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January 21, 2014
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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.
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Grayson County, Virginia
Location: Near Old Town
Directions: This small family cemetery is in a pasture on the old Wright home place. The farm is off Waterwheel Road (Rt. 634) at the end of Rolling Wood Lane (Rt. 774).
GPS Coordinates: N36.67205 W80.97440
Surveyed by: Buford C. Wilson and Hope B. Taylor; completed 5 Mar 2002, updated 27 Mar 2008
Comments: The cemetery is quite old. There are several members of the Wright family buried here, but not all of the graves are marked. Family tradition is that the first person buried here was "Jennie" Williams. Tradition has it that she wanted to be buried in the strawberry patch. Jennie may have been the daughter of Henry and Sarah (Kinworthy) Williams, and a sister to Mary "Polly" (Williams) Wright, but there are no records to prove it. On an earlier visit to the cemetery I found a soapstone marker with the date "July 30 1864", but could not find it on this visit. It is the oldest marker in the cemetery and may be her stone. The cemetery is in good condition and has a good fence.
|SHEPPARD, Caroline||1837||20 Jul. 1906||["Line", d/o Rufus & Alice Hill; w/o John Sheppard]|
|SHEPPARD, John||cement block marker, name not shown|
|SHEPPARD, Infant||[child of John Sheppard & Caroline Hill]; cement block marker, no name|
|CARICO, Frances "Fannie"||[Aug 1872]||[d/o Rufus & Alice Hill; w/o John Carico]; cement block marker, no name|
|WRIGHT, A.T.||[11 Feb 1863]||[28 Apr 1939]||[Andrew Thomas, s/o Richard Wright & Mary Williams]|
|WRIGHT, H.R.||[6 Jul 1863]||[25 Mar 1944]||[Helena Rivers "Lena", d/o Rufus & Alice Hill; w/o Andrew Thomas Wright]|
|WRIGHT, Baby Boy||9 Nov 1903||9 Nov 1903||[s/o Andrew Thomas Wright & Helena Rivers Hill]; twin brother to Bruce Wilbur Wright|
|WRIGHT, Richard||25 Oct 1814||11 Jan 1889||[s/o James & Martha "Patsy" Wright]|
|WRIGHT, Mary||10 May 1821||30 Jan 1889||["Polly", d/o Henry Williams & Sarah "Sally" Kinworthy; w/o Richard Wright]|
|WRIGHT, Mattie C.||3 Mar 1850||16 Mar 1936||[Martha, d/o Richard Wright & Mary Williams]|
|WRIGHT, Baby Girl||1 Nov 1952||2 Nov 1952||[d/o Bruce Wilbur Wright & Gladys Virginia Hawks]|
|WRIGHT, Norma Lee||[11 Sep 1930]||[11 Sep 1930]||[d/o Bruce Wilbur Wright & Gladys Virginia Hawks]; fieldstone marker, no name|
|WRIGHT, Mary||1 Aug 1888||20 Apr 1903||[d/o Richard Churchwell & Hannah Wright]|
|WRIGHT, R[ichard] C[hurchwell]||25 Nov 1860||5 May 1911||["Church", s/o Richard Wright & Mary Williams; h/o Hannah ?]|
|WRIGHT, Talmadge Ray||24 Mar 1934||12 Apr 1986||["Shorty", s/o Bruce Wilbur Wright & Gladys Virginia Hawks; h/o Betty Jean Fortner and Linda Lee (Garner) Stone]|
|WRIGHT, Bruce Wilbur||9 Nov 1903||13 Jan 1992||[s/o Andrew Thomas Wright & Helena Rivers Hill]|
|WRIGHT, Gladys Hawks||14 Oct 1907||14 Oct 1991||[Gladys Virginia, d/o Leftrich Mitchell Hawks & Lena C. Diamond; w/o Bruce Wilbur Wright]; shared stone with above|
|also believed to be buried here|
|WILLIAMS, "Jennie"||[Jennie may have been the daughter of Henry and Sarah Kinworthy Williams and a sister to Mary "Polly" Williams Wright.]|