John Sexton Family Cemetery

Grayson Cemeteries

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John Sexton Family Cemetery

Grayson County, Virginia

Location: Independence

Directions: From the junction of Beaverdam Rd (Rt 687) and Graystone Rd (Rt 763) go 0.1 mile south on Graystone Rd to the rock bluff on left side of road. The cemetery is top of this bluff and back from the road approximately 100 ft on the hilltop.

GPS Coordinates: N36.604338 W81.136578

Surveyed by: Paul Herndon

Comments: Only field stones marking 4 graves (1995)

John Sexton Family Cemetery, Grayson County, Virginia
Name Birth Death Comments
SEXTON, John   1865 CSA; [He is supposed to have died 1 week after coming home from the War. Being famished, he ate too much at the family’s bountiful table which resulted in his death.]
SEXTON, Charlotte   1868 [w/o John Sexton. She died 3 years after John Sexton’s death. Note: Per Grayson death records Charlotte Sexton, d/o Charles and Rhoda Sexton and w/o John Sexton, died 1 Dec 1878. However, she could not be located in the 1870 census.]
unknowns   two field stones