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Anders Family Cemetery

Independence, Grayson County, Virginia

Location:  Original location south of Independence near the north end of the US 21 bridge over the New River.

Directions:  From the junction of New River Parkway (US 21/221) and Old River Rd.(Rt 700) go west on Old River Rd about until it winds around and under the US 21 bridge. The cemetery location is reportly near this point.

The markers now are on the margin of the Brush Creek Baptist Church Cemetery, 1.35 miles south of the intersection of Main Street (U.S. 58) and New River Parkway in Independence. These graves are down a steep hill. The cemetery is not fenced but it is mowed.

GPS Coordinates:  N36.576 W81.155 (estimated original location based on information from James Emmit Anders)

Surveyed by:  Jane Givens and Virginia Bond on 12 Apr 1971

Comments:  The graves of the Anders Family Cemetery were moved in September 1987 to a plot on the margin of the Brush Creek Baptist Church Cemetery prior to destruction of the cemetery during construction of a new bridge crossing New River. The highway engineer who inspected the site thought there were 24 or more graves.

Anders Family Cemetery, Independence, Grayson County, Virginia
Name Birth Death Comments
Row 1
unknowns     16 unknown graves moved from Anders Cemetery 1.5 miles south September 1987
Row 2
ANDERS, Abraham 15 Aug 1847 22 Nov 1922  
ANDERS, Susan 15 Jun 1854/1859 26 Jul 1934 [w/o Abraham Anders; nee Spurlin]
MAINES, Ruby Mae 27 Feb 1920 28 Feb 1921 d/o J.F. & Lina Maines
SHUPE, John Lester 2/27 Oct 1892 1/4 Aug 1903  
SHUPE, Thomas 23 Jan 1898 4 Oct 1898  
SHUPE, M./N. F. 14 Apr 1887 1889  
ANDREWS, Jasper 25 Aug 1876 21 Nov 1905 unmarked grave
ANDERS, Thomas 1814 1885 unmarked grave
ANDERS, Sarah [1814] [1888] [w/o Thomas Anders, nee Richardson]; unmarked grave
ANDERS, Elizabeth [1847] [1850] unmarked grave
ANDERS, Mary [1853] [1856] unmarked grave