King or Henry

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This cemetery in its entirety was originally part of land owned by Rachel Prillaman Dyer. The earliest stones in the cemetery are those marking members of the Dyer family. The oldest stone there marks the passing of the twin daughters, Margaret Elizabeth and Nancy Mary, of Raleigh Walter Dyer and Mary Ann Helms. Both girls died in 1857.

Upon the death of Rachel Prillaman Dyer, the land she had designated as a cemetery and surrounding land belonging to her, was purchased by J. Lee King.
The cemetery became the Dyer-King Cemetery. At some point in time while owned by J. Lee King, burial plots were sold to the Goode-Ramsey family, the Bowles-Shelton Family, and the Mullins-East Family.

About 1970, 20 acres of land for these cemeteries were excepted from the original deed for the land. All of these cemeteries at one location has caused some confusion. To clarify this, we have provided a history of the cemeteries and have identified them as follows:

The DYER-KING Cemetery at Henry, VA
Cemetery originally set aside by Rachel Prillaman Dyer, then purchased by J. Lee King.
- Includes ? plots at this time.
Margaret Elizabeth Dyer & Nancy Mary Dyer (one stone, both died 1857); Rachel Prillaman Dyer & Margaret J. Dyer McCune (one stone, died respectively 1884, 1885);

George B. King, Ona L. King, Carey King, Samuel J. King (one stone, died respectively 1883, 1888, 1890, 1890)

Thomas Green King (died 1907)
William Douglas King (died 1921)
Roger William King (died 1934)
Octavia "Tav" Jane Ramsey King (died 1935)
John Lee King (died 1935)

Harry Lee King (died 1952)
Octavia King Massey (died 1972)
Vida Alice Hurt King (died 1983)
John Frederick King (died 2006)
Harry Lee King Jr (died 2008)
Octavia "Tav" Jane Ramsey King (died 1935)
John Frederick King (died 2006)
John Lee King (died 1935)

The GOODE-RAMSEY Cemetery at Henry, VA
- Includes ? plots at this time: Alice Goode (died 1918); Ryland Coleman Goode (died 1930); Eva Moore Goode (died 1955)

The BOWLES-SHELTON Cemetery at Henry, VA
- Includes four plots at this time: James H. Bowles (died 1918); Sarah J. Bowles (died 1920); Mollie E. Bowles Shelton died 1956); Malinda Beulah Bowles (died 1966).

The MULLINS-EAST Cemetery at Henry, VA
- Includes ? plots at this time:
Joe Henry East (died 1953)

Background provided by Peter Allen Ramsey, February 2014
Written by Rebecca Reuben Dyer, February 2014


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