Known Military Veterans Buried in the

James City Chapel Cemetery

There are twenty-four known military veterans buried in the James City Chapel Cemetery who served in the Civil War, World War I, World War II, Korea, and Vietnam.  This list is based on information found on the headstones and footstones of those buried in the cemetery, or provided by family members.  During the years of World War II, an article in the Virginia Gazette on November 12, 1943 announced that a special recognition service would be held at Mount Vernon Methodist Church to honor the 38 men of the church serving in the armed services.[i]  A list of names for the 38 men honored in that service has not been found, so there may be other military veterans buried in the cemetery, also.  If you know of any, please contact the office at Mount Vernon United Methodist Church so that the records can be updated.  For the location of the gravesite for each person listed below refer to the Alphabetical Listing of Those Buried in James City Chapel Cemetery, dated April 1, 2012, included in this document.

In Memory of the Military Veterans of

James City Chapel and Mount Vernon United Methodist Church


BANGS, Harry K., Jr.                                 b. June 28, 1925         d. November 3, 1946             AM3, USNR, WWII

BANGS, Wilmer Lewellys, Sr.                    b. Oct. 16, 1938          d. November 11, 2011           U. S. Navy

BEACHUM, Clyde W., Jr.                          b. Jan. 12, 1925          d. December 24, 2008            SFC, U. S. Army, WWII,  Korea, Vietnam, Bronze Star, Purple Heart

COWAN, William H.                                    b. May 2, 1909           d. February 19, 1960             VA, PFC, ASF Pers. Repl. Depot, WWII

DEANER, Archer S.                                                b. June 1, 1911           d. August 8, 1976                   1st Lt., U. S. Army, WWII

HALL, Owen Keith                                      b. July 7, 1921            d. December 19, 1998            TSgt. U. S. Marine Corps, WWII

HARD, Norman G.                                       b. Sept. 19, 1947        d. November 3, 2007             U. S. Army, SFC E7, Retired, Vietnam

HOCKADAY, George W.                           b. Dec. 16, 1918         d. October 15, 1970               CPL, U. S. Army, WWII

HOWARD,  Stewart, Kelly                       b. Mar. 15, 1939           d. Jan. 22, 2014                     U. S. Air Force 1960-1964

JENNINGS, George A.                                b. Jan. 4, 1897            d. July 31, 1975                      PFC, U. S. Army, WWI

JENNINGS, Nathaniel Hall                         b. No Date                  d. July 31, 1918                      PVT 1CL, 4INF, 3DIV

MARSTON, Dandridge Wesley                  b. July 22, 1845          d. December 20, 1913            PVT, Co. H, 5th Virginia Cavalry, CSA, Civil War

MARSTON, Thomas B., Jr.                                    b. Nov. 23, 1927         d. August 31, 1980                 U. S. Army

MARTIN, Carolyne Holland                       b. April 6, 1893          d. November 25, 1965           VA, 2nd Lt., Army Nurse Corps, WWI

MARTIN, Enoch T. (Timothy)                   b. April 2, 1842          d. June 10, 1920                     Co. H, 32nd Virginia Infantry,  Co. B, 1st Virginia Artillery, CSA, Civil War

MARTIN, Hunter Mark                              b. June 4, 1890           d. November 28, 1961           VA, S2, USNR, WWI

MARTIN, James H.                                      b. Aug. 16, 1917         d. June 27, 1980                     U. S. Navy, WWII

MAUNEY, Marion Andrew                                    b. Oct. 18, 1895          d. May 25, 1962                     North Carolina, SC4,  U. S. Navy, WWI

McGINLEY, Harry                                      b. March 31, 1916     d. January 26, 1992               TEC 4, U. S. Army, WWII

McGINLEY, Roy                                         b. Jan. 22, 1913          d. October 3, 1958                 Virginia, PFC, SVC Co.,  314 Infantry, WWII, BSM

RUSSELL, Archie Edward                         b. Feb. 23, 1917         d. February 6, 2006               U. S. Army

SEAL, Charles William                                b. Aug. 6, 1909           d. December 27, 1957            Virginia, SGT, CAC, WWII

SHELDON, Sidney E. (Pete)                       b. July 2, 1923            d. July 19, 2012                      U. S. Army, WWII

SMITH, Clara Payne                                    b. Aug. 4, 1902           d. August 16, 1965                 VA, TEC5, 9201  Tech Svc Unit, WWII

TAYLOR, Cornelius Wesley                       b. May 5, 1841           d. November 25, 1892           3rd SGT, James City Artillery,CSA, Civil War

TAYLOR, William P.                                   b. Unknown               d. Unknown                           Co. A, 9th VA INF, CSA, Civil War

WILKINSON, William (M.[ii])                       b. Sept. 25, 1840        d. August 14, 1902                 James City Artillery, CSA, Civil War

[i] Virginia Gazette Article dated November 11, 1943.  A copy of the article is in the Mount Vernon UMC Church Archives Book 3, B3-31.

[ii]Question about William Wilkinson’s middle name or initial?  The wedding announcement for the July 24th, 1907 wedding of his daughter, Nora Bannister listed that she was the daughter of the late W. M. Wilkinson of Toano.  That is the accepted name used in this document.  The settlement of the estate of Eliza’s mother’s estate in May 29th, 1901 said that Eliza’s husband was “W. W.” Wilkinson.  He was a party to the settlement and his name is listed as W. W. Wilkinson.  In the Laurel Spring Archeological and History Report in 2002 Eliza Wilkinson’s husband was listed a “W. A.” Wilkinson.  Since there were other errors in that document, “W. A.” is believed to be incorrect.