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The Maplewood Cemetery was established as the town of Charlottesville's first official resting place for the dead in 1827.[1] However, its oldest grave marker is from 1777, which suggests that some graves may have been moved to Maplewood after the cemetery was opened. [1] The cemetery is a few blocks north of downtown, with the main entrance gate at 425 Maple Street. The 3.6 acre historic burial ground is bordered by Maple Street, Lexington Avenue, Taylor Street and 8th Street NE. The land is owned and maintained by the city of Charlottesville.[1] Among the burials at Maplewood are scores of noteworthy citizens who left their mark on the city. In addition, there are over 100 unmarked graves of civil war soldiers.[1]

Gravestone of Linie Winston (Williams family plot); inscription reads: A FAITHFUL SERVENT

There are two large, public cemeteries in Charlottesville: Maplewood Cemetery and Oakwood Cemetery. Maplewood contains hundreds of burials; it was established in 1827 or 1829 by the city of Charlottesville. Several African American families have plots in Maplewood. There are also a handful of slaves buried adjacent to family plots. For example, the photos at the right illustrates a gravestone for "Linie Winston." The inscription reads "a faithful servant." She is buried in the Williams family plot (adjacent to the graves of Thomas J. Williams 1832–1922 and Anna Harman Williams 1840-1922), suggesting that she worked for that family. Unfortunately, her stone does not include a date.

Maplewood Cemetery
Maplewood Cemetery
1938 Map of Maplewood Cemetery

Historic Residents

See also Category:People buried in Maplewood Cemetery

As of 1899, there were between sixty and seventy Confederate soldiers buried at Maplewood, among them field officers – Generals John M. Jones and A. L. Long. There are also a number buried at Oakwood.[2]In the first half of the twentieth century private citizens participated in maintaining the grounds.

List of notable interments and their families



  • Second Lieutenant George McIntire Baker (1881-1918) of Company "L", 313th Infantry, 79 Division. A. E. F., was killed in action at Argonne Forest France -- a major part of the final Allied offensive of World War I. [3] A cenotaph in his honor was placed in the family plot by his uncle, Paul Goodloe McIntire.
  • Angus Rucker Blakey (1816-1896) — also known as Angus R. Blakey — of Madison County, Va. Born in 1816. Delegate to Virginia secession convention, 1861. Died in 1896 (age about 80 years).
  • Walter Bowie, Captain in the Fortieth Regiment, Infantry, Virginia Volunteers.
  • Lutie M. Brockman [4]



  • James L. Daniel (December 2, 1811-July 2, 1862), Confederate Lieutenant, Company B, Nineteenth Regiment Virginia Volunteers, killed in battle near Richmond, July 2, 1862. (Div C Blk 4 Sec 4)
  • Marcus Dodd (unknown-1865), CSA private, Company D, 46th Virginia Volunteer Infantry Regiment, transferred to Mosby's Command. Said to have been murdered while home on leave.[5] (Div B Blk 1 Sec 1)
  • Richard Thomas Walker Duke (1822-1898), U.S. Congressman.

Richard Thomas Walker Duke (1822-1898) — of Virginia. Born near Charlottesville, Albemarle County, Va., June 6, 1822. U.S. Representative from Virginia 5th District, 1870-73; member of Virginia state legislature, 1870. Elected Commonwealth attorney for the County of Albemarle, Confederate Colonel, member of the Virginia State House of Delegates. Past Grand Master of the Masons. Died near Charlottesville, Albemarle County, Va., July 2, 1898 (age 76 years, 26 days).



  • J. Farish, for many years County Treasurer.
  • Charles J. Ferguson (1863-1888), Major League Baseball Player in the National League from (1884-1887).
  • Benjamin Franklin Ficklin (1827–1871), Noted for helping start the Pony Express. Civil War blockade runner for the Confederacy and once owned Monticello.
  • Job Foster, performer in Robinson & Eldred’s Circus Company, was killed by an elephant while visiting Charlottesville with the circus. A Batavia, State of New York native, Foster died October 22, 1851, aged 23.


  • Charles Goodyear (1804-1876) — of Schoharie, Schoharie County, N.Y.; Charlottesville, Va. Born in Cobleskill, Schoharie County, N.Y., April 26, 1804. Democrat. Lawyer; Schoharie County Judge, 1838-47; member of New York state assembly from Schoharie County, 1840; U.S. Representative from New York, 1845-47, 1865-67 (21st District 1845-47, 14th District 1865-67); banker; delegate to Democratic National Convention from New York, 1868; Albemarle County Judge. Died in Charlottesville, Va., April 9, 1876 (age 71 years, 349 days).


  • Elbridge George Haden (1853-1933) was well known realtor and a popularly elected mayor of the city for three terms.
  • T. T. Hill, Civil War Confederate Major, Judge Advocate of his brother A. P. Hill's Corps. (Div C Blk 4 Sec 4


  • Rev. James Stuart Hanckel, Rector of the Protestant Episcopal Church.
  • R. F. Harris, ex-Mayor.
  • Lieut. Col. G. A. Harrell of the 14th Tennessee regiment.
  • Thomas Russell Hill, Lieutenant in Poague's Battalion. (Div C Blk 4 Sec 4)
  • Carl H. Hotopp, who was killed on the C. & O. Railway near Basic City.



  • Major Horace W. Jones, a teacher for 50 years.
  • General John M. Jones.
  • John Marshall Jones (1820-1984, aged 43), born at Social Hall, professor at West Point, U.S. Army officer and Civil War Confederate Brigadier General killed in action at the Battle of Wilderness in 1864. His life-long friend and neighbor, J. Thompson Brown, was killed the same day at Locust Grove, Orange County.
  • William T. Jones, formerly City Treasurer.



  • Henry Laning (1843-1917), M. D., Medical missionary in Osaka Japan from July 4, 1873 to April 30, 1915. (Div A Blk 4 Sec 4)
  • Shelton Farrar Leake (1812-1884) — nineteenth-century politician, lawyer and teacher from Virginia. Born near Hillsboro, Albemarle County, Va., November 30, 1812. Democrat. Lawyer; member of Virginia state house of delegates, 1842-43; U.S. Representative from Virginia, 1845-47, 1859-61 (5th District 1845-47, 6th District 1859-61); He served as Virginia’s first Lieutenant Governor of Virginia, 1852-56. Died in Charlottesville, Va., March 4, 1884 (age 71 years, 95 days).
  • Armistead Lindsay Long (1825–1891), Brigadier general Army of Northern Virginia. Chief of Artillery (1861-1862) in the Southern Department, staff officer to Robert E. Lee and author of the 1886 book Memoirs of Robert E. Lee,
  • Wife of General Long, who for many years was Charlottesville’s Postmistress.


  • Edward M. Magruder (1858-1925), A well-reknowned physician who worked for railroads, established the Magruder Sanitarium and practiced medicine at Martha Jefferson Hospital.[6]
  • Julia Magruder (1854-1907, aged 52), Author.
  • Major Robert F. Mason.
  • Paul Goodloe McIntire (1860–1952) was an American stockbroker, investor, acknowledged as one of the great benefactors of the City of Charlottesville, the County of Albemarle and also the University of Virginia. McIntire placed a cenotaph at the family plot in honor of his nephew, Second Lieutenant George McIntire Baker, who was killed in action at Argonne Forest France during the final Allied offensive of World War I.
  • Philip Agnew McNeal, a student who lost his life at the Brown School fire May 7, 1902.


  • John Neilson (c. 1770-1827), United Irishman and political exile who worked with Thomas Jefferson at Monticello and the University of Virginia grounds. Emigrated to America from Ballycarry County, Antrim Ireland. (Div A Blk 8 Sec 1)
  • James R. Jones (1820-1862), Born on November 20, 1820, he died at the Battle of Seven Pines on June 1, 1862. Headstone erected by his mother (Div E Blk 1 Sec 3).



  • Benjamin R. Pace, ex-Mayor.
  • William A. and Crawford J. Patterson, youngest son of John C. Patterson, Jr., who lost their lives at the great theatre fire in Chicago on December 30, 1903.
  • Louisa Paoli - Died December 22, 1898
  • Mosby Monroe Parsons (1898-1822, (age 43 years, 86 days) — also known as M. M. Parsons — of Missouri. Born in Charlottesville, May 21, 1822; son of Gustavus Adolphus Parsons, who was the last personal secretary of Thomas Jefferson. Served in the U.S. Army during the Mexican War; U.S. Attorney for the Western District of Missouri, 1857-58; Major General in the Confederate Army during the Civil War. Killed, along with Aaron H. Conrow and four others, by bandits in Nuevo León, August 15, 1865. Interment somewhere in Nuevo León; cenotaph at Maplewood Cemetery; cenotaph at Woodlawn Cemetery, Jefferson City, Mo.




  • Letitia Shelby, who died September 8, 1777, and formerly buried in a garden nearby.
  • Stephen Valentine Southall (1830-1913) — also known as S. V. Southall — of Charlottesville, Va. Born in Charlottesville, Va., April 27, 1830. Democrat. Lawyer; served in the Confederate Army during the Civil War; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Virginia, 1876; delegate to Gold Democrat National Convention from Virginia, 1896. Died in Lynchburg, Va., March 20, 1913 (age 82 years, 327 days).
  • John Bowie Strange (1823-1862) was Colonel of the 19th Virginia Infantry Regiment during the Civil War. He was killed at the Battle of South Mountain (Maryland) on September 14, 1862.


  • Fairfax Taylor, an African-American civil rights activist who lobbied for equality for newly freed black citizens after the Civil War. Father of James T. S. Taylor.
  • James T. S. Taylor (1840–1918), represented Albemarle County at the Constitutional Convention of 1867–1868. Born to free parents, Taylor served with the U. S. Colored Troops (USCT) during the American Civil War (1861–1865). Son of Fairfax Taylor.
  • Lt. Col. St. George Tucker, Virginia militia officer during the Revolutionary War, distinguished Virginia lawyer and jurist, professor of law at William and Mary, authored 1796 treatise advocating emancipation of slaves; edited an American edition of Blackstone's Commentaries.[7]



  • Annie W. Walker (1874-1960), first women candidate to run for a Charlottesville city office.
  • Wertenbaker section:
    • Colonel Wertenbaker was a Civil War veteran, having served in the 19th Virginia Regiment
    • the bodies of six children who in 1862 died within a few weeks of each other.
    • Here too is the body of the boy Stuart Wertenbaker who died August 21, 1872 and stone tool chest containing tools laying near the grave.

the second librarian appointed by Thomas Jefferson at the University of Virginia.

  • Stewart Randolph Williams (1875-1902), assistant superintendent of the city gas works until his untimely death at age twenty-nine after a short onset of illness.
  • Thomas J. Williams (1832 – 1922), became Charlottesville’s Fire Chief in 1853 and one of the oldest fire chiefs in active service in the United States at the time of his death at age 90. Superintendent of gas for the City.
  • Dr. Edgar Woods (1827-1910) was a prominent pastor, educator and gifted speaker in the late 19th and early 20th centuries in Charlottesville and Albemarle County.
  • Maud Coleman Woods (1877-1901), daughter of Micajah Woods, who had the reputation of being one of the handsomest girls in the South, an active worker in the Daughters of the Confederacy and first "Miss America."
  • Micajah Woods (1844–1911), served as the Commonwealth's Attorney in Charlottesville, Virginia for 41 years, remembered locally as the prosecuting attorney in the 1904 murder trial of former mayor J. Samuel McCue and as the father of Maud Coleman Woods, the first "Miss America".





Coordinates:Erioll world.svg.png 38°01′57″N 78°28′26″W / 38.032594°N 78.473846°W / 38.032594; -78.473846


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 "Charlottesville : Maplewood Cemetery." Charlottesville : Home. Web. 20 Apr. 2010. <>.
  2. Web. Maplewood Cemetery And the Confederate Soldiers Buried There., Staff Reports, Daily Progress Digitized Microfilm, Lindsay family, May 24, 1899, retrieved July 19, 2019 from University of Virginia Library. Print. May 24, 1899 page 1.
  4. Web. Buried in Maplewood, Staff Reports, Daily Progress Digitized Microfilm, Lindsay family, August 9, 1918, retrieved August 9, 2016 from University of Virginia Library. Print. August 9, 1919 page 1.
  5. Dodd: Find A Grave. Web: accessed March 5, 2020
  6. Web. Funeral Rites for Dr. E.M. Magruder, Staff Reports, Daily Progress Digitized Microfilm, Lindsay family, January 13, 1925, retrieved May 12, 2016 from University of Virginia Library. Print. January 13, 1925 page 1.
  7. St George Tucker, web: Wikipedia, at accessed March 5, 2020

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