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From: "Suzanne Shephard" <>
Subject: Re: [YELTON] Chopawamsic Baptist Church
Date: Mon, 5 Jan 2009 09:58:44 -0500
I got it! Just before the Reservoir a branch to the left that divides into
two branches. John`s branch goes somewhat northwest and the Chopawamsic goes
somewhat southwest towards Bellfair Rd. Just before the Rd. and north of
Chopawamsic close to Tolsons Mill and north of Embrey Chapel Baptist
Graveyard is Chopawawamic Primitive Baptist Church and Graveyard. Also,you
can get more information from Quantico Base Information
http://www.quantico.usmc.mil/ if you need it!
Hope this is what you wanted!
----- Original Message -----
From: "Cheryl Chasin" <>
Sent: Sunday, January 04, 2009 3:59 PM
Subject: [YELTON] Chopawamsic Baptist Church
> My earlier message to Iris about Don's email address wasn't intended for
> list, but it occurred to me that there may be others on the list (like
> Suzanne) who can help me figure this out. I want to add some old maps to
> the website, showing areas where our Yelton ancestors lived. Naturally, I
> decided to start with Stafford County. I found a Virginia map from 1751,
> and I'm photoshopping it to just show (roughly) Stafford County and to
> areas of particular interest because the map is a little hard to read.
> I'm trying to figure out exactly where Chopawamsic Baptist Church was
> located. This is the church that Charles Yelton joined in 1772. One
> statement I found online said that it was between the north and south
> branches of Chopawamsic Creek, within what is now the Quantico Marine
> Base. The government supposedly tore the church down when the Base was
> established but the cemetery is still there. I have a very detailed map
> book for modern Virginia, and that description would put the church
> somewhere west of the Breckinridge Reservoir.
> Does anyone have any better/different information? I've been looking for
> 19th century Virginia maps of that area that would be detailed enough to
> show the location of the church itself, but so far I haven't found
> for that specific location.
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