Thursday, December 16, 2010
December 16, 2010 Grave Matters Ward Cemetery off of Mansion Road
I found this grave marker and unfortunately the writing is almost disappeared. I could read some of it.
Ann Dillard Born February 19, 1751 Died 1816
Ann Dillard was the child of John Ward of the Mansion and Ann Chiles Ward. Her first husband was Christopher Lynch. The son of Charles Lynch and Sarah Clark Lynch. They are said the have had two children; Penelope that died at the early age of 13 or 14 and Nancy. Nancy married Sam Mitchell, a Methodist preacher. Christopher Lynch died in 1782 and she then married Benjamin Dillard. They had a son Lynch Dillard.
Lynch Dillard married Mildred Ward on January 28, 1810. Mildred and Lynch Dillard were cousins.
Mildred was the daughter of William Ward and Mildred Adams Ward.
William Ward was the son of John Ward and Ann Chiles and the brother of Ann Ward Lynch Dillard.
Mildred Adams Ward was the daughter of Robert Adams and Penelope Lynch. Penelope was the sister of Christopher Lynch who was Ann Dillard's first husband.
This is can be so confusing. Sounds like a soap opera. And in the middle of all this there was an American Revolution and the War of 1812.
Campbell County, city of Lynchburg, Virginia : 1:50 000-scale topographic map (SuDoc I 19.108:37079-C
Lynchburg, the tobacco city1-CF-050/993)
I found this information in Campbell Chronicles and Family Sketches, Adams Biography, and Richmond Terrell and Timothy Terrell, Colonial Virginians.