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Beazley Burial Ground
Smoots, Caroline County, Virginia
Smoot's Mill, Smoots, VA
Lat: 38° 01' 04"N, 77° 16' 44"W
Contributed by Jeannette Seitz, Jan 25, 2004, last edited Feb 21,
2007 [email@example.com]. Total records
They are on the northeast side of the road, across from historic
Smoot's Mill (c. 1868), which is still standing and marked with
a small sign on the roadside. This location is just south of the
boundary of Fort A. P. Hill, and just northwest of the intersection
of Smoots Road (Rt. 640) and Perimeter Rd. (Rt. 641).
These ten graves are located along the side of Smoots Road adjacent
to an agricultural field. They appear to be the responsibility
of the property owner and are not well kept. Some of the stones
are broken or damaged, and are in danger of being buried.
Considering the condition of the grounds and the latest date
there of 1974, I doubt any additional burials will be made there.
I have heard that there are many more unmarked graves in the field
at this location, but I cannot substantiate that information.
This is all the stones we found in September 2003, which I have
transcribed from photos taken by my mother, Criss Faison, at that
time and used with her permission.
- Jeannette Seitz
Beazley, Annie L., b. 1893, d. 1963, nee Annie
Louie Howard, wife of James Power Beazley
Beazley, David, "Thornton's Co. VA Arty CSA", (no dates),
stone is old and worn
Beazley, Ellis D. (Doswell), b. 28 Nov 1917, d. 14 Sep 1974,
Beazley, J. (James) Maxie, b. 1914, d. 1962 (10 Dec 1862),
"Rest in Peace"
Beazley, James P. (Power), b. 1871, d. 1943
Beazley, Pvt. Charles E., b. 1831 (June), d. 1917, "Co. D
30 VA Regt CSA", husband of Mary Jennie Chandler Beazley
Beazley, S. (Scott) Roosevelt, b. 1922, d. 1947, "Rest in
Peace", son of James Power Beazley
Beazley, W. (William) Hazel, b. 1911, d. 1966 (16 Jun), "Rest
Fraughnaugh, John H., b. 3 Feb 1874, no death date remains,
stone is broken/damaged
Fraughnaugh, Louise P., b. 15 May 1848, d. 29 Sep 1924, stone
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