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Cemetery Name:

Duff  (John H. Duff)

 
County: Jackson
USGS Quad: Sissonville   Map
Coordinates: 38.6323N  -81.6032W
Maintained by: Paula Copen
Land owner: Unknown
Date added to WVCPA register: August 2009
Condition of cemetery**: Good (August 2009)
Accessibility: This cemetery is located just east of Goldtown, on the road from Mt. Tell to Pidgeonroost Run, south of Kentuck. Not easily accessible.
Driving directions: From Charleston, take I-77 North, get off at Goldtown Exit 119, drive across Rt. 21 and turn left on Goldtown North 21 road.  Drive 1/10 mile and turn right on Dudden Fork Road.  Drive 4/10 mile, road ends and turn left (road sign missing).  Drive 1/10 mile and (split road) veer right to Highland Farms Road.  Drive 1 2/10 miles, road ends and turn left on Fisher Ridge.  Drive 3/10 mile and turn right on Romie Hill Road.  Drive 6/10 mile, road ends and turn left on Sugar Creek, drive 1/10 mile and (split road) veer right to Romance Road (dirt mountain which is Mt. Tell) and drive 7/10 mile to get to the first road on your right and turn.  Go out the ridge about 5/10 mile and there will be the 1st road to the right and turn.  Go about 1/10 mile and to the left is a road going up a mountain.  It is about 3/10 a mile going up the mountain and there is a sharp switchback curve.  When you get to the end of the road the Duff Cemetery is about 200 yards to your left, within seeing distance.
** 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:
Anderson Eva V. 1875 1938 "Mother"
[Dau. of Robert B. "Dandy" and Susan Dawson Duff]
[Mother & dau. - shared stone]
"Daughter"
[Dau. of Isaac and Eva V. Duff Anderson]
Click to view photo of tombstone/marker Source: WVCPA contributor and family researcher
Anderson Blanche M. 1900 1918
Coon Chess   15 October 1887 [Killed by lynch mob for the murder of Rev. Thomas P. Ryan] Click to view photo of tombstone/marker Source: WVCPA contributor and family researcher
Cunningham Mary Magdalene 14 February 1816 14 February 1906 [Dau. of George Sr. and Sarah Ours Casto, wife of Joel W. Cunningham] Click to view photo of tombstone/marker Source: WVCPA contributor and family researcher
Davis John E. 1883 1940 [Husband and wife - shared stone]
[Dau. of Robert B. "Dandy" and Susan Dawson Duff]
Click to view photo of tombstone/marker Source: WVCPA contributor and family researcher
Davis Greek A. 1889 1960
Duff Annie   1898 [Wife of Jerome Edward Duff] Click to view photo of tombstone/marker Source: WVCPA contributor and family researcher
Duff Charles E. 1841 1915 [Son of John H. and Margaret A. Allen Duff] Click to view photo of tombstone/marker Source: WVCPA contributor and family researcher
Duff Cordie Brotherton 1882 1911 [Second wife of Albert S. "Bub" Duff] Click to view photo of tombstone/marker Source: WVCPA contributor and family researcher
Duff Daniel F. 1849 September 1860 [Son of George and Keziah Cunningham Duff]   Source: WVCPA contributor and family researcher
Duff Dayson 1911 1912 [Son of Albert "Bub" and Cordie Brotherton Duff] Click to view photo of tombstone/marker Source: WVCPA contributor and family researcher
Duff Dennie D. 15 July 1885 14 February 1941 [Son of Robert B. "Dandy" and Susan Dawson Duff] Click to view photo of tombstone/marker Source: WVCPA contributor and family researcher
Duff Eddie 1896 1896 [Son of Albert S. "Bub" and Melissa Smith Duff] Click to view photo of tombstone/marker Source: WVCPA contributor and family researcher
Duff Emma 1889 1890 [Parsons Funeral Home marker] Click to view photo of tombstone/marker Source: WVCPA contributor and family researcher
Duff Emmitt 1890 1891 [Son of Albert S. "Bub" and Melissa Smith Duff] Click to view photo of tombstone/marker Source: WVCPA contributor and family researcher
Duff Forrest Ray 30 May 1927 9 July 1948 [Son of Sam and Ola Godby Duff]   Source: WVCPA contributor and family researcher
Duff Frederick R. 1873 1892 [Son of Isaac and Caroline Cunningham Duff] Click to view photo of tombstone/marker Source: WVCPA contributor and family researcher
Duff George   15 October 1887 [Killed by lynch mob for the murder of Rev. Thomas P. Ryan]   Source: WVCPA contributor and family researcher
Duff Hiram A. 1889 1941 "Father"
[Son of Robert B. "Dandy" and Susan Dawson Duff]
Click to view photo of tombstone/marker Source: WVCPA contributor and family researcher
Duff Infant   1898 "Infant son of Annie & J.E. Duff" Click to view photo of tombstone/marker Source: WVCPA contributor and family researcher
Duff Infant 1915 1915 [Infant son of Sam and Ola Godby Duff   Source: WVCPA contributor and family researcher
Duff Isaac N. 1836 1907 [Son of John H. and Margaret A. Allen Duff] Click to view photo of tombstone/marker Source: WVCPA contributor and family researcher
Duff John H. 10 February 1800 10 March 1867 [First Duff settler on Mt. Tell] Click to view photo of tombstone/marker Source: WVCPA contributor and family researcher
Duff Lako 12 October 1906 7 November 1973 "PFC US ARMY WORLD WAR II"
[Son of Hiram A. and Mary Duff]
Click to view photo of tombstone/marker Source: WVCPA contributor and family researcher
Duff Leford   1897 [Infant son of Jerome and Annie Toliver Duff] Click to view photo of tombstone/marker Source: WVCPA contributor and family researcher
Duff Lula Bell 14 April 1885 1889 [Dau. of Charles E. and Mary J. Fletcher Duff]   Source: WVCPA contributor and family researcher
Duff Luther Otto 1882 1883 [Parsons Funeral Home marker]
[Son of Charles E. and Mary J. Fletcher Duff]
Click to view photo of tombstone/marker Source: WVCPA contributor and family researcher
Duff Margaret Amanda 12 June 1816 25 December 1900 [Wife of John H. Duff] Click to view photo of tombstone/marker Source: WVCPA contributor and family researcher
Duff Margaret E. 1889 1918 [Dau. of Charles E. and Mary J. Fletcher Duff] Click to view photo of tombstone/marker Source: WVCPA contributor and family researcher
Duff Mary Frances 11 November 1840 14 August 1922 "We will meet again"
[Dau. of John H. and Margaret A. Allen Duff]
Click to view photo of tombstone/marker Source: WVCPA contributor and family researcher
Duff Mary Jane 1847 1900 [Dau. of Major and Nancy Hunt Fletcher, wife of Charles E. Duff] Click to view photo of tombstone/marker Source: WVCPA contributor and family researcher
Duff Nathan E. 1871 1897 [Son of Isaac and Caroline Cunningham Duff] Click to view photo of tombstone/marker Source: WVCPA contributor and family researcher
Duff Okey Walter 27 May 1891 11 September 1966 "WEST VIRGINIA COOK US ARMY WORLD WAR I"
[Son of Robert B. "Dandy" and Susan Dawson Duff]
Click to view photo of tombstone/marker Source: WVCPA contributor and family researcher
Duff Ola Myrtle 1887 5 May 1933 [Wife of Sam Duff]   Source: WVCPA contributor and family researcher
Duff Oscar A. 1870 1903   Click to view photo of tombstone/marker Source: WVCPA contributor and family researcher
Duff Perry T. 18 October 1847 25 February 1885 "Aged 38 Yrs. 4 Months 7 Days"
[Son of John H. and Margaret A. Allen Duff - age at death different on death record]
Click to view photo of tombstone/marker Source: WVCPA contributor and family researcher
Duff Rada 1906 1906 [Dau. of Sam and Ola Godby Duff]   Source: WVCPA contributor and family researcher
Duff Robert B. "Dandy" 1850 1928 [Son of John H. and Margaret A. Allen Duff, husband of Susan Dawson Duff] Click to view photo of tombstone/marker Source: WVCPA contributor and family researcher
Duff Robert M. 1861 1887 [Son of George H. and Keziah Cunningham Duff - killed by a lynch mob for the murder of Rev. Thomas P. Ryan]   Source: WVCPA contributor and family researcher
Duff Samuel 1878 1956 [Son of Ben and Mary Cook Duff]   Source: WVCPA contributor and family researcher
Duff Susan 20 May 1855 4 February 1916 "Wife of R.B. Duff"
"A tender mother and faithful friend"
Click to view photo of tombstone/marker Source: WVCPA contributor and family researcher
Duff Thomas 1908 1908 [Infant son of Albert S. "Bub" and Cordie Brotherton Duff] Click to view photo of tombstone/marker Source: WVCPA contributor and family researcher
Duff Wilmer Donald   26 November 1942 [Son of Sam and Ola Godby Duff]   Source: WVCPA contributor and family researcher
Walker Donald D. 9 June 1915 23 December 1916 "Son of B.W. & Dessie Walker" [Death record lists Jan. 23, 1915 as death date - descendant of Robert B. and Susan Duff] Click to view photo of tombstone/marker Source: WVCPA contributor and family researcher
Unmarked or unidentified graves
Image 06         Click to view photo of tombstone/marker Source: WVCPA contributor and family researcher
Image 07         Click to view photo of tombstone/marker Source: WVCPA contributor and family researcher
Image 08         Click to view photo of tombstone/marker Source: WVCPA contributor and family researcher
Image 09         Click to view photo of tombstone/marker Source: WVCPA contributor and family researcher
Image 11         Click to view photo of tombstone/marker Source: WVCPA contributor and family researcher
Image 12         Click to view photo of tombstone/marker Source: WVCPA contributor and family researcher
Image 13         Click to view photo of tombstone/marker Source: WVCPA contributor and family researcher
Image 14         Click to view photo of tombstone/marker Source: WVCPA contributor and family researcher
Image 15         Click to view photo of tombstone/marker Source: WVCPA contributor and family researcher
Image 16       Two unidentified graves side by side Click to view photo of tombstone/marker Source: WVCPA contributor and family researcher
Image 17         Click to view photo of tombstone/marker Source: WVCPA contributor and family researcher
Image 18         Click to view photo of tombstone/marker Source: WVCPA contributor and family researcher
Image 19         Click to view photo of tombstone/marker Source: WVCPA contributor and family researcher

 

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 sincere thanks to Paula Copen for providing the initial information and photos of this cemetery for posting here!

Notes from Paula: "Mt. Tell is rough road, best time to travel is between late spring to mid fall.  After you travel the 7/10 mile up Romance Road (Mt. Tell), you can park car and walk ridge to cemetery or use 4 wheel drive.  Road is impossible to drive if  muddy and need to park regardless and walk."

If you're unable to find the cemetery, you're welcome to email Paula at duff_famtree (at) yahoo.com (email current as of Nov. 2009). She says she's happy to meet you at the Goldtown exit or one of the road turns after that and you can follow her from there.

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