Lamar Family Burial Ground

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John Lamar (1692-1758) acquired the first part of "Ryley's Discovery", 340 acres, in the early 1700s. The property was located in Collington Hundred. The area now is off of Central Avenue (Rt. 214) a little east of the junction of Enterprise Road. A portion of the land was devised to his son, Robert Lamar in his will dated 1758. At the death of Susannah Tyler Lamar in 1784, the remaining land was divided. 80 acres was conveyed to William Bishop Lamar who in turn conveyed it to Benjamin Hall. He conveyed 260 acres to his son Richard Lamar who in turn assigned it to Gabriel Duvall.

The part of the property that included the original Lamar home was purchased by John B. Bowie and was renamed Friendship". John B. Bowie family cemetery was located there on a hilltop within an iron fence about 200 yards from where the Lamar home stood. There were a dozen marked stones and the plaque on the iron gate read, "John B. Bowie Perpetual Burying Ground". The Bowie plot is within the perimeters of what is now Northampton Estates.

Robert Lamar conveyed his part of Ryley's Dicovery to his son Richard, who in turn left it to his son, James. In 1826, James passed land to Samuel Childs, the husband of his sister, Elizabeth Ann Lamar.

The entire property is currently developed and there are no remaining gravestones for the family members that were interred there many years ago.

  • Added: 20 Apr 2014
  • Find A Grave Cemetery: #2537845