Washington Thompson Cemetery

Of the hundreds of Pittsylvania County cemeteries I’ve visited, this is one of the most interesting and unique. Especially Mr. Washington Thompson’s gravestone, which is not only inscribed with his own birth and death dates, but those of his children as well.

Gravestone transcription:
SACRED TO THE MEMORY
of
Mr. WASHINGTON THOMPSON
who was born 1st May 1766, was married to Miss Jane Stott
23rd November 1785, and Died the 19th May 1841
Aged 75 years & 18 days
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The following are the names of his children Nancy S. Thomps
on was born 7th april 1787. Samuel Thompson was born 11th June
1789, and died 29th July 1814. Rawley S. Thompson was born
10th January 1792. James S. Thompson was born 18th Septemb
er 1794. John Thompson was born 25th March 1797, and died
20th June 1840. Elisabeth Thompson was born 30th September
1799. George W. Thompson was born 26th February 1802
and died 26th February 1829. Martha J. Thompson was born
10th October 1804. Jane G. Thompson was born 2nd July 1807
and died 19th March 1841. Rebecca W. Thompson was born 15th
November 1809. Waddy Thompson was born 16th May 1812
and died 13th August 1820.