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Anderson-Hash Cemetery

Grayson County, Virginia

Location:  Barton’s Crossroad

Directions:  This cemetery is near the junction of Flatridge Rd (Rt 658) and Old Bridle Creek Rd (Rt 601). When stopped at the stop sign at this intersection the cemetery lies on the knoll to the left (east) of the house ahead of you. The cemetery is not fenced but can be recognized using the trees within it. Christmas trees have been planted on the hill above it and a chicken coop sits at its corner. The cemetery can be accessed by climbing a bank on the north side of Flatridge Rd about 100 yards east of the junction.

GPS Coordinates:  N36.66593 W81.33110

Surveyed by:  Carol Lindamood, Rich, and Ginger Ballard, 4 Apr 2005

Comments:  There are an estimated 20 field stones and at least 20 unmarked graves. Various neighbors refer to this as an Anderson or a Hash cemetery. This is a somewhat problematic cemetery in that there is not a marked stone in it. Based on traditions within the Garnett Anderson family and the early land records of Grayson, however, we can identify a few of the folks likely to be buried here. Some years back, Mr. Anderson told family members that he had located the graveyard where Jacob Anderson and John Hash (Jacob’s son-in-law) were buried a short distance down Middle Fox Creek from the area where the Anderson Mill stood. This cemetery fits that description. There is a DAR marker for Jacob Anderson in the cemetery where his son, John Anderson, is buried but family members know that Jacob is not buried in his son’s cemetery. The John Anderson Cemetery, the Anderson Cemetery on Buck Mountain, and the Anderson Cemetery above Rabbit Fork Road form a triangle and are all uphill from and within a mile of this cemetery which lies at the center of the triangle. While it is not possible to locate the maple trees and other landmarks that identified the boundaries of Jacob Anderson’s land, the surveys in Grayson show that he was on Middle Fox Creek. Two separate tracts there were based on entries made in 1782 with the surveys being completed in July 1798. One of the John Hashes had a survey of a tract on the waters of Middle and Little Fox Creek completed a few years later. Descendants of Jacob and John lived directly across Middle Fox Creek from this cemetery and always referred to the farm as the Hash place.

Anderson-Hash Cemetery, Grayson County, Virginia
Name Birth Death Comments
Possibly Buried Here
ANDERSON, Jacob 1756 1822  
ANDERSON, Susannah ca 1760 bef 1820 w/o Jacob Anderson
HASH, John ca 1772 11 Nov 1844 s/o William and Ellender Osborne Hash
HASH, Rebecca ca 1778 ca 1872 w/o John Hash; d/o Jacob and Susannah Anderson
unknowns     20+ field stones