Chesterfield Historical Society of Virginia Cemetery Committee
Chesterfield County has over 600 documented family, church and community burial grounds located within its historical boundaries. The Cemetery Committee was created to locate and research these small plots and to help the community with questions regarding them.
The following resources are available to patrons in our research library:
Ꚛ Cemetery files which may include photos, genealogies, land records, and vital records
Ꚛ Interment cards in Card Catalogue
Ꚛ Local obituaries
Ꚛ Limited family histories
Ꚛ Cemetery plats
Ꚛ Cemeteries in Chesterfield County, Virginia - Find A GraveCemeteries in Chesterfield County, Virginia - Find A Grave
Mrs. Indiana Napoleon Anderson
Mrs. Indiana Anderson lies interred in the cemetery of The First Baptist Church, Midlothian. Her headstone with the words “At Rest” encircled by ivy reflect the attributes of friendship, fidelity and the promise of immortality. The monument’s panel is neatly bordered and includes corner fans. Indiana’s name and dates are beneath the word, “Mother.” It is an endearing memorial to a beloved family matriarch and member of the Midlothian community.
Click here to learn more about the life of Mrs. Indiana Napoleon Anderson (1845-1929) - Find A Grave Memorial
Discover your Chesterfield ancestors and their rich history. Our volunteers are there to assist you if needed.. See our library page for more information.
Chesterfield County Churchyard Cemeteries
An excerpt from the book, "Chesterfield Courtyards", page 5: A profound statement.
"Since early times Chesterfield County residents have gathered to glorify God. Whether in silent meditation or jubilant praise, life's defining moments were celebrated in churches, meeting houses and brush arbors around the County. And perhaps no other rite was affecting as the funernal. Even as congregants grieved for a loss of a loved one, they rejoiced in the hope of his reunion with Christ. Beyond representing the finality of earthly death, the churchyard provided mourners with a tangible place to commune with and remember those who had gone before". (Rachel Lipowicz, August 2010)
Our book, "Chesterfield Courtyards" is an excellent resource and a wealth of information for family genealologists looking for their family ancesters and you are encourage to visit the research library. It is for sale in the Research Library. There are limited copies available.