Lorenzo Dow Roberts Cemetery

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Lorenzo Dow Roberts Cemetery

Grayson County, Virginia

Location: Flatridge

Directions: From the junction of Flatridge Rd (Rt 601) and Honey Grove Rd (Rt 672) go south of Honey Grove Rd about 0.6 mile. The cemetery is east of the road on private property. It is not visable from the road.

GPS Coordinates: N36.698406 W81.333290

Surveyed by: Rodney Johnson

Comments: This cemetery was not maintained for many years. In 2005 Rodney Johnson led a clean up effort on the cemetery site. Information on most of the folks buried here is long since lost.

Lorenzo Dow Roberts Cemetery, Grayson County, Virginia
Name Birth Death Comments
ROBERTS, Lorenzo Dow 23 Dec 1831 30 Jun 1877 [s/o James and Rachel K. Fields Roberts]; double stone with next
ROBERTS, Matilda C. 25 Jun 1837 30 Apr 1879 [w/o Lorenzo Roberts; d/o Linear and Elizabeth Phipps Brewer]
ROBERTS, Rutha D. 4 Nov 1893 9 Apr 1894 d/o P[ilgrim] H[arlow] & M[ary] J[ane Perkins] Roberts ;[gd/o Lorenzo Dow and Matilda C. Brewer Roberts]
ROBERTS, Eliza A. 14 Aug 1866 9 Aug 1885 [d/o Lorenzo Dow and Matilda C. Brewer Roberts]
ROBERTS, Garnett     unmarked grave; [s/o Houston Riley and Sarah N. Roberts Roberts]
WINGATE, unknown     [A boy named Wingate, whose father supposedly physically abused him and then locked him up in a chicken house, starved him and then buried him under the floor of the chicken house. Neighbors were afraid of the father, but the sheriff raided his place, had the child exhumed and reburied in this cemetery. The father was sent to the penitentiary. This info is from a member of that raid.]
unknowns     about eighteen more graves marked with field stones