Trenor Cemetery

Trenor Family Cemetery
Located in the Sinking Creek section of Craig County, Virginia on Route 42, it is located behind the Sinking Creek Store and to the left.

Sign on cemetery fence saying This historic cemetery, commonly known as THE OLD TRENOR CEMETERY, has been recorded with the VA Dept. of Historic Resources, it has been assigned site # 44CG239 and is now protected by state and federal laws.

Photos and notes provided by Steve Taylor

Stone with plaque In Memory of Joseph James Trenor – Revolutionary War Soldier, May 1776 – 1 January 1782 Born 04 March 1757 – in Dublin, Ireland – died – 03 July 1834 Botetourt County while a Resident of present day Craig County and ALL TRENOR DESCENDANTS buried here.

Full view of Memorial Marker (Large stone on which the plaque rest is said to have come from the foundation of the old Alexander Trenor home on Sinking Creek.)

Possible unmarked grave

Possible unmarked grave

Possible unmarked grave

Possible unmarked grave

Possible unmarked grave

Possible unmarked grave

Possible unmarked grave

Possible unmarked grave

Possible unmarked graves

Trenor, George W. February 8, 1835 – May 26, 1897 Husband of Louisa McCrosky

Trenor, George Washington February 8, 1835 – May 26, 1897 {Son of James Rowland Trenor & Anne Lake, part of a set of twins)

Trenor, Louisa (McCrosky) August 24, 1844 – August 1, 1914 Wife of George Washington Trenor

Trenor, Louisa (McCrosky) August 24, 1844 – August 1, 1914 Another view

Possible unmarked graves

Trenor, Carrie A. Died August 27, 1878 – aged 39 years ? months 28 days Wife of F. M. (Francis Marion Trenor) {Daughter of William Walker and his 2nd wife Agnes Eakin, and sister to Mariah Frances (Fanny) Walker Trenor.}

Trenor, Carrie A. born 1839 – died August 27, 1878 from cancer of the womb, 1st wife of Francis Marion Trenor – (Caroline Amanda “Carrie” Walker Trenor)

Possible unmarked grave

possible unmarked grave

Britts, Dexter Snow August 14, 1844 – April 26, 1924 – Father & Britts, Martha Adeline – January 5, 1854 – February 28, 1918 – Mother

** Taken from Abstracts

Britts, Dexter S., son of late Samuel F., died April 26, 1924, age 78, at home of Mrs. Nannie Lugar; was SCA Veteran, as was his father, in CO B 28th Virginia Regiment. Married twice 1st to Elizabeth Givens (Probably mother of 4 of his 13 children) and 2nd to Martha A. Leffel Who died in 1918.

*** From Abstracts

Britts, Martha A., wife of Dexter S.; daughter of John A. Leffel, died February 28, 1918, At home on Sinking Creek. Survivors: Husband and several children.

Another view of Britts Stone

Different view of Carrie Trenor stone

Rowan, Mrs. Albetha January 30, 1897 – May 2, 1938 Aged 41 years 3 months and 3 days

*** From Abstracts

Rowan, Albetha V. (Saunders), wife of Howard C. (Married October 13, 1920), daughter of Wm. C. & Mary Etta Virginia Saunders, born January 30, 1897, died May 2, 1938, age 41 years 3 months 3 days; buried Family Cemetery on Sinking Creek. Survivors: Husband; 2 of 5 Children; Leslie Clifford & Bettie Louella; 1 sister; Mrs. Clifford Paxton; 4 brothers; Orval W. B. Pearl K., Waldo C.; and Carl W.

Indention of a possible grave

Rowan, Albetha S. January 30, 1897 – May 2, 1938

Saunders, Mary E. V. August 1, 1887 – May 25, 1916 – Wife (Mary Elizabeth Virginia Matthews Saunders) (Homemade marker)

Matthews, J. R. May 25, 1851 – December 14, 1883

Matthews, J. R. Full view

Saunders, William C. June 12, 1870 – June 12, 1952 (Homemade marker) Husband of Mary Elizabeth Virginia Matthews & Father of Mary Elizabeth Virginia Matthews Saunders

Hendrickson, Clementine November 22, 1841 – July 7, 1902 (Clementine Caldwell Hendrickson, wife of John Hendrickson, who might also be here) Hendrickson, John - October 13, 1833 – September 1, 1896

Hendrickson, Clementine full view

View of Cemetery and Mountains of Craig County

Another possible unmarked grave

Another possible unmarked grave

maybe more unmarked graves

Matthews, J. J. May 5, 1846 – January 30, 1907 [Jacob Joshua Matthews – husband of 1st Amanda R. Niday and 2nd to Melvina Susan Jones]

possible grave

McIver, Elizabeth – born August 22, 1812 – unknown death Daughter of John McIver and Mary “Polly” Kyle Trenor

Trenor, B. V. (Bird, Byrd Vernon) Died September 3, 1877 Daughter of Alex and M. F. Trenor (Stone had been broken and buried – researchers dug it up but could only find half)

possible row of graves

View of cemetery from outside of fence

Another view from outside of fence

K. E. M. – Possible (Elizabeth Mary Trenor Kessler – June 1, 1832 – May 29, 1895, daughter of James Rowland Trenor and Anne Lake, wife of Lewis Kessler)

Believed to be buried in the Trenor Family Cemetery

Trenor, Christian – June 18, 1795 – June 18, 1795 Son of Joseph James Trenor & Elizabeth Goggin

Trenor, Stephen Goggin – January 9, 1792 – July 10, 1803 Son of Joseph James Trenor & Elizabeth Goggin

Trenor, Elizabeth Goggin – April 8, 1758 – September 27, 1826 Wife of Joseph James Trenor

Trenor, Infant (Stillborn) January 12, 1828 – January 12, 1828 Infant of James Rowland Trenor & Sarah Handley

Trenor, Sarah Handley – December 2, 1802 – January 13, 1828 1st wife of James Rowland Trenor (died from childbirth complications)

Trenor, Joseph James – born March 24, 1747 in Dublin, Ireland – Died July 3, 1834 Husband of Elizabeth Goggin

Trenor, Infant daughter – February 8, 1835 – February 8, 1835 (Twin of George Washington) Twin daughter of James Rowland Trenor & Anne Lake

McIver, Jr., John – June 17, 1817 – November 7, 1835 Son of John McIver and Mary “Polly” Kyle Trenor

Trenor, George Henry – May 9, 1790 – September 27, 1843 Son of Joseph James Trenor & Elizabeth Goggin

Trenor, Fleming Ballard – 1815 – unknown Son of George Henry Trenor & Sarah Garwood

Trenor, Sarah Garwood – May 20, 1789 - unknown Wife of George Henry Trenor

McIver, John – before 1777 – March 27, 1843 Husband of Mary “Polly” Kyle Trenor

Trenor, John Givens – November 19, 1844 – December 29, 1846 Son of James Rowland Trenor & Anne Lake

McIver, Mary “Polly” Kyle Trenor – March 29, 1787 – before March 1851 Wife of John McIver Daughter of Joseph James Trenor & Elizabeth Goggin

Trenor, Garwood Goggin – June 12, 1814 – 1874 Son of George Henry Trenor & Sarah Garwood

Trenor, James Rowland – April 30, 1800 – December 24, 1881 Son of Joseph James Trenor & Elizabeth Goggin Husband of: 1st Sarah Handley – 2nd to Anne Lake

Trenor, Anne Lake – March 21, 1806 – August 5, 1886 Daughter of Israel Lake and Mary Warner 2nd wife of James Rowland Trenor

Trenor, Alexander – December 1, 1824 – March 18, 1889 Son of James Rowland Trenor & Sarah Handley Husband of 1st Balinda or Malinda Webb & 2nd Mariah Frances “Fanny” Walker

Trenor, Mariah Frances “Fanny” Walker – December 12, 1844 – June 18, 1889 Daughter of William Walker and his 2nd wife: Agnes Eakin Sister to Caroline Amanda “Carrie” Walker Trenor 2nd wife of Alexander Trenor