Francis Cornett Family Cemetery

Grayson Cemeteries

New River Valley History:

New River History and Genealogy Discussion Group

For discussion of history and genealogy of the New River Valley of North Carolina and Virginia you are welcomed to join the New River History and Genealogy Discussion Group.

Click to join NRHG
Click to join NRHG

Welcome and we hope you join the discussions.

WhatsNew:

New River Notes — Complete

January 21, 2014

After about two years of work we have completed a major upgrade to New River Notes. On January 21, 2014 we switched in the last of the updated files and final page revisions.

In January 2013 we introduced the new site layout but because there were many pages left to do there was a big red Under Construction on the front page. A year later we've finished all of the pages that were on the original site. Construction is complete. We have a great looking site full of material to help you in your research and possibly entertain you.

We're not finished. A site like this can't just freeze in time. It must be maintained, .... Read More

New River Notes

January 6, 2013

New River Notes, a leading genealogy resource for the New River Valley of North Carolina and Virginia, launched its new look website today.

new river valley mapNew River Notes was originally launched in 1998 by Jeffrey C. Weaver providing New River Valley researchers with a new wealth of information and that tradition is continued today by the Grayson County, Virginia Heritage Foundation, Inc.

Welcome and we hope you enjoy our new look. For more information on the changes and plans see posts on the GCVHF Google+ Page.

Francis Cornett Family Cemetery

Grayson County, Virginia

Location: Fallville Community

Directions: From Elk Creek Pkwy (US 21) drive east on Spring Valley Rd (Rt 805) for about 1.66 miles past Pilgrim Fork Rd (Rt 656) until you see a gap in the fence on the right/south side of the road. From this point walk to the cemetery about 0.24 mile south. The cemetery is in a small brace of trees on the hill to the left/east of Pilgrim Fork Rd.

GPS Coordinates: N36.735443 W81.134406 (estimate)

Surveyed by: Susan Taylor Woodson; genealogy by Mary Harrington and Susan Taylor Woodson.

Comments: The cemetery is not in good shape and apparently no longer has a caregiver. In 1997 there were 15 to 20 graves marked with field stones.

Francis Cornett Family Cemetery, Grayson County, Virginia
Name Birth Death Comments
Row 1
McCARTER, Van Buren [9 Dec] 1837 [9 Jul] 1893 age 55 yrs 7 mo; [Martin Van Buren, s/o Philander and Thurza McCarter]
McCARTER, Amanda Virginia [21 Oct] 1840 [3 May] 1916 [d/o Francis and Catherine Fulton Cornett; w/o Martin Van Buren McCarter]
Row 2
CORNETT, Catherine 1809 [26 Feb] 1876 age 66 yrs 7 mo; stone broken into 2 pieces and lying flat on the ground; [d/o Samuel and Martha Powell Jones Fulton; w/o Francis Cornett]
CORNETT, Francis 1808 [27 Feb] 1876 age 68 years 5 mos; [Francis S., s/o William Jefferson and Jane "Jennie" Sutherland Cornett]
CORNETT, Martha J. [17 Mar] 1839 [17 Nov] 1903 [d/o Francis and Catherine Fulton Cornett]
Known to be buried here, locations unknown
CALLAHAN, Drucie     [d/o William & Jestin Roberts Poole; w/o Hugh Callahan. On 13 Nov 1995, her son, Boge Callahan, age 90, stated his mother was buried in this cemetery]
McCARTER, Ella [5 Jul] 1868 [8 Sep] 1975