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CITY CEMETERY

ROANOKE, VA


My great great grandmother, Sarah Elizabeth Arthur Byrd (Bird), b 1857 - d 1947, is buried at the Roanoke City Cemetery.  I visited the cemetery with my 2 of my uncles (both now deceased), one of whom was present when she was buried & he believed she was buried in a certain area of the cemetery, but we could not find a headstone for her.  I later discovered that the Roanoke City Engineer's office had the records for this cemetery & wrote to them for help.  In response, they mailed me a copy of the map that they have of the cemetery (at no charge -- very helpful & nice -- special thanks to those nice folks).  Unfortunately, they had no other information and told me that the names on the map could either be individuals who purchased the plots or the actual individuals buried there -- they have no way of knowing.


Map drawn by:  Wm. M. Dunlap City Eng'r.; Scale 1" - 20 Ft.

Enter cemetery from Tazewell Avenue (North) onto "Middle Driveway" (20 ft. wide).  There is also a "South Driveway" (22 ft. wide) running horizontally at the lower 1/4 of the cemetery.

There are several "walkways" than run vertically in the cemetery:

"West Walkway" is at the far west side, 10 ft. wide (no graves shown further west side of this walkway)
"Middle West Walkway", 11 ft. wide (graves on both west & east sides of this walkway)
"Middle East Walkway", 11 ft. wide (graves on both west & east sides of this walkway)
"East Walkway" is at the far East side, 10 ft. wide (graves on the west side of this walkway & the length of the east side is marked as being "Filled with graves mostly unknown")

Most plots appear to be divided into square quadrants.  A few are whole, halves, or 1/4 & 3/4.  Most plots have a circled number in the center.  Some of the numbers are not in order & they begin at the top left of the cemetery entrance.  For ease in transcribing & reading the transcription, I will start the list with the plot at the top left of the cemetery (this one has no number & is an odd shape) & transcribe to the right.  The plot numbers from the map will follow each name in parentheses.  If it is a plot with a number & divided into quadrants, I will state the circled number & use the letters a - d to describe the quadrants (a=top left; b=top right; c=bottom left; d=bottom right).

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{West Walkway}

{Top of map} J. P. Yeatman, $15.00 (no #; W of #24-1/2 & N of #30; adjacent to Tazewell Ave.)

10-10-81, S. W. Howerton, $25.00 (all of #24-1/2; adjacent to Tazewell Ave.)

{Middle West Walkway}

{Top of map} {blank} (13a) {adjacent to Tazewell Ave.}
2-10-87 (13b) {adjacent to Tazewell Ave.}
H. Cruger (13c)
2-10-87, John M. Tinsley, $5.00 (13d)

{Top of map} {blank} (no #, N of 16, E of 13b; adjacent to Tazewell Ave.)

{below the above blank plot} R. H. Fishburne, (Council), 10-14-98 (1abd)
C. L. Tinsley (1c)

{Middle Driveway}

{Top of map} {blank} (no #, N of 35, W of 36a; adjacent to Tazewell Ave.)

{below the above blank plot} 12-10-91, Chas. E. Rusmicell, $15.00 (3{5}a)
6-2{8}-8{8}, G. G. Anderson, $15 (3{5}b)
{note -- this is a "half plot" -- no 3{5} c or d}

{below plot #3{5} Sister (2a)
Drabenstadt (2b)
J. R. Fishburne (2cd)

{Top of map} J. M. O'Brien, $15.00 (36a) {adjacent to Tazewell Ave.}
8-5-89, M. W. Bryan, $15.00 (36b) {adjacent to Tazewell Ave.}
Didier, Mrs. Lucy Kent, $15.00 (36c)
{blank} (36d)

{below plot #36} Arthur (19ab)
J. D. Jones (19c)
Mrs. L. W. Wright (19d)

{Middle East Walkway}

{Top of map} J. P. Drapble {no #, odd shaped plot N of 37 & E of Middle East Walkway; adjacent to Tazewell Ave.}

{below J. P. Drapble plot above} Geo. Emerick (37abd)
Shomo (37c)
{blank} (37d)

{below plot #37} {blank} (38abd)
E. Stodard (38c)

{Top of map} E. G. St. John {no #, odd shaped plot N of 44a, W of another blank odd shaped plot (w/ no #) & adjacent to Tazewell Ave.}

{blank} {no #, odd shaped plot N of 44b, E of E. G. St. John odd shaped plot (w/ no #); adjacent to Tazewell Ave. & adjacent to East Walkway}

{Below E. G. St. John Plot} Bowles (44a)
Spangler (44b)
1-19-87, B. W. Aliff, $15.00 (44c)
Samuel Dickinson (44d)

{below plot #44} D. P. Lovell (45a)
1-17-89, W. P. Camp, $15.00, Jan. 23 1889 (45b)
G. W. Kniseley, July 30, 1908, D.B. 119, p 221 (45c)
Duerson (45d)

{East Walkway}

{large area with unknown graves}

{back to far west side of map}

{West Walkway}

3-6-97, L. H. Urquehart, $15.00 (30a)
W. D. Angell (30b)
Dennis (30cd)

Thomas (25abcd)

{Middle West Walkway}

J. M. Gambill, $25.00 (14abcd)

J. H. Earman (bought from Asberry) (3ab)
$25.00, A. S. Asberry, (Council), 10-14-98 (3cd)

{Middle Driveway}

{blank} (4ab)
3-26-78, B. T. Tinisley, (Council), 10-14-93, $17.00 (4cd)

F. Rorer (20abcd)

{Middle East Walkway}

Steele (39a)
2-1-86, B. M. Stickley, $15.00 (39b)
B. T. Wright (39c)
McEldowney (39d)

Woolwine (46abcd)

{East Walkway}

{large area with unknown graves}

{back to far west side of map}

{West Walkway}

J. W. Webb (31abcd)

12-10-98, Upton C. McDonald, $15.00, paid (26a)
Comer (26b)
10-21-98, J. R. Bean, $15.00 (26c)
8-31-98, W. E. Thomas, $15.00 (26d)

{Middle West Walkway}

5-17-82, D. E. {K}efauver, paid, $12.50 (15a)
1-27-79, C. M. Turner (15b)
{very faint writing appears to be "C. L. ___ford"}, "1/2 Lot" (15c)
(Council) 10-14-9{8}, Paid (15d)

Smith, paid, deed made (5ab)
S. S. Brooke, paid, deed made (5cd)

{Middle Driveway}

15', H. S. Trout and M. S. Terry, paid, (Council), Terry, 15' (6a)
30', 10-14-98, H. S. Trout, paid, (Council), 30' (6b & 21a)
60', Mary S. Terry, paid, (Council) (6cd & 21cd)

{see 21a above, H. S. Trout}
15', 2-7-{9}9, W. F. Bryant, (paid), 15' (21b)
{see 21cd above, Mary S. Terry}

{Middle East Walkway}

7-11-84, J. D. Coleman, $25.00 (40ab)
W. A. Byrd, $15.00 (40c)
H. Reynolds (40d)

Ehrheart (47a)
E. Y. Tuggle (47b)
McNamee (47cd)

{East Walkway}

{large area with unknown graves}

{back to far west side of map}

{West Walkway}

3-31-83, I. H. Huff, paid (32a)
3-31-83, I. H. Huff, paid (32b)
3-31-83, I. H. Huff, paid, (Council) paid (32b)
3-31-83, I. H. Huff, paid (32b)

Brownlee (27a)
Alex Houver (27b)
{blank} (27c)
9-__-87, M. Cl{__}er, $15.00 (27d)

{Middle West Walkway}

7-6-87, Addier, Trent, $15.00 (16a)
{blank} (16b)
{Armstrong} (16c)
1-13-79, J. C. Cassell, $15.00 (16d)

J. A. Fishburne (7ab)
{I.} D. Kirk, J. F. Bishop, May 7, 1929 (7cd)

{Middle Driveway}

2-17-78, J. W. Johnson, $25.00, (Council) 10-14-98 (8abcd)

Rube Fishburne (22a)
5-80, John Miller, paid $25.00 (22bd)
Emma G. Hale (22c)

{Middle East Walkway}

M. D. Forbes (41a)
Farmer (41b)
{blank} (41c)
2-{5}-99, R. B. Griggs, $15.00, paid (41d)

3-22-83, L. A. Hanes, $15.00 (48a)
J. E. Trent, $15.00 (48b)
8-5-89, E. J. Kemp, $15.00 (48c)
5-29-97, Elsie Nolte, $15.00 (48d)

{East Walkway}

{large area with unknown graves}

{back to far west side of map}

{West Walkway}

A. C. Beckner, $10.00 (33a)
T. W. Moorman, 11-10-87, $15.00 (33b)
8-5-8{9}, T. R. Simmons, $15.00 (33c)
7-26-97, W. B. Robinson, $15.00 (33d)

5-23-87, Mrs. M. A. Hambrier, $15.00 (28a)
{blank} (28b)
A. G. Chewing (28c)
12-2-96, C. M. Stonesifer, $15.00 (28d)

{Middle West Walkway}

2-26-87, M. Preston, $15.00 (17ab)
12-16-96, A. C. Hippey, $25.00 (17cd)

7-30-96, J. A. Gale, $25.00 (9ab)
J. D. Smith (9c)
C. A. Evans (9d)

{Middle Driveway}

John Engleby {&} Bro (10a)
Bachrack (10b)
Meade (10c)
2-__-87, C. C. Shockey, $15.00 (10d)

4-23-87, J. Harvey, $15.00 (23a)
{blank} (23b)
1-22-88, {can't read} Price, $15.00 (23c)
10-25-99, J. R. Beal, paid, $15.00 (23d)

{Middle East Walkway}

1-17-{__}85, S. B. Funk, $15.00 (42a)
Mrs. E. C. Brodie, 9-14-98, $15.00 (42b)
{blank} (42c)
8-3-98, W. A. Staley, $15.00 (42d)

3-5-98, J. F. Trent, $25.00 (49ab)
Bird (49c)
10-10-88, Minnie Caswell, $15.00 (49d)

{East Walkway}

{large area with unknown graves}

{back to far west side of map}

{West Walkway}

6-30-98, Mrs. Pricey, M. Mabry, $15.00 (34a)
Paul Massie (34b)
10-11-1899, Mrs. M. A. & E. W. Stone, paid, $25.00 (34cd)

5-30-1888, H. V. Gray, $25.00 (29ab)
6-12-89, K. S. Wilson, $15.00 (29c)
{blank} (29d)

{Middle East Walkway}

8-25-88, R. S. Williams, $15.00 (18a)
3-27-90, Mrs. B. O. Payne, $15.00 (18b)
Scott, 10-10-88 (18c)
Vacant (18d)

12-16-87, C. M. Jackson, $15.00 (11a)
12-__-86, E. H. Patterson & F. {H}. Campbell, $15.00 (11b)
7-6-87, W. A. Burks, $15.00 (11c)
J. R. Avent (11d)

{Middle Driveway}

5-12-88, M. A. Lovett, $15.00, paid, {written sideways:} Eleanor Stone (12a)
1-22-88, J. D. Parris, $15.00 (12b)
Lizzie Wilson (12c)
J. W. Tinsley (12d)

Ferguson (24ab)
12-16-86, D. H. Mason, $15.00 (24c)
2-10-87, C. E. Reynolds, $15.00 (24d)

{Middle East Walkway}

8-23-87, O. {L}. Fisher, $40.00 (43abcd)

Woolwine (50ab)
{blank} (50c)
L. W. Spooner, $15.00 (50d)

{East Walkway}

{large area with unknown graves}

{back to far west side of map}

{West Walkway}

9-11-88, R. D. Cardwell, $30.00 (58ab)
{no 58cd)

12-27-87, C. D. Fox, $30.00 (57ab)
{no 57cd}

{Middle West Walkway}

Not paid, J. B. Pozzara (56a)
J. A. Haines (56b)
{no 56cd}

11-23-87, Mills, $15.00 (55a)
Stone (55b)
{no 55cd}

{Middle Driveway}

5-23-91, F. P. McCafferty, N & W RR (54a)
J. E. Peck, $15.00 (54b)
{no 54cd}

6-__-87, C. M. Spence, $30.00 (53ab)
{no 53cd}

{Middle East Walkway}

Paid 9-15-1885, Wilmeth, $30.00 (52ab)
{no 52cd}

9-26-87, F. C. Shade, $15.00 (51a)
William Dooley (51b)
{no 51cd}

{East Walkway}

{large area with unknown graves}

{back to far west side of map}

{West Walkway, plots horizontally N above South Driveway}

2-27-92, S. Sampson, $15.00 (66a)
8-25-88, Wilson Wertz, $15.00 (66b)
1-17-89, B. A. Jones, R. B. McDonald, $25.00 (66c & possibly 66d)

12-27-87, J. E. Penn, $40.00 (65abcd)

{Middle West Walkway}

Cyphers (64a)
1-17-88, David Spencer, $15.00 (64b)
6-1-88, F. H. Yardley, $15.00 (64c)
1-24-89, C. H. Wilkenson, $15.00 (64d)

Dooley (63a)
6-4-8{9}, R. {P}. Jones, $15.00 (63b)
12-12-88, E. S. Rhodes, $15.00 (63c)
8-13-88, W. D. Backman, $15.00, paid (63d)

{Middle Driveway}

5-1-88, M. H. Earman, $15.00 (62a)
J. E. Bushnell (62b)
1-9-89, {G.} L. Cannaday, $15.00 (62c)
12-30-89, A. W. Long, $15.00

N. C. Wooten (61a)
{blank} (61b)
2-27-90, Miles Rager, $15.00 (61c)
10-10-88, J. F. Miller, N. A. Miller, $15.00 (61d)

{Middle East Walkway}

12-11-88, E. W. Donnelly, $15.00 (60a)
6-29-88, H. A. Smith, $15.00 (60b)
4-27-88, C. E. Reynolds, $15.00 (60c)
Weaver, (60d)

1-1-89, J. W. Meadows, $20.00 (59ab)
Way (59c)
5-23-91, G. W. Lambert, $15.00 (59d)

{East Walkway}

{large area with unknown graves}

{back to far west side of map}

{West Walkway, plots horizontally S below South Driveway}

Patterson (74a)
10-7-94, J. J. Ellwanger, $15.00 (74b)
2-29-90, E. {H.} Mahoney, $15.00 (74c)
2 Graves Here (74d)

4 Graves (73a)
3-29-88, O. F. Payne, $15.00 (73b)
2-27-{9}2, J. W. Stintson, $15.00 (73c)
7-80{sic}-90, J. W. Wi{ll}, $15.00 (74d)

{Middle West Walkway}

6-4-89, J. A. Dalby, $15.00 (72a)
S. L. C{r}ut{e} (72b)
1-25-92, A. G. Franklin, paid, $15.00 (72c)
{4}-4-96, W. H. Woolwine, $15.00 (72d)

1-19-99, R. S. Camper, paid, $15.00 (71a)
{blank} (71b)
Garland (71c)
3-29-89, $15.00, W. L. Brown (71d)

{Middle Driveway}

D. H. Scott (70ab)
{blank} (70c)
W. T. Johnson (70d)

8-5-89, Smith Hines, $15.00 (69a)
Sarah F. Woodson Calanan, $27.50, 5-26-15 (69b)
{blank} (69c)
1-30-92, J. A. McLain, $15.00 (69d)

{Middle East Walkway}

Fayman & Greenwood (68a)
8-5-89, Jas. Carral, $15.00 (68b)
{7}-30-90, W. E. Meadows, $15.00 (68c)
3-4-9{6}, J. E.Woodruff, $15.00 (68d)

7-19-97, J. W. Jannay, $15.00 (67a)
M. H. Fulwiler (67b)
Cud{g}y (67c)
C. E. Huff, paid, $15.00 (67d)

{East Walkway}

{large area with unknown graves}

{back to far west side of map}

{West Walkway}

{At end of West Walkway, no #, W side of plot #82} M. B. & S. E. Foster's Daughter

Eugene C. Ford Son Buried Here (82a)
Unknown Graves Here (82b)
Vacant (82c)
6-20-{9}8, W. D. Beach, $15.00 (82d)

8-11-93, S. S. See, $15.00 (81a)
9-4-96, C. P. Ludwick, $15.00 (81b)
{End of Middle West Walkway}
4-29-9{7}, Mrs. Lolie Windel, $15.00 (81c)
5-4-95, W. H. Williams, $15.00 (81d)

{blank -- below end of Middle West Walkway}

Filled with Graves (80abcd)

Filled with Graves (79ac)
I. T. Minter, $15.00 (79b)
7-30-90, W. L. Becker, $15.00 (79d)

{End of Middle Driveway, between 79b & 78a -- {Wm Herinan - wife} no plot #; below that, blank area}


C. H. Handcock (78a)
7-4-96, {F.} M. Wingfield, $15.00 (78b)
4-24-90, J. D. Carr, $15.00 (78c)
R. A. Hoal, from F. M. Wingfield (78d)

4-3-97, L. Anna Payne, $15.00 (77a)
5-7-90, M. J. Phillips, $15.00 (77b)
{End of Middle East Walkway}
{blank} (77c)
J. C. Wallace, $15.00, 7-30-90 (77d)

{blank -- below end of Middle East Walkway}

{blank} (76a)
1-7-95, W. W. Huff, $15.00 (76b)
4-30-{9}0, E. A. McGhee, $15.00 (76c)
J. E. Huff (76d)

4-3-97, S. E. Peters, $15.00 (75a)
Vacant (75b)
{End of East Walkway}
1-25-99, R. H. Creasy, $15.00, paid (75c)
Part of this is filled with graves (75d)


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Source:  Map from the Roanoke City Engineers Office, Roanoke, VA
Online transcription by: Susan Shields Sasek. My notes or items I had difficulty reading are in curly brackets { }.


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