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Nation's (Washington) Old Baptist Cemetery
Dudley Township
Established 1826

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    This old cemetery, hidden away, back in the woods, just south of the Herr Farm cemetery was deeded by Seth Nation to Jeremiah Swafford, William Rudden and Elisha Shortridge, Trustees of the Baptist church for use as a burying ground, in 1826. Thomas Hamm reffered to it as the South cemetery in his book -Cemetery Records of Dudley Township-. The church was in existence before that date and later used as a schoolhouse. This I believe, is probably one of the first burial grounds in Henry County. The earliest marker I found here was for Mary Washington, 1824. Nathaniel Leonard, a Revolutionary War Veteran who died on 13 Oct 1824, I have been told by the gentleman that re-interred him in the New Lisbon cemetery, was originally buried here. The cemetery looks as though it should contain more gravestones here that are buried. It was completely overgrown. There are several pieces of broken stones lying around the grounds. It has probably not been cared for in the last one hundred years.

Frow, Mary Ann21 Jul 184415 Jan 1842D of Benjamin & Elizabeth
Jackson, Caswell23 April 18548y, 4mS of Lemuel & Nancy
Washington, Mary20 Jun 1824ND(1st) W of Anthony
Washington, Nancy Johnson28 Nov 186485y(2nd) W of Anthony
Mary and Nancy's names were on the same Stone.
2001 UEB

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