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Cemetery Name:

Jacob Snider

Jacob Snider grave in Jacob Snider Cemetery, Berkeley Co., WV  Jacob Snider grave in Jacob Snider Cemetery, Berkeley Co., WV

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County: Berkeley
USGS Quad: Martinsburg
Coordinates: near 39.4885N  78.0617W
Maintained by: current landowner
Land owners: unknown
Date added to WVCPA register: March 2006
Condition of cemetery**: Fair (March 2006)
Accessibility: Permission required - on private land. The name of the present property owner is not known, but the grave is located near what was once known as the Swinging Bridge over Back Creek in Berkeley County, located a few miles west of Martinsburg.  It is listed in the Berkeley County Cemetery Book published by the Berkeley County Historical Society, and the information provided here is from a family member from out of state. More research and definitely preservation and protection of this cemetery is very needful.

** Condition of cemetery as observed on the given date -
may not be representative of care at other times of the year
Scale: Excellent - Good - Fair - Poor - Abandoned

 

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Snider Jacob   1790 [Stone broken and difficult to read in photo] Click for photo of tombstone Source: WVCPA contributor and family researcher Robert Longbottom

 

Comments: From an email received from family researcher Robert Longbottom:

"I am aware of my 3rd great grandfather's grave stone in a grave yard that is currently in a lawn area.  Jacob died in 1790 and is buried on the farm land that he owned at the time.  It is believed that Jacob was given a Lieutenant Commission in the Revolutionary War. 

The grave stone and foot stone are the only markers left at this time.  A former property owner, Donald Rigg, told me in 1978 that there had been more graves there but they had been trod down by farm animals over the years.

I do not know the name of the present property owner but the grave is located near what was once known as the Swinging Bridge over Back Creek in Berkeley County West Va.  It is located a few miles west of Martinsburg.  It is listed in the Berkeley County Cemetery Book published by the Berkeley County Historical Society."

Any additional information that anyone can provide regarding this family cemetery would be greatly appreciated.  If you live near this location, and possibly recognize this cemetery and know the current landowner, let us know and we'll get you in touch with Robert Longbottom.  Robert and his family would like to do what they can to protect this cemetery from further deterioration and help give it the dignity and respect due to those buried there.

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