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 Frederick Crider Family Cemetery


Criders area, Rockingham County, Virginia. From Harrisonburg, take Route 42 north. In Broadway turn left onto Route 259 (Brocks Gap Road). Continue on Route 259, through Fulks Run, and turn left onto Route 820 (Bergton Road). In Bergton turn left onto Route 826 (Criders Road) to town of Criders. Travel past Criders Post Office and past Valley View Mennonite Church. Turn left at the old Ben Lantz home, a two story frame house, and continue on the dirt road about 1 mile until you reach the two story log home now owned by Bruce Dove. Cemetery is on the side of the ridge above the house and can only be reached by foot.


Notes from Patricia Turner Ritchie in 1985 - "There are approximately 15 graves marked by river rocks. Four have extensive carving of names, dates, and religious verses. There was a fence once, and two large cedar trees probably mark the original gate." Notes in "Remarks Column" were furnished by Mrs. Ritchie. Mrs. Ritchie added the following note - "A son of Frederick Crider, Jacob Crider, born about 1787, married Magdaline Waggoner in Rockingham County, VA in 1815. She was the daughter of John Waggoner. Three of their sons are buried in this cemetery, Ephraim, Henry, and Jonathan. Mr. Yankey recently learned that Jacob & Magdaline had moved west to be with some of their children and died there." In 1967 J. Robert Swank noted "Crider family plot on Shaver Mountain about 2 miles past Post Office. Mr. & Mrs. Riley Crider, Mr. & Mrs. Frederick Crider and others buried here."

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Patricia Turner Ritchie 



Patricia Turner Ritchie

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Given Name & MI

Birth Date

Death Date

Headstone Notes




Anna Betssa

27 Feb 1834

15 Feb 1846






17 Apr 1816

19 Dec 1847

s/Jacob & Magdalene Crider

He married Sarah Caplinger, the daughter of Lewis Caplinger. They had 6 children. Their marriage is also recorded in Rockingham County.




11 Sep 1827

29 May 1830

s/Jacob & Magdalene Crider





30 Apr 1827

5 Aug 1837

s/Jacob & Magdalene Crider








No visible marker-recorded by Swank in 1967. In 1985, Lewis Yankey believes Frederick Crider is buried here because he once owned the property. He was born between 1750-1760 & died between 1840 and 1850.



Mrs. Frederick




No visible marker-recorded by Swank in 1967. In 1985, Lewis Yankey believe Mrs. Crider is buried here because they once owned the property and she was about the same age as Frederick.







No visible marker-recorded by Swank in 1967



Mrs. Riley




No visible marker-recorded by Swank in 1967


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