James Cemetery

Smyth Cemeteries

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James Cemetery

Sugar Grove, Smyth County, Virginia

The Ezekiel James Cemetery is located in the Sugar Grove Community of Smyth County on Route 601 [Teas Road} between the Sugar Grove Elementary School and the Maple Leaf Park.

This cemetery was surveyed on June 23, 2003 by Jeff Weaver and Sadie Stamper Greer. At the time 15 graves were located, however, there were large spaces with no grave stones present. This cemetery was overgrown for sometime and only recently cleaned off. We suspect that there are other graves present that are unmarked.

General view of the James Cemetery

Closeup of the grave marker for Ezekiel James

James Cemetery, Smyth County, Virginia
Name Birth Death Comments
Row 1
James, Cornelia E Dec. 4, 1857 Jun. 28, 1884  
James, David May 23, 1833 June 18, 1902  
Row 2
Wilson, Liea   Dec. 6, 1881 aged 4 years 1 mo. 23 days; d/o N. J. & S. V. Nelson
James, Julia Davis 1865 1909 Double stone with next
James, Patterson Hannah 1887 1906 wife & son of J. Conley James
Ward, Henrietta Jan. 23, 1864 Nov. 4, 1906 w/o R. _. Ward
Ward, Charlton Essie Oct. 28, 1889 Dec. 17, 1920  
Row 3
James, Alice M. Sep. 20, 1871 Dec. __, 1880 d/o J. F. & M. E. James
James, Willie W. Nov. 29, 1877 Oct. 28, 1880 s/o J. F. & M. E. James
James, Laurie Sep. 23, 1885 Feb. 21, 1888  
Row 4
James, Spencer B. Apr. 12, 1812 Jan. 1, 1869  
James, Ezkeiel   Apr. 23, 1839 Aged 61 years 1 mo. 7 days
Stone illegible      
Stone illegible