CEMETERY LINKS: Ophelia (Northumberland County) Virginia
By Mary W. Hurst mhurst5@juno.com

I just returned from visiting friends who recently moved to
Ophelia in Northumberland County, Virginia. On the property next
to theirs is a group of three graves in an area that is becoming
overgrown with brush. We were able to get to the graves and
write down the information on them:

Born Jan. 23, 1823
Died June 24, 1892
Gone but not forgotten

In memory of
Margaret A.
wife of
Died March 21, 1885
in the 54th year of her age

Annie H.
daughter of R. J. GOUGH
Born Aug. 21, 1894
Died Aug. 23, 1898
Safe in the arms of Jesus

The tombstones are in excellent condition, quite readable, and
are not hard to reach. Margaret COCKRELL's tombstone has a
lovely carving of a willow tree and a monument on it. We also
took pictures, which I will be glad to scan and send to anyone
interested. My friend hopes to be able to clean the brush away
from the graves. She has been told there are a few more in the
area, but we did not see any others.