I can find the final resting place of William C Richmond on Find a Grave. Like many genealogists I use sites like Find A Grave and Billion Graves to see photo’s of the final resting place of their ancestors. For some, seeing the photo might be enough. For me, I need to visit these places and pay my respects to them. To me it’s making the connection from their generation to mine.
While in West Virginia, I had a few cemeteries on my to do list, and I had been to all of them before. For this visit, I added a few new cemeteries in the area the Richmond family came from. The most important one was the Bragg Cemetery. It is where my Revolutionary War Soldier (and thanks to him, my DAR ancestor), William C Richmond is buried.
I had found out on-line that his stone had been changed. The original stone had the wrong regiment on it. I am not sure if that is why it was changed, but I am glad that the original stone is preserved at Richmond Rustic Cabins (this was originally land that belonged to William C. Richmond).
Thanks to a descendant that still lives on the property, I was able to view both stones.