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Four Mile Tree Cemetery
Surry County, Virginia

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Four Mile Tree Cemetery is located near the house at Four Mile Tree. This monument is said to be the oldest surviving cemetery monument in Virginia. Photograph by Roy Miles. House at Four Mile Tree


The inscription on the headstone reads:

HERE LYETH BVRIED THE BODY
OF ALYCE MYLES DAVGHTER OF
IOHN MYLES OF BRANTON NEER
HERREFORD GENT:   AND  LATE
WIFE  OF  M.  GEO   JORDAN   IN
VIRGENIA  WHO  DEPARED  THIS
LIFE  THE  7  OF  JANVARY  1650.
READER   HER  DVST   IS   HEER
INCLOSD  WHO  WAS  OF  WITT &
GRACE COMPOSD HER LIFE WAS
VIRTVE   DVRING   BREATH   BUT
HIGHLY    GLORIOVS    IN    HER
DEATH.

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