Harrisonburg Rockingham Historical Society

Rockingham County Tombstones by Cemetery

Cemetery

 Dovel-Stephens Family Cemetery

Location

Melrose area, Rockingham County, Virginia. Cemetery was located off of Route 11 north, on the west side, less than one mile south of Melrose Church of the Brethren.
 

Notes

Notes taken from the D.A.R. recording: This cemetery was moved in 1940 from "Stonewall Cottage", the Woolf-Dovel-Stevens home from 1783 to 1938, to the Woodbine Cemetery in Harrisonburg, Virginia. On the removal to Woodbine, the original marble tombstones were replaced by new granite monuments. Laura Belle Stephens and Sallie Georgiana Stephens, the two last remaining members of the family, had been interred in Woodbine Cemetery, prior to the removal from the family cemetery on Route 11.

Survey Date and Recorder 1965
D.A.R. 

Cemetery Index

Surnames are sorted by section / plot / row / grave - only rows are shown

Surname Given Name & MI Birth Date Death Date Headstone Notes Remarks
Dovel James 2 Feb 1803 18 May 1849 s/Daniel & C. Dovel Moved to Woobine Cemetery in 1940
Stevens Mary Dovel
31 Aug 1902 Aged 72y 3m 4d; w/Richard A. Stevens Moved to Woobine Cemetery in 1940
Dovel Barbara Yount 1 Nov 1797 28 Jul 1863 Aged 65y 10m 29d; Our Mother Moved to Woobine Cemetery in 1940
Dovel Joseph M. 23 Dec 1840 13 Sep 1863 Aged 23y 9m 10d; Brother Moved to Woobine Cemetery in 1940
Stephens Richard A. 6 Jan 1831 5 Nov 1890 Aged 59y 9m 29d Moved to Woobine Cemetery in 1940
Stephens Martha J.
10 Jul 1899 Aged 43y 4m 2d Moved to Woobine Cemetery in 1940
Stephens Barbara V. 25 Jul 1854 12 Dec 1864
Moved to Woobine Cemetery in 1940
Stephens Frances Rebecca 29 Jun 1859 21 Jan 1862
Moved to Woobine Cemetery in 1940
Stephens Henrietta Vine 17 Nov 1860 29 Dec 1861
Moved to Woobine Cemetery in 1940
Stephens Laura Belle 1862 27 Jan 1934
Buried at Woodbine & never in the family cemetery
Stephens Sallie Georgiana 1870 19 May 1938
Buried at Woodbine & never in the family cemetery

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