Hiram Perkins

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.

Hiram Perkins Cemetery

Grayson County, Virginia

Location: Flatridge

Directions: From Flatridge Rd (Rt 601) and Panther Creek Rd (Rt 675) go north 0.1 mile on Flatridge Rd to 2 story frame house, on the right side of road. The cemetery is across the road from the house and visible from the road.

GPS Coordinates: N36.705460 W81.344711

Surveyed by: Rich and Ginger Ballard on 10 Mar 2003 and combined with info from Paul Herndon’s file.

Comments: From the road the structure would appear to be a hay rack but closer inspection reveals the surviving stones from this cemetery, have been set in concrete and enclosed with metal gates placed in the center of the original cemetery. The area of the cemetery is clear as the field surrounding it has been tended and its level is lower than that of the cemetery. The area is considerably larger than the space needed to contain the identified graves. There are probably several other graves here.

Hiram Perkins Cemetery, Grayson County, Virginia
Name Birth Death Comments
PERKINS, Hiram J. 26 Mar 1833 25 Dec 1892 [s/o Joseph and Mary Perkins; m1 Matilda Phipps Russell, m2 Mary Bryant
PERKINS, Infant Twins 1 Aug 1876 1 Aug 1876 "Dead born"; children of J[ohn] W[esley] & E[liza Stone] Perkins
unknown     "J.P."
PERKINS, Wiley W. 6 Sep 1879 14 Dec 1879 s/o W[illiam] T[imothy] & C[elia] J[ane Roberts] Perkins