As you know Lori and Kim went on an adventure recently 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 and many of his descendants. There are 3 engraved headstones and approximately 34 other graves that are identified with unmarked stones. We 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. We will also be planning a commemoration ceremony after the clean-up project is complete. We hope to have a blessing by one of the rectors of St. Georges Episcopal Church in Fredericksburg where Emigrant George was once a vestryman. We also plan to have a piper(s)play a few tunes from the homeland. All Home/Hume Clan members are invited to attend. We will post more details as they are available. We may also need a few volunteers for the cleanup. We have estimated the cost of the fence, clean-up, plaques, church, donation, and pipers to be approximately $5,000 and that is our goal for this fundraiser. We hope that you all 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.
If we have any funds leftover from the restoration, we plan to donate them to the Hume Castle Preservation Trust.
Best Regards, Clan Home Association - Membership Team Lori Vaughan - Membership Secretary Kim Wilhite - Membership Marketing