Ephraim Gentry Cemetery

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Ephraim Gentry Cemetery

aka Alexander-Gentry Cemetery

Grayson County, Virginia

Location: East of Independence near the mouth of Peach Bottom Creek

Directions: From Grayson Pkwy (US 58) about 3 miles east of Independence go south on Pleasant Grove Rd (Rt 698) at the western junction with Pleasant Grove Road with From Grayson Pkwy. About 0.4 mile later, just past the Pleasant Grove Church and cemetery continue straight on Church Hill Rd another 0.9 mile to Beaver Dam Rd (Rt 697). Turn left (SE) on Beaver Dam Rd and go about 1 mile to the junction with Old River Rd (Rt 700). From this junction go east (left) about 2/3 mile on Old River to the end of state maintenance and the entrance gate to the Vannoy Farms on the right. Cemetery is on a high bank on the south side of Old River Lane and is accessed by entering Vannoy Farms and climbing the hill to the immediate right of the entrance. Cemetery is not visible from Old River Lane or the driveway into Vannoy Farms.

GPS Coordinates: N36.581068 W81.090248

Surveyed by: Mr. & Mrs. Vance Bond & family, Dr. & Mrs. J.L. Givens & family 11 April 1971 as part of the D.A.R. cemetery project.

Comments: There are at least two field stones outside of the cemetery fence.In 2008 this cemetery was fenced and in the edge of the trees. The markers were in good condition but some were worn and difficult to read.

Ephraim Gentry Cemetery, Grayson County, Virginia
Name Birth Death Comments
Unmarked, but by tradition buried here:
GENTRY, William Marshall Vanburen 20 Feb 1837 4 Apr 1838 infant s/o Ephraim & Nancy Gentry
Row 1
ALEXANDER, Joseph G. 15 May 1868 3 Dec 1898  
ALEXANDER, Nancy C. 30 May 1870 18 Jul 1870 [d/o Martin G. & Mary C. Gentry Alexander]; aged 1 mo 18 ds
ALEXANDER, Mary C. Gentry 8 Feb 1845 10 Mar 1922 wife of M.C. Alexander
ALEXANDER, Martin G. 15 Jul 1832 21 Mar 1912 age 74 yrs 8 mos & 6 days
GREER, John Freeland   3 Jul 1872 age 2 months; s/o J.F. & N.C. Greer
GREER, Nancy Caroline 25 May 1847 30 May 1870 aged 23 yrs 5 ds
GREER, Emily Eugenia 8 Jan 1868 8 Jun 1877 d/o J.S. & N.C. Greer
Row 2
GENTRY, Aquilla Shelton 2 Jul 1842 25 Jun 1875 aged 32 yrs 11 mo 23 ds; CSA; [s/o Ephraim & Nancy Gentry; h/o Molly Woodruff]
GENTRY, James Letcher 28 Jun 1859 24 Jul 1881; aged 22 yrs 26 ds; [s/o Ephraim & Nancy Gentry]
GENTRY, John Monroe 12 Oct 1839 26 Dec 1861 aged 22 yrs 2 mo 14 ds; CSA; [s/o Ephraim & Nancy Gentry; he died of typhoid fever while serving in the Confederate Army]
GENTRY, Julyette Virginia 12 May 1849 27 Apr 1854 age 4 yrs 11 mo 15 ds
GENTRY, Nancy 16 Feb 1817 15 May 1906 aged 89 yrs 2 mo 29 dys; [w/o Ephraim Gentry]
GENTRY, Ephraim 4 May 1804 3 Jan 1866 aged 61 yrs 7 mo 29 ds
Row 3
GENTRY, Jones Greer 18 Dec 1882 10 Dec 1886 s/o E.G. & M.L Gentry. [Death year difficult to read; other source states he died in infancy.]
GENTRY, Paul Greer 27 Jun 1894 8 Apr 1895 s/o William F. & Ella Gentry
GENTRY, Cora Lee 20 Apr 1893 3 Feb 1909 [d/o Ephraim & Mary Mitchell Gentry]
GENTRY, Mary Mitchell 18 Apr 1854 25 Feb 1909 [w/o Ephraim Gentry]
GENTRY, Ephraim Greer 30 Sep 1851 29 Sep 1930 [s/o Ephraim & Nancy Gentry]