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Julia Whiteley Branch

 
 
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By Devry Becker Jones, August 14, 2021
1. Julia Whiteley Branch Marker
Inscription.  
Julia Whiteley Branch (c. 1850-1937) was a respected midwife and beloved nurse in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. The families she attended were among those prominent in the development of Lynchburg and include Sydnor, Harris, Ivey, Dabney, Hirsch, Horner and Lee.

The exact location of Julia Branch's grave is not known but her daughter, Winnie, and her brother, Phillip Pleasant, are buried nearby.

The American holly tree planted at the Branch family plot is given by his family in memory of William R. Barksdale, III (1927-1992), who as an infant, was cared for by Julia Branch.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: African AmericansCemeteries & Burial SitesScience & MedicineWomen.
 
Location. 37° 24.921′ N, 79° 9.495′ W. Marker is in Lynchburg, Virginia. Marker can be reached from Taylor Street, 0.2 miles north of 4th Street, on the left when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1513 Fifth St, Lynchburg VA 24501, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this
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marker. Julia Whitely Branch Family (here, next to this marker); Cemetery Caretakers (a few steps from this marker); Gravemarkers in the Old City Cemetery (a few steps from this marker); Gravestone Carvers in the Old City Cemetery (a few steps from this marker); Gravestone Style & Material (a few steps from this marker); African Burial Customs (a few steps from this marker); Hearse House & Caretakers' Museum (within shouting distance of this marker); Old City Cemetery (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Lynchburg.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 18, 2021. It was originally submitted on August 18, 2021, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. This page has been viewed 99 times since then. Photo   1. submitted on August 18, 2021, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia.

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