Thomas Edwards Cemetery near Veterans Lake

This cemetery is located just off of Cold Stream Road between Capon Bridge and Slanesville on the north side of Edwards Run. Located about a 1000 feet from the entrance to the Capon Bridge Resort with Veterans Lake on private property.


There are approximately 30 other stones in this cemetery. Some marked with names, some with initials, and others flat stones with no inscriptions. This cemetery has been cleaned through out the years. Prior to 2004 you could still see parts of a white wooden fence and an older iron fence that once stood in this location at different times. There may be as many as 20 or more burials here, but many are lost. The names have not been verified or the location GPSed. It is on the property of 143 Teaberry Ridge Road off Cold Stream Road.


"Here lies the body of Thomas Edwards... died 1814"

It is believed that the infant daughter of Henry Topper, a local gunsmith, is buried here. See Historical Records of Old Frederick County, Va. page 359 by Wilmer Kerns which states that there is a gravestone with the name Maria Ann Topper born 1807, died 1809. It is assumed she is the infant daughter of Henry Topper.


 

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Not yet marked by GPS. Lot 1-26-76 on Hampshire County Assessor's Map