Google Earth Coordinates: 36 16 18.83N, 81 18 19.09W
Location: At the old James Vannoy homeplace on the Middle Fork of Reddies River in Wilkes County, NC. From the intersection of Colvard Rd and Old Hwy 16, go approximately one mile west on Old Hwy 16 to SR1580. Turn left onto SR1580 and go .3 miles. Cemetery is about 300 feet west under a large Spruce tree..
For more information on Elder James Vannoy, and how the Vannoy family links Grover Shepherd and Ethel Walker as 4th cousins see: The Vannoy Connection: Linking Cousins Grover Shepherd and Ethel Walker.
|10 Total Graves
All but two of the people buried here are direct descendants of John Shepherd, Sr. The two exceptions are Caroline Walters Vannoy and Louisa Burkett Vannoy. At this point, the relationship of Rufus Vannoy is unknown, but he is assumed to be a son of James Vannoy.
Direct ancestors of Ethel Walker Shepherd are in bold type.
|Rufus Vannoy||Unknown||Unknown||Possibly James and Sarah Shepherd Vannoy|
|Caroline Walters Vannoy
2nd wife of Jesse Vannoy
|Jan. 1, 1832||Mar. 25, 1858||Lewis and Chloe (Faw) Walters|
|Jesse Vannoy||Nov. 10, 1820||Aug. 30, 1882||James and Sarah Shepherd Vannoy|
|Sarah Vannoy||Jan. 31, 1828||May 2, 1840||James and Sarah Shepherd Vannoy|
|Sarah 'Sallie' Shepherd Vannoy
wife of James Vannoy and great, great grandmother of Ethel Walker
|Nov. 21, 1795||Nov. 27, 1880||John (Jr.) and Phoebe Shepherd
great, great grandparents of Ethel Walker, and Grover & Harrison Shepherd
great, great grandfather of Ethel Walker
|Jun. 27, 1792||Feb. 19, 1857||Andrew and Susannah Shepherd Vannoy
great, great, great grandparents of Ethel Walker
|Neil C. Vannoy||Dec. 17, 1838||Dec. 2, 1862||James and Sarah Shepherd Vannoy|
wife of Alexander Whittington
great grandparents of Ethel Walker
|Oct. 13, 1824||Nov. 13, 1882||James and Sarah Shepherd Vannoy|
|Louisa Burkett Vannoy
wife of Lewis Vannoy
|Jun. 20, 1841||Jun. 25, 1884||Jonas and Mary (Faw) Burkett|
|Catherine Vannoy||Oct. 17, 1833||Sep. 8, 1844||James and Sarah Shepherd Vannoy|