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Rockingham County Tombstones by Cemetery


Byrd Family Cemetery


Ottobine, Rockingham County, Virginia. Five 1/2 miles west of Dayton on Rt. 257. Near intersection of Rt. 257 (Ottobine Rd) and first entrance to Rt. 775 (Judge Paul Rd). About one quarter mile South of intersection, across two fields, on the hill where the woods/brush start, next to a dirt farm road.


Deed Book No. 23, page 320.  1-15-1857.  David Byrd and wife Elizabeth and
Joseph Byrd and wife Mary sell their interest in farm on Beaver Creek of
103-1/2 a. to Lewis Byrd.  Deed Book No. 9, page 81.  8-24-1849.  Lewis Byrd
to Samuel Henry land formerly owned by Peter Byrd, Sr. and wife Hannah.  Deed
Book No. 3, page 341.  11-23-1816.  Abraham Whitmore to Peter Byrd, 50 a. on
Beaver Creek land granted to Aaron Oliver and by him to Jeremiah Oliver, by
Jeremiah to Jonathan Shipman, by Shipman to Whitmore.  There were other
deeds.  Later the land was transferred to the Cromers, the Cromers to Myers,
the Myers heirs to John Zimmerman (Rudolph Myers married Eveline Cromer).

Dirt road may be accessed from Rt. 745 (Martin Miller Rd) abt 0.2 mi from Rt. 257. On Zimmerman property. Stones in poor condition and covered with brush and dirt, Jan 2002.

Survey Date 16 January 2002

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
Whitmore Abraham

Tombstone shows: "A.W." (Marker found 2002) (Died 1819) Deed Book 3, page 341. 11-23-1816. Abraham Whitmore to Peter Byrd, 50 a. on Beaver Creek. " Men of Mark of Harrisonburg and Rockingham by John W. Wayland, Page 436. "Whitmore, Peter - Born February 6, 1806; died October 25, 1861; son of Abraham, who bought a farm and mill on Beaver Creek in 1813, which was sold to Peter Paul."
Whitmore E.

Tombstone shows: "E.W." (No marker found 2002) May be Ester Whitmore, died 1831, wife of Abraham Whitmore.
Whitmore N.

Tombstone shows: "N.W." (No marker found 2002) Unknown
B. S.
(Not found 2002) Unknown.
Byrd Peter, Jr.
1837 Tombstone shows: "P.B. Jr." (No marker found 2002)
Byrd Peter, Sr.
1830 Tombstone shows: "P.B. Sr. 1830" (Marker found 2002)
Byrd Lewis
1838 Tombstone shows: "L.B. 1838" (No marker found 2002) Deed Book 9, page 81. 8-24-1849. Lewis Byrd to Samuel Henry land formerly owned by Peter Byrd Sr. and wife Hannah. In 1967 Mr. Swank notes Lewis Byrd's death date as 18 Jan 1838.
Byrd Hannah
1854 Tombstone shows: "H.B. 1854" (Marker found 2002)
Rader Henry S. 28 Feb 1820 3 Jul 1820 Tombstone shows: "Henry S. Rader was Born Feb 28 & Died July 3 1820 xxxx" (Found 2002)
Rader Child       In 1967 Mr. Swank notes "a Rader child is also said to be buried here."

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