Jesse Young Cemetery
Grayson County, Virginia
Location: Bear Branch, Wilson District
Directions: The Jesse Young Cemetery is on the north side of Bear Branch Road (Rt 721) about 2 miles west of the junction of Bear Branch Road with Troutdale Hwy (SR 16) at Mouth of Wilson. The most obvious landmark to find this cemetery is an old log house on the right side of the road which has collapsed and is in a considerable state of decay. From this old house, the cemetery is on the ridge above. It is a very difficult hike to reach this cemetery (steep hill, briars).
GPS Coordinates: N36.601583 W81.366850
Surveyed by: Jeff Weaver on April 3, 2003
Comments: Once on the top of the hill, there is a thicket of briars, thorns, old lilac bushes, boxwoods, etc. The cemetery is in this unfenced thicket. It are possibly 50 graves in this cemetery. Walking through what one can, you will find only one tombstone still erect, the rest having been knocked down by cattle and horses that are on this property. It is very likely that other grave stones are present that were not found during this survey, either being covered with soil or in portions of the cemetery inaccessible without considerable work to clear the brush. This cemetery shows signs of having been an elegant cemetery in days long since gone. The cemetery dates from at least 1867.
|YOUNG, Mazy||29 Mar 1816||24 Jul 1891||w/o Jesse Young|
|YOUNG, Jesse||8 Aug 1811||10 Dec 1899|
|YOUNG, J. Lafayette||15 Nov 1851|
|CARSON, Sarah Jane||12 Nov 1839||2 Oct 1923||aged 82 years, 10 mos, 22 days”|
|PUGH, Jennie||25 Dec 1848||25 Dec 1914|
|YOUNG, Artie||11 Sep 1886||13 May 1898||d/o W. & Helen Young|
|YOUNG, Okie V.||12 Jan 1916||29 Jan 1916|