Completeness. There are a number of veterans for which there is substantial information, but the gravesites have not been found. Examples included John and Maria Lane and Henry Aleshite.
Henry Aleshite, 22 years old when the Declaration of Independence was signed, served terms fo four months, 18 months and three months in the militia and the army. His final enlistment included service at the Siege of Yorktown in 1781. Some soldiers who served form Virginia later moved west to claim the land the U.S. government gave them for their service. But is it fairly certain that Aleshite did not go west. He last appears in the historical record in 1833 in Page County, a 79-year-old veteran receiving an $80 year pension for his service. Even with the fairly extensive information available about him, however, where Aleshite is buried does not appear to have been recorded.
The compiled database for this review probably represents the most comprehensive single listing that is available for Virginia Revolutionary War veteran burial sites. however, it is a virtual certainty that there are a number of sites that are known by some individuals in the Commonwealth, but which were not communicated to JLARC staff duringthe course of this interim review.