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William F. Bourne, Jr. Family Cemetery

Grayson County, Virginia

Location:   Spring Valley

Directions:  From the junction of Spring Valley Rd (Rt 805) and Lonesome Oak Rd (Rt 651) go approximately 2/3 miles northwest on Lonesome Oak Rd, to a paved driveway on left side of road. The drive leads to the old Bourne house. The cemetery is behind and approximately 50 yards to the side of the Bourne house.

GPS Coordinates:  N36.718815 W81.051285

Surveyed by:  Info from Paul Herndon’s files

Comments:  This is a partial inventory. Several children of William and Rosa are reported to have been buried here too. In 1995 cemetery was in poor condition, fenced but not being maintained, with groundhog holes having undermined markers. The cemetery is visible from drive and house.

William F. Bourne, Jr. Family Cemetery, Grayson County, Virginia
Name Birth Death Comments
BOURNE, William F., Jr. 1743 1836 [believed to be 88 years of age so his birth year would have been 1748]
BOURNE, Rosamond "Rosa" 1750 1821 [w/o William F. Bourne; age 71 years]; "Here Rosa Bourne’s body laid, of who in truth no hard was said, Her sovereign will was much obeyed, while here on earth she stayed, Because that her deportment made, Through perfect love, all feel afraid. The man who wrote these lines to tell, of her character, knew her well. He put these lines upon this stone, To make to all the readers known, That they like her may do the same, In order to obtain a name, And to perpetuate their fame."