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Livesay-Ross Cemetery

Grayson County, Virginia

Location: Buck Mountain

Directions: From the junction of Flatridge Rd (Rt 601) and Comers Rock Rd (Rt 658) go east 3.3 miles on Comers Rock Rd to Big Ridge Rd (Rt 611). Then go right on Big Ridge Road approximately 1/2 mile to a private road on the right. The cemetery is approximately 1/4 mile on this property.

GPS Coordinates: N36.683575 W81.286049

Surveyed by: Teresa Smith Uccellini in June 2002.Submitted by:  Buford C. Wilson

Comments: Notes were added by Virginia Smith, great-great-granddaughter of James & Matilda (Bird) Livesay. Virginia Smith is the Historian Emeritus of the Livesay Historical Society. She is also a great-great-granddaughter of Wm. Granville and Diann (Rimer) Ross. She has a lot of information and is willing to share. Notes were also added from Paul Herndon’s files.

Livesay-Ross Cemetery, Grayson County, Virginia
Name Birth Death Comments
unknown     [“CMH”; possibly footstone for Celia May used to mark another grave]
HAGA, Celia May 26 Feb 1901 14 Dec 1906 aged 5 yrs 10 mo 12 dys
unknown     “ML”, possibly a footstone
ROSS, Mary E. [1 Dec] 1857 [25 Apr]1894 [d/o James and Matilda Byrd Livesay; w/o John Marion Ross]
ROSS, John M. 1849 1927 [John Marion, s/o Granville and Dianne Ross; m1 Mary Emma Livesay, m2 Julia Livesay Haga Anderson]
unknown     “LMC”, possibly a footstone for Lucy Mildred Cornett
unknown     “JLC”, possibly a footstone for James Lester Cornett
CORNETT, Ida Jane 25 Nov 1873 11 Oct 1911 d/o John Marion and Mary Emma Livesay Cornett; w/o Alexander Cornett
CORNETT, Lucy Mildred 10 Jun 1903 14 Jul 1905 [d/o Alexander and Ida Jane Livesay Cornett]
CORNETT, James Lester 22 Jul 1890 18 Sep 1890 [s/o John Marion and Emma Mary Livesay Cornett]
LIVESAY, James 24 Apr 1811 19 Jul 1900 [s/o James and Ellender Caldwell Livesay]
LIVESAY, Matilda 1 Apr 1815 25 Jan 1886/1885 [d/o William and Sally Martin Byrd Sr.]
unknown     “JT”, possibly footstone for Jesse
TESTERMAN, Jesse 10 Jan 1835 1 Dec 1895 [s/o Abraham & Polly Testerman; h/o Thursa Jane Byrd Livesay]
PARSONS, Glen Perry   12 Sep 1951 [infant]
PARSONS, Charles Stewart Parsons   6 Apr 1953 [infant]
Believed to be buried here in unmarked graves
TESTERMAN, Thursa Jane     [d/o James & Matilda Livesay]
HAGA, Raby      
PARSONS, Infant      
TESTERMAN, Vergie      
HAGA, Pogy     [nee Mays; w/o Raby Haga]