Photo's in this section submitted by: Roxsanne Wells-Layton
Shumate Family Cemetery, Fauquier County, VA 2005
Cresthill Road (Route 647)
There are many unmarked graves within this
cemetery. Local legend says that
the cemetery contains graves of the slaves owned by the Shumate family. 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 Cresthill 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.
|Adams, Lillian Ford||April 26, 1907-July 13, 1968 and Ford, Carl B., June 22, 1902|
|D.F.||Sept. 22, 1921|
|Dodson, Georgia Elizabeth||September 15, 1894-February 21, 1968|
|Dodson, Nannie Mason||Mother, Born July 18, 1863-Died Jan. 24, 1927|
|Dodson, Poonie||Aug. 20, 1956-Nov. 9, 1993 He dances in our hearts|
|Dodson, Randolph||Born Jan. 25, 1856, Died Oct. 23, 1898|
Nannie V., and
Dodson Roger M.
|Nov. 15, 1914
Sept. 20, 1912-April 30, 1975
|Dodson, Willie E.||1920-1971|
|E.L.G.||Died Dec. 27, 1898|
|Fadle, Nanie||Mother, July 8, 1867-Oct. 5, 1951|
|Ford, Harry Mason||VIRGINIA S. SGT 507 P.N. Bn TEC WORLD WAR II, Apr. 3,
1913-Dec. 20, 1972
and Ford, Beatrice
|Gaines, Kitty||Born July 7, 1824-Died Mar. 9, 1901|
|Grant, W. Irven, and Alfreda R.||July 31, 1908-Jan. 31, 1970
Oct. 18, 1910
|Holmes, William Lewis||1928-1988|
|Joy||My love, 1982-1991|
|Lee, Bailey S. Ford||1886-1958|
|M.T.||Dec. 25, 1924|
|Miller, Franklin Elmer||US ARMY KOREA, Aug. 31, 1933-Jan. 13, 1988|
|Miller, Mary P.||1906-1991|
|R.S.F.||Apr. 17, 1920|
|Shumate, John||Died Jan. 17, 1873 aged 80 years 5 months and 10 days
This grave is located in an iron fence on private property across the street:
Taylor S., and
|July 18, 1857-Oct. 16, 1919
Aug. 9, 1959-April 1920
|Smith, Shirley E||Nov. 1889-Jan. 1957|
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