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There are still other known burials on the Island, for many people adhered to the early practice of burying their dead near their own houses.Some burials have also been uncovered in ditches, including several Indian remains.
The reconstruction was carried out under the architect, Ralph Adams Cram.
The underground portions of the walls of the church's original doorway are said to have extended under the tower when the latter was built.
The rear wall of the tower was apparently joined to the church only at the sides and top of the connecting doorway.
This tower is believed to have been built in 1647 or later.
It is a separate structure, as most such towers of Virginia's colonial period are.