Maplewood Cemetery

From Cvillepedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Celebrate250logo.jpg This is a featured article. Learn more about Charlottesville's 250th Anniversary in cvillepedia.

Logo-small25.jpg This article is a stub. You can help cvillepedia by expanding it.

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.
  • 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. Elected Commonwealth attorney for the County of Albemarle, Confederate Colonel, member of the Virginia State House of Delegates.



  • 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, a New York native and performer in Robinson & Eldred’s Circus Company, was killed by an elephant while visiting Charlottesville with the circus in 1851.



  • 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






  • 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 (November 30, 1812 – March 4, 1884) was a nineteenth-century politician, lawyer and teacher from Virginia. He served as Virginia’s first lieutenant governor from 1852 to 1856. He also served two non-consecutive terms in the United States House of Representatives.
  • 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.


  • 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.
  • 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.


  • 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).



  • Louisa Paoli - Died December 22, 1898
  • Mosby Monroe Parsons (1898-1822, aged 43), Civil War Confederate Major General. He was born in Charlottesville, the son of Gustavus Adolphus Parsons, who was the last personal secretary of Thomas Jefferson.




  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Maud Coleman Woods (1877-1901), the first "Miss America." Charlottesville native, daughter of attorney Micajah Woods.
  • 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

External links

Official site