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Endangered Cemeteries

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Endangered Cemeteries

Mike K. Williams (View posts)
Posted: 9 Aug 2004 10:38AM GMT
Classification: Cemetery
A partial list of family burial grounds in Pittsylvania Co. that are endangered/run down that I have visited within the past year. This list does not include dozens of cemeteries that are located off main highways down farm roads that have been blocked off by the current land owners, most of whom don’t reside there.

Most have no fences and are being covered by weeds and fallen trees from storms, etc. Some are in remote areas where no one lives anymore. Luckily, the VA-NC Piedmont Genealogy Society has inscriptions for most of these, gathered over the past 40 years before they became inaccessable.

Endangered are: Aaron, Faulker; Allen, James G.; Barbour, Berry; Barber, Wm; Barber-Rorer; Barker, Clark H.; Bennett, Booker; Berger, Seth; Blair, Wm A.Y.; Bradley, Thomas; Bryan, George; Burnett, Henry T.; Clopton, Robert; Cocke, Guy; Cocke, W.H.H.; Collins, David; Conway, Christopher; Crawley, Wm; Cumby, Wylie; Dallas, J.T.; Dalton, Wm; Davis, James W.; Dickenson, Rev. Griffeth; Dickenson, Wm A.; Dodson, Green; Glass, Willis; Goggin Cem; Hays, Ambrose; Henderson, W.T.

Hodges, Adolphus; Hudson, Howard; Jones, Elisha; Lea-Gunter; McDowell, Wm V.; McLaughlin, Charles; Moorman, Achilles; Owen, Bruce; Parsons, Martha; Poindexter, Thomas; Reynolds, Charles; Rowles, Wm; Scholfield, Jacob; Shelhorse Cem.; Simpson, Wm R.; Smith, Edmund; Terry-Ford Cem.; Trent, James; Vaden, Granville; Wall, Emard; Womack-Power Cem.; Yeatts, Oba.

It is particularly sad that the burial site on Hickeys Road of the beloved preacher Griffeth Dickenson (1757-1843) is in such bad shape. The graves have no fence around them and in the summer the stones are covered by tall weeds. The stones are barely readable.
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Mike K. Williams 9 Aug 2004 4:38PM GMT 
BChandler53 12 Aug 2004 4:02PM GMT 
Mike K. Williams 13 Aug 2004 6:48PM GMT 
Alvin McDowell 13 Aug 2004 7:13PM GMT 
Mike K. Williams 16 Aug 2004 1:17PM GMT 
Edgar Owen 18 Aug 2004 7:35PM GMT 
Mary Eanes Wright 22 Sep 2004 3:29AM GMT 
Mike K. Williams 23 Sep 2004 4:46PM GMT 
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Jim Bradley 25 Oct 2006 2:35AM GMT 
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