George Washington Hensdell Cemetery

Grayson Cemeteries

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George Washington Hensdell Cemetery

Grayson County, Virginia

Location: Point Lookout Mountain

Directions: From Independence go north on North Independence Ave (US 21) about 1 mile to Chestnut Hill Rd (Rt 654). Turn east at Peach Bottom Primitive Baptist Church on Chestnut Hill Rd to top of hill near Fred Wilborn’s home. Turn left at top of hill.

GPS Coordinates: N36.647 W81.148 (estimate)

Surveyed by: Info from Paul Herndon’s files.


George Washington Hensdell Cemetery, Grayson County, Virginia
Name Birth Death Comments
HENSDELL, George Washington [ca May 1849] 1915 One of 2 big black markers. The other is inscribed for Julia Ann Hensdell
HENSDELL, Julia Ann [ca Aug 1849] 1904 [nee Brown]
KIRBY, Walter Samuel   21 Nov 1914 shared stone with next two children; [s/o Joel & S.J. Kirby; h/o Rosa Hensdell, the d/o George & Julia Hensdell]
KIRBY, Allie     [girl]
KIRBY, Reuben     [boy]
KIRBY, children     [two children of Albert (Bud) and Virginia Kirby]
BYRD, Nancy   1937 [mother of Hurley Byrd]
BYRD, Maxine   1940 [baby of Hurley Byrd]