Harrisonburg Rockingham Historical Society
Rockingham County
Tombstones by Cemetery

Cemetery

 Blose Family Cemetery


Blose Family Cemetery & House

Location

Verbena, near Elkton, Rockingham County, Virginia. About one mile due east of the tiny village of Verbena, along Naked Creek, at the junction of Road 609 (Naked Creek Road) and 603 (Blose Road), located on the farm of Reece Dean (dec'd March 2002). From the lane up to the house, the cemetery is beyond the spring fed pond on the left in a clump of cedar trees. The cemetery location is on private property and permission is required to visit.
 

Notes

Cemetery is overgrown with brush & briers. In 1936 the WPA recorded their findings & noted "This cemetery area is approximately 50 feet square. Found over a dozen uninscribed fieldstone marked graves, 3 that were likely children as they were short in length. At some time in the past, the inscribed stones have been gathered together and laid, inscription side down, one on another, & surrounded by loose fieldstones." In 1988 Richard Bloss recorded this cemetery and he noted; "Cemetery almost completely ruined by cattle. What stones there were had been collected into a small pile in the center of some cedar trees." The picture of the cemetery shows cattle resting on the site and the homestead c-1764 in the background. The original log cabin is known to be inside the current building.

Survey Date and Recorder

1988
Richard Blose

 

Photo

Richard Blose

Cemetery Index

Surnames are sorted by section / plot / row / grave - only rows are shown

Surname

Given Name & MI

Birth Date

Death Date

Headstone Notes

Remarks

Burner

Christian

5 Mar 1809

16 May 1889

 

 

Burner

Cassinda

29 Oct 1810

20 Mar 1867

w/Christian

 

Burner

Mary C.

 

28 Dec 1864

Aged 19y 6m 18d

d/Christian & Cassinda Burner

Burner

Sally G.

10 Jun 1818

19 May 1874

w/Christian

 

Blose

Jacob

25 Mar 1791

23 Feb 1870

 

 

Blose

Elizabeth

12 Mar 1791

16 Apr 1862

 

 

Coverstone

Jacob

12 Mar 1802

21 Aug 1847

 

 

Blose

Georg Conrad

1728

1774

 

In 2002 Richard Bloss believes this person buried here; George Conrad Blows original land grantee

Blose

Mary

 

1787

w/Georg Conrad

In 2002 Richard Bloss believes this person buried here

Bloss

John Adam

 

1823

 

In 2002 Richard Bloss believes this person buried here; he inherited the farm from Georg Conrad Blose

Bloss

Mary Hannah Shaffer (Shaver)

 

 

w/John Adam

In 2002 Richard Bloss believes this person buried here

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