Forgotten Cemeteries: Hammond-Henderson-Houseman Cemetery in Springwood

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GPS Coordinates: 37.5457993, -79.7755966

The following are from “Botetourt County History Before 1900 Through County Cemetery Records” submitted by Howard R Hammond, who is the second great-grandson of Peter and Margaret Housman Hammond.

This cemetery is on private property.

The following readable markers were found:

Lewis Housman (b. 10-5-1803  d. 8-20-1885)

Eliza Housman was the wife of Lewis. She died on 1-9-1837 at the age of 22.

William Housman was the son of Lewis and Margaret. (b. 8-19-1844  d. 6-1845)

Mariah B Housman was the wife of Lewis. (b. 10-1-1813  d. 2-22-1884)

Simon Housman died on 6-20-1823 at the age of 36.

Col. George Wilson Hammond 1827-1864 CSA KIA Cloyd’s Mt., Pulaski Virginia (photo included)

Charles Hammond died on 2-19-1848 at the age of three.

John M Cross died on 10-22-1873 at the age of 62.

Peter Hammond died on 3-22-1850 at the age of 56. War of 1812: Private 1st VMR Truehart

Margaret H. Hammond (b. 7-27-1800 d. 6-26-1889)

Ralph Henderson (b. 3-17-1821 d. 7-19-1892)

Sarah Jane (Hammond) Henderson was the wife of Ralph and the daughter of Peter & Margaret Houseman Hammond. She died on 2-19-1885 at the age of 55.

Millie J Henderson was the daughter of Ralph and S J. She died on 1-5-1833 at the age of five.

Annie Snelser, unreadable dates b. 1821

Charles R Thrasher (b.12-24-1857 d. 8-17-1864) The stone is broken in pieces.

If any reader can add information to this listing please contact the Botetourt Genealogy Club at Relatives of these families are invited to attend the Botetourt Genealogy & History Fair on July 9-12.

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