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Old Town Cemetery

Grayson County, Virginia

Location: West of Galax

Directions: The Old Town Cemetery is just off Waterwheel Road (Rt 634) 1/4 mile from the intersection with Greenville Road (Rt 640).

GPS Coordinates: N 36.65763 W 080.9604

Surveyed by: Buford C. Wilson & Hope B. Taylor 14 Sep 2000; updated 25 Mar 2008

Comments: In the early days of Grayson County, the nearby settlement was called Greenville. The first county seat was located there. The county seat was later moved to Independence VA. This cemetery has been called by many names over the years, and most likely was originally the Dickenson Family Cemetery. There are several large and beautiful marble monuments here. Unfortunately some of them have toppled from their bases. Several markers are broken and have been placed in piles. Time and the elements have taken their toll on this once beautiful cemetery and the older monuments are in very poor condition.

Old Town Cemetery, Grayson County, Virginia
Name Birth Death Comments
Row 1
HIGGINS, son 1 Sep 1964 1 Sep 1964 s/o Edward Garland Higgins & Wanda Sue Pack
HIGGINS, Edward Garland 28 Feb 1924 6 Sep 1980 1st Lt. U. S. Marine Corps World War II; [s/o McCamant Clark Higgins & Lula Belle Anderson; h/o Alice Lou Henderson and Wanda Sue Pack]
HIGGINS, McCamant Clark 11 Sep 1899 21 Nov 1983 [s/o Clayton Hiram Higgins & Eugenia Blanche McCamant; h/o Lula Belle Anderson, who is buried in the James Anderson Cemetery in Galax]
Row 2
HOWARD, Virginia McCamant 4 Jun 1841 29 Aug 1907 [Charlotte Virginia, d/o Samuel McCamant & Matilda Bourne; w/o Rev. Charles M. Howard]
HIGGINS, Eugenia Blanche 23 Nov 1874 8 Jun 1955 [d/o Thomas Jefferson McCamant & Ella Hale; w/o Clayton Hiram Higgins]
HIGGINS, Clayton Hiram 1 Mar 1876 11 Jan 1959 [s/o Pleasant Clark Higgins & Evalina Collins]
WRIGHT, Julian McCue 7 Dec 1921 9 Oct 1926 [s/o J.M. Wright & Gene Warrick]
GRUBB, William Paris 8 Sep 1876 18 Feb 1947 [s/o Dr. Alexander R. Grubb & Emma Jane Taylor; h/o Bertha Williams]
Row 3
GRUBB, Elizabeth McCamant 24 Aug 1888 2 Jan 1963 [d/o Dr. Alexander R. Grubb & Emma Jane Taylor]
GRUBB, Emma Taylor 3 Nov 1847 6 Sep 1926 [Emma Jane, w/o Dr. Alexander R. Grubb]
GRUBB, Alex R., Dr. 18 Oct 1851 8 Dec 1922 [Alexander R., s/o John R. Grubb & Jane Leonard]
WARRICK, Ada Grubb 8 May 1875 6 Jul 1931 [d/o Dr. Alexander R. Grubb & Emma Jane Taylor; w/o William Robert Warrick]
WARRICK, William R[obert] 22 Apr 1866 6 Nov 1954 [William Robert, s/o Capt. John Wesley Warrick & Ellen Carson]
WARRICK, Sydney Elizabeth 19 May 1906 6 Aug 1980 [d/o William Robert Warrick & Ada Grubb]
Row 4
McCAMANT, Ella Hale 20 Mar 1854 7 Feb 1938 [d/o Peyton G. Hale & Jane D. Hale; w/o Thomas Jefferson McCamant]
McCAMANT, Thomas Jefferson 15 Jan 1845 18 Dec 1910 45th VA Regiment Co. CSA; [s/o Samuel McCamant & Matilda Dickenson]
McCAMANT, Myrtle Lee 13 Apr 1886 10 Jan 1896 [d/o Thomas Jefferson McCamant & Ella Hale]
WARRICK, Billie May 5 Sep 1911 19 Sep 1923 [d/o William Robert Warrick & Ada Grubb]
GRUBB, Minnie Tinsley 12 Jul 1885 22 Sep 1888 [d/o Dr. Alexander R. Grubb & Emma Jane Taylor]
WARRICK, Infant 1894 1894 [d/o William Robert Warrick & Ada Grubb]
GRUBB, J. Edward 7 Aug 1883 12 Feb 1896 [s/o Dr. Alexander R. Grubb & Emma Jane Taylor]
WARRICK, John Alex 19 May 1909 8 Aug 1910 [s/o William Robert Warrick & Ada Grubb]
WRIGHT, Gene Warrick 7 Aug 1895 15 Dec 1984 [d/o William Robert Warrick & Ada Grubb; w/o J. M. Wright]
Row 5
DOBYNS, Mary Eileen 6 Feb 1904 23 Jul 1906 [d/o Dr. Benjamin S. Dobyns & Ella M. Dufphey]
WILCOX, Henry James "Clete" [7 Apr 1854] [s/o Cyrus B. Wilcox & Matilda Bartlett; h/o Emma Morgan]; no stone
WILCOX, Matilda 23 Mar 1812 18 Jul 1888 [d/o William Bartlett & Elizabeth Paschal; h/o Cyrus B. Wilcox]
WILCOX, Cyrus B. 20 Aug 1807 17 Feb 1881 [s/o Reubin Wilcox & Theady Wilcox]
WILCOX, W[illiam] C. 13 Feb 1848 17 May 1918 [William C., s/o Cyrus B. Wilcox & Matilda Bartlett]
Row 6
EDMONDS, Frances Funk 8 Apr 1938 2 Dec 2004 [Laura Frances, d/o Lon Jackson Funk & Annie Mae Leonard]
EDMONDS, G. Clifford 18 Jun 1928 21 Feb 1999 [Garland Clifford, s/o Floyd Kenny Edmonds & Maudie Worrell]; shared stone with above
HALE, James G. 15 Aug 1844 24 Oct 1862 age 18 yrs 2 mos 9 days; [s/o Rev. Wiley Dickenson Hale & Martha J. Mitchell]
HALE, Mary J. 3 Jan 1848 19 Sep 1862 age 14 yrs 8 mos 16 days; [d/o Rev. Wiley Dickenson Hale & Martha J. Mitchell]
WAUGH, Nora Belle 19 Sep 1873 age 5 yrs 6 mos 17 days; [Lenora Belle, d/o William Peaden Waugh & Sarah L. Hale]
WAUGH, Wm. Emmit 20 Jun 1875 age 1 yr 10 mos 15 days; [s/o William Peaden Waugh & Sarah L. Hale]
WAUGH, Emma Eugenia 4 Sep 1879 age 10 yrs 3 days; [d/o William Peaden Waugh & Sarah L. Hale]
DUNKLEY, son 30 Jan 1917 30 Jan 1917 [s/o Dr. James Harden Dunkley & Laura Waugh]
DUNKLEY, Ruth Waugh 6 Oct 1900 9 Sep 1903 [d/o Dr. James Harden Dunkley & Laura Waugh]; shared stone with above
Row 7
HALE, Martha J. Mitchell 15 Oct 1821 Feb 1902? [w/o Rev. Wiley Dickenson Hale]; stone is broken
HALE, Wiley Dickenson, Rev. Jan 22 ____ [28 Aug 1872] [s/o Stephen Hale & Charlotte Dickenson]; stone is broken
WAUGH, Sallie 29 Nov 1884 age 35 yrs 2 mos 21 days; w/o William Peaden Waugh; [Sarah L., d/o Rev. Wiley Dickenson Hale & Martha J. Mitchell]
WAUGH, William P. 7 Sep 1894 1st Lt Co F 4th VA Inf CSA; age 54 yrs 9 mos 6 days; [William Peaden, s/o James Waugh & Elizabeth Blair]
YOUNG, James W. 8 Feb 1881 6 Oct 1881 [s/o Fields McMillan/Morgan Young & Mary E. Waugh]
Row 8
DUFPHEY, James W. 6 Jan 1870 12 Jun 1871 [s/o Dr. William Richard Dufphey & Flora A. Waugh]
DUFPHEY, Flora 20 May 1844 13 Jan 1895 [Flora A., d/o James Waugh & Elizabeth Blair; w/o Dr. William Richard Dufphey]
DUFPHEY, William Richard, Dr. 11 Jul 1838 9 Nov 1906 [s/o Richard & Prudence Dufphey]
KINGSBURY, Lawrence D. 1849 [Nov] 1928 [s/o J.B. & E.J. Kingsbury; h/o Mariam A. Lamb]
BEDSAUL, Mammie K. 24 Apr 1877 3 Mar 1954 [Mamie Elizabeth, d/o Lawrence D. Kingsbury & Mariam A. Lamb; w/o James Madison Bedsaul]
Row 9
McCAMANT, Samuel, Jr. 25 Jan 1839 26 Jan 1863 Co C 8th VA Cavalry CSA; [s/o Samuel McCamant & Matilda Dickenson; h/o Nancy J. Kitchens]
MARTIN, Beverly J. 3 Jul 1858 28 Aug 1859 [child of Benjamin Martin & Elizabeth Caroline Dickenson]
Row 10
DICKENSON, Col. Martin [21 Dec 1773] [26 Jul 1834] [s/o James Dickenson & Mary Bryson?]; stone is illegible, dates are by tradition
DICKENSON, Mary 6 Jan 1782 24 Aug 1860 Consort of Col. Martin Dickenson; [d/o William Bourne & Rosamond Jones]
McCAMANT, Matilda 23 Dec 1808 24 Dec 1851 w/o Samuel McCamant; [d/o Col. Martin Dickenson & Mary Bourne]
McCAMANT, Samuel 24 Jul 1799 5 Dec 1866 [brother of Dr. Thomas J. McCamant; born in PA]
McCAMANT, Dr. Thomas J. 31 Mar 1803 31 Jul 1860 [brother of Samuel McCamant; born in PA]
RAMEY, Jude D. 30 Jul 1911 7 Jan 1913 [child of Isaac Ramey & Jennie Lundy]
Row 11
DIAMOND, T. Floyd 2 Jun 1878 10 May 1929 [Thomas Floyd, s/o Hubbard Yancey Diamond & Susan Maggie Carico; h/o Cora Lee Trimble]
DIAMOND, Howard Yancey 7 Aug 1923 12 Jul 1997 [s/o of Thomas Floyd Diamond & Cora Lee Trimble]
Row 12
WAUGH, James 3 Aug 1795 9 Aug 1875 [s/o James Waugh; born in PA]
WAUGH, Elizabeth 13 Dec 1812 23 Mar 1901 [d/o John Blair & Charity Bourne; w/o James Waugh]; shared stone with above
WAUGH, Amelia J. 1 Nov 1861 age 11 yrs 7 mos 25 days; [d/o James Waugh & Elizabeth Blair]
WAUGH, James B. 5 Mar 1858 age 2 yrs 13 days; [s/o James Waugh & Elizabeth Blair]
COCKERHAM, M[ack] R. 26 Nov 1882 13 Feb 1912 s/o Millard. I. & Mary A. Cockerham
DIAMOND, Franklin J. 16 Jul 1941 age 22 yrs; [Franklin Junior, s/o Thomas Floyd Diamond & Cora Lee Trimble]
DOYLE, Lillie R. 9 Oct 1922 24 Nov 1922