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.
|unknowns||16 unknown graves moved from Anders Cemetery 1.5 miles south September 1987|
|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||||||[w/o Thomas Anders, nee Richardson]; unmarked grave|
|ANDERS, Elizabeth||||||unmarked grave|
|ANDERS, Mary||||||unmarked grave|