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Old Elk Creek Cemetery

Grayson County, Virginia

Location: Elk Creek

Directions: From the junction of Elk Creek Pky (US 21) and Comers Rock Rd (Rt 658) the cemetery is about 0.4 mile west on Comers Rock Rd at the northeast corner with Valley View Rd (Rt 659).

GPS Coordinates: N36.721958 W81.177231

Surveyed by: Susan Taylor Woodson 27 May 2001; updated by Paul and Bette Nelson and Ginger Ballard 10 May 2009

Comments: The cemetery is mown but no other maintenance seems to be ongoing. Probably half of the stones are broken and/or fallen. Of those still upright, many are encased in lichens. Many graves are unmarked. This cemetery is unusual in that some of the stones date back to the 1850s and 1860s. This cemetery is in dire need of some restoration.Genealogical information was provided by Susan Taylor Woodson, Mary Taylor Harrington, and Bette Nelson. Additional information comes from an undated survey done by Paul Herndon et al in the early 1990s.

Old Elk Creek Community Cemetery
General View of the Old Elk Creek Community Cemetery

Old Elk Creek Cemetery, Grayson County, Virginia
Name Birth Death Comments
Stone fragments lying partially buried at top of the bank next to Valley View Road. These stones may have been dumped here as the Stonemans did not live in this community in 1900 or 1910.
STONEMAN, daughter 23 May 1905 6 May 1906 d/o L. & L.M. Stoneman
[STON]EMAN, ____ 4 Mar 1902 25 Jan 1910 ____ L.M. & A. [Ston]eman
unknown illegible fragments
Row 1
LANE, Ella M. 8 Sep 1907 21 Aug 1910 d/o D.S. & V.E. Lane
Row 2
SAGE, Juanita V. 13 May 1902 13 Feb 1907 d/o Rev. Jasper & Ida Sage
CORNETT, W.J. 8 Jan 1841   Gentleman age 68 yrs; [William J., s/o Alexander W. & Jemima Rhudy Cornett]
CORNETT, Margaret E. Hale 5 Apr 1846 13 Sep 1903 w/o W.J. Cornett; [d/o Samuel M. & Sarah Ann Andis Hale]
HALE, S.A. 15 Jan 1823 15 Jun 1896 d/o John & Nellia Andis; [Sarah, w/o Samuel M. Hale]; loose footstone “L.C.H.” leaning against stone, possibly for Leonidas C. Hale, next row
Row 3
FUNK, George W., Sr. [4 Aug 1841]   Co F 4th Va Inf CSA; [s/o Jessee & Sarah Vaught Funk]
FUNK, Samuel W. 26 May 1846 9 Mar 1916 [s/o Jessee & Sarah Vaught Funk; census indicates birth 1856]; double stone with next
FUNK, Sarah E. 2 Jan 1856 22 Feb 1916 “replacement stone placed by descendants in 2008”; [Sarah Ellen, d/o George & Nancy Sage] 
CANNOY, B[arney] B. 26 Nov 1836 20 Oct 1901 age 64 yrs 10 mo 24 days; [s/o John V. & Phebe Eve Hackler Cannoy; m1 Sarah Jane "Katie" Cornett, m2 Margaret Matilda Perkins]
CANNOY, Margaret M. 18 Apr 1847 18 Oct 1906 [2nd] wife of B.B. Cannoy; age 59 yrs 6 mo; [d/o Isaac & Eliza Perkins]
HALE, Elizabeth 6 Aug 1857 aged 4 yrs 5 ms 17 days
HALE, [Leonida]s C. 5 Aug 1862 16 ys 2 m 30 d; stone broken
Row 4
WARRICK, George W. 20 Jun 1827 2 May 1909 [s/o James & Susannah Cannoy Warrick]; double stone with next
WARRICK, Elizabeth J. 13 Feb 1836 18 Nov 1908 [nee Stone]
WARRICK, Effie E. [ca 1872] [26 Aug 1890] [d/o G.W. & E.J. Warrick]; stone not found in 2001 or 2009 but possibly was located here
CANNOY, Robert Neal 26 Aug 1877 18 Jun 1878 age 9 mo 22 ds; [s/o Barney B. & Margaret Matilda Perkins Cannoy]
CANNOY, Sarah J. 28 Oct 1839 29 Dec 1867 age 28 yrs 2 mo 1 day; [1st w/o Barney B. Cannoy; d/o Hazel & Catherine Cannoy Cornett]
WYNN, Josiah   [1861] Co F 4th Va Inf CSA; [b Tazewell Co; killed in 1st Battle of Manassas]
WYNN, James Emory 18 Dec 1852 8 Sep 1854 s/o Josiah & Amanda J. [Dutton] Wynn
Row 5
WARRICK, Horace G. 23 Apr 1878 26 Nov 1906 died at Alliance, Neb; [s/o G.W. & E.J. Warrick]
SCOTT, Virginia Elzimer 26 Feb 1870 22 Feb 1895 [d/o George W. & Elizabeth J. Warrick]; wife of W[illiam] W[orley] Scott; aged 24 yrs 11 mo 26 days; shared stone with next
SCOTT, Infant Son 13 Feb 1895 18 Feb 1895 s/o Dr. W.W. & V.E. Scott
WARRICK, W.A. 11 Jun 1877 1898 [s/o G.W. & E.J. Warrick]; stone broken, illegible
WARRICK, Glen Rupert 17 Jul 1880 23 Feb 1881
WARRICK, Martha E.   22 Jul 1865 aged 14 m
BOYER, Cally A.   22 Jun 1864 age 3 yrs 15 d; d/o J. & M.A. Boyer; stone fallen
BOYER, Martha   11 Feb 1864 d/o J. & M.A. Boyer; age 8 days; stone fallen
Row 6
CANNOY, Sarah Lucinda 15 Apr 1854 19 Aug 1855 d/o John J. & Polly Cannoy
CANNOY, Jacob Winton 18 Sep 1851 17 Sep 1854 [s/o George H. & __ Cannoy]
unknowns two illegible stones
Row 7
MARTIN, Delphia A. 7 Feb 1896 24 May 1899
MARTIN, William A. 9 Sep 1888 19 Dec 1918
HALE, Nancy Malinda 7 Jun 1853 18 Aug 1880 wife of Nickolas Hale
WARRICK, James [ca 1792] 1830-1840 one headstone for this family of five; three corners of plot marked by blocks
WARRICK, Susan [ca 1794] 1830-1840 [d/o Barney & Catherine Hoppes Cannoy]
WARRICK, children 1830-1840 [three children of James and Susan Warrick]
GRIFFITH, Samuel 1813 8 Feb 1908 [s/o Daniel & Elizabeth Griffith; h/o Holly Barker d 1860 Surry Co, NC]
Row 8
STONE, Paul 16 Nov 1886 25 Sep 1887 age 10 mo; infant son of J.W. & N[annie] C. [Hale] Stone
STONE, Orlie C. 16 Apr 1885 30 Sep 1885 age 5 mo; infant son of J.W. & N.C. Stone
WITHERSPOON, Margaret Ann 2 Jun 1852 30 Jul 1885 w/o S.J. Witherspoon
HUTSELL, Catherine 18 Aug 1802 [22 Mar] 1885  
HAWKS, Elvira J. [18 Oct] 1866 1942 age 78; [d/o Stephen H. & Mary Melvina Roark Hackler]
[HAWKS], Ja[mes T.] 1868 [1935] most of stone now illegible; [s/o Lydia Hawks]
TRENT, William T. [May 1839] [1910] Co F 4th Va Inf CSA ; [h/o Lydia Hawks]
Row 9
FARKAS, Susan Mabel Victoria 15 Jan 1878 12 Jan 1899 dau. of C.G. & S[arah] E. Delp. beloved wife of F[rank] Farkas; married 17 Sep 1895
MARTIN, Alice H. 4 Jun 1864 27 Nov 1896 [probably d/o Jacob B. & Barbara Hale, w/o George Martin]
DELP, George 17 Feb 1814 ____ of Mary Delp
unknown illegible
DELP, Eliza Luxory 23 Sept 1879 3 Nov 1881 daughter of C.G. & S.E. Delp
unknowns two stones fallen, illegible
Row 10
WETTERLING, Nellie E. 9 Feb 1876 1 May 1900  
DELP, Mallie Rose   19 Nov 1892 dau of H.E. & C.E. Delp; aged 3 yrs 2 mo 4 days
DELP, John 14 Feb 1818 23 Nov 1910 shared stone with next; [s/o George & Polly Baker Delp]
DELP, Rebecca Fisher 2 Feb 1820 18 Jun 1890 [d/o Joseph & Caty Fisher Hutsell]
GRAYBEAL, Roamy C. 1 Nov 1853 2 Mar 1884 w/o Henry Graybeal; [Rosana Caroline, d/o William & Susan Hines Delp]
CORNETT, George W. 27 Dec 1831 10 Feb 1919 [George Washington, s/o Levi & Olive Hale Cornett; m1 Elizabeth Herbert, m2 Sarah Gentry]
CORNETT, Sallie Gentry 7 Apr 1839 21 Feb 1902 w/o G.W. Cornett; [Sarah Jane, d/o Allen & Rebecca Reeves Gentry]
CORNETT, Arthur Gentry 27 Sep 1866 14 Sep 1867
CORNETT, Canars Cleavland 18 Jan 1875 8 Jul 1875 s/o G.W. & Sallie [Gentry] Cornett
unknown illegible stone
CORNETT, Elizabeth Herbert 1841 17 Sep 1862 [1st] wife of G.W. Cornett; aged 21 yrs
MITCHELL, William L. 21 Apr 1826 18 Feb 1894 stone broken 
MITCHELL, Isabel J. 3 Mar 1854 age 24 yrs 24 days; w/o W.L. Mitchell; d/o Levi & Olive [Hale] Cornett
PERKINS, Nancy A.   13 Aug 1851 w/o Lewis H. Perkins; d/o Levi & Olive [Hale] Cornett; 17 y 9 m 17 days
Row 11
ROARK, Hiram abt 1818 3 May 1893  
BANES, Hiram Joseph 2 Nov 1867 8 Dec 1901 [s/o Samuel T. & H.E. Bane; b PA; h/o Cora R. Cornett]
DOSS, Sallie C. 25 Dec 1840 28 Feb 1904 [birth year also read as 1810]
CORNETT, Virgil F. [1891] [12 May 1894] stone illegible; [s/o Freeling A. & Hester Rebecca Ring Cornett]
CORNETT, Olive 13 Apr 1810 6 Apr 1899 w/o Levi Cornett; [d/o Dudley & Nancy Burroughs Hale]
CORNETT, Levi   9 Jun 1880 age 76 yrs 2 mo; [s/o William Jefferson & Jane Sutherland Cornett]; stone broken
CORNETT, Caroline L.   19 Jan 1876 26 yrs 8 mo 5 days
ANDIS, Earl Carson 15 Oct 1833 12 Jan 1905 1st Lieut Co F 4 Va Inf CSA; [m1 Thursa Cornett; m2 Julia Ann Bourne]
ANDIS, Thursa C. 8 Jul 1840 1 Mar 1876 [w/o Earl Carson Andis; d/o Levi H. & Olive Hale Cornett]
CORNETT, Charlotte H. 1 Feb 1836 18 Nov 1862 w/o James M. Cornett; [d/o Levi & Olive Hale Cornett]
Row 12
BURRIS, George W[ashington] [30 Apr 1841] [6 Jul 1916] Co F 4th Va Inf CSA; [s/o Jonathan & Polly J. Mays Burris]
SAGE, Elizabeth   15 Dec 1904 aged 61 yrs; w/o [Martin] V.B. Sage ; [nee Elizabeth Jane Hale]
Row 13
CRIGGER, William Henry   [1912] Co B 50th Va Inf CSA; [s/o Joseph & Susan Kreger]
KREGER, Susan 21 Oct 1826 9 Oct 1907  
KREGER, Joseph 30 Jun 1819 20 Dec 1900
GRIFFITH, Susan A. 24 Oct 1843 31 Jul 1905 [d/o Elizabeth Coppybarger; w/o Samuel Griffith]
WARD, Jane Wynn 27 Aug 1823 20 May 1891 w/o Chesley Ward; footstone shows birth year double cut as 1823 and 1826
DELP, George about 1790 9 Apr 1845 married 28 Jul 1814; shared stone with next
DELP, Mary Polly Baker about 1795 after 1860 [other source lists death as 5 Apr 1861]
HALE, Mary E. 24 Jun 1860 30 Jun 1887 [1st] wife of L[evi] M. Hale; [d/o James M. & Charlotte Cornett Cornett]
Row 14
WARD, H.R. 13 May 1904 16 Aug 1904
Row 15
MANN, Roxie 16 Dec 1873 23 Mar 1900  
Row 16
SAWYERS, Floyd 7 Apr 1934 30 Oct 1954 Virginia, SN U.S. Navy; [twin to Loyd Sawyers; s/o Henry Harrison Sawyers. Remains removed from Galilee Cemetery, Wytheville, and reinterred here 18 Jul 1992.]
SAWYERS, Elizabeth Ruth 5 Sep 1919 31 Aug 1920 [d/o Henry Harrison & Carrie Virginia Horne Sawyers]
SAWYERS, Bettie Rose 19 Mar 1917 17 Aug 1920 [d/o Henry Harrison & Carrie Virginia Horne Sawyers]
SAWYERS, Carrie Virginia 1896 1936 [nee Horne]
SAWYERS, Henry Harrison 12 Mar 1890 22 May 1955 [m1 Ethel McLean, m2 Carrie Virginia Horne; s/o Robert Hasting & Elizabeth Sawyers. Remains removed from Galilee Cemetery, Wytheville, and reinterred here 18 Jul 1992.]
SAYERS, Ethel P. 9 Oct 1896 14 Jan 1916 dau of J[ohn] R[ufus] & P[earlie] E. [Bourne] McLean; [1st w/o Henry Harrison Sawyers]
SAYERS, Robert H[asting] 1857 1917 [s/o John M. & Caroline Rutherford Sawyers; m1 Eliza J. ____, m2 Ellen Hawkins, m3 Eva Walters, m4 Lura E. ____]
SAYERS, Eliza J. 25 Jun 1859 24 Jan 1895 w/o R.H. Sayers
Row 17
ROSE, Meril, Jr. 4 Aug 1947 14 Dec 1947  
Listed in earlier surveys but not found in 2009
BOYER, Elizabeth M.   Dec 1861 [d/o Johnson & Margaret A. Stone Boyer; Grayson death register lists death as 1864]; stone not found in 2001 or 2009
CORNETT, Infant   Oct 1866 infant of __ & M.E. Cornett; stone not found in 2001 or 2009
CORNETT, Miles Foy 1843 1863 [s/o Levi & Olive Hale Cornett]; stone broken, not found in 2001 or 2009
CRAWFORD, Miss Susan     unmarked grave
TROY, Marcus L. 8 Dec 1845 5 Apr 1901 [Marcus Lafayette, s/o Henry & Nancy Carrico Troy]
[MARTIN, Draper] [5 Mar 1831] [7 May 1906] [s/o Smith & Nancy Livesay Martin]; unmarked grave
[MARTIN, Lucinda] [10 Feb 1830] [1 Oct 1919] [d/o Dudley & Susannah Wright Hale; w/o Draper Martin]; unmarked grave