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Churchwell Boyer Family Cemetery

Grayson County, Virginia

Location:  North of Independence; Salem/Longs Gap – On US Hwy 21, near Shop Branch, 1.2 miles N of Jct US 21 and Big Ridge Road (Rt 611).

Directions:  On Elk Creek Parkway (US 21) go 1.2 miles north of the junction with Big Ridge Road (Rt 611) to private road. Turn right onto private road, approximately 3/4 mile to cemetery in field on left. The cemetery is near Old John Franklin Boyer home.

GPS Coordinates:  N36.685 W81.175 estimated

Surveyed by:   Paul Herndon on 25 July 1992

Churchwell Boyer Family Cemetery, Grayson County, Virginia
Name Birth Death Comments
Row 1
BOYER 28 Jun1900 28 Aug 1900 S/o J. W. & L. E. Boyer; (death month October ??)
BOYER, Ruth 5 NOV 1906 26 JAN 1913 "Gone to be an angel"; d/o J. W. & L. E. Boyer
Row 2
BOYER, Churchwell 24 May 1821 26 May 1899 "Aged 78 yrs 2 mos 2 ds"; s/o John and Polly Long Boyer
BOYER, Amanda 20 Apr 1841 4 Jul 1910 "Amanda wife of Churchwell Boyer"; "She was the sunshine of our home"; d/o Frank and Betsy Hale
BOYER, Walter L. 27 Apr 1875 30 may 1905 "In my Father’s house are many mansions"; "Our darling one hath gone before, to greet us on the blissful shore" S/o Churchwell and Amanda Hale Boyer
Row 3
BOYER, Clayton Mitchell 17 May 1892 4 Nov 1894 "Our darling boy"; S/o Leander W. and Ellen Boyer; dob also seen as 12 Nov 1892
Row 4
BOYER, Johnson 25 Jan 1819 4 Sep 1897 "Asleep in Jesus blessed sleep, From which none ever_____to______" (Could not read dates, escept death year, which now appears to be Mar 1892.) (dob also listed as 23 Jan 1819, which would fit better as he is the twin of Rosemond; s/o John and Polly Long Boyer.
BOYER, Margaret A. 29 Jun 1828 26 Apr 1916 "Wife of Johnson Boyer”; "Mother"; "A tender mother and faithful friend"; nee Stone.
BOYER, Rosa J. 6 Apr 1856 3 Apr 1922 “Gone but not forgotten”; d/o Johnson and Margaret Stone Boyer
Row 5
BOYER, Rosamond "Rosy" 23 Jan 1819 12 Mar 1910 “She is gone to mansions at rest”; d/o John and Polly Long Boyer; Twin to Johnson Boyer??
BOYER, Mahala 11 Jan 1811 3 Jan 1903 “Asleep in Jesus, blessed sleep, From which none ever _____ to weep”; year of death may be 1905; d/o John and Polly Long Boyer
Also said to be buried here
BOYER, John 1877   S/o William Henry and Elizabeth Boyer; I have the dates of 27 Jan]1777 and Feb 1821.
BOYER, Polly 1872 [8 May 1864] D/o William and Katherine Howell Long I have the dates as 1782 and 08 Mar 1864 which makes sense if she truly is the d/o Wm Long Jr.
BOYER, Nancy May 1814   D/o John and Polly Long Boyer