Wright Wingate Family Cemetery (Independence)

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Wright Wingate Family Cemetery (Independence)

Grayson County, Virginia

Location: North of Independence

Directions: This cemetry is on Elk Creek Parkway (US 21) about 3 miles north of Independence across from water bottling plant. It is on the hill behind house.

GPS Coordinates: N36.650580 W81.184040

Surveyed by: Angela Hughes (property owner) and Rich and Ginger Ballard on 17 Mar 2003. Info from Paul Herndon’s files also

Comments: The cemetery is visible on knoll. The fence is down, and the cemetery is untended, with several older marble markers crumbling. There are at least four rows of graves and several with field stones as markers plus several more sunken places indicating burial sites. Many stones are broken.

Wright Wingate Family Cemetery (Independence), Grayson County, Virginia
Name Birth Death Comments
Row 1
W[INGATE], Richard     stone dissolving and broken
Row 2
WINGATE, Infants 7 Apr 1905 7 Apr 1905 twin infant sons of Daniel and Leona Wingate
unknowns     three field stones
WINGATE, Infant     infant of Wright & Bettie Wingate; born & died, date gone
unknowns     two field stones
WINGATE, Infant     infant of Wright and Bettie Wingate; born & died, date gone
WINGATE, Elizabeth 7 Jul 1826 7 Nov 1862 w/o Wright Wingate; marker broken off at base.
WINGATE, [Wr]ight 12 Oct 1819 22 Mar 1909  
WINGATE, Eliza A.   12 May 1904 marble stone broken and being dissolved
Row 3
unknown     flat marker, unlabeled
unknowns     three field stones