Tumbling Creek Primitive Baptist Church Cemetery

Washington County Cemeteries

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Tumbling Creek Primitive Baptist Church Cemetery

Washington County, Virginia

Location: Located next to the Tumbling Creek Primitive Baptist Church on Poor Valley Road in Washington County, Virginia.

Submitted by: Jeff Weaver

Comments: The Cemetery dates to at least 1859, perhaps earlier. This section of Washington County was a haven for moonshiners during prohibition. Oral tradition relates that these people took grave stones from the cemetery to blockade the road to impede the law enforcement officers. As a result only a few of the graves are identifiable. It is obvious that there would be over 100 graves located here.

Tumbling Creek Church
Tumbling Creek Primitive Baptist Church

Tumbling Creek Cemetery
Tumbling Creek Primitive Baptist Church Cemetery
Tumbling Creek Primitive Baptist Church Cemetery, Washington County, Virginia
Row Name Birth Death Comments
Row 1 (Nearest the Church) McELRATH, H. M. 20 Jun 1871 This stone is broken
Row 1 (Nearest the Church) TERRY, King David B. 22 Oct 1894 19 Dec 1932
Row 1 (Nearest the Church) McELRAFT, Henry
Row 1 (Nearest the Church) McELRAFT, Margaret
Row 2 McELRATH, Harvey B. 1900 1925
Row 2 UNKNOWN Illegible Stone
Row 3 SNEAD, Oscar B. 07 May 1884 17 Dec 1950
Row 3 SNEAD, D. C. 1865 1900
Row 3 SNEAD, Mary E. 17 Jun 1942 Age 86; Double stone with next.
Row 4 SNEAD, David G 08 Dec 1903 Age 52
Row 4 BRANSON, Peter C. 06 Feb 1857 03 Sep 1859 S/o Henry L. and Susannah F. Branson
Row 4 UNKNOWN Two stones that are completely illegible
Row 4 FRANCISCO, Margaret B. 06 Sep 1872 05 Sep 1891
Row 4 COLLEY, John C[alvin] 22 Jul 1832 24 Jan 1907 (Illegible)
Row 4 COLLEY, Alcy [14 Mar ____] [06 Jan ____] Nee Johnson; Stone Broken; (additional infrormation on Alcy Colley - This date copied from Berry and Mary Ann Taylor Johnson's bible--parents of Agatha Johnson. Aggy died after the 1910 census)
Row 4 HELTON, James D. 1875 1937 Double stone with next
Row 4 HELTON, Martha S. 1873 1951
Tumbling Creek Church
Tumbling Creek Primitive Baptist Church

Tumbling Creek Cemetery
Tumbling Creek Primitive Baptist Church Cemetery