Boush Family Cemetery
Virginia Beach (formerly Princess Anne County), VA
The Bousch Family Cemetery is located on the grounds of what is now called the Lynnhaven House, off Wishart Road in Virginia Beach, VA. The Lynnhaven House is a circa 1725 home built by Francis Thelaball II. The historic structure is currently owned by the City of Virginia Beach and is open to the public. The structure was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1969. Costumed docents provide tours, historical information, cultivate in eighteenth century fashion, and provide demonstrations of household skills. It is a favorite field trip event for local elementary school children. The cemetery sits in a wooded area to the South of the house and is normally included in the tour.
The above plaque on the side of the monument does not include portions of the inscription that were visible at the time of the October 1914 enumeration by Lewis Walke. Below is a transcription from the current plaque with the additional Lewis Walke enumeration information included.
to the Memory of
(Consort of Wm Boush)
Who was born on the (3rd of May A. D. 1764
and departed this life on the 24th of Decr 1822)
She was of a broken (& contrite heart &)
When the last summons came, with serenity (of mind, affectionately)
took leave of her relatives and domestics,
and with unfeigned faith fell asleep in the Lord Jesus.
In Memory of
Wm. F. W. Boush
a Citizen of Princess Anne
of which County he was a Justice of Peace
and a Delegate of the Assembly
In private life without reproach;
In public attentive to his duty;
A Christian in heart and deed.
He lived by faith and died in hope
on the 19th of December 1818
in the 25th Year of his age.
1759 - 1834
Placed by Great Bridge Chapter DAR
06/24/2012 08:13:35 PM