Hidden Raleigh-Durham: Senator's tomb

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Hidden Raleigh-Durham: Senator's tomb

The family cemetery of a famous North Carolina senator has a unique tomb among the forests and farms. (WTVD)

About 20 miles north of Raleigh, there's a tomb unlike any other for one of North Carolina's famous senators.

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It is believed he feared his body would be consumed by worms, so his family carved his tomb for a whole year before he died in 1845.

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