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This cemetery is on the Luther Phillippi farm south of Rural Retreat, on the road to Cedar Springs. [Cameron -- this location is just before you get to the dam for the Rural Retreat Lake. The old Phillippi home sits just off and on the east side of the road in a sharp curve, and across the road and up on the hill from the house is the cemetery. The exact location is unknown because there are no markers and never have been according to Phillippi family members.] Isiaiah Phillippi, a brother to Luther was born in 1855 - a young unmarried man and one other of that family are buried in this cemetery. Christian Phillippi, and his wife are supposed to also be buried here. [Cameron note: This Christian was the one who married Catherine Dutton]

D13---PHILLIPPI, Catherine wife of Christian, dau. of Phillip Dutton
D13---PHILLIPPI, Christian, d. Nov. 23, 1843 son of John & Maria Barbara
D13---PHILLIPPI, Isiaiah, b. 1844 died young & unmarried brother to Martin Luther

The above private cemetery records were taken from the records of Mr. Frank Repass Brown, of Rural Retreat, Virginia. They ARE NOT a complete listing of all private cemeteries in Wythe County, VA.

These cemeteries were copied by Mr. Brown, beginning in the 1930's. The compiler (Joe Cameron) has copied the information exactly as stated by Mr. Brown unless a clarification was needed, but these records have not been verified by Cameron. Mr. Brown, however, was personally known by Cameron, and in his opinion, these records are as accurate as can be possible.

The location descriptions for some of these cemeteries are not very clear - some are even unknown to Cameron. It was felt, however, that Mr. Brown's words should not be changed in any way. Time permitting, Mr. Cameron will later add better descriptions of the cemetery locations.

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