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Margaret Espaillat (#48448247)
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Bio Photo I love cemeteries. Each headstone has a secret story behind it, a novel waiting to be written. They're quiet places reflecting the past where anyone today can go to escape today and imagine what life was like for all of the individuals buried there.

I just found this quote, and it made me wonder if this is why I spend, as my family says, so much time with dead people:
"In some ways, you know, people that don't exist, are much nicer than people that do."
-Lewis Carroll
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Brian J. Ensley
Rev. Glasow
Hi- I added the news article you suggested. I normally don't without a source (ie- what newspaper, date, etc.). But thank you for that piece of history!

Added by Brian J. Ensley on May 12, 2016 5:03 AM
Conservative Patriot
F P Hurxthal
F P Hurxthal
story posted
I like old newspapers
Added by Conservative Patriot on May 11, 2016 5:00 PM
Joan of VA
David Fleck

Thanks for the gruesome item for his memorial page.

I have read lots of other newspaper articles about people getting run over by trains. I seems to be a hazzard working or walking near train tracks.

Not a nice way to go.
I also made sure you got credit :)

Added by Joan of VA on Apr 08, 2016 4:40 PM
Potter's Field
I will work on the list you sent as I can, between two jobs and two children and a long drawn out divorce. I have not had time to work on Find A Grave except for quick updates on memorials.
Added by Mamaquilts on Mar 15, 2015 8:23 PM
Rick Foster
Potter's field Update
While researching burials at Highland Park I was informed from the main office that Potter's field is indeed part of Highland Park.. I submitted a correction to add a link to Potters field. And found many created as Highland's parks memorials that are actually buried in Potters Field. Potter's field is actually section 300. There are at least 15000 buried there. I will be adding and requesting transfers to memorials I find in the the future. I have also added cemetery photos which are ironically also on Highland Parks main page. If you have any ideas how to link the two please let me know. After walking the entire site I found only three markers, I entered two of them, and requested a transfer from the original creator. If not I will have to create a new memorial.
Added by Rick Foster on Mar 14, 2015 10:53 AM
Potter's field / Cleveland
According to their death records.

Adolph Kliment is buried at Highland Park Cemetery
Irene Kos is also buried at Highland Park Cemetery

Normally, potter's field is a part of the cemetery that indigent persons were buried. Or bodies that were not claimed were buried. It's not a cemetery in and of itself.

However, upon further research, it appears that Josephine and Katherine were buried in a Cemetery named Potter's Field which is on Green Road. More information can be found here

Josephine Burns is buried Green Rd. Cem.
Katherine Burns is buried Green Road

You can find their death records on site. You can go to search and then type in their
Added by Mamaquilts on Oct 19, 2014 8:47 PM
M. A. Claxton
J. H. McDill memorial
Thank you for your addition for John H. McDill's memorial. In adding your information, I found that there was a duplicate memorial created after the one I now manage. Hopefully this will all be cleared up and we now have more complete information on the memorial. I appreciate the help and certainly appreciate the chance to clear up the duplication.

Mary Ann
Added by M. A. Claxton on Aug 26, 2014 12:15 PM
Jen Whiteree
RE: Frances Wyatt
I went to that cemetery a few years ago and there are frequently requests for photos there. I wish Find a Grave had a way to "block" additional requests for a stone once it is determined that one doesn't exist.

It is an interesting site. There was a church there, but now it is nothing but crumbled brick foundations. The woods have overgrown the area and only one significant stone remains, and a few broken ones or topped over. The property is now within a farm, and occasionally, the cows will be in the area tromping all over everything. I had to toss a bed quilt over the barbed wire fence to get in there and hope a cow didn't chase me down!
Added by Jen Whiteree on Aug 10, 2014 5:52 PM
Jay Rarick
Frances Wyatt
Hello Margaret,

The images on the "Dettingen Parish" Cemetery site in Find-a-Grave are apparently of the "Slaty Run Church" cemetery. A County Historical Society survey of cemeteries covered this cemetery. It is on private property and is abandoned. It contains 18th and early 19th century burials, of which there may be as many as 200. Of these only 5 have any discernible grave markers with information. All of these are 19th century and none are Wyatts.

In colonial Virginia, Parishes were political entities as well as religious ones. Dettingen Parish covered much of Prince William County and was served by more than one Church edifice. Slaty Run (at what became Brentsville) was an 18th century "Chapel of Ease" for those living in the western part of the county.

The Parish Church was the so-called Quantico Church at Dumfries. The Historical Society survey of the Dumfries Cemetery in 2001 does not list any Wyatts, but many 18th Century grave markers did not survive as they may have been wood, soft stone or just field stones used as head and foot markers. Many others did not survive the Civil War.

I wish I could offer more information, but, when Bishop White tried to collect the Parish Registers in the 1850s he discovered that many of the Episcopal Parish records did not survive the disestablishment of the Church by the Commonwealth at the end of the 18th Century (e.g. the Court Clerks in Fauquier County, next door, were ripping the pages out of the Hamilton Parish register and using them to light cigars!).

v/r - Jay Rarick
Added by Jay Rarick on Jul 24, 2014 11:40 PM
Glenn Fleming
RE: William Farris Woods' Grave


Your very welcome.If I can be of any further assistance don't be afraid to ask!

Best regards,

Added by Glenn Fleming on Jul 18, 2014 12:16 PM
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