Graveyard Section Archives: Section 4

 

 

 

 

Eleanor Benson

 

To the Memory of Mrs. Eleanor Benson who departed this life the 22nd of May 1799 Aged 38 years.

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ID -44



Birth -1761

Death - 1799

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[1] Died, Wife Of John

[2] Daughter Of John Married F. Sturman

[3] “the worthy consort of MR. John Benson”

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[1] Virginia Herald 24 Jun 1799 3×3

[2] Virginia Herald 26 Feb 1802 2×1

[3] Virginia Herald May 24, 1799 3×3


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John Whitfield

 

“In memory of John Whitfield of Whitehaven who departed this life the 22nd of March 1766 in the 25th year of his Age.”

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ID -61



Birth -1741

Death - 1766

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Profession- Unknown

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Catherine Hart

 

Catherine Rose Daughter of J. R. & A. M. S. Hart  Aged 9 Mos. & 14 days.  [Footstone C.R.H.  No dates on either stone].

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ID -60


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[1] J. R. may be John R. Hart who married  A. M. S. Goodwin (Hart)

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[1] Virginia Herald 24 Oct 1835 3×3


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Elizabeth Goodwin

 

“In Memory of ELIZABETH the infant daughter of Thomas & Ann M. Goodwin who departed this life at 6 o’clock on the Morning of the 3rd September 1813  Aged 1 year, 5 months and 27 days.  Sleep sweet Babe with angels sleep.” Both Thomas and Ann are buried at St. George’s.

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ID -59



Birth -1812

Death - 1813

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Profession- Unknown

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Catherine Simons

 

Here lies the Body of Catherine the beloved wife of David Simons Who departed this life May 14th 1794  Aged 35 years.  Also her two children lies interred with her.

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ID -58



Birth -1759

Death - 1794

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[1] Husband David Simons was a merchant selling candles in 1788-1799

[2] Store next door to Mrs. Lovell and Urquhart. Wold  West Indian Rum, brown sugar, molasses, green coffee, sack and loose salt, bard iron. “Cash or country produce”

[3] Stores in Fredericksburg and Madison County. Where before articles under David Simons, this is under “Simons and Jones.” Large assortment of fall and winter goods. Bar Iron suitable for wagon tires, German steel and cutting knives, nails, tea kettles, frying pans, smooth bore guns, dovetail saws, augers, steel saddle locks, chocolate, ladies fashionable hats, men and boys country made wool hats, pepper, all spice, brown  sugar by the barrel.

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[1] Virginia Herald 3 Jul 1788 , 14 Oct 1790 Formed  business as Simons and Jones by 17 Nov 1795
[2] Virginia Herald 11/8/1792 4×1
[3] Virginia Herald 11/17/1795 3×4


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Mary Harrison

 

In Memoriam Mary C. Harrison  Born July 28, 1852 Died Aug. 5, 1905  Asleep in Jesus.

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ID -57



Birth -1852

Death - 1905

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[1] 8/7/1905 long illness with dropsy. Age 53. Ward and Miss May (or Mary) and Sally Goodwin. Taught Public shools many years. When local telegraphy company organized she became an operator until the sale to Bell Telephone. Funeral 11am St. Georges. Interment in the Goodwin-Smith line. Spot reserved. Last of the family to be buried here.

[2] 3rd grade teacher teacher with 27 boys & 31 girls in 1886

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[1] Virginia Star 7 Aug 1905 3x 2

[2] Fredericksburg Ledger 17 Sept 1886


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William Smith, Jr.

 

In Memory of William son of Wm. and Mary Smith born April 18, 1787. At the commencement of the late War he entered the Army as a Lieutenant and departed this life whilst in the service of his country on the 30th January 1815. [Adjacent to his parents, Wm. & Mary Smith.]

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ID -56



Birth -1787

Death - 1815

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[1] Married Mary B. Madison, daughter of late Frances Madison
[2] Offered best imperial tea sugar, coffee, french brandy, molasses, brown sugar, cotton cards  War 1812 veteran

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[1] Virginia Herald 11/6/1804 3×1
[2] Virginia Herald Merchant 4/2/1805 1×1


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Mary Smith

 

In Memory of Mary, Relic of William Smith Born March 20, 1750 Departed this life July 8th 1822. [Her tomb is adjacent to her husband Wm. Smith (1746-1802).]

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ID -55



Birth -1750

Death - 1822

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[1] Possibly 7/10/1822.   73rd year – relic of William Smith. “The deceased was one of the oldest inhabitants of this place and much respected by numerous acquaintances.”

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[1] Virginia Herald, 11 Dec 1822 3×4


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William Smith

 

Here lies the body of William Smith a native of Glocestershire in England Born 25th May 1746 And departed this life October 7, 1802. An honest man is the noblest work of God.

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ID -54



Birth -1746

Death - 1802

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[1] Dry goods which he is determined to sell at prime cost for cash or country produce

[2] Meeting of the subscribers of the Protestant Episcopal Church. Electing 12 trustees for 3 years. John Chew in there too

[3] Gentleman much respected by his acquaintance

[4] Former postmaster died age 64

[5] Merchant

[6] Church Warden

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[1] Virginia Herald Sept 8, 1795 3×4

[2] Virginia Herald April 2, 1799 3×2

[3] Virginia Herald 3/5/1802 2×1

[4] Virginia Herald 5 Mar 1802,    2×1

[5] Virginia Herald 27 Mar 1794    3×1

[6] Virginia Herald 2 Apr 1799     3×2


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Anna Goodwin

 

In Memory of Our Mother Ann Maria Goodwin  Born February 18th 1775  Died March 18th 1849.  Her record is on high. [She was neé Smith, daughter of William Smith (1746-1802) and Mary (1750-1822) his  wife.  Mrs. Anna Maria (Smith) Goodwin’s tombstone is adjacent to her parents, and the several other Goodwin tombstones are in the same row.]

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ID -53



Birth -1775

Death - 1849

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[1] Pres. -Female Charity School  Family links:
Spouse:Thomas Goodwin (1770 – 1836)

Children:
Thomas Goodwin (1800 – 1823)*
John Harwood Goodwin (1806 – 1842)*

As noted above, she was president of the Female Charity School. This school was created by St. George’s in 1802 and supported by citizen contributions. In 1808 Miss Sophia Carter of Berea in Prince William County left $10,000 for the benefit of poor females in Fredericksburg. The Virginia State Legistature incorporated it at that point [2]

The Female Charity School still stands on Caroline Street, at Lewis though the building was sold. In 1860 governesses Elizabeth and Mary Vass oversaw 18 resident girls in 1860. Its male counterpart, located in the 200 block of Hanover Street, had by 1858 run on hard times. Its assets would be transferred to the Female Charity School after the war [2]

The Female Charity School exists to this day and the building still stands at 1119 Caroline Street at the corner of Lewis Street though they no longer occupy it. In 1860 governesses Elizabeth and Mary Vass oversaw 18 resident girls in 1860. Its male counterpart, located in the 200 block of Hanover Street, had by 1858 run on hard times. Its assets would be transferred to the Female Charity School after the war.[3]

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[1] Virginia Heraald 31 Jan 1835      3×4
[2] https://news.google.com/newspapers?nid=1297&dat=19100514&id=jsxNAAAAIBAJ&sjid=PooDAAAAIBAJ&pg=6991,2613937&hl=en
[3] https://fredericksburghistory.wordpress.com/2011/03/20/schooling-antebellum-style/


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