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 Whitesels United Brethren Church Cemetery


Whitesels United Brethren Church Cemetery

 

Whiesels UB Church Marker

Location

Pleasant Valley area, Rockingham County, Virginia. From the corner of Route 11 south (Main Street) and Route 659 (Port Republic Road) travel east 5.3 miles on Route 659. Turn right onto Route 276 (Cross Keys Road). Go a short distance and turn right onto Route 679 (Battlefield Road). Go to Route 681 (N Whitsel Church Road) and turn left. Cemetery is on the left side of the road.

 

Notes

Cemetery is well maintained with fence around it. In 1987 Brett & Judy Nordgren provided the data and notes in the Remarks Column. They also noted; The site is presently occupied by a small Mennonite Church, the original United Brethren Church building having been removed in 1976. Inscription on historical monument: "Mary Whitesel, widow of Peter Whitesel Sr. and her eight children came from Maryland to Virginia in 1778. In 1824 her son Peter Jr. donated the land on which a log church building was erected. The first United Brethren Church building in Virginia. The log structure was replaced in 1874 and in 1893 the second building was replaced by a frame building which was removed in 1976. Mother Mary Whitesel is buried in an unmarked grave." Note by Brett & Judy Nordgren: The Widow Mary story is not correct. Peter Weitzel, Sr., his wife Anne and 6 or 7 of their children, who eventually numbered 9, came from Leitersburg, Maryland sometime around 1791.

 

Survey Date and Recorder

6/6/07
Bob and Lois Emswiler

 

Photos

Lois Emswiler

Cemetery Index

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Surname

Given Name & MI

Birth Date

Death Date

Headstone Notes

Remarks

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Whitesel

Mary E.

8 Dec 1848

8 Jul 1915

She shall rise again in the Resurrection on the last day

Name-Mary Elizabeth Whitesel; d/Simon Brown Whitesel

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Whitesel

Glossy E.

4 Jun 1864

5 Jul 1887

Aged 23y 1m 1d; He died as he lived trusting in Jesus

Name-Glossbrenner Evers Whitesel; s/Simon Brown Whitesel

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Whitesel

J. E., Rev.

11 Jan 1851

26 Oct 1878

Aged 27y 9m 15d ; Va. Conference of the United Brethren in Christ; Among his last words were I have no more to do. Peace, Peace, Perfect Peace

Name J.E. is James Edward Whitesel; s/Simon Brown Whitesel

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Whitesel

Simon B.

 

16 Aug 1904

Aged 84y 1d; Father into thy hands I commend my spirit

Name-Simon Brown Whitesel; born 15 Aug 1820; s/Peter Whitesel Jr.

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Whitesel

Catherine

 

23 Dec 1872

Aged 47y 6m; w/Simon B. Whitesel; Weep not: she is not dead, but sleepeth

born 23 June 1825

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Whitezel

Peter, Rev.

12 Mar 1805

22 Feb 1837

Rev. of the denomination of the United Brethren In Christ; Sacred to the memory of

s/Peter Whitesel Jr.

 

Whitezel

Peter

 

8 Feb 1837

Aged 6m 8d; s/Peter & Mary Whitezel; In Memory of

s/Rev. Peter & Mary S. McClure Whitezel

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Brown

Catharine

10 Feb 1803

Mar 1829

Consort of Michael Brown; Sacred to the memory of

d/Peter W. Whitesel Jr.

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Whitzel

Mary

25 Jul 1776

4 Nov 1834

Consort of Peter Whitzel; Sacred to the memory of

Illegible marker-recorded by D.A.R. in 1960s; w/Peter W. Whitesel Jr.

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Whitzel

Peter

20 Oct 1774

20 Oct 1864

Aged 90 yrs

s/Peter W. Whitzel Sr.; born in Maryland

 

Whitesel

John

Feb 1795

30 Mar 1874

Aged 79 yrs; s/Peter & Mary Whitesel

s/Peter W. Whitesel Jr.

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Painter

Duane Alice

17 Sep 1905

9 Oct 1905

d/I. H. & Marie Painter; gone so soon

Illegible marker-recorded by D.A.R. in 1960s

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Painter

Mary J.

2 Jul 1908

6 Jul 1908

d/I. H. & Marie Painter

Illegible marker-recorded by D.A.R. in 1960s

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