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FAMILY UNDERGROUND

A Record Of Tazewell

And Allied Families Burial Plots


Including Boush, Bradford, Calvert,  Goode,  Nivison,  Page,
Parks, Tunstall, Walke, Waller and Willoughby, and others

                  C. W. Tazewell, Compiler

                      W. S. DAWSON CO.
                  Virginia Beach VA 23462

Contents | Abstract


FAMILY UNDERGROUND:
A Record of Tazewell and Allied Families Burial Plots

C. W. Tazewell (1917- ), Compiler

LCCN 91-75764; ISBN 1-878515-63-2, print version;
ISBN for online version to be assigned.

Copyright @ 1991 C. W. Tazewell


This  data,  informally referred to as the Cemetery Project,
is part  of  SUGAR  AND  SPICE:  Genealogy  and  Abbreviated
Biographies  of  the  Family  of  Calvert Walke Tazewell and
Sophie Goode Tazewell, 2nd  Edition,  Copyright  1991,  ISBN
1-878515-10-1,   LCCN   90-80404,   and  also  is  available
separately in this publication as FAMILY  UNDERGROUND  (ISBN
1-878515-63-2).

The  portion  of this publication titled "Lewis Walke Visit"
will also be included in the  WALKE  SCRAPBOOK,  and  is  in
brief form in VIRGINIA BEACH VIBES: More People and Hogs.


THE COMPILER:  Lt.  Col.  Calvert  Walke  ("Bill")  Tazewell
retired over 31 years ago as a Regular Officer of the United
States Air Force.   He  has  been  active  with  historical,
library,  environmental,  consumer, civil defense, and youth
organizations.  He was the organizer and  first  head  of  a
library  system  for  a  million  people, and he founded the
Norfolk  Historical  Society  and   the   Virginia   History
Federation.  He is a writer, historian and publisher, and is
listed   in   various   U.S.   and   British    biographical
publications.  He was raised in Norfolk and attended Norfolk
Academy and Maury High School.

Another  current  book  on graveyards is OLD CHURCHES, THEIR
CEMETERIES AND FAMILY GRAVEYARDS OF  PRINCESS  ANNE  COUNTY,
VIRGINIA,  Compiled  and Published by Laurie Boush Green and
Virginia Bonney West, 1985

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C O N T E N T S
(Page Numbers Refer to Printed Version) Foreword . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 Lewis Walke Visit . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5 More on Ferry Farm . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22 Gov. Tazewell's Funeral. . . . . . . . . . . .26 The Governor's Children . . . . . . . . . . .28 Alphabetical List By Person. . . . . . . . . .29 Vacancies. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .45 Recapitulation by Cemetery. . . . . . . . . . .46 Norfolk's Cemetery Keeper. . . . . . . . . . .49 Editorial License . . . . . . . . . . . . . .50
F O R E W O R D
This is the initial effort of a compilation of burial plots, primarily of my family, much of it obtained from the Elmwood Cemetery Office. Included are Boush, Bradford, Calvert, Goode, Nivison, Page, Parks, Tunstall, Walke, Waller and Willoughby, and others. It will be revised as more information is gathered. Grave sites in West Point, Va., at Waller House and Bruton Parish Church in Williamsburg, etc., will be checked and added. In addition, this document shows certain available plots for future use. Calvert Walke Tazewell Virginia Beach, Va. April 1984 Revised August 1991 WALKE VISIT VISIT TO GRAVE SITES IN PRINCESS ANNE COUNTY, NORFOLK AND RICHMOND LEWIS WALKE OCTOBER 1914 Notes made by LEWIS WALKE concerning trips made by him and his son, Roger S. Walke, in Princess Anne County, Virginia, and to Norfolk and Richmond, Va., in October, 1914. ------- On October twentieth, 1914, before starting we consulted Mr. H. C. Hoggard as to the way to reach our objective points. Mr. Hoggard is senior member of the firm of H. C. Hoggard & Company, Real Estate Agents, Norfolk, Va., and now lives in Norfolk, Va., although he was born and lived for years at a plantation on Broad Creek in Princess Anne County, called Poplar Hall, and is very well posted regarding Princess Anne County. Mr. Hoggard told us that to reach "The Ferry" and Old Donation Church, we should take the electric branch of the Norfolk Southern Railroad, running from Norfolk to Virginia Beach via Cape Henry, and get off at Shelton Station: that to reach Fairfields we should take the electric line of the Norfolk Southern Railroad running direct from Norfolk to Virginia Beach and get off at Euclid Station : and that to reach "Greenwich" (the Moseley seat where Anthony Walke, 2nd, is buried) and the "Lions Den" farm (where he told me my father - Rev. Lewis Walke - lived while he was Rector of Emmanuel Church, Kempsville) we should take the electric line of the Norfolk Southern Railroad running direct from Norfolk to Virginia Beach and get off at Greenwich station. Roger brought his camera with him and photographed all points of interest. "THE FERRY" and "OLD DONATION CHURCH". October twentieth, 1914. - Upon arriving at Shelton Station we found that the name "The Ferry" was not known by those of whom we asked directions. However, Mr. Hoggard had told us that the place is now owned by Mr. C. M. Barnett and a colored man gave us directions and told us it was four miles off. The directions were not clear and we missed the way, going five miles further than we should have done. When we reached Old Donation Church, we found nothing but the walls - probably three quarters of them - standing, although a frame Parish House has been erected behind the church, largely through the efforts of the Hoggards, who, with others, I am informed, hope to have the old church restored. The road forks at the Church, and not knowing which branch to take we walked down the left branch a few hundred yards to a store, which was kept by Mr. Josiah Woodhouse, Jr. Mr. Woodhouse was very courteous. He told us that the road to the right of the church led to Mr. Barnett's place, and walked with us to "Springfield." As it was getting late, we returned to Norfolk; Mr. Woodhouse showing us a much shorter way to Shelton Station through the "Springfield" farm. OCTOBER TWENTY-FIRST, 1914. - We went first to "Springfield" and then on to the "Ferry." Mr. Barnett was not at home, but Mrs. Barnett was most kind in showing us everything which we wanted to see and afterwards in serving tea for us. She is enthusiastic about the old place and was much interested in learning that it had been called "The Ferry" and in other things which I could tell her about it. She told us that the neighborhood tradition says that the house was formerly the jail and Courthouse of Princess Anne County, and one of the ground floor rooms, now used for a bath room, is said to have been the jail, and Grace Sherwood, the famous Virginia witch, is said to have been incarcerated therein. We were shown the iron bars to the window of this room. The house is of brick, stuccoed, except a recent frame addition, and presents the appearance of being the original building. An employee on Mr. Barnett's place, a Mr. Woodhouse, brother of Mr. Josiah Woodhouse, Jr., told me that recently when digging a hundred yards or more back of the house he found heavy brick foundations, indicating that a building had stood there. "The Ferry" house is from a half to three-quarters of a mile from Old Donation Church. It is beautifully located, on high ground, a few hundred years from a branch of Lynnhaven River. Across this branch there was at one time a bridge, the piles of which protrude from the water, now in a state of advanced decomposition. Mr. H. C. Hoggard tells me that before the bridge there was a ferry, from which the place took its name. We could find only one tombstone at the Ferry. It was that of my great-grandfather, William Walke, 1st, who was left "The Ferry" in the will of his father, Anthony Walke, 2nd. The tomb is several hundred yards from the house, and the stone lies flat on the ground. Whether it now lies immediately over the remains cannot be said, although it seems to lie within the original brick enclosure, of the foundations of which there are slight traces. The tombstone evidently rested originally flat upon a low brick foundation, which has disappeared. The inscription is legible, and there follows an exact copy: Here lie the Remains of W I L L I A M W A L K E late a Magistrate & Representative of this County Who departed this Life the 1st of Janry., 1795 Aged 33 years In Life Esteemed in Death lamented "SPRINGFIELD" On OCTOBER TWENTIETH, 1914, In looking for "The Ferry," we questioned Mr. Josiah Woodhouse, Jr., who keeps a store a few hundred yards from Old Donation Church, on the road to the left of the church. He directed us to "The Ferry," but told us that a road at the side of his store, leading through a body of woods, terminated in a quarter of a mile at an old house, in the yard of which were several tombs which he thought were of Walkes. It was too late to go to "The Ferry" that day and he kindly left his store and went with us to show the way. We found a very old two story brick house, but the tombs were Boush. One was the tomb of Mrs. David M. Walke, who adopted my sister Mary, and who was a Boush. Sister Mary told me a few days later that the place was called "Springfield." A Mr. Campbell now lives there, but the place is owned by A. E. Anderson. On OCTOBER TWENTY-FIRST, 1914, we returned. Roger photographed the house and tombs and we copied the inscriptions on the latter, which read as follows, viz: In Memory of W I L L I A M F. W. B O U S H , A Citizen of Princess Anne, of which County, he was a Justice, of the Peace, and a Delegate to the Afsembly. In private life without reproach; In public, attentive to his duty. A Christian in heart and deed, He lived by faith, and died in hope; On the 19th., of February 1818, In the 25th., year of his age. About three hours before his death, he sung with an audible voice, the following HYMN. A charge to keep I have: A God to glorify: A never dying soul to save, And fit it for the sky: To serve the present age, My calling to fulfill: O may it all my powers engage, To do my Master's will. Arm me with jealous care, As in thy sight to live: And O thy servant, Lord, prepare, A strict account to give: Help me to watch and pray, And on thyself rely: Afsur'd if I may trust betray, I shall forever die. S A C R E D To the Memory of M A R Y B O U S H, Consort of Wm. Boush, who was born on the 3rd. of May A. D. 1764, & departed this life on the 24th. of Decr. 1822, She was of a broken & contrite heart & when the last summons came, with serenity of mind, affectionately took leave of relatives and domestics & with unfeigned faith fell asleep in the Lord Jesus. S A C R E D To the Memory of W I L L I A M B O U S H who was born on the 18th. of Feby. A. D. 1759, & expired at Lebanon on the 6th. of Jany. 1834, He was an eminently useful member of Society in all the relations of life, his heart glowed with the benevolence to his fellow beings & he lived in the practice of the precepts of the Gospel & of those graces and virture which exalt the hu- man character & whose motto ever was: Deal justly, love mercy & walk humbly before thy God. C R A E S D to the memory of E L I Z A J . S . W A L K E Widow of DAVID M. WALKE and daughter of Wm & MARY B O U S H. Who departed this life on the 9th day of June 1884, In the 82nd year of her age. ------------ "Blessed are the dead who die in the Lord." "W I T C H D U C K" On OCTOBER TWENTY-FIRST, 1914, after visiting "The Ferry," we called again on Mr. Josiah Woodhouse, Jr. He lent me to copy a very old unsigned and undated paper, the writer of which related various traditions regarding the formation of Lynnhaven Inlet and regarding Grace Sherwood, the Virginia Witch. Mr. Josiah Woodhouse, Jr., had had this paper nine years, it having been given him by his uncle, Josiah Woodhouse, Sr., who had it 62 years and for whom it was written by an old man 75 or 80 years old. Mr. Woodhouse does not know the author's name. Being much interested in the tales about Grace Sherwood in this paper, and also in the story of her having been incarcerated at "The Ferry," we inquired where she had been thrown in the water, bound, as a test of witchcraft. Mr. Woodhouse told us to follow the road to the left of Old Donation Church about a mile, until it got to the water, which we did, and on reaching the water, the exact spot, as held by tradition, was pointed out to us: there being a deep place there in the river, it is said. "Witchduck" as pointed out to us is about two hundred yards to the right of the point where the main body of Lynnhaven River branches. Facing Chesapeake Bay, it is just in the beginning of the branch to the right, which runs by "The Ferry." From the point between the forks of Lynnhaven River the Norfolk Southern Railroad bridge over the inlet is in plain sight, apparently about there miles off. "FAIRFIELDS" and KEMPSVILLE OCTOBER TWENTY-SECOND, 1914. - We left the train at Euclid Station, and following the carriage road to the right of the Railroad, walked about a mile and a quarter to Kempsville. Mr. H. C. Hoggard had told us that "Fairfields" is now owned by Mr. W. C. Cobb, so we had no trouble in getting directions at Kempsville. "Fairfields" is on the right-hand side of the road running from Kempsville to Great Bridge. The entrance from the road is about half a mile from Kempsville and the old mansion sat about a quarter of a mile from the entrance from the Kempsville-Great Bridge road. We were told by Mr. J. I. Herrick (an old man, who keeps a store in Kempsville and said he had lived there 60 years), that during the Civil War, while Mr. James Brickhouse, who had come from the Eastern Shore, lived at "Fairfields," a fire started in a pinewood which was at that time between Kempsville and "Fairfields." The fire got beyond control and destroyed the old mansion. Hr. Herrick remembered it as one of much splendor for its day, built of brick brought from England, with marble mantels, brass knocker and door knobs, &c. He says it stood between the present house, which was the kitchen, and the gate which opens towards the Norfolk Southern Railroad, and faces towards where the Railroad now runs. Grass is now growing over where the foundations must have been. The present house, which was the kitchen, is built of brick and from its size must have served also as part of the servant's quarters. It is now occupied by a Negro overseer and his family. Across the Kempsville-Great Bridge road from "Fairfields" is a large brick house in good repair, said to be owned by Dr. Baxter. The house and plantation formerly belonged to James Walke. It is now in charge of a tenant. Nobody was at home when we called and the front gate was locked. The corner stone of Emmanuel Church, Kempsville, of which my father was once Rector, is dated July 4th, 1843. Across the road from the church is a large brick house in a yard with fine old water oaks. I was told several years ago by Mr. Thurmer Hoggard, Jr., that the Walkes had lived there. Dr. R. E. Whitehead now lives there and, thinking there might be some old cemetery attached, we inquired, but found there was none. Mrs. Whitehead said she had always heard that it was an old Walke homestead, but could not say what Walke lived there or when. The storekeeper, Mr. Herrick, confirmed what Mr. Whitehead said, but could give no further information. The burying ground at "Fairfields" is about 200 yards from the present house to the rear and right of it and in part of the large grounds. Evidently it was originally enclosed by a brick wall which has now disappeared. Mr. H. C. Hoggard told me that after the place passed out of the Walke ownership, a man named Sanderlin used it as an enclosure for hogs, which uprooted many of the tombstones. The tomb of Anthony Walke, 1st, was very elaborate for its time and built of marble. There were heavy marble foundations, possibly in a single slab. On the foundation were upright marble sides, completely enclosing the grave. Upon these upright sides was laid another slab on which appeared the inscription. The foundations are sunken, and, if they were originally one slab, are broken. The sides have fallen down and the slab with inscription is broken into three parts. The sides and top slab are piled in disorder on the foundation. The inscription is legible and an exact copy follows. Near the tree in the cemetery is a grave with brick sides and a flat slab on top, which, I imagine, is the grave of one of his wives, but the inscription is illegible, as the elements have eaten into the stone below the depth to which the original inscription was cut. The tomb of David M. Walke is of late years. It is marked by a shaft and enclosed by an iron fence. All of the tombstones except those which I have mentioned, are marble upright slabs, three or four feet high. There follows all of the inscriptions which were legible. There were only two which were not. Viz: To the Memory of Coll. A N T H O N Y W A L K E a sincere Friend & chearful Companion Steady in the practice of Christianity and a Zealous promoter of Virtue he was for many Years a Member of the Houfe of Burgeffes and Judge of the Court of this County in his public capacity he behaved himself with an Uniform regard to Justice tempered with Mercy and in all refpects confulted the Interests of the County over which he prefided he died the 8th day of November 1768 in the 76 Year of his Age.. --------- S A C R E D To the Memory of A N N E T . daughter of Anthy. & Anne Walke Who departed this life Sept. 30 1817 Aged 3 years & 6 months (This stone is lying flat on the ground). --------- S A C R E D To the Memory of S A R A H L I V I N G S T O N Daughter of Anthy. & Anne Walke, Who departed this life Sept. 26, 1819 Aged 5 months (This stone is leaning). S A C R E D To the Memory of A N T H O N Y W A L K E Who departed this life Sept. 13, 1820 Aged 42 years and 8 months (This stone is lying flat on the ground). ------------ S A C R E D To the Memory of A N T H O N Y Son of Anthy. & Anne Walke Who departed this Life Jany. 2nd 1833 Aged 20 years & 9 months (This stone is leaning over). -------------- S A C R E D To the Memory of Mrs. A N N E W A L K E relict of Anthony Walke Died October 28th 18*33 *Illegible In the 60th. year of her age (This stone is lying flat on the ground and broken). --------------- S A C R E D To the Memory of M A R Y E L I Z A B E T H J O N E S Who departed this life In the Borough of Norfolk on the 25th. May(?) 1837 Aged 10 years. (The verses on this stone are illegible. The stone is lying flat on the ground and is broken). ---------------- S A C R E D To the Memory of A N N E T A B I T H A Daughter of Anthy. & Anne Walke Who departed this life Aug 4th. 1837 Aged 20 years & 2 months (This stone is standing). ----------------- S A C R E D To the Memory of A N N T A B I T H A Infant Daughter of James R and Angeline W A L K E Died October 3rd 1842 Aged 11 months (This stone is lying flat on the ground). ------------------ M E M E N T O O F D A V I D M . W A L K E WHO WAS BORN ON THE 26TH DAY OF JANUARY 1800 AND DEPARTED THIS LIFE ON THE 9th DAY OF JUNE 1854 He was a firm believer in Christianity and in the Holy Scriptures, but acknowledges with shame having fallen far short of living in strict obedience to its holy precepts and commandments. ---------- The world can never give The bliss for which we sigh, `Tis not the whole of life to live, Nor all of death to die. Beyond this vale of tears There is a life above, Unmeasured by the flight of years, And all that life is love. Oh could we make our doubts remove- Those gloomy doubts that rise, And see the Canaan that we love, With faith's illumined eyes- Could we but climb where Moses stood, And view the landscape o'er- Not Jordan's stream, not death's cold flood Should fright us from the shore. -------------- R I C H M O N D OCTOBER TWENTY-THIRD, 1914. We spent the day in Richmond and while there visited Hollywood Cemetery. There, in Bishop F. M. Whittle's section is buried my sister Caroline Lay, who married Frank M. Whittle, Jr., and in Rev. Edwin B. Snead's section are buried my sister Louisa Atkinson, who married Rev. Edwin B. Snead, and my father, the Rev. Lewis Walke. The inscription on the tomb of my father follows: In Memory of Rev. Lewis Walke Born in Norfolk, Va. Aug 11, 1819 Died in Cecil Co., Md. March 16, 1887. In my hands no price I bring. Simply to thy cross I cling. -------------- "GREENWICH" AND "LION'S DEN FARM" OCTOBER TWENTY-FOURTH, 1914. - We left the train at Greenwich Station and first made an effort to locate the grave of Anthony Walke, 2d. Upon inquiry at the station for the old burying ground, we were pointed out a clump of trees and bushes in a field about three quarters of a mile away on the right of the Railroad, southeast of the station. There we found the tomb of Mary Elizabeth Petty, but the rest of the graveyard was covered with vines about three feet deep and it was impossible to tell what was under them. We could not lift them up or pull them aside. We therefore walked East about half a mile to the house of a Mr. Hudgins and inquired. He showed us a burying ground near the house, the brick wall around which had apparently been recently pushed over by mulberry trees in the enclosure. Here we found a Moseley vault with seven or eight names and one tomb on which the inscription was not legible. Desparing of locating the grave of Anthony Walke, 2nd, we walked from Mr. Hudgins' house north about three quarters of a mile to Greenwich Station, and then looked the "Lion's Den" farm. My older sisters call this place Elmwood and my father's papers speak of it as such. It lies about a quarter of a mile north of Greenwich Station in the angle between the road to Kempsville and the Newtown Landing road. A Mr. Masters lives there, who said it was called the "Lion's Den," although he had only recently learned of the name. He says the name comes from a tradition that lions had a den in a hole in the back of the place, although he thinks the animal was more likely a woodchuck. Upon our asking him about the Moseley burying ground at "Greenwich" he pointed southwest to a place several hundred yards beyond the Railroad and just east of the creek and told us that the foundations of the old "Greenwich" mansion and the burying ground were there in a clump of locust bushes. We crossed the railroad and endeavored to locate the graves, but found briars, weeds and bushes growing to the height of a man's head and so thick as to make progress both slow and painful. We searched for an hour but to our disappointment were forced to leave before penetrating far enough or locating the graves in order to catch our train back to Norfolk. We hope to make as further attempt some other day. N O R F O L K OCTOBER TWENTY-FOURTH, 1914. - Upon returning from Greenwich we went to Cedar Grove Cemetery, Norfolk, and in my Grandfather's Section - lot 4, second alley West, we found nine graves, which my sister Mary tells me are those of My Grandfather My Uncle Calvert My Sister Fanny My Grandmother My Sister Anna My Father's first Wife My Uncle William My Sister Julia My Grandfather's Sister, Miss Peggy Nash. We also found the following inscriptions on tombstones: S A C R E D To the Memory of Mrs. E L I Z A B E T H W A L K E Who departed this life On the 9th. day of June 1850 Aged 63 years --------- IN MEMORY OF MRS. M A R Y L . W A L K E . Wife of Rev. LEWIS WALKE. Born Octr. 8th 1820, Died Sept. 11th. 1855, She fell a victim of the pestilence, faithful unto death a ministering angel to the suffering. ---- Erected by the Ladies of Christ Church. ---------- S A C R E D to the memory of W I L L I A M W A L K E Who departed this life On the 7th day of July 1882, In the 96th year of his age. ------------------ In another lot in the same cemetery we found the following inscriptions: I N Memory of J O H N N . W A L K E Who departed this life December 18th. 1839 *May be 51 Aged *31 years. Ah! Who can paint the briny tears We shed when thus we sever: When forced to part for months, for years, To part perhaps forever. Yet if our souls are raised above, Tis sweet when thus we sever: Since parting in a Saviors love, We part to meet forever. I N Memory of Mrs. A N N E W A L K E . Who departed this life, November 13th. 1840, Aged 68 years. -------- "Let this vain world allure no more Behold the op'ning tomb: It bids us use the present hour, Tomorrow death may come." --------- ***************** M. N. W A A N L N K A E. Died SEPT. 13, 1855, AGED 15 YEARS. ---- Death like an untimely frost snatched from us the fairest flower of the field. ******************* F R A N K A N T H O N Y W A L K E. M. D. OCTOBER 1 , 1831 JULY 5, 1904 ------- A CONFEDERATE SOLDIER. (On his grave is a metal marker showing that he was Surgeon 46th Va. Inf. C. S. A.) ****************** In Elmwood Cemetery, in my Uncle Richard Walke's lot, we found the following inscriptions: LEWIS Son of Richard & Mary D. Walke Born July 21 , 1847 Died July 7, 1848 ***************** MARY DIANA Daughter of Isaac & Sarah W. Talbot and Wife of Richard Walke Born April 28, 1817 Died Feb. 3, 1859 ****************** ISAAC TALBOT WALKE Son of Richard & Mary D. Walke Born Feby. 22, 1843 Killed in battle Oct. 9, 1864 ****************** RICHARD WALKE Son of William & Elizabeth Walke Born Aug. 2, 1812 Died Feb 11, 1872 ****************** Sacred to the memory of WILLOUGHBY WALKE, Jr. only son of Willoughby & Julia A. Walke Jany 11, 1891 Feby 20, 1898. ****************** HENRY WALKE Born April 28, 1849 Died December 13, 1898 ****************** In Elmwood Cemetery, in my cousin W. Talbot Walke's lot, we found the following inscriptions: HENRY son of W. Talbot & Sally R. Walke Died June 24, 1879 Aged 2 Mos. 5 ds. ETHEL WILLIAM TALBOT WALKE, Jr., Daughter of son of W. Talbot & Wm Talbot & Sally R Walke, Sally R. Walke. Born June 12, 1859 Died June 23, 1880 Died March 9, 1893 Aged 3 yrs, 7 Mos, 8 ds JAMES N. WALKE W. TALBOT WALKE 1864 - 1901 1838 - 1905 **************** In Elmwood Cemetery, in my cousin Richard Walke's lot, we found the following inscriptions: RICHARD CALVERT Son of RICHARD & ANNIE N. WALKE OCTOBER 31, 1878 JUNE 1, 1879. ***************** LITTLETON TAZEWELL WALKE Son of Richard Walke and Annie Nivison Walke February 12, 1877, March 10, 1901. **************** [End of notes made and written by Lewis Walke; information was received from Mrs. Diana Walke Parks some years ago.] "Springfield" was recently referred to as the Wishart House, and is now called the Lynnhaven House. "Fairfields" was at the location of the shopping center of that name across from the Kempsville Area Library. This copy made by Calvert Walke Tazewell, July, 1983. It appears that the graves from the Fairfields grave site were moved to Old Donation Church. The graves of the following were observed there on April 20, 1984: Col. Anthony Walke (1692-1768) (vault, inscription now mostly illegible) Annie T. Walke (1814-1817) Sarah Livingston (1819-1819) Anthony Walke (1778-1820) Anthony Walke (1813-1833) Anne Tabitha Walke (1817-1837) Ann Tabitha Walke (1841-1842) David M. Walke (1800-1854) (shaft) The other two listed in the "Lewis Walke Visit" (Mrs. Anne Walke and Mary Elizabeth Jones) may be at Old Donation Church, but no longer with headstones. There is one grave that has only a small part of the base remaining. Also, the one tombstone listed as being at "the Ferry" Plantation is now at Old Donation Church. The inscription says "Here lay the remains" instead of "lie." Two additional graves at Old Donation Church of interest are: THE FAMILY GRAVEYARD Col. Edward H. Moseley Died Feb. 4, 1814 Age 71 (A DAR marker identifies him as a Revolutionary soldier, living 1746-1811.) Capt. Jonathan Saunders Died 1st Jan. 1765, age 39 Two relatively recent family graves at Old Donation Church are: Sacred to the memory of Sacred to the memory of RUFUS PARKS DIANA TALBOT PARKS son of Rufus Parks wife of Rufus Parks and his wife daughter of Richard Walke Aline Pety and his wife Born March 15, 1880 Anne Nivison Bradford Died Nov. 24, 1956 Born Dec. 20, 1887 Died Dec. 9, 1975 A more recent listing of cemeteries in Virginia Beach is included in Old Churches, Their Cemeteries and Family Graveyards of Princess Anne County, Virginia, by Laurie Boush Green and Virginia Bonney West, 1985 COMMENT ON FERRY FARM As to the "heavy brick foundations" at Ferry Farm, we believe them to be the remains of the original house there built by William Walke, son of Anthony Walke II, whose will was dated 1777. (See Louisa Kyle's book, The History of Eastern Shore Chapel, p. 16) This shows the house to have been built about 1780, and burned about 1830-40. This William Walke died in 1795 and his widow sold the property and moved to Norfolk. The property changed hands several times before Mr. Barnett bought it. Perhaps you know who built the house now standing there sometime between 1830 and 1914. Grace Sherwood's last trial was in 1706 and she was dead by 1740, as that was when her will was probated. Before the Barnett's occupancy of the house, the room with the bars on the window was used as a post office. This would account for the bars. If Dr. Grier could find that the evidence of a house in the Great Neck area proves it to be of the 16th Century, it would indeed be fascinating. (Letter from Florence Kimberly Turner, Oct. 6, 1988, to C. W. Tazewell) PRESERVATION PLAN URGED FOR BEACH VIRGINIA BEACH- Calling Ferry Farm one of the best archaeological finds in Tidewater, an official from Colonial Williamsburg has urged the city to create a long-term historic preservation plan. "We have rarely, if ever, come across such a well-preserved volume of material," Marley R. Brown III, Williamsburg's director of archaeological research, said Wednesday. "Hopefully this site ... will communicate how important such findings can be." Brown made his remarks at an open house at the farm, where artifacts from a monthlong excavation were displayed. About 20 curiosity seekers, including members of the City Council and Planning Commission, attended. "I hope that the planning Department and the city can work on a more comprehensive and systematic approach" to identifying and saving historic sites, Brown said. "We (at Williamsburg) can't be running around excavating every site in Tidewater."... After the talk, two City Council members, Reba S. McClanan and Albert W. Balko, asked Brown for more details. A state archaeologist, E. Randolph Turner, said that what makes Ferry Farm so unusual is not its setting but that it was excavated at all. "Quite often these sites are bulldozed away, sometimes without anyone even being aware they are there," Turner said. "What you have here is a time capsule." In August, the Ferry Farm - also known as Old Donation Farm - was the site of a five-week archaeological dig. The farm is on a 33-acre peninsula, at the end of Pembroke Boulevard. Two developers, F. Donald Reid and Jerry Womack, plans to build 39 single-family homes on the farm. But before the farm was bulldozed, Reid and Womack let archaeologists from Williamsburg explore the site. The farm has a long past. In 1706, according to local legend, the Witch of Pungo was imprisoned there. A few years later, the county's first brick courthouse was built there. Local historians have no idea where the courthouse stood and there are no visible remains. This spring, archaeologists found a filled-in basement near the existing manor house. They believe it is the remains of an 18th-century tavern that once stood near the courthouse. Williamsburg, as part of an ongoing research project into courthouses and their environs, agreed to excavate the basement. Reid and Womack financed the dig. As a result, archaeologists have uncovered more than 50,000 artifacts, including pieces of European pottery, locks, keys, coins, bottles, animal bones and utensils. From these remains, researchers can tell how a family in rural Princess Anne County lived. It will take several months to clean and analyze those remains, From fish and animal bones, for example, the researchers can see what types of food were served at the tavern and what food were eaten by the well-to-do tavern owner's family. The archaeologists know that the tavern owner, Anthony Walke, was well-to-do because of the expensive porcelain and bone-handled utensils they found. Knives and forks were relatively rare in Colonial days., "so a bone-handled set would have been a big deal," Brown said, Archaeologists also hope the dig spurs interest in a local historical preservation law. A consultant from Charlottesville already has proposed such an ordinance. City officials are studying the proposal. "The rest of the community now sees that archaeology is not the main obstacle to development," said Rob Hunter, the Williamsburg archaeologist who headed the Ferry Farm project. "It can enhance the value of a property." Now that the dig is complete, the basement will be refilled and a road will be built on top of it. The boundaries of the new road already are staked with yellow ribbons on the farm. Meanwhile, a committee of city departments is studying ways to identify and preserve historical sites. Among the documents they are studying is a 1985 preservation plan for Williamsburg, Poquoson, York County and James City County. Any such plan would require City Council approval. Brown said he did not want to get involved in local politics. But, he added, he would help the city create a preservation plan. "What the community could use is a plan of attack for preserving these things," Brown said. The Ledger-Star, Sept. 10, 1987, p. D1, D7. BEACH DIG'S MYSTERIES TO BE TAPPED Experts to Work Despite Lack of Time and Money WILLIAMSBURG-- From small holes come big junk. Mysterious junk. Rob Hunter has the proof: 50,000 little pieces of bone, glass, ceramic and metal. They sit in tiny plastic bags in a dormitory basement at the College of William and Mary. To you and me, it's garbage. To the experts, it's gold. These are the fruits of a short but successful archaeological dig in Virginia Beach. They are the relics of Ferry Farm. What secrets do they hold about Colonial life? N o one knows. For almost two years, the artifacts have gathered dust. And still there is no money to figure them out. But Hunter will try. For the next six to eight months, Hunter and his colleagues at the Archaeological Project Center -- an offshoot of the William and Mary archaeological department -- will sift through buttons and bones to divine hidden meaning. "It's the most awe-inspiring collection from that period I've seen," said Curtis Moyer, an anthropology lecturer at the college. "It's got a little bit of everything. Normally you'd have to go to many sites to acquire all this range of material." It is a curious collection. Where, for example, did the colonists get sturgeon bones? ("Our sturgeon don't run up the river anymore," Hunter said.) Why did they dump dozens of buckles into a big pit? ("Obviously people won't throw away brand new buckles," Hunter said.) What in the world do 200 buttons mean? ("They all appear so different, which implies ... well, we don't know what it implies," Hunter said.) There is the pig's jawbone with three teeth. Pottery shards. Locks. Stingray bones. Bottles. Thirty pewter spoons. Sixty buckles. "The study of buckles on this site could be a master's theses by itself," Hunter said. Most of the relics date from 1730 to 1810.... It was August 1986 when Hunter and friends pulled the artifacts from the ground. It was a small project: a 15-by-30foot hole on a peninsula on the Lynnhaven River at the end of Pembroke Boulevard. The locals call it Old Donation Farm, but historians know it as the Ferry Farm plantation.... Near the farmhouse, archaeologists found the basement of a Colonial tavern. It was filled with trash -- literally Colonial trash. Experts declared it a great success. "We have rarely, if ever, come across such a well-preserved volume of material," said Marley R. Brown III, archaeology director for Colonial Williamsburg. And then the artifacts sat. Not much has been done since then. The relics were numbered and placed in pouches. But only 20 of the 50,000 items retrieved were cleaned, and, because money was lacking, none was analyzed. A complete analysis would cost about $100,000, Hunter said. There are no donors. The developers gave $1,500, but we can spend that in a week," Hunter said. No government is interested, so the Archaeological Project Center must do the work on its won, with its own money, whenever it gets spare time. There isn't much.... The Virginian-Pilot, Apr. 10, 1989, p. D1, D5. FERRY FARM GIVEN TO BEACH CENTER FOR ARTS The 19th-century Ferry Farm Manor House was given by the developers to the Virginia Beach Center for the Arts. Michael J. Marks, director of the Center for the Arts said the house probably would be sold. "We will take the proceeds from the sale and put them towards the new (arts center) building." VP 4/13/89, p. D5. Editor's note: There are very many newspaper articles about Ferry Farm and also about a master plan to survey and protect historical buildings and land in Virginia Beach. The recent Ferry Farm project took over two years to implement with periods of lively discussion and dissention. A separate publication would be appropriate for the voluminous details of the preservation and lack of preservation of historic sites and buildings in the City of Virginia Beach. Appendix No. V. from GRIGSBY DISCOURSE THE FUNERAL OF MR. TAZEWELL. THE funeral obsequies of Mr. Tazewell, yesterday, were solemn and impressive. An appropriate address was delivered by Rev. Mr. Rodman, of Christ church, and a large concourse of persons followed the remains from the family mansion on Granby street to the wharf, whence they were taken to the Eastern Shore for interment. . . . [From the NORFOLK ARGUS, of May 8, 1860.] To state more particularly the details of the funeral, for future reference--the religious services were held at the family residence on Granby street, and a large number of our most respectable citizens were present on the occasion. Among them were three of our adopted fellow-citizens, who had been on terms of friendly intercourse with the deceased for nearly sixty years, and who walked from their respective abodes in the city to pay the last act of respect to his memory. The eldest of these venerable men, George McIntosh, Esq., was in his ninety-second year, and the others, William H. Thomson, Esq., and John Southgate, Esq., were over eighty years. When the religious services were ended, a procession was formed, and the hearse was escorted to the steamer Northampton, Captain McCarrick, and the coffin was placed on board. The steamer then left for the county of Northampton, across the bay of Chesapeake, having on board the Rev. Mr. Rodman and the Rev. Dr. Okeson, of the Episcopal church. John N. Tazewell, Esq., the only surviving son of the deceased, three of the daughters of Mr. Tazewell, a number of his grandchildren, the bar of Norfolk and its vicinity, and many of our most venerable fellow citizens. From accident, the steamer did not reach the landing-place on the opposite shore till nearly dusk, and when the corpse was taken on shore the night had gathered in, and the burial service was read by candle-light. The last scene was one of deep and impressive solemnity. The vault, which was made only large enough to receive the coffin, was composed of solid slabs of granite united by hydraulic cement, five feet below the surface, and was covered by another slab of granite. The vault was then covered with earth, and was ready to receive the monument, which is soon to be erected. The grave was in an enclosure bounded by iron rails, and containing the tombs of Mrs. Tazewell, the wife of the deceased, of Henry Tazewell, Esq., his eldest son, and of Littleton Waller Tazewell, Esq., his youngest son. The burial-ground is on the estate of King's creek, which was given by the deceased to his son, John N. Tazewell, Esq., who still owns it, and which holds the remains of a number of the ancestors of Mrs. Tazewell--this last circumstance having led to its selection as a place of sepulchre for the family. It was the public wish that the body of Mr. Tazewell should be deposited in one of the beautiful cemeteries of Norfolk, a city with which his name had been so long connected, and where the stranger would naturally seek his grave, and, I may add, where the lesson of such a pure and illustrious life might be read in the course of the year by thousands of his countrymen; but the particular circumstances of the case rendered the scheme impracticable. I must, however, still indulge the hope that, hereafter, when the insecurity of graves on private estates, so signally represented by our Virginia experience, is fully considered, the descendants of this great man may in due time consent to the removal of his remains and those of the family to some more accessible and less exposed situation. (The Tazewells buried on the Eastern Shore were reinterred in the Tazewell plot at Elmwood Cemetery, Norfolk - Ed.) ----------oOo--------- Judge Henry Tazewell (11/15/1753-1/24/1799) died in Philadelphia, Pa. of pneumonia while a member of the U. S. Senate. He was buried in Christ Church Yard in Philadelphia. The stone or vault over his grave disappeared and was replaced by Anne Elizabeth Tazewell Bradford, his daughter. It was made by the Couper Marble Works of Norfolk. GOVERNOR'S CHILDREN Appendix to SKETCH OF HIS OWN FAMILY . . . 1823 Part of THE MAN WHO PASSED HISTORY BY: The Family and Times of Governor Littleton Waller Tazewell By L. W. Tazewell and L. R. Heaton [The following pages appear at the end of a copy of Tazewell's manuscript made by his daughter, Mrs. Anne Tazewell Bradford, sometime after his death. The copy is in the College of William and Mary Library.] The manuscript of LITTLETON WALLER TAZEWELL ends abruptly in this place. I will try to supply some facts with regard to his later years. . . . His eldest daughter Louisa Nivison Tazewell was born in Norfolk in 1804 and died there unmarried. Interred in Elmwood cemetery in Norfolk. His eldest son, Henry Tazewell was born in 1805 in Norfolk and died unmarried, on the Eastern Shore of Virginia in 1828. Remains removed and re-interred in Elmwood. His second son, Jno. Nivison Tazewell was born in Norfolk in 1807 and died - unmarried - in Norfolk in 1869. Interred in Elmwood. His fourth child and second daughter Sarah was born in Norfolk in 1809 and died in Norfolk while an infant in 1809. Her remains are interred in Old St. Paul's church yard. His fifth child Sarah Ann Tazewell was born in Norfolk in 1812 and is still living and unmarried. The sixth and last son Littleton Waller Tazewell was born in Norfolk in 1815. Was married in 1844 to Mrs. Sarah [E. Walters] Harris widow of [Benjamin ] Harris [d. 1942]. He died in 1848. He was interred on the Eastern Shore of Virginia. His remains were removed to Norfolk and re-interred in Elmwood. The seventh child, Anne Elizabeth Tazewell was born in Norfolk in 1817, was married in 1847 to Lieut. Edmund Bradford U.S.A. of Philadelphia, who died April 26th 1889. She is still living. He was interred in Elmwood. The eighth child Mary Tazewell was born in Norfolk in 1822 was married in 1848 to Matthew Page Waller of Williamsburg, Virginia, who died in 1861. He was interred in Elmwood. She died in 1886 and was interred in Elmwood. His last and ninth child Ella Wickham Tazewell was born in 1826 and died in 1888. She was interred in Elmwood. ALPHABETICAL LIST BY PERSON Bradford, Edmund Elmwood Lot 9, 1st Alley E B. 7/31/1816 D. 4/26/1889 Bought 11/17/1868 Perpetual Care $375 Calvert, Capt. John St. Paul's D. 1809 Calvert, Mary St. Paul's D. 1802 Calvert, Maxmillian St. Paul's D. 1773? Calvert, Thomas St. Paul's D. 1785 Cooke, Sarah Willoughby St. Paul's D. 1824? Couper, William St. Paul's D. 1833 Gardner, Jordan Cedar Grove Plot 4, Lot 21, 5th Alley W Goode, Helen Moore Virginia Beach, Va. Elmwood Lot 10, Block 69 D. 7/12/1962, age 64 Lot owner, James Goode Goode, James Urquhart (Judge) 514 Fairfax Ave., Norfolk, Va. Elmwood Lot 10, Block 69 S 1/2 D. 11/25/1944, age 71 Cause: coronary occlusion Date bought 3/4/1930 Perpetual care, 250 sq. ft. Owned lot Goode, John B. New York, NY Lot 2, Block 10 D. 2/14/1917, age 52 Cause: lobar pneumonia Lot owner, Wm. T. Brooke Goode, Richard Urquhart Rockville, Md. Rock Creek Cemetery, Washington, D.C. Lot 139, Site 6, Sect. K B. 12/8/1858 D. 6/9/1903 Lot bought 7/7/1903 Goode, Sophie Parks Rock Creek Cemetery, Washington, D.C Lot 139, Site 4, Sect. K B. 10/20/1860 D. 11/12/1947 Lot bought 7/7/1903 Deed 2024 to Sophie P. Goode Jackson, Calvert Cedar Grove Plot 7, Lot 21, 5th Alley W Jones, Sallie Goode ?? Moseley, Col. Edward H. Old Donation Church D. Feb. 4, 1814, age 71. Nivison, John St. Paul's D. 1820 Nivison, Sarah St. Paul's D. 1830 Nivison, Wm. St. Paul's D. 1821 Page, Betty B. Elmwood Plot 13, Lot 19, 4th Alley B. 1880 D. 1882 Lot bought 4/17/1882 Perpetual care 8/4/1964 Lot owner, Marshall Parks Page, Harriott C. Elmwood Plot 15, Lot 19, 4th Alley Lot bought 4/17/1882 B. 1881 D. 1882 Perpetual care 8/4/1964 Lot owner, Marshall Parks Page, Harriott W. P. Elmwood Plot 19, Lot 19, 4th Alley Lot bought 4/17/1882 B. 1856 D. 1926 Perpetual care 8/4/1964 Lot owner, Marshall Parks Page, Holt W. Elmwood Plot 18, Lot 19, 4th Alley B. 1853 D. 1893 Lot bought 4/17/1882 Perpetual care 8/4/1964 Lot owner, Marshall Parks Page, Hugh N. Elmwood Plot 17, Lot 19, 4th Alley B. 1893 D. 1903 Lot bought 4/17/1882 Perpetual care 8/4/1964 Lot owner, Marshall Parks Parks, Diana Walke 4456 Wishart Rd. Old Donation Church B. Dec. 20, 1887 D. Dec. 9, 1975 Parks, John Wythe Freemason St., Norfolk, Va. Cedar Grove Plot 1, Lot 21, 5th Alley W B. 1826 D. 10/13/1879, age 51 Cause: consumption Parks, Marshall Cedar Grove Plot 2, Lot 21, 5th Alley W B. 1865 D. 1867 Parks, Marshall 176 Duke St., Norfolk, Va. Elmwood Lot 19, 4th Alley E 3rd from south line, center row D. 5/10/1900, age 79 Cause: intestinal nephritis Bought 4/17/1882 Perpetual Care 8/3/64, B. P. #4234 Remarks: 600 sq. ft. Lot owner, Marshall Parks Also owned Cedar Grove Lot 21, 5th Alley W. Parks, Marshall Cedar Grove Plot 10, Lot 21, 5th Alley W B. 1786 D. 1840 No stone Parks, Martha S. F. S. Cedar Grove Plot 5, Lot 21, 5th Alley W B. 1787 D. 1846 No stone Parks, Rufus 4456 Wishart Rd. Old Donation Church B. March 15, 1880 D. Nov. 24, 1956 Parks, Sophie C. 42 Freemason St., Norfolk, Va. Elmwood Lot 19, 4th Alley E 3rd grave from north line, center row D. 12/7/1890, age 71 Cause: Pulmonary Apoplexy Lot owner, Marshall Parks Parks, Victor 520 Westover Ave., Norfolk, Va. Elmwood Lot 58, Main Center Bur. 3/15/33, age 65 Cause: carcinoma bladder Lot owner, J. W. Lee Parks, Victor, Jr. 812 Stockley Gardens, Norfolk, Va. Elmwood Lot 58 D. 10/10/1954, age 58 Cause: acute cardiac failure Lot owner J. W. Lee Parks, Victoria Cedar Grove Plot 3, Lot 21, 5th Alley W B. 1858 D. 1859 Saunders, Capt. Jonathan Old Donation Church D. Jan 1, 1765, age 39. Stratton, John St. Paul's D. 1804 Taswell, Infant St. Vincents Hospital, Norfolk, Va. B. 1918 D. 1918 Cause: still born Tazewell, Ann S. Elmwood Lot 12, 2nd Alley E 2nd grave from north line, center row B. 1785 D. 1858 Age 73 Tazewell, Cordelia D. Elmwood Lot 9, 1st Alley East 3rd grave from south line, west row D. 8/2/1971, bur. 8/4/71, age 78 Lot owner: Edmund Bradford Tazewell, Edmund Bradford Elmwood Imp Lot 1, Block 72 3rd grave, south line, east row D. 2/27/1973, age 81. Bur. 3/1/1973 Owner: Wm. H. Whaley Estate Tazewell, Elizabeth Whaley Elmwood Imp. Lot 1, Block 72 3rd grave, north line, east row D. 12/1/73, age 77. Bur. 12/4/1973 Owner: Wm. H. Whaley Estate Tazewell, Ella Wickham 92 Granby St., Norfolk Elmwood Lot 12, 2nd Alley E North grave, center row B. 3/7/1826 D. 10/17/1885, Age 59 Cause: exhaustion Lot owner: Edmund Bradford Tazewell, Henry Elmwood Lot 12, 2nd Alley E 2nd grave, north line, west row B. 1805 D. 1828, Age 23 Tazewell, Infant 68 Freemason St., Norfolk, Va. B. 3/24/1886 d. 3/27/1886 Cause: premature birth Tazewell, Infant St. Vincent Hospital D. May 2, 1918, still born B.P. #20657 Tazewell, John N. Elmwood Lot 12, 2nd Alley East, Plot 5 South grave, center row B. 9/20/1807 D. 1/10/1869, Age 62 Tazewell, Littleton Elmwood Lot 12, 2nd Allay East, Plot 2 2nd grave from south line, west row B. 1815 D. 1848, age 33 Lot owner, Edmund Bradford Tazewell, Littleton W. Elmwood Lot 12, 2nd Alley East, Plot 6 2nd grave from south line, center row B. 12/17/1774 D. 5/6/1860, Age 86 Moved from Eastern Shore Lot owner, Edmund Bradford Tazewell, Littleton W. 207 Drummond Pl. Norfolk, Va. Elmwood Lot 9, 1st Alley E 3rd grave, south line, east row D. 7/15/1918, age 69 Cause: cerebral hemorrhage Lot owners: Ella, John and Sally Tazewell Tazewell, Littleton W. 420 Fairfax Ave. Norfolk, Va. Elmwood Lot 9, 1st Alley E 2nd grave from north line, west row D. 11/6/57, age 70, bur: 11/8/57 Cause: coronary occlusion Lot owned by Ella W. Tazewell, etc. B.P. #2854 Tazewell, Louisa Nivison Elmwood Lot 12, 2nd Alley East, Plot 10 2nd grave from south line, east row B. 3/20/1804 D. 10/30/1873, age 69 Lot owner: Edmund Bradford Tazewell, Mary Louisa Walke Richmond, Va. Elmwood Lot 9, 1 Alley East 3rd adult north of south line, back row D. 3/9/1923, age 66 years, 11 mo. Cause: broncho pneumonia B.P. #2556 Tazewell, Sally 92 Granby St., Norfolk, Va. Elmwood Lot 12, 2nd Alley East, Plot 11 2nd grave, north line, east row D. 2/25/1892, age 80 Cause: pneumonia Last owner Tazewell House at original location. Lot owner: Edmund Bradford, B.P. # 1165 Tazewell, Sally N. 712 Yarmouth St., Norfolk, Va. Elmwood Lot 23, 1st Alley West North grave, east row D. 11/14/1918, age: 73 Cause: organic heart disease Lot owner Mrs. B. B. Walters (name spelt Sallie or Sally?) B.P. #22586 Tazewell, Sarah St. Paul's D. 1810 Tazewell, Sara E. 112 Botetourt St. Norfolk, Va. Elmwood? D. 12/22/1877, age 56 Cause: cerebral hemorrhage Tazewell, Sara W. Elmwood Lot 23, 1st Alley West North grave, center row Lot owner Mrs. B. B. Walters Tazewell, Calvert Walke Bay Pines Hospital, Madeira Beach, Fla. Rock Creek Cemetery, Washington, D.C. Lot 139, Site 6, Sect. K B. 10/14/1888 D. 2/10/1962, age 73 Cause: congestive heart failure Lot bought 7/7/1903 Deed 2024 to Sophie P. Goode Tazewell. Sophie Goode 520 Oak Grove Rd., Norfolk, Va. Rock Creek Washington, D.C. Lot 139, Site 6, Sect. K B. 12/23/1890 D. 7/18/76, age 85 Cause: coronary occlusion Lot bought 7/7/1903, Deed 2024 to Sophie P. Goode Tunstall, Alexander, Dr. 72 Freemason St. Elmwood Lot 50, 3rd Alley East 3rd grave from south line, center row D. Nov. 10, 1905, age 62 Cause: chronic paralysis Owner: Alex Tunstall, B.P. #13733 Tunstall, Alex, Jr. 6 Freemason St. Elmwood Lot 50, 3rd Alley East North grave, west row D. Dec. 4, 1886, age 8 Cause: diptheria Owner: Alex Tunstall Tunstall, Alexander Elmwood Lot 6, Main Center 2nd grave from north line, east row B. 1787, d. 1868, age 81 Owner: Catherine B. Baylor Tunstall, Alexander A. Washington, D.C. Elmwood South Wall Alley South center, east row D. April 20, 1935, age 84 Cause: chronic myocardites Owner: B. Gray Tunstall, B.P. #6025 Tunstall, Annie D. 6 Freemason St. Elmwood Lot 50, 3rd Alley East 3rd grave from north line, center row D. Jan. 7, 1895, age 39 yrs. 10 mos. Cause: meningitis pneumonia (V.C.) Owner: Alex Tunstall, B. P. #415 Tunstall, Annie McIntosh 6 Freemason St. Elmwood Lot 50, 3rd Alley East 2nd grave from north line, west row D. Dec. 14, 1886, age 6 Cause: diptheria Tunstall, Caroline Heath Elmwood Lot 5, 3rd Alley East 2nd grave from south line, east row, plot 5 D. 4/29/79, age 67, bur. 5/1/79 Tunstall, Charles M. 542 Mowbray Arch Elmwood Lot 50, 3rd Alley East 3rd grave south line, east row D. 3/1/61, age 77, bur. 3/3/61 Cause: myrocardial infraction B.P. # 2023 Tunstall, Hugh N. P. Elmwood Lot 50, 3rd Alley East South grave, east row, plot 14 D. 12/6/1980, age 70, bur. 12/8/80 vault cont. Tunstall, Jane Byrd Page Elmwood Lot 50, 3rd Alley East 3rd grave from north line, east row, Plot 17 D. 1/29/80, age 96. Bur: 2/1/1980 Walke, A. M. 20 Grace St. Elmwood? D. Jan 6, 1896, age 63 Cause: heart disease B.P. # 1914 Walke, Anne Cedar Grove Lot 29, 3rd Alley West South grave, west row B. 1774, d. 1840, age 66 Owner: John H. Walke Walke, Col. Anthony Old Donation Church D. Nov. 8, 1768, age 76. Originally buried Fairfield Plantation Walke, Belle Waller Tunstall Municipal Hospital Cedar Grove Lot 29, 3rd Alley West Center row, 2nd grave from north line D. 4/1/44, age 90 yrs. 5 mo. 25 days, bur. 4/3/44 Cause: arterio sclerotic heart disease Owner: John H. Walke, B.P. #1243 Walke, Annie N. B. 420 W. Bute St. Elmwood Lot 60, Main Center 3rd grave from south line center row D. May 3, 1917, age 67 Cause: cerebral hemorrage Owner: Richard Walke, B.P. #18263 (Interment card also shows Anne Marian) Walke, Dorothy Bradford 601 Stockley Gardens Elmwood Lot 60, Main Center 2nd grave from south line, east row D. 6/20/62, age 81, bur. 6/22/62 Cause: Broncho pneumonia Owner: Richard Walke. B.P. # 392 Walke, Dorothy Brooke Elmwood Lot 10, 1st Alley West 3rd grave from north line, west row D. 1/18/78, bur. 1/20/78 Owner: W. Talbot Walke Walke, Elizabeth Cedar Grove Lot 4, 2nd Alley West 2nd grave from north line, center row B. 1787, d. 1850, age 63 Owner: William Walke Walke, Ethel 28 Boush St. Elmwood Lot 10, 1st Alley West 2nd grave from north line, center row D. 6/24/1880, age 3 yrs. 11 mo. Cause: spinal meningitis Owner: W. Talbot Walke Walke, Frank Anthony, M.D. 102 Granby St. Cedar Grove, Lot 29, 3rd Alley West North grave, west row D. July 5, 1904, age 72 Cause: cirrhosis of liver Owner: John H. Walke, B.P. #11499 Walke, Mrs. Francis W. 197 Church St. Elmwood? D. 12/11/1888, age 34 Cause: natural causes address known as Boys Home Walke, Henry Died N.Y.C. Elmwood Lot 12, 1st Alley West 3rd grave from north line, east row D. 12/14/1898, age 49 Cause: shock Owner: Richard Walke (?), B.P. #1634 Walke, Herbert Nash Elmwood Lot 10, 1st Alley West North grave, center row D. 12/4/71, age 86 Owner: W. Talbot Walke Walke, Henry Elmwood Lot 10, 1st Alley West 2nd grave from south line, center row B. 1878, d. 1879, age 1 year Owner: W. Talbot Walke Walke, Infant Bank Street Elmwood? D. 5/27/1880 Cause: still born Infant of Anthony Walke Walke, Isaac T. Elmwood Lot 12, 1st Alley West 3rd grave from south line, east row B. 1843, d. 1864, age 21 Owner: Richard Walke Walke, Isaac T. 836 Graydon Ave Elmwood Lot 10, 1st Alley W. West row, 2nd grave from north line D. 9/15/52, age 79, bur. 9/17/52 Cause: pulmonary edema Owner: W. Talbot Walke, B.P. # 2775 Walke, Isaac T., Jr. Virginia Beach Elmwood Lot 10, 1st Alley West 3rd grave from south line, west row D. 9/9/70, age 69, bur. 9/11/70 Owner: W. Talbot Walke, vault Walke, James N. 80 Boush St. Elmwood Lot 10, 1st Alley West North grave, east row D. 9/10/1901, age 37 Cause: Phthisis Pulmonalis Owner: W. Talbot Walke Walke, Jno. H. 40 Dunmore St. Elmwood? D. 9/25/1883, age 62 Cause: consumption Walke, John N. Cedar Grove, Lot 29, 3rd Alley Wets 2nd grave from south line, west row B. 1808, d. 1839, age 31 Owner: John H. Walke Walke, Julia Armistead Sharp D. Fort Omaha Elmwood Lot 12, 1st Alley West North grave, west row D. Nov 15, 1937, age 76 yrs. 3 mo. 28 days Cause: arterio sclerosis Owner: Richard Walke, B.P. 478 Walke, Julia S. 49 Falkland St. Elmwood? D. May 6, 1894, age 41 Cause: chronic colitis and complications B.P. #4479 Walke, L. T. University of Va. Elmwood Lot 60, Main Center 2nd grave from south line, center row D. Mar. 10, 1901, age 24 Cause: hemorrhage Owner: Richard Walke, B.P. #5660 Walke. Lewis Elmwood Lot 12, 1st Alley, West 2nd grave from south line, center row B. 1847, d. 1848, age 1 yr. Owner: Richard Walke Walke, Lillie Whitehead Norfolk General Hospital Elmwood Lot 10, 1st Alley West East row, 3rd grave from south line D. 6/27/46, age 86 owner: W. Talbot Walke, B.P. #324 Walke, Linda H. 836 Graydon Ave. Elmwood Lot 10, 1st Alley West North grave, west row D. 6/25/52, age 77 Cause: arteriosclerosis Owner: W. Talbot Walke, B.P. #2155 Walke, Mary D. Elmwood Lot 12, 1st Alley West 3rd grave from south line, center row B. 1817, d. 1859, age 42 Owner: Richard Walke Walke, Mary Ingram Sarah Leigh Hospital Cedar Grove Lot 4, 2nd Alley West North grave, east row D. 4/2/1915, age 63 Cause: apoplexy Owner: William Walke, B.P. #14965 Walke, Mary L. Cedar Grove Lot 4, 2nd Alley West South grave, east row B. 1820, d. 1855, age 35 Owner: William Walke Walke, Mary V. Berkeley Elmwood? D. 3/19/1885 Walke, Mary Willoughby Virginia Beach Elmwood Lot 60, Main Center Center tier, 3rd grave from north line D. 2/8/1964, age 88, bur. 2/10/1964 Owner: Richard Walke, B.P., yes Walke, R. G. Norfolk Protestant Hospital Elmwood Lot 10, 1st Alley West 2nd grave from north line, east row D. Nov. 28, 1919, age 58 Cause: carcinoma of esophagus Owner: W. Talbot Walke, B.P. # 25378 Walke, Richard Elmwood Lot 12, 1st Alley West 3rd grave from north line, center row B. 1812, d. 1872, age 60 Owner: Richard Walke Walke, Richard C. York St. Elmwood Lot 60, Main Center Northwest grave, center row D. 6/13/1879, age 7 mo. Cause: enlentis Owner: Richard Walke Walke, Sally Rebecca 614 Boissevain Ave. Elmwood Lot 10, 1st Alley West 3rd grave from north line, center row D. 18 Sept 1917, age 75 Cause: carcinoma of breast Owner: W. Talbot Walke, B.P. #19036 Walke, Virginia C. 75 Cumberland St. Elmwood? D. Dec 31, 1884, age 31 Cause: Brights Disease of kidneys Walke, W. Talbot, Jr. 199 Freemason St. Elmwood? D. Mar 9, 1893, age 33 Cause: phthisis pulmonalis B.P. #2723 Walke, William Old Donation Church D. Jan. 1, 1795, age 33. Originally buried The Ferry Plantation Walke, William 92 York St. Cedar Grove Lot 4, 2nd Alley West 2nd grave from south line, center row D. 7/9/1882, age 95 Cause: exhaustion Owner: William Walke Walke, Wm. T. Elmwood Lot 10, 1st Alley West South grave, east row B. 1859, d. 1893, age 34 Owner: W. Talbot Walke Walke, Wm. Talbot 80 Boush St. Elmwood Lot 10, 1st Alley West 3rd grave from south line, center row D. Mar 14, 1905, age 67 Cause: acute gastritis Owner: W. Talbot Walke, B.P. #12743 Walke, Willoughby San Francisco, Calif. Elmwood Lot 12, 1st Alley West 2nd grave from north line, wet row D. Dec. 16, 1928, age 69 yrs. 10 mos. 18 days Owner: Richard Walke, B.P. #2403 Walke, Willoughby, Jr. Ft. Monroe, Va. Elmwood Lot 12, 1st Alley West South grave, west row D. Feb. 20, 1898, age 7 Cause: acute cerebral meningitis Owner: Richard Walke, B.P. #279 Waller ? Elmwood Lot 16, Wall Alley, south 1/2 South grave, west row B. 1889, d. 1903, age 13 Owner: V. C. Matthews Waller, Annie D. 154 Duke St. D. Jan 14, 1912, age 47 Cause obar pneumonia B.P. # 7693 Waller, Corbin G. Elmwood Plot 14, Lot 11, 1st Alley East Center grave, front row B. 1860 D. March 5, 1923, age 63 Cause: organic heart disease Lot owners: Ella W. Tazewell, John and Sally Tazewell Waller, Corbin G., Jr. Elmwood Lot 11, 1st Alley West D. 1/23/82, age 75. Bur. 1/25/82 Waller, Fanny M. Byrd Elmwood, Plot 15, Lot 11, 1st Alley East West row, 2nd from north line B. 1870 D. 8/12/1960, age 90. Bur. 8/15/60 Lot bought 11/17/1868 Lot owners Ella W., Sally and John N. Tazewell B.P. #215 Waller, Inf. Elmwood Lot 11, Plot 12 B. 1911 D. 1911 Waller, Infant St. Christopher Hospital Elmwood Lot 11, 1st Alley East Northwest corner grave, west row Cause: atelectaris Infant of Fannie Waller Waller, Infant D. 1852 Elmwood Lot 10, 2nd Alley East Waller, Mary Cooper Princess Anne County Elmwood Lot 134, Wall Alley, northwest row Owner: J. S. Cooper B.P. #2640 Waller, Mary T. 92 Granby St. Elmwood Lot 10, 2nd Alley East 2nd from north line, center row D. 12/21/1886, age 65 Cause: pulmonary congestion Owner: Mrs. Mary Waller Waller, Mathew Page 92 Granby St. Elmwood Lot 10, 2nd Alley East D. 7/31/1886, age 25 Cause: Pneumonia, double Lot owner, Mrs. Mary Waller Waller, Mathew P., Sr. Elmwood Lot 10, 2nd Alley East 3rd grave from south line, center row B. 1823, d. 1861, age 38 Waller, Minnie Elmwood Lot 10, 2nd Alley East North grave, center row D. 1851, age 16 Waller, Robert P. Elmwood Lot 10, 2nd Alley East South of center, front row D. Jul 31, 1923, age 69, bur. Aug 11 On board SS State of Virginia Cause: angina pectoris B. P. # 558 Waller, Virginia P. S. Warren Crescent & Pembroke Ave. Elmwood Lot 10, 2nd Alley East 3rd grave from north line, east row D. 9 Sept. 1898, age 36 Cause: abscess of breast and meningitis Waller, William Nivison Norfolk General Hospital Elmwood Lot 100, Main Center South grave, center row D. 8/8/56, age 68, bur. 8/10/1956 Cause: cerebral thrombosis Owner: Carrie Lee Hyslop Willoughby, Margaret St. Paul's D. 1827 Willoughby, Wm. St. Paul's D. 1800 VACANCIES Cedar Grove Cemetery, Norfolk, Va. Cedar Grove Lot 21, 5th Alley W Plots 6, 8, 9, 11, 12, 13. Elmwood Cemetery, Norfolk, Va. Elmwood, Lot 10 Lot owner Mary Waller Elmwood Lot 12, 2nd Alley E Lot bought 5/29/1867 Lot owners Ella W., Sally and John N. Tazewell Plots 1, 4, 9, 12, Elmwood Lot 19, 4th Alley Lot bought 4/17/1882 Perpetual care 8/4/1964 Lot owner, Marshall Parks Plots 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 11, 12, 14, 16, 20. Rock Creek Cemetery, Washington, D.C. Lot 139, Sites 8 and 10, Sect. K Lot bought 7/7/1903 Deed 2024 to Sophie P. Goode RECAPITULATION BY CEMETERY Elmwood Cemetery, Norfolk, Va. Vault Lot 12* 4 8x 12 1 3x 7x 11x 2 Littleton 1815-1848 2x 6x 10x 3 Henry 1805-1828 1 5x 9 4 5 John N. 1807-1869 6 Littleton W. 1774-1860 7 Ann S. 1785-1858 8 Ella W. 1826-1885 9 10 Louisa N. 1804-1873 11 Sally 1812-1892 12 Lot 11* 13 Waller, inf. -1911 14 Waller, Corbin G. 1860-1923 15 Waller, Fanny M. 1870-1960 Lot 10 Mary Waller, owner *bought by Ella W, Sally and John N. Tazewell Lot 12 on 5/29/1867 Lot 11 on 11/17/1868 Elmwood Cemetery, Norfolk, Va. Lot 19, 4th Alley 9 Sophie C. 1820-1890 13x 14 7 1 10 Marshall 1820-1900 15x 16 8 2 11 17x 9x 3 12 18x 10x 4 13 Bettie B. Page 1880-1882 19x 11 5 14 20 12 6 15 Harriott C. Page 1881-1882 16 17 Hugh N. Page 1893-1903 18 Holt W. Page 1853-1893 19 Harriott W. P. Page 1856-1926 bought by Marshall Parks 4/17/1882 600 sq. ft. @ $675; perp. care 8/4/1964 Cedar Grove Cemetery, Norfolk, Va. Lot 21, 5th Alley W 1 John W. 1826-1879 10x 5x 1x 2 Marshall 1865-1867 11 7x 6 2x 3 Victoria 1858-1859 12 8 3x 4 Gardner, Jordan 13 9 4x 5 Martha S. F. S. 1787-1846 6 7 Jackson, Calvert 8 9 10 11 12 13 Also, Marshall Parks (1786-1840), no stone Bought 4/17/1882?? by Marshall Parks Old Donation Church, Virginia Beach, Va. Jones, Mary Elizabeth (1827-1837)* Livingston, Sarah (1819-1819)* Moseley, Col. Edw. H. ( -1814) Saunders, Capt. Jonathan (1725-1765) Walke, Mrs. Anne (1773?-1833?)* Walke, Anne T. (1814-1817)* Walke, Anne Tabitha (1817-1837)* Walke, Anne Tabitha (1841-1842)* Walke, Col. Anthony (1696-1768)* Walke, Anthony (1778-1820)* Walke, Anthony (1812-1833)* Walke, David M. (1800-1854)* Walke, William (1761-1795)** *Originally buried Fairfield Plantation, Kempsville **Originally buried The Ferry Plantation, Virginia Beach Lynnhaven House, Virginia Beach, Va. Boush, Mary (1764-1822) Boush, William (1759-1834) Boush, William F. W. (1793-1818) Walke, Eliza J. S. (1802-1884) (Also listed in "Lewis Walke Visit" as Springfield, and in Old Churches, Their Cemeteries and Family Graveyards of Princess Anne County, Va. by Green and West, 1985, p. 236. Rock Creek Cemetery, Washington, D.C. Lot No. 139, Section K Site 2- Richard Urquhart Goode Site 4- Sophie P. Goode Site 6- Calvert W. Tazewell (ashes) Sophie Goode Tazewell Site 8- Site 10- Deed 2024, Vestry of Rock Creek Parish to Sophie P. Goode, July 7, 1903. St. Paul's, 1902 Calvert, Capt. John 1809 Calvert, Mary 1802 Calvert, Maxmillian 1773? Calvert, Thomas 1785 Cooke, Sarah Willoughby 1824? Couper, William 1833 Nivison, John 1820 Nivison, Sarah 1830 Nivison, Wm. 1821 Stratton, John 1804 Tazewell, Sarah 1810 Willoughby, Wm. 1800 Willoughby, Margaret 1827 CEMETERY KEEPER Glenn D. Carr, Jr. (Junior Carr), keeper of Norfolk's four oldest cemeteries: Cedar Grove, founded 1825 Elmwood 1853 West Point Hebrew 18-person lots once sold for $25; individual graves are now $250. (The Virginian-Pilot, May 17, 1983, p. B1, "The Daily Break.") EDITORIAL LICENSE THE COMPILER'S PLANS Letter May 26, 1986 from C. W. Tazewell to Mr. Robert G. Kirby, Superintendent of Cemeteries, Norfolk VA 23510. As a great-grandson of Marshall Parks I am interested in the cemetery plot that he purchased in Cedar Grove Cemetery. This is Lot 21, 5th Alley West. As you know, this lot is completely bare with no stones or anything else. I am considering making improvements to this plot, and possibly using the plot for myself and members of my immediate family. The improvements may consist of a bench, a couple of trees, and a marker to list those presumed to be buried there, etc. This is an initial contact to advise you of my proposal. I will provide you with additional details and plans at a later date. Your suggestions on the procedure to be followed will be appreciated. Letter June 2, 1986 from Robert O. Kirby, Cemetery Superintendent, City of Norfolk, Va., Department of Parks and Recreation, to C. W. Tazewell. You and your immediate family may use your great-grandfather's lot in Cedar Grove Cemetery. However, some of the improvements to the lot are not allowed. You may place markers on the graves, but a bench and the planting of trees is not allowed. Any of the local monument companies can assist you in deciding what type of marker may be placed on the lot. The editor's planned headstone: Lieutenant Colonel Calvert Walke Tazewell, Jr. United States Air Force, Retired April 13, 1917 - ?? "Awaiting Orders" -----ooo00ooo---- Mr Nathl Parks Who on the 21st of March 1794 being out a hunting & concealed in a ditch was casually shot by Mr Luther Frink Gravestone in Holyoke MA. Nathaniel was born in Mansfield CT, the son of Thomas[4], (Edward[3], Thomas[2], Richard[1]); the latter arrived in Massachusetts 1635. (Casual meant accidental then.) THE PHOENIX The Phoenix, Bird of the Sun, is an imaginary bird, described by ancient writers as an eagle in form, consecrated to the sun. It is said that when advanced in age and its time of change is at hand, it hides itself, and makes a nest of the rarest spices, which, by the heat of the sun, and fanning of the sacred bird's own wings, soon rises into flames and consumes it. Out of the ashes rises another with new life and vigor to pursue the same never-ending life and return. Designed by Arthur E. Du Bois. W. S. DAWSON CO. a shoestring publisher
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