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John Thomas Upton
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Birth: Dec. 13, 1866
Prince William County
Virginia, USA
Death: Aug. 23, 1940
Woodbridge
Prince William County
Virginia, USA

Son of William, Jr. and Mary J. Upton. Bachelor, who was living on the family farm located on Smoketown Road in Prince William County (Occoquon Magisterial District) with his bachelor brother as of the 1920 census.

On 25 Apr 1925, John T. Upton sells the property owned by himself and William, which includes the family cemetery, and states that he is the sole surviving heir. [PWC Deed Book 80, p. 189.]

The Washington Post (1923-1954); Aug 25, 1940; ProQuest Historical Newspapers The Washington Post (1877 - 1994), pg. 10

"UPTON, JOHN THOMAS. Suddenly, on Friday, August 23, 1940, at his residence, near Woodbridge, VA., JOHN THOMAS UPTON, aged 65 [sic]. Funeral services at Bethel M. E. Church South, on Sunday, August 25, at 3 p. m. Internment Family Cemetery. Services by the Hall funeral home, Occoquan, VA."

[Note: Death certificate states burial at "Bethel." It is not known if this is in reference to the nearby Bethel ME Church (now Bethel UMC) where the Uptons attended, or to Bethel Cemetery in Alexandria, VA, where other members of the family are interred.]

In his will in 1940, John T. Upton names a nephew [actually a half-cousin who is 33 years his junior] as his heir. Thus right of access to the cemetery passes to James Hobson Upton of Alexandria, VA and his heirs.
 
 
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 Parents:
  William H Upton (1833 - 1905)
  Mary J Patterson Upton (1837 - 1919)
 
 Siblings:
  William H Upton (1861 - 1922)*
  Mary Catherine Upton Henry (1864 - 1907)*
  John Thomas Upton (1866 - 1940)
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Inscription:
Unmarked field stones serve as markers
 
Burial:
Upton Family Cemetery
Woodbridge
Prince William County
Virginia, USA
 
Created by: Jay Rarick
Record added: Oct 24, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 60579663
John Thomas Upton
Added by: Jay Rarick
 
 
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