Marshall Family Cemetery

Marshall Family Cemetery

Burke Rd. And Silas Burke Park
Burke, Va.


The cemetery is located 20' north of Burke Rd., 200' west of Silas Burke Park. It contains only one large obelisk, in memory of J> A> MARSHALL (1821-1892) and MARY J. MARSHALL (1826-1887), and three footstones. The elaborate obelisk is about 14' high, with inverted torches on each corner, and capped by a draped urn. A 6' chain link fence was installed around the site in 1990 to deter vandalism.

Death: MAY 3, 1887

Comment: Front of obelisk inscribed "A precious one from us has gone. A voice we ì loved is stilled. A place is vacant in our home which never can be ì filled. God in his wisdom has recalled the boon his love has given, and ì though the body moulders here, the soul is safe in heaven."

Death: DEC 22, 1892

Comment: Rear of obelisk.