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|Mary Kay Wills- Hall||RE: Mary Jane Wills Piper|
Sorry i don't have a photo of Ralph Piper. I wish we did. Yes im related to Mary Jane Wills she is my Great Great Aunt. Sorry i couldn't be of help to you.
|larry eanes||RE: Thanks|
You are welcome, but I was just there photographing the entire section, but I hope they helped anyway,Larry
|K A Bassett||RE: Thanks|
You're very welcome! Glad I could help
|Shelli Steedman||Retha Wolfe Palmer|
Hi, I was wondering if Don Palmer is still living. Retha was my 3rd cousin 1x removed.
|Barbara Matthews||Martha Gray Moore|
She was my GG-Aunt and I would love to know more about her if you have any other information. All I know is she was married to R.E. Moore and they had an infant daughter who died. I also have the photo with Martha, one of her brothers and two sister, Mary Wilson and my Great Grandmother Augusta Gray Matthews. I'm trying to fill in this side of the family and any information you might have and be willing to share would be wonderful.
|Jay Ward||Location of Stone|
Mary Beverly is buried under the floor of Lower Methodist church in Hartfield, Died June 1st it is inscribed on stone. Here is more info.
MIDDLESEX — Dating from Colonial days, after 336 years of varied history, Lower United Methodist Church at Hartfield in Middlesex County will celebrate homecoming Sunday.
The Church of England church began as the Piankatank Chapel, a wooden building dating back to 1657. The chapel burned and was replaced by the brick building that is used today.
According to the Christ Church Vestry book, orders were that the church should be built ``Two and fifty foot long in the clere and 30 foot wide and that the roofe for the said church be hipped above the wind beams'' for 90,000 pounds of sweet-scented tobacco, valued at about $4,000.
After the Colonial period and the Revolutionary War, the Church of England was no longer in favor and the church was abandoned. The building was later used by Methodists, Baptists and was a school at one time.
In 1857, Robert Healy, a prominent Methodist, bought the church and 4 acres of land from the vestry of the Protestant Episcopal Church for $300 and gave it to the Methodists. He gave $2 for every $1 raised until the sum of $500 was raised to repair the building.
Through the years, two annexes have been added and many improvements made to the building. The most recent renovation, just completed, includes repairing the clear glass windows, refinishing the pews, altar railing and floors. New carpeting has been installed.
LOWER UNITED METHODIST CHURCH
Obvious reminders of the age of Lower United Methodist Church include:
* A communion chest, predating the church, ordered built to hold the silver, linens and other articles of communion for 300 pounds of sweet-scented tobacco.
* A marble slab over the grave of Mary Beverley, who died in 1678, that was raised and laid flush when a new floor was installed. The inscription, written in Old English, reads: ``Here lyeth interred the body of Mrs. Mary Beverley, wife of Maj. Robert Beverley, mother of nine sonnes and three daughters who departed this life the first day of June 1678, aged fortie one yeares, three months. Haveing been married to him 12 years 2 months and was - `A careful Mother teaching vertuous life. Happy and makeing happy when a wife. Religious to example. May all strive to imitate her vertues whilst alive.''
* A brick on the left side of the front entrance with ``17 A 15'' carved on it, showing the date and the A for the initial of Capt. Henry Armistead, the builder.
* The deep walls, 27 inches thick, framing the fan-shaped windows built of clear glass
Added by Jay Ward on Jan 07, 2017 7:01 PM
|Ann R||Duplicate... Ansley Family Cem|
Sorry, I did not realize that I had created a duplicate memorial for Thomas Ansley, Sr when I transferred to you. Would you please delete it. That's in McDuffie Co, Thomson, GA.
Added by Ann R on Nov 13, 2016 2:15 AM
|Andrea Sharpe||Welby Jack Bonner|
I saw you were related to Welby Jack Bonner Sr. he was my grandfather.
|Steven L. Marvin||Robert Marvin|
I saw that you are the 3 cousin 6x removed from Robert Marvin I was wondering how much research you have done on that line.
|Kelly Brown||Edwin and Florrie Madill|
I am trying to fill a photo request for the Madill's. I see you are related. I contacted the cemetery caretaker and he met me at the cemetery. The location he states is for them, has no headstone. There are other Madill's in the same row. Whoever created the memorial noted that the headstone was inscribed with "ED". So it makes me think there should be a stone. Do you have any idea if there should be a stone? Thanks for any help.
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