The Ballowe Family Cemetery is located off 2651 Glenmore Road. A small white framed house is located to the right of the lane going back to the cemetery. The lane has a locked farm gate. The well maintained dirt road beyond the gate and will take you to the cemetery after a 3/4 mile walk. Do not take the left fork in the road, about halfway to the cemetery, as that leads to the old homestead of Col. Thomas Ballowe.
Seven additional graves are present, some with small stones marking location. All these graves are sunken but not marked to identify. Oral history from Percy and Cora Ballowe stated one family member died during the Civil War is buried here. After the turn of the century several former slaves still lived and worked on the property (farm). They were known as Aunt Marie, Aunt Ly-Lee "the cook", Aunt Mary and Uncle Jim "the black smith" were buried here.(Percy and Cora Ballowe 1970 interview)
The current tree farm is less than half of it's former size in 1927. The farm had 609 acres, of which 217 on the north side of Route 665, "the Scottsville Road" and 292 acres on the sout side. This land was sold off in the 1920s or 1930s. Percy and Cora Ballowe said during their grandfather's time, Edgar Dabney Ballowe, a gold mine was worked on the south side of the road. Some gold was found but not enough to make it a paying enterprise. (Percy and Cora Ballowe 1970 interview)
GPS Coordinates: 37.68398, -78.54433
- Added: 2 Feb 2017
- Find A Grave Cemetery: #2633956
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