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Silas Ward Cemetery

Grayson County, Virginia

Location: Cox’s Chapel

Directions: From Maple Road (Rt 711) and Cox’s Chapel Rd (Rt 601) at the New River Bridge, go about 0.1 mile on Maple Road to cemetery on right (north). Access to cemetery is through a gate and through the edge of the field.

GPS Coordinates: N36.59439 W81.24464

Surveyed by: Joe W. Phipps; Photos by Larry Hash.

Comments: There are some 11 graves marked only with field stones. Photos courtesy of Larry Hash, Winston-Salem, NC; top photo was taken in 2002 the lower in 1997; note the deterioration of the cemetery in this 5-year span. William & Ellender Osborne Hash are thought to be buried in the lower left corner of the lower photo.

Silas Ward Cemetery
General View of the Silas Ward Cemetery – 2002

Silas Ward Cemetery
General View of the Silas Ward Cemetery – 1997

Silas Ward Cemetery, Grayson County, Virginia
Name Birth Death Comments
Row 1
ROSE, B.C. 10 Nov 1929 10 Nov 1929 [Benjamin Columbus, infant s/o Mastin and Virginia Rutherford Rose]
Row 2
WARD, Sarah Ann 7 Aug 1874 18 Jan 1889 dau. of Silas & Phoebe Jane [Hash] Ward; aged 14 yrs 5 mo 11 da
WARD, Silas 20 Feb 1829 2 Jan 1913 [Co I 51st VA Infantry CSA and 30th Inf Bn; was a prisoner of war; s/o Zachariah and Tabitha Hash Ward; m1 Elizabeth Toliver, m2 Eleanor Long, m3 Phoebe Jane Hash]
WARD, Phoebe Jane 3 Apr 1842 31 Jan 1913 P.J.; wife of Silas Ward; [d/o Harvey and Ruth Ward Hash; m1 Andrew Cox, m2 Silas Ward]
WARD, Cynthia E. 27 Mar 1858 7 Sep 1887 dau. of N.W. & Nancy Phipps and wife of B.F. Ward; [Cynthia Ellen, d/o Noan Webster and Nancy Ann McBride Phipps; 1st w/o Benjamin Franklin Ward]
Row 3
WARD, Eleanor 16 May 1836 5 Oct 1866 wife of Silas Ward and dau. of Eli & Martha Long; age 30 yrs 4 mos 21 ds
COX, Mahalley 3 Jan 1850 12 Jan 1910 “Haley”; [d/o Andrew and Phoebe Jane Hash Cox]
WARD, Mastin 14 Oct 1870 9 Aug 1884 son of Silas & Pheobe Jane Ward; age 13 yrs 9 mo 25 da
Row 4
WARD, Zachariah 17 Aug 1877/1878 17 Aug 1877/1878 son of Silas & Phoebe Jane Ward; age 14 hours
WARD, Robert N. [3 Aug] 1858 [9 Jan ]1862 son of Silas & Elizabeth Ward; age 3 yrs 5 mo 6 ds
WARD, Elizabeth 3 Dec 1832 11 Jan 1859 [1st] wife of Silas Ward & dau. of William & Elizabeth [Long] Toliver
WARD, Tabitha 3 Dec 1799 1 Mar 1835 wife of Zachariah Ward & dau. of John & Rebecca [Anderson] Hash
WARD, Sally 10 Dec 1805 15 Aug/Nov 1855 [2nd] wife of Zachariah Ward & dau. of Joel & Nancy Richardson
WARD, Zachariah 23 Apr 1793 28 Nov 1878 age 85 yrs 7 mos 5 days; [s/o Nathan & Sarah Ward]
Row ?
RICE, Andrew Jackson 11 Jul 1924 24 Jun 2000 double stone with next
RICE, Nancy Ruth 27 Apr 1934   [d/o Walter & Verna Clyde Ward Sexton]
Believed to be buried here
HASH, William   [ca 1820] [believed to be s/o “Old” John Hash]; field stone
HASH, Ellender   [ca 1822] [d/o Ephraim Osborne; w/o William Hash]; field stone