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Cemetery

 Thomas Family Cemetery


Thomas Family Cemetery

Location

Near Timberville, Roackingham County, Virginia. From Harrisonburg take Route 42 to Timberville & turn right onto Route 617 (Evergreen Valley Road). Go approximately 3.0 miles & turn left onto Route 617 (Ridge Road). Cross railroad tracks & go 0.3 miles. Cemetery is along the left side of the road.
 

Notes

Cemetery is enclosed by an iron fence & overgrown. Only two headstones visible. In 1967 J. Robert Swank noted, "Cemetery on Mrs. Oliver E. Baker farm. There is a slave burial plot, with eight to ten graves outline visible, across the road near large oak. The last three buried were Nelson Nash, his brother Jerry Nash, & Dick Black about 65 years old." Slave plot was not visible in 2002.

Survey Date and Recorder

27 March 2002
Bennie Getz & Walter Mason


Photos

Lois Emswiler

Cemetery Index

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Row

Surname

Given Name & MI

Birth Date

Death Date

Headstone Notes

Remarks

Images

001

Thomas

Richard

29 Aug 1764

25 Feb 1840

 

 

Image

001

Thomas

Elizabeth

4 Jan 1769

29 Dec 1840

 

 

Image

001

Thomas

Isaac Franklin

 

25 Aug 1850

Aged 3m 20d

No visible marker - recorded by Swank in 1967

 

001

Henkel

Frankie

21 Mar 1879

21 Mar 1879

s/Franklin & Lizzie

No visible marker - recorded by Swank in 1967

 

002

Baker

Oliver E. Dr.

1889

1949


In 1967 Swank noted "Dr. Baker was cremated & his ashes scattered on the farm. A monument to his memory is placed on the farm on top of Thomas Hill."

 

003

Nash

Nelson




No visible marker - record by Swank as located in slave plot in 1967

 

003

Nash

Jerry




No visible marker - record by Swank as located in slave plot & Nelson Nash's brother in 1967

 

003

Black

Dick



about 65 yrs

No visible marker - record by Swank as located in slave plot in 1967

 

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