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Stafford in Stafford County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)

Truslow Family Cemetery

Truslow Family Cemetery Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Kevin W., July 27, 2018
1. Truslow Family Cemetery Marker
Inscription.  Benjamin Truslow, farmer, married Lillie Dent, daughter of Frederick Dent and Sarah Knight, on September 10, 1893. Sarah Knight was the daughter of Lewis and Roberta Knight, who owned the log house to the east. Census records suggest that Truslow was a tenant farmer as he was noted as renting a house, instead of owning. By 1900, the couple had three children, Ashton, May and Louise. A fourth child, Blanche, appears to have been born shortly after Benjamin''s death in 1901. After the death of her husband, Lillie was documented as living with her parents along with three of her children; Ashton (age 15), May (age 14), and Blanche (age 8). Louise appears to have died sometime between 1900 and 1910. Lillie died on October 21, 1949, nine months after her daughter May.

Ashton, the oldest of the Truslow children, was also a farmer. In 1920, Ashton married Diantha Millington. By 1930, he had changed occupations and was noted as being employed as a truck driver for the Texaco Oil Company. The following year, on September 29, 1931, Truslow died at the age of 37, leaving no heirs. May, the middle child, married Mitchell Gallant, on November
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23, 1918 in Washington DC. The couple resided in Fredericksburg, and by 1930, had three children Doris, Norris, and Ellen. A fourth child, Alfred, was born in 1934. May died at age 52 on January 15, 1949 from heart issues. Blanche, the last of the surviving children, married Ashby Brooks on December 12, 1918. By 1940, the couple had five children, Ashby, Benny, Glenna, Dorothy, and Bennie P. Brooks, however, it appears that not all the children survived. Blanche died at age 78 on March 26, 1978.

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The Truslow Cemetery formerly adjacent to Embrey Mill Road, is an example of a small rural family cemetery. Studies of the cemetery indicated that four people were buried here within the 33-foot square enclosed by a post and wire fence.

The only marked grave is that of Benjamin Truslow, born August 18, 1871 and died June 11, 1901 at the age of 29 of peritonitis. The name and dates were hand-inscribed in the sandstone. The smaller, similarly shaped marker to the southeast is thought to be the grave's accompanying footstone.
Erected 2018 by embrey mill by Newland Communities.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Cemeteries & Burial Sites. A significant historical date for this entry is June 11, 1901.
Location. 38° 26.728′ N, 77° 26.399′ 
Truslow Family Cemetery and Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Kevin W., July 27, 2018
2. Truslow Family Cemetery and Marker
W. Marker is in Stafford, Virginia, in Stafford County. Marker is on Crab Apple Drive just north of Embrey Mill Road, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Stafford VA 22554, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Historic Knight Family Cemetery (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Knight House (approx. 0.2 miles away); Frances R. Shelton Bridge (approx. 0.8 miles away); The Robertson-Towson House (approx. 0.9 miles away); Accokeek Iron Furnace (approx. 0.9 miles away); The Robertson Quarry (approx. one mile away); Austin Run Pyrite Mine (approx. 1.2 miles away); Peyton’s Ordinary (approx. 2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Stafford.
Benjamin Truslow Grave Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Kevin W., July 27, 2018
3. Benjamin Truslow Grave Marker
Credits. This page was last revised on July 30, 2018. It was originally submitted on July 27, 2018, by Kevin W. of Stafford, Virginia. This page has been viewed 549 times since then and 52 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on July 27, 2018, by Kevin W. of Stafford, Virginia.

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