Floyd County Historical Society


P.O. Box 292
Floyd, Virginia  24091-0292

Helping preserve and share a unique history in Southwest Virginia

Cemeteries of Floyd County, VA


 
 
 

 
BENJAMIN OR CHRIS DODD CEMETERY
On US 221 JUST WEST OF LAUREL BRANCH ROAD AT
N36 54.413  W080 20.825
5 Oct 2007 Maurice Slusher, Hugh Nester & Genevieve C. Starkey
 
 
 
On this date we found only two stones
Benjamin Dodd                                  18 Jul 1780                8 Sep 1856
 
Caleb Dodd                 age 11 yr 8 mo 10 d                          9 Aug 1824
 
Some years ago, Evelyne Rutrough had documented:
 
Mary Dodd (nee Prosize)                   30 Dec 1780             22 Jun 1844
w/o Benjamin Dodd
 
Rebecca Dodd       age 78 yr                 abt.  1766               10 Mar 1844
 
Emily Bishop       age 3 yr 3 mo 10 d                                    29 Feb 1852
 
Tradition has that buried here are:
 
David Howell                                                                                      1855
 
Susan Howell
 
Joshua Howell
 
Mary Howell
 
As well as other Bishop and possibly Weaver neighbors
 
Hugh Nester had a photo taken about 8-10 years prior to our visit showing the stone of Caleb standing.  As of this date, there were no standing stones and Benjamin’s and Caleb’s were almost covered with grass.  At this date, there was only grass in the area, no other stones to be uncovered.
           
 

 

 

 

 



 
 
 
 
 

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