The Paul J. Willing Wicomico Cemeteries Project



Thanks to Becky Hobson for providing this cemetery transcription. Becky says of the cemetery, "This Dennis family cemetery is located on land willed by Valentine Dennis III to his son Littleton Quinton Dennis. The home and cemetery is still owned by a Dennis descendant, Richard Thomas. It is located on the west side of the Powellville-Whiton road approximately three miles south of the intersection with Friendship road. The cemeter is in excellent condition and well cared for by Richard. It is clearly visible from the road."

Note: The cemetery is listed as the "Whiton Cemetery" in John Jacob's book of Wicomico cemeteries, and the location is given as "West side Willards-Snow Hill Rd., 3/4 mile north of Powell School Rd."

Littleton Quinton son of Valentine III 1808-1882
Elizabeth Riley wife of Littleton Q. 1807-1890
Mary G. Dennis White wife of William Matthew White daughter of Valentine Dennis III d. Jan.22, 1867 age 69yrs, 8 mos,22 days
William husband of Ellen K. b Feb 8, 1855 d. Dec 10 1944
Ellen K., wife of William b. 1865 d. 1928
Annie K. 1888-1904
Laura A. wife of Marcellus d. 1907
Marcellus, son of Littleton Q. b.Aug 7,1835 d. April 29, 1911
John V. 1883-1957
Robert A. (Stiney) 1883-1965
Edna P.
Melvin D. 1930-1964
Laura E. daughter of R. A. & Edna P. Dennis 1917-1917

Leroy CBM US NAVY 19 Dec 1892 - 7 JAN 1985
Lillian C. 14 Apr 1898 - 5 Oct 1986

Russell H. (SR) 1939 -
Doris Ann Webb 1940-1966

Lollie C. 1876-1852
Henry W. 1867-1946

Edward C. 1946-1971
Melvin D. 1930-1954
Mannie E. 1868-1958
John H. 1863-1947

William S. b. Oct. 7, 1844 d. Mar 24, 1877

William Matthew d. 1861 son of Reverend Henry White, husband of Mary G. Dennis
"Polly" White daughter of Valentine Dennis III

Ben 1895-1965
Elizabeth 1897- 1954

Parillo's were not related to this family but were neighbors and friends and when the relatives came to bury Ben they asked if he could be buried with his wife Elizabeth who had been buried there as a courtesy to Ben by the Thomas family. This family came from New York one was Jewish and the other Catholic. They moved here to avoid the wrath of their families for marrying out of their faith. All this according to legend from the Grandfather who helped them when they first moved to Maryland.

This Cemetery Project is associated with Shari Handley's Eastern Shore Genealogy Project, and with the Wicomico County, Maryland USGenWeb Project site.

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