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May 7, 2018 / Joanne Yeck

Jefferson Tidbits: Mount Walla Cemetery, Part II

Peter V.  & Bettie Foland gravestone. Photo by Joanne Yeck.

Peter V. Foland (1845–1915) and his wife Bettie (1845–1921) spent their married life at Mount Walla situated above Scottsville and are buried in the cemetery near the dwelling house.

According to the 1900 Federal Population Census, they had eight children together. Six were living in 1900.  One child remains unidentified. Mary Ellen Foland (1873–1891) is buried in the Mount Walla cemetery.

Three sons—James Gates Foland (d. 1926), George W. Foland (d. 1962), and Clark Valentine Foland (d. 1967)—all died in West Virginia. Three more daughters—Frances (1867–1943), Harriet (1869–1955), and Elizabeth (1884–1946)—are buried in the Mount Walla cemetery.  In December of 1894, Frances Foland married Calvin Hollis Dunkum (1866–1951), who is buried with the Foland family at Mount Walla.  Harriet Foland’s husband, William Thomas Moulton (1861–1930), is also buried there.

Read about Frances Foland’s wedding at Mount Walla in my newest book: Peter Field Jefferson: Dark Prince of Scottsville & Lost Jeffersons.

Coming next: Mount Walla Cemetery, Part III


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  1. K.B. / Apr 28 2020 4:58 am

    James Gates Foland happens to be my great grandfather…

  2. Dave Duncan / May 7 2018 8:33 pm

    Calvin Hollis Dunkum was my 2nd cousin, four times removed. He was the son of Benjamin P. Dunkum and Ann E. Meador. Interesting… I was not aware of this connection to the Jefferson family.

    • Joanne Yeck / May 8 2018 5:07 am

      Dave, Now that is exciting. If you can tell me more about Calvin H. Dunkum’s life and profession, please contact me directly. Joanne

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