Stone Family Cemetery

Virginia Beach, VA
(formerly Princess Anne County)

Stone Family Cemetery sits behind PC's Gentleman's Club at 446 Oceana Boulevard.  The location is across Oceana Boulevard from the runways of Oceana Master Jet Base.  One must enter the PC's parking lot and drive to the back of the paved area to locate the cemetery.  It is not visible from the main road.  The cemetery is surrounded by a tall, locked fence and is lovingly cared for by the 4th generation namesake of John Woodhouse Stone, who is buried within its confines.  John W. Stone's descendants, except for a long line of infant children, have been moved from this cemetery to Eastern Shore Chapel Cemetery.

The Stone family farm is now Oceana Master Jet base.  The family sold the property to the Navy in 1933 and moved to houses in nearby Oceana Gardens.   Cemetery Photographed May 1, 2005.


John Woodhouse IV stands watch over the tombstone of his gg-grandfather as the family moves into its third century on this plot of land that remains in the family following the Navy's acquisition of their family farm.  John W. Stone V waits his turn to continue the family's legacy.


Our Father

John W. Stone

Born January 16, 1811

Died April 13, 1880

John W. Stone, over 21, attested to by John Harrison, and Miss Christiana Capps, over 21, attested to by John Harrison, on 4 June 1836.  John W. Stone and John Harrison, bondsmen.  MB 1828-1836:  205 ("Princess Anne County, Virginia Marriage Bonds 1822-1850" by Carolyn L. Barkley)

1850 Princess Anne Co, VA Census, p. 166, #13-16, Jno W. Stone (38 b VA), Farmer, Value of Real Estate - $3,500, Fanny 37, Jane 16, Fanny 1

1860 Princess Anne Co, VA Census, London Bridge PO, p. 584, #35-36, Value of Real Estate - $4,440, Personal Estate - $9,000, Farmer, Fanny 28, Mary J. Sparrow 26, John Sparrow 5, Mary Sparrow 2, Geo Sparrow 10/12, Fanny Stone 11


Fannie A. Stone

November 17, 1857

Age 45 Yrs.


Virgin Stone Ferrell

May 22, 1890

July 1890



Infant Stone

There are 9 identical tombstones next to John W. Stone, all marked Infant Stone.  At one time the graves of these 9 children were marked by wooden crosses.  After the family sold their property to the Navy the wooden crosses were replaced with the current markers.


Catherine Whitehurst Stone

February 13, 1873

February 22, 1915

Infant Daughter of Mr. & Mrs. J. E. Lane

Born August 7, 1946

The Lane family were tenant farmers on the Stone land.

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