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 Salvage Kring Cemetery

Salvage Kring Cemetery

 

Location

Broadway area, Rockingham County, Virginia. From the corner of Route 33 West (W. Market Street) and Route 42, take Route 42 North. Travel 9.3 miles and turn right onto John Deere Drive and go to the Hartman Farm Machinery business. Need the Hartman's permission to visit cemetery which is located on the west side of Route 42, through a field, up a hill, and in northwest corner of the land.
 

Notes

Cemetery is not maintained and cattle have roamed through the area. In 1967 J. Robert Swank noted, "There is indications of perhaps as many as 50 graves in the plot which is overgrown. Some deed records found in the Rockingham County Courthouse: 1813-to Salvage from Samuel & Barbara Swartzs part of the original grant to John Gum, conveyed to M. Culp, to Christian Coffman to Swartz to Salvage; 1814-to Salvage from Henry Hoover two tracts granted Wm. Rutledge 1745 - to Jacob Brunk, to Daniel Brunk, to Henry Hoover to Salvage - these lands were on Linville Creek adj. Wengers, Ackers, etc.; 1816-to Salvage from Joshua & George Kring their interest in their father John Kring estate - The tax list for Rockingham County 1813 showed Salvage as owning 454 acres - he was on the 1792 list of Tenth Legion Tithables. Some early marriages recorded in Courthouse: 1787-Benjamin Salvage to Catherine Kring, 1787-George Kring to Mary Sanger, 1797-Edwin Nicholas to Elizabeth Kring, 1801-Joshua Kring to Hannah Chrisman, 1802-Henry Kring to Nancy Harrison, 1811-James Suter to Nancy-widow of Henry Kring, 1817-George Kring to Betsy Phillips, 1818-Abraham Miller to Frances Salvage, 1821-Elizabeth Salvage to Richard Winfield, 1833-John Calvert to Catherine Salvage. John Kring had following children-Joshua was a merchant in New Market, Va. Also a schoolmaster; Henry; Frederick; George was a silversmith in New Market; and John. Benjamin Salvage had following children-Benjamin, adopted by Gov. Holmes of Mississippi and died there; John, killed by his business partner in Little Rock, Ark.; Gideon, settled in Missouri; Ephriam married Frances Strickler, dau. John; Michael, buried home cemetery; Elizabeth married Richard Winfield. Catherine (Kring) Salvage is said to have been buried in New Market, Va." In 2001 Winfield Massie wrote a letter to the Harrisonburg-Rockingham Historical Society detailing the following: "We got permission from the Presbyterian Church where there was a Winfield Section and had the markers for Dr. Richard Winfield and his wife moved to the Church cemetery. We also had a large flat marker placed in the Kring Salvage Cemetery listing all those known to be buried there according to records at the Dayton Library. The Howard Hartman family was gracious to us in allowing us to do this. No human remains were moved." (Refer to historical society records for more data on the Winfields.)

Survey Date and Recorder

31 July 2003
Bob & Lois Emswiler

 

Photos

Lois Emswiler

Cemetery Index

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Surname

Given Name & MI

Birth Date

Death Date

Headstone Notes

Remarks

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Salvage

Benjamin

 

17 Apr 1825

Aged 75 yrs; a native of Switzerland

 

 

Kring

Catherine

 

Nov 1820

Aged 74y 3m 3w; w/Benjamin Salvage

 

 

Salvage

Michael

 

1 Mar 1818

Aged 21 yrs

 

 

Kring

John

 

16 Dec 1802

Aged 58y 3m 2w

 

 

Winfield

Richard (Dr.)

6 Feb 1796

27 Mar 1858

 

New marker shows born Feb. 1790; headstone moved to Presbyterian Church into Winfield section but not his remains.

 

Winfield

Elizabeth P.

8 Jul 1803

8 Oct 1851

w/Richard; d/Benjamin & Catherine Salvage

Her headstone moved to Presbyterian Church into Winfield section but not her remains.

 

Cootes

Paulina

 

2 Sep 1865

Aged 52y 7m 25d; My Mother

 

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Salvage (?)

?

 

 

Aged 41 yrs

 

 

Salvage

?

1809

?

Aged 46 yrs (?)

 

 

Pennybacker

Derrick

 

 

 

It is said Derrick Pennybacker & another Pennybacker are buried here on the Kline side of the fence. No markers were found.

 

Pennybacker

 

 

 

 

It is said Derrick Pennybacker & another Pennybacker are buried here on the Kline side of the fence. No markers were found.

 

Leggett

Winfield

 

 

 

Swank note: mentioned as being buried here but we found nothing to verify it.

 

Winfield

Paula S., Miss

 

 

 

Swank note: mentioned as being buried here but we found nothing to verify it.

 

Missing Tombstones

 

 

 

KRING SALVAGE CEMETERY

HERE LIE AMONGST MANY OTHERS NOT KNOW

Benjamin Salvage Died April 17, 1825, Aged 75 years

His Wife Catherine Kring died Novemeber 1820, Aged 74 years

Michael Kring, Died March 1, 1818, Aged 21 years

John Kring, died December 1802, Aged 58

Dr. Richard Winfield, Born Feb. 1790 Died March 27, 1858

His Wife Elizabeth Salvage, born July 8, 1805 Died October 8, 1851

Pablina Cootes, Died Sept. 2, 1865, Aged 52 years

[Her name should be Paulina not Pablina]

Derrick Pennybacker

 

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