Dr. Turpin's Family Cemetery
     Dr. Turpin’s family cemetery was surveyed on July 20, 1996 by Claude Ridings and Sharon Lee Nowery. The cemetery is located about 1/4 mile north of Three Bridge Road and 1/4 mile west of Red Lane Road near the 7th hole of the Foundry Golf Course.

     The cemetery is enclosed in a wrought iron fence; however, the tombstone of Martha Virginia Turpin is located outside the fence, as well as other graves marked with stones. There are obviously unmarked graves. Dr. Thomas Jefferson Turpin is the only physician’s tombstone found. However, according to St. Luke’s Church (Protestant Episcopal), Powhatan Co., VA records 1842-1936, presented to the Virginia Historical Society by the Vestry of St. Luke’s Episcopal Church, Powhatan, VA, 12 December 1990, Dr. Philip Turpin is also buried there, and the name on the cemetery fence reads only, “ Dr. Turpin.”  St. Luke’s records refer to this cemetery as Archer Turpin’s cemetery. Following the tombstones found is a list of burials recorded in St. Luke’s records which occurred at the cemetery.

 

Burial Listing
 
Name
Birth Date
Death Date
Remarks
  Turpin, Dr. Phillip
.
4/13/1885
  Turpin, Dr. Thomas Jefferson
8/2/1822
3/12/1893
  Turpin, Infant
.
10/11/1867
s/o William & Pocahontas Turpin (burial date)
  Turpin, Lizzie
.
1/1/1873
** See note #2 below
  Turpin, Martha Virginia
12/23/1829
7/15/1851
** See note #1 below
  Turpin, Mary Garland Royall
10/3/1842
1/16/1910
2nd w/o Dr. Thomas Jefferson Turpin
  Turpin, Rebecca
.
1/1/1873
** See note #2 below
  Turpin, Rebecca (Miss)
.
5/15/1885
  Turpin, Sally W.
10/1/1826
3/31/1855
** See note #3 below
  Turpin, William A.
.
6/23/1860
(Child)
  Turpin, William Archer
.
6/29/1864

Note #1

Note #2
Note #3

IN MEMORY OF
MARTHA VIRGINIA TURPIN
BORN DECR 23D 1829
DIED JULY 15TH 1851
THIS SLABE IS PLACED OVER HER REMAINS BY
HER BEREAVED FATHER AND MOTHER
W. A. AND R. B. TURPIN
AS A SIMPLE TOKEN OF AFFECTION
FOR A CHILD
POSSESSED OF EVERY VIRTUE
THAT COULD GIVE PRIDE OR PLEASURE
TO THE HEART OF A PARENT

REBECCA
AGED 10 YEARS
AND LIZZIE AGED 2 MOS.
CHILDREN OF
DR. T.J. & M.G. TURPIN
WENT TO HEAVEN
JANY 1ST
1873
LOVELY AND PLEASANT IN
THEIR LIVES, IN DEATH
WERE NOT DIVIDED

 

 

SACRED
TO THE MEMORY OF
SALLY W.
____ DR. THOMAS J. TURPIN
AND ONLY DAUGHTER OF
JOHN H. & MARTHA J. EUSTUCE
OF RICHMOND
BORN OCTOBER 1, 1826
DIED MARCH 31, 1855
BELOVED AND LOVELY IN LIFE
MOURNED AND LAMENTED WHEN DEAD
THIS STONE ERECTED
BY HER AFFECTIONATE HUSBAND

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