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~O'Bryan Cemetery~

Submitted by Lou Harper

Hwy 8, 5 Miles South of Floyd, Virginia, (Land originally belong to George Compton's family)

Inventoried and recorded October 1998, by Mildred Louise Brown Carter and her Daughter Angela Adele Carter Ridder.

Additional information provided by Pat Eggleston, Evelyne Rutrough, Juanita Thomas, Eula O. Harper, Roy L. O'Bryan

Cemetery is located on private property owned by
Raymond and Iris Yeatts and is cared for by the Cannaday family.
 

Infant of  J. W. and Manda Turman
Born April 23, 1897      Died April 23, 1897
Gone to be an Angel
           (John Wesley Turman and Amanda Ann O'Bryan)
 

Vila A. O'Bryan
1861      1924
 Wife of Alfred T. O'Bryan, daughter of David Hall and Jane Rakes   (Sometimes spelled Viola and Viley)
 

Alfred T. O'Bryan
1854      1929
Husband of Vila A. O'Bryan, son of William Harrison O'Bryan and Ann Washington
 

J. K. O'Bryan
Born Aug 26, 1846  Died Apr 21, 1904
Gone but not forgotten
Husband of Susan Delilah Agnew, son of William H. O'Bryan and Ann Washington
 

Susan D. O'Bryan
Born March 17, 1852 Died April 17, 1907
Sleep mother dear and
take thy rest.
God called thee home,
He thought it best
Susan Deliah, wife of J. K., daughter of Samuel W. Agnew, Jr. and Elizabeth Smith
 

Joseph H. O'Brian
Oct 25, 1888   Aug 2, 1890
 Son of George D. O'Brien and Amanda "Mandy" Thomas     (Note spelling of last name)
 

Xonie M. O'Brien
March 16, 1883  January 12, 1886
 Daughter of George D. O'Brien and Amanda "Mandy" Thomas   (Note spelling of last name)
 

George D. O'Brien
July 5, 1860   Died Dec. 10, 1904
 Son of William H. O'Bryan and Ann Washington
 

Ann O'Bryan
Born Jan. 16, 1824 Died Sept. 18, 1909
Wife of William H. O'Bryan, daughter of Solomon Washington and "Ann"   Nancy Prillaman
 

Headrock and footrock
Unknown adult grave next to Ann O'Bryan's grave
(Unproven, Some researchers speculate that the grave may be one of Ann's parents)
 

Lunda Rufus O'Bryan
Born May 9, 1939  Died May 18, 1939
The memory of our son
 Son of Lunda Milton O'Bryan and Hazel Page
 

O'BRYAN (large single headstone)
At Rest
 

Walter Emmett O'Bryan
Born April 16, 1867    Died September 28, 1933
Husband of Cynthia Flora Delaware McAlexander, son of William H.  O'Bryan and Ann Washington
 

Cynthia Flora Delaware McAlexander
Born March 28, 1872       Died September 1, 1953
 Wife of Walter Emmett O'Bryan, daughter of Charles Peter McAlexander  and Lucinda A. Wood
 

Amos H. O'Bryan
Born Mar 31, 1898    Died Dec 9, 1923
At Rest
Son of Howard Bennett O'Bryan and Elizabeth Ann Hylton
 

N. S. Cannaday
Born Oct. 27, 1882     Died Sept. 29, 1890
Our darling at rest
 Newton Stewart, Son of Virgil Stuart Cannaday and Nancy O'Bryan
 

India infant of J. K. and S. D. O'Bryan
departed this life Dec 30, 1884 Age 2 1/2 years
At rest from mother,
Away from her care,
Gone to heaven
Awaiting her there
Daughter of James K. O’Bryan and Susan Delilah Agnew
 

Virgil Stuart Cannaday
Apr 9, 1860   May 28, 1937
Husband of Nancy O'Brian, son of Stephen A. Cannaday and Elizabeth Lemon
 

Nannie O'Brian Cannaday
Aug 25, 1854   July 14, 1939
Wife of Virgil Stuart Cannaday, daughter of William H. O'Bryan and Ann Washington
 

Walker Quesenberry
Born Apr 1, 1858  Died Dec 29, 1936
Gone but not forgotten
William "Walker" Quesenberry, son of Archibal Quesenberry and Melvia Stigleman
 

Malinda
December 18, 1853  Died Feb 4, 1917
wife of  Walker Quesenberry
Malinda Thomas second wife of William "Walker" Quesenberry    daughter of ?
 

R. C. Quesenberry
Born 1862   Died Jan 23, 1900
Rhoda Caroline O'Bryan, second wife of William" Walker" Quesenberry  daughter of William H. O'Bryan and Ann Washington
 

William Albert Quesenberry
Born Oct. 8, 1882  Died Feb 1, 1917
May he rest in peace
Husband of Dollie Hungate,
son of William" Walker" Quesenberry and Rhoda Caroline O'Bryan
 

Obrey Quesenberry
Born Sept 24, 1886  Died June 22, 1900
Son of William "Walker" O'Bryan, and Rhoda Carolina O'Bryan
 

Small unmarked stone
Infant Cannaday
Born April 3, 1917  Died April 3, 1917
Still born daughter of Urbane Esley Cannaday and Ella Jane Williams  (Confirmed by Juanita Cannaday Thomas)
 

Small unmarked stone
Infant Cannaday
Born April 12, 1925  Died April 12, 1925
Still born daughter of Urbane Esley Cannaday and Ella Jane Williams  (Confirmed by Juanita Cannaday Thomas)
 

Small unmarked stone
Betty Hutcherson
Born 1930   Died 1930
Still born daughter of Roy Hutcherson and Annie Alice O'Bryan    (Confirmed by Evelyne Rutrough who knew the family well)
 

Unmarked grave
Infant daughter
Born Oct 24, 1853  Died Oct 24, 1853
Still born daughter of William Harrison O'Bryan and Ann Washington  (1945 Walter Alvers O'Bryan showed his son Ray O'Bryan a small grave  and said "this grave is the infant daughter of Wm. H. O'Bryan and     Ann Washington".  At that time the grave was marked with field head   and foot stones).
 

Unmarked grave
Infant daughter
Sept 2, 1867   Sept 2, 1867
Still born daughter of William Harrison O'Bryan and Ann Washington  (1945 Walter Alvers O'Bryan showed his son Ray O'Bryan a small grave   and said "this is the grave of the infant daughter of Wm. H. O'Bryan and    Ann Washington".  At that time the graves were marked with field head  and foot stones.)
 

Unknown Sunken graves
 7 Adults
 5 Children
 1 Infant
 

Additional information always appreciated.  Please contact
Eula May O'Bryan Harper.  e-mail   harperj005@hawaii.rr.com