Thursday, July 19, 2007

Oakwood Cemetery Database Project Started

Virginia Family Tree has started a large project, the indexing of burials for Oakwood Cemetery in Richmond, Virginia. This is a large task and we honestly do not know how many burials there are in the cemetery. We think there are over 16,000 soldiers from the Civil War alone! We started the project yesterday, July 18, 2007, and only indexed 399 records. At this rate it will take years to complete...if we ever get to finish!

This database project will cost hundreds of hours in labor, an expensive endeavor. Once Oakwood is completed, we hope to move onto Riverview, Maury and eventually Hollywood cemeteries. If you have questions or would like to be notified when certain records are available, send us a note at info@virginiafamilytree.com

21 comments:

Anonymous said...

I am trying to locate information on a baby boy of my grandparents that I believe is buried in Oakwood Cemetery. His name was Weldon Wayne Heath, and it's possible that he was buried around 1933 or earlier. He was an infant. Can you give me any information. Tappingbelle@hotmail.com

gm said...

There is no Weldon Wayne Heath but there is an infant Heath that died at one day old of a cerebral hemorrhage. The baby died at Memorial Hospital and was buried on November 6, 1933 in a single grave.

paige said...

Do you have any information on Claudius Ceasar Barnes (died Dec 21st, 1940, and burried at Oakwood)?

I Am Still Talking said...

am looking for Browning and Ligan (liggan, lygon) in old Oakwood. if my 50 year old memory is right, the plots were not far from the main road (on Church Hill side). these would be from the 1800's as I don't recall neither grandmother saying there was any from the early 1900's but there may be.

Thanks
Sharon Gregory Moore

I Am Still Talking said...

I have family in Oakwood. They are near the road if memory serves me right. I use to go there with my paternal grandmother while she cleaned the graves. My maternal grandmother says they had a fmaily plot and there was 1 left available. The names are Browning and Ligan (Liggan). There should also be some Gregorys there as well. My paternal grandparents are buried there but on the nine mile road side.

I live in TN but next time I come to VA I plan to take my camera and hit a bunch of cemetery and try to find grave stones for various relatives.

Any information you may have would be deeply appreciated.

Thanks
Sharon Gregory Moore

Barbara said...

Hi,

I am looking for any Doeppe’s buried in Oakwood Cemetery.

Thanks for your help,

Barbara

James Wessel said...

My name is James Wessel and my wife and I are researching her family. Several of her family are buried in one plot and others in several other plots. One plot in particular is of special interest. Lottie Pearl Armstrong was buried in 1982, and her husband John R. Armstrong was buried there around 1968. There are also several uncles in that same plot, Manly Armstrong, George Armstrong, and Preston. We understand that there are other unmarked graves in that same plot. Can you tell us the names, and is it possible to lay markers for them. Are there empty graves within that plot? The original owner of the plot Irene Armstrong (wife of George D.) has now died. Who now owns that plot?

Any help you could give us would be appreciated.

Regards,
James Wessel

Dorothy G. White said...

I am looking for information about family members buried in Charles Otterly Goode plot. It is in Range 3, section 19, corner 3.

I found the site recently and headstone for Ella Liggan Gooode his wife 2.17/1924 date of burial. There was no marker for Charles Otterly Goode. Found stone for Charles S. Goode also buried in 1924 and then one for Harriet Anne Goode buried 1961.

I'm excited to learn of your project and will be interested in any information that is or will be available about the persons buried in the plot.

Thanks.
Dorothy G. White
Williamsburg, VA.

S.L. TROUTMAN said...

HELLO,
I WAS WONDERING IF YOU COULD TELL ME IF A RELATIVE OF MINE IS BURIED IN OAKWOOD CEMETERY. HIS NAME WAS NOAH BARBEE (BARBRA,BARBER,BARBIE,BARBA), HE WAS AN 18 YEAR OLD PRIVATE IN THE 7TH NC INFANTRY, COMPANY B. RECORDS SHOW HE WAS WOUNDED IN THE LEFT THIGH AT FRAYSER'S FARM, VA, JUNE 30, 1862 AND DIED IN A HOSPITAL AT RICHMOND, JULY 24, 1862 OF HIS WOUNDS.
ANY INFORMATION WOULD BE MUCH APPRECIATED.
THANK YOU,
S.L. TROUTMAN

Pam Rowe said...

Looking for the gravemarker of William L Raborg and wife Fannie. I was told he is buried here and was wondering if Fannie is included. I am trying to get her maiden name and the years of death for both of them to post on a family tree.
Thank you, fauxmama3@yahoo.com

Anonymous said...

My grandmother is buried at Oakwood. She died when I was quite young and there is no one left in the family who remembers exactly where her gravesite it. Her name was Emma B Walker and she died in either 1960 or 1961. I would appreciate any help you could give.
Thanks.
Dale Walker Day

John said...

I looking for any information on Thomas J Jones, he is buried next to Jenny Jones died 1910(3), any help would greatly be appreciated. They just buried my grand parents in front of their graves. Arthur and Gendolyn Davis.
Thanks

Shelley said...

I'm trying to locate where our GGGG Grandfather, First Lt. John P. Clark of the 5th North Carolina Infantry, Company G, might be buried. He was killed during the Battle of Williamsburg on 5 May 1862 at age 23. He had lived in Wilson, N.C. Any information will be most appreciated. rkpollero@comcast.net

heoo said...

Will visit Oakwood next weekend and would like to find my ancestor's grave, James H. Wofford of C 18th GA Infantry. He died in 1862 of typhoid at Chimborazo Hospital. I visited there once years ago. Appreciate any help. - Hugh

Anonymous said...

I am looking for the location of Sterling W. Wright, d. Nov 25, 1931, age 47, Mother Martha, d. 1945, son Sterling Jr.
Thanks
winnmmjr@verizon.net

Anonymous said...

Looking for the gravesite of Abraham C. Walters who may be buried at Oakwood Cemetery. He died at Chimborazo Hospital on August 9th, 1863 of typhoid. He was a Private in the 6th Regiment Mississippi Infantry, Company A/D. This unit was aka "The Bloody Sixth." Any help in locating his grave or information on him or his family will certainly be appreciated.
In His care,
B. Anderson
anderson3640@bellsouth.net

Margaret said...

Jan 18 1891 Guglielmo Piacentini was buried in the "old cemetary" of Oakwood. Can you help me find out how to locate his site? I am researching my children's roots. Thanks

William said...

I have grave location information (plot/section/etc) on several relatives in Oakwood Cemetery from internment cards archived in the Library of Virginia. I am looking for a cemetery map/diagram that shows the section information so I can locate the headstones. Can anyone point me to a map of the sections of Oakwood? Thanks!

Anonymous said...

Information on Emma B. Walker re-
quested by Dale Walker Day on Wed.
May 13, 2009 1:57:00 PM EDT.

Emma was buried at Oakwood CM on
Jan. 13, 1961; 80 years old; place
of death Henrico Co. Location at
Oakwood: Plat 67, Sect. 21, Grave 4, PB No. 2-399.

Her obit was published in the Rich-
mond Times-Dispatch on Thurs. Jan.
12, 1961, page 15.
EMMA B. WALKER
Emma B. Walker, 80, the widow of Van B. Walker, died Wednesday at her residence on Creighton Road. She is survived by two daughters,Mrs. R.S. Covington and
Miss Jewell Walker, both of Richmond;five sons, Ralph M.,Carl R., Arlo A., and I. Norman Coffman,
all of Richmond, and Raymond E.
Coffman of West Point; 19 grand-
children and seven great-grand-
children. A funeral service will be
held at 3:30 p.m. Friday at the
Henry W. Woody Funeral Home, with
burial in Oakwood Cemetery.

Mazzie74 said...

I am trying to find the information or a photo of the headstone of Mary T. Bernardi who, according to Google Books died on October 17 1922 and is buried in Oakwood Cemetery.
She was co-owner of Bernardi Greater Shows (Circus) with her husband Felice Bernardi.
If anybody can transcribe the deatils on the headstone or provide me with a photo I would be most grateful.

mazzie@tiscali.co.uk

Darin, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, England.

robin said...

Do you have any information on Wesley Samuel Foxworth d. September 22, 1864?