St. Peter’s Cemetery

St. Peter's Cemetery

St. Peter's Cemetery St. Peter's CemeterySt. Peter's Cemetery

Initial listing contributed by Anne Braun, Jun 01, 2006, last edited Jun 05, 2006 [annieb1961@comcast.net]. Total records = 68. "I walked this cemetery on May 17, 2006."   – Anne Braun

Notes on the cemetery from Hidden Village Port Royal, Virginia 1744-1981 – Ralph E. Fall

May 6, 1878 – Vestry voted  that is “inexpedient that the Church Yard should be used as a cemetery”. Rev Friend was the first buried here in 1870.  Before long,  other people began to be buried here.

1886– Resolution adopted by Vestry whereby the northwest side of the year was laid off in sections 20 feet by 24 feet and sold for $75  to Church members for interment of their families. Resolutions amended to include members of other churches to obtain cemetery lots.

1938 – Vestry voted to permit graves on SE side but “the area was disapproved for that purpose.”

1946 – Vestry authorized extension of the graveyard from bell tower to the top edge of the Riverbank.  

1975 – Congregation approved 11 bylaws on the church cemetery. It is “not a public burial ground but is the exclusive property of St. Peter’s Church”. Cost of new grave space 10 feet x 4 feet was fixed at $100 and grave-markers were not to exceed four feet above the ground

Epitaphs on the graves can be found here.

Graveyard Genealogy.
Local families represented


NameBornDiedOther InformationPhoto
Balabous, Margot T.19382003  
Bosch, Laura BonneyJan 25, 1927Mar. 1, 1996s/w Laura""
Bosch, LorraineJan 10, 1917?  
Bowen, Lucie JaquelineOct 11, 1847Sep 30, 1906w/o Horace Ress T
Catlett, Anna GordonMar 15, 1844Jul 1924 
Catlett, Elsie Fitzhugh18471933d/o George Washington Catlett and Elizabeth Fitzhugh 
Catlett, Patsie Julia18451922d/o George Washington Catlett and Elizabeth Fitzhugh
Davis,  Edward ConwayApr 9, 1917Dec 10, 1983 
Davis,  James ConwayFeb 28, 1947Aug 28, 1972 
Corbin, Beatrice ThorntonAug 6, 1906Aug 21, 1973 
Corbin, John TayloeSep 30, 1935Oct 2, 2002 
Farish, Fannie AmissDec 12, 1846Sep 6, 1928 
Farish, George BucknerMay 15, 1852Jan 6, 1929 
Farish, Virginia IreneJan 16, 1896May 11, 1978 
Friend, Reverend William1806?May 16, 1870, In his 64th year 
Gibbs, Alice G.Nov 2, 1854Aug 7, 1920 
Gibbs, AubreyFeb 23, 1885Sep 14, 1915 Audrey Gibbs
Gibbs, Gilbert B.Nov 4, 1851Mar 5, 1916 
Gravatt, Charles U.Feb 28, 1880Jul 24, 1880  
Gravatt, Dr. Charles UrqhartJun 28, 1849Apr 14, 1922 
Gravatt, Dr. John J.Nov 27, 1817Sep 23, 1886 
Gravatt, Mary AmblerSep 29, 1846May 16, 1929 
Gravatt, Mary E.Jul 3, 1820Apr 4, 1920s/w Dr. John
Green, Frances HollowayMay 2, 1913Dec 30, 1989d/o Fannie and Cleveland
Harrison, Louis B.19322001 
Holloway, Cleveland AmissOct 28, 1884Jan 16, 1967 
Holloway, Cleveland BreonardJun 11, 1919Nov 20, 1988 
Holloway Sr., Eliza Amiss18451929 
Holloway, Fannie B. PowersNov 16, 1878Apr 12, 1970 
Holloway, Gladys AshtonSep 1, 1922Feb 8, 1985 
Holloway, Robert GreenSep 1907Jul 1929 
Holloway Sr., Robert Green1832Oct. 1919 
Holloway, Rosina PowersJul 27, 1879Jun 1, 1969w/o William
Holloway, William Thornton Oct 5, 1936 
Hoyt, AustinApr 26, 1915,Jun 21, 1976WWII Veteran
Hoyt, Margaret CarterOct 10, 1912Oct 31, 1984 
Lightfoot, George PattersonMar 27, 1858Jun 4, 1887s/o John and Harriett
Lightfoot, Harriett AnnJun 28, 1822Jun 11, 1871s/w Sallie Virginia, John Bernard, and George Patterson
Lightfoot, John BernardDec 14, 1814Jul 10, 1887s/o Phillip and Sallie
Lightfoot, Sallie VirginiaMay 25, 1858Aug 25, 1895d/o John and Harriett
Long, PatriciaMar 17, 1939Feb 12, 2009 
Mitchell, Charlotte ThorntonMar 16, 1838Mar 17, 1917w/o Richard
Mitchell, Loula ThorntonFeb 4, 1877Mar 9, 1898 
Powers, Charles PresleyJan 20, 1885Apr 13, 1964 
Powers, Charles RandolphJan 25, 1920Jul 21, 1941 
Powers, David BernardDec 27, 1927Dec 8, 1966 
Powers, David Breonard18751936 
Powers, James Thomas Jr.Aug 24, 1924Jul 20, 1976  
Powers, James ThomasMay 1, 1880Jan 13, 1962 
Powers, Lulu Randolph LivingstonJun 12, 1890Feb 2, 1872 
Powers, Virginia DunnMay 14, 1892Dec 15, 1980 
Powers, William DunnFeb 28, 1916Jun 10, 1993 
Powers, William ThorntonAug 3, 1887Jul 8, 1969 
Stehl, Edward IIJul 28, 1921Mar 11, 1993 
Taylor, Henrietta PendletonDec 25, 1840Oct 11, 1919w/o George
Thornton, Champe Brockenbrough Sr.Oct 16, 1820Dec 26, 1900s/w Elizabeth Grammer
Thornton, Elizabeth GrammerApr 2, 1820Mar 6, 1900w/o Champe Brokenbrough
Thornton, John Tayloe Jr.Apr 12, 1903Jun 23, 1903s/w Louise and John
Thornton, John Tayloe Sr.Dec 18, 1854Jan 28, 1915 
Thornton, Louise DisneyFeb 8, 1833Jan 27, 1933 
Thornton, Lucy Brockenbrough, Lucy1797May 20, 1875w/o Phillip Wade
Thornton, Lucy AnnDec 14, 1833Mar 1901s/w Charlotte, loula, and Lucy
Thornton, Mary RosinaDec 27, 1849Oct 10, 1893w/o David
Thornton, Matilda Grammer??d/o Champe Brockenbrough and Elizabeth Grammer
Turner, Augustune BowenNov 25, 1902Jun 22, 1903s/o George and Mary
     
Turner, GeorgeMay 17, 1873Oct 12, 1958 
Turner, JacquelineFeb 9, 1901Jul 1, 1999 
Turner, Mary Cary BowenApr 18, 1879Jan 6, 1964s/w George
Turner, RuthSep 17, 1905Jul 5, 1906 
Urqhart, Nellie LeeJul 11, 1861Nov 9, 1877d/o Charles and Laura
Ware, E. JacquelineAug 18, 1892Nov 3, 1896 
Ware, Elizabeth MontgomeryJun 13, 1850Nov 21, 1914w/o Reverend S.S. Ware

 

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