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Goodson Cemetery

Grayson County, Virginia

Location: Off Blue Ridge Parkway near MP 213

Directions: This cemetery is on the south side of the Blue Ridge Parkway near Mile Post 213, just off Foothills Rd (Rt 612) and Fishers Peak Rd. The Goodson settlement and Goodson School were located nearby.

GPS Coordinates: N36.56889 W80.86112

Surveyed by: Buford C. Wilson 16 Apr 2001, updated 19 Apr 2008

Comments: The cemetery appears to be on land that was owned by Leander L. Goodson. By family tradition Leander, his second wife, son and daughter-in-law are buried here in unmarked graves.

Goodson Cemetery, Grayson County, Virginia
Name Birth Death Comments
Row 1
PRICE, Carlie George 10 Aug 1888 2 Oct 1904 [s/o George Washington Price & Celia Jane McMeans]
PRICE, George W. [20 Feb] 1866 [2 May] 1957 [George Washington]
PRICE, Celia J. 1869 [22 Oct] 1953 shared stone with above; [Celia Jane, d/o Rufus McMeans & Emaline Hash]
SMITH, Betty C. 29 Apr 1910 19 Oct 1962 [Betty Cordella, d/o George Washington Price & Celia Jane McMeans]
SMITH, Claude H. 11 Jun 1903 12 Apr 1988 shared stone with above; [Claude Harrison, s/o James Madison Smith & Rosamond Harrison]
HAUMACHER, John F. 12 Apr 1894 Oct 1960 [John Fred "Jack", s/o Fred Haumacher & Pauline Glassen; h/o Nina Ann Taylor]
TAYLOR, Owen Thomas [ca 1826-30] [12 Mar 1909] Co K 51st VA Inf CSA; no dates on stone. [Previous stone showed age as 98 yrs with this death date but censuses indicate birth as shown; s/o William & Sarah Taylor; m1 Mahala ____, m2 Sarah Elizabeth McRoberts]
TAYLOR, Sarah Elizabeth 11 Nov 1861 17 Apr 1950 [d/o Thomas McRoberts & Margaret Melton; m1 Owen Thomas Taylor, m2 Andy Burnette]
SHOCKLEY, U. Grant 1869 1933 [Ulysses Grant, s/o John B. Floyd Shockley & Polly Melton]
SHOCKLEY, Flora L. 1872 1956 shared stone with above; [Flora Lavinia, d/o David Norman & Prudence Goodson; m1 Ulysses Grant Shockley, m2 Clemons Matthew Norman]
NORMAN, Clemons M. 10 May 1892 22 Feb 1944 [Clemons Matthew, s/o William M. Norman & Sarah Jane Norman]
NORMAN, William M. 12 Dec 1871 14 Dec 1939 [s/o Matthew Norman & Patty Creed]
NORMAN, Sarah Jane 4 Jul 1867 3 Sep 1947 shared stone with above; [d/o David Norman & Prudence Goodson]
unknowns two unmarked graves
HOLDERFIELD, Charlie 7 Apr 1903 22 Nov 1929 [s/o George Washington Holderfield & Nancy Norman; h/o Liney Lowe]
Row 2
GOODSON, Alexander G. 15 Oct 1880 26 Jan 1965 [Alexander Garfield, s/o Benjamin Goodson & Edith Virginia Lowe]
GOODSON, Maggie L. 25 May 1883 10 Mar 1974 shared stone with above; [Maggie Louisa, d/o Riley Barker & Sarah Elizabeth Smith]
PRICE, Garnett Glenn 28 Jul 1912 7 Sep 1977 [s/o George Washington Price & Celia Jane McMeans]
PRICE, Cora Florence 4 Jul 1908 21 Feb 1998 shared stone with above; [d/o Ulysses Grant Shockley & Flora Lavinia Norman]
DICKENS, Daniel M. 29 Nov 1892 23 Feb 1977 [s/o Clark Dickens & Sallie (Dickens) Johnson]
DICKENS, Mattie V. 9 Feb 1889 14 Dec 1960 [Mattie Virginia, d/o Caleb B. Cornett & Mary Sheffield; w/o Daniel M. Dickens]
DICKENS, Sarah D. 16 Jun 1846 19 Apr 1926 [w/o Clark Dickens?]
GOODSON, William J. 28 May 1868 10 Nov 1955 [William Jackson "Bill", s/o Joseph Goodson & Martha Burcham]
GOODSON, Nancy J. 14 Jul 1868 21 Sep 1950 shared stone with above; [Nancy Jane, d/o Alfred Dickens & Jincy Johnson]
GOODSON, Ida Lona 1896 1902 [d/o William Jackson Goodson & Nancy Jane Dickens]
GOODSON, Benjamin W. 1898 1901 [s/o William Jackson Goodson & Nancy Jane Dickens]
SMITH, Madison 12 Jan 1870 13 Feb 1946 [James Madison "Matt", s/o Lewis Smith & Sarah Harriett Holderfield]
SMITH, Rosamond 6 Feb 1875 28 Mar 1951 shared stone with above
HARRIS, James Willard   12 Jul 1942 [infant]
HARRIS, Roscoe Gene 1 May 1924 21 Mar 1942 [s/o Phillip Harris & Laura Price]
HARRIS, Jamalea 19 Sep 1939 1 Nov 1939
Row 3
FORTNER, Eddie F. 18 Aug 1932 27 Oct 1969 [Eddie Franklin, s/o John Harvey Fortner & Dora Eunice Dickens]
FORTNER, Peggy S. 1 Dec 1941 shared stone with above; [d/o Marshall South & Imogene Burton]
COCKERHAM, Pate C. 1900 1921 [Peyton Clayton, s/o Elias & Bettie J. Cockerham]
COCKERHAM, Elsie D. 1902 1925 [d/o Thomas Shelby Goodson & Alice Caroline Dickens; w/o Peyton Clayton Cockerham]
GOODSON, Thomas S. 1876 [26 Aug] 1950 [Thomas Shelby "Bud", s/o Moses G. Goodson & Laura Ann Howlett; m1 Alice Caroline Dickens, m2 Elsie Eller Smith]
GOODSON, Caroline [2 Aug] 1883 [13 Nov] 1917 shared stone with above; [Alice Caroline, d/o Dudley Dickens & Sally A. Dickens]
GOODSON, Floyd E. [7 Nov] 1917 1919 [Floyd Eldridge, s/o Thomas Shelby Goodson & Alice Caroline Dickens]
GOODSON, Boyd E. 7 Nov 1917 [infant s/o Thomas Shelby Goodson & Alice Caroline Dickens]
GOODSON, Kelly 1900 1900 [s/o Thomas Shelby Goodson & Alice Caroline Dickens]
GOODSON, Joseph "Joe" 1845 1919 [s/o Leander L. Goodson & Nancy Brannock; m1 Martha Burcham, m2 Jane Smith]
LUNDY, Virgil Dewey 18 Jun 1942 3 Mar 1944 [s/o Kelly Lundy & Eva Sue Harris]
RAMEY, Geraldine   5 Dec 1944 [infant]
LUNDY, Ronald Dean   17 Aug 1945 [infant]
LUNDY, Betty Gelene   21 Dec 1940 [infant d/o Roscoe Lundy & Nellie Grady Smith]
Row 4
unknown   illegible stone
GOODSON, Ben 6 Apr 1843 25 Feb 1927 [Benjamin, s/o Leander L. Goodson & Nancy Brannock]
GOODSON, Edith 15 Oct 1852 28 Aug 1946 shared stone with above; [Edith Virginia "Eda", d/o Kirby Lowe & Becky Galyean]
GOODSON, Rodger Price 23 Jan 1937 25 Dec 2000 Leysin Switzerland; [s/o Price Goodson & Katherine Virginia Hall; m1 Deanna Lou Hartsock, m2 Elizabeth "Beth" Ann Hunt]
GOODSON, R. Troy 8 Oct 1886 13 Apr 1970 [Reed Troy, s/o Benjamin Goodson & Edith Virginia Lowe]
GOODSON, Bessie L. 16 Dec 1888 6 Jun 1962 shared stone with above; [Bessie Loeka, d/o Byrd Lowe & Mollie Sandefur]
GOODSON, Cecil 16 Sep 1917 2 Feb 1918 [d/o Reed Troy Goodson & Bessie Loeka Lowe]
SMITH, James Willard 30 Sep 1919 30 Jul 1921 s/o Roy & Artlie Smith
Row 5
GOODSON, Marry J. 13 Jul 1847 5 Jan 1927 [Marry Jestin, d/o Peter Bedsaul & Malinda Matilda Mary Baker]
GOODSON, Train R. 1843 12 Mar 1925 shared stone with above; [s/o Leander L. Goodson & Nancy Brannock]
GOODSON, Fraizer F. 6 Mar 1886 11 Nov 1897 [s/o Train R. Goodson & Marry Jestin Bedsaul]
unknown beside a large stump in the center of the cemetery
unknown beside a large stump in the center of the cemetery
SHOCKLEY, Elmer Harvey [s/o Ulysses Grant Shockley & Flora Lavinia Norman]
HOLDERFIELD, Frank 30 Mar 1901 29 Nov 1963 [s/o George Washington Holderfield & Nancy Norman]
HOLDERFIELD, Bertie 1902 4 Aug 1953 shared stone with above; [Bertie Jane, d/o James Madison Smith & Rosamond Harrison]
HOLDERFIELD, Alma 1926 1934 [d/o Frank Holderfield & Bertie Jane Smith]
HOLDERFIELD, Lois 1930 1930 [d/o Frank Holderfield & Bertie Jane Smith]
HOLDERFIELD, Adis 1924 1925 [d/o Frank Holderfield & Bertie Jane Smith]
McROBERTS, S. Thomas 14 Apr 1872 3 Dec 1953 [Stephen Thomas, s/o Thomas McRoberts & Margaret Melton]
McROBERTS, Ceilian 3 Mar 1874 2 Nov 1938 [d/o Joseph Brannock & Sallie Dickens; w/o Stephen Thomas McRoberts]
unknown
Row 6
WALKER, Jasper K. 29 Sep 1873 4 Nov 1943 [Jasper Kenley, s/o Zacra Tandy Walker & Amanda Jane Smith]
WALKER, Martha R. 12 Sep 1874 20 Oct 1954 [Martha Ann, d/o Isom Richardson & Jane Crouse; w/o Jasper Kenley Walker]
WALKER, Walter O. 9 Apr 1914 23 Sep 1922 [Walter Otto, s/o Jasper Kenley Walker & Martha Ann Richardson]
WALKER, William C. 21 Jul 1911 2 Jun 1913 [William Curtis, s/o Jasper Kenley Walker & Martha Ann Richardson]
WALKER, Lonnie N. 24 Aug 1906 12 Mar 1912 [Lonnie Newton, s/o Jasper Kenley Walker & Martha Ann Richardson]
WALKER, Infant Son   30 Jul 1903 [s/o Jasper Kenley Walker & Martha Ann Richardson]
WALKER, Queen Columbia [15 Jul 1877] [19 Jun 1884] unmarked; [d/o Zacara Tandy Walker & Amanda Jane Smith]
WALKER, James Dolphus [26 Oct 1881] [29 Jun 1884] unmarked; [s/o Zacara Tandy Walker & Amanda Jane Smith]
WALKER, Lula Ellen [11 Feb 1879] [4 Jul 1884] unmarked; [d/o Zacara Tandy Walker & Amanda Jane Smith]
WALKER, Laura Belle [14 Jul 1883] [25 Jul 1884] unmarked; [d/o Zacara Tandy Walker & Amanda Jane Smith]
HOLDERFIELD, son [s/o George Washington Holderfield & Nancy Norman]
Row 7
HOLDERFIELD, Sara 29 Aug 1932 17 Mar 2002 [d/o John W. Holderfield & Bertie Robinson; w/o Frank Holderfield]
GOODSON, Clyde C. [20 Feb] 1890 [10 Sep] 1943 [Clyde Creed, s/o Benjamin Goodson & Edith Virginia Lowe]
GOODSON, Cenia L. [8 Sep] 1890 [18 Dec] 1970 [Cenia Irene, d/o Barnett Lowe & Sarah Jane Walker; w/o Clyde Creed Goodson]
unknown
unknown "W.G."
GOODSON, Margaret [Aug 1968] unmarked; [age 6 yrs & 6mos; d/o Leander L. Goodson & Nancy Brannock]
Believed to be buried here
GOODSON, Leander L. [ca 1800] [owned land where cemetery is located]
GOODSON, Nancy Brannock [ca 1820] [2nd w/o Leander L. Goodson]
GOODSON, Moses G. [ca 1851] [s/o Leander L. Goodson]
GOODSON, Laura Ann Howlett [w/o Moses G. Goodson]
SMITH, T.M. stone listed in earlier survey but not found in 2008; possibly the illegible first stone in row 4