Edmund Jenings Randolph (1753-1813) and Robert Page (1765-1840)* are among the politicians buried here. Sallie Page Nelson, along with her husband, Hugh Nelson, Jr., both buried at Old Chapel, can count as their ancestors a signer of the Declaration of Independence, Thomas Nelson, Jr., of Yorktown. A pew at Old Chapel still marks Sallie's name.
Edmund Jenings Randolph was an American attorney, Governor of Virginia, Secretary of State under George Washington, and the first United States Attorney General. He was selected as a delegate to the Continental Congress in 1779, and served there until 1782. During this period he also remained in private law practice, handling legal issues
for George Washington. Randolph was elected Governor of Virginia in 1786, when he also led a delegation tothe Annapolis Convention.
Robert Page served inthe Continental Army during the Revolutionary War. He was an attorney, a planter, a member of the Virginia State House of Delegates in 1795, and later a U.S. Representative from Virginia.
Whether you have relatives buried there or not, Old Chapel Cemetery is a fascinating outing for those seeking an adventure into the past in a setting that has not changed since the 1700s.