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Thursday, December 29, 2022

Not What I was Looking For. I'm Not Complaining!

A friend, who also happens to be a very distant cousin (by marriage) and fellow researcher, always says, "Review! Review Review!"

I agree with this wholeheartedly. And it was because of this that I took a look at Find-a-Grave to see if I could find any burials for my Webb family of Orange County, Virginia. I did find a Find-a-Grave record for her and an article celebrating the 250th anniversary of Blue Run Baptist Church, Somerset, Orange County, Virginia. You can find the article here.

On Find-a-grave, there is a photo of her tomb along with the explanation that the tomb was probably built by the family slaves on the spot where she died after being thrown from her horse at the age of 42. The transcription says the stone says 1785; the story and the family bible say 1783. 

I find it ironic that this woman is the only one of her immediate family that is entombed or even has a marker. 

I hope you click on the link. It's an interesting story about the church.

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