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Dunn grave suit resolved

Compromise leaves monument where it is, establishes surveyed cemetery

By David Knopf/Richmond News

A three-year dispute over the relocation of a well-known judge’s cemetery monument ended amicably Nov. 15 when the two sides arrived at a compromise.

Homeowners Mark and Amanda Guy, residents of Dunn’s Lane in north Richmond, and a distant relative of Judge George Washington Dunn agreed to a settlement that will keep the 6,900-pound stone where it is and establish an historically significant Dunn Family Cemetery.

The surveyed area in the Guys’s backyard will encompass both the stone at the property’s north edge and what is believed to be the graves of family members behind the family’s home at 312 Dunn’s Lane.

It had been widely speculated that Judge Dunn, his wife Susan and their five children were buried in what was established in the 19th Century as a family cemetery on the Dunn farm.

 

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