John Byrd Cemetery

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John Byrd Cemetery

Grayson County, Virginia

Location:  Baywood

Directions:  This cemetery is in a hayfield on the north side of Grinders Mill Rd (Rt 634) 0.3 mile from its intersection with Beech Grove Rd (Rt 636). The cemetery is well maintained, is well fenced, and is visible from the road.

GPS Coordinates:  N36.63470 W81.01909

Surveyed by:  This cemetery was surveyed by Pat Davis in the 1980’s and was updated by Buford C. Wilson on 27 Mar 2008.

Comments:  This is a small family cemetery that has a good fence and it is well maintained.

John Byrd Cemetery, Grayson County, Virginia
Name Birth Death Comments
Row 01
FIELDS, Pauline 10 Aug 1914 6 Aug 1915 d/o Andrew A. Fields & Sue Holcomb
FIELDS, Bernice 8 Jan 1911 27 Feb 1920 d/o Andrew A. Fields & Sue Holcomb




Row 02
HOLCOMB, James Elbert 23 Jun 1887 20 Jan 1888 s/o George W Holcomb &Martha C. Boswell
HOLCOMB, George W. 13 Jan 1855 15 Dec 1912 Aged 57yrs. 11mos. 2days; [s/o J. & N. Holcomb]
HOLCOMB, Martha C. 1856 1925 [w/o George W Holcomb; Nee Boswell]
BYRD, Mattie E. 12 May 1901 9 Dec 1906 d/o Elbert Johnson Byrd & Sarah Jane “Jennie” Holcomb
BOSWELL, Eliza R. 12 May 1825 18 Mar 1909 Aged 83yrs. 10mos. 6days


Row 03
COLLINS, Andrew L[ester]
[“Andy Gump”]
20 Oct 1889 27 Nov 1956 World War I [s/o Reid Collins & Mary V. Collins]
BOYER, Mary V. Collins 1 Apr 1863 29 Jun 1952 [d/o John Collins & Phillis Hampton; w/o 1st Reid Collins 2nd Harvey Boyer]
BYRD, [Sarah] Missouri Collins 12 Jan 1859 27 Jun 1935 w/o John Allen Byrd; [d/o John Collins & Phillis Hampton]
BYRD, [Mary Phillis] Ellen 28 Jun 1896 24 Mar 1897 [d/o John Allen Byrd & Sarah Missouri Collins]
BYRD, John Allen 1 Apr 1852 4 Jan 1933 [s/o James E. Byrd & Eleanor Barbour; h/o 1st Mary Catherine Porter 2nd Sarah Missouri Collins]
BYRD, Mary C[atherine] [14 Jun] 1853 [20 Aug] 1888 [d/o Thornberry & Sarah Porter]

1926 Shared stone with Mittie & Huston; Sister on footstone; [d/o Joshua Spurlin & Abia Barton]
SPURLIN, Mittie [16 Jul 1893] [16 Aug] 1925 Shared stone with Lelia & Huston; Mother on footstone; [d/o Emmet & Rosamond Felts; w/o Huston Spurlin]
SPURLIN, Huston [25 Dec 1877] [28 Sep] 1952 Shared stone with Lelia & Mittie; Father on footstone [s/o Joshua Spurlin & Abia Barton]
Row 04
BYRD, Bruce H. 27 Oct 1900 21 Sep 1984 [Bruce Hampton, s/o John Allen Byrd & Sarah Missouri Collins; m1 Imogene Chipman, m2 Edith Mae (Barrett) Hall]
BYRD, Walter C. 27 Oct 1900 13 Dec 1995 [Walter Cabel, s/o John Allen Byrd & Sarah Missouri Collins]
BYRD, Rose C. 14 Sep 1899 29 Jan 1956 [Rose Mary, d/o Martin Kenny Collins & Frances M Rector; w/o Walter Cabel Byrd]
BYRD, Joe Thomas 29 Oct 1937 1 Oct 2004 PFC U. S. Army; [s/o Walter Cabel Byrd & Rose Mary Collinsl; h/o Rubye Hawks Morris]
[BYRD, James William Cleveland] [12 Nov 1884] [12 Jun 1888] [s/o John Allen Byrd & Mary Catherine Porter] No stone; From “The Early Byrds” Book
[BYRD, Samuel Moses] [25 May 1888] [8 Jun 1889] [s/o John Allen Byrd & Mary Catherine Porter] No stone; From “The Early Byrds” Book
[BYRD, Allen] [28 Jun 1896] [24 Mar 1897] [s/o John Allen Byrd & Sarah Missouri Collins] No stone; From “The Early Byrds” Book