The Morgantown Community Cemetery
Mount Nebo Church Road
Fauquier County
Morgantown, Virginia

This cemetery is listed on the National Register of Historical Places and is an African-American Cemetery. It is partially enclosed by a wood fence and contains over 100 grave sites. The land was once owned by William Morgan and the land was deeded to his former slaves during the 1870's. The cemetery was deed by James Lawson to the Morgantown Colored Baptist Church in 1876. The earliest documented tombstone is for Mollie Massie who died in 1880. There are many unmarked graves.

(cemetery is approx. 0.2 miles SE of the intersection of Freestate Road & Mount Nebo Church Road)

Anderson, Robert L., May 2, 1902-Sept. 1, 1980 and Anderson, Mary H., Jul. 4, 1912-Jul. 19, 1992

Anderson, Robert L., 1927-1995 and Anderson, Mary P., 1930-2003

Bailey, Sarah H., 1883-1868

Blount, Geraldine, April 20, 1920-Sept 5, 1943

Bushrod, Lula W., Aug 6, 1906-Mar 3, 1986

Bushrod, Preston, 1903-1992

Butler, Chas, Died Feb. 10, 1926, Love and Truth Chamber, 6080-Warrenton, Va.

Butler, Sarah, Wife of C.H. Butler, Died Mar. 6, 1904, ag 53 yrs, 2ms, 6 ds, One monumental dear, has vanished, I think as the tear drops start that the memory of my Sarah, Is still within my heart

Christian, Devin M., 1994-1994

Coates, Etta Gaines, 1889-1976

Combs, Ella Timbers, Jan. 18, 1919-Jun 11, 1985

Corum, Teresa Lewis, 1910-1997

Corum, James E., 1912-1991

Davis, Marie Gaines, 1914-1993

Ford, Douglass, Father, Died June 24, 1915

Ford, Ella, My Dear Mother, Born Feb. 2, 1847, Died May 11, 1920, Aged 73 yrs, 4 mos, 9ds, Gone but not forgotten

Ford, Lillie, 1875-1955

Ford, Jesse, 1867-1953

Ford, Mary C., Born Nov. 30, 1872, Died July 1, 1904

Ford, Richard, 1953-2000

Ford, Wm Moses, 1867-1944

Gaines, George T., Aug. 1, 1891-July 5, 1950 and Gaines, Pearl C., Mar. 18, 1897-Jan. 8, 1941

Gaines, Geneva, Mother, Apr 17, 1920-Apr 12, 1994

Gaines, Major H., 1912-1939

Gaines, Nathan, Oct. 14, 1944

Gaines, Willie G., CPL, US ARMY, World War II, Dec 17, 1916-Jan 19, 1981

George, George, 1894-1965

Hamilton, M. Louisa, Daughter, Died Aug 19, 1916 aged 48 years and Waters, Bell Died May 2, 1912, Aged 63 years

Harris, Aubrey Sanders, PFC US Army, Mar 1, 1934-Jun 8, 1991

Harris, Charles C., 1955-1989

Harris, Gilbert A., 1957-1997

Harris, Theodore W., 1905-1993

Headen, Minnie Lee, 1941-1976

Herder, James F., 1885-1944

Herder, James S., 1917-1976

Hill, Naomi Bushrod, 1938-2001

Howell, Ella C. Ford, Dec. 10, 1898-Jan. 11, 1955

Hughes, Catherine S., 1929-2001

Jackson, Asbury, 1911-1913

Jackson, Edith L., 1913-1979

Jackson, Lucy G., Mar. 16 1914-Oct. 10, 1979, Beloved wife and mother

Jackson, Rossell S., US Army World War II, Jun 10, 1913-Aug 13, 1977 Rev

Jackson, Viola, 1929-? and Jackson, Joseph Jr., 1937-1975

King, Harvey E. Jr. "Butch", February 13, 1950-March 27, 1998, In Loving Memory

King, Lacey V., 1919-2000

King, Nelson T., Pvt US ARMY, Mar 9, 1898-Nov 27, 1974

King, Robert H., US Navy, World War II, Apr. 5, 1915-Sep. 21, 1994

King, Soney T., 1885-1973 and King, Addie T., 1884-1963

King, Willie N., 1908-1978

Lee, Bessie V., 1877-1943

Lee, Mary S., Born 1837, Died 1918, Aged 80 yrs, 6 ms

Lee, Randle, Born Apr 17, 1849, Died ??, 26, 1916, Aged 67 years, 7 ms, 9 dys

Massey, Mollie, died June 18, 1880

Miles, Lucinda, 1877-1963

Miles, R.E., 1858-1936 and Miles, Kitty W., 1867-1900

Miles, Rosie E., 1893-1988

Mills, Michele D., 1962-1962

Nelson, Zelma, Dec. 8, 1945-Mar. 9, 1994 and Nelson, Eugene , Dec. 20, 1937-(blank)

O'Bannion, Carrie F., Nov 14, 1915-Feb 5, 2000

O'Bannion, David D., April 19, 1949-Feb. 14, 1978, May he rest in peace o'lord, His loving son and relatives

O'Banion, Eliza C., 1883-1961

O'Bannion, Elwood O., Oct. 18, 1951-March 31, 1975

O'Bannion, Herbert R., Jan. 5, 1951-Feb. 3, 1979

O'Banion, Hillery H., 1921-1986

O'Bannion, Morris E., 1915-2002

O'Bannion, Moses H., 1992-1992

O'Banion, Richard L., 1909-1984

O'Bannion, Sophie I., 1972-1972

O'Banion, Viola M., 1925-1978

O'Neill, Lena S., Dec. 28, 1902-Sept. 2, 1963

Pinkett, Lucy B., Born Jan. 29, 1868, Died Sept. 25, 1932

Ragin, Sheila O., 1958 - 2001

Russell, Dorothy Irene, Oct. 29, 1928-May 2, 2003 (funeral home marker)

Sanford, Ernest Warren, AA, US Navy, Mar 31, 1959-Mar 14, 1881

Smith, Alphonso F., 1919-1992

Smith, Minnie C., 1897-1988

Smith, Daniel, 1878-1943

Tates, Sandy Robert, 1904-1969 and Tates, Nanie Belle 1894-1969

Thompson, Sarah Elizabeth, Mother, Born Sept. 29, 1857, Died Apr. 16, 1935

Thornley, Benjamin Sr., 1932-1999

Thornley, Ella Timbers, Mother, May 20, 1897-Mar 24, 1939

Thornley, Ernest, SP3 US ARMY, Korea, Apr, 28, 1936-Jan 16, 1979

Thornley, Henry F., Feb. 16, 1929-Nov. 21, 2002

Thornley, James W., Aug. 27, 1899-Jan 26, 1985

Timbers, Rachel W., 1886-1973

Walden, Eliza Marie "Boo", Oct. 17, 1972-Nov. 15, 1995 (funeral home marker)

Walden, James E. Jr., 1951-1979

Whitmore, Helen L., Mother, August 10, 1919-January 22, 1994

Williams, Mary E., Born Apr 1, 1840, Died Dec 27, 1917

Wines, Amanda Viola, March 15, 1920-July 5, 2001, In Loving Memory-The Children

Wines, Charles H., Daddy Bill, Dec. 20, 1937-Jan. 12, 1998

Wines, Mary Lee, 1922 - 1960

Wines, Sam H., US Army World War II, Mar 13, 1921-Nov 14 1994


The following names were obtained from church records. I could not find tombstones for them.

Timbers, Jessie, Died Nov 1, 1963 aged 70 years

Timbers, Sarah Lewis 1925-1972 (The Fauquier Times Newspaper index shows she died January 25, 1972, of Warrenton)

O'Banion, Carey M., 1903-1976

Lewis, Alexander, 1905-1970

Williams, Simon, Uncle

Thompson, Keeley Oscar, VIRGINIA PVT US ARMY WORLD WAR I, Aug 10, 1899-Feb. 26 1972

Pinkett, Rev. A.R., Born Dec. 28, 1853 & Died Feb. 4, 1918

Miles, Ferdinand, Died Jan. 31, 1946 age 47

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