Wesley Hale Cemetery

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Wesley Hale Cemetery

aka Calvin Phelps Farmyard Cemetery

Grayson County, Virginia

Location: Elk Creek

Directions: The farmyard graves lie approximately 0.5 mi east of the junction of Stone Chapel Road (665) and Frog Pond Lane (864).

GPS Coordinates: N36.701 81.201 estimate

Surveyed by: Olive Scott Binkleman, 1969

Comments: No graves are marked. Burial data was gleaned by Olive Scott Benkelman in interviews with aged residents now deceased. Those furnishing information were Ollie Wright Weatherman and Walter Cabel Stone. They relied on their memories for the data. Bette Nelson provided additional information.

Wesley Hale Cemetery, Grayson County, Virginia
Name Birth Death Comments
HALE, John Wesley 30 Jul 1835 5 May 1878 [CSA]
HALE, Polly     [d/o Abner and Christina Wright; w/o Wesley Hale]
WRIGHT, Abner 24 Feb 1806 28 Jan 1878 [s/o William & Susannah Ingram Wright; CSA]
WRIGHT, Tinney 18 Oct 1808   [Christina, d/o George Vaught & Barbara Mees of Wythe Co.; w/o Abner Wright]
WRIGHT, Reece      
HALE, Jessie Lee