Realty Map: 86.11-4-47 Cultural Affiliation: Euro-American
Grid Locus: J-4 Elevation: 1280 feet
UTM Easting: 586060 Aspect: Southwest
UTM Northing: 4119060
Site Dimensions: 56 by 91 feet
Survey Description: Site consists of four adjacent cemeteries that contain a total of 54 interments. The largest cemetery contains 42 interments enclosed by a galvanized pole and chain link fence that measured about 40 by 67 feet. Observed graves include 28 with inscribed marble/granite markers, 2 with metal markers, 2 with uninscribed fieldstone and inscribed granite markers, 5 with uninscribed fieldstone markers, and five uninscribed rock slabs. Attached to the west side is an unenclosed plot containing four interments with inscribed granite/marble markers in an area about 12 by 40 feet. Attached to the east side is another plot containing two interments with inscribed fieldstone markers enclosed by an iron fence that measured about 12 by 40 feet. Finally, attached to the south side of the large cemetery is a plot with six interments marked by enclosed by a wooden post and wire fence that measured about 16 by 25 feet. Four of these graves have inscribed cement markers, on has an inscribed marble marker, and two share an inscribed granite marker. All of the cemeteries are well maintained and covered with mowed grass. Historic plantings include dogwood trees, periwinkle, boxwoods, yucca, and daffodils. Site was field inspected, photographed, and headstone inscriptions were transcribed and compared to previous site documentation. Site size was estimated by pacing the horizontal extent of observed graves and the surrounding fence lines
Survey Date: 4/98
Field Notes: __X__Yes ____ No
Photographs: __X__Yes ____ No
Additional Comments: Assigned temporal period was based on the range of death dates inscribed on observed grave markers. These dates range from 1888-1989. However, the presence of uninscribed markers of fieldstone and rock slabs may reflect an earlier use of the sites.
This cemetery was surveyed
by the RVHS and designated as the “
The RVHS report included inscriptions transcribed from 12 headstones that predated 1921. The following list provides biographical information derived from all of the inscribed headstones observed in the cemetery during the 1998 survey. Bold italics denote information documented in the Roanoke Valley Historical Society report, but not observed during the 1998 survey.
1. Largest Section
Annie M. Stratton Bonnie Stratton Dorsey J. Susan Ann
Benjamin S. Muse Margaret Ferguson Elmer White John Barksdale
Bessie Lois Barksdale Harold L. Barksdale J.W. Muse Infant dau.
Poage Sarah F. Charles W. Charlie H.
Walter L. Alice M. Wife of Bowles son of
B.C. Harman Eliza C. Muse Harman
Aged 65 yrs. Died
Infant Son of Dora
B.F. & Bertie Muse Tinnell Born Son of
(inscribed granite beside
Infant Harman Richards Eddie Kessler Louis G.
1944 – 1944 Clarence L. Frances A. VA Son of
------------ UF. 18, 1916
Eddie C. Kessler Aged 6 mo.
Kessler Maude A.
Ben W. Sarah Daughter of
II. Eastern Section
1852 – 1938 1849-1933
III. Southern Section
Uninscribed Uninscribed Uninscribed Uninscribed
cement marker cement marker cement marker cement marker
(John William Stump
Aged 59 yrs 5 mos. 24 days
Metal marker )
John Wilson Ruby R. Stump
Stump Feb. 4 Jan. 3
IV. Western Section
Minter Lula M. Sowder W.H. Hawley
Edward J. Marie
H. Wife of
1910-1997 1909-___ W.H. Hawley