Stratford in Westmoreland County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
The cemetery is the final resting place for many African Americans, including members of the Payne family, whose association with Stratford Hall dates back to the early 19th century and possibly to the period when Stratford was owned by the Lees. Wesley Payne (1875 – 1954), who continued to work at Stratford Hall after its acquisition by the Robert E. Lee Memorial Foundation in 1929, provided names of some family members interred here:
Walter Payne (uncle)*
Hannah Jackson Payne (mother), c. 12845 – 1886
Ardrick [Theodorick] Payne (brother), 1879 – 1883
Lal [Lawrence] Payne (brother), 1879 – 1883
Wesley Payne (great-grandfather)
Ardrick [Theodorick] Payne (great-uncle)
William Payne (great-uncle)
Walter Payne (great-uncle)
Hannah Payne (infant sister) 1886 – 1886
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: African Americans • Cemeteries & Burial Sites. A significant historical year for this entry is 1953.
Location. 38° 9.094′ N, 76° 50.07′ W. Marker is in Stratford, Virginia, in Westmoreland County. Marker can be reached from Great House Road 0.7 miles north of Stratford Hall Road. The marker is on the grounds of Stratford Hall Plantation, the birthplace of Robert E. Lee. This historic site is open to the public, for a fee. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Stratford VA 22558, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Stratford Hall (approx. 0.3 miles away); Oval Site (approx. 0.3 miles away); Clifts Plantation Burial Ground (approx. 0.6 miles away); Clifts Plantation Site (approx. 0.6 miles away); Controlling the Water Supply to the Mill (approx. ¾ mile away); The Stratford Mill (approx. ¾ mile away); The Stratford Cliffs (approx. 0.8 miles away); To Keep in Perpetual Remembrance the Name of Thomas Lee (approx. 0.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Stratford.
More about this marker. Stratford Hall is the birthplace of Robert E. Lee.
Also see . . . Stratford Hall. (Submitted on August 15, 2010, by Paul Jordan of Burlington, N. C., U. S. A..)
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