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Mt. Ayre Cemetery, Keene

Mt. Ayre Cemetery, Keene

Name:  Mt. Ayre Cemetery, Keene

Date:  August 2006

Image Number:  MAC01cdMAC01

Comments:  The Mt. Ayre Cemetery, sometimes called Mt. Air Cemetery or Gilmer Cemetery, is located near Keene, Virginia, just northwest of Scottsville; it is situated on a privately owned farm.  As of August 2006, the cemetery contained approximately 31 gravestones and several unmarked graves.  Many of the Gilmer family, early settlers of this area of Albemarle County, are buried here. 

Some of the more interesting gravestones include that of Christopher Hudson, a Revolutionary War Soldier, and Thomas Walker Gilmer, the former Governor of VA (1840-41), a member of the U.S. Congress (1841-44), and Secretary of the Navy, who was killed in the gun explosion in February 1844 aboard the USS Princeton.  Also buried in this cemetery is the Civil War veteran, George Walker Gilmer, who volunteered as a private in Co. C, 2nd VA in June 1863, and was wounded in the eye and shoulder at Gettysburg.  Although he was captured at Gettysburg, imprisoned, and later lost his eye due to infection, Gilmer joined the 43rd Cavalry (Mosby's Rangers) in early 1865.

Following is the August 2006 listing of the extant gravestones at Mt. Ayre Cemetery: 

Adams, Geo. C.
Geo. C. Adams
Aged 5 Years
Of such is the Kingdom of Heaven

Adams, Maria J
Our Mother
Maria J. Adams
Died Feb. 13, 1852

Gilmer, Ann
Ann Gilmer wife of Hon. Thomas Walker Gilmer
Born Nov. 9, 1809
Died April 10, 1874

Gilmer, Edmonia Preston
Dec. 26, 1876
Jan. 12, 1981

Gilmer, Ellen Tapscott
Ellen Tapscott Gilmer
Daughter of
Thomas W. & Ann Gilmer
Died
Dec. 18, 1857
Aged 25 years
Beloved by her mother

Gilmer, Frances Harrison Brown
George Walker Gilmer
1846-1918

Frances Harrison Brown
Wife of
George Walker Gilmer
1844-1924

Gilmer, Francis Robert
Sacred
To the Memory of
Francis Robert
Son of
Thomas W. & Ann Gilmer
Born 18th July 1838
Died 6th, 1839

Gilmer, George Christopher
George Christopher Gilmer
1811-1888

Leanna Lewis
Wife of
George Christopher Gilmer
1817-1845

Gilmer, George Walker
George Walker Gilmer
1845-1918

Frances Harrison Brown
Wife of
George Walker Gilmer
1844-1924

This gravesite also contains a CSA monument to:
PVT George Walker Gilmer
CO. C 2 VA CAV
Jul 10, 1845
Aug 13, 1918

Gilmer, Jr., George Walker
George Walker Gilmer, Jr.
July 29, 1880
Sept. 7, 1959

Gilmer, GWLADYS Davis
GWLADYS Davis Gilmer
Wife of
L.H. Gilmer, Jr.
Nov. 5, 1909
Jan. 16, 1974

Gilmer, Jayne Dolores Weeks
GILMER

Lewis Waite Gilmer
Philadelphia, PA
3 July 1919
24 July 2002

Jayne Dolores Weeks
Brooksville, FL
6 May 1932
12 Nov. 1997

Married 2 Nov. 1956
Jacksonville, FL

Gilmer, John Baker
John Baker Gilmer
Son of
Thomas W. & Ann E. Gilmer
Died
April 25, 1859
Aged 30 years
Beloved by his mother

Gilmer, Sr., John Harmer
John Harmer Gilmer, Sr.
Nov. 19, 1882
April 3, 1964

Gilmer, Jr., John Harmer
John Harmer Gilmer, Jr.
Feb. 9, 1919
May 13, 1940

Gilmer, Julia Elizabeth
Julia Elizabeth Gilmer
June 16, 1896
May 21, 1942

Gilmer, Leanna Lewis
George Christopher Gilmer
1811-1888

Leanna Lewis
Wife of
George Christopher Gilmer
1817-1845

Gilmer, Lena Rosa
Lena Rosa Gilmer
March 26, 1870
Sept. 17, 1940

Gilmer, Lewis Waite
GILMER
Lewis Waite Gilmer
Philadelphia, Pa
3 July 1919
24 July 2002

Jayne Dolores Weeks
Brooksville, FL
6 May 1932
12 Nov. 1997

Married 2 Nov. 1956
Jacksonville, FL

Gilmer, Ludwell Harrison
Ludwell Harrison Gilmer
October 19, 1875
March 28, 1956

Gilmer, Jr., Ludwell Harrison
Ludwell Harrison Gilmer, Jr.
August 29, 1908
April 15, 1993

Gilmer, III, Ludwell Harrison
Ludwell Harrison Gilmer, III
July 30, 1939
March 6, 1964

Gilmer, Margaret Cabell
Margaret Cabell Gilmer
Nov. 22, 1871
March 28, 1945

Gilmer, Marion Hamilton
Marion Hamilton Gilmer
Wife of Ludwell Harrison Gilmer
1883-1922

Gilmer, Thomas Walker
In Memory of
Thomas Walker Gilmer
Born April 6, 1802

Governor of VA 1840
Member of Congress 1842
Secretary of U.S. Navy 1844
Killed Feb. 28, 1844

Gilmer, Virginia Douglas
Virginia Douglas Gilmer
In Memory of
Virginia Douglas
daughter
Thomas W. & Ann Gilmer
Born Feb. 4th, 1812
Died June 4th, 1844

Hotchkiss, Mary A. Moore Gilmer
Mary A. Moore Gilmer Hotchkiss
Dec. 2, 1881
Dec. 6, 1967

Hudson, Christopher
Christopher Hudson

Sacred
to the memory of
Christopher Hudson
A soldier of the Revolution
Born March 30, 1758
Died May 1st, 1825

This gravesite also contains the following plaque placed by the Jack Jouett Chapter, DAR, in 1977:
Christopher Hudson
Revolutionary Soldier
1758 - 1825

Hudson, Mary Gilmer
Mary Gilmer Hudson

In Memory ... Mary Gilmer Hudson?
Note: Monument is broken; foot stone has M.G.H. on it.

Hudson, Sarah Anderson
Sarah Anderson Hudson

Sacred
to the memory of
Sarah Hudson
Once Sarah Anderson  and wife of
Christopher Hudson
Born July 20, 1758
Died April 2, 1807



The gravestone listing of Mt. Ayre Cemetery was compiled by John and Callie Bowers in August 2006 as part of Scottsville Museum's ongoing effort to record local church and cemetery records.

 

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