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Kent (#47846556)
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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 201 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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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.
Added by Debbie Sitlington on Jul 27, 2016 11:44 AM
Anonymous
RE: Location of Siron Farm Cemetery
Thanks Kent,
When going towards Sugar Grove is it on the right or left and how far from 250?

Bev Perrie
Added by Anonymous on Jul 27, 2016 6:14 AM
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
Added by Karen Baker on Jul 17, 2016 8:57 PM
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
Added by judy jenkins on Jul 07, 2016 5:53 PM
Nancy Fansler-Oleksa
Many Thanks for the Photo!
Kent,

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.

Gratefully yours,

Nancy Fansler-Oleksa
Added by Nancy Fansler-Oleksa on Jun 22, 2016 5:50 PM
Larry Nolen
Bettie Minor
Hi,
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.

Larry
Added by Larry Nolen on May 31, 2016 9:23 PM
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!

Darrell Landrum
Added by Darrell Landrum on May 25, 2016 2:23 AM
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


Thanks,
Martha
Added by Martha Neighbors on May 09, 2016 4:47 PM
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
Sammie Wade
93987193 Sgt. William W. Benson
I am sure this is the same Sgt. Benson who took a letter from my great great grandfather Philip Pendleton Lewis back to my great great grandmother after the Civil War. I posted a typed copy of the letter on Philip Lewis's findagrave site. You may read it on the site or I will email it to you.

Sgt. Benson must have been a wonderful person. Philip Lewis died in prison at Rock Island, Illinois. But for Sgt. Benson's kindness, my family might never have known what happened.
Added by Sammie Wade on Apr 25, 2016 7:26 AM
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