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Caldwell-Givens Cemetery

Galax, Virginia

Location: This cemetery is located in Carroll County Virginia, within the City Limits of Galax Virginia. The cemetery is on a hillside overlooking Givens Street. Access is by a private driveway off Elm Street, next to Matthews Street.


GPS Coordinates: N36.66473 W80.91763

Surveyed by: Buford C. Wilson Completed 25 May 2003 Updated 18 Nov 2006


Caldwell-Givens Cemetery, Galax, Virginia
Name Birth Death Comments
Monument with a brass plaque: “E.P. Givens reserved this land as a family burying ground when he sold his land in 1904. Deed Book 8 P 146. He was with General Robert E. Lee at Appomatox Courthouse.” Erected by relatives in 1982.
Row 01
RECTOR, Willie E. 1872 1911 d/o Edward Preston & Martha A. (Reynolds) Givens; w/o Roy C. Rector
RECTOR, Hazel B. 26 Jul 1908 10 mos 27 days; d/o Roy C. & Willie E. (Givens) Rector
Row 02
GIVENS, Edward Preston 22 May 1830 29 Jul 1921 Co F 29th VA Inf CSA; s/o William & Melvina (Walker) Givens; h/o Martha A. Reynolds
GIVENS, Martha A. 29 Oct 1831 14 Oct 1901 Perhaps d/o William E. & Martha Reynolds; w/o Edward Preston Givens. There is also a pewter marker for Martha A. Givens
GIVENS, infant Pewter cradle marker; son of E.P. & M.A. Givens; Carroll County Death Records show that a 6 day old son of E.P. & M.A. Givens died on 10 May 1875
unknown There is another pewter cradle marker beside the marker for Martha A. Givens. It is damaged and there is no name.
GIVENS, Edward Franklin 26 Dec 1915 31 Dec 1915 field stone with identity probable; s/o Ray Simpson & Ethel Pearl (Smith) Givens
SPURLIN, Edna Ruth 1921 1922 d/o J. Clinton & Rachel Cornett (Givens) Spurlin
GIVENS, Ray Simpson Sr. 24 Feb 1895 20 Apr 1968 s/o Frank Mason & Augusta Octavia (Etter) Givens; h/o Ethel Pearl Smith
SMITH, Ethel Pearl 15 Oct 1892 11 Jan 1948 d/o Samuel Bartholomew & Henrietta (Moore) Smith. She is buried in the Gladeville Methodist Church Cemetery in Carroll County Virginia.
GIVENS, Joe Harding 27 Jul 1926 s/o Ray Simpson, Sr. & Ethel Pearl (Smith) Givens; h/o Kathleen C. Lyons
GIVENS, Kathleen C. “Kay” 21 May 1930 d/o Wiley Hix & Ada (Melton) Lyons; w/o Joe Harding Givens
GIVENS, Joe David 10 Jan 1950 12 Sep 2000 s/o Joe Harding & Kathleen C. (Lyons) Givens
Row 03
GIVENS, William “Billy” 03 Feb 1807 29 Jul 1864 s/o Joseph & Anna Givens; h/o Melvina Walker
GIVENS, Melvina 01 Mar 1808 05 May 1863 nee Walker; w/o William Givens
CALDWELL, Charles W., Jr. 02 Aug 1901 01 Nov 1957 s/o Charles W. Caldwell, Sr.; h/o Lucy McCarthy
CALDWELL, Lucy McCarthy 20 May 1910 28 Feb 1979 w/o Charles W. Caldwell, Jr.
Row 04
CALDWELL, Robert Preston “Bob” 1876 20 Oct 1946 s/o John Barger & Fannie Delilah (Givens) Caldwell; this and following graves are marked by a very large monument: “John Barger Caldwell-Fannie Givens-Pioneers”
CALDWELL, Nancy Melvina “Miss Vinny” 1868 11 Feb 1956 d/o John Barger & Fannie Delilah (Givens) Caldwell “Miss Vinny” was one of the first four women to serve in the Virginia State Legislature.
CALDWELL, Claudie Charlton 03 Dec 1878 12 Oct 1882 s/o John Barger & Fannie Delilah (Givens) Caldwell
CALDWELL, Joseph Benton 15 Apr 1881 31 Oct 1882 s/o John Barger & Fannie Delilah (Givens) Caldwell
CALDWELL, John Barger 15 May 1836 04 Jul 1912 s/o Archiball & Nancy Caldwell; h/o Fannie Delilah Givens
CALDWELL, Fannie Delilah 14 Jul 1840 01 Apr 1903 d/o William & Melvina (Walker) Givens; w/o John Barger Caldwell
CALDWELL, J. Archie Eugene 1867 1927 s/o John Barger & Fannie Delilah (Givens) Caldwell
CALDWELL, John Kingsbury, MD 24 Mar 1873 05 Oct 1957 s/o John Barger & Fannie Delilah (Givens) Caldwell; h/o Hattie Roberta Grubb
CALDWELL, Hattie Roberta (Grubb) 05 Dec 1878 20 Nov 1947 d/o Dr. Alexander R. & Emma Jane (Taylor) Grubb; w/o Dr. John Kingsbury Caldwell
CALDWELL, Emma Louise d/o Dr. John Kingsbury & Hattie Roberta (Grubb) Caldwell; Emma and her brother John died on or about 22 Aug 1908 and 8 Aug 1913.
CALDWELL, John Alexander s/o Dr. John Kingsbury & Hattie Roberta (Grubb) Caldwell
Row 05
MUSE, Annie E. 11 Feb 1875 23 Mar 1947 d/o John Barger & Fannie Delilah (Givens) Caldwell; w/o Charles S. Muse. Although there is a large monument here with her name on it, it appears that Annie’s remains were moved to the Felts Memorial Cemetery, where she is buried beside Charles S. Muse.