Laurel Branch Cemetery


I am married to David Sergent and co chair of this site. We have had a wonderful time meeting people and discovering our history. I am thankful for each person who helps us with this major undertaking. To remember who we are as a people instead of what they say that we are.

Laurel Branch Cemetery in Wise Virginia

Written by Joanna Adams Sergent


A beautiful spot on the mountain that over looks Addington, Rocky Fork, and parts of Stephens.   Laurel Branch Cemetery in Wise, Virginia is a place to re-discover the past.   There is a beautiful chapel that sits quietly at the edge of the very well kept up cemetery.

There are a number of graves that are marked only by little white wooden crosses.  The names and dates of the people who are at rest in these quiet places have been lost in time..only known to God.   There are also two rather large stones that mark the Addington plots.   One Addington grave, belonging to William Addington born March 10, 1856 and died July 3, 1883 was among the oldest of the grave sites we found there.

My Great Grandparents are buried there.  C. Finley Adams and his bride Della Hunsaker Adams.   Finley also has a Military Grave stone placed on his grave showing his time of military Service to the U.S. Guards during World War I.

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