Samuel Byrd Cemetery

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Samuel Byrd Cemetery

Grayson County, Virginia

Location:  Spring Valley, northeast of Ebenezer Church.

Directions:  From the junction of Scenic Rd (Rt 94) and Spring Valley Road (Rt 805) go west on Spring Valley Road about four miles to Liberty Hill Rd (Rt 777). Turn north on Libery Hill Road 1.2 miles to the cemetery. The cemetery lies on the hill on the right side of the road above a stand of pines across the road from a house and large garage roughly 0.4 miles from the intersection of Liberty Hill and Old Colonial. The cemetery is not visible from the road.

GPS Coordinates:  N36.74262 W81.06407

Surveyed by:  Imogene Acker & Ginger Ballard on 4 Oct 2005

Comments:  This is an old cemetery. The land owner has erected a barbed-wire fence to keep the cattle out of the cemetery. Pokeberries cover the cemetery so that it is impossible to tell how many field stones are in the plot although four were visible from the fence line. The large family marker is tilting at a precarious angle and will soon fall if it is not repaired. Information below is taken from that single monument.

Samuel Byrd Cemetery, Grayson County, Virginia
Name Birth Death Comments
BYRD, William 1752 31 May 1829 [probably a brother of Samuel, Sr.]
BYRD, Alley before 1821 [w/o William Byrd]
BYRD, Samuel, Sr. 1758 1820  
BYRD, Mourning   1821 [w/o Samuel Byrd, Sr.; nee Gilbert]
BYRD, Samuel, Jr. 1795 in Va 1870  
BYRD, Permelia 26 Dec 1798 10 Jan 1881 [w/o Samuel Byrd, Jr.; nee Wheeler]