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Newport News, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

The Cemetery

The Civil War at Endview

 

—A living history museum —

 
The Cemetery Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, August 11, 2008
1. The Cemetery Marker
Inscription. Located near a circa 1630 house site, this graveyard has held the mortal remains of the Harwood family and other persons since the seventeenth century. Southern plantations typically had a private plot containing the graves of several generations of family members. However, the Endview cemetery has only a few markers left that clearly identify the deceased.

Humphrey K. Harwood was the nephew of the last Harwood who owned Endview Plantation and the first cousin of Dr. Humphrey Harwood Curtis, Jr. Humphrey Harwood is buried here with his wife Lucy (who died in childbirth), sons Daniel and Newton, and daughter Ellen. The three children’s graves underscore the high childhood mortality rate in the antebellum era.

Sidebar: John L. Harwood, the brother of Humphrey K. Harwood, was a Confederate veteran. Harwood enlisted on May 27, 1861, in Company H of the 32nd Virginia Infantry Regiment. His cousin, Dr. Curtis, organized and drilled Company H on Endview’s lawn. Private Harwood was slightly wounded at Antietam on September 17, 1862, and was later captured at Saylor’s Creek on April 6, 1865. He died in Norfolk, Virginia in 1890.
 
Erected by Endview Living History Museum.
 
Location. 37° 12.667′ N, 76° 34.105′ 
Marker at the Endview Plantation image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, August 11, 2008
2. Marker at the Endview Plantation
W. Marker is in Newport News, Virginia. Marker can be reached from Yorktown Road (Virginia Route 238), on the right when traveling north. Click for map. Marker is on the grounds of the Endview living history museum. Marker is in this post office area: Newport News VA 23603, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Endview Spring (within shouting distance of this marker); The Dairy Building (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Endview (approx. 0.2 miles away); a different marker also named Endview (approx. 0.2 miles away); Lebanon Church (approx. 0.2 miles away); Aviation Field Yorktown (approx. 0.2 miles away); a different marker also named Lebanon Church (approx. 0.2 miles away); Lee Hall (approx. 0.8 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Newport News.
 
More about this marker. The sidebar on the left of the marker contains a photograph by Gary Borland, TBE Group, Inc. of the grave of John L. Harwood.
 
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker. Markers found at the Endview Plantation.
 
Also see . . .  History of Endview Plantation. Endview Plantation website. (Submitted on March 1, 2009, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.) 
 
Categories. Cemeteries & Burial SitesWar, US Civil
 
The Endview Cemetery image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, August 11, 2008
3. The Endview Cemetery
Only a few grave stones remain in the cemetery at Endview.
The grave of John L. Harwood image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, August 11, 2008
4. The grave of John L. Harwood
This is the grave that is mentioned in the sidebar of the marker.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 865 times since then and 73 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on , by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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