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Tobin Cemetery - Page County VA
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member La de Boheme
N 38° 39.446 W 078° 30.786
17S E 716394 N 4281697
Quick Description: An old family cemetery is located on historic property near Luray, Virginia.
Location: Virginia, United States
Date Posted: 1/3/2012 12:37:44 PM
Waymark Code: WMDEH7
Published By: Groundspeak Charter Member Max Cacher
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Long Description:
Behind historic CalendineClick for related waymark to open in new window in the small town of Hamburg, near Luray, Virginia, there is a small family cemetery from the 19th century. Members of the Tobin family who were from Page and surrounding counties are buried here.

There are nine headstones. According to a survey report of December 1936, it was "surrounded by a paling fence, privately owned, and in good condition".¹ Today, the fence no longer exists, although there are split rails lying on the ground aligned in a rectangular pattern around the tombstones. The report also states the property as being owned by the heirs of Herbert Barbee.² Calendine, the home once owned by sculptor Barbee, is now the property of the Page County Heritage AssociationClick for link to open in new window.

Interestingly, both USGenWebClick for text file to open in new window and Find A GraveClick for link to open in new window list Elizabeth Tobin as the oldest inscription -- 1860 and 1861 respectively. Both are incorrect. On closer examination, Elizabeth died in 1864.

Note that what looks like a 1 at first glance is actually a 4.

Rebecca Tobin Strickler is the oldest inscription having died in 1863.

¹ Click for text file to open in new window USGenWeb Archives: Tobin Cemetery
² Ibid.

City, Town, or Parish / State / Country: Not listed

Approximate number of graves: Not listed

Cemetery Status: Not listed

Cemetery Website: Not listed

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