That part of
Orange County were Trimble Cemetery is was once a part of Washington County and
was established prior to Orange County, While it was a part of Washington
County, David and Alexander McKinney, brothers, settled near here and soon
David McKinney became the owner of the land, or a portion of it, which includes
"Trimble" or "Tremble" cemetery. By later arrangement
of the boundaries of these two counties, this cemetery tract became a part of Orange County.
While David McKinney
and his family resided here, his little daughter, Cynthia Ann McKinney died May
18, 1814, and as usual in those days a family burial plot was set aside near
their home, and in this plot Cynthia was buried. This was the beginning
of this cemetery and the first grave opened more than 200 years ago.
original burial there there have successive additions by gifts, grants and
purchases as space was needed. A good road was built to the site and
maintained by the county.
became owner of the land following David McKinney, the little family cemetery
grew by the addition of graves of neighbors and those living in the vicinty and
by usage it became known as the Trimble
Cemetery and carried that
Buried within Trimble Cemetery are several soldiers very the
various wars beginning with the Revolutionary War.
War - David and Alexander McKinney, William Case and Arthur Johnson
War of 1812 -
Uriah Glover, William Cunningham and Isaac Bridewaters
Mexican War -
Civil War -
Joseph Ballard, John W. Ellis, Lewis F. Hayes, Wiley J. Hayes, William
Ferguson, Smith T. Miller, Theofilus Montgomary, Thomas Parish, Caot. William
H. Peters, Thomas Skeen, Claudius Standeford, Seth Stratton, Frank Throll,
Andrew Tegarden, Robert Tuell, James C. Walker, William W. Wheeler and William
World War I -
Elvie M. Hutchinson and Hobart Jackson