14 Oct 2017 Lynch Station, VA
On Saturday, October 14th, a new highway historical marker was dedicated in Lynch Station for the home of the Leftwich Family of Bedford County, who were prominent in both the American Revolution and the War of 1812. Several family members are buried in the cemetery near the plantation house. Two Revolutionary War veterans' graves have modern tombstones, Joel and Thomas Leftwich.
The ceremony was conducted by the Leftwich Family Association, and the master of ceremonies was Cham Light, a descendant of Joel Leftwich, and also a member of the SAR. Several members of the Fincastle Resolves and Culpeper Minutemen Chapters attended and participated in the ceremony, primarily as members of the Color Guard..
After the unveiling, the group of about 50 Leftwich descendants toured the family cemetery, near the old plantation house. The cemetery is currently the subject of an archeological study to determine the number and position of the graves. At least four Revolutionary War veterans are thought to be buried there. This cemetery is covered by the Revolutionary War Veterans' Graves Preservation Program administered by the Virginia SAR.