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Cemetery Research, undated

 File — Box: 7, Folder: 5

Scope and Contents

From the Series:

The Providence Hall property has its own cemetery, the Bucktrout Burying Ground. The property’s cemetery served as a burial site for Revolutionary and Civil War soldiers, many of whom were buried without proper identification. Anne Cutler followed up on local rumors that French soldiers, allies in the American Revolution, were also buried in the Bucktrout Burying Ground. Her research took her to the National Library of France in the 1990s, where she consulted numerous records but ultimately did not draw any substantial conclusions regarding a French presence in her family cemetery. Included in this series are notes from her research in France.

Apart from wartime, the Bucktrout Burying Ground existed primarily as the Bucktrout family’s personal cemetery. Copies of burial records in this series include those belonging to deceased Bucktrout family members, as well as some of their black servants (marked as “colored” or “negro” on burial records). Other papers in this series document the history of the Burying Ground, as well as the business affairs of Benjamin Bucktrout, Williamsburg coffin-maker.


  • Creation: undated


Conditions Governing Access

Collection is open to all researchers. Manuscript collections and archival records may contain materials with sensitive or confidential information that is protected under federal or state right to privacy laws and regulations, such as the Virginia Public Records Act (Code of Virginia. § 42.1-76-91); and the Virginia Freedom of Information Act (Code of Virginia § 2.2-3705.5). Confidential material may include, but is not limited to, educational, medical, and personnel records. If sensitive material is found in this collection, please contact a staff member immediately. The disclosure of personally identifiable information pertaining to a living individual may have legal consequences for which the College of William and Mary assumes no responsibility.


From the Collection: 6 Linear Feet


From the Series: English

Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections Research Center Repository