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Hanover County, Virginia

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Bear Island Cemetery

 

Location

Rt. 738 - Bear Island Paper Company property


Condition & Description

 


History

 


Tombstones

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
west.
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.


Sources

Information Has Not Been Verified



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