Bobbitt Cemetery (A-A)

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Bobbitt Cemetery (A-A)

Grayson County, Virginia

Location:  Old Town

Directions:  This cemetery in is near the end of Idlewood Lane (Rt 868). At the end of Idlewood Lane, turn left onto a gravel driveway and travel about 0.25 mile. Walk west across the pasture field and enter the woods. The cemetery is in the edge of the woods. It is bordered on the back side by an old road.

GPS Coordinates:  N36.64452 W80.96990

Surveyed by:  Buford C. Wilson; updated 14 Apr 2008

Comments:  The cemetery is abandoned and in very poor condition. I was able to count at least 35 graves indicated by stones or sunken ground. I suspect there are more hidden by undergrowth and a carpet of pine needles. Also there are two uprooted trees lying in the cemetery and there are some graves hidden by them. Most are marked with soapstone markers, some of which have information scratched on the stone. There is one grave with a marble marker. I believe this is an old African/American cemetery.

Bobbitt Cemetery (A-A), Grayson County, Virginia
Name Birth Death Comments
BOBBITT, Mollie 16 May 1860 14 Sep 1895 w/o J.A. Bobbitt; [probably Alexander Bobbitt]
SPEARS, N.J.
15 Sep 1887 age 34 yrs
SPEER, Andrew T.S.

age 41 yrs 10 mos 7 days; [s/o N.J.F. Speer]
unknown

"P.N." scratched on a stone
unknown

"J.C" scratched on a stone
unknown

"C.A. 75" scratched on a stone
unknown

"M.N. 84" scratched on a stone
unknown

"P.G." scratched on a stone
unknown 12 Sep 1845 25 Aug 1861 "E.J.B." scratched on a stone
unknown

"N.B. 1852 65" scratched on a stone