Maxwell - Boyer Cemetery (A-A)

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Maxwell-Boyer Cemetery (A-A)

Grayson County, Virginia

Location: Old Town

Directions: From the junction of Grayson Pky (US 58) and Riverside Rd (SR 94) take Nuckolls Curve Rd (Rt 882) east to Justice Rd (Rt 634), then north to Idle Wood Ln (Rt 868), and west to end of road. Park car near the end of state maintenance sign. Follow dirt road to right into wooded area. The cemetery is to the right of this road about 1/3 mile from sign. Although it is next to the road it may not be easy to see due to the undergrowth.

GPS Coordinates: N36.64803 W80.97060

Surveyed by: Rich Ballard 22 April 2004

Comments: This is probably an African-American cemetery. The unit in which Hobert Boyer served was an African-American unit during World War I. This cemetery needs maintenance. The cleared area is about 100 ft by 100 ft. There could be several unmarked graves in this area. The name given to this cemetery is based upon the names on readable markers. If more information can be provided by others there may be a more accurate name.

Maxwell-Boyer Cemetery (A-A), Grayson County, Virginia
Name Birth Death Comments
MAXWELL, Authur 1872 1944  
JONES, ____     four pieces of a marker(s) on stump of tree.
MAXWELL, ____     large recent marker with last name only
BOYER, Hobert 9 Jan 1897 16 July 1927 VA Private 811 Pioneer Inf
MAXWELL, Conley   16 Aug(?) 1940 metal Vaughn Guynn marker
The above graves were in what appear to be two rows. There were also at least one field stone and fifteen to twenty unmarked graves in these two rows.
Believed to be buried here
BOYER, John Jordan [ca 1872] [Nov 1953] [h/o Jane Boyer]