Osborne Fort Cemetery
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Osborne Fort Cemetery
Grayson County, Virginia
Location: On New River south of U.S. 58 west of Independence.
Directions: This cemetery is located near New River on Route 711 (Battlefield Drive) 0.7 mi from the intersection with Route 601 (Bridle Creek Road)
GPS Coordinates: N36.600943 W81.229511
Surveyed by: Data was recorded in December 2001 by Ginger Ballard.
Comments: A large monument constructed around 1982 lists those persons known by people of the community to have been buried here. There are without doubt others buried here. All original stones were removed by the landowner in the late 1950s. Some of these orignial headstones and footstones were recovered and stored at Cox's Chapel Cemetery. In 2004 these recovered stones were placed in individual concrete pads within the cemetery area. According to Paul Herndon’s records, an inventory of the cemetery before its destruction noted there were 17 unmarked graves in the cemetery. That inventory, plus the destruction and reconstruction, have caused this cemetery to be the suject of lively conversation and speculation about who might be buried herein. Many names and dates were gleaned from census, family records and the books written of the Cox, Phipps and Osborne family histories. The fenced area is an approximation of the location of the cemetery.
|COX, Alexander||10 Sep 1785||15 Sep 1874||s/o Lt. David Cox and Mary Margaret McGowen; m1 Liddia Osborne, m2 Margaret Bishop, m3 Tabetha Long|
|COX, Liddia Osborne||1785||before 1850||d/o Enoch and Jane Hash Osborne; 1st w/o Alexander Cox|
|COX, Margaret Bishop||1806||23 May 1857||aged about 54 years; 2nd w/o Alexander Cox|
|COX, Tabbitha/Tabatha Long||17 Apr 1806||17 Nov 1877||3rd w/o Alexander Cox|
|COX, Hardin||5 Jan 1796/1790||13 Oct 1867||s/o Joshua and Ruth Osborne Cox; h/o Nancy Reeves|
|COX, Haywood||28 Jan 1838||26 Dec 1861||"CSA"; s/o Isom and Gincy Phipps Cox; Gs/o Joshua and Ruth Osborne Cox; and Capt Joseph and Mary McMillan Phipps; dates are from original marker|
|COX, Floyd Rush||9 Jan 1839||7 Nov 1846||s/o Isom and Gincy Phipps Cox|
|COX, Drucilla||9/29 Jan 1847||4 Nov 1861||d/o Isom and Gincy Phipps Cox; dates are from original marker|
|COX, Joshua Orville||1 Mar 1856||22 Oct 1861||s/o Isom and Gincy Phipps Cox; dates are from original marker|
|COX, John Letcher||3 Sep 1858||16 Oct 1861||s/o Isom and Gincy Phipps Cox; dates are from original marker|
|COX, Joe||1837||Oct 1861||s/o David and Irena Jane Doughton Cox; 1st h/o Phoebe Jane Ward; died at Manassas, Va. His brother Enoch and 2 other brothers brought his body back from Lewisburg, Va (now WV) for burial here.|
|COX, John||ca 1788||1850||s/o Joshua and Ruth Osborne Cox|
|COX, Nellie Ward||1800||8 May 1870||d/o Nathan and Sarah Ward; w/o John Cox|
|COX, Rosamond Emeline||12 Nov 1855||d/o John Dee and Rutha Jane Cox; died of diphtheria|
|COX, Hardin||1857||1857||s/o John Dee and Ruthu Jane Cox; died of diphtheria|
|COX, Letcher Arius (Aras?)||s/o John Dee and Ruthu Jane Cox; died of diphtheria|
|COX, Joshua||20 Jan 1766||20 Dec 1820||s/o David and Margaret McCowan Cox; marr: abt 1788|
|COX, Ruth Osborne||26 Dec 1770||13 Nov 1831/1851||d/o Enoch and Jane Hash Osborne; w/o Joshua Cox|
|COX, Peggy Ann Osborne||13 Feb 1810/ 1812||10/13 Feb 1876||d/o Enoch B., Jr and Mary "Polly" Livesay Osborne ; w/o Troy Cox, who is buried in Cox Chapel UMC Cemetery.|
|COX, Enoch Osborne||18 Dec 1835||7 Mar 1855||s/o Troy and Peggy Ann Osborne Cox; h/o Phebe Jane Ward|
|COX, Rebecca||20 Feb 1840||26 Feb 1948||d/o Troy and Peggy Ann Osborne Cox|
|COX, Aras Franklin||21 Mar 1849||10 Apr 1850||s/o Troy and Peggy Ann Osborne Cox|
|COX, Irena||1845/1846||d/o Troy and Peggy Ann Osborne Cox|
|COX, Margaret||d/o Troy and Peggy Ann Osborne Cox|
|COX, Richard||1790||s/o David and Jane Daniel Cox|
|COX, Violet||stone moved to Cox Chapel Cemetery|
|COX, Tabitha||17 Apr 1806||17 Nov 1877||w/o Alex Cox; stone moved to Cox Chapel Cemetery|
|unknown others in 1982|
|DANIEL, Ruth Cox||ca 1835 12 Mar 1850||4 Dec 1915||d/o David Cox and Irena Jane Doughton Cox; w/o Pinkney O. Daniel|
|OSBORNE, Enoch||ca 1745-50||Sep 1818||Capt Am Rev; s/o Ephraim Osborne|
|OSBORNE, Jane Hash||ca 1750/1753||after 12 Apr 1822||d/o John Hash; w/o Capt Enoch Osborne|
|OSBORNE, Enoch, Jr.||22/27 Dec 1774||1852/1853||s/o Enoch and Jane Hash Osborne|
|OSBORNE, Mary Livesay||1780||1813||"Polly"; d/o Thomas and Margaret Livesay; w/o Enoch Osborne, Jr.|
|OSBORNE, Millie||a slave, owned by Cpt. Enoch Osborne|
|WARD, Benjamin||1796||1858||s/o Nathan and Sarah Ward|
|WARD, "Jennie" Jane Cox||1803/1805||1845||age 47 years 11 mo 15 days; d/o Joshua and Ruth Osborne Cox; w/o Benjamin Ward|
|WARD, Jane "Jennie" Cox||1829||20 Oct 1848||age 19 yrs 11 mos 15 days; d/o Josh Cox|
|WARD, Nathan||ca 1765||1835||[believed to be son of Wells Ward, original settler on Saddle Creek]|
|WARD, Sara||ca 1765||after 1850||w/o Nathan Ward; listed on the monument as Sara, an Indian|
|WARD, Stephen, Sr.||17 Dec 1807||1849/ 05 Jun 1885||s/o Nathan and Sarah Ward|
|WARD, Abigail Osborne||ca 1775||after 1850||w/o Stephen Ward|
|OSBORNE, Solomon||ca 1800/1802||1878/1879||s/o Enoch, Jr and Mary Livesay Osborne|
|OSBORNE, Hannah Cox||1801||1876||d/o Joshua and Ruth Osborne Cox; w/o Solomon Osborne|
|THOMPSON, Isom||18 Feb 1863||h/o Jane Osborne Thompson; died in military service of Co. K 51st VA Infantry, CSA|
|THOMPSON, Jane Osborne||1829||18 Feb 1863||d/o Solomon and Hannah Cox Osborne; w/o Isom Thompson|
|THOMPSON, Joshua A.||1853||1855||Believed to be buried in this cemetery. Probably s/o Isom and Jane Osborne Thompson.|
|OSBORNE, Ephraim||1720||1795||possibly buried here but not listed on the monument|