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Shumate Family Cemetery
Crest Hill Road about 1 mile west of Marshall on the South side of the road
Marshall, Virginia

This cemetery is visible from the road and is very well maintained.  I have photographed all visible tombstones.  
There are unmark graves in this cemetery including many unmarked slave graves.
Local legend says that the cemetery contains graves of the slaves owned by the Shumate family. The cemetery seems have 3 sections. One section is the oldest and contains only rock markers. The main section contains the graves of former slaves and those whose census records indicate that they are mulatto. There is a section of the cemetery that is on the north side of Cresthill Road that contains one grave marker for John Shumate who was white. He died in 1873 and may have been the owner of many of the slaves.

Baby, Unknown, b. unknown d. unknown

Dodson, A., b. unknown d. unknown

Dodson, B., b. unknown d. unknown

Dodson, Georgia Elizabeth, b. Sep. 15, 1894 d. Feb. 21, 1968

Dodson, Howard, b. 1908 d. 1974

Dodson, Nannie Mason, b. Jul. 18, 1863 d. Jan. 24, 1927

Dodson, Poonie, b. Aug. 20, 1956 d. Nov. 9, 1993

Dodson, Randolph, b. Jan. 25, 1856 d. Oct. 23, 1898

Dodson, Roger M., b. Sep. 20, 1912 d. Apr. 30, 1975

Dodson, Willie E., b. 1921 d. 1971

F., D., b. unknown d. Sep. 22, 1921

F., R. S., b. unknown d. Apr. 17, 1929

Fadle, Nanie, b. Jul. 8, 1867 d. Oct. 5, 1937

Ford, Harry M., b. 1913 d. 1972 (Funeral Home Marker)

Ford, Harry Mason , b. Apr. 3, 1913 d. Dec. 20, 1972

Ford, Lillian Adams, b. Apr. 26, 1907 d. Jul. 13, 1968

G., E. L., b. unknown d. Dec. 27, 1898

Gaines, Kitty, b. Jul. 5, 1824 d. Mar. 9, 1901

Grant, Alfreda D. , b. Oct. 18, 1910 d. May. 21, 1997

Grant, W. Irven, b. Jul. 31, 1908 d. Jan. 31, 1970

Holmes, William Lewis, b. 1928 d. 1988

Lee, Bailey S. Ford, b. 1886 d. 1958

Lee, J., b. 1870 d. 1956

Lee, Lewis E., b. Jun. 7, 1956 d. unknown

Miller, Franklin Elmer, b. Aug. 31, 1933 d. Jan. 13, 1985

Miller, Mary P., b. 1906 d. 1991

S., C., b. unknown d. unknown

S., C., b. unknown d. unknown

S., T., b. unknown d. unknown

S., T. S., b. unknown d. unknown

Shumate, Catherine, b. Aug. 9, 1859 d. Apr., 1920 (Footstone)

Shumate, John, b. unknown d. Jan. 17, 1873 (Closeup photo) This tombstone is on private property across the road from the cemetery.

Shumate, Landum, b. unknown d. unknown

Shumate, Taylor S., b. Jul. 18, 1857 d. Oct. 16, 1919

Smith, Shirley E., b. Nov., 1889 d. Jan., 1957

T., M., b. Dec. 25 d. 1924

Unknown, Joy, b. 1982 d. 1991

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