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Kent (#47846556)
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There are approximately 204 burial sites in Highland County, Virginia (excluding duplicates & other anomalies). Four of those the current landowners are refusing access to the graves. Robert & Emma Matheny documented many of the 203 cemeteries in their 1986 book Vital Records of Highland County, Va. As of October 2016, I have visited 180, concentrating on the small family cemeteries. Sometimes the Matheny's left out directions or listed land marks or land owners that are no longer relevant. Making the task of finding all the cemeteries a challenge. Many of the family burying grounds are in remote mountain areas requiring a hike to reach them. Many have been abandoned & it takes some time to clear away brush in order to take good photographs.

Documenting graveyards in Bath County, Virginia & Pendleton County, West Virginia, is ongoing.

I use a variety of sources to supply information for the graves I list. I attempt to add more than just dates and places. References that I use are Vital Records of Highland County Virginia by the Mathneys (They traipsed all over Highland from the late 1950's - 1985 transcribing many of the headstones in the county) Highland County Death Records 1853-1898 by Clay Hamilton. Pendleton County WV Grave Register. Other sources include 1910 Mortons History of Highland County & 1911 History of Pendleton County. Various family histories. Early issues of The Highland Recorder. Over the years I have complied information on graves (some unmarked) from the elder residents of Highland & Pendleton.

By November 2011 I had placed 1,000 names into the system, that seemed a lot at the time. As I had only intended to work on Surnames related to my family tree. Since then I hit 3,000 in October 2013. March 2014 4,000. As of July 2014 I surpassed 5,000 names.
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Boston Bulldog
Edna & Franklin Moyers
Thanks for taking your time and effort to go to the cemetery and find and then photograph their headstones.
Added by Boston Bulldog on Oct 16, 2016 6:37 PM
chris clapsadle
Mary and James
I have added the obits-thanks so much and moved them to Asbury. Thanks again. Any idea where Henry is? VA or WV? Am beginning on the WV Eyes now. have finished all the other states!
Added by chris clapsadle on Oct 16, 2016 12:40 PM
Barbara T.
RE: Hector Edmond
Hi Kent!
I've sent a similar message to the contributor of the other memorial. When I find duplicates I don't try to judge which should stay, I usually just send a message to both contributors and let them work it out.
I was wondering about the similarity of the cemeteries, but in this case I'd say since you have a photo of the actual memorial stone, you've got it in the right place!
Unfortunately the other contributor doesn't have a profile and has their public messages disabled, So we might need to appeal to the admins to make the changes.
Added by Barbara T. on Oct 10, 2016 9:11 PM
judy haines
RE: Simmons Family Cemetery Location
Thanks so much for your help. We will be down to Highland County on Sunday Oct. 9th.
Added by judy haines on Oct 08, 2016 7:50 PM
judy haines
Simmons Family Cemetery Location
Hi - Thanks for all of your help in trying to help me locate the Simmons Family Cemetery in Highland Co. Also thanks for documenting all of the gravesites that you have so far. I am planning on visiting the Union Chapel Cemetery off of Maple Sugar Road this Sunday. Could you tell me the approximate location of the Simmons Family Cemetery where Mark Simmons is buried? I am assuming that it is south of the Union Chapel Cemetery off of Maple Sugar near Highland,Va according to the info on the website. Maybe you can tell me about how far south and in which direction the cemetery is located from Union Chapel Cemetery. I am planning on driving around the area. It looks like a beautiful area.

Added by judy haines on Oct 07, 2016 8:12 AM
judy haines
Simmons Family Cemetery
Could you tell me how to get to the Simmons Family Cemetery? I would like to visit the gravesite of Mark Simmons. He is an ancestor of mine. I am planning on visiting your area this weekend. Would you happen to have the GPS coordinates? It looks like it is on private property. This is the one off of Maple Sugar Road and has 9 interments in it. Any help you can give me would be greatly appreciated.
Added by judy haines on Oct 04, 2016 6:39 PM
Teresa Davis
Finding & having access to a cemetery
We are trying to locate the Davis Family Cemetery in McDowell Highland County. This is where we have ancestors buried and wanted to find out more information and to visit it. Any help you can give would be greatly appreciated.
Added by Teresa Davis on Oct 03, 2016 8:39 PM
A AAA American at Find A Grave
Dear Kent,

Added by A AAA American at Find A ... on Oct 03, 2016 12:53 AM
Karen L White
My grandmother's family was from Pendleton County back to the 1750's at the massacre of Fort Seybert. I am entering family history into family search and I would sincerely appreciated permission to use the photos that you have taken. I will be happy to give you credit for photos. Just let me know how to write the credit. The photo that I just found is for Robert Anderson Propst and Tena Hevener Propst buried in Proptsvillle cemetery. Thanks, Karen
Added by Karen L White on Sep 01, 2016 3:08 PM
RE: Location of Siron Farm Cemetery
Thanks for the additional information.

Added by Anonymous on Aug 01, 2016 2:30 PM
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