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There are approximately 203 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 July 2016, I have visited 175, 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 - 1983 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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|Anonymous||RE: Location of Siron Farm Cemetery|
Thanks for the additional information.
|Karen Baker||Find A Grave Memorial# 95055027|
Thank you Kent for the use of my cousin's photograph (Philander Herring). Regards to you, KD Herring
|Debbie Sitlington||John Sitlington 228459983|
Thanks for all that you do to find grave sites. My husband is a direct line to John A K Sitlington and I want to make a few corrections. His parents are Robert and Mary (Feamster) Sitlington, and they are from Bath Co, VA. I have seen his home that is still standing in Milboro Co and it can be found on the internet as the Old Stone house in Milboro Co, VA. He lived there most of his life and they had all their children there including John. Robert was in the Rev. War and provided extensive support to the field being back injured from both sides in his wagons which is documented in war records. Just want to correct this record from Find a Grave. If you are related would love to exchange records. Went to VA and saw house just last year, exciting.
|Karen Baker||Find A Grave Memorial# 95055027|
Hi, where did you get the great photo of Capt. Philander Herring? He is my 1st cousin 5x removed. May I use his photo on my family Herring tree? Please let me know. Thank you for all your work on find a Grave. KD Herring aka Karen
|judy jenkins||eakle family cemetery|
Interested in the eakle family buried there...
Where in Bath Co. Va is the cemetery located...there seem to be several eakle burial locations...
Do you know if there is one in Highland Co. Va
|Nancy Fansler-Oleksa||Many Thanks for the Photo!|
Thank you so much for the photo of second My Great-Grandfather Pvt. Noah Lunsford's grave marker.
It brought a tear to my eye.
The photograph is beautiful and will be treasured always.
|Larry Nolen||Bettie Minor|
I sent you a correction for her name. I found her Certificate of Death and it states that her maiden name was her mother's maiden name of Jackson, not Davenport.
|Darrell Landrum||Agnes Lockridge|
Hi Kent, I wanted to say thank you for the much better photo you posted of her grave marker. Very well done!
|Martha Neighbors||Elizabeth Ruckman (Memorial 120921855)|
No problem Kent! Glad you have the cemetery :) I'll delete our memorial. Would you consider adding the following in the bio of yours? Really appreciate it.
- was the second wife of David Van Meter Ruckman and they had no children
from the book "I Chose Teaching" by Amos Lee Herold (Elizabeth's Step-grandson), Copyright 1958
|Megan AP||E. Jean Stephenson Gist #155931217|
I sent you a spouse edit for Elsie Jean. She was the first wife to Dr. Harold H. Gist. I wanted to make mention as he is already connected to his second wife. Thank you.
Added by Megan AP on May 03, 2016 6:18 PM
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