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Near Petersburg in Dinwiddie County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

The Boisseau Family Cemetery

Tudor Hall Plantation

 
 
The Boisseau Family Cemetery Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, April 23, 2007
1. The Boisseau Family Cemetery Marker
Inscription. Many nineteenth-century Virginians buried deceased family members near their homes rather than in distant church yards. While we do not know when this cemetery was established, the only grave marker on this property belonged to Martha Eliza T. Boisseau Jones, daughter of Tudor Hall’s first owners. Martha died on February 29, 1840, apparently while giving birth to twins who were buried with their mother. Martha Jones’ remains and marker were moved to Blandford Cemetery in Petersburg in 1955. Archaeologists surveyed three unknown additional burials at this site in 1997.
 
Erected by Pamplin Historical Park.
 
Location. 37° 10.818′ N, 77° 28.72′ W. Marker is near Petersburg, Virginia, in Dinwiddie County. Marker can be reached from Duncan Road (Virginia Route 670), on the left when traveling south. Click for map. Marker is in Pamplin Historical Park. Marker is in this post office area: Petersburg VA 23803, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Kitchen and Servants Hall (within shouting distance of this marker); Tudor Hall Barn (within shouting distance of this marker); Tudor Hall (within shouting distance of this marker);
Marker at Tudor Hall image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, April 23, 2007
2. Marker at Tudor Hall
This small cemetery is located behind Tudor Hall in Pamplin Historical Park.
Kitchen Garden (within shouting distance of this marker); Tobacco Barn (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Big House (about 400 feet away); The Plantaton Landscape (about 500 feet away); Tudor Hall Field Quarter (about 500 feet away). Click for a list of all markers in Petersburg.
 
More about this marker. The left of the marker contains a photograph of a grave marker that was originally located at this site. It has a caption of "The gravestone of Martha Eliza T. Boisseau Jones in Petersburg’s Blandford Cemetery. She was only 21 years old when she died. Her husband, Robert H. Jones later married her sister, Ann E. Boisseau."
 
Also see . . .  Tudor Hall Plantation. Pamplin Historical Park website. (Submitted on January 19, 2009, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.) 
 
Categories. Cemeteries & Burial Sites
 
Blandford Cemetery image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, April 25, 2007
3. Blandford Cemetery
The remains of Martha Eliza T. Boisseau Jones and her twins were moved to this cemetery from the Boisseau Family Cemetery in Pamplin Historical Park.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 754 times since then and 66 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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