Hamm Cemetery

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Hamm Cemetery

Grayson County, Virginia

Location: Cox's Chapel Community

Directions: On River Bend Rd (Rt 708) about 1.5 miles east of Cox’s Chapel Church. The cemetery is on north side of road just prior to junction with Meadow Brook Ridge Rd.

GPS Coordinates: N36.574420 W81.208450

Surveyed by: Rich and Ginger Ballard on 28 Mar 2003

Comments: This cemetery may well be associated with the family of John Hamm (1780-before 1850) and his wife, Sarah Landreth Hamm (1785-ca 1845). The cemetery lies on a ridge above Elk Creek, which borders Grayson on the NC state line. Local residents say a Hamm Mill stood below the cemetery on this creek and there was a Hamm Ford nearby on New River. While Hamm family members believe John and Sarah Hamm are buried at Bethany Church, it is also possible that they are buried at this site.

Hamm Cemetery, Grayson County, Virginia
Name Birth Death Comments
unknown     Hand carved inscription "SOD Oc 10 1837"
unknown     Hand carved inscription "JLSN (or M)"
unknowns     There are 25 or more field stones and several apparent graves with no markers.