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|I was born in Arlington, Virginia. The family on my Myers side ended up in Prince William County, Va. when they moved there from Lycoming Co., Pa in about 1859. The reason was supposed to be because of dairy farming. |
I married a great guy from New Hampshire, and I live there now, when we aren't traveling all over the country in our RV. We are retired from our family business and our three sons are running it, which give us time to be pretty much full-time RVers.
We spend Fall and Spring in Texas and Winter in Key West.
I am very much involved with my family genealogy. I have Myers, Corson, Fiester, Kepner and Dudderer (Dotterer) from Pa.; Davis, Coulter from near Occoquan in Prince William County, Va. Caldwell and Donne from Delaware Co., Pa.
Smith, Burge, Broughton from Raleigh, NC
Boarman, Neale and Jackson in St. Mary's County, Md.
I am involved with the restoration of an abandoned cemetery that is on the Woodbridge/Occoquan townline in Prince William County. The County Archeaologist feels that there
might be as many as 100 people buried there on a steep hill which formerly had a beautiful view of the river, but is now land-locked by a 1950s subdivision.
We have found two headstones that are in perfect condition, covered by about three inches of soil that has knocked them over. We have plans to do
more probing to find many more headstone.
My Great-Great Grandmother: Catharine Charlotte Caldwell Davis b. 1842 d. 1873 is buried there, but her headstone is one of the missing ones. I have about 30 letters that she wrote to her family back in Chester, Delaware Co., Pa. from Occoquan; most of them during the civil war years. They are going to be published by the RELIC library in Manassas Va. in the near future (2011).
My husband's Rymes family lived in and near Portsmouth New Hampshire and Boston Massachusetts.
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|Roanna Camden Cann||RE: Grave of Lizzie D. Rock Jones|
Mattie Virginia Jones Swann was the daughter of Elizabeth Launce "Lizzie" Forbush and Benjamin Jones. We have photos of Lizzie and photos of her grave next to Benjamin at Fairfields Baptist Church in Burgess buried near Mattie and Thomas Swann. However, we also have a photo of Mrs. B. F. Jones, the mother of Benjamin Jones who married Lizzie Forbush. On the photo is written, Mrs. B. F. Jones. We also have a photo of her with her husband, Benjamin Jones. We believe her first name is Elizabeth D. because of the census record, but are not sure of her maiden name. Could the Lizzie Rock that you discovered have been this lady? If so, her date of birth would have been c. 1830. She appears on the census in Washington, Westmoreland County, VA in 1880 with her husband Benjamin. Mattie is my husband's grandmother.
1880 United States Federal Census
about Elizabeth D. Jones
Name: Elizabeth D. Jones
Home in 1880: Washington, Westmoreland, Virginia
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1830
Relation to Head of Household: Wife
Spouse's Name: Benj. F. Jones
Father's birthplace: Virginia
Mother's birthplace: Virginia
Occupation: Keeping House
Marital Status: Married
Household Members: Name Age
Benj. F. Jones 45
Elizabeth D. Jones 50
Benj. E. Jones 19
Charles S. Jones 13
Elizabeth Hall 5