William Farmer Cemetery

Grayson Cemeteries

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William Farmer Cemetery

Grayson County, Virginia

Location: This cemetery lies east of Penn Ford Lane on family-owned land.

Directions: From Independence take Wilson Hwy (US 58) west to Penn Ford Lane (Rt 706). Head south about 1.5 miles on Penn Ford Lane. Access to the cemetery is via a driveway on the left side of the road at the top of a hill. The cemetery is not visible from the road or from the house but lies down the hill behind the house.

GPS Coordinates: N36.59618 W81.18947

Surveyed by: Carol Lindamood and Rich and Ginger Ballard on 4 Apr 2005

Comments: The cemetery is fenced and maintained up until the past couple of years. A minor amount of work would put it in good shape again. It seems likely that there are several unmarked graves here.

William Farmer Cemetery, Grayson County, Virginia
Name Birth Death Comments
Row 1
unknowns     three field stones
FARMER, Mattie 2 Feb 1899 18 Feb 1899  
FARMER, William Claude 5 Nov 1895 3 Jul 1899  
FARMER, W[illiam] H[enry] 22 Nov 1868 19 May 1940 [s/o William and Patsy Farmer]
FARMER, Margaret Ida 13 Feb 1872 2 Feb 1946 [d/o Martha Ann Phipps; w/o W.H. Farmer]
Row 2
unknowns     four field stones
Row 3
unknowns     nine field stones
Row 4
FARMER, William 6 Oct 1836 8 Dec 1928 Co C 45 Va Inf CSA; [s/o Andrew and Hannah Farmer]
FARMER, Patsy 1838 16 Jun 1919 [w/o William Farmer]
unknowns     two field stones