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Adams Cemetery

Grayson County, Virginia

Location:  Northeast of Independence

Directions:  This cemetery lies in a pasture north of Peach Bottom Road (Rt 654) on the west side of a private drive. It is visible from the road when viewed from near the junction with Green House Road (Rt 689). From N. Independence Ave (US 21) drive about 3.5 miles east on Peach Bottom Rd. The cemetery is on a private drive north of Peach Bottom Rd.

GPS Coordinates:  N36.65986 W81.11522

Surveyed by:  The cemetery was surveyed 26 Mar 2004 by Rich and Ginger Ballard.

Comments:  The cemetery is unfenced but a large cedar stands in its corner. In addition to the carved stones there are perhaps 15 field stones and other unmarked graves. This cemetery also included info from Paul Herndon’s files.

Bedwell-Wiley Cemetery, Grayson County, Virginia
Name Birth Death Comments
Row 1
WILEY, Robert Chapmen 22 Jul 1912 26 Nov 1986 [s/o Bob Wiley. The last person buried here, he requested that his grave be marked by a flat stone which would allow cows to graze through the cemetery.]
Row 2
WILEY, Mary   16 Apr 1892 shared stone with next
WILEY, Elizabeth   16 Apr 1892 Children of E.R. and N.E. Wiley
BEDWELL, L[orenzo] D[ow] 1 May 1819 16 Jun 1889  
[BEDWELL, Jane]     Footstone "JB"
[BEDWELL, David R.]   [24 Oct 1854] footstone: “SB”; [s/o Dow and Jane Bedwell; age 11 y 8 m 25 d per Grayson death records.]
Row 3
BEDWELL, P[ol]ly 17 Jun 184_ 18 Feb 1885 [w/o Jas. Bedwell; d/o Fred & Rebecca Hines]

Polly A Bedwell “In Memory of
Polly A Bedwell
born June 17, 1844
Married April ____
Feb 18 1885
Age 40 yrs 7 mo

Blessed are the dead which die in the Lord. They rest from their labors and their works follow them.
Her toils are no more.”

Thanks to Charles Tatem and Glenn Ferguson for their efforts in reconstructing the old funeral liturgy scratched on the face of this stone.