Woburn plantation is off of Va Hwy. 825 near Ivy Hill south of Clarksville, Va. There is an old slave house that is still in existence that is a smaller model "little house" of what Woburn looked like before it burnt down in 1820. This house is on the north side of the property and on the south side of Hwy 825 and is a large house and in excellent condition. I met with the owner who is a descendant of the slaves who worked for the Burwells and he had remembered his father or grandfather talking about a Miss Sallie Burwell. There is a sign in the front yard that says Woburn plantation. I remember that the owner ( and I have his name somewhere in my records) was interested in hearing about the Burwells and I had sent him some information on the Burwells.
The main mansion house of the Burwells was on the south side of the property near Island Creek a part of Kerr Lake near the intersection of Va825 and NC Hwy 1502 that goes to Townsville, NC. There is a new subdivision going in where the old house stood.
My family and I went there about eight years ago and at that time some of the new houses where being built . All that was left of the large house "Woburne" was a fireplace and chimney and a few boards, and sheds. I never did find the cemetery although the present owner stated it was still there. The area is densley wooded and very hilly and rough and close to the lake.
These people are known to have been buried in Woburn Cemetery and there might be others:
Armistead Burwell 26 June 1770 to JAN 28 1820"to my father with greatful affection.(Sally T. Eaton); Lucy Burwell 30 Dec 1775 14 Nov 1825"To my mother with grateful affection (Sally T. Eaton); Charles Sturdivant Burwell 11 March 1842 - 23 Feb 1864 (A Confederate soldier); William Hunt Burwell 6 Dec 1847- July 1866 (A Confederate Soldier) Thomas Guy Burwell 5 Jan 1835- 27 Feb 1869; Armistead Burwell 21 April 1840- 4 April, 1920 (A Confederate Soldier); John A Burwell died 18 August, 1857-Age 44 years, 4 months, 12 days; Sallie B. Hamlin 5 May 1852-June 7, 1922 "Thy trails ended, thy rest is won"
At " Stoneland " , I never did walk the property or
talk to the present owners but my undertanding there is rock markers there in the cemetery. The Burwell family Cemetery is to take Hwy 49 north from Chase City . Turn left on on Hwy 682 and follow to Hwy 632. Take left and follow to the end of the road. The cemetery is approximately 1 mile from the end of the road. Stoneland use to be a 10,000 acre estate when Col Lewis Burwell and Ann Spotswood lived there. The plantation is about 9 miles east of Chase City, VA on VA Hwy 49 North. There is a plantation called "Ravenscroft" that may have been part of "Stoneland". John Starke Ravenscroft m. Ann Burwell, a sister to Armistead of Woburn. John Starke Ravenscroft was the first Episcopal Bishop of NC and has a memorial in the church yard across from the State Library in Raleigh. My great, great Grand father, Ravenscroft Taylor was named after him.
Stones from the "Stoneland" Mansion was removed from the plantation to help build a fence and memorial for Lewis Burwell at St. John's Episcopal Church in Chase City, Va. This is a pretty old Church ,has a cemetery and gardens with beautiful statues, trees, flowers, walkways, etc. In the cemetery there is a stonemarker and a plack on the iron fence for Col. Lewis Burwell. It says Hic Sunt Cineres Magn.Et. Bon (Here are the ashes of a great and good man)....Col. Lewis Burwell of Stoneland, of Armistead Burwell and Christian Blair, his wife, born in Williamsburg 26 Sep 1745 and died 2 July 1800, commanded a regiment in the war of the Revolution, 14 years a member of the Virginia Legislature, married Ann Spotswood, granddaughter of Alex Spotswood, Gov. of Virginia on 24 March 1768. Children:
Mary m. Col. Sam Goode
Armistead m. Lucy Crawley
Ann m. John Ravenscroft(Bishop of NC)
Elizabeth m. Ed Tabb
John m. ___Woods
Christian m. William Hamblin
Matilda m. Alex Boyd
Lewis m. Panthea___
Blair m. Sally Green
Richard Boyd m. Elizabeth Hatcher, 2nd Delia Harrison
Spotswood m. Polly Marshall
Harriet died in infancy
Lewis m. 2nd Elizabeth Harrison, cousin to Gen William H. Harrison, 13 Nov, 1789: Children:
H. Harrison m. Catherine Buford
Peyton Randolph m. Jane Sewell
Jean Blair m. Col. William Eaton
Martha m. Grandson Field, 2nd. Jno. Field
His wife Elizabeth died 19 Nov 1824; Erected by S. R. Burwell and aided by relatives
Maybe when I retire I can spend some more time down in the Kerr Lake Region. This is where my Taylors, Burwells, and Crawleys all lived. I would actually like to have plenty of time to study the old cemeteries because I don't know exactly where my great,great,great grandmother Ann Burwell Taylor is buried. I believe that Robert Crawley had a plantation just east of Woburn plantation but the roads are closed off to some of the areas. I would greatfully appreciate any additional information on these families.
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