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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 204 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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Mary
RE: Henry Jones
It's Findagrave #30805857

Henry b abt 1750 d 1807

I'm looking at his Rev War service and trying to verify his daughter was Margaret who married a McCoy.

Mary
Added by Mary on Jan 10, 2017 5:27 PM
Mary
Henry Jones
Will you give me permission to use your photo of Henry Jones memorial in Jones Cemetery, Highland, VA.
Added by Mary on Jan 10, 2017 2:12 PM
C. LATTA
HERBERT HODGE
THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR YOUR PHOTO WORK, ITS GREATLY APPRECIATED.
Added by C. LATTA on Dec 03, 2016 10:32 PM
C. LATTA
VIRGINIA HODGE.
THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR YOUR PHOTO.
IT SURE DID HELP PUT THE PUZZLE IN MORE ORDER.
IT IS APPRECIATED.
Added by C. LATTA on Nov 30, 2016 5:56 AM
Mary
Can I use your photo
Of Mary Ann Bodkin Kiracofe memorial at Doe Hill?

Mary
Added by Mary on Nov 29, 2016 1:10 PM
Nancy Horton Gillispie
9728843 McFadden
Thank you so much Kent, for William's headstone photograph. It is much appreciated.
Added by Nancy Horton Gillispie on Nov 28, 2016 8:48 PM
Shock
Harrison Botkin/Bodkin
Thank you for bringing that to my attention Kent, I have taken care of it.
Added by Shock on Nov 05, 2016 2:41 PM
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.
Barbara
Added by Barbara T. on Oct 10, 2016 9:11 PM
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