Virginia Tombstone Photo Project
Shumate Family Cemetery,
Fauquier County, Virginia

Photo's in this section submitted by: Roxsanne Wells-Layton


Shumate Family Cemetery, Fauquier County, VA 2005
Cresthill Road (Route 647)
Marshall, Virginia


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.

Main Section:

A.D. (Dodson)  
Adams, Lillian Ford April 26, 1907-July 13, 1968 and Ford, Carl B., June 22, 1902
B.D. (Dodson)  
Photo 2
D.F. Sept. 22, 1921
Dodson, Georgia Elizabeth September 15, 1894-February 21, 1968
Dodson, Howard 1908-1974
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
Dodson, 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
Ford, Harry M.,
and Ford, Beatrice

Photo 2
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
Lee, J. 1870-1956
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:
Shumate, Landum  
Shumate, Taylor S., and
Shumate, Catherine
July 18, 1857-Oct. 16, 1919
Aug. 9, 1959-April 1920
Smith, Shirley E Nov. 1889-Jan. 1957


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