John Andrew Peak

Grayson Cemeteries

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John Andrew Peak Cemetery

Grayson County, Virginia

Location: Bear Branch, Mouth of Wilson

Directions: The cemetery is on the south side (left if traveling west from U.S. 58 at Mouth of Wilson), past the junction with York Ridge Road (Rt ).

GPS Coordinates: N36.6016 W81.3908 (estimated)

Surveyed by: March Kiser

Comments: John Andrew Peak is buried alone on his farm. The reason for his being buried in this way was that one of his sons was a ne’er-do-well, and Mr. Peak wanted to be buried here to look over what the errant son was doing. It did little good; the son lost the farm and moved on, leaving Peak here alone. The story was related by March Kiser.

John Andrew Peak Cemetery, Grayson County, Virginia
Name Birth Death Comments
PEAK, John Andrew 29 Dec 1846 6 May 1927