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Cemetery Name:

Fairplain (a.k.a. Shinn) Cemetery

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County: Jackson
USGS Quad: Ripley        Map
Coordinates: 38.75572N  -81.68755W
Maintained by: Fairplain Cemetery Association
Land owner Fairplain Cemetery Association
Date last visited May 2012
Condition of cemetery**: Excellent
Accessibility: Easy access. From Ripley, go south on I-77 and take Exit 132. Merge right (south) onto Co Rd 21/Charleston Rd and go 0.3 mile. There is a sign there indicating the Cemetery is to the left. Turn slight left (east) onto Cemetery Rd and go 0.1 mile. Turn left onto Cemetery Rd and go 0.1 mile. Cemetery is on left and is divided into six sections by access roads. Cemetery is large (about 1800 graves) and 5 acres in size. Cemetery is divided into six sections, with each section being about 220 ft north/south and 160 feet east/west (see
Fairplain Cemetery Section locations).

** 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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Last Name: First Name:

Born:

Died:

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Takagi Tomoji     [Metal Markers at NW-01-01,02 ] Click here to see tombstone photo From reading by WVCPA or one of its volunteers
Takagi Ishgi   1992
Taylor Bobby Jean 22 June 1934 12 January 1935 [Footstone at CE-06-03 ] Click here to see tombstone photo From reading by WVCPA or one of its volunteers
Taylor Brady H 14 August 1922   [Shared tombstone at SW-03-02 ] Click here to see tombstone photo
Click here to see marriage certificate (WV Vital Research Records)
From reading by WVCPA or one of its volunteers
Taylor Virginia M (Crihfield) 11 January 1930 5 July 2002 "WED JUNE 13, 1950"
Taylor [Shared Family Tombstone at NE-10-01] Click here to see tombstone photo From reading by WVCPA or one of its volunteers
Taylor Kenneth Nottingham 17 March 1915 24 March 1998 "SGT US ARMY"
"WORLD WAR II"
[Footstone at NE-10-02]
Click here to see tombstone photo
Taylor Lillian Vesta (Bradley) 9 April 1917 12 October 2007 "BELOVED WIFE AND MOTHER"
[Spouse of Kenneth Nottingham Taylor, daughter of Melford and Mary Jane (Williams) Bradley]
[Footstone at NE-10-03]
Click here to see tombstone photo
Click here to see Obituary notice (The Jackson Herald  - Oct 16, 2007)
Taylor Opal M 7 September 1913 31 October 2005 [Tombstone at SW-06-01 ] Click here to see tombstone photo
Click here to see Obituary notice (The Charleston Gazette  - November 1, 2005)
From reading by WVCPA or one of its volunteers
Thaxton Ronsford G 15 April 1919 12 November 1994 [Shared tombstone at NW-08-09 ] Click here to see tombstone photo
Click here to see marriage register (WV Vital Research Records)
From reading by WVCPA or one of its volunteers
Thaxton Minnie M (Staats) 21 June 1925 16 October 1980 "WED JAN 7, 1946"
Thaxton Steve John 1949 1994 "SP4 US ARMY"
"VIETNAM"
[Military footstone at NW-06-12 ]
Click here to see tombstone photo From reading by WVCPA or one of its volunteers
Thomas Benjamin Neale 27 September 1923 27 November 1996 "EMI US NAVY"
"CPL US MARINE CORPS"
"WORLD WAR II"
[Shared tombstone at NW-11-07 and military footstone at NW-11-07a ]
Click here to see tombstone photo
Click here to see tombstone photo
From reading by WVCPA or one of its volunteers
Thomas Evelyn Staats 9 June 1925  
Thomas George I 30 October 1916 21 November 1998 "TEC 5 US ARMY"
"WORLD WAR II"
[Shared tombstone at SW-03-01 and military footstone at SW-03-01a ]
Click here to see tombstone photo
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From reading by WVCPA or one of its volunteers
Thomas Florence Kelly 28 May 1920 1 October 1995  
Thomas William Ervil 18 July 1916 23 July 1993 [Shared Tombstone at NW-20-02 ] Click here to see tombstone photo
Click here to see marriage register (WV Vital Research Records)
From reading by WVCPA or one of its volunteers
Thomas Crystal (Price) 7 March 1918   [married August 24, 1940]
Thompson Billy Ray 1927 1996 "CPO US NAVY"
"WORLD WAR II"
[Shared tombstone at NW-11-02 and military footstone at NW-11-02a ]
Click here to see tombstone photo
Click here to see tombstone photo
From reading by WVCPA or one of its volunteers
Thompson Jewel A 1934  
Tincher [Shared seat at NE-13-01] Click here to see tombstone photo From reading by WVCPA or one of its volunteers
Tincher Howard W 28 December 1920 22 May 2010 "T SGT US ARMY AIR FORCES"
[Footstone at NE-13-04]
Click here to see tombstone photo
Tincher Joan (Young) 17 September 1925 23 July 2007 [married Jan 4, 1947]
[Footstone at NE-13-03]
Click here to see tombstone photo
Click here to see marriage register (WV Vital Research Records)
Tincher Infant Daughter 23 August 1952 23 August 1952 "INFANT DAUGHTER OF H W & JOAN TINCHER"
[Footstone at NE-13-02
Click here to see tombstone photo
Tolley Dewey Edward Jerry 5 October 1927 23 April 2005 [Shared tombstone at CW-02-12 ] Click here to see tombstone photo
Click here to see marriage certificate (WV Vital Research Records)
From reading by WVCPA or one of its volunteers
Tolley Kathryn Luella (Coe) 14 November 1927   "They who loved God and Family more than life"
[married April 16, 1948]
Tolley Elijah C 1875 1962 "FATHER"
[Shared tombstone at CW-01-09 ]
Click here to see tombstone photo
Click here to see marriage certificate (WV Vital Research Records)
From reading by WVCPA or one of its volunteers
Tolley Artie B (Scarberry) 1881 1962 "MOTHER"
[married Sept 15, 1901]
Tolley [Shared Family Tombstone at CW-08-04
West side of stone has engraving for Ralph M Rhodes and Lora M (Tolley) ]
Click here to see tombstone photo From reading by WVCPA or one of its volunteers
Tolley C Walter 7 March 1875 28 June 1965 "FATHER"
[Tombstone at CW-07-03 ]
Click here to see tombstone photo
Tolley Minnie F (Westfall) 19 June 1875 14 May 1959 "MOTHER"
[married Dec 5, 1895]
[Tombstone at CW-07-04 ]
Click here to see tombstone photo
Click here to see marriage certificate (WV Vital Research Records)
Tolley [Shared Family Tombstone at CW-05-10 ] Click here to see tombstone photo From reading by WVCPA or one of its volunteers
Tolley Marshall L 7 March 1935 18 July 1971 "FATHER"
[Footstone at CW-05-10b ]
Click here to see tombstone photo
Tolley Hyre Lee 2 October 1891 5 November 1953 [Shared tombstone at CW-01-14 and footstone at CW-01-14a ] Click here to see tombstone photo
Click here to see tombstone photo
Click here to see tombstone photo
Click here to see marriage certificate (WV Vital Research Records)
From reading by WVCPA or one of its volunteers
Tolley Leota M (Good) 11 February 1895 24 April 1989 [married June 3, 1914]
[Shared tombstone at CW-01-14 and footstone at CW-01-14b ]
Tolley Kenna J 1911 1996 "FATHER"
[Shared Tombstone at CW-06-12 ]
Click here to see tombstone photo
Click here to see tombstone photo (close up)
Click here to see death certificate (WV Vital Research Records)
From reading by WVCPA or one of its volunteers
Tolley Ida M (Woodfell) 1914 1998 "MOTHER"
[Spouse of Kenna, mother of Melvin]
Tolley Melvin J 1952 14 September 1958 "SON"
[Son of Kenna and Ida, died tetanus]
Tolley William E 1881   [Shared footstone at NE-11-14] Click here to see tombstone photo
Click here to see marriage certificate (WV Vital Research Records)
From reading by WVCPA or one of its volunteers
Tolley Florence D (Yates) 1878 1949 [married 15 Oct 1904]
Tolley William M 21 June 1909 8 March 1946 "WEST VIRGINIA"
"TEC5 255 INF"
[Tombstone at NE-11-13]
Click here to see tombstone photo From reading by WVCPA or one of its volunteers
Taylor Mary Lee 15 July 1881 28 May 1969 [Footstone at SE-04-05 ] Click here to see tombstone photo From reading by WVCPA or one of its volunteers
Unrue Mary Alice "MOLLIE" 1874 1955 [Footstone at NE-13-13] Click here to see tombstone photo From reading by WVCPA or one of its volunteers
Vandergriff Clifford P 14 July 1900 22 August 1982 [Shared tombstone at NW-03-12 ] Click here to see tombstone photo From reading by WVCPA or one of its volunteers
Vandergriff Elva L 2 October 1911 14 April 1975  
Vandergriff E Isabelle 12 September 1923   [Tombstone at NW-03-13 ] Click here to see tombstone photo From reading by WVCPA or one of its volunteers
Vaughn Drema Faye 17 October 1937   "Daughter"
"FATHER RONALD HUNTER"
[Tombstone at NW-15-09 ]
Click here to see tombstone photo From reading by WVCPA or one of its volunteers
Vickers William Henry Jr 14 June 1914 22 February 1986 [Shared tombstone at CW-06-01 ] Click here to see tombstone photo From reading by WVCPA or one of its volunteers
Vickers Eileen Staats 13 July 1916   [Dau of Oshel Staats and Ora Casto]
Vineyard Beverly Joyce 28 November 1948 6 July 1956 "OUR DARLING"
[Footstone at SE-13-06 ]
Click here to see tombstone photo From reading by WVCPA or one of its volunteers
Virbick Steven Clifford 1945 1983 [Shared tombstone at NW-04-17 ] Click here to see tombstone photo From reading by WVCPA or one of its volunteers
Virbick Anna Hopkins 1944   "MARRIED MAR 25, 1972"
             

Click below to visit pages for surnames beginning with letters

A-B   C-Cb   Cc-D   E-G   H-I   J-L   M-O   P-Q     S-Smz   Sn-Sz   T-V   W-Z  

Easy access. From Ripley, go south on I-77 and take Exit 132. Merge right (south) onto Co Rd 21/Charleston Rd and go 0.3 mile. There is a sign there indicating the Cemetery is to the left. Turn slight left (east) onto Cemetery Rd and go 0.1 mile. Turn left onto Cemetery Rd and go 0.1 mile. Cemetery is on left and is divided into six sections by access roads. Cemetery is large (about 1800 graves).

Cemetery is divided into six sections (see Fairplain Cemetery Section locations).
Graves are identified with a Section Id, a Row ID and a grave ID. The north/south Rows are numbered from east to west in each section. Graves are numbered from 01 from the south of each row to the north end of the row in that section. Grave Location map links hopefully will get one to within a couple of feet of each grave, worst case probably within 20 feet of the actual grave. Although care was taken in recording the row and sequence of each grave, there is the possibility of the row being off by plus or minus one. The location of grave 01 for each row is thought to be accurate, as well as the northern most grave for each row. The location for grave 02 to the last grave is estimated based on the satellite aerial view, except for a few large graves easily identifiable from the satellite aerial view. The GPS locations are for the center of the gravestone.

This cemetery has associated with it seven Annotated Maps, one for each section with two for the northwest (NW) section. These maps show the name(s) inscribed on the tombstone or footstone printed beside the specific stone. While great care has been taken to be accurate, it is likely that some errors may exist, or graves are missing as new graves are being added on a regular basis. Each map, if printed, fits on a Super B size sheet (13x19 inch). Names in white typically indicate a tombstone, names in yellow indicate a footstone or ground stone. FS indicates a footstone for a person with a nearby tombstone. Maps are JPEG and about one-half a Mb. Following are links to the annotated section maps:


Fairplain Cem - NW (west) Annontated   Fairplain Cem - NW (east) Annontated   Fairplain Cem - NE Annotated
 
Fairplain Cem - CW Annotated   Fairplain Cem - CE Annotated
 
Fairplain Cem - SW Annotated   Fairplain Cem - SE Annotated  

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Three indices have been created in addition to the html pages. The first is an index of the names sorted by cemetery section, row within the section (from east to west) and position of the grave (from south to north). The second is an index by Birth Surname (Maiden Surname) and Given name, the third is by Tombstone Surname and Given Name. These are shown as follows:
Index by Section, Row, Grave  
Index by Birth Surname, Given Name  
Index by Tombstone Surname, Given Name  

Comments: Data in Red is not inscribed on the tombstone and has either been calculated based on death date or as a result of research on the individual.

If you have photos that we may add to this page, of tombstones or portraits of those buried here, or if you have any additions or corrections to the roster of burials listed above, please contact WVCPA at .  

A personal note from the Fairplain Cemetery Association:

"We are a nonprofit, all-volunteer group called the Fairplain Cemetery Association. The property was turned over to us by the Shinn family on May 14, 1966. 

We have an endowment fund that we are allowed to use the interest from to mow, trim and maintain the cemetery. Unfortunately, the interest rates on the endowment CD's have dropped to about 1/2 percent, which equals less that $20 a month. We send out donation request letters, and a lot of our volunteers have given money from their own pockets and done the labor for some of the upkeep on the cemetery. None of our volunteers are ever paid.

We would love for any concerned people to consider giving us a donation or leaving a bequest in their will. You may specify if you are donating to the endowment (to earn interest) or to maintenance, which covers mowing. It currently (in 2015) costs about $6000 a year for mowing and trimming. We can be reached at:

Fairplain Cemetery Association
P.O. Box 1091 Ripley, WV 25271-1091

Thank You,
Kathy Willard
President and Director of Fairplain Cemetery Association
willardk(at)live.com"

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