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Williams Family Cemetery
Grayson County, Virginia
Location: North of Galax
Directions: This small family cemetery in is on the west side of Waterwheel Road (Rt. 634), near the intersection of Windmill Road (Rt. 809).
GPS Coordinates: N36.67482 W80.94777
Surveyed by: Buford C. Wilson; completed 7 Oct 2000, updated 14 May 2008
Comments: It appears to be located on land that John Kinworthy sold to his son in law, Henry Williams, on September 16, 1822.Henry Williams sold this land to his son, James Williams, in June 1854. James Williams sold the tract containing the cemetery to Rev. James Evans Bartlett on December 25, 1895. In his will, James Williams bequeathed $50.00 to Rev. Bartlett "as a compensation to him for taking care and keeping up the family graveyard." Apparently Rev. Bartlett fulfilled this obligation until his death in 1940.The cemetery has since been abandoned and become overgrown with brush and briars. The boundaries of the cemetery have been marked and the stones have been removed. Three graves had marked headstones and there was an undetermined number of graves marked with fieldstones.The headstones were - J W 1858 - H N W - J? W 1851.There is no doubt that other members of the Williams Family are buried here also, but there are no records to prove it. It appears that no has been buried in the cemetery for over 100 years.This list is compiled from research, family traditions, and speculation.
|WILLIAMS, Henry||[ca 1780]||[15 Jul 1858]||[s/o Thomas & Mary Williams]|
|WILLIAMS, Sarah "Sally"||[ca 1784]||[1860-1870]||[d/o John Kinworthy; w/o Henry Williams]|
|WILLIAMS, Presley James||[ca 1816]||||[s/o Henry Williams & Sarah Kinworthy]|
|WILLIAMS, Priscilla||[ca 1815]||[24 Feb 1875]||[d/o William Farmer & Priscilla Coulson; 1st w/o Presley James Williams]|
|WILLIAMS, Nancy E.||||[19 Jun 1885]||[d/o Nathaniel Wilson & Nancy Agnes Robeson; 2nd w/o Presley James Williams]|
|WILLIAMS, Barnett||||[1850-1860]||[s/o Presley James Williams & Priscilla Farmer]|
|WILLIAMS, Mary Frances "Fannie"||[ca 1850]||[ca 1896]||[d/o Nancy Patton; w/o Greenberry Williams]|
|WILLIAMS, Greenberry||[16 Feb 1852]||[21 Jul 1907]||[s/o Presley James Williams & Priscilla Farmer. Greenberry is actually buried in the East End Cemetery in Wytheville, VA]|
|WILLIAMS, Luther Curtis||[ca 1886]||[5 Jul 1888]||[s/o Greenberry Williams & Mary Frances Patton]|