Lightfoot Family Graveyard at Teddington, Sandy Point Virginia
The Lightfoot Family graveyard is located in Charles City County at Sandy Point on original Teddington Plantation Land.Myself and a Lightfoot descendant visited the graveyard and I can understand why so many have not been able to find it.
The Teddington Mansion burned to the ground in the early 1900's and was not rebuilt.What is left of the plantation is owned by the Smith Family, who are not related to the Lightfoots, and they built a Victorian-type house on part of the old Teddington foundation.
For those wanting to visit the graveyard, make it soon.The most elaborate crypt there, the grand marble crypt is in horrendous condition.Mr. Smith and his family are not legally bound, from what I have learned, to maintain this graveyard, but he was nice enough to take us to it and even cut the saplings out from the cemetery so it could be seen.
It is located in a grove of ancient walnut trees, behind the Victorian home, to the left, facing the James River.The little road in bears to the left into what is called the Teddington subdivision.The small cemetery is directly to the right, just before the Teddington subdivision sign.The residents of the subdivision don't know where it is, in case you think to knock on doors.
When you go, be advised, there is a Very Large groundhog living in the cemetery and he's tunneled under the crypts.He didn't seem friendly at all.
I hope this helps someone visit their ancestors while there is still some of Phillip's crypt left to be seen.It is obvious what a grand marker it once was.