Rockingham County Virginia Tombstones by Cemetery

CemeterySmith Roach Family Cemetery
LocationOn 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.
NotesNotes 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 Recorder17 Oct 1982
Lois B. Bowman

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SectionRowSurnameGiven Name & MIBirth DateDeath DateHeadstone NotesRemarks
Wiwlims (Williams)Margaret2 Apr 186025 Jun 1887
RoachElizabeth6 Dec 1886Death record at courthouse shows died 8 Dec 1885
Unknown13 May 1882Top of stone broken
UnknownJames Eairl24 Apr 185717 May 1871
RoachJohn8 Sep 186210 Sep 1874Front 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
RoachArch11 May 1857Engraved in a cursive style
M.W.L.22 Sep 1821Engraved in a cursive style
CrawfordVictoria2 Jun 188824 May 1889
Unknown1911No name on marker