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Frederick Garst Cemetery
Roanoke City, Virginia

Lat: 37° 18' 33"N, Lon: 80° 02' 03"W

Contributed by Chuck Garst, Mar 29, 2000 [cgarst@garstfamily.com]. Total records = 14.

It may be reached by turning from Rt. 460 near Lakeside Amusement Park onto Kesler Mill Road, go north .9 mile to railroad crossing. Leave road before it crosses the tracks and go west on a lane to a house that burned in 1975. Walk about 100 yards up a hill behind the burned house.

A broken down wire fence partially surrounds the 150' square cemetery, which is very overgrown and neglected, with a number of unmarked graves. As of Mar of 2000, it is currently under restoration by the Garst Reunion 2000 Committee using funding from family contributions.

This compilation is a combination of headstone readings, comparing with old family Bibles, and a publication by the Roanoke Valley Historical Society. Some family information was furnished by Mrs. Norman Solloway, a Garst descendant, who has the family Bible and other papers.

I walked the cemetery and completed this transcription in March of 2000.

- Chuck Garst

Clark, Lewis Kenneth, b. 1916, d. 1916, son of Charles & Gertrude Garst Clark
Garst, Edward, d. Nov 20, 1881, age: 24yr 6da, son of Henry & Sarah Garst, shot by a friend with a supposedly unloaded pistol
Garst, Frederick, b. 1752, d. 1842, of Indian Fame, s/w Magdalena Rauch
Garst, Giles, b. Apr 24, 1860, d. May 9, 1860, son of Henry & Sarah
Garst, Henry, Sr., b. Jun 3, 1825, d. Nov 30, 1898, married Sarah Houtz 27 Jan 1847
Garst, Magdalena Rauch, b. 1752, d. 1845, s/w Frederick, monument was placed in 1944 by the Rev. John Garst, who located the graves. It was said a family member sold the family coin silver to a relative to pay for the monument
Garst, Mary Catherine Flowers, d. Jan 27, 1918, age: 63 yrs, wife of William Garst
Garst, Mary, b. May 9, 1852, d. Aug 15, 1906, daughter of Henry & Sarah
Garst, Sarah Elizabeth, b. Sep 23, 1861, d. Oct 23, 1884, daughter of Henry & Sarah
Garst, Sarah, b. Jan 20, 1824, d. Dec 20, 1908
Garst, Virginia, b. Feb 1, 1868, d. Mar 13, 1868, daughter of Henry & Sarah
Garst, Wm, b. Mar 9, 1850, d. Apr 17, 1921, son of Henry & Sarah
Sink, Elsie Garst, no dates, daughter of Wm. & Mary Catherine, no marker
Swanson, Mollie R., b. Jun 10, 1892, d. Jun 23, 1911, wife of Jas. H. Swanson

 

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