Rose Dove Dalton and Albert Lee Dalton Homeplace

Rose Dove Dalton and Albert Lee Dalton Homeplace
This house and property belonged to John Ward, Jr At his death he willed the property to his nephew William Ward

Monday, December 13, 2010

December 13, 2010 Leaving Chiles Cemetery On the Way to the Ward Cemetery

Well I am snowbound today.  It snowed all day yesterday.  It was an beautiful sight last night.  The snow was swirling and dancing around the wonder bent and all that was familiar took marvelous shapes; strange domes and towers glistening with Christmas lights.

Well this is our last little bit of Chiles Cemetery at Avoca.  The last two pictures are commemoration plaques for Colonel Charles Lynch and General James Dearing.

Mansion Bridge Road is only minutes from Avoca.

Just minutes down the road and near the Staunton River lies the graveyard of John Ward.  This is where he operated a mill, a ferry and an inn.  The house burned down at the end of the nineteenth century.

Part of the property was sold in the nineteenth century and these are pictures of the plaque outside an extra building and the boards from the inn which the Wards operated.

We had to park on the side of the road and walk through weeds and climb over a wire fence to get to the graveyard.

Then we were finally there.

Tomorrow we will take a closer look at the grave markers.  

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