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Kent (#47846556)
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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 April 2017, I have visited 186, 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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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
MNick
Pvt Philip Y Rader (wife?)
Thanks for providing family information for Pvt. Philip Y. Rader (Memoiral #127091166). I'm having trouble verifying the maiden name of his wife. Can you point me in the right direction to find documentation for her maiden name and parents?
Added by MNick on May 12, 2017 5:49 PM
TFrampton
Memorial #126408564
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.
Added by TFrampton on May 06, 2017 1:10 PM
Angelwings
RE: Pictures
Thank you so much.
Added by Angelwings on Apr 20, 2017 8:24 PM
Angelwings
Thank you
Kent,
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.
Esther
Added by Angelwings on Apr 20, 2017 12:06 AM
lindilu
Vieira
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
C. LATTA
HERBERT HODGE
THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR YOUR PHOTO WORK, ITS GREATLY APPRECIATED.
Added by C. LATTA on Dec 03, 2016 10:32 PM
C. LATTA
VIRGINIA HODGE.
THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR YOUR PHOTO.
IT SURE DID HELP PUT THE PUZZLE IN MORE ORDER.
IT IS APPRECIATED.
Added by C. LATTA on Nov 30, 2016 5:56 AM
Mary
Can I use your photo
Of Mary Ann Bodkin Kiracofe memorial at Doe Hill?

Mary
Added by Mary on Nov 29, 2016 1:10 PM
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