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August 12, 2021 / Joanne Yeck

Buckingham County: The Christian Family Cemetery

Photo courtesy Catherine Ankrom Glover Levering.

According to a Virginia Historical Inventory survey written by Rosa G. Williams in 1937, the Christian Family Cemetery is located ¾ miles northwest of Katrine, Virginia, on Route #648, about .3 miles east of the highway. It sits behind the house known today as Bond Hundred.

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For more about Bond Hundred, click here: Buckingham Houses: Bond Hundred

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According to Mrs. Williams, the cemetery was established in 1815 by the Christian family. In 1937, she noted that it was still beautifully maintained by Christian descendants. Enclosed by an iron fence, the cemetery contained many lovely flowers and shrubs. One broken slate marker read, “A. C. C., Born 1815, Died 1890.” It was believed to mark the grave of Charles Christian.

The informant for the survey was Mrs. Belle Crews of Katrine, Virginia, who then owned the land which contained the cemetery.

Rosa Williams did not mention the stone which marks Charles L. Glover’s grave and notes his service in the C.S.A.  C. L. Glover was the father of Mott Glover, who murdered Meade Hanes in 1913.

Photo courtesy Catherine Ankrom Glover Levering.

To learn more about the fate of Mott Glover, click here: Buckingham County Crimes: The Murder of Meade Hanes, Part I

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