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Corder/Pierce Cemetery Submitted by - Bob Corder (Robert Gibson Corder)

The cemetery is located a couple of miles west of Amissville just off Rt. 211. To be more specific, it is located in the southwest quadrant of the Rt. 211 and Rt. 640 intersection. The cemetery is up on a hill surrounded by old locust and sumac (I think!) trees plus one large English holly tree. If you are familiar with the old Boyd Brown place, it is across the road (640) from his old place. Back in 1977, I had a chain-link fence placed around the cemetery to protect what is left of the tombstones, however, it has been a never-ending battle to keep it in decent shape because of fallen trees, briars, day lilies, ground hogs, et cetera. I cleaned it off every spring up until I moved to Texas about two years ago, so it has been neglected for about 3 years now. I could not find anyone who would maintain it (even for a fee!) Anyway, the cemetery contains the following tombstones:

o Elias Corder (1806-1879) : Farmer in Amissville and son of Revolutionary War Veteran, John Corder
o Sarah B. Corder (1826-1892) : Wife of Elias Corder
o Judson A. Corder (1834-1918) : Civil War Veteran (confederate) and son of Elias and Sarah Corder.
o John Corder (1761-1849) : Revolutionary War Veteran and father of Elias Corder
o Lelia A. Corder (1849-1881) : Daughter of Elias and Sarah Corder
o Jemima J. Pierce (1806-1853) : Wife of Franklin Pierce
o Lelia Wood (d. 1810) : Daughter of Lewis and Fannie Wood

NOTE: There are other children of Elias and Sarah Corder buried in this cemetery, however, their tombstones were knocked down, broken, and hauled away by farm hands some time prior to the 1950s. I discovered that the cemetery originally had an iron fence around it, however, the fence was knocked down either by farm equipment or by falling trees, either of which could have damaged tombstones. A piece of the original iron fence is on display at the cemetery. Given the historical significance of this cemetery, I wish there were some way it could be preserved in perpetuity.

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