William Dorton Cemetery

DESCRIPTION AND LOCATION OF DORTON CEMETERY
This cemetery is being very poorly maintained at present. Although it is fenced, it is overrun with briars and small bushes. A number of the stones have fallen over, so everyone known buried in this cemetery could not be identified. This cemetery contains the grave of Captain William Dorton, Jr., an early Russell County militia officer, and some of his descendants.

The cemetery is located on the side of the hill behind a large white farm house now owned by Betty Mason. This house, located on route no. 71, is approximately 3.3 miles east of the Grassy Creek Baptist-Methodist Church. Traveling from Nickelsville, VA, the house is on the left. If traveling from Lebanon, VA, the house is on the right and is located approximately 1 mile west of the Lakeview Market.

Note: Items in brackets ( ) have been added by the compiler.

This file submitted by Barnett McConnell & Paul Addington

In Memory of William Dorton (Capt. William Dorton, Jr., s/o William & Elizabeth Dorton)
born in the year 1750
died December 10, 1826

Oliver V. Dorton, son of J. F. Dorton
born Sept. 7, 1892 - died July 31, 1905
Age 12 yrs. 10 mo. 24 days

J. Frank Dorton (s/o Oliver & Nancy Dorton)
1869 - 1922

Maude V. Dorton (Maude Milton, w/o J. Frank Dorton)
1880 - 1949

J. Frank Dorton, Jr. (s/o J. Frank Dorton & Maude Milton)
1905 - 1925

Mary A. daughter of J. F. & Edith Dorton
born March 17, 1891 - died April 2, 1891
Age 16 days

Oliver V. Dorton (s/o Joseph & Martha Dorton)
born January 8, 1832 - died November 3, 1876

Nancy wife of O. V. Dorton (d/o Jehu & Ruth "Davis" Barton)
born January 1, 1847 - died October 5, 1901

Edith May daughter of E. A. C. & N. J. Baker
born August 13, 1890 - died November 2, 1914
Age 24 yrs 2 mo 19 days
(Note: After the death of Oliver Dorton, Nancy "Barton" Dorton remarried to Elbert Baker. Edith is a daughter of Elbert & Nancy.)

Sarah M. wife of Z. F. Dorton
born April 13, 1841 - died January 5, 1919

John Dorton (s/o Moses & Jemima "Smith" Dorton)
departed this life April 26, 1887
age 64 yrs 4 mo 22 days
I will go to them that are at rest

Martha Dorton
died March 30, 1870
aged 80 years
(Note: The tombstone beside her was unreadable. Probably her husband. We believe this is Martha Fugate Dorton, wife of Joseph Dorton, s/o William Dorton, Jr.)

Drewry Mason (s/o Thomas & Eliza Mason)
born July 8, 1838 - died August 10, 1911

Nancy V. wife of Drewry Mason (d/o Edward & Elizabeth Dorton)
born January 29, 1839 - died December 12, 1918

Nannie E. daughter of
born July 27, 1882 - died April 10, 1909

J. H. Muncy
born January 27, 1828 - died May 9, 1910

Mary P. Muncy
born December 4, 1829 - died July 22, 1905

Martha B.
wife of R. F. Williams
born March 23, 1865 - died April 1, 1904
(Note: Tombstone was broken. Martha B. Dorton, d/o Oliver Dorton & Nancy Barton.)

Moses Dorton (probably a s/o William Dorton, Jr.)
departed this life October 22, 1886
Aged 86 yrs 11 mo and 12 days
There is rest in heaven

In Memory H. T. McClellen
born April 10, 1861 - died September 9, 1896

James son of ______ Dorton (s/o Moses & Jemima "Smith" Dorton)
born April 1, 1833 - died January 11, 1909

In Memory of Edith Dorton (w/o Jacob Dorton, d/o Colbert & Hannah Fugate)
born November 10, 179- - died July 27, 1853
(Note: The tombstone showed the hyphen after 179. According to death records, Edith was 56 yoa at the time of her death.)

There was a tombstone that had the following:
Born -- 29th, 1798 - Died -- 16th, 1865
-- 8 months, 17 days
Note: The rest was unreadable, but since the stone was beside Edith Dorton I believe this is her husband Jacob.

M. E. wife of E. S. Jessee
born January 29, 1869 - died June 25, 1892

Martha Dorton
born July 26, 1825
(Note: Bottom half of tombstone buried. Could not read the death date.)

Priscilla Dorton wife of A. J. Porter
born November 26, 1830 - died August 20, 1896
age 65 years 9 mo 6 days

A. J. Porter (Andrew Porter, s/o Francis & Elizabeth Porter)
born 1840 - died 1906

Elizabeth daughter of A. J. & Priscilla Porter
born March 4, 1870 - died January 4, 1872

R. H. Porter husband of Malissa J. Porter
born April 26, 1867 - died March 19, 1922
again we hope to meet thee when the day of life is fled and in heaven with joy to greet thee where no farewell tears are shed

Ellen wife of W. H. Isaacs
born February 21, 1866 - died January 21, 1905

Dent Pete Osborne, Jr.
born October 10, 1934 - died March 26, 1979

Ellen wife of Cowen Osborne
born November 11 1866 - died December 5, 1905
age 39 years & 24 days

In Memory of William T. Dorton son of Edward & Elizabeth
born January 16, 1848 - died May 8, 1862

Elizabeth wife of Edward Dorton
born April 15, 1810 - died August 26, 1878
age 68 yrs 4 mo 11 days

Robert Dorton
born April 25, 1859 - died June 27, 1932
age 73 yrs 2 mo 2 days

Elkana R. Dorton
born December 13, 1820 - died July 18, 1887
gone home

George Thomas Jenkins (s/o Jonathan & Serophine Jenkins)
born November 20, 1854 - died August 10, 1915
wed on Feb. 20, 1879

Una L. Dorton Jenkins (w/o George T. Jenkins, d/o Oliver & Nancy Dorton)
born June 26, 1863 - died September 12, 1931
(Note: The above two were on one stone.)

Nannie Kate
daughter of Frank & Maude Dorton
Born Feb. 16, 1914 - Died Oct. 23, 1917

Earnest S. Osborne
Virginia PFC Co. E 12 Infantry
Nov. 15, 1928 - Nov. 24, 1957

S. B. Dorton (Believed to be Samuel B. Dorton)
Born Aug. 7, 1829 - Died Feb. 13 or 18, 1906
Age 76 years

Mary
consort of L. G. W. Carty
Died 5 Dec. 1865
Age 32 years, 8 months, 4 days

Sarah Dorton
wife of Squire Orsborn
Born March 25, 1828 - Died May 23, 1897

In Memory of
John Dorton
Born Feb. 27, 1788 - Died Dec. 3, 1857
Age 69 years, 9 months ____ days

Nancy S. Vaughn
wife of Z. F. Dorton
Born July 17, 1842 - Died June 22, 1866

Nellie
daughter of J. F. & Edith Dorton
Born Aug. 19, 1895 - Died May 21, 1896
Age 9 months, 2 days

Eliza E.
daughter of O. V. & N. Dorton
Jan. 1876 (Note: Believe this is probably her death date.)

Thursey
daughter of O. V. & N. Dorton
Born Dec. 13, 1862 - Died Sept. 3, 1868

Tommy B. Jenkins
Born June 16, 1903 - Died Oct. 5, 1934


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