John Weiss Cemetery

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John Weiss Cemetery

Grayson County, Virginia

Location: South of Rugby on North Carolina border

Directions: From the junction of Highlands Pkwy (US Hwy 58) and Shippeys’s Branch Rd (Rt 742) go south 2.1 miles on Shippeys’s Branch Rd to cemetery on right (west) side of road.

GPS Coordinates: N36.580968 W81.462976 (estimated)

Surveyed by: Jeff Weaver on March 26, 2003

Comments: This cemetery contains the remains of six souls, the earliest burial dating from 1887. All apparent graves are properly marked. This cemetery, while visible from the road, had obviously not been visited in years. It took some maneuvering to get into this cemetery, through the gate.

John Weiss Cemetery, Grayson County, Virginia
Name Birth Death Comments
Row 1
WEISS, Mariah 3 May 1826 22 Mar 1900 Grave is under a huge cedar tree, whose trunk has grown around the lower portion of the stone
WEISS, Estel Brantford 5 May 1886 20 Oct 1887  
Row 2
WEISS, John [18 Sep 1825] [5 Jan 1892] aged 66 yrs 3 mo 17 days; dates illegible in 2003
BALLOU, Winnie 11 May 1882 17 Apr 1887/1885 [Winnie Gertrude]
MIKEL, Czarina Wiss 3 Jul 1856 18 Jan 1920 wife of James K. Mikel; [name is correct as copied from stone; nee Czarina A. Weiss]
MIKEL, James K. 21 Jul 1846 19 Nov 1931