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

Thursday, December 2, 2010

December 2, 2010 Grave Matter Lynch Cemetery

Welcome sign for Altavista, VirginiaImage via Wikipedia
As promised I will be showing grave markers from the Lynch Cemetery at Avoca in Altavista, Virginia.  When viewing the markers you may say, "Where are the Lynch's?"  Well, as I had commented before the Lynches and the Wards were closely connected in the 18th and 19th century. The Ward Mansion was only a few miles away.  We will be visiting the Mansion Cemetery in a few days.  The Mansion did not survive the years, but the cemetery is still there. But back to Avoca Plantation.  Avoca was originally called Green Level and was the home of Colonel Charles Lynch and Anna Chiles Terrell Lynch.  Notice the name Chiles which we have discussed before. Colonel Charles Lynch was the son of Major Charles Lynch an immigrant from Ireland that was indentured to Christopher Clark.  Major Charles Lynch married Sarah Clark, the daughter of Christopher Clark.  It was a log cabin where they raised their five children  Charles, Anselm, John, Sallie and Christopher.  For more information please log on to the Avoca website.
 Mary Elizabeth Ward  Died July 11, 1901  Aged 30 years
 William Patrick Ward  Born:  November 1877.  I am sorry but this is not readable.  I will have to go back to Avoca to examine the stone.
 Jas. Dearing Ward  Born October 24, 1864  Died;  December 22, 1888
William C. Rierson  Born April 8, 1871  Died:  April 24, 1926
Susan Ward Rierson, his wife  Born April 30, 1876  Died:  February 13, 1957
Robt. Chalmers Ward  Born:  November 12, 1866  Died February 20, 1881
 Chas. Henry Ward  Born December 12, 1858  Died  July 22, 1889
Susan Lynch Dearing Ward Born March 6, 1838  Died September 27, 1892

I hope some of these markers have helped in your genealogy search.  I will be adding more from this graveyard in the next article.

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