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Read Family Cemetery
City of Virginia Beach, Virginia

Blackwater Section of Virginia Beach, VA

Contributed by Amy Popp, Mar 26, 2001 [amy.popp@suntrust.com]. Total records = 3.

Cemetery is located about 1 mile north of the North Carolina border on Blackwater Road in a heavily wooded area near the swamp. Contact: Amy Popp 757-421-7269

Comments: a local history buff told me that she believes William W. Read was a prominent physician in the area, and that he was a major landowner. She claimed that the fact the stones are so large and made of marble indicated that the family was wealthy

I have determined from real estate records that Malachi W. was married to Martha Love Reid (spellings vary), and that Jacomine Woodard Read remarried and became a Bright sometime between 1841 and 1847.


There are three stones:


1. IN MEMORY OF WM W READ SON OF MALACHI
WHO WAS THE SON OF WM READ
WHO ARE BURIED HERE.
BORN NOV 21, 1790 DIED JAN 1, 1841
LEAVING MALACHI W JOHN W AND JOSEPH E HIS SONS
AND THE ONLY MALE DESCENDANT OF READ

2. IN MEMORY OF MALACHI W READ
SON OF WM W READ AND JACAMINE WOODARD HIS WIFE
BORN MARCH 7, 1820 DIED DEC 5, 1843**
LEAVING WM MALACHI HIS ONLY CHILD
** (This looks like a 3, but I believe it's an 8; in the Princess Anne County Deed Book 43, page 134 is a real estate transaction involving Malachi that is dated 12/3/1847)

3. IN MEMORY OF JOHN W READ
SON OF WM AND JACAMINE READ
BORN MARCH 28, 1824 DIED MARCH 4, 1845

 

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