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Lt. David Cox Cemetery

Grayson County, Virginia

Location: South of Baywood

Directions: From Grayson Pkwy (US 58) turn south on Baywood Store Road (Rt 624). At the crossroads turn right again on Old Baywood Road (Rt 626) and continue until you cross Little River. At the intersection turn right on Little River Road (Rt 629) and continue 4.1 miles. The cemetery lies on the right side of the road near the top of the hill. This cemetery is near the North Carolina state line.

GPS Coordinates: N36.5711 W81.0961

Surveyed by: Rich and Ginger Ballard on 28 Mar 2004

Comments: This cemetery is not within sight of the road. A gate and a jeep trail leading up the ridgeline indicate its presence. The cemetery is to the right of the jeep trail at the top of the hill. There is a large memorial stone for David and Margaret Cox but there are no individual stones. The clearing in the woods is of a size to contain several graves and there are numerous depressions in the clearing.

A marker at the cemetery reads, “Erected to sacred memory of Lieut. David Cox and his wife Margarett Ann McGowan. Was born in Lancaster Co., Penn. in 1740. Moved to Lexington, Va. with brother Capt. John Cox and sister Mary Cox. Later moved to Christiansburg, Va. and in 1765 moved to Grayson County 10 miles east of old courthouse at Old Town, Virginia. Served in two battles of Revolution under Capt. John Cox in Battles of Point Pleasant and King Mountain. Was son of Joshuay Cox and Mary Rankin. Moved to Grayson County 1765. He died in 1818.” [Notes: (1) While John and David Cox both saw service in both the French and Indian War and in the Revolutionary War, Dr. Bobby Gilmer Moss in “The Patriots of Kings Mountain” does not include either John or David Cox among the men who are known to have been in that battle. David Cox does not appear in a second list of men known to have been in the campaign but not at the battle nor in a third list of men who may possibly have been in the campaign. (2) This site, on David Cox’s land, lies west of Old Town, not east.]

Lt. David Cox Marker
View of Lt. David Cox Marker with Inscription

Lt. David Cox Cemetery
General View of the Lt. David Cox Cemetery

Lt. David Cox Cemetery, Grayson County, Virginia
Name Birth Death Comments
Among those believed to be buried here
COX, Lt. David   1735 Apr 1819
COX, Margaret Ann McGowan 1742 Apr 1811 [w/o David Cox; probably d/o John McGowan]