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Harrisonburg Rockingham Historical Society

Rockingham County Tombstones by Cemetery


 Samuel Heiston Cemetery


Northwest of Elkton, Rockingham County, Virginia. From downtown Harrisonburg, Virginia, take Route 33 East towards Elkton. Turn left onto Route 602 (East Point Road) and go about 5.5 miles. Cemetery is on the right side of road hidden by brush.Get permission to visit cemetery from the house nearby.


Cemetery is covered with growth and brush. In 1960s the Daughters of the American Revolution recorded this cemetery and noted, "Plot enclosed with an iron fence. Other stones have been removed by vandals. Present owner of property is Howard Heiston Hensley."

Survey Date and Recorder 2 Sep 2003
Sue Propst 

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
Heiston Samuel S. 30 Nov 1859 14 Aug 1898
On same stone with Bettie L. & Ervin F.
Heiston Bettie L. 22 May 1865 11 May 1944
On same stone with Samuel S. & Ervin F.
Heiston Ervin F. 27 Feb 1896 20 Jul 1916
On same stone with Samuel S. & Bettie L.
Heiston Flossie
7 Dec 1894 Aged 24y 8m No visible marker-recorded by D.A.R. in 1960s
Wallace John Lloyd 5 Oct 1924 29 Nov 1983

Rogers Grace M. 17 Nov 1898 31 Oct 1993

Rogers Otis Leonard 29 Jul 1892 19 Sep 1980 SF1 US Navy WWI
Phelps Robert C. 5 Mar 1927 20 Jan 1979 PHM US Navy WWII
Hensley Howard Junior 11 Mar 1931 5 Oct 1979 PFC US Army Korea
Hensley Ronald R. 1935 1998

Stepp Coral Elizabeth 16 Mar 2001 18 Mar 2001

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