Rockingham County Virginia Tombstones by Cemetery

CemeteryWhitesels United Brethren Church Cemetery
LocationPleasant Valley area, Rockingham County, Virginia. From the corner of Route 11 south (Main Street) and Route 659 (Port Republic Road) travel east 5.3 miles on Route 659. Turn right onto Route 276 (Cross Keys Road). Go a short distance and turn right onto Route 679 (Battlefield Road). Go to Route 681 (N Whitsel Church Road) and turn left. Cemetery is on the left side of the road.
NotesCemetery is well maintained with fence around it. In 1987 Brett & Judy Nordgren provided the data and notes in the Remarks Column. They also noted; The site is presently occupied by a small Mennonite Church, the original United Brethren Church building having been removed in 1976. Inscription on historical monument: "Mary Whitesel, widow of Peter Whitesel Sr. and her eight children came from Maryland to Virginia in 1778. In 1824 her son Peter Jr. donated the land on which a log church building was erected. The first United Brethren Church building in Virginia. The log structure was replaced in 1874 and in 1893 the second building was replaced by a frame building which was removed in 1976. Mother Mary Whitesel is buried in an unmarked grave." Note by Brett & Judy Nordgren: The Widow Mary story is not correct. Peter Weitzel, Sr., his wife Anne and 6 or 7 of their children, who eventually numbered 9, came from Leitersburg, Maryland sometime around 1791.
Survey Date and Recorder06 Jun 2007
Bob & Lois Emswiler

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Surname Index

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SectionRowSurnameGiven Name & MIBirth DateDeath DateHeadstone NotesRemarks
WhiteselMary E.8 Dec 18488 Jul 1915She shall rise again in the Resurrection on the last dayName-Mary Elizabeth Whitesel; d/Simon Brown Whitesel
WhiteselGlossy E.4 Jun 18645 Jul 1887Aged 23y 1m 1d; He died as he lived trusting in JesusName-Glossbrenner Evers Whitesel; s/Simon Brown Whitesel
WhiteselJ. E., Rev.11 Jan 185126 Oct 1878Aged 27y 9m 15d ; Va. Conference of the United Brethren in Christ; Among his last words were I have no more to do. Peace, Peace, Perfect PeaceName J.E. is James Edward Whitesel; s/Simon Brown Whitesel
WhiteselSimon B.16 Aug 1904Aged 84y 1d; Father into thy hands I commend my spiritName-Simon Brown Whitesel; born 15 Aug 1820; s/Peter Whitesel Jr.
WhiteselCatherine23 Dec 1872Aged 47y 6m; w/Simon B. Whitesel; Weep not: she is not dead, but sleepethborn 23 June 1825
WhitezelPeter, Rev.12 Mar 180522 Feb 1837Rev. of the denomination of the United Brethren In Christ; Sacred to the memory ofs/Peter Whitesel Jr.
WhitezelPeter8 Feb 1837Aged 6m 8d; s/Peter & Mary Whitezel; In Memory ofs/Rev. Peter & Mary S. McClure Whitezel
BrownCatharine10 Feb 1803Mar 1829Consort of Michael Brown; Sacred to the memory ofd/Peter W. Whitesel Jr.
WhitzelMary25 Jul 17764 Nov 1834Consort of Peter Whitzel; Sacred to the memory ofIllegible marker-recorded by D.A.R. in 1960s; w/Peter W. Whitesel Jr.
WhitzelPeter20 Oct 177420 Oct 1864Aged 90 yrss/Peter W. Whitzel Sr.; born in Maryland
WhiteselJohnFeb 179530 Mar 1874Aged 79 yrs; s/Peter & Mary Whitesels/Peter W. Whitesel Jr.
PainterDuane Alice17 Sep 19059 Oct 1905d/I. H. & Marie Painter; gone so soonIllegible marker-recorded by D.A.R. in 1960s
PainterMary J.2 Jul 19086 Jul 1908d/I. H. & Marie PainterIllegible marker-recorded by D.A.R. in 1960s