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More About Claymont Cemetery
cemetery is located on the back acres of what was then Captain Joseph's
plantation at the edge of Lynchburg known as Locust Grove. The headstones
had fallen over and were grown over with grass, buried by urban development.
Bob and Annie Poindexter, along with Edith Poindexter, fought a long
battle to restore regognition of the cemetery by the subdivision residents,
and today it is marked by a single large marble stone with the names
of who is buried there. Three stones were uncovered in this cemetery
around 1994/95. With Bob and Annie's leadership, they were moved to
a nearby cemetery at the Shiloh Methodist Church, Forest Virginia,
in 1997. The single new monument now marks the cemetery. The stones
that were moved ncluded a big flat stone for Dabney, the head stone
for his wife Elizabeth and the third stone had Mary W. and the daughter's
name Frances Stark.
Buried at this
- Samuel Jacob Poindexter Sr., oldest son of Captain Joseph, Dec. 29,
1767-Sept. 18, 1841
- Ann Slaughter Poindexter, first wife of Samuel J. Poindexter,
Dec. 1765- Feb. 15, 1797
- Sarah Garth Poindexter, second wife, March. 29, 1767-Apr. 10,
- Judith Poindexter, infant daughter of Samuel J. and Sarah
G. Poindexter, Dec. 18, 1798 - Jan. 1799
- Thomas Poindexter, infant son of Samuel J. and Sarah G. Poindexter,
Oct. 30, 1799 - Nov. 1799
- William Dabney Poindexter, Nov.17, 1791- Sept. 27, 1848, Capt. Joseph's
grandson, Samuel's son.
Mary W. Durrette, first wife of Richard W. Poindexter, April 28,
1827- March 26, 1856
- Mary Elizabeth Watts, wife of William D. Poindexter, March 15,
1801--Jan. 8, 1865
- Francis Stark Poindexter, daughter of Richard W. and Mary W.
Poindexter April 10,1853-Aug. 22, 1854.
NOTE: Bob and Annie
Poindexter live in the Lynchburg area and are long time members of the
PDA. Bob is descended from Capt. Joseph. Edith is married to Jack Poindexter,
of Long Island, VA. They are also members of the PDA. Long Island is the
community that Whipping Creek Plantation was associated with. If you were
on the bus tour at the reuion in lynchburg, you will remember Edith, she
was our wonderful tour guide.
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