In the next few days I will be concluding our visit to the Lynch Cemetery at Avoca in Altavista, Virginia. While I have covered and will be covering a few more grave markers, this is not the only markers in the cemetery. There are some markers that are for those that departed this life in the mid 20th century that I will not be addressing. If for any reason you are researching a certain person that may be buried in the Lynch Cemetery that I didn't discuss, please write me. I have pictures of most of the grave stones.
Now I will begin with the gravestone of Martha Henry Ward Tatum. Grandaughter of Patrick Henry. Married to Charles Terrell Ward who died 1849. Married second Edward Allen Tatum.
Born: November 15, 1813 Died: May 10, 1900.
She was the daughter of Nathaniel West Henry and Virginia Ann Woodson. Nathaniel West Henry's parents were Patrick Henry and Dorothea Spottswood Dandridge.
According to Richmond, William and Timothy Terrell: Colonial Virginians Charles Terrell Ward fought in the Mexican War and probably enlisted in North Carolina. I began searching documents yesterday for Charles Ward's enlistment in the Mexican War and I have not found him yet. They also mentioned that Charles Ward liked to drink heavily. He died in 1849, but I could not find a grave marker for him in the Lynch Cemetery. In Find A Grave they have him listed as being in the Lynch Cemetery, but when you click on his grave marker it is his wife's marker.It may be in North Carolina. Charles and Martha Ward were the parents of Robert Henry Ward that married Susan Lynch Dearing. They are both buried at the Lynch Cemetery.
Virginia Edmonia Ward daughter of Charles Terrell Ward and Martha HenryWard
Born: March 23, 1832 Died: January 25, 1892
Patrick Henry in His Speeches and Writings and in the Words of His Contemporaries