Sturdivant-Puryear-Flinn Family Cemetery
Located approx. 75 yards directly behind an old plantation home with the address of 1954 Woodsdale Drive, Alberta, VA. The house is said to have been built in the 1750's by the Sturdivant family and sits approx. 0.25 mi south of Woodsdale Drive and approx. 2 miles east of the Brunswick-Lunenburg county line. This badly overgrown cemetery, approx. 40 x 40 ft in size, is surrounded by an approx. 2 ft thick x 3 ft high rock wall with an ornate iron gate on the south side. Other graves may be inside but there is no obvious evidence of this. There is 1 grave outside the rock wall, no evidence of any others. The oddity of this cemetery is that no dates are on any gravestone. Additional information regarding the individuals buried here was derived from Ancestry.com and has not BEEN INDEPENDENTLY CONFIRMED.
Latitude:36º 50' 50.0" N   (36.847222)
Longitude:77º 59' 19.1" W   (-77.988639)
Transcribed:2018









E.C. Sturdivant 
Notes: This stone contains no dates, however it is believed to be the grave of Edward Claiborne Sturdivant, 1789 - 1842.



Rebecca Sturdivant 
Notes: This stone contains no dates, however it is believed to be the grave of Rebecca Dick Sturdivant, born abt. 1795.



J.S. 
Notes: This stone contains no names or dates, only these initials.

A.R.P. 
Notes: This stone contains no names or dates, only these initials, however it is believed to be the grave of Anna R. Puryear, born abt. 1858.

A.F. 
Notes: This stone contains no names or dates, only these initials.

E.F. 
Notes: This stone contains no dates, however it is believed to be the grave of Elvira Sturdivant Flinn, born abt. 1820 - died aft. 1880, the wife of William Flinn.

W.F. 
Notes: This stone contains no dates, however it is believed to be the grave of William Flinn (c. 1811 - May 27, 1897), husband of Elvira Sturdivant Flinn. William Flinn married Elivra Sturdivant in Brunswick County in 1842 (his marriage bond dated 3 August), BCVM, p. 48. William and Elvira were the parents of Pvt. John Flinn

J.M.F. 
This stone contains no dates, however it is believed to be the grave of James Marcus Flinn, born Nov. 24, 1854, son of William and Elvira Sturdivant Flinn., CWS f BCV, p. 201.

John Puryear 
Notes: This stone contains no dates, however it is believed this John Puryear, husband of Ann Puryear, was born abt. 1811 and died Dec. 22, 1894.



Rebecca Elizabeth Puryear Daughter of
John and Anne Puryear
Notes: This stone contains no dates, however her death certificate confirms John and Anne Puryear as her parents and her birth - death dates as March 21, 1852 - March 24, 1932.



Ann Puryear 
Notes: This stone contains no dates, however it is believed Ann Puryear, wife of John Puryear, was born abt. 1821.



Nannie Lee Puryear Daughter of
John and Ann Puryear
Wife of
Henry C. Burnett
Notes: This stone contains no dates, however it is believed Nannie Lee Puryear Burnett was born abt. 1861.



J.W.S. 
Notes: This stone contains no dates, however there was one James W. Sturdivant in this family who was born in Jan. 1826 and died aft. 1900. This grave is located outside the rock-walled cemetery in which all others are buried and has its own ornate iron fence that is approx. 4 x 8 feet, the only grave inside this fence.

 

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