Data. The Glebe Cemetery, Old Augusta, from Chalkley, 1912-1913



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The Glebe Cemetery (also known as "Glebe Burying Ground"), located near Swoope, Augusta County, Virginia, on State Highway 875, was started on land originally intended for the residence (glebe) of the first minister, Rev. John Hindman, reluctantly appointed by the vestry in 1746 after he showed up with letters of recommendation from the Governor, recommending him for employment as "rector of the parish". The residence was never built, likely because the vestry agreed to accept Rev. Hindman, provided that he would not insist upon the purchase of glebe lands for two years, and Rev. Hindman died before February 15, 1748, likely before the two-year period had expired and shortly after his arrival in Augusta County. A glebe farm was purchased and built at the foot of North Mountain, about five miles south of Swoope's Depot, along with the accompanying burying ground. [Source: Annals of Augusta County, Virginia by Joseph A. Waddell, pg. 60]. Several early settlers and victims of early Indian attacks are buried there. The Glebe Burying Ground was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1985 (#85002722)





Note:The following data extraction from Chalkley, 1912-1913, has been "regularized". See Source:Chalkley, 1912-1913 for the original presentation.
Thomas Youngborn April 6th, 1766died April 16, 1840.
Mary Youngborn May 27th, 1759died March 10th, 1831.wife of T. Young
Rebecca McCutchenwife of Samuel (stone broken).
Martha Ewinborn March 14th, 1764died July 21st, 1835.
Joseph Ewinborn October 24th, 1775died September 22d, 1835.
Martha Ewinborn February 15th, 1741died July 12th, 1828.wife of James Ewin
James Ewingborn March 4th, 1762died September 26th, 1794.
John Ewingborn December 13th, 1768died January 3d, 1794.
Sarah Ewingborn September 8th, 1766died March 7th, 1793.
Col. John Wilson died in 1773in the 72d year of his age, having served his country 27 years a representative in The Honorable House of Burgesses.
Martha Wilsondied July 10th, 1755wife of Colonel John Wilson in the 60th year of her age. (Note: perhaps John Wilson's second wife?)
Susanna McCutchandied June 10th, 1808in the 25th year of her age.
R. John McCutchandied May 27th, 1844aged 73.
Charles McCutchanborn 1736died June 29th, 1814.
Isabella McCutchandied July 4th, 1812wife of John McCutchan, in the 27th year of her age.
Samuel McCutchanborn October 25th, 1768died July 1st, 1828.
Mary Trimble died February 18th, 1770.
John Trimbledied April 22d, 1824aged 82. He lived beloved and died lamented, his hospitality was unbounded.
Capt. John Youngborn March 25th, 1737died December 5th, 1824.
Mary Youngborn March 1st, 1744died April 2d, 1772wife of above [Capt. John Young] (Note: Mary was John Young's first wife)
Mary Youngborn September 15th, 1759died July 25th, 1838(Note: Mary was John Young's second wife)
Major James Browndied October 15th, 1815aged 47.
Anna Mari Schuyborn April 12th, 1760died March 20th, 1822(Note: Anna Maria Losch/Lash, wife of Ludwig 'Lewis' Shuey)
Lewis Shuey _______.
Thomas Thompsonborn February 16th, 1781died May 6th, 1857.
Mary Thompsonborn June 13th, 1735died March 23d, 1824consort of Andrew Thompson, aged 88.
William Cochrandied October 10th, 1826aged 86.
George Kirkpatrickdied June 18th, 1811.


From Waddell's discussion of the death of Alexander Crawford we learn that he and his family were buried in the Glebe Cemetery, (before 1764) during the Indian Wars. Their names do not appear on the above cemetery transcription. Nonetheless, we can infer from this that the Glebe cemetery was established well prior to the Revolution, and was probably not too far distant from where this family lived and was killed. Waddell describes the location of the home place as

He acquired an extensive tract of land in Augusta, covering a part of the Little North mountain, and extending far out into the plain. It embraced sixteen hundred and forty acres. His dwelling stood on a knoll, at the eastern base of the mountain, and looked out towards the rising sun on a wide tract of level land. It was " beautiful for situation." The spot is about two miles northeast of Buffalo Gap, and a hundred yards south of the present residence of Baxter Crawford, a great-grand-son of Alexander and Mary. The site of the house is now marked by a thicket, surrounding a pile of unhewn stones which composed the chimney.