Nelson Family Cemetery

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Nelson Family Cemetery

Grayson County, Virginia

Location: Troutdale

Directions: From the junction of Ripshin Rd (Rt 603) and Auburn Ln (Rt 287) go 0.2 mile east on Ripshin Rd to Mt. Rogers Clinic on left (north). The cemetery is behind clinic complex on upslope approximately 250 ft from road. Go through gate into field behind clinic and go right along fence.

GPS Coordinates: N36.70493 W81.42789

Surveyed by: From Paul Herndon’s files from 1997

Comments: The cemetery is not visible from Ripshin Rd. Cemetery was fenced, covered with periwinkle and showed evidence of having been cleared of trees and shrubs in recent years. (1997) Some evidence of an earlier effort to re-set older stones in newer concrete bases. Needed fence repaired and herbicide application.

Nelson Family Cemetery, Grayson County, Virginia
Name Birth Death Comments
Row 1
NELSON, Ezra N. 10 Nov 1857 6 Mar 1910 age 53 yrs 3 mos & 24 days; [s/o James & Elizabeth Nelson]
NELSON, Rebecca Jane 25 Dec 1858 17 Feb 1943 [d/o John W. & Rosamond Bonham Brewer; w/o Ezra N. Nelson]
Row 2
NELSON, Eddie 9 Jul 1889 16 Jul 1899 son of Ezra & R.J. Nelson
NELSON, Arthur 2 Nov 1886 15 May 1909 [s/o Ezra & Rebecca Jane Brewer Nelson]
NELSON, Wiley W. 29 Mar 1882 12 Mar 1952 [s/o Ezra & Rebecca Jane Brewer Nelson]
Row 3
YOUNG, Martha Rebecca 30 May 1911 29 Mar 1915 dau. of W[alter] H. & A[nnie] L. Young
unknowns     two field stones