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Rockingham County Tombstones by Cemetery

Cemetery

 Mowbray Family Cemetery

Location

From Harrisonburg go east on Route 33 to Elkton. In Elkton go left (north) on Route 340 (East Side Hwy). Turn right onto Route 607 (Red Brush Road) and go 1.1 mile to Moubray Lane, which is a gravel lane, and turn right. Pass the house and trailer on right and cemetery is straight ahead.
 

Notes

In January 2003, cemetery survey and following notes from Neil W. Mowbray, 16580 E. Spring Ave., Elkton, VA 22827, telephone number 540-298-9968. There may be a row of burials in the very back of the cemetery right against the back fence, but no markers appear here. No living member of the family whom I have asked knows for sure if any burials are located in this section, but there is enough room for a row of graves. Fieldstones marking graves were moved to make mowing cemetery easier. Present owner (Jan. 2003) is Nina Alger Williams Rogers.

Survey Date and Recorder Jan 2003 
Neil Mowbray   

Cemetery Index

Surnames are sorted by section / plot / row / grave - only rows are shown

Row Surname Given Name & MI Birth Date Death Date Headstone Notes Remarks

Mooberry James "Waller" About 1817 About 1902
No marker; s/James Mooberry (Mowbray) of Madison & Orange Co., VA; went by Waller; father/Sebastian Moobray, Annie Mowbray Morris & Rebecca Mowbray Lay (Leigh). Waller probably buried under trees in far lower left-hand corner in row behind Eppa Morris' tombstone, same row as Sebastian, Jacob & Lillie, etc.

Mooberry Sarah Frances Monger 28 Apr 1833 1 Dec 1917
No marker; 2nd w/Waller; death certificate show buried in Mowbray Cemetery 3 Dec 1917; probably buried under trees in far lower left-hand corner of cemetery, in same row as Sebastian, Jacob & Lillie.
001 Morris William F. (Floyd) 11 Dec 1923 8 Dec 1974 Pvt U.S. Army s/Doss Morris; grandson/William Plunkett & Annie Mowbray Morris
001 Alger, Sr. John W. 5 Jul 1907 15 Nov 1974
husband/Myrtle Mowbray the d/Segourney Mowbray Alger
001 Williams Virgil M. 15 Jun 1894 30 Apr 1980
s/Emanuel & Fannie Williams; husband/Sallie Mowbray Williams
001 Williams Sallie F. 25 Dec 1890 19 Oct 1970
d/Sebastian & Josephine Moobray; w/Virgil M. Williams
001 Williams



Cinderblock marks grave; s/Wilbert Williams & grandson of Virgil Williams & Sallie Mowbray Williams
001 Williams Daniel A. 7 Jun 1881 23 Mar 1956
s/Emanuel & Fannie Williams; husband/Laura R. Morris Williams
001 Williams Laura R. 1 May 1882 6 Jun 1951
w/Daniel A. Williams; d/Eppa Morris & Rhoda Morris; sister/Josephine (Josie) Morris Moobray
001 Williams Susan N. 9 Aug 1909 19 Apr 1995
d/Daniel & Laura Williams
002 Mowbray Ashby abt 1907 abt 1908
grave not marked; infant firstborn son/Jacob & Lillie Mowbray; buried under the huge oak tree in the middle lower left of the cemetery.
002 Mowbray Thurman 2 Jul 1927 15 Jul 1927
grave not marked; infant s/Jacob & Lillie Mowbray; buried beside Ashby under the hugh oak tree in the middle lower left of the cemetery.
002 Lay (Leigh) James (Jim) 1 Mar 1858 21 Mar 1932
grave not marked; husband/Rebecca Mowbray (Mooberry) Lay; s/Thomas Lay & Martha A. Riddle
002 Lay (Leigh) Rebecca Mowbray (Mooberry) Feb 1866 4 Dec 1949
grave not marked; d/James Waller Mowbray & Sarah Frances Monger Mowbray; w/James Lay
002 Williams Russell 1 June 1915
30 October 1999

Tombstone present; s/Virge Williams & Sallie Mowbray Williams; born & died dates from obituary
002 Williams Hazel H. 21 Oct 1923

Still living; tombstone present; w/Russell Williams
002 Williams Christopher D. 17 Jun 1962 8 Sep 1972
s/Samuel Roach & Fonda H. Roach Williams; he's actually a Roach-tombstone has Williams
002 Roach Samuel E. 27 Oct 1938 27 Jun 1971
h/Fonda Williams & son-in-law of Hazel & Russell Williams
003 Unknown



Grave is plainly visible but no marker
003 Williams James Oscar 23 Jun 1879 2 Jan 1946
s/Emanuel & Fannie Williams; husband/Annie E. Williams; brother/Lillie Williams Mowbray
003 Williams Annie E. 4 Feb 1884 29 Apr 1951
w/James Oscar Williams; d/John W. Morris & Columbia E. Baughter
003 Williams Adam Abraham 29 Nov 1918 14 Apr 1976 Tec 5 U.S. Army WWII s/James Oscar & Annie Williams; 1st husband/Nina Alger Williams
003 Williams Nina A. 23 July 1929

Still living in Jan 2003; d/William Alger & Segourney Mowbray Alger; current owner of the cemetery in 2003
003 Rogers Wayne E. 2 Mar 1920 28 Oct 2002
2nd husband of Nina Alger Williams
003 Mowbray Bernice Winfie 14 Jan 1928 28 Mar 1931
Grave not marked; child/Bernard & Lizzie Mowbray
003 Moubray Infant


Grave not marked; oldest infant daughter of Willard & Edith Moubray; died shortly after birth
004 Morris Eppa G.
19 Nov 1901 Died 19 Nov 1901 in his 58th year Born about 1848; father/Josephine Morris Moobray; s/Harrison Morris & Catherine Morris
004 Morris Rhoda


There is room on either side of Eppa G. Morris for a grave & his wife Rhoda is probably buried beside him. Rhoda is d/Jefferson Morris & Luraney Shifflett & born about 1847 in Greene County.
004 Price James Newton 21 Jun 1915 14 Feb 1918 s/N. T. & M. A. Price; Darling we miss thee s/Newton Tilton & Martha Lay Price; mother Martha was d/Rebecca Mowbray Lay & James Lay (Leigh)
004 Price Paul Wilson 16 Oct 1912 9 Nov 1919 s/N. T. & M. A. Price; Gone but not forgotten
004 Unknown



A gap in the 4th row occurs here with no markers but enough room for several graves, just to the right of Paul Wilson Price's grave; we're not sure who, if anyone is buried in this gap.
004 Williams Fannie 23 Jan 1864 6 Mar 1926 w/E. M. Williams w/Emanuel Millard Williams; d/John Conley & Frances Morris Conley
004 Williams Emanuel M. 10 Jun 1857 23 Jun 1931
Grave not marked; s/Lindsey Williams & Diannah Shifflett Williams; husband/Fannie Conley Williams
004 Morris Tim P. (Abt 1893) 1937
Grave not marked; Death certificate shows died 1937 s/John N. Morris & Nang (Fernangus Morris) Morris; h/Carrie Lay (Leigh) d/James Lay (Leigh) & Rebecca Mowbray (Mooberry) Lay (Leigh)
004 Morris Annie E. Feb 1868 18 Jun 1949
d/James Waller Mowbray & Sarah Monger Mowbray; 2nd w/William Plunkett Morris; sister/Sebastian Moobray & Rebecca Mowbray Lay.
004 Herring Andrew J. 1879 1955
husband/Viola___? who is buried in Standardsville, VA; not related to the Mowbrays but a family acquaintance who lived just down the hill from the cemetery.
005 Mowbray Luna


Grave not marked; d/Sebastian & Josephine Mowbray; We know these 3 girls are buried near the lower back left-hand corner but don't know exact location or order of each individual grave.
005 Mowbray Frances


Grave not marked; d/Sebastian & Josephine Mowbray; We know these 3 girls are buried near the lower back left-hand corner but don't know exact location or order of each individual grave.
005 Mowbray Emma


Grave not marked; d/Sebastian & Josephine Mowbray; We know these 3 girls are buried near the lower back left-hand corner but don't know exact location or order of each individual grave.
005 Mowbray Ethel Odessie 8 Dec 1917 27 Apr 1933
Grave not marked but its outline can be seen; d/Franklin (Frank) Mowbray & Abbie Morris Mowbray; she is buried just to the left of her father.
005 Mowbray Franklin (Frank) Sebastian 22 Feb 1888 29 Oct 1918
Grave not marked but its outline can be seen; s/Sebastian & Josie Moobray; Frank is buried directly to the left of Josephine, his mother.
005 Moobray Josephine About 1867 28 Apr 1928 Aged 64 years Born 1867; d/Eppa & Rhoda Morris; w/Sebastian Moobray
005 Moobray S. B. (Sebastian Boss) 13 Dec 1864 8 May 1929 Aged 64 years s/James Waller Mooberry & Sarah Monger Mooberry
005 Moobery Harry Leonard 8 May 1913 4 May 1935
Small homemade cement marker; s/Jacob & Lillie Mowbray; husband/Lorina Frances Mowbray
005 Mowbray Jacob Gaspar 13 Nov 1886 9 Dec 1947
s/Sebastian & Josephine Mowbray; husband/Lillie Frances William Mowbray
005 Mowbray Lillie Frances 11 Jun 1889 6 Jan 1970
d/Emanuel Williams & Fannie Conley Williams; w/Jacob Mowbray; her name & dates appear on Jacob's tombstone but the stone is set directly in front of Jacob's grave; Lillie is buried just to the right of Jacob.
005 Alger William H. 1906 1996
husband/Segourney Mowbray Alger; s/John Alger & Josephine Meadows Alger
005 Alger Segourney G. 1893 1968
d/Sebastian & Josephine Mowbray; w/William Alger
005 Williams Tammy 1968 1968
Infant daughter/Forrest Williams; granddaughter/Wilbert Williams; great-granddaughter/Virge & Sallie Mowbray Williams

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