Harrisonburg Rockingham Historical Society

Rockingham County Tombstones by Cemetery

Cemetery

 Shultz (Shoup) Cemetery

Location

Daphna, Rockingham County, Virginia. From Harrisonburg, Virginia, take Route 42 North (Harpine Hwy) to Route 809 (Zions Church Road) and turn right. Stay on Route 809 to Daphna Station. Cemetery on east side of railroad tracks north of Daphna Station about three hundred yards, under an oak tree between tracks and creek.
 

Notes

No sign of this cemetery in 2008. In 1967 J. Robert Swank wrote: On the John Shank place. One inscribed stone only was found. This stone was in three pieces. There were field stones to 15 graves and evident of as many as 50 graves in the plot. In 1795 Ezekiel Harrison sold land to Philip Roads. He died leaving property to 12 children, one of which was Lydia wife of Tobais Beam. They sold land to Christian Kratzer who had 1360 acres at time of his death in 1859. Mentioned in deeds as heirs were Ann (Chrisman), George Kratzer, J. & Elizabeth Jennings, Jonathan & Catherine Shafer, J. & Susan Rhinehart, Gordon Kratzer. Anna Chrisman, wife of Dr. Burke Chrisman, received 172 acres as her share. They later bought from other heirs. Following the death of the Chrismans, the property was sold to George B. Harrison. We found no connection with the Shultz family, which may have been prior to 1795 and recorded before Rockingham County was organized.
 
Survey Date and Recorder

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
Shultz Adam  10 May 1818 Aged 79y ?m 21d Father of John & others; Grandfather of Noah who married Martha Louisa Swank

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