Monday, October 7, 2019

Poe and Shockoe Hill Cemetery

On this day, 170 years ago, Edgar Allan Poe died in Baltimore. Before that he lived much of his life here and claimed Richmond, VA as his hometown.

From the grave of Jane Stanard to the graves of Francis Allan and John Allan, Poe walked here.

Saturday, July 6, 2019

Revolutionary War Cemetery in Williamsburg, VA

This Revolutionary War Cemetery is both peaceful and beautiful.
This cemetery holds the remains of 156 men and 2 women from the time of the American Revolution when the Governor's Palace was used as a hospital.


Thursday, July 4, 2019

Waller family cemetery in Colonial Williamsburg


The Waller family cemetery behind the 1746 Waller House in Colonial Williamsburg. This is the back part of the cemetery. Colonial Williamsburg curators helped resurrect the forgotten family plot. There are 38 monuments in total.
The graves include Elizabeth Tyler Waller, the daughter of President John Tyler. She died before she was 27 and was buried in this family cemetery of her husband, William Nevison Waller.