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Cemetery Name:

Boice (a.k.a. Boyce or Armstrong)

Boice/Armstrong Cemetery, Jackson Co., WV

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County: Jackson
USGS Quad: unknown
Coordinates: 38.nnnN  81.nnnW
Maintained by: Unknown
Land owner: Unknown
Date added to WVCPA register: July 2008
Condition of cemetery**: Poor (July 2008)
Accessibility:

This cemetery is located on Locas (early references call it Locust) Ridge Road. From Main Street, Rt. 21 & Rt. 33 intersection in Ripley go northbound about two miles. Crossing Sycamore Creek you will see a road on your left (Rt. 11) that angles towards 11:00 position.  Turn left on the old Ravenswood-Ripley Pikeway.  Follow Rt. 11 for 4 to 5 miles to Crooked Run Road (CR 12/2) to your left.  This is not long after you have gone under the Interstate 77 bridge.  Turn left on Crooked Run for about three miles.  You will see an odd "A" framed house on your right with a green roof.  Here you turn right on Locas Ridge Road and go another mile to two miles until it ends at a house on a grade to the left.  This is the driveway of the Armstrong homestead but you will also see tracks to the right of the home going out into the unfenced pasture.  Follow this for about 200 yards along the tree line on your left and you will see the cemetery.  It is not well cared for and the grass and broom sage was so thick and high that is was difficult to go through. This is the old Boice homestead. A 1913 obituary called it the Boice Cemetery. Do not get out of the car at the homestead on your left, as they have a pack of dogs running around. As you drive by just yell out where your are going if anyone is there.

** 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

Last Name: First Name: Born: Died: Inscription: Photo: Source:
Bates George W. 24 May 1837 21 June 1906 [Husband and wife - shared stone]
[Married in 1881] 
"His Wife"
Click for photo of tombstone Source: WVCPA contributor and family researcher, Keith Weekley
Bates Margaret L. McCoy 15 April 1852 12 June 1927
Crawford Irwin G. 8 June 1881 15 May 1930 [49 years of age] Click for photo of tombstone Source: WVCPA contributor and family researcher, Keith Weekley
Crawford James A. 11 November 1830 14 January 1917 [Husband and wife - shared stone] Click for photo of tombstone Source: WVCPA contributor and family researcher, Keith Weekley
Crawford Margaret J. 29 December 1834 16 February 1910
Crawford Matthew L. 11 March 1839 13 July 1902 [Husband and wife - shared stone]
"His Wife"
Click for photo of tombstone Source: WVCPA contributor and family researcher, Keith Weekley
Crawford Ellen 26 August 1854 31 August 1929
Dudgeon Harriet 26 January 1836 7 May 1879 "Wife of Jas. M. Dudgeon"
"Aged 43Ys. 3Ms. 11Ds."
Click for photo of tombstone Source: WVCPA contributor and family researcher, Keith Weekley
Dudgeon Samuel D. 1866 12 December 1913 [Husband of Lillie Combs]   Source: WVCPA contributor and family researcher, Keith Weekley
Harpold J.M. 1856 1928 [Husband and wife - shared stone]
"His Wife"
"At Rest"
Click for photo of tombstone Source: WVCPA contributor and family researcher, Keith Weekley
Harpold Mary E. 1857 1921
Mahan Leander W. 1852 1937 [85 years of age]
[Husband and wife - shared stone]
[28 years of age]
Click for photo of tombstone Source: WVCPA contributor and family researcher, Keith Weekley
Mahan Martha F. 1855 1883
McCoy John L. 8 April 1885 16 January 1902 [17 years of age] Click for photo of tombstone Source: WVCPA contributor and family researcher, Keith Weekley
McCoy Jacob A. 9 September 1845 8 July 1890 "Aged 44Y. 9M. 29D." Click for photo of tombstone Source: WVCPA contributor and family researcher, Keith Weekley
Obrien Celia 1821 1908 "Mother"
[87 years of age]
Click for photo of tombstone Source: WVCPA contributor and family researcher, Keith Weekley
Price Rebecca   14 August 1911 [91 years of age - wife of Abraham Price - from her obituary in the Mountaineer Aug. 18, 1911]   Source: WVCPA research

 

Comments: 

Dates or text in Red are not inscribed on the tombstone and have either been calculated based on death date or are as a result of research on the individual.

Our thanks to Keith Weekley and his Aunt Dorothy Ankrum Weekley for the background information and photographs of this cemetery. Keith will be adding to the photos and names listed for this cemetery this coming fall. If you know of any names that should be listed here, please contact WVCPA with the details.

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