Brown-Osborne Cemetery

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Brown-Osborne Cemetery

Grayson County, Virginia

Location:  Baywood Area

Directions:  This cemetery is in a pasture field behind the residence at 1168 White Pine Rd (Rt 617). The residence is located about 0.5 miles from Delhart Rd (Rt 622).

GPS Coordinates:  N36.61561 W80.95560

Surveyed by:  Buford C. Wilson 14 Mar 2004; updated 15 Apr 2008

Comments:  The genealogy comments are from Ginger Ballard. Some of the stones are quite old and are broken. Someone has fitted the pieces together in concrete slabs. This cemetery is well fenced and maintained.

Brown-Osborne Cemetery, Grayson County, Virginia
Name Birth Death Comments
Row 1

field stone; [grave of a black farm worker, not a slave]

field stone; [grave of a black farm worker, not a slave]

field stone; [grave of a black farm worker, not a slave]
[Dec] 1887 Aged 77 years; d/o John & Martha Brown; Born in England; w/o J[eremiah] W. Osborne
Row 2
1815 Born in Yorkshire England. One of the first settlers of Grayson County Co. Va. Died about the year 1815. He owned all the land for miles around this place where he is buried. Erected by his great grand daughters Mary V. Osborne & Amelia Dufphey. [1815 tax assessments show John Brown, deceased, in care of John Kelley, one farm on Meadow Creek joining the lands of Malin Collings, 400 acres having thereon two "cabbens", one stable, valued at $1000. By family tradition, John Brown was given a land grant by the King of England for a tract of land from the headwaters of Meadow Creek to the mouth of the creek at New River.]
BROWN, James 1815 1818 s/o John & Martha Brown
BROWN, George W.
30 Nov 1863 aged about 10 yrs.
BROWN, John, Sr.
6 May 1867 age 102 yrs.
BROWN, Martha
29 Jul 1872 w/o John Brown Sr.; age 77 yrs; [nee Woods. Death record indicates age 94 yrs. 5 mos with birth in England]
BROWN, Elizabeth
1 Sep 1886 d/o John & Martha; aged 66 yrs.
BROWN, Lucinda
19 Mar 1908 d/o John & Martha; aged 87 yrs.
Row 3
OSBORNE, Emmet P. 3 Jan 1869 12 Oct 1910  
OSBORNE, Mary B. 3 Jun 1871 5 Aug 1958 w/o E.P. Osborne
OSBORNE, Ellis G. 13 Nov 1893 12 Dec 1934 s/o E.P. & Mary Osborne
OSBORNE, Infants 20 Aug 1909 20 Aug 1909 shared stone; son & dau. of E.P. & Mary Osborne
WILLIAMS, Hiram 24 Mar 1836 9 Jun 1888 age 52 yrs 2 mos 16 days
5 Feb 1908 w/o Hiram Williams; aged 75 yrs.