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Rockingham County Tombstones by Cemetery


 Smith Roach Family Cemetery


On the Skyline Drive, Rockingham County, Virginia. Approximately 3/10th mile south of Sandy Bottom Overlook (Mile Post 68.45) look for old road, northwest side of drive, north east of where wall begins (about 2/10th mile down old road, stone wall on left. Cemetery above wall, surrounded by remains of wire fence.


Notes in "Remarks" column were provided by Lois B. Bowman. Ms. Bowman also notes there are a couple remnants of metal markers in front part of cemetery indicating there may be more burials here. (Note: Arch Roach is buried in this cemetery and there is another cemetery named "Arch Roach Family Cemetery" which was probably on Arch's property. Believe that Smith Roach was son of Arch Roach.) From the book "The Undying Past: History of Shenandoah National Park" by Darwin Lambert in 1989, on page 284 it states there are about 45 burials with the oldest being Arch Roach; and inscriptions hand-carved on fieldstones LB, JCR, NPS.

Survey Date and Recorder October 1982
Lois B. Bowman

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
Wiwlims (Williams) Margaret 2 Apr 1860 25 Jun 1887

Roach Elizabeth
6 Dec 1886
Death record at courthouse shows died 8 Dec 1885

13 May 1882
Top of stone broken
?? James Eairl 24 Apr 1857 17 May 1871

Roach John 8 Sep 1862 10 Sep 1874
Front of stone: Smith Roach son of his Jhon Roach wouse bornd Septembr 8, 1862 dide September the 10, 1874; back of stone: John D___[died?] 1874
Roach Arch
11 May 1857
Engraved in a cursive style
Unknown W.L.M.
22 Sep 1821
Engraved in a cursive style
Crawford Victoria 2 Jun 1888 24 May 1889


No name on marker

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