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Shumate Family Cemetery
Marshall, Fauquier County, Virginia

Lat: 38° 51' 28"N, Lon: 77° 53' 48"W

Contributed by Roxsanne Wells, Sep 28, 2005, last edited Nov 01, 2010 [hope82253@aol.com]. Total records = 36.

From Marshall VA drive west on John Marshall Hwy, left or south onto Hwy 55 for 1/4 mi, then right onto Crest Hill Road and continue west for a little over a mile. The cemetery will be on the south side of the road. Some old maps show it on Deershack Road, but that road no longer exists.

There are many unmarked graves within this cemetery. Local legend says that the cemetery contains graves of the slaves owned by the Shumate family. Some contain only the initials of the person, or just the given name.

The cemetery seems have 3 sections. One section is the oldest and contains only rock markers. The main section contains the graves of former slaves and those whose census records indicate that they are mulatto. There is a section of the cemetery that is on the north side of Crest Hill Road that contains one grave marker for John Shumate who was white. He died in 1873 and may have been the owner of many of the slaves.

I have transcribed this cemetery using tombstone inscriptions, sexton records and previous transcriptions, completing it in Sep of 2005.

- Roxsanne Wells

Legend:

b. = born
d. = died
s/w = stone with
Sec A = main section
Sec B = old with rock markers
Sec C = section across road

??, Baby, no dates
??, Joy, b. 1982, d. 1991, My love
Adams, Lillian Ford, b. 26 Apr 1907, d. 13 Jul 1968, s/w Carl B Ford
C. S., no dates
D. F., d. 22 Sep 1921
Dodson, A., no dates
Dodson, B., no dates
Dodson, Georgia Elizabeth, b. 15 Sep 1894, d. 21 Feb 1968
Dodson, Howard, b. 1908, d. 1974
Dodson, Nannie Mason, b. 18 Jul 1863, d. 24 Jan 1927
Dodson, Nannie V., d. 15 Nov 1914, s/w Roger M
Dodson, Poonie, b. 20 Aug 1956, d. 9 Nov 1993, He dances in our hearts
Dodson, Randolph, b. 25 Jan 1856 d, 23 Oct 1898
Dodson, Roger M., b. 20 Sept 1912, d. 30 Apr 1975, s/w Nannie V
Dodson, Willie E., b. 1920, d. 1971
E. L. G., d. 27 Dec 1898
Fadle, Nanie, b. 8 Jul 1867, d. 5 Oct 1951
Ford, Beatrice, 1907, d. ??, s/w Harry M
Ford, Carl B., b. 22 Jun 1902, d. no date, s/w Lillian Adams
Ford, Harry M., b. 1913, d. 1972, s/w Beatrice
Ford, Harry Mason, b. 3 Apr 1913, d. 20 Dec 1972, Virginia SSgt 507 P.N. Bn TEC World War II
Gaines, Kitty, b. 7 Jul 1824, d. 9 Mar 1901
Grant, Alfreda R., d. 18 Oct 1910, s/w W. Irven
Grant, W. Irven, b. 31 Jul 1908, d. 31 Jan 1970, s/w Alfreda R
Holmes, William Lewis, b. 1928, d. 1988
Lee, Bailey S. Ford, b. 1886, d. 1958
Lee, J., b. 1870, d. 1956
Lee, Lewis E., d. 7 Jun 1956, Aged 85 years 4 mos 5 ds
M. T., d. 25 Dec 1924
Miller, Franklin Elmer, b. 31 Aug 1933, d. 13 Jan 1988, US Army Korea
Miller, Mary P., b. 1906, d. 1991
R. S. F., d. 17 Apr 1920
Shumate, Catherine, b. 9 Aug 1959, d. Apr 1920, s/w Taylor S
Shumate, Landum, no dates
Shumate, Taylor S., b. 18 Jul 1857, d. 16 Oct 1919, s/w Catherine
Smith, Shirley E, b. Nov 1889, d. Jan 1957

 

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