|Birth: ||Oct. 12, 1834|
|Death: ||Oct. 31, 1872|
This is the oldest marked grave. Except for Sallie Pritchett Fitzgerald, but she was moved from the family cemetery on Dugan Chappel Road (possibly on the current (2012) Whiting Ranch).
According to the stories, the soldiers that died of smallpox were the first buried here in about 1844. Then the church was burned down because the soldiers had spent the night in the church building. Most likely the soldiers were buried closer to the original church building site. Which was told to me by several people to be "directly" to the west closer to the creek known as Sandy Creek. It's also likely that they were burned with the church to prevent the spread of smallpox.
1870 United States Federal Census about J M Patten
Name: J M Patten
Age in 1870: 35
Birth Year: abt 1835
Home in 1870: Precinct 4, Grayson, Texas
Post Office: Kentucky
Value of real estate: View image
Household Members: Name Age
J M Patten 35
Rachel F Patten 33
Rufus A Patten 15
Walter D Patten 11
Wm F Patten 3
Walter Davis Patton (1858 - 1942)*
(curved on top of stone over Masonic emblem)
Gone but not forgotten
(bottom right hand corner of stone)
Hanway & Co.
Virginia Point Cemetery
Maintained by: Virginia Point Cemetery ...
Originally Created by: Kimlite
Record added: Aug 21, 2012
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