Matthew Dickey Cemetery

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Matthew Dickey Cemetery

Grayson County, Virginia

Location: Independence

Directions: This cemetery is on the Oscar Smith farm at 475 Peach Bottom Road. From Independence go north on N. Independence Ave (US 21) and then turn right on Peach Bottom Rd (Rt 654). At 475 proceed down the lane around the hill to the farm house. The cemetery is not visible from the house. It lies on a hill in a pasture beyond the house overlooking Peach Bottom Creek.

GPS Coordinates: N36.6361123 W81.1381255

Surveyed by: The cemetery was surveyed 24 Mar 2004 by James Smith and Rich and Ginger Ballard. It had been surveyed in spring 1972 by Helen C. Bryant and Louise C. Phipps.

Comments: This cemetery is unfenced and overgrown with trees and brush and all stones have fallen and many are broken. There are several graves marked only by field stones and an indeterminate number of unmarked graves.In the 1972 survey they found 9 marked graves and 15 unmarked. In 2004 we found a 10th foot stone but two headstones found in 1972 were no longer visible.

Matthew Dickey Cemetery
General View of the Matthew Dickey Cemetery

Matthew Dickey Cemetery, Grayson County, Virginia
Name Birth Death Comments
Row 1
DICKEY, Dora A. 12 Apr 1868 16 Aug 1883 d/o J[ohn] M. & N[ancy] V. [Phipps] Dickey; [Note: Grayson birth records indicate this child was born 12 Apr 1858. Since she does not appear in the 1870 or 1880 census it is possible the death date should be 16 Aug 1863.]
unknown     headstone not found;footstone: "CD"
[DICKEY, Martha R.] [13 Jun 1859] [20 Jul 1863] [d/o J.M. & Nancy Dickey]; headstone not found; footstone: "MRD"
DICKEY, Nancy 29 Sep 1854 28 Aug 1856 d/o S[tephen] & Jane [Phipps] Dickey
DICKEY, Stuart [19 Oct 1856] 16 Jun 1859 age 2 yrs 8 mos 27 days [Stuart Wiley, s/o A.M & M.D. Dickey. Birth from birth records. DAR cemetery survey listed dates as 12 Apr 1858 - 6 Aug 1863]
Row 2--field stones
Row 3
DICKEY, James, Col. 11 Aug 1799 15 Sep 1865 age 66 yrs 1 mo 4 days; [s/o Matthew & Rebekah Wiley Dickey]
DICKEY, Elizabeth 24 Jun 1802 20 Apr 1873 age 70 yrs 9 mos 26 days; [w/o Col. James Dickey; d/o Stephen Gray & Patsy Mays Bourne]
DICKEY, Mathew   15 Jun 1827 age 75 yrs
DICKEY, Martin   14 Sep 1831 age 4 mo 23 d
[DICKEY, Rebekah]   [4 Feb 1844] [w/o Mathew Dickey; nee Wiley]; headstone not found; footstone: "RD"
Row 4--field stones