Hume Cemetery | Madison County, Virginia

In 2018 October, our Clan Home Membership team of Lori Vaughan and Kim Wilhite went on an adventure and located the original Hume Family cemetery on Hume Mountain in Madison County, Virginia. This is believed to be the final resting place of Emigrant George Hume (b. 1698 Wedderburn Castle, Scotland, d. 1760 Culpeper Co. Virginia) and many of his descendants. There are 3 engraved headstones and approximately 34 other graves that are identified with unmarked stones. They have received permission from the property owners to clean up the cemetery, put up a fence (in a style that the property owners are in agreeance with), and place a plaque/marker at the site. They will also be planning a commemoration ceremony after the clean-up project is complete. The hope is to have a blessing by one of the rectors of St. Georges Episcopal Church in Fredericksburg where Emigrant George was once a vestryman, along with a piper(s) to play a few tunes from the homeland. We will post more details as they are available. We may also need a few volunteers for the cleanup. The estimated costs of the fence, clean-up, plaques, church, donation, and pipers is approximately $5,000. A Go Fund Me has been set up to assist in paying for the costs of preserving this important part of our heritage. We hope that you will pitch in, if you are able, to help us to make sure that the resting place of our beloved ancestors is cared for, protected, and never again forgotten.