||Henry William Harrington, 2nd son, marker|
Henry William Harrington
Born July 5, 1793
Died March 2, 1868
||Michael Harrington marker|
In Memory of Michael Harrington Son of Henry Wm. and Rosanna Harrington. He Departed this life on the 13th of January 1794 Aged 3 years one month and 8 days. (Stone carved by T. Walker)
||Mrs. Rosanna Harrington marker|
Mrs. Rosanna Harrington was born Dec. 2, 1754 on the Eastern Shore of Maryland and Died a Commu____?___ of the Episcopal Church Oct. 13, 1828 in ___?___ She was for 33 years the loved consort of Gen. H.W. Harrington ...