m. 26 SEP 1853
Facts and Events
Marriage Index - Rockingham Co GenWeb Site (usgenweb/archives/va/rockingham/vitals/rocmarm.txt)
1 9 1901 Marshall, Ida H. Phelps, Edward M. 2
Cemetery Elk Run Cemetery - Section 1 Page 1 Location Elkton, Rockingham County, Virginia. Take Route 33 East to Elkton. Take Route 340 North (Stuart Avenue). Go a short distance then turn right on Rockingham or Spottswood Avenue. Both will take you to the cemetery. Notes Well maintained. Refer to Map for location of Sections 1 through 16. You will find on the map Row Numbers and arrows point to the direction headstones were recorded. Please note in Section 1 there is an area noted as Slave Cemetery. there is a headstone in this area that reads "Beloved Slaves-Gone But Not Forgotten."
Survey Date and Recorder December 2003 Graham & Barbara Hensley
From Patricia Talsness: Just to give you some information besides dates, I was told Edward Manning Phelps was a wagon painter. He lettered and scrolled wagons for businesses I suppose. One cold day while painting, he swallowed the rubbing alchol used in painting by accident and this killed him. Your dates are correct and my great-grandmother remained a widow for 55 years. When you see her picture, maybe that will explain why . . . I did visit her gravesite in Elkton, VA a few years back. Edward is buried in an unmarked grave while Ida has quite an elaborate stone. As I was told, she came from a family who owned quite a bit of land in what is now the Shenandoah National Park but was on the wrong side when the Yankees came through. She lived in a small house without electricity at the end of her life. My uncle told me he remembered her walking out the backdoor, grabbing a chicken by the neck and giving it a good swing then putting it in the pot. Those were the good old days.,