Gilham Family Cemetery

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Gilham Family Cemetery

Grayson County, Virginia

Location: Independence

Directions: From the junction of New River Pkwy (US Hwy 21/221) and Hardin Rd (Rd 703) go north 0.7 mile on Hardin Rd to the junction of Bethany Rd (Rt 702) then go southwest on Bethany Rd 0.4 mile to house and driveway on the left side of the road. The cemetery is 0.4 mile from the house on drive lane behind the house following downhill, then southeast of 2nd ridgeline behind house.

GPS Coordinates: N36.590759 W81.172066

Surveyed by: Paul Herndon on 22 Sep 1993

Comments: In 1993, this was the home of C.B. Cox. Cemetery was fenced and several markers broken, needing repairs.

Gilham Family Cemetery, Grayson County, Virginia
Name Birth Death Comments
Row 1
unknowns     two unmarked graves
VAUGHAN, Ellis 25 May 1870 18 Apr 1933 [George Ellis, s/o J.C. & Callie Vaughan]
VAUGHAN, Genetta Ellen 29 Mar 1876 28 Aug 1954 [d/o George & Lydia Gilham; w/o Ellis Vaughan]
unknown     unmarked grave
GENTRY, Samuel Hale 1896 1942 double stone with next
GENTRY, Wilma 1898 1964 [nee Vaughan]
Row 2
unknown     unmarked grave
GILHAM, George W. 6 Apr 1839 31 Mar 1923 [s/o David & Polly Gilham]; double stone with next
GILHAM, Lydia 12 Apr 1836 30 Apr 1925 [nee Dixon]
Row 3
GILHAM, Mary Alverdia 29 Jul 1873 3 Dec ____ dau. of G.W. & Liddie Gilham; [died as a young girl]
unknown     unmarked grave
GILHAM, John W. 15 Feb 1871 25 Jul 1892  
Row 4
GILHAM, Polly     large field stones at head and foot; [w/o David Gilham]
GILHAM, David     large field stones at head and foot
unknown     unmarked grave
SHARP, Drucilla 11 Oct 1840 19 Feb 1871 w/o John W.B. Sharp; [nee Gillham]
Row 5
unknown     field stones at head and foot; [said to be child of slaves]
unknown     field stone; [said to be child of slaves]
unknowns     two unmarked graves
unknown     field stone; [said to be child of slaves]