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Friday, November 30, 2012

Next FTF Post is up: fun in a cemetery

Fresh on the heels of my cemetery escapade yesterday comes my latest Family Tree Firsts post.  You can read all about a recent trip to a nearby cemetery here. 

I was a bit disappointed that the cemetery was locked, after the ranger told me it was open, but I enjoyed myself anyway.  My husband was very happy that I did not go ahead with my first inclination of scaling the brick wall.  Having to rescue your wife from a locked cemetery, or worse yet explain to an ER doctor why your wife broke her leg, did not sound like a fun idea to him.

Besides the large center stone I did take quite a few other photographs.  These were all taken at the main gate peering through with my zoom lens.  So, without further ado, here are the results from my first cemetery visit!
The Chancellorsville Family Cemetery
The front gate

Here are interred
George Chancellor, Esquire. (1785-1836)

of Chancellorsville
Son of John and Elizabeth (Edwards) Chancellor and
Grandson of John Chancellor (1726 – 1815) and his wife
Nee Jane Monroe. Aunt of President James Monroe.
In 1814 He Married
Ann (Lyon) Pound (1783-1860)
Only Daughter of James Lyon (1755-1836) of Falmouth, VA.
And his wife Nee Mary Longwill (1748-1794) of Cecil Co., MD.
Ann was the widow of Captain Richard Pound of Fairview who
Is also interred here. As a Wedding Gift her only Half
Brother, William Lorman, ESQ. (1764-1841) of Baltimore,
Erected the mansion called Chancellorsville in 1815-1816

Mary Edwards Chancellor
Wife of
John Thomas Frazer
Daughter of Major Sanford Chancellor
Born May 7, 1827
Died at Coventry
Spotsylvania County, VA
Oct 22 ?

 Rev. M.S.Chancellor
June 29. 1815,
Feb. 20. 1895.
"Eye hath not seen, nor ear heard,
neither have entered into the heart
of man, the things which God hath
prepared for them that love Him."

(On Left)
Thomas Chancellor  
9 VA Cav
(In Center)
In Memory of
My Mother
Lucie F. Chancellor
Wife of Rev. M.S.Chancellor
Sept. 5, 1834
In The 37th Year of
Her Age

 (In Foreground)
William R. Crady
9 VA. Cav
(In Background)
On the left side:
George Edwards
Major of Cavalry
On the right side:
Melzi Sanford
At Rest

 Susan Margaret Chancellor
Wife of
Vespasian Chancellor
Born at Forest Hall Feb 19 1847
Daughter of
Major Sanford Chancellor
And His Wife
Frances Longwill Pound
Died at Fredericksburg VA.
Dec 28 1935




  1. Wow, great photos taken through a gate!

    1. I love my little camera. My husband gave it to me as a gift a few years ago so that I could take better pictures when we went to museums. The camera goes “through” the glass so you get clean images and no glare when you take a picture. I have also taken some great images of the stained glass at the Philadelphia Art Museum with it (because the glass is two stories up and fills very large windows. It is a Cannon PowerShot SX20IS and I have not been disappointed yet.