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There are approximately 207 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 207 cemeteries in their 1986 book Vital Records of Highland County, Va. As of June 2017, I have visited 187, 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 - 1985 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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|Marion Johnson||Charles Parris Horton|
Thanks Charles for taking the time to photograph the burial site of Charles Parris Horton and posting it to Find-A-Grave. I appreciate you do this.
|gloria cornett||RE: Jones Family|
Kent, I can't thank you enough for this information. My Aunt Louise had told us that T.J (Jeff) was a stagecoach driver.
I was able to find information as far back as the late 1700s on the Jones family, but nothing on Jeff. it seems so funny to call him that. I can't wait to share all this with the family.
My grand father is Thomas Jefferson Jones of Bluefield He was a Barber. My father is Robert Lee Jones he retired Air Force, and then was a college professor. He never wanted to talk about the family, some kinda bad blood had happened, so when he passed away, I started my search. I may not had known many of them, but from the way I was raised by my father they must have had a strong family bond and connection. My father was kind, strong, loyal, fair, smart, and very loving.
well I am off to do more research with this information you have given me, thanks again, and if I can return the favor just let me know
|gloria cornett||Jones Family|
Kent, thank you so much for your work. I have been researching my family tree for close to 20 years, but there are a few people that just seem to be impossible to find. then when you least expect it there they are. Just shows never give up however, I have been looking for Thomas Jefferson Jones my great grand father and can not find him except for a few census records. I had visited the area back around 2006 and met Thomas Jefferson Jones, but he is from the other branch of two brothers who settled in highland back in the late 1700. He had taken me out to what he called the old farm, and we looked at a small cemetery for the Jones. it was so overgrown we were not able to see all the head stones. if I remember correctly all though he lived in Doe Hill he took us to Mc Dowell either cow pasture, or bull run. i was wondering if this is the site you have documented here.
My great grandfather is Thomas Jefferson Jones. he married Susan Simmons. his father is John, and mother is Mary Fleisher from the James Jones line. The earliest census I found was 1850 in Bath he was a teen then. he lived to about 1920's. I am unable to locate where he is buried. If anyone knows any information please contact me Gloria Jones/Cornett at email@example.com subject line Jones
|Martin||Ruth Bryant,Ruth Dawn, Ruth Elaine Wilfong|
Will you take a new photo of my grandmother, and two aunts. Their headstone were replaced with small ones and Elaines just has Elaine on it
Added by Martin on May 31, 2017 5:22 PM
|MNick||RE: Pvt Philip Y Rader (wife?)|
Thanks for answering so quickly. Yep, Philip Y has been tricky. The only Michael Rader married to Elizabeth that I have found, in a pretty accurate Family History book, doesn't show a child named Philip.
Added by MNick on May 13, 2017 3:12 PM
Ethel Mae Michael is buried at the old Frampton Homestead in Headwaters, Highland Co VA on the hill. I have had the privilege of communicating with others who are familiar with my family &/or the cemeteries in Pendleton. I have been informed the records were created by other family members & those who took care/owned the property. What records did you obtain, if any, to prove she was buried here? Was she moved to this cemetery without family knowledge or a headstone placed as a memorial?
If you have contact info for the people in charge of this cemetery please send me the information. There are other missing children of Lucinda's who passed away when they were young & may be in this spot instead.
Thank you so much.
Also thanks for adding that picture to Arthur Rexrode. My husband is going to love seeing it. I don't think he has been to his dad's gravesite since he past away. He was only 10 years old at the time.
I have updated and have transferred Mr. Vieira to you! Thank you!
Added by lindilu on Feb 05, 2017 11:35 AM
|Mary ||Henry Jones|
Will you give me permission to use your photo of Henry Jones memorial in Jones Cemetery, Highland, VA.
Added by Mary on Jan 10, 2017 2:12 PM
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