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Wood-Craft Cemetery
Pittsylvania County
Virginia  USA

Cemetery notes and/or description:
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The cemetery is probably easier to get to now via Kendrick Road, off Oxford Road.

PITTSYLVANIA CO., VA - CEMETERIES Wood & Craft Cemetery

Source: Library of Virginia Digital Collection

LVA Titled Files: Survey Report, Wood & Craft cemetery:
1937 Nov. 1
Research made by Mattie S. Meadows

Cemetery Location:

Go 4-9/10 miles west from Chatham, Virginia, on Route #57 thence 3-8/10 miles north (right) on route #799; thence 3-1/10 miles west (left) on route #694 (649?); thence 5/10 miles right on private road leading to the old Wood home and cemetery.

Pittsylvania Co., Virginia

DATE: 1867.

OWNERS: Jim Tom Wood. Present owners of property surrounding the cemetery. Cemetery rights reserved by the Craft Family and their descendants. (1937)

DESCRIPTION: This little cemetery is in excellent condition. It is enclosed by a rock wall four and one half feet high. Large flat rocks fitted together, so neatly that the corners are perfectly square, no mortar was used in building this rock wall.
There are several graves on the outside of this rock wall that have no markers, just old field stones at the head and foot, these are said to be the graves of slaves.

HISTORICAL SIGNIFICANCE:

In memory of
Louise B. Craft
Born June 28, 1816
Died July 28, 1867

In memory of
George Craft
Born July 20, 1805
Died Jan. 27, 1868

Thomas P. Wood
Born Jan. 2, 1814
Died March 25, 1895

SOURCES OF INFORMATION: Tombstone Inscriptions. Visit by worker.

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The above needs to be corrected: Louisa B. Craft & Thomas D. Wood.

Sept. 2012 - I have discovered the Wood-Craft connection - they both married Harvey sisters, Tom to Frances & George to Louisa.
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