White Hall Presbyterian Church Cemetery

Narrative

This cemetery once had a small church just west of the cemetery. The congregation moved to Greenwich Church around 1910. The church stood until the 1940s according to local neighbor, Virginia Kidd.

This is a picture of Anne Kidd in the 1940s near Nokesville, Virginia. In the distance is White Hall Church that was used between 1900 and 1910. This is the only known photo of the church. Photo provided by Bobby Kidd.

In this aerial image from 1937 you can see the church near the top of the dark wooded area.

 

Survey Details

Classification: Religious
Status: Maintained
Condition: Very Good
Approx. Size: 120 x 220 feet
Approximate Number of Burials: 100
Markers: Tombstone, Fieldstone, Unmarked
Surnames Listed on Markers:
Burdge, David 4 Mar 1802 - 2 Sep 1894
Burdge, Mary E. w/o David 12 Aug 1802 - 13 Mar 1864
Day, Annis Marie w/o L. D. 12 Sep 1849 - 24 Apr 1881
Elliott, Edward B. 2 Sep 1831 - 17 Aug 1903
Elliott, Florence Jackson born 5 Feb 1866 - 3 Mar 1882
Free, Clarinda. d/o W. R. & L. V. died 2 Jul 1884 age 24 years
Hazen, Charles W. 12 Jul 1828 - 13 Sep 1898
Hazen, Elizabeth S. w/o L. H. died 5 Sep 1863 age 67 years
Hazen, Rev. Levi H. died Oct. 1862, aged 71 years?
Hazen, Mary Colvin w/o Charles Wesley 22 Dec 1842 - 15 May 1904
Hazen, Rebecca C. w/o A. H. died 24 May 1862 36 years
Kline, Godfrey C. 22 Feb 1832 age 52
Kline, Mary A. died 24 Nov 1876 age 73 years
Loder, Hattie B. d/o David & Mary Burdge died 21 Nov 1870 age 26
Osmun, Francis R. w/o Caleb H. 21 Jan 1825 - 2 Jun 1857
Patten, Mary A. died 1871 age 19 years
Perry, Horace Smoot s/o H. & Virginia 7 Apr 1875 - 19 May 1903
Perry, J. D. - not legible
Sage, Annis K. 6 May 1812 - 25 Feb 1879
Slack, Cornelius D. died 6 March 1858 66 years of his age
Smith, Adalaide or Ada Lilly d/o C. W. & Mary C. Hazen 14 Jan 1871 - 25 Sep 1904
Stewart, Alice child of C. L. & Elizabeth
Stewart, Elizabeth w/o William K. 11 Mar 1858, age 55 years
Stewart, W. K. died 24 Feb 1874, 75 year of age
Stewart, Willie 1850 - 1853 s/o Charles & Elizabeth
Studds, Mary A. Patten w/o Jacob, d/o John, died 1871 in her 19th year
Underwood, Sarah L. d/o J.& C. Warner, wife of Ira G. 8 Sep 1840 - 24 May 1881
West, Bessie, Infant, d/o G.W. & Lizzie L. died 29 Mar 1873 aged 9 months, 22 days
Wilkes, Stephen E. 1834 Alabama, 24 Aug 1864 C.S.A.
Wolverton, E. F. 6 Oct 1856 - 2 Nov 1859
Wolverton, M. E. 4 Jun 1848 - 6 Oct 1854
Comments: None
Surveyed By: Ron Turner - May 11, 2001
Latitude / Longitude: 38.6735116, -77.5654426
Earliest Burial Date: 1832
Latest Burial Date: 1904

Site Visits

Visited by: Date: Comments:
Susan R. Morton July 1, 1937 This old cemetery which covers considerable area, is so overgrown with vine and underbrush and surrounded by tall cedars that it is possible to pass right by it without realizing that it is there. By pushing through the underbrush about 50 feet to the left of the church ruins, the old stones can be seen often knee deep in honeysuckle and periwinkle. (Morton copied 25 inscriptions but noted "there are many stones that the lettering is obliterated, or there never has been any inscription whatever, usually on what appear to be the oldest markers")
E.R. Conner III Sept. 30, 1979 Cemetery is legally reservied but has not been maintained for many decades. Barbed-wire fence in good repair encloses lot, but cattle have apparently entered cemetery in past and trampled many markers. Small animals have also burrowed into many graves and the entire ceadar grove is overgrown with small trees, briars, and hoeysuckle. Additional stones could undoubtedly be found here by probing the earth; many found by the author were partially sunken. (Conner noted 23 graves)
Kevin M. Johnson 1990 Eagle Scout Project (Troop 670) led by Kevin Johnson cleaned up this cemetery.
Ron Turner 1991, 1995 None
Robert Moser 2013 Robert Moser began cleaning the cemetery. Clearing brush and debris, uprighting the markers, and drawing a map of the locations of the markers.
Jamey Bocompani 2015 Eagle Scout Project (Troop 670) led by Jamey Bococompani insalled 230' of split rail fence along Aden Road and built four benches for this location.
Historic Prince William Cemetery Committee Nov. 2015 Members of the Historic Prince William Cemetery Committee held their first meeting at this cemetery. Attendees included Ron Turner, Bill Olson, Robert Moser, Jeff Irwin, and David Cuff.
Historic Prince William Cemetery Committee Nov. & Dec. 2015 Members of the Historic Prince William Cemetery Committee have been doing a lot of repairs and resetting of markers at this location.

Files

Kevin Johnson Eagle Scout Project Report, 1990. (pdf)

Civil War Era Notes on the Jersey Settlement, Prince William County, Va.

Images

Images taken Nov. 2015


Images taken Dec. 2015

Map