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Higgins Cemetery

Grayson County, Virginia

Location: Southwest of Galax

Directions: This cemetery is on a hillside near the end of a gravel driveway, Azalea Lane, 0.6 mile from Peaks Mountain Road (Rt. 609). Azalea Lane is on the west side of Peaks Mountain Road 0.3 mile from its intersection with Coal Creek Road (Rt 608).

GPS Coordinates: N36.616482 W80.895562

Surveyed by: Buford C. Wilson 11 Aug 2003; updated 24 Nov 2006

Comments: The cemetery is well fenced and someone keeps it mowed. It appears that cattle have been in the cemetery and some of the monuments have been toppled over and broken.

Higgins Cemetery, Grayson County, Virginia
Name Birth Death Comments
Row 1
TULBERT, Joshua C. 1831 1865 Co F 29 VA Inf CSA
SWIMS, family members five field stones without inscriptions
Row 2
DAVIS, Amaziah 21 Jun 1837 25 Mar 1868
unknowns four field stones
Row 3
unknowns two field stones
COX, Jeramiah 17 Mar 1804 22 Oct 1886 aged 82 yrs 7 mos 5 days; [s/o Enoch & Mary Cox]
COX, Edith 6 Apr 1806 29 Aug 1859 age 53 yrs 4 mos 23 days; [d/o Daniel & Jane Davis; w/o Jeramiah Cox]
Row 4
COX, Joseph 12 Jan 1829 24 May 1865 age 26 yrs 3 mos 12 days; [s/o Enoch Cox & Nancy Cox; h/o Sena]
COX, William Jefferson 9 Mar 1858 31 Mar 1865 aged 7 yrs 22 days; [s/o Joseph & Sena Cox]
WILSON, John Ellis 29 Sep 1850 5 Apr 1937
WILSON, Sena Ann 5 Dec 1866 12 Dec 1892 [d/o Joseph & Sena Cox; w/o John Ellis Wilson]; stone is broken
Row 5
HIGGINS, children three field stones without inscriptions; [children of Thomas Higgins & Mary Edwards]
RECTOR, John 5 Jul 1825 24 Feb 1912
RECTOR, Rosa M. 9 May 1842 16 Apr 1907 shared stone with above
Row 6
HIGGINS, Thomas 2 Apr 1803 7 May 1877
HIGGINS, Mary, Mrs. 30 Jul 1817 20 Mar 1873 [d/o Young & Catherine C. Edwards; w/o Thomas Higgins]
unknown field stone
HIGGINS, F. Lucinda 9 May 1843 30 Nov 1928 [2nd w/o Hardin Preston Higgins; nee Brewer]
HIGGINS, Hardin Preston 2 Mar 1841 28 May 1897 age 56 yrs 2 mos 26 days
HIGGINS, Silva C. 21 Oct 1876 age 25 yrs 9 mos 14 days; [d/o William & Polly Stoneman; 1st w/o Hardin Preston Higgins]
HIGGINS, Nora Lee 3 Aug 1891 24 Aug 1899 aged 8 yrs 21 days; [d/o William Stanford Higgins & Nettie Caroline Rector]
HIGGINS, William Stanford “Bill” 14 Jun 1870 18 Feb 1941
HIGGINS, Nettie Caroline 22 Nov 1869 14 Oct 1940 shared stone with above; [d/o William & Rosa Rector]
Row 7
HIGGINS, Ruby R. 9 Jan 1882 10 ___ 1882 [Ruby Rhoda, d/o Houston E. & Luzena C. Higgins; died 18 Dec 1883 age 1 y 11 mo per Grayson death records]; broken stone
HIGGINS, Houston E. 17 Feb 1839 21 Dec 1917 age 78 yrs 10 mos 4 days
HIGGINS, Luzena C. 17 Nov 1847   shared stone sith sbove
HIGGINS, Joe Howse 15 May 1901 21 Jun 1903 [s/o Charlie H. & Masie L. Higgins]
Row 8
HIGGINS, Infant 1934 [s/o Dean Higgins & Mattie Lou Liddle]
HIGGINS, William Jackson 1933 [s/o Roy Lee Higgins & Laura Mae Hawks]
HIGGINS, Laura Mae 20 Jul 1914 2 Jul 1988 [d/o Mont Hawks; w/o Roy Lee Higgins]
unknowns two field stones
DAVIS, Abner 26 Aug 1801 19 Oct 1877 [s/o Daniel & Jennie Davis]
DAVIS, Martha 10 Mar 1810 27 Jan 1888 [w/o Abner Davis; nee Harrold]
Row 9
unknowns two field stones
DAVIS, P[reston] F. 9 Nov 1848 27 Dec 1912 [s/o Abner Davis & Martha Harrold]
unknown unmarked