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Poole-Burris Cemetery

Grayson County, Virginia

Location: Brierpatch Mountain

Directions: From the junction of Spring Valley Rd (Rt 805) & Jerusalem Rd (Rt 604) go 0.1 mile south on Jerusalem Rd to the junction of Elkview Rd (Rt 655). Then go right (south) 1.2 miles on Elkview Rd. Turn left onto private road for 0.1 mile and then right. Continue on another private road up the mountain 0.9 mile to the top, at a cabin (in 1995, owned by Mike Phipps). Walk E 700 ft to cemetery. This access crosses private property of several owners.

GPS Coordinates: N36.728837 W81.107393 (estimate)

Surveyed by: Paul Herndon Feb 1996

Comments: The cemetery is in disarray. Most field stones were missing. Names for graves of those without inscribed markers were obtained by interview with a family member, Mrs. Viola Burris Jackson.

Poole-Burris Cemetery, Grayson County, Virginia
Name Birth Death Comments
BURRIS, Thomas 1829 10 Dec 1909 [h/o Charlotte Poole, who is buried in Jerusalem UMC Cemetery]; marker erected by Clem Burris
BURRIS, Mary Ann 27 Dec 1847   hand carved field stone, inscribed “M.A.B. bourn Dec 27 1847.” [From burial position in vicinity of George Washington Burris, and with birth date about the same as his, we believe this probably is Mary Ann (Polly) Sage, d/o Martin & Susan Sage; w/o George Burris.]
POOLE, William III [1793] [14 Feb 1874] no marker; [s/o William and Permelia Harris(on) Poole; h/o Jestin Roberts]
TRENT, child     no marker
BURRIS, George Washington [ca 1842]   no marker
BURRIS, Infant     [infant of Thomas Burris]; no marker
POOLE, Infant     no marker
POOLE, Johnson   1838 no marker
POOLE, Frankie [ca 1828]   [d/o William and Jestin Roberts Poole]; no marker
BURRIS, Martha [7 Nov 1874]   no marker
BURRIS, Lee D.   [20 Nov 1877] [grandfather of Ruth Burris]; no marker
BURRIS, Infant     [infant of Martin Burris, who lived in Roanoke]; no marker
BURRIS, Minnie     [d/o William and Phoebe Burris Burris; died about age 5]; no marker
BURRIS, Mary Allie     [d/o William and Phoebe Burris Burris; died soon after birth]; no marker
POOLE, Jestianna [15 Mar 1793] [21 Apr 1894] [Jestin, d/o William and Mary Davis Roberts; w/o William Poole]; no marker
POOLE, Billie     no marker
BURRIS, Jahson     no marker
BURRIS, Infant     [infant of Martin Burris]; no marker