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Joseph T. Hampton Cemetery

Grayson County, Virginia

Location: Baywood Community

Directions: This cemetery is in a hay field on the south side of Old Baywood Road (Rt 626). Drive 1.3 miles east from the intersection with Haystack Road (Rt 636). Turn right into the hay field and follow an old roadway to the back side of the field, then drive left to the top of the hill. The cemetery is at the top of the hill, 0.6 mile from Old Baywood Road.

GPS Coordinates: N36.61996 W80.98536

Surveyed by: Buford C. Wilson 4 Jan 2007; updated 22 Apr 2008

Comments: The cemetery has a fence but it seems to be abandoned. It is overgrown with briars, weeds, wild rose bushes and crab apple bushes. The man who showed me the cemetery said: “I was rabbit hunting and my dogs chased a rabbit into the cemetery. It is so grown up that they could not follow it in there.”After cutting my way into it with a machete, I wondered how even the rabbit got into it.

Joseph T. Hampton Cemetery, Grayson County, Virginia
Name Birth Death Comments
Row 1
HAMPTON, J[oseph] T. 17 Jun 1833 28 May 1874 1st Lt Co C 8th Va Cavalry CSA; [Joseph Tisan, s/o Griggs Hampton & Phyllis Sutherland]
HAMPTON, Francis Higgins 9 Nov 1873 w/o Joseph Tisan Hampton; age 37 yr 24 days; [d/o Thomas & Mary Higgins]
HAMPTON, Guy C. 1856 1920 [Guy Crockett, s/o Joseph Tisan Hampton & Francis Higgins]
HAMPTON, Irena F. 1858 1942 shared stone with above; [Frances Irena, d/o Philip & Susan Edwards]
Row 2
HAMPTON, Vert C. 27 Jul 1879 4 Sep 1879 [Everett C., s/o Guy Crockett Hampton & Irena F. Edwards]
HAMPTON, ____ illegible child’s stone
COX, Infant 27 Feb 1896 27 Feb 1896 [s/o Joe T. Cox and Laura P. Hampton]
HAMPTON, Coy Haywood 21 Aug 1921 6 Nov 1925 [s/o Coy Granville Hampton & Addie Martha Jennings]
HAMPTON, Vernon Martin 3 Apr 1920 6 Jun 1971 Virginia PFC 3543 Base Unit AAP World War II; [s/o Coy Granville Hampton & Addie Martha Jennings]
base for a double stone; it appears that the remains and the stone have been removed.