Tombstone of James D. Barrett
Credit: Mozelle Booker
Original Author: Unknown
Created: ca. 1903
Medium: Digital photograph

Tombstone of James D. Barrett

The tombstone of James D. Barrett stands beneath a shade tree in the cemetery at the Thessalonia Baptist Church in Fluvanna County. An inscribed epitaph reads, "Beautiful Soul into / glory gone / Beautiful Life with / its crown now won / God giveth Thee rest." The stone offers an alternative spelling of Barrett's last name and what is probably an incorrect birth year. Census records and a marriage register in Fluvanna County suggest that Barrett was born in 1833, not 1820.