Harrisonburg Rockingham Historical Society
Rockingham County Tombstones by Cemetery
Martin Koontz Cemetery
|East of Lacey Spring, Rockingham County, Virginia.
This cemetery is to the north of a dirt lane at the end of Route 806 (Martz Road) and the
junction of Route 620 (Indian Trail Road).
|No attempt was made to find this cemetery in 2003.
The following was taken from Mary Marie Koontz Arrington's book 'Mountain Valley People'
published in 1982: This land was originally the Martin Koontz homestead. He was living
here in 1792. He is listed in Capt. Josiah Harrisons Company - Number 8, which was
the eastern portion of Plains District. His will indicates he did not have children. The
1792 Tithables list only himself (one tithable and 4 horses). This land is now owned by E.
D. Wilkins. This was apparently a fairly large cemetery and originally had tombstones with
inscriptions. It is one of the oldest cemeteries in the area since Martin died about 1805.
It may be that some of the other older Koontzes were buried here with Martin and his wife
as well as other persons in the area. Otis Cubbage, who is 89 years old, recalls there
were marble stones at Martins and his wifes graves with their names. Mabel
Sites Davis Carrier recalls that when she was a child, she took water to her father
working in the fields, and she set the water in the shade of the tombstone to keep it
cool. A search has been made for these stones. They have evidently been stolen since the
ground indicates it has not been plowed and there are not sufficient leaves, etc., to
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