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Ward-Sexton Cemetery

Grayson County, Virginia

Location: West of Independence on north side of US 58 between Saddle Creek Road and Twin Oak Road.

Directions: From the point where Wilson Hwy (US Hwy) crosses Saddle Creek bridge, go west approximately 0.1 mile, to the first brick house on right (north) side of Wilson Hwy. This was the Claude Farmer home (ca 1994). The cemetery is next to a small barn in the field behind the house.

GPS Coordinates: N36.6261 W81.2296

Surveyed by: Rich Ballard, 9 May 2005

Comments: The markers for the Sexton children appear to have been purchased at the same time so are probably well after the deaths of the children. Note that the ages in the death records of the three children who died of “flux” in Aug. 1887 do not match the birth dates on the stones. The stone dates are, however, consistent with Grayson birth and death records so it would appear a distraught father may have erred in reporting their ages at death.

Ward-Sexton Cemetery, Grayson County, Virginia
Name Birth Death Comments
Row 1
SEXTON, Infant 13 Apr 1883 14 Apr 1883 infant of David and Sallie Sexton
SEXTON, Stephen Catrun 15 Jan 1887 17 Aug 1887 [s/o David C. and Sallie Ward Sexton]
SEXTON, Selina Jane 11 Nov 1873 19 Aug 1887 [d/o David C. and Sallie Ward Sexton]
SEXTON, Leler Blaine 1 Sep 1884 22 Aug 1887 [d/o David C. & Sallie Ward Sexton]
SEXTON, Crocket Miller 12 Dec 1900 5 Mar 1901
Row 2
unknowns     six field stones
Row 3
WARD, Elizabeth 6 Jun 1858 6 Dec 1885 daughter of Stephen & Annie Ward
WARD, Nathan C. 27 Jun 1852 1 Dec 1857 son of Stephen & Annie Ward
unknown     field stone
unknown     carved shale; spaulded off
Row 4
unknowns     two field stones
Row 5
WARD, William 30 Mar 1854 13 Apr 1941 [s/o “Lame” Stevie Ward]
WARD, Laura A. 9 Jun 1872 4 Jan 1930 [d/o Lucinda Phillips; w/o William Ward]