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Pugh-Greear Cemetery

Grayson County, Virginia

Location: Grant Community

Directions: From the junction of Troutdale Hwy (SR 16) and Low Gap Rd (Rt 730) go south approximately 400 feet on Troutdale Hwy to cemetery lying along the left (east) side of the highway.

GPS Coordinates: N36.655343 W81.405527

Surveyed by: Minnie Hall; Mary Harrington 1995; Jeff Weaver 7 Mar 2003

Comments: The cemetery was overgrown for many years, but recently cleaned off, and currently maintained by Joe Pugh who lives in the house next to the cemetery. Many of the stones in this cemetery have been damaged.

Pugh-Greear Cemetery
General View of the Pugh-Greear Cemetery

Pugh-Greear Cemetery, Grayson County, Virginia
Name Birth Death Comments
Row 1
GREEAR, Flossie 29 Feb 1880 20 Jul 1886 d/o S.M. and Cynthia Greear
PUGH, Shadrach L. 18 Oct 1849 26 Feb 1916  
PUGH, Missouri S.E. 28 Feb 1859 26 Jul 1912 [nee Bryant; w/o Shadrach Pugh]
unknown     field stone
Row 2
unknowns     three field stones
GREEAR, Shadrach [Marshall] 28 Sep 1801 15 Apr 1876 [Shadrach Marshall; m1 Celia Thomas, m2 Sarah Baker]
GREEAR, Sarah 11 Sep 1813 3 Jul 1875 61 yrs 9 mo 22 d; [2nd w/o Shadrach Greear]
unknown     field stone
Row 3
unknowns     six field stones
Row 4
MAIDEN, Josie 8 Aug 1881 31 Jul 1882 d/o Emory Henry and Mary E. Maiden
MAIDEN, Pearly 7 Sep 1879 5 May 1881 d/o Emory Henry and Mary E. Maiden
unknowns     ten field stones
Row 5
HACKLER, Joseph   Sep 1860 stone is now broken and illegible.
WEISS, Marion F. 28 Aug 1858 7 Jul 1859 s/o B.F. and S. Weiss
WEISS, Malissa 9 May 1855 21 Dec 1856 d/o B.F. and S. Weiss
unknown     field stone which had been hand carved at one point and, with patience and the proper tools, might be deciphered
unknown     field stone
Row 6
WEISS, B[enjamin] F[ranklin] 1 Feb 1821 27 Jul 1906 age 85 yrs 5 mo 26 dys. This stone is eroding and very difficult to read.
WEISS, Sarah 19 Jan 1828 10 Mar 1895 wife of B.F. Weiss; [d/o Christopher Columbus & Ann Whisman Reedy]. This stone is broken and eroding, difficult to read.
unknown     field stone
Tradition holds that other children of Benjamin Franklin and Sarah Weiss are buried here in unmarked graves. The following come from Minnie Hall’s notes:
WEISS, Canzada [1850] [3 Jun 1862]  
WEISS, James M. [1852] [14 Jun 1862]  
WEISS, Lovey