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Calloway-Jennings Cemetery

Grayson County, Virginia

Location: Southeast of Independence above the New River

Directions: This cemetery is on top of a hill south of Old River Rd (Rt 700) on the Ralph Ward farm. Access to the cemetery is on a private drive from SR 701 about 800 feet west of junction of Graystone Rd SR 701 and Old River Rd.

GPS Coordinates: N36.5804574 W81.1035287

Surveyed by: Rich and Ginger Ballard on 15 Mar 2004.

Comments: This cemetery is not maintained. It lies in the center of a pasture and its fence is long since gone. The last burial here was shortly after 1900 in an unmarked grave.At the time of the survey we could see ten field stones or rocks in addition to the two marked graves with depressions indicating the presence of additional graves. The DAR cemetery survey done in the late 1970s and early 1980s indicates that there are approximately 22 graves here with three of them marked at that time.

Calloway-Jennings Cemetery, Grayson County, Virginia
Name Birth Death Comments
JENNINGS, Elizabeth 30 Sep 1850 22 Jul 1877 [Elizabeth Jane, d/o Marshall and Polly Calloway; w/o Thomas Jennings. DAR records show the birth date as 30 Sep 1849.]
CALLOWAY, Caty 8 Oct 1862 1 Oct 1887 aged 24 yrs 11 mos; [d/o Marshall and Polly Calloway]
CALLOWAY, Thomas P. 1 Feb 1871 8 Jul 1888 [Thomas Piper, s/o George and Susan Calloway, stone not found in 2004 but had been recorded by the DAR]