Firebaugh Family Cemetery

Location
Wades Mill Road (Route 712)
Bustleburg, Rockbridge County, Virginia, USA Add to Map
Memorials 16 added

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This cemetery is also known as WILLOW GROVE ESTATE CEMETERY or JOHN C. FIREBAUGH CEMETERY. It is located on Willow Grove Estate on Wades Mill Road (State Road 712), just off the Brownsburg Turnpike (State Road 252) and Maury River Road (State Road 39).

The cemetery is located on a hill above the original Firebaugh house and an old barn circa 1901. In the 1960's the farm was purchased by an individual who removed the old gravestones and filled in the depressions so it is unrecognizable. The gravestones were placed elsewhere and were recovered in 1971 by a family member Elizabeth Firebaugh Alexander who recorded the names and dates on them.

The John Firebaugh gravestone was placed on a new base in the Firebaugh Family plot in lot 12 at Bethesda Presbyterian Church Cemetery (nearby, 1.9 miles). All the rest of the gravestones were placed in a vault and buried below the new stone. Only the remains are at the Willow Grove Cemetery. The name and dates on the found stones were placed on John's new gravestone as a memorial to them. On the other side of the stone facing the Maury River it is inscribed:

"HERE-IN LIE THE GRAVE MARKERS
RECOVERED FROM THE DESECRATED
CEMETERY ON THE WILLOW GROVE
ESTATE, THE FARM OF THE LATE
JOHN FIREBAUGH. CEMETERY
LOCATION IS FURTHER DESCRIBED
AS BEING NORTHEAST OF STATE
ROUTE 39 & NORTHEAST OF STATE
ROUTE 252 ON A HILL ABOVE THE
FARMHOUSE, NEAR THE COMMUNITY
OF BUSTLEBURG.

There are 12 Firebaughs, 2 Judeys, 1 Parmer and 1 Temple.

Footstones;
J.J.
S.J.
J.F.
D.F.
M.E.F.
L.W.
M.E.A.P.
R.J.F.
E.F.
J.W.
B.K.A.
L.W.F.
M.W.F.

The sources of this data is from the: Rockbridge County, Virginia Cemeteries, South River and Walker Creek Districts, by the Rockbridge Area Genealogical Society, 1999, page 196-97. Plus from Ben Nicely at Bethesda Presbyterian Church who was so kind to fill in the rest of the data for them.

  • Added: 9 Dec 2010
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