William Cornett Cemetery

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William Cornett Cemetery

Grayson County, Virginia

Location: Summerfield

Directions: From the junction of Carsonville Rd (Rt 660) and Summerfield Rd (Rt 696) go south 1.37 miles on Summerfield Rd to fence gate on west (right) side of road, at crest of hill. From this point the cemetery is 0.24 mile south on a ridge finger. It is barely visible from the road.

GPS Coordinates: N336.691908 W81.141521

Surveyed by: Ginger Ballard and Susan Taylor Woodson 17 April 2004

Comments: Paul Herndon’s files have been used in this listing also. The cemetery was in bad shape and covered in vines.

William Cornett Cemetery, Grayson County, Virginia
Name Birth Death Comments
Row 1
CORNETT, Wm. 1 Jan 1778 1 Jul 1862 age 84 ys 7 mo; [s/o James and Mary Cornett]
CORNETT, Jane 26 Sept 1787 19 Jun 1863 aged 82 ys 9 mo; [w/o William Cornett; d/o Alex and Elizabeth Bryan Sutherland]
CORNETT, Alexander W. 25 Dec 1809 6 Aug 1865 [s/o William and Jane Sutherland Cornett]
CORNETT, Gimina 11 Jan 1811 15 Jan 1886 [d/o Stephen and Eliz. Cook Rhudy; w/o Alexander Cornett]
CORNETT, Eli F. 14 Dec 1849 18 Jan 1892 [s/o Alexander and Gimima Rhudy Cornett]; stone broken in half
CORNETT, Lydia J. 29 Jun 1834 17 Dec 1906 [w/o James M. Cornett]
CORNETT, James M. 15 Mar 1835 27 Jul 1914 aged 79 yrs 4 mos 12 days
Row 2
GREEN, Laure B. Cornett 22 Aug 1857 15 Dec 1904 [probably d/o James M. Cornett; w/o James M. Green]
unknowns     at least three unmarked graves
Row 3
unknowns     two field stones
Row 4
unknowns     at least three unmarked graves
Also believed to be buried here
GREEN, James M.     unmarked; [probably one of the stones next to Laura B. Cornett Green]