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Ground Graveyard
Roanoke City, Virginia

Lat: 37° 18' 19"N, Lon: 80° 00' 15"W

Contributed by Chuck Garst, Mar 29, 2000 [cgarst@garstfamily.com]. Total records = 36.

The graveyard is behind a home on the east side of Rt. 117. From Rt 117, (Peters Creek Rd) take Appleton Ave NW, Take First Right Turn on Dodson Rd, plots are behind the last house on the right at the cul-de-sac, within overgrown area under a large cherry tree.

Little is left here except a Garst stone, placed in about 1952 to replace the original, and a fragment of another, old stone. When the W.P.A. survey was made, there were four stones. A neighbor suggested that other neighbors had taken the stones to use for building.

A restoration and new fence is planned from the Garst 2000 Reunion Funding. Some information here is from Mrs. Solloway and some from Marvin U. Neighbors.

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

- Chuck Garst

Garst, Christina (Peffley), b. 1798, d. 1861, Wife of John, her 1st cousin, (Her mother, Magdalena Garst, was the sister of John's father, Frederick 'Indian' Garst, buried at Frederick Garst Cemetery on Kesler Mill Rd.)
Garst, John, Sr., b. 1798, d. 1875 (John and Christina were parents of Henry Garst, who is buried at the Frederick Garst Cemetery on Kesler Mill Road.) This plot is on the land previously owned by John's son, Noah Peffley Garst, John N. Gharst was the builder of Garst/Kesler mill, he always spelled his name with an 'H' in it
Ground, Elizabeth (Landers, d. Apr 23, 1821, Consort of George Ground, (She was the 3rd wife, married Mar 28, 1808 in Franklin County, Their daughter Susan married Lewis Zirkle in 1838)
Ground, George, b. Feb 9, 1773, d. Jan 12, 1842, age: 88yr 11mo 28da

 

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