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Name of Deceased: Gene Shelton Adams Sr.
Newspaper: Fauquier Times-Democrat
Submitters Name: Bea. Adams King

Obit: Gene Shelton Adams, Contractor
Gene Shelton Adams, 64, of Catharpin, died June 16, 2005 at INOVA-Fairfax Hospital.  He was a self-employed contractor.
He is survived by his wife Shirley E. Adams, a daughter, Deborah Thorpe of Catharpin;  sons Gene S. Adams Jr. and David Adams of Amissville;  and nine grandchildren.  Also surviving are brothers Warren Adams of The Plains, Robert Adams of Warrenton, Kenneth Adams of Louisa and James Adams of Bealeton;  and one sister Ethel Coburn of Purcellville.
Funeral services were held June 21, 2005 at Moser Funeral Home, Warrenton, with interment at Little Georgetown Cemetery, Broad Run.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, 124 Park St., SE, Vienna VA 22180


Name of Deceased: James Richard Adams
Newspaper: Fauquier-Times Democrat, Warrenton, VA, Wednesday, February 18, 2009
Submitters Name: Bea. Adams King

Obit: JAMES RICHARD ADAMS
James Richard Adams, 61, of Bealeton, VA died on February 11, 2009 at his residence.  He was born April 5, 1947 the son of Teddy R. and Minnie Herrell Adams.  He was a painter.  In addition to his parents he was predeceased by a son Ritchie Compton and brother Gene Adams.
Mr. Adams is survived by four children:  Tony Adams and wife Tammy of Brandy Station, VA.  Jamie Adams and wife Michele of Boston, VA Scotty Adams and wife Stacie of Bealeton, VA and Tammy Sheetz of Tazewell, VA and siblings Warren Adams of The Plains, VA, Bob Adams of Warrenton, VA and Kenny Adams of Louisa, VA.
Also grandchildren Amanda, Paige, Erika, and Bailey Adams.  The family received friends on Sunday, Feb. 15, 2009 at Moser Funeral Home, where services were held on Monday, Feb. 16, 2009.  Interment followed in Little Georgetown Cemetery, Broad Run, VA.


Name of Deceased: Minnie Lee Herrell Adams
Newspaper: The Fauquier Democrat
Submitters Name: Bea. Adams King

Obit: Mrs. Minnie Adams
Mrs. Minnie Lee Adams, 75, of The Plains, died March 25, 1983 at Fauquier Hospital.
She is survived by her husband Teddy R. Adams, five sons, Kenneth Adams, Alexandria, Gene Adams, Catharpin, Warren, Bob, and James Adams, The Plains, a foster daughter Ethel Coburn, Purcellville, three brothers, Robert Herrell, The Plains, Edward Herrell, Warrenton, and Henry Herrell, Catlett, 18 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
Funeral services were conducted March 28 at Moser Funeral Home by Rev. Cynthia Coleman.  Interment was at Little Georgetown Cemetery, Broad Run.


ADAMS

DIED      

At the residence of her husband, near Piedmont, Fauquier county, Va., January 31, 1875, Mrs. MARIA VIRGINIA, wife of Wm. D. Fowler, esq., and daughter of the late Benj. F. Adams, aged 38.      

At the residence of his nephew, J. L. Adams, esq., near Piedmont, Fauquier county, Va., on the morning of February 9, 1875, RICHARD ADAMS, aged 79.      

In Washington, D. C., Feb. 21, 1875, NANNIE C. ADAMS, daughter of J. L. Adams, esq., of Piedmont, Fauquier county, Va.      

In Fredericksburg, on Wednesday morning, 24th inst., Mrs. DORATHEA LANGE, wife of Wm. Lange, in the 47th year of her age. [SOURCE: Alexandria Gazette (Alexandria, VA), Friday, February 26, 1875 – transcribed by Debbie Gibson]



Name of Deceased: Theodore Roosevelt Adams
Newspaper: Fauquier Times-Democrat
Submitters Name: Bea. Adams King

Obit: Teddy R. Adams
Carpenter
Teddy R. Adams, 85, of The Plains died on June 5, 1996 at his residence.  He was a farmer and carpenter in the construction business.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Minnie Lee Adams.
He is survived by his sons, Robert L. Adams of Warrenton, Warren Adams of The Plains, Kenneth Adams of Alexandria, Gene Adams, Sr. of Catharpin and James Adams of Morrisville; foster daughter Ethel Coburn of Purcellville;  17 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren, and one great-great-grandchild.
Services were held on June 8 at Moser Funeral Home, Inc. in Warrenton, with interment in Little Georgetown Cemetery in Broad Run.

Name of Deceased: William Warren Adams
Submitters Name: Bea. Adams King

Obit: WILLIAM WARREN ADAMS
July 5, 1935 - August 19, 2010
William Warren Adams, 75 of The Plains, VA, died on August 19, 2010 at Prince William Hospital.  He was born July 5, 1935 the son of Teddy and Minnie Herrell Adams.  He was predeceased by his parents and two brothers, Gene and James R. Adams.
Mr. Adams is survived by his wife Sally M. Adams and children Douglas Long, Front Royal, VA and Cheryl Bellazzi of New Jersey, brothers Robert Adams, Warrenton, VA and Kenneth Adams, Louisa, VA and sister Ethel Coburn, Purcellville, VA, also grandchildren Shannon, Ashton, Crystal and Tom and great grandchildren Lyndzie, Carleigh and Lana.
The family will receive friends at Moser Funeral Home on Friday, August 20, 2010 from 7-9 PM.
Services will be private at Little Georgetown Cemetery.

BACON, MRS. HANNAH ELIZA Warrenton, Va., Dec. 3, ae. 46, wife of Rev. Joel S. Bacon, D.D., late president of Columbia College , in the District of Columbia . Source Citation: Annual OBITUARY NOTICES OF EMINENT PERSONS who have died in the United States FOR 1858; BY HON. NATHAN CROSBY; BOSTON : JOHN P. JEWETT AND COMPANY. 1859. Transcribed by Kim Mohler.

BRAGG, DR. JOHN Petersburg, Va., Sept. 25, ae. ____. He leaves behind him the reputation of a scholar, and a refined and true-hearted man. He was eminently worthy of the esteem and confidence of our community. In all the relations of life he as exemplary, and in the line of his profession he deservedly occupied a high place in public favor. Up to the summer of 1856 his health was good, and, though advanced in years, he was enabled to attend to the arduous calls of an extensive practice. Dr. B., in a remarkable degree, enjoyed the confidence of his patients, and, by his kind and assiduous attention to them, merited it. Source Citation: Annual OBITUARY NOTICES OF EMINENT PERSONS who have died in the United States FOR 1858; BY HON. NATHAN CROSBY; BOSTON : JOHN P. JEWETT AND COMPANY. 1859. Transcribed by Kim Mohler.

C.C. Boguess aged 20, of Covington, Va., died in the Hinton Hospital last Tuesday morning, March 16, of meningitis resulting from an abscess in the ear.  He was unconscious when brought to the Hospital. 
["Monroe Watchman", (Monroe Co, WV) - 18 Mar 1909, sub. by K.T.]


CAIN, DR. LEVI Near Springfield , Va. , Oct. 30, at an advanced age. He was a useful and an esteemed citizen. Source Citation: Annual OBITUARY NOTICES OF EMINENT PERSONS who have died in the United States FOR 1858; BY HON. NATHAN CROSBY; BOSTON : JOHN P. JEWETT AND COMPANY. 1859. Transcribed by Kim Mohler.


COCKRILL, Ida Jackson -- Mrs. Ida Jackson Cockrill died at the residence of Raymond Mandley in Warrenton on Wednesday, December 22 (1954).  She was teh wife of the late John Cockrill of Warrenton.  Surviving are three stepchildren, Clarence Cockrill of Leesburg; William Cockrill of Indiana, and Mrs. M. Ida Mandley of New Baltimore.  She also leaves several grandchildren.  Funeral Services were held from the Sudduth Funeral Home on December 24 with interment at the home place at Bethel. 
[Source: "Fauquier Democrat", submitted by a Friend of Free Genealogy]


COLSON, JAMES M.

Class of 1883 – JAMES MAJOR COLSON. A.M. B. 15 Oct., 1855, Petersburg, Va. Teacher. D. 22 May, 1909, Petersburg, Va. Source is: Dartmouth College Necrology, 1908-1909, Hanover, N.H. Transcribed by Kim Mohler.


COSTIN, Philadelphia, consort of William COSTIN, died in this city (Washington D.C.) Dec 13, in the 52nd year of her age.  She was born at Mt. Vernon, VA.  She leaves a husband and 7 children. December 15, 1831.
SOURCE: "National Intelligencer" as pub. in the NGSQ, vol 55, No. 1, March 1967 - Submitted by K Torp,


CRAIN, Huldah

Huldah Crain

CRAIN – Huldah died near Middleburg, Fauquier Co. Va., 24 June, 1877, in the 65th year of her age. She became a Christian in youth and lived so till her death … (long eulogy) – EBC

(Source: The St. Louis Christian Advocate; Compiled and Published by Mrs. Howard W. Woodruff, C.G.R.S.; Obituaries, July 1877 – Dec. 1879; 9 July 1877; transcribed by Kim Mohler)


FITZHUGH, Thomas -- Nov. 23, 1843 In Fauquier co., Thomas Fitzhugh, aged 81. He was a highly respected citizen, and had been for many years presiding judge of the County Court.
["Historical Collections of Virginia" by Henry Lowe, Babcock & Company, Charleston, S.C., 1845. p. 406-407; submitted by Robyn Greenlund]


FRENCH, Sarah Butler
Suddenly in Brooklyn, April 9th 1873 of apoplexy, after a few hours illness Sarah Butler French, widow of the late James French, of Fauquier county, Va.
[4/17/1873 Alexandria Gazette Submitted by Erica Beatty]


GALT, Francis T.
Surgeon of the Confederate Cruiser Alabama during the Civil War, died at his home, Woodside, near Upperville, Va., November 17, aged 83.
> Surgeon Galt was the son of Major John M. Galt, U.S. Army, and was born at Norfolk, Va., December 30, 1832. He attended the schools of Norfolk and graduated in medicine at the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, in 1854 and at once entered the United States Navy as Assistant Surgeon October 2, 1855. He was promoted to Passed Assistant Surgeon May 4, 1860, and resigned on March 20, 1861, when he offered his services to Virginia. He was assigned first to the steamer St. Lawrence and later to the Alabama, remaining on the latter ship until she was sunk in the fight with the U.S.S. Kearsarge, off Cherbourg, France. Dr. Galt was a member of Admiral Tucker‚€™s party which explored the headwaters of the Amazon River for the Peruvian Government. After the conclusion of the Civil War, Dr. Galt practiced his profession in Loudoun county, Va., which he continued until a year before his death. He is survived by a widow, one son, Mr. Herbert H. Galt, St. Paul, and a daughter, Mrs. Arthur Nevill, of Loudoun, Va.
[Source: "The Military Surgeon", January 1916. - Submitted by Linda Rodriguez]


HARTUNG, Adolph
Funeral services for Adolph Hartung, 80, who died Friday- night at his residence  12 North Boulevard, will be held this afternoon at 4 o'clock. Burial will be in Hollywood Cemetery. He is survived by his widow. Mrs. Emma E. Hartung, and three daughters. Miss Marie E. Hartung. Mrs. L. C. Jones and Mrs. C. C. Darracott.
[Richmond Times Dispatch, September 16, 1928 - Transcribed by Barbara Ziegenmeyer]


 

HITCH, Mrs. Mary "Aunt Polly" (Beebee)

MARCH 10, 1882

WENTZVILLE - MRS. MARY ‚€œAUNT POLLY‚€Ě HITCH, NEE BEEBEE, DIED FEB 11, AGE 90 YEARS. SHE WAS BORN IN FARQUIRE (sic) CO. , VA., AUG 12, 1792. SHE MARRIED GARNER B. HITCH, SR., IN VIRGINIA , DEC 10, 1815. THEY MOVED TO ST. LOUIS COUNTY IN 1837, WHERE HER HUSBAND DIED AUGUST 25, 1840. IN 1842 SHE CAME TO ST. CHARLES COUNTY . IN 1831, SHE JOINED THE BAPTIST CHURCH . SHE HAD 7 CHILDREN, AMONG WHOM ARE JAMES, GARNER B., ANN (WIFE OF ACKMAN WELSH, DECEASED, FORMER ATTY. GENL OF MO.) AND MARY, WIFE OF ATWELL HARNETT OF FLINT HILL. BURIAL WAS AT FLINT HILL, REV. VARDEMANN OFFICIATING.

(Source: St. Charles Journal, Jan. 1882. Submitted by Joanne Scobee Morgan)


KEMPER, Charles
Died on Wednesday evening Dec. 1st. 1841. at his residence Cedar Grove, near Warrenton. Fauquier Co. Va., Mr. CHARLES KEMPER, Sr.. in the 86th year of his age. He died in the same house in which he was born. In his youth he bore an honorable commission in the Army of the Revolution. He devoted many years to the instruction of youth. and served his native county more than forty years in the capacity of surveyor. His wife for more than fifty five years, and all their children, eight in number, still survive him. Near a half century ago he was ordained the first Ruling Elder in the Presbyterian church of Warrenton.
(6 January 1842 - Watchman of the South)


MARSHALL, John -- July 6, 1835 At Philadelphia, in his 80th year, John Marshall, Chief-Justice of the United States.
["Historical Collections of Virginia" by Henry Lowe, Babcock & Company, Charleston, S.C., 1845. p. 406-407; submitted by Robyn Greenlund]


MARSHALL, Thomas -- June 28, 1835. At Baltimore, Md., aged about 50, of a fractured skull, from the fall off a chimney, Thomas Marshall, of Fauquier Co., the eldest son of Chief-Justice Marshall, being on a journey to attend the death-bed of his father. He graduated in Princeton in 1803; was distinguished as a scholar, a lawyer, and a member of the legislature; and was highly esteemed fir his talents, his many virtues, and his exemplary and useful life. ["Historical Collections of Virginia" by Henry Lowe, Babcock & Company, Charleston, S.C., 1845. p. 406-407; submitted by Robyn Greenlund]


Name of Deceased: Raymond Moore
Newspaper: The Fauquier Democrat
Submitters Name: Bea. Adams King

Obit: Raymond Moore
Raymond Moore, 76, of Amissville, died March 23, 1975 at Fauquier Hospital.
He is survived by a sister Mary Young of Washington, D.C.
Funeral services were conducted March 26 at Mt. Moriah Baptist Church, Amissville, by Rev. George Bailey.  Interment was at Bethel Baptist Church Cemetery, Amissville.


MURPHY, Travis "Uncle Travis"
Died in Dog Prairie, Travis ‚€œUncle Travis‚€Ě Murphy, Feb. 25th. He was born Farquire (sic) Co., Va. in 1778. He married Charlotte Campbell in 1799, and came to Missouri in 1835. They had 6 children, only one surviving, Mrs. Dr. J. T. Overall. His wife died in 1842.
(Source: St. Charles Journal, Jan. 1882. Submitted by Joanne Scobee Morgan)


Name of Deceased: Col. Robert L. Neff
Newspaper: Fauquier Times-Democrat, Warrenton, VA, Wednesday June 12, 1996
Submitters Name: Bea. Adams King

Obit: ROBERT L. NEFF
COL., U.S. MARINE CORPS
Robert L. Neff, 59, of Wake died on May 16.  He was a Colonel in the U.S. Marine Corps.
He was a graduate of Ohio State University, Auburn University and the Clas of 1954 from Belmont High School in Ohio.  Col. Neff was a retired aviator and a Vietnam veteran.  His decorations include the Distinguished Flying Cross, Legion of Merit, Defense Service, Joint Service and Air Medals.
He was an alumnus of Industrial College of the Armed Forces, and a member of the Retired Officers Association, the Marine Corps Aviation Association, and the American Highland Cattle Association.  He served as White House Liaison Officer, Executive Officer and Presidential Command Pilot.  He and his wife, Andrea, raised Scottish Highland cattle in Wake.
 son Kevin Neff of Virginia Beach;  daughter Tania Neff of Springfield, Mass;  sister Joyce Wells of Ohio, and several nieces and nephews.
Interment with military honors was held on May 21, at Quantico National Cemetery in Triangle.
Memorial contributions may be made to The Col. Robert L. Neff Scholarship for Ethics in Business, c/o Ohio State University Scholarship Chairman Dr. Thomas A. Hephner, 14406 Crossings Way Court, Midlothian, Va. 23113.


PAYNE, William
-- Sept. 19, 1837 At Clinton, Fauquier co., aged 83, Capt. William Payne, who commanded the Faimouth Blues for several years in the early part of the revolution; and a company of volunteers, at the siege of Yorktown.
["Historical Collections of Virginia" by Henry Lowe, Babcock & Company, Charleston, S.C., 1845. p. 406-407; submitted by Robyn Greenlund]
PATTERSON, Julia Corder
-- Funeral services for Mrs. Julia Corder Patterson, who died Sunday afternoon after a lingering illness, were conducted on Tuesday afternoon by Rev. J.S. Johnston from the Warrenton Methodist Church.  The wife of Lyman Kellog Patterson, Mrs. Patterson moved to Warrenton from Beleton several years ago. Besides her husband, she is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Margaret P. Manley and Miss Julia Frances Patterson; three sons, Alfred Thomas, Lyman Kellog Jr, a private in the Army who is now stationed at Fort Meade, and Roy C. Patterson; one sister, Mrs. O.M. Price, Bealeton; one brother, George H. Corder, Arlington; and one granddaughter, Joyce Mandley. 
[Source: "Fauquier Democrat", 04/05/1942, submitted by a Friend of Free Genealogy]

PEARCE, William Andrews
Funeral services for William Andrews Pearce. 74. son of the late Archibald W. and Henrietta Pearce, of Cedar Rock. Franklin County. N. C.: who died at the home of his son-in-law. James D. McKenney. 525 South Sycamore Street. Petersburg, yesterday, will be held at the latter residence tomorrow afternoon at 4 o'clock.

Burial will be in Blandford Cemetery. Petersburg.

He is survived by three sons. Daniel W. Samuel M. and H. Lester Pearce. and a daughter. Mrs. James D. McKenney.
[Richmond Times Dispatch, September 16, 1928 - Transcribed by Barbara Ziegenmeyer]


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ame of Deceased: Lucy Frances Pendleton
Newspaper: The Fauquier Democrat
Submitters Name: Bea. Adams King

Obit: Mrs. Pendleton
Mrs. Lucy Frances Pendleton, 76, died March 23, 1983 at her home at Aldie.
Formerly of Marshall, she was the daughter of William and Elizabeth Rector.
Surviving are her daughter Mrs. Dorothy Lee Fisher, Aldie, a son Philip B. Pendleton, Warrenton, two sisters, Mrs. Maude Abernathy and Mrs. Susie Allison, The Plains, two grandchildren and three great-grandsons.
Funeral services were conducted March 26 in the Royston Funeral Home Chapel, Marshall, by Speaker Jennings Harvey.  Interment was at the Marshall cemetery.

Samuel A. Piercy PETERSBURG, VA., Dec. 17 – A telegram received here to-day from Norfolk announced the death there of Samuel A. Piercy, a former resident of Petersburg. Mr. Piercy was thirty-five years of age, and leaves a wife and one child, also several brothers and sisters. [Source: Times Dispatch, Richmond, VA, Friday, 18 Dec. 1903; transcribed by Janet Scott White]

Reuben Puffer
Funeral Services – The funeral services of Reuben S. Puffer, killed in battle on the 9th inst., in the attack on Petersburg, will be held at Dayansville next Sabbath, at 1 o'clock p.m. [The Journal And Republican (Lowville, NY) – Wednesday, June 22, 1864. Submitted by JD]
Mrs. J. F. Ribble (Petersburg VA)  
Date: 27 December 1904 Paper: Richmond Times Dispatch (Richmond, VA)   [Special to The Times-Dispatch]
PETERSBURG, VA., Dec. 26 – Mrs. J. Francis Ribble, wife of the rector of St. John’s Episcopal Church in this city, died last night at the rectory after a short illness. Mrs. Ribble was a Miss Beale of Fauquier county and the funeral will take place to-morrow at Casanova, the old family home, near Warrenton. Mrs. Ribble was a young woman of lovely character and most attractive personality and her death is mourned by many friends and admirers in this community [Submitted by Helen McKnight]

SMITH, R.M.
Death of R. M. Smith --
The death of this gentleman was a surprise to his friends, though he had been complaining for sometime. In his death society sustains a loss. His talents and his labors will be seriously missed by the community to whose good they were devoted. He died on Monday night at Ashland, where he held the position of Professor of Philosophy in Randolph Macon College.

Mr. Smith was we suppose about fifty years of age. He was born in Fauqnier; commenced life as a teacher, turned editor and publisher of the Flag of 98 at Warrenton, and during Mr. Buchanan's administration removed to Alexandria, where he published the Sentinel, a Democratic Paper, which brought him into considerable ----tlaction as an able and spirited political writer. In 1861 he joined the Confederate cause, and came to Richmond when the town of Alexandria was occupied by Federal troops. Here he was elected Public Printer to the Confederate Congress, and purchased an interest in the Enquirer, of which paper he became a coeditor with Mr. Tyler. In about a year this connection was dissolved, and Mr. Smith revived the Sentinel, which, with the exception of a brief interruption at the end of the war, was continued until 1866, when it was united with the Enquirer. In 1867 he retired from journalism and became principal of the female seminary in Petersburg, from which, in the course of a year, he passed to the professorship of Philosophy in Randolph Macon College, in which office he died.

Mr. Smith was one amongst the distinguished editors of Virginia. He was a close and cogent reasoner, and when excited to the use of sarcasm or invective he wielded a very powerful pen. He was a conscientious and sincere gentleman and a Christian. He, nevertheless, demeaned himself with that decision and manliness of conduct which in times of excitement is sure to raise up adversaries for a man while it secures for him attached and devoted friends. Nevertheless, he dies heartily regretted by all.
[Submitted by Frances Cooley]


STERNE – Sarah, relict of the late Major Charles Sterne, and dau of Col Joseph & Mary Brent Blackwell, was born in Fauquier co, Va, in Nov 1804, and died in Carrollton, Mo, 16 Nov 1877. In 1833 she came to Mo and settled in Howard co, and from thence in 1839 she removed to Carroll co, where she spent the remnant of her days (eulogy). She spent her last days with her bro, Judge AC Blackwell, who tenderly cared for her, and who is now the only surviving member of his father’s family. – C Grimes (Richmond Xian Advocate, please copy)

(Source: The St. Louis Christian Advocate; Compiled and Published by Mrs. Howard W. Woodruff, C.G.R.S.; Obituaries, July 1877 – Dec. 1879; 12 Dec. 1877; transcribed by Kim Mohler)



E. L. Turner (Norfolk and Petersburg VA)   Date: 27 December 1904 Paper: Richmond Times Dispatch (Richmond, VA)   [Special to The Times-Dispatch] NORFOLK, VA., Dec 25 – E. L. Turner; twenty-five years a resident of Petersburg, but a citizen of Norfolk for the past decade,  died at the Protestant Hospital last night. His remains will be interred in Blandford Cemetery, Petersburg to-morrow. He served in the Civil War as a member of the Prince George Cavalry. He was the father or R. E. Turner, business manager of the Virginian Pilot. [Submitted by Helen McKnight]

VOWLES, Weedon S.
Near Warrenton Junction of pneumonia on Thursday the 15th of April 1875 Weedon S. Vowles aged 49 years
[4/24/1875 Alexandria Gazette Submitted by Erica Beatty]


Name of Deceased: Eston Walker
Newspaper: The Fauquier Democrat
Submitters Name: Bea. Adams King

Obit: Eston Walker
Eston Carl Walker, 81, of Marshall, died March 26 at Fauquier Hospital.
The son of John and Fanny Benn Walker, he is survived by his sister Mrs. Harry Dion of Marshall.
Services were conducted March 29 at Trinity Episcopal Church, Marshall, by the Rev. John-Michael Van Dyke.  Interment was at Marshall cemetery.




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