The Shepherd's Fold: Cemetery Records of Northumberland County, Virginia Churches


The Shepherd's Fold: Cemetery Records of Northumberland County, Virginia Churches. 

Genealogical Society of the Northern Neck of Virginia. 2012.

Volunteer researchers from the society patiently and meticulously copied the gravestone inscriptions from the churches (31 total) in Northumberland County with an accompanying cemetery to produce this book. In all it covers more than 1100 families with burials in excess of ten thousand individuals. The format of the volume for each entry is: Name, date of birth, date of death, and particular note (e.g., husband, wife, brother, sister, etc./of) as well as military service. Two appendices are provided which bring together the military veterans of the county (Appendix One= CSA Veterans; Appendix Two County Veterans in General)

Sample entry (from Providence Baptist Church):
Forrester, Carlton William         27 May 1924         28 Jan 1993         s/o Elgin W & Mary Alice (Gill), Pvt US Army WW II

A brief history is provided for each church, along with a photo, address, and GPS coordinates. An overall county map of the churches' locations (p.xv) is helpful for the researcher.

This volume stands as the premier and comprehensive work for Northumberland County church cemetery records.

Churches included in this work are:
Bethany Baptist; Calvary Pentecostal; Coan Baptist; Corinth United Methodist; Fairfields Baptist; First Baptist; Galilee Methodist; Gibeon Baptist; Henderson United Methodist; Lively Hope Baptist; Macedonia Baptist; Melrose United Methodist; Mila United Methodist; Mooreland Baptist; Morning Star Baptist; Mt. Olive Baptist; New Friendship Baptist; Northern Neck Baptist; Northern Neck Memorial Garden; Old Fairfields Methodist; Providence Baptist; Rehoboth United Methodist; Smithland Baptist; St. Francis deSales Catholic; St. Stephens Episcopal; Shiloh Baptist & Hope Union; Wicomico Baptist; Wicomico Episcopal; Wicomico United Methodist; and Zion Baptist.