Old Bethel Church Cemetery

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Old Bethel Church Cemetery

Grayson County, Virginia

Location:  Southeast of Independence

Directions:  From the junction of New River Parkway (US 210 and Dixie Rd (Rt 756) go east on Dixie road to Greystone Rd (Rt 763) and then north to the junction with Greystone Rd (Rt 757) and the west on Greystone Rd to the junctions with Greystone Rd (Rt 701). The cemetery is within the triangle at the intersection of Rt 757 and Greystone Rd.

GPS Coordinates:  N36.595093 W81.131340

Surveyed by:  Cemetery was surveyed by Susan Story and Ginger Ballard 1 Jun 2003.

Comments:  This cemetery lies in the triangle of land in the center of this intersection. The cemetery is overgrown by poison oak and other vegetation and is in need of attention. The area enclosed by remnants of a fence would easily contain three times the number of graves identified on this visit. A revisit in winter might reveal more information.

Old Bethel Church Cemetery, Grayson County, Virginia
Name Birth Death Comments
Row 1
PORTER, William 14 Apr 1809 12 Sep 1883 double stone with next; 74 yrs 1 mo 28 da
PORTER, Margaret 26 Jun 1803 19 Mar 1879 75 yrs 8 mo 12 da; [nee Peggy Bedwell]
Row 2
WARD, Paulina Dell 24 Jun 1884 20 May 1887 d/o Isaac and Molly Barton Ward
unknowns     2 field stones
BARTON, Isaac T. 1 Jul 1823 17 Jul 1882 aged 59 yrs and 16 da; double stone with next
BARTON, Charlotte 31 Jul 1829 25 Dec 1908 aged 79 yr 4 mo 24 da; [d/o William and Margaret Bedwell Porter]
Row 3
WATSON, Thursie 1 May 1833 Feb 1879 joint stone with next, broken; [d/o William and Margaret Bedwell Porter]
WATSON, B[enjamin] F[ranklin Perry] 12 Jan 1828 20 Jul 1876 [s/o James and Mary Walker Watson]
Row 4
unknown     field stone
PORTER, H[arvey] L. 30 Nov 1858 11 Sep 1913 [s/o Andrew J. and Lucinda C. Porter]; double stone with next
PORTER, M[artha] C. 24 Apr 1861 1 Jun 1914 [d/o William and Sallie Calloway]
unknowns     3 field stones
PORTER, Perlie V. [22 Jun 1871] [1 Jun 1874] stone crumbled and illegible; foot stone "PVP"
Row 5
PORTER, A[ndrew] J. 1 Apr 1838 21 Jan 1921  
PORTER, L[ucinda] C. 1 Dec 1837 28 Jul 1902  
PORTER, Sallie, Miss 18 Jul 1873 7 Feb 1892  
unknown     field stone