Ground Penetrating Radar at Linton Graveyard in Washington County

I have the most exciting news for everyone, but especially descendants of Captain John Hancock Linton and William Moran! A gentleman will be coming to the cemetery to use ground penetrating radar to give us an idea of how many people are actually buried in this small family graveyard. There are seven stones in the large, fenced in, graveyard. With so much extra room I am sure there are more people buried here that do not have gravestones. Family lore has it that many infants and children were buried here. Ann Nancy Mason Linton, wife to Captain John, died four years before him. I am sure she is buried here. Edward Barber Edwards who married Nancy Linton, daughter of John and Ann Linton, is possibly buried here as well as Nancy. Edward died in 1824, some years before Captain John.

What secrets will be revealed? Only time will tell. We may have a cemetery with many more burials than the seven we know. As the fence was erected about 1910, I couldn’t say if the descendants who put it up knew the boundaries of this family cemetery. Are more people buried around the perimeter? This is of concern since Redemption Point Church of God, who purchased the property, have buried some of their parishioners outside the fenced in cemetery. I would not want them to disturb a grave. I must give Redemption Point credit – they keep the cemetery immaculate!

Another project is to place a gravestone at the foot of Captain John Linton’s grave, listing his military service in the Revolutionary War as a Captain in the Loudoun County, Virginia, militia. I will keep you up-to-date! Let me know if you would like to help with these endeavors.

In memory of John Linton who departed this life December 4th, 1836, in the 86th year of his age.

John Linton is my is my 4th and 5th great-grandfather as I descend from two of his children, William and Nancy.
William Linton, son of Captain John and wife Ann Mason, is my 3rd great-grandfather.
Eliza Lyon Moran Linton is wife to William, and my 3rd great-grandmother. She was the daughter of William Moran, Jr., and his first wife Mary Barber.
In memory of William Moran, Sr., who died 3rd January 1838, aged 63 years, 10 months and 17 days. William is my 4th great-grandfather.
In memory of Rev. Benjamin Linton, aged in the 87th year of his age. Benjamin is a son of Captain John and Ann Nancy Mason, my 4th great uncle. He lived in Logan County, Kentucky. His daughter Mildred Linton is buried in this cemetery as she married John L. Edwards.
Mildred Nancy Linton Edwards, born June 29, 1806, died February 25, 1873. My first cousin 4x removed.
John Linton Edwards, born October 12, 1800, died December 23, 1883. John is my 4th great uncle.

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  1. Who will be performing the service? I am working on a cemetery in Anderson County that dates back to the 1820’s.

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