Senter Family Cemetery

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Senter Family Cemetery

Grayson County, Virginia

Location: Mouth of Wilson

Directions: From the junction of Jefferson Hwy (SR 16) and Wilson Hwy (US 58) at Mouth of Wilson, go west on Jefferson Hwy towards North Carolina. Cross bridge over Big Wilson Creek and continue approximately 1/2 mile. The cemetery is on the right approximately 1000 ft off the road on the ridge finger, among a Christmas tree farm. It is not visible from the road.

GPS Coordinates: N36.590709 W81.353172

Surveyed by: Kate McCarter and Trula Purkey

Comments: Cemetery fenced, overgrown, monuments need cleaning. There are some 6 replacement monuments in this cemetery a/o 1995. In aerial photography in 2007 there appears to be a driveway leading up to a house that is next to the cemetery.

Senter Family Cemetery, Grayson County, Virginia
Name Birth Death Comments
Row 1
unknowns     apparently eight graves
WOOD, Ellen 1866 1897 [nee Baldwin]; modern-day, granite stone, probably a replacement
WOOD, James Wesley 1887 1907 probable replacement stone
Row 2
unknown     possibly one grave
SENTER, Drury, Rev. [25 Sep 1788] [10 Jan 1853] concrete base, marker is either buried or missing. [Senter Family web site shows inscription as: "Rev. Drury Senter died Jan 10th 1855 aged 64 years 3 mo & 16 days." He was a minister of the Regular Baptist Church about 38 years and a successful Preacher of his day and died in the triumphs of faith.]
SENTER, Polly [21 Dec 1793] 9 Dec 1855 aged 61 yrs __ months 18 days. [nee McClure; Senter Family web site lists the death date as 9 Dec 1853.]
Row 3
unknowns     possibly 6 graves
SENTER, W.M. 20 Oct 1870 18 Dec 1929 [Wiley McClure, s/o Calvin and Rosa Pugh Senter]
SENTER, Melissa L. 1867 1934 [nee Copenhaver; w/o W.M. Senter]; replacement stone
SENTER, Mark Allison 1906 1941 [s/o W.M. and Melissa L Copenhaver Senter]; replacement stone
ROBBINS, Sue Mae 1898 1943 [d/o W.M. and Melissa L. Copenhaver Senter]; replacement stone
Row 4
YOUNG, James Addison 22 Feb 1860 18 Aug 1929 [s/o Joseph Lee & Emma Jane McMillian Young]
YOUNG, Emma R. 3 Jan 1866 24 Apr 1904 wife of James A. Young; [Emma Robena, d/o Calvin H. & Rosa Pugh Senter]
unknowns     possibly 3 graves
SENTER, Calvin H. 2 Sep 1832 20 Jan 1911 age 78 yrs 4 mos & 18 days; [Calvin Halbert, s/o Drury and Polly Senter]; stone fallen
SENTER, Rosamond 13 Mar 1838 5 Mar 1920 [d/o Robert T., Sr. & Mary Thomas Pugh; w/o Calvin Senter]
Row 5
unknowns     possibly 2 graves
BARNETT, Infant 1943 1943 son of Mr. & Mrs. R.T. Barnett; cast concrete marker, bearing bronze funeral home plate
unknowns     possibly 3 graves
Row 6
unknown     possibly 1 grave
FLETCHER, Rosa 11 Feb 1896 3 Aug 1935 [nee Young]
unknowns     possibly 4 graves
SENTER, Kenny M. [16 Jan] 1856 1943 [Kenneth Monroe, oldest s/o Calvin and Rosa Senter]; This is the same style and apparent vintage as the replacement markers in this cemetery. All appear to have been produced about the same time, as weathering, staining and mold growths are similar.