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April 20, 2020 / Joanne Yeck

Jones Graveyard at Travelers Rest (Toga), Part II

 Buckingham Burials, Volume IV

Need to catch up? Click here: Jones Graveyard at Travelers Rest, Part I

In 1937, when Elizabeth McCraw surveyed this Jones graveyard, she described it as follows:

In what was once an orchard, a few trees remain, in this family graveyard. A cool shady spot covered with periwinkle, and nature has been kind for after years and years of neglect this spot is easily found and identified. There are many graves marked only by rocks, but only one tombstone in the graveyard.

The oldest grave was dated 1821 and the only marker that Mrs. McCraw found. It read:


Michael Jones


P. D. T. Mitchel’s Co.

12 Va. Regt.

Rev. War.



According to Buckingham Burials, Vol IV there were at least two other unmarked graves: Kitty Jones and Leanna D. Jones.

The complete set of Buckingham Burials is available online at Historic Buckingham.




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  1. Joanne Yeck / Apr 20 2020 7:09 am

    Mary Roy,

    Many thanks for your comment. I have not visited the cemetery and all I have about the location is what Elizabeth McCraw wrote in 1937: 2.6 miles south of Toga on Rt. 24, then 1.4 miles east on a private road.

    I’m familiar with and kin to the Putneys and the Fearns.

    It’s a small Buckingham!


  2. Mary Roy / Apr 20 2020 6:45 am

    Dear Ms Yeck,

    Follow your posting with a great deal of interest. Where exactly is this cemetery? Am sure this is part of my family. My great-grandparents were Captain John Peter Jones, 56th VA., C. S. A. and Mary Elizabeth “Molly” Putney Jones. Molly’s great-great- grandmother was Leanna Lee Fearn. Kind regards,

    Mary Roy Dawson Edwards


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