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Rockingham County Tombstones by Cemetery

Cemetery

 Cyrus Dove Cemetery

Location

Criders Area, Rockingham County, Virginia. Northwest of Criders and located on the Shenandoah Mountain about half a mile from the end of Bennetts Run Road (Route 824).
 

Notes

Cemetery records compiled by Shirley Cullers Miller using headstones, field/river rocks, papers of Warren Souder and Lewis Yankey, J. Robert Swank’s 1967 records, and through interviews with area residents. Shirley Cullers Miller noted: I have made a list of the people that I have found to be buried in this cemetery and I am including the list for a record to be preserved. She recorded the following: The following deed from the Hardy County Deed Books records the gift of the grave yard from Cyrus Dove to the relatives and neighbors. THIS DEED made this 20th day of Dec. 1923, between Cyrus Dove and Margaret L. Dove, his wife, of the County of Hardy, State of W. Va., of the first part, and David A. Smith, Angus W. Dove and Harvey W. Whetzel of the county of Hardy, and State of W. Va., and George M. "Lafe" Dove and William A. Hottinger of the county of Rockingham State of Va., of the second part, WITNESSETH: That for and in consideration of their mutual love and good will, and their generous respects for the dead now buried here. The said Cyrus Dove and Margaret L. Dove, his wife, does grant unto the said parties of the second part "a free gift". The use of a certain tract or parcel of land, known as the Cyrus Dove Grave Yard, and bounded as follows, to wit: BEGINNING 5 feet east of a chestnut tree in said grave yard, thence running S. 49 1/2 W. 6 1/2 poles. Thence N. 40 1/2 W 3 1/2 poles. Thence N. 49 1/2 E 6 1/2 poles. Thence S 40 1/2 E. 3 1/2 poles, passing said chestnut tree to the beginning, containing 24 poles. To have and to hold with ingress and egress as now established and their heirs forever. And the said Cyrus Dove and Margaret L. Dove, his wife, reserved unto them selves, and their heirs the same privileges granted unto the said parties of the second part. Witness the following signatures and seals. His (mark) Cyrus X Dove -State of West Virginia county of Hardy, to wit: I, J. W. Dove a Notary in and for the county and state aforesaid do certify that Cyrus Dove, whose name is signed to the foregoing deed, and bearing date the 20th day of December 1923, has this day acknowledged the same before me in my said county. Given under my hand this 29th day of January, 1925. My commission expires Jan. 8th, 1930-Jas. W. Dove, N. P.

 

Survey Date and Recorder 2002
Shirley Cullers Miller

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
Dove Frederick Arnold 5 Mar 1906 25 Feb 1922
child of George M. L. "Lafe" Dove & his wife Anna "Laura" Smith
Dove Margaret Louisa (Hinkle) 16 Jan 1859 19 Dec 1924
child of Willis & Mary Hinkle, and 2nd wife of Cyrus Dove
Dove John 2 Dec 1887 2 Dec 1887
child of Cyrus Dove & his 1st wife Sarah Chilcott
Dove Ellen
3 Jan 1891
infant child of Cyrus Dove & his 1st wife Sarah Chilcott
Dove Infant Son
10 Oct 1909 Stillborn child of Angus W. "Tommy" Dove & his wife Mary Simmons and grandchild of Cyrus Dove
Dove Magdalene 15 Jan 1912 15 Jan 1912
child of Angus W. "Tommy" Dove & his wife Mary Simmons, and grandchild of Cyrus Dove
Whetzel Marvin


child of Harvey Rufus & Lula Hester Dove Whetzel, and grandchild of Cyrus Dove. Marvin was shot accidently when he was a young boy.
May Infant Daughter


daughter of Wilson & Wanda Marie Whetzel May, and great-grandchild of Cyrus Dove
Dove Christian Emanuel 2 Feb 1884 3 Feb 1884
twin, child of Isaiah Paul "Grubbs" Dove & his wife Catherine Virginia Souder
Dove Grace Pearl 21 Mar 1892 17 April 1892
child of Isaiah Paul "Grubbs" Dove & his wife Catherine Virginia Souder
Dove Daniel Nathan 31 Aug 1894 15 Mar 1895
child of Isaiah Paul "Grubbs" Dove & his wife Catherine Virginia Souder
Dove Samuel Moses 11 Oct 1890 6 Dec 1890
infant child of Mary "Jane" Dove and grandchild of Isaiah Paul "Grubbs" Dove & Catherine Virginia Souder
Dove Nimrod Corsey 1844 1920
husband of Amanda Hulvey, and child of James & Catherine Fitzwater Dove. Nimrod was the father of George M.L. "Lafe" Dove who lived on the Shenandoah Mountain. Nimrod was a Confederate Soldier.
Dove Sarah Ellen (Chilcott) 3 Mar 1851 3 Mar 1918
child of Isaac & Sarah Jane Chilcott, and 1st wife of Cyrus Dove
Dove Annie Grace 25 Jun 1918 1 Jun 1920
child of George M. L. "Lafe" Dove & his wife Anna "Laura" Smith
Hupp Kevin Duane 30 Oct 1956 10 Dec 1986
child of Vera Fay Hinkle Hupp, and husband of Irene Elizabeth Smith
Dove Archie "Ernest" 27 Feb 1897 8 Jul 1974
child of George M. L. "Lafe" Dove & his wife Anna "Laura" Smith, and husband of (1) Pearlie M. Whetzel (2) Edna May Phinney. Archie Dove's ashes were brought from Dixfield, Maine and buried in the Cyrus Dove Cemetery.
Smith Mary Catheine "Kettle" (Dove) 15 Nov 1840 12 Oct 1916
wife of Lorenzo Frederick Smith II and child of Abel F. & Mary Magdalene Cullers Dove
Smith David A. 29 Apr 1868 2 Apr 1940
child of Lorenzo Frederick Smith II & Mary Catherine "Kettle" Dove Smith, and husband of (1) Julia Catherine Dove and (2) Margaret A. (Hulvey) Turner
Dove Julia Catherine 21 Apr 1871 22 Mar 1920
1st wife of David A. Smith, and child of Socrates Henkel Dove & Clara Ellen Whetzel Dove
Smith Daughter
1936 Stillborn child of David Leonard & Lelia Viola "Sallie" Hinkle Smith, and grandchild of David A. & Julia Catherine Dove Smith
Smith Dorman Wilson 12 Mar 1919 24 Mar 1919
child of Annie Ruth Smith and grandchild of David A. & Julia Catherine Dove Smith
Halterman Baby


child of Gladys Hannah Halterman, and grandchild of Samuel Daniel "Sam" & Frances Virginia "Jennie" Halterman
Hottinger Hannah Susan (Whetzel) 10 Aug 1867 18 Jul 1896
1st wife of William Ashby "Bill" Hottinger, and child of Edward & Ann Whetzel
Hottinger Effie Ethel 17 Aug 1892 15 Feb 1893
twin, child of William Ashby "Billy" Hottinger & his 1st wife Hannah Susan Whetzel
Hottinger Ressie 1894

twin, infant child of William Ashby "Billy" Hottinger & his 1st wife Hannah susan Whetzel
Hottinger Bessie 1894

twin, infant child of William Ashby "Billy" Hottinger & his 1st wife Hannah susan Whetzel
Hottinger Erman E. 3 Aug 1913 3 Aug 1913
twin, child of William Ashby "Billy" Hottinger & his 2nd wife Rosa Caren Dove
Dove Ressie Hester 3 Mar 1902 21 May 1905
child of George M. L. "Lafe" Dove & his wife Anna "Laura" Smith

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