Calvin Wiles Cemetery

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Calvin Wiles Cemetery

Grayson County, Virginia

Location: Shippys Branch

Directions: This cemetery is about a quarter mile south of Highlands Parkway (US 58) on the west side of Shippys Branch Road (Rt 742). From Volney travel about 6.2 miles west on Highlands Parkway and then south on Shippys Branch Road.

GPS Coordinates: N36.6075 W81.4686

Surveyed by: June 12, 2003 by Jeff Weaver and Dave Reedy.

Comments: This cemetery is in very bad shape, no stones are standing. Two markers were found on investigation, and the property owners told us that there were nine graves in this cemetery, but they only knew of the two head stones. A large pine tree had recently fallen in this cemetery. The property owners were in the process of cleaning up the debris. The cemetery is not fenced. Info from Paul Herndon’s files also included.

Calvin Wiles Cemetery
General View of the Calvin Wiles Cemetery

Letty Frances Wiles
Letty Frances Wiles Grave Stone

Calvin Wiles Cemetery, Grayson County, Virginia
Name Birth Death Comments
Row 1
WILES, Celia 14 Nov 1822 27 Aug 1907 aged 84 y 9 m 13 d; [w/o Calvin Wiles; d/o Josiah & Nancy Ann Ross Peak]; three section stone has tilted and toppled over; double stone with next
WILES, Calvin 9 May 1825 22Apr 1908 age 82 y 11 m 13 d; [Calvin J.]
unknowns     two field stones
Row 2
WILES, Letty Frances 4 Aug 1863 6 Jul 1893 [d/o Calvin J. & Celia Peak Wiles; w/o William Casper Francis]; footstone “L.F.”
unknowns     two field stones
Row 3
unknowns     three field stones