Wiley Perkins Cemetery

Grayson Cemeteries

New River Valley History:

New River History and Genealogy Discussion Group

For discussion of history and genealogy of the New River Valley of North Carolina and Virginia you are welcomed to join the New River History and Genealogy Discussion Group.

Click to join NRHG
Click to join NRHG

Welcome and we hope you join the discussions.

WhatsNew:

New River Notes — Complete

January 21, 2014

After about two years of work we have completed a major upgrade to New River Notes. On January 21, 2014 we switched in the last of the updated files and final page revisions.

In January 2013 we introduced the new site layout but because there were many pages left to do there was a big red Under Construction on the front page. A year later we've finished all of the pages that were on the original site. Construction is complete. We have a great looking site full of material to help you in your research and possibly entertain you.

We're not finished. A site like this can't just freeze in time. It must be maintained, .... Read More

New River Notes

January 6, 2013

New River Notes, a leading genealogy resource for the New River Valley of North Carolina and Virginia, launched its new look website today.

new river valley mapNew River Notes was originally launched in 1998 by Jeffrey C. Weaver providing New River Valley researchers with a new wealth of information and that tradition is continued today by the Grayson County, Virginia Heritage Foundation, Inc.

Welcome and we hope you enjoy our new look. For more information on the changes and plans see posts on the GCVHF Google+ Page.

Wiley Perkins Cemetery

Grayson County, Virginia

Location: Guffey Creek, north of Barton's Crossroad

Directions: This cemetery is on a knoll near (northwest) of the intersection of Rockbridge Road (Rt 731) and Guffey Branch Lane (Rt 775). Direct access requires crossing a field. From Grant, go east approximately 2 miles on Flatridge Rd (Rt 658) to the junction of Rockbridge Rd (Rt 731). Go north on Rockbridge Rd 2.6 miles, to the junction with Guffey Branch Lane. The cemetery is on the left (north) of this junction, behind house, on hill, visible from both roads.

GPS Coordinates: N36.674005 W81.352299

Surveyed by: James and May Cox 5 Oct 1991; Jeff Weaver and Dave Reedy 16 Jun 2003

Comments: The cemetery has a good fence but hadn't been mowed for some time when we visited the cemetery in 2003.

Wiley Perkins Cemetery
General View of the Wiley Perkins Cemetery

Frank Russell
Unique Grave Marker for Frank Russell

Wiley Perkins Cemetery, Grayson County, Virginia
Name Birth Death Comments
Row 1
RUSSELL, James Lasco 4 Mar 1917 21 Feb 1920 aged 2 years 11 mos 12 days; [s/o Grover Cleveland & Ruth Perkins Russell]
RUSSELL, Glen 2 Apr 1905 11 Mar 1915 aged 9 years 11 mo 9 days; s/o S[tephen] C[alvin] and J[osie] L. [Holdaway] Russell
Row 2
HOLDAWAY, Louise 1858 1907 [d/o Stephen & Martha Jane Testerman Perkins]; double stone with next
HOLDAWAY, Marcus 1856 1942 [s/o Jackson B. & Martha Ann Strange Holdaway]
HOLDAWAY, Infant     child of Mr. and Mrs. M.D. Holdaway
unknowns     four field stones
Row 3
unknowns     seven field stones
Row 4
PERKINS, Tessora Eugenia 15 Dec 1869 23 Dec 1956 [d/o Henry & Maude Rollin Long; w/o Elbert M. Perkins]
PERKINS, Elbert M. 1 Jun 1861 5 Nov 1939  
PERKINS, Stephen 3 May 1826 6 May 1898 age 72 years 11 mos 27 days
RUSSELL, Frank [1840] 1862 KIA Civil War ' 62; cast iron marker with a wooden insert
unknowns     five field stones
Row 5
unknowns     eight field stones
Row 6
unknowns     seven field stones
PERKINS, Ella Wilmath 26 Jan 1892 26 Jan 1960  
Row 7
unknowns     three rounded wooden markers, very old
PERKINS, Milton 28 Mar 1827 [1868] aged 41 years 14 days; [s/o Samuel & Eveline Wood Perkins]
Row 8
unknowns     two field stones
MANTZ, Malissa J. 6 Feb 1839 24 Sep 1902/1922
unknowns     two field stones
Row 9
LONG, Lee F. 23 Feb 1852 6 Nov 1928 76 yrs 8 mo 14 days
LONG, Mary M. 22 Jul 1856 26 Feb 1856 14 Jul 1922 age 65 yrs 6 mo 19 days; w/o L[ee] F. Long; [nee Rollin]
JAMES, Emeline 20 Oct 1840 11 Jan 1923 [Sarah Emeline, d/o Perry Mantz; w/o Braxton James]
JAMES, Braxton L. 2 Feb 1827 27 Jul 1895 [Braxton Legrand, s/o Ezekiel & Frances Baker James James]
JAMES, George F. 5 May 1861 2 May 1888 [s/o Braxton & Emeline Mantz James]
JAMES, Minnie 5 Apr 1880 26 Aug 1887 [d/o Braxton & Emeline Mantz James]
BREWER, Ettie M. 14 Jul 1878 28 Jun 1879  
BREWER, Joseph I. 10 Jan 1868 4 Apr 1878  
BREWER, Lewis W. 21 Mar 1836 17 Apr 1916 [father of Lucy & Emory]
BREWER, Sarah Ann 24 Mar 1834 12 Dec 1920 [mother of Lucy & Emory]
BREWER, Lucy 9 Aug 1874 5 Oct 1944 [Clemmie]
BREWER, William "Emory" 1 Jul 1871 12 Sep 1945