Robert Parsons Family Cemetery

Grayson Cemeteries

New River Valley History:

New River History and Genealogy Discussion Group

For discussion of history and genealogy of the New River Valley of North Carolina and Virginia you are welcomed to join the New River History and Genealogy Discussion Group.

Click to join NRHG
Click to join NRHG

Welcome and we hope you join the discussions.


New River Notes — Complete

January 21, 2014

After about two years of work we have completed a major upgrade to New River Notes. On January 21, 2014 we switched in the last of the updated files and final page revisions.

In January 2013 we introduced the new site layout but because there were many pages left to do there was a big red Under Construction on the front page. A year later we've finished all of the pages that were on the original site. Construction is complete. We have a great looking site full of material to help you in your research and possibly entertain you.

New River Notes

January 6, 2013

New River Notes, a leading genealogy resource for the New River Valley of North Carolina and Virginia, launched its new look website today.

new river valley mapNew River Notes was originally launched in 1998 by Jeffrey C. Weaver providing New River Valley researchers with a new wealth of information and that tradition is continued today by the Grayson County, Virginia Heritage Foundation, Inc.

Welcome and we hope you enjoy our new look.

Robert Parsons Family Cemetery

Grayson County, Virginia

Location: Mouth of Wilson

Directions: From the junction of Wilson Hwy (US 58) and Old Mill Rd (Rt 767) go west about 1.25 miles on Old Mill Rd to Deacon Rd (Rt 718). Go north approximately 0.3 mile to the end of Deacon Rd. The cemetery is north on the hilltop.

GPS Coordinates: N36.580524 W81.348122 (estimated)

Surveyed by: This is a merger of surveys done by Joe W. Phipps and Bette Nelson.

Comments: There are an estimated twelve additional unmarked graves, some with field stones. Family tradition says some of these were former slaves.

Robert Parsons Family Cemetery, Grayson County, Virginia
Name Birth Death Comments
PARSONS, Narcissa Candis 11 Jul 1878 2 Nov 1884 age 6 yrs 4 mo 21 days; [d/o John W. & Mary Weiss Parsons; birth Jun based on age]
DAVIS, Narcissus C. 23 Oct 1854 11 Jan 1873 [Narcissus Canzada, d/o John & Mary Weiss Davis]
PARSONS, John W. 9 Jun 1818 31 Jul 1900 age 82 yrs 1 mo 22 days; [John Welborn, s/o Robert & Anna Welborn Parsons]
PARSONS, Anna 1 Nov 1778/1776 25/27 Nov 1865 [d/o James W., Sr., & Mary Isabel Teague Welborn; w/o Robert Pasons]
PARSONS, Robert 30 Mar 1765 6 Mar 1845 age 80 yrs 11mo 8 days; [This is the "Grandaddy" of all the Parsons who first settled this area, according to local lore.]
PARSONS, John Henry 24 Feb 1865 6 Mar 1865 age 10 days
PARSONS, Lucinda Ida 15 Jun 1874 30 Apr 1887 age 12 yrs 10 mo 13 days; [d/o John W. & Nancy E. Spencer Parsons]
PARSONS, Edda Sherman 20 Aug 1887 23 Apr 1888  
PARSONS, Pheaba Ann 23 Mar 1878 8 Apr 1888  
PARSONS, Montie and Muncey 14 Jul 1885 14 Jul 1885 twins on the same marker
PARSONS, Robert Lee 30 May 1871 27 Jul 1871 infant
DAVIS, Lola Edwinna [11 Jun 1896] [28 Nov 1899] stone marked only "LED", [d/o John Troy & Viola Florence Parsons Davis]
DEBORD, ____ [1851] [possibly N.E. Deboard, w/o John W. Parsons]