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Tholemiah Jones

Fauquier County, Virginia, USA
Death 19 Dec 1855 (aged 72)
Port Royal, Henry County, Kentucky, USA
Burial Port Royal, Henry County, Kentucky, USA
Memorial ID 52575685 · View Source
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When traveling to Kentucky to visit the graves of my many family members in 1980. I visited Port Royal Cemetery, it was highly overgrown, almost up to your waist in the older section of the cemetery.

Sometime in 1990-1991 the Cemetery Association allowed the caretaker, to use a bush hog to push all the headstones in the older section of the cemetery into piles, to allow for the "thistle" to be cut, and grass to grow. This was approved by the Cemetery Association (per telephone call in March 2006 with Vicki Johnson, Member of the Board of Directors for the Cemetery Association who said that this was how it was done. She also informed me that they have "no record" of the locations of any of the graves in the cemetery, even though they were continuing to sell graves there. She also told me that it was their intent to create a "new location" for this headstone and reset them. As of August 2016, these headstone are still in piles and have not been reset. I contacted the Kentucky Attorney General and filed a complaint, and suggest that others do the same). Several of these headstones were destroyed or broken during this act.

Tholemiah Jones, son of Revolutionary War Soldier, George Jones, were among those graves that were displaced due to this "deliberate" distruction by the Cemetery Association.

Written by Teresa Goodwin-Skaggs, 5th Great-Granddaughter of Tholemiah Jones

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  • Added: 19 May 2010
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  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Tholemiah Jones (24 Feb 1783–19 Dec 1855), Find A Grave Memorial no. 52575685, citing Port Royal Cemetery, Port Royal, Henry County, Kentucky, USA ; Maintained by GenealogyGirl (contributor 46564531) .