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Hanover County, Virginia

Genealogy Project

Bear Island Cemetery



Rt. 738 - Bear Island Paper Company property

Condition & Description





Richard Gwathmey
Born 6 March 1789
Died 1 January 1866

Lucy Anne Gwathmey, nee Garlich
Wife of Richard Gwathmey
Born 26 October 1789
Died 7 February 1891

Lewis Temple Gwathmey
Born 3 May 1848
Died 8 September 1881
He studied at Lepsig

Marie Watts
Daughter of Richard and Anne Gwathmey
Born 27 March 1828
Died 7 October 1857

In loving graditude and veneration this
humble memorial is raised to the memory of
Mary Pendleton,
formerly Burnley and first Overton, who
closed her temporal life at Bear Island 25 Sept. 1835....

Mrs. Mary O. Meux
consort of Dr. Thomas Meux and daughter of Colonel
Hardin Burnley whose remains lie immediately to the
She was born January 1800, married in June 1818
and died in September 1825 leaving three little
children: Mary Jeanetta, Thomas and Anne....

Note: Hardin Burnley was a member of the Governor's
Council and Lieutenant Governor of Virginia.

Unmarked Graves

There are other stones in this cemetery which are in ruins.
More research is needed to determine the exact
number of graves.


Information Has Not Been Verified

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