Pope's Knob Cemetery

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Pope’s Knob Cemetery

Carroll County, Virginia

Pipers Gap District

Location: Poplar Knob Community

Directions: Located on the north side of Rt. 683 (Poplar Knob Road), .75 mile from its intersection with Rt. 712 (Mallory Road). The cemetery is on top of a very high hill (Pope’s Knob) at the end of a private road.

GPS Coordinates: N 36.67060 W 080.87580

Surveyed by: Buford C. Wilson; Updated 12 Mar 2010; buford-wilson@outlook.com

Comments: By tradition this is Hamilton Pope’s family cemetery, but it may predate Hamilton’s era.. There are about 30 graves marked with rocks in the oldest part of the cemetery. By tradition Hamilton Pope is buried among these graves, with his first two wives buried on either side of his grave. One of his sons, Fielden, who drowned in Chestnut Creek, is said to also be buried in one of these unmarked graves. Hamilton’s third wife did not wish to be buried in this cemetery. She is buried at the old Pope Family Home Place. The cemetery is in fair condition. Information in [brackets] is not on the stone.

Pope’s Knob Cemetery, Carroll County, Virginia
Name Birth Death Comments
Row 1
LEEDY, Helen Joyce 27 Jul 1933 d/o Gardner Ribble Leedy & Susie Edith Rider
RYDER, Emmett B. 13 Oct 1905 19 Mar 1966 Emmett Brady; s/o William Martin Rider & Polly Ann Lineberry; h/o Mildred Wisner
RIDER, Polly Ann 11 Jun 1865 06 Nov 1955 Shared stone with next; d/o Alex Lineberry & Polly A. Frost; w/o William Martin Rider
RIDER, William Martin 17 Feb 1853 14 May 1945 s/o Isaac & Rhoda Rider
RIDER, Raymond L. 01 May 1893 29 Nov 1918 s/o William Martin Rider & Polly Ann Lineberry
RIDER, Bertie M. 08 Apr 1901 23 May 1923 d/o William Martin Rider & Polly Ann Lineberry
RIDER, Jessie Eugene 15 Mar 1917 18 Oct 2003 s/o Jessie Lineberry Rider & Ruth Alice Bedsaul
RIDER, Harold I. 20 Aug 1912 17 Feb 1926 s/o Jessie Lineberry Rider & Ruth Alice Bedsaul
RIDER, Ruth A. 17 Apr 1890 16 Jun 1951 Shared stone with next; Ruth Alice; d/o Isaac Frazier Bedsaul & Sarah Catherine Roberts; w/o Jessie Lineberry Rider
RIDER, Jessie L. 22 Apr 1890 07 Dec 1985 Jessie Lineberry; s/o William Martin Rider & Polly Ann Lineberry; w/o 1st Ruth Alice Bedsaul; 2nd Trula Mae Anderson
STEPHENS, Jim Donald 25 Mar 1928 21 Aug 1999 Pvt U. S. Army Korea PH OLC; s/o Marion F. Stephens & Maggie Cursey
BOTTOMLEY, Unknown Illegible stone
CARTER, Hattie Caroline 17 Apr 1905 1931 d/o George & Nancy Bottomley; w/o George T. Carter
REDD, James Willard Infant 1933 Shared stone with next; s/o Jessie Garfield Redd & Nellie Gedys Cassell
REDD, Millard Lee Infant 1933 s/o Jessie Garfield Redd & Nellie Gedys Cassell
GOAD, Fred R. [22 Dec] 1915 [16 Aug] 1972 Shared stone with next; Fred Rush; s/o Lee Goad & Mary Huff
GOAD, Irene F. [22 Jan] 1921 [09 Mar 2010] Annie Irene Fortner; d/o Minitree Lester Fortner & Maggie Pearl Roberts; w/o Fred Rush Goad
RICHARD, Otto 01 Jan 1938 Wisconsin Corp. U. S. Army
EVANS, Twins Infants 09 Sep 1946 c/o William Harrison Evans & Ruth Bartree Kilgore
CANTRELL, Baby s/o Emory Cantrell & Mildred Carter
Row 2
ROBERTS, Diana T. 10 Jul 1945 Diana Lynn Talley; Shared stone with next; d/o James Talley & Vera Sexton; w/o Carroll Gene Roberts
ROBERTS, Carroll G. 03 Aug 1939 27 Jul 2001 SP 4 U. S. Army; Carroll Gene; s/o Emmit Earn Roberts & Dora Frances Redd
ROBERTS, Dora Frances 07 Sep 1890 19 Jul 1964 Shared stone with next; d/o Maston Green Redd &Margaret Ellen Sexton; w/o Emmit Earn Roberts
ROBERTS, Emmit Earn 11 Nov 1883 08 Jun 1961 s/o : Alexander C. Roberts & Thursia Elizabeth Sutherland
WADDELL, Larry Gordon Infant 19 Jun 1945 s/o Gordon Davis Waddell & Hazel Frances Roberts
JONES, Edgar C. 26 Apr 1907 11 Jun 1909 s/o William Guy Jones & Mollie Jane Daughtery
JONES, Roby M. 01 Apr 1904 09 Dec 1930 s/o William Guy Jones & Mollie Jane Daughtery
JONES, Mollie J. 14 Feb 1881 18 Dec 1948 Mollie Jane; Shared stone with next; d/o Elbert M. Daughtery & Malinda F. Bedsaul; w/o William Guy Jones
JONES, W. Guy 28 Aug 1873 12 Aug 1960 William Guy; s/o Stephen Friel Jones & Edith Frances Wright
GOAD, Billie Lee 25 Dec 1943 07 Oct 1944 s/o Fred Rush Goad & Annie Irene Fortner
FORTNER, Robert Alex [30 May 1933] [20 Feb 1998] Unmarked; s/o Minitree Lester Fortner & Maggie Pearl Roberts
SMITH, Samuel David [27 Jan 1891] [16 Nov 1954] Unmarked; s/o Benjamin Rush Smith & Mary Ann Davis
SMITH, Mauda Carico 1898 [10 May 1939] 1938 on stone; Mauda McKinley; d/o Alexander Alfred Carico & Catherine M. Farmer; w/o Samuel David Smith
THOMASON, Curtis Reed 03 Jan 1913 13 Sep 1981 Shared stone with next; s/o Henry Leftwich Thomason & Flora Ann Redd
THOMASON, Hattie Mae 01 Mar 1919 06 Feb 1978 d/o Charlie Nester & Sarah Adaline Dillard; w/o Curtis Reed Thomason
BRANSCOME, Edgar Lee 18 Mar 1925 01 Oct 2004 U. S. Army; Shared stone with next; s/o Charley Sylvester Branscome & Alice Ida Redd
BRANSCOME, Mary V. 11 Apr 1922 04 Jul 2004 Mary Vernon; d/o James Earl Vernon & Ida Choate; w/o Edgar Lee Branscome
BEDSAUL, James W. Infant 1968 s/o John Wesley Bedsaul & Wanda Lee Thomason
Row 3
ROBERTS, Alex [Aug 1859] [02 Nov 1939] Alexander C.; s/o George Curren Roberts & Frances Bartlett
ROBERTS, Lizzie [Mar 1863] [1947] Thursia Elizabeth; d/o Leonard S. Sutherland & Elizabeth Wampler; w/o Alexander C. Roberts
HIGGINS, Geneva Infant 16 Aug 1917 d/o Andrew Jackson Higgins & Nannie Lou Payne
REDD, Carlie [08 Aug] 1903 [16 Dec 1914] 1915 on stone; Carlie Jefferson; s/o Maston Green Redd & Margaret Ellen Sexton
BRANSCOME, Bertha
BRANSCOME, Gordon
ROBERTS, Wilma [03 Feb 1926] Wilma on the stone; d/o Emmit Earn Roberts & Dora Frances Redd
REDD, Ellen [May] 1865 1933 Margaret Ellen; d/o John & Elizabeth Sexton; w/o Maston Green Redd
REDD, Maston Green [Aug] 1859 1928 s/o William Thomas & Mary Jane Redd
BRANSCOME, Charley S. [06 May] 1894 1937 Shared stone with next; Charley Sylvester; s/o Isiah Branscome & S. Eliza Burcham; h/o 1st Clora Jane Melton; 2nd Alice Ida Redd
BRANSCOME, Alice R. [06 Sep] 1892 [10 Aug] 1976 Alice Ida Redd; d/o Maston Green Redd & Margaret Ellen Sexton
BULLINS, Mabel B. 04 Apr 1922 18 May 1991 Mabel Catherine Branscome; d/o Charley Sylvester Branscome & Alice Ida Redd; w/oWilliam Fielden Bullins
NORMAN, Wanda
Row 4
Unknown Unmarked
GRIFFIN, Matilda Jun 1874 Unmarked; d/o Merritt Griffin & Rachel Pope
GRIFFIN Unmarked
HAYNES, Bertie Mae 06 Apr 1902 03 Sep 1902 d/o William Haynes & Minnie Griffin
GRIFFIN, Merritt 1844 1925 Shared stone with next; s/o Abner P. Griffin & Elizabeth Byrd
GRIFFIN, Rachel Pope 12 Oct 1850 03 Apr 1947 d/o Hamilton Rowan Pope & Lurana Frost; w/o Merritt Griffin
WILSON, Daughter Infant 1922 d/o Alonzo Davis Wilson & Flora Rose Carpenter
WILSON, Nathaniel Gardner "Guard" 31 Jul 1845 21 Apr 1926 Shared stone with next two; Co. G Kent’s Battalion CSA; s/o Nathaniel Wilson & Nancy Agnes Robeson
WILSON, Tena A. 25 Nov 1845 29 Jun 1930 Tena Adeline; d/o Allen James Smith & Lurany Kester; w/o Nathaniel Gardner Wilson
WILSON, Malissia Jane 19 Jan 1878 25 Jun 1966 “Lissie”; d/o Nathaniel Gardner Wilson & Tena Adeline Smith
HODGE, Ellie Elizabeth Roberts 30 Apr 1916 28 Jun 1986 d/o Emmit Earn Roberts & Dora Frances Redd; w/o Albert Clyde Hodge
Unknown Cross no name
Unknown Cross no name
BUNN, Timothy 12 Feb 1980 29 Nov 1981 Timothy Dean; s/o Dean Leroy Bunn & Debbie Scram
BUNN, William Infant 19 Mar 1950 William Charles; s/o John Clayton Bunn & Annabelle Isom
REDD, Jason W. 06 Mar 1984 06 Nov 1984 Jason Wayne; s/o Richard Wayne Redd & Linda Ann Bunn
ROBERTS, Hiley H. 28 Feb 1923 17 Sep 1975 PFC U. S. Army; Hiley Harding; s/o Emmit Earn Roberts & Dora Frances Redd; h/o Geneva Hodges
ROBERTS, James M. 14 Dec 1913 17 Sep 1978 1914 on stone; James Maston; s/o Emmit Earn Roberts & Dora Frances Redd; h/o Ethel Vaughan
WADDELL, Gordon D. 04 Mar 1921 08 Jun 1984 Shared stone with next; Gordon Davis; s/o Louis Franklin Waddell & Emma Ann Sexton
WADDELL, Hazel 21 Sep 1920 10 Jun 2011 Hazel Frances; d/o Emmit Earn Roberts & Dora Frances Redd; w/o Gordon Davis Waddell
Row 5
CARTER, John M. 29 Oct 1888 19 Nov 1977 Shared stone with next; John Marshall; s/o Robert A. Carter & Mondana L. Pope
CARTER, Cora M. 08 May 1889 05 Jun 1990 Cora Melton; d/o Steven Melton & Sarah Frances Delp; w/o John Marshall Carter
CARTER, Robert A. Aug 1857 1931 1856 on stone; Shared stone with next; s/o Richard and Louisa Carter
CARTER, Mondana L. Sep 1869 1901 1870 on stone; d/o Christopher C. & Mary Jane Pope; w/o Robert A. Carter
JOHNSON, Alfred Lee 31 Aug 1937 05 Apr 2003 Pvt. U. S. Army; s/o Roby Dale Johnson & Sylvia Irene Pope; h/o Ruby Wyatt
FROST, Polly 1844 1929 Matilda Jane; d/o Hillary Jones & Elizabeth P. Stone; w/o John F. Frost
FROST, John F. 1879 1940 s/o Mary Frost
FROST, Otie Glen [10 Feb] 1890 [15 Nov] 1959 s/o John F. Frost & Matilda Jane Jones
EDWARDS, Barbara Sue 11 May 1941 31 May 1941 d/o Grady Dewey Edwards & Blanche Leedy
CARPENTER, Omer C. 1900 1955 s/o William Cooper Carpenter & Flora Leota Jones
THOMASON, Ernest P. 07 Oct 1910 12 Aug 1989 Shared stone with next; Ernest Paul; s/o Henry Leftwich Thomason & Flora Ann Redd
THOMASON, Vergie L. 04 Sep 1909 20 Dec 1976 Vergie Lenora; d/o John Lemuel Jones & Mary Frances Frost; w/o Ernest Paul Thomason
STONEMAN, Larry Wayne 11 Mar 1950 04 Apr 1953 s/o Perlie Robert Stoneman & Ethel Emaline Sumner
STONEMAN, Perlie R. [02 May] 1927 [05 Feb] 2000 Shared stone with next; Perlie Robert; s/o Fred P. Stoneman & Nellie Iona Carpenter
STONEMAN, Ethel E. [16 Mar] 1929 [07 Jan] 2002] Ethel Emaline; d/o Cleveland Lester Sumner & Minnie Belle Ellen Carico; w/o Perlie Robert Stoneman
CARTER, John Davis "Big John" 14 Jul 1924 02 Sep 1984 Shared stone with next; s/o George Carter & Hattie Caroline Bottomley
CARTER, Ada Mae 18 Apr 1917 13 Dec 1996 d/o Henry Leftwich Thomason & Flora Ann Redd; w/o John Davis Carter
Row 6
KENNY, Carroll Dean Infant 26 Mar 1940 s/o John Harbert Kenny & Beulah Loraine Sexton
Unknown Fieldstone
SEXTON, Joseph C. 1950 1950 Shared stone with next two; s/o Gray Hamilton Sexton & Willie Mae Aldred
SEXTON, Virgil D. 1940 1978 s/o Gray Hamilton Sexton & Willie Mae Aldred
SEXTON, James D. 1941 1941 s/o Gray Hamilton Sexton & Willie Mae Aldred
Unknown Fieldstone
POPE, Stella L. 22 Apr 1886 10 May 1886 Shared stone with next; d/o William Lafayette Pope & Mattie Lucille Melton
POPE, Ella Blanche 20 Aug 1887 10 Jun 1895 d/o William Lafayette Pope & Mattie Lucille Melton
JOHNSON, Shirley R. 30 Apr 1940 01 Jul 1995 Shirley Ruth; d/o Roby Dale Johnson & Sylvia Irene Pope
EGGLESTON, Lucretia 18 Apr 1840 08 Mar 1903 Shared stone with next; d/o Allen Melton & Martha Ann "Patsy" Bedsaul; w/o 1st Joseph C. Melton ; 2nd Willie E. Eggleston
MELTON, William E. 09 Dec 1866 16 Oct 1929 s/o Joseph C. Melton & Lucretia Melton
POPE, William L. 25 Jan 1855 18 Feb 1930 Shared stone with next; William Lafayette; s/o Hamilton Rowan Pope & Lurana Frost
POPE, Mattie L. 25 Dec 1863 29 Jul 1959 Mattie Lucille; d/o Joseph C Melton & Lucretia Bedsaul; w/o William Lafayette Pope
POPE, L. Grace 13 Jun 1901 08 Feb 1994 Lillian Grace; d/o Miles Parton Williams & Elizabeth Stone; w/o Kelly Hamilton Pope
POPE, Kelly H. 26 Oct 1896 31 Jan 1980 Kelly Hamilton; s/o William Lafayette Pope & Mattie Lucille Melton
WILLIAMS, Nancy L. 27 Jun 1906 28 Sep 1978 Nancy Lessie; d/o Miles Parton Williams & Elizabeth Stone
LAMBERT, Sylvia I. 18 Dec 1918 07 Apr 1988 Sylvia Irene; d/o Kelly Hamilton Pope & Lillian Grace Williams; w/o 1st Roby Dale Johnson; 2nd Robert Lee Lambert
JONES, Clifton 24 Sep 1916 29 Jul 1919 s/o John Lemuel Jones & Mary Frances Frost
JONES, John L. 15 Nov 1878 09 Aug 1967 Shared stone with next; John Lemuel “Lem”; s/o Solomon Swift Jones & Malinda Jane Hanks
JONES, Mary Frances 08 May [1892] 22 Apr 1977 1891 on stone; “Fannie”; d/o John F. Frost & Matilda Jane Jones; w/o John Lemuel Jones
PARRISH, Joy Jones 06 Jun 1952 25 Feb 2002 d/o J. Clayton & Beulah R. Jones
LINEBERRY, Hazel Jones 1911 1936 d/o John Lemuel Jones & Mary Frances Frost; w/o Willard Malcolm Lineberry
CARPENTER, William C. 16 Jan 1875 16 Dec 1945 Shared stone with next; William Cooper; s/o Sylvanus Carpenter & Rosamond A. Jones
CARPENTER, Flora L. 26 Sep 1882 03 Mar 1944 Flora Leota; d/o Solomon Swift Jones & Malinda Jane Hanks; w/o William Cooper Carpenter
CARPENTER, Wilmer Elroy 22 Feb 1941 06 Mar 1946 s/o William Everett Carpenter & Lena Mattie Bedsaul
CARPENTER, Lena Bedsaul 27 Feb 1919 06 Apr 1980 Shared stone with next; Lena Mattie; d/o Charlie Bedsaul & Nina Myrtle Parish; w/o William Everett Carpenter
CARPENTER, William Everett 27 Mar 1915 27 Feb 1988 s/o William Cooper Carpenter & Flora Leota Jones
ROBERTS, Emmett Oman "Whitey" 14 May 1930 29 Dec 1997 s/o Emmit Earn Roberts & Dora Frances Redd; h/o Glenna Sue Crouse
REDD, Clifford Wayne 06 Sep 1928 09 Oct 1996 s/o Troy Bruce Redd & Emmaline Parish
REDD, Dilver L. 10 Apr 1910 25 Mar 1978 Shared stone with next; Dilver Lynn; s/o Maston Green Redd & Margaret Ellen Sexton
REDD, Lora K. 03 Oct 1916 20 Jun 2008 Lora Eva Sue Kenny; d/o Harbert Floyd Kenny & Ella Mae Edwards; w/o Dilver Lynn Redd
ROBERTS, Mark Owen 24 Mar 1966 13 Jun 2003 s/o Emmett Oman Roberts & Glenna Sue Crouse
JOHNSON, Betty G. 14 Sep 1941 29 Dec 1999 Betty Gray; d/o Roby Dale Johnson & Sylvia Irene Pope
CROWDER, Dula E. 26 Jul 1911 18 Jul 1983 Dula Emmiline; d/o Friel Rowie Baugus & Rausa Caroline Evans; w/o Will Crowder
BUNN, Linda Ann [28 Jul] 1951 [30 Nov] 2006 FHM; d/o John Clayton Bunn & Annabelle Isom
Row 7
DUNCAN, Stella 11 May 1900 14 May 1955 Stella Catherine; d/o John H. Duncan & Luranie Pope
DUNCAN, Luranie P. 22 Feb 1877 16 Apr 1959 Luranie Pope; d/o Hamilton Rowan Pope & Amanda Catherine Melton; w/o John H. Duncan
DUNCAN, John H. 22 Jul 1874 12 Jan 1946 s/o Charles & Caroline Duncan
Unknown Fieldstone
Row 8
Unknown 7 Fieldstones
POPE, H. Possibly Hamilton Rowan Pope
Unknown 7 Fieldstones
Unknown Stone Angel
Unknown Stone Angel
THOMPSON, Levora [27 Oct] 1895 [20 Jan] 1968 Levora Charley; d/o Thad Sumners & Harrett Poe; w/o William Henry Thompson
THOMPSON, William Henry 1875 1935 s/o Henry Thompson & Mary Mink
HARRIS, Ollie 17 Feb 1891 05 May 1974 d/o Richard & Margaret Ann Ingersoll; w/o Luther Walter Harris
HARRIS, Luther W. 06 Oct 1887 30 Jun 1934 Luther Walter; s/o Champ Harris & Mary Matthews
HARRIS, Lonnie J. 07 May 1923 03 Aug 1951 Lonnie James; s/o Luther Walter Harris & Ollie Ingersoll; h/o Emma Lefaline Sizemore
SMITH, Robert Ted 25 Sep 1938 17 Mar 1971 s/o Kenny William Smith & Annie Elizabeth Harris; h/o Emma (Phillips) Rhea
HARRIS, Edgar Lee 06 Jun 1917 11 Aug 1978 s/o Luther Walter Harris & Ollie Ingersoll
BOTTOMLEY, Bobby Dale 13 Mar 1936 03 Apr 1936 s/o Romey Balllard Bottomley & Lillie Martha Redd
FRAZIER, Letistia [26 Oct] 1986 FHM; 5 months old; Letishia Renee; d/o Cynthia Dawn Frazier
LAWSON, Annie H. 05 Oct 1914 21 Oct 1994 Annie Elizabeth Harris; d/o Luther Walter Harris & Ollie Ingersoll; w/o Arthur O. Lawson
Row 9
THOMASON, Henry 17 May 1878 02 Sep 1975 Shared stone with next; Henry Leftwich; s/o Miles William Thomason & Elizabeth Harmon; h/o 1st Lula Harris; 2nd Flora Ann Redd
THOMASON, Flora Ann 04 Jun 1888 04 Mar 1949 d/o Maston Green Redd & Margaret Ellen Sexton
THOMASON, Infant Twins c/o Henry Leftwich Thomason & Flora Ann Redd
Unknown 10 Fieldstones
JONES, Malinda J. 28 Jul 1856 18 Feb 1941 Malinda Jane; d/o Polly Hanks; w/o Solomon Swift Jones
JONES, Swift S. 01 Nov 1851 15 Jan 1948 Solomon Swift; s/o Matilda Jones
Row 10
GRUBB, David Infant [06 Feb 1979] FHM; s/o Carlie & Ruby Grubb
BAUGUS, Friel R. 25 Feb 1877 17 Jul 1961 Friel Rowie; s/o Andrew Baugus & Sarah Crouse
BAUGUS, Rausa C. 19 Mar 1891 19 Feb 1934 Rausa Caroline Evans; w/o Friel Rowie Baugus
Unknown 7 Fieldstones
Known to be buried here in unmarked graves
POPE, Hamilton Rowan 25 Dec 1891 s/o Thomas Pope & Elizabeth “Betsy” Atkinson; h/o 1st Lurana Frost; 2nd Juda Jones; 3rd Amanda Catherine Melton
POPE, Lurana Frost d/o Ezekiel Frost & Mary Carico
POPE, Juda Jones 06 Nov 1870 Age 54; d/o John & Katherine Jones
POPE, Fielden 20 Jun 1870 Drowned at age 21; s/o Hamilton Rowan Pope & Lurana Frost