Shenandoah County, Virginia Genealogy Trails

Painter Cemetery

Edinburg, Shenandoah Co., Virginia

Contributed by Foxie Hagerty

THE PAINTER CEMETERY is located in the general vicinity of Edinburg, Shenandoah County, Virginia. It is more specifically located on Road No 614, .2 mile southwest of Road No 707, which in between Mt. Jackson, Virginia, and Edinburg, Virginia. This cemetery is on a hillside approximately 100 years northwest of the residence of Herbert Painter and his wife Mildred Leigh Painter, Bo 89, Route 2 Edinburg, Shenandoah Co, Virginal. Their farm is known as the "Indian Fort Stock Farm." and in much earlier days a very tall chimney made of stone, and all that remains of the very early home of George Painter, who along with other settlers were killed by Indians in 1758 62 and 68, A History of Shenandoah Co., Virginia, by John K. Wayland, 1927. Samuel Kerceval, early Shenandoah Valley historian also has written about this early Shenandoah Co., Virginia plantation. A very strong spring gushes from a small hillside between the Painter home and the cemetery. The tombstone inscriptions were transcribed on Jan 14, 1983 by Mrs. Jeanette C. Ritenour, Fort Valley Route Box 81 Seven Fountains, Shenandoah County, Virginia.
This private plantation burial ground is pretty large, and is enclosed by a stone masonry wall. There are many sunken grave sites that are unmarked, and also at least five fieldstone marked graves which are not inscribed. Many of the existing tombstones are broken off of their bases and are lying on the ground.

Catherine Wife of Philip Painter--Aug 30, 1874--79y11m8da
Philip Painter Aug 30, 1874 73y11m28d
Charles Estep son of William & Mary C. Estep died Apr 23, 1859--Aug 13, 1862 -- 3y3m20d this is a metal tombstone with embossed lettering.
Tiny E. Painter 29 Aug 1857--- 29-Oct 1862 5y 2m
Mary Rinker-- 16 Apr 1857-- 24 Oct 1862--8y6m8d
Harry Rinker--14 Mar 1848- 24 Oct 1862 4y6m11d
Willie Lee son of Samuel and Amanda S. Evans 1 Jan 1870--08 Jan 1870--one week old
Philip Trook 01 Jan 1800-- 18 Jan 1870
Rebecca Trook 09 Jun 1803- 18 Mar 1865
Mary Estep 01 Aug 1866-- 37y7m7d
Victoria Painter 30 Sep 1871-- 22 May 1889 17y7m22d
Greely Painter 25 Feb 1877 4y4m17d
Salome Painter 10 Jan   no death year 28days
Annie Painter 30 Apr 1882--07 Mar 1893 10y10m7ds
Naason B. Painter, 05 Aug 1831-- 06 Aug 1904 73 years 1 day---CONFEDERATE SOUTHERN ARMY MARKER
LYDIA F.  dau of Samuel & Mary Fravel  07 June 1851 --21 Sept 1863 12y3m14ds
Allie V. dau of Samuel & Mary Fravel 01 Oct 1838-- 09 Apr 1856 17y6m8ds
Annie dau of Samuel & Mary Fravel 27 Jan 1836--27 Mar 1838--2y2ms
Joel Coffelt 22 Sept 1855-- 38y7m19ds
Mary wife of Noah Coffman- 06 Sept 1820--26 Oct 1876-- 56y1m20ds
Dorothy Rinker 15 DEc 1848 -- 27 Sept 1919 70y9m12ds
George Rinker   31 Oct 1842 -- 13 Feb 1889  46y3a12d
Samuel Fravel  25 Apr 1809 --- 30 Dec 1887  78,y8m5ds
Mary Fravel 27 Aug 1814 -- 24 Mar 1888  73y7m3ds

Foxie’s transcriber’s note’s: I do not believe this is a full accounting of people buried in this cemetery


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