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William, 1803-1888; gravestone found,Newport News
Posted by: Linda (Noland) Layman (ID *****8388) Date: October 04, 2011 at 13:06:24
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The Tuesday, Oct. 4 issue of the "Richmond Times Dispatch" had an article about the discovery of the above tombstone.

"...William C. Marrow owned the Oakville Farm off of Harpersville Road, fathered six children and was nicknamed 'Pompey."

"The stone reads born Sept. 23, 1803, died Aug. 1888."

"The tombstone of Marrow, a Newport News (VA) farmer, had been missing from the family graveyard on Harpersville Road at the Benns Road intersection for at least 40 years.
Dan Marrow Phillips, a great-great grandson of Marrow, said his uncle E.K. Phillips, showed him the gravesite with the mssing gravestone in the late 1960s."

The stone was found in a warehouse which at one time was owned by E.K. Phillips.

There is further information in the article. I am not researching this family, just trying to be helpful.



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