Dickenson Family Cemetery

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Dickenson Family Cemetery

Grayson County, Virginia

Location: Southeast of the junction of Riverside Dr (Rt 94/274). and Scenic Rd (SR 94).

Directions: The cemetery can be accessed in two ways. There is a gated private road across Riverside Rd from the Dickenson house. The cemetery can also be accessed by going east from Scenic Rd onto Lime Kilm Ln (Rt 638) about 0.8 mile north of Riverside Dr. and then heading south on Riverwood Ln (Rt 640). At the end of the paved portion of Riverwood Ln drive or walk on dirt road and grass covered drive southeast to the cemetery.

GPS Coordinates: N36.67190 W81.01106

Surveyed by: Paul and Maureen Herndon 5 May 1994; updated by Susan Taylor-Woodson, Ginger Ballard & Rich Ballard 18 April 2004.

Comments: This cemetery is overgrown with vines. When visited in 2004 it was very difficult to move around in the cemetery or to read most of the stones.

Dickenson Family Cemetery, Grayson County, Virginia
Name Birth Death Comments
Row 1
DICKENSON, Nita Lillian 4 Sep 1896 3 Jul 1897 daughter of R[obert] L[ee] and O[llie] B[elle] Dickenson
Row 2
DICKENSON, Benjamin R. 11 Jul 1846 15 Jan 1865 footstone only; [s/o Col. John and Rosamond Bourne Hale Dickenson; twin to Richard C. Dickenson, who died an infant]. This information is inscribed on his parents’ stone.
unknown     Deteriorated headstone and footstone of sedimentary rock. No data could be read.
DICKENSON, Infant   23 Apr 1854 infant child of John and Rosamond Bourne Hale Dickenson
DICKENSON, Rosamond Bourne 14 Mar 1816 14 May 1854 aged 38 yrs and 2 mo; consort of Col. John Dickenson; married 15 Oct 1839. Front side of tall obelisk monument with data inscribed on all four sides, shared with next three; [w/o John Dickenson; d/o William and Lucy Hale; Grayson death records state she died 14 Nov 1853]
DICKENSON, Infant   23 Apr 1854 [child of Col. John and Rosamond Bourne Hale Dickenson]. This data on the right side of obelisk repeats the data of the individual buried next to her grave.
DICKENSON, Benjamin R. 11 Jul 1846 15 Jan 1865 age 19 years old; [s/o Col. John and Rosamond Bourne Hale Dickenson]; back side of obelisk
DICKENSON, Richard C. 11 Jul 1846 12 Jul 1846 [s/o Col. John and Rosamond Bourne Hale Dickenson, twin to Benjamin R. Dickenson]; left side of obelisk
DICKENSON, John, Col. 4 Dec 1815 17 Jul 1890 age 74 y 7 m and 13 d; [s/o Martin and Mary Bryson Dickenson;m1 Rosamond Bourne Hale, m2 Margaret Ellen Andis]
DICKENSON, Margaret Ellen 21 Sep 1835 8 Oct 1887 aged 52 yrs and 17 ds; [nee Andis; 2nd w/o Col. John Dickenson]
Row 3
DELP, Sue Blanch, Mrs. 9 Sep 1866 17 Jul 1888 aged 21 yrs 10 mos and 8 ds; [d/o Col. John and Margaret Ellen Andis Dickenson; w/o Minitree Jones Delp]
Mausoleum
DICKENSON, John Calhoun 29 Apr 1869 22 Apr 1960 [s/o Col. John and Margaret Ellen Andis]
DICKENSON, Salli Clyde 3 Oct 1872 24/26 Dec 1930 [d/o Jefferson and Mary Delp Ring; w/o John Calhoun Dickenson]