CHSV Cemetery Committee
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The Cemetery Committee continues to
locate and document family cemeteries. If you know of any cemetery
and you are not sure it has been documented, please contact us at
the Chesterfield Historical Socity of Virginia.
About the Cemetery Committee:
Extensive research and publication of cemetery data has been an
on-going project of this committee for many years. Their
research is recorded and cataloged records are available for our
patron's research. Our Cemetery Committee chairperson Rachel
Lipowicz is responsible for turning the hard copy data into a usable
spreadsheet. So many people ask the CHS for info from this
work that we have made it available to all. Our constant aim is to
be thorough and accurate; however, any researcher would be wise to
check the original record or microfilm to insure that it is what
they are looking for. For this document, enslaved persons are
listed at the end with no last name unless one was given for them
and then they are alphabetically listed with everyone else.
The owner's name is given when available. Most of the pages on
the microfilm have no numbers and so the district is used instead.
usually, there are no more than 2-3 pages per district per year and
so searching the film isn't difficult.
Travelers along Hickory Road will notice a
single grave at the roadside. Often referred to as The Lone
Prophet, this is the resting place of Rev. J. K. Powers, a minister
of the Methodist Church. The inscription explains the placement of
the stone. (Click on
right side bar photo of the grave site)
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Abstracted by Pattie Grady (PMG) and Terry Roach (T1 & T2). The
sources marked "PMG" & "T1" are for the years 1853--1865 and are complete.
Pattie did her work from the actual register at LVA and Terry did hers from
the microfilm at the local history room. T2 covers the years
1866--1896 and are abstracts only (names, years and ages).
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