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April 9, 2020 / Joanne Yeck

Buckingham County Houses: Travelers Rest, Part III

Charles Yancey.


Need to catch up? Click here: Buckingham County Houses: Travelers Rest, Part I


There are at least three cemeteries at Travelers Rest — a large Horsley-Yancey graveyard, a Horsley-Moon graveyard, and a slave cemetery. Burials include Buckingham County Notable Charles Yancey who died on November 9, 1857. His marker reads:

In this dark world of Sin and Pain

We only need to part again

But when we reach the heavenly shores

We then shall need to part no more

Other graves in this cemetery are documented at Find A Grave: Maj Charles Yancey

For a complete survey of the Horsley-Yancey cemetery, consult Buckingham Burials, Vol 1, available online at Historic Buckingham.


The Horsley-Moon Cemetery at Travelers Rest contains the following graves:

Channing Horsley Moon, son of Frank Russell Moon and Annie Horsley Moon (30 June 1902 – 2 October 1970)

Ida Yancey Horsley (7 April 1871 – 17 August 1937)

Annie Horsley Moon, Jr. (8 January 1910 – 6 April 1922)

Annie D. Horsley, wife of Frank Russell Moon (29 January 1875 – 15 June 1949)

Louise Brady Horsley (9 March 1869 – 2 March 1968)

Frank Russell Moon (2 February 1875 – 2 February 1955)

Rose Turner, “Our Faithful Servant,” (d. 22 October 1935)


In an Internet post concerning the Horsley-Moon cemetery, Barbara Daniel Pickett shared this:

An anchor fence was put around this cemetery by Ethel Daniel Moon, wife of Channing Horsley Moon in the 1970s. It is located to the left of “Traveler’s Rest” Residence. On a hill to the far left is another cemetery where slaves were buried. Traveler’s Rest was a James River Plantation in Buckingham County, Virginia which had been in the family since the 1600s. At the death of Channing Moon, the last of the Horsley blood line to live there, the home passed to his two nieces who sold it.

Learn more about this cemetery at Find A Grave: Horsley Cemetery


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  1. Suzanne / Apr 9 2020 2:22 pm

    Nancy Spencer Yancy was my 1st cousin 6x removed! Her uncle, William Spencer was my 5th great grandfather; he was married to Sarah Farrar.

    • Joanne Yeck / Apr 10 2020 6:34 am


      Thanks for taking the time to comment!


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