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Cemetery Name:

Independence Cemetery

Independence Cemetery Sign, Jackson Co., West Virginia

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County: Jackson
USGS Quad: Sandyville
Coordinates: 38.9079N  -81.6755W  Map
Maintained by: unknown
Land owner: unknown
Date added to WVCPA register: November 2004
Condition of cemetery**: Excellent (October 2007)
Accessibility: Easily accessible.  Just a short distance off the road, adjacent to McGees Chapel at Independence on the New Era Crow Summit road near Sandyville off Rt. 21.

** 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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B   C-E   F-J   K-O   P-S   T-Z & Unknown

Last Name: First Name: Born: Died: Inscription: Photo: Source:
Abels James J. 23 June 1873   [20 yrs. 8 mo. 11 da. Son of W. & N. Abels ]   Source: WVCPA research and volunteer reading of the cemetery
Abels Jessie Etta 7 May 1897 29 July 1988 [91 yrs. Dau. of W. A. & Ardie Board Stanley]   Source: WVCPA research and volunteer reading of the cemetery
Abels Julia H. E.   13 August 1871 [20 yrs. Dau. of W. G. & Nancy Abels]   Source: WVCPA research and volunteer reading of the cemetery
Abels William G.   1 November 1907 "Father"
[81 yrs. - Husband and wife - shared stone]
"Mother"
[64 yrs. married William Abels, May 1, 1849]
   Source: WVCPA research and volunteer reading of the cemetery
Abels Nancy (Grimm)   14 June 1894
Ables Bruce Eugene 23 Sept 1926 1959 "At Rest"
"World War II Veteran"
[Son of Lawrence & Louise Christman Abels Husb. of Anna Weekley Ables]
Click for photo of tombstone Source: WVCPA research and volunteer reading of the cemetery
Ables Roger Dean 1951 1970 "Gone, But Not Forgotten" Click for photo of tombstone Source: WVCPA research and volunteer reading of the cemetery
Ables Sarah A. 10 May 1808 2 June 1873 [Wife of Jacob Ables] Click for photo of tombstone Source: WVCPA research and volunteer reading of the cemetery
Acree Jonathon A. 8 October 1990 8 October 1990 "Our Darling" Click for photo of tombstone Source: WVCPA research and volunteer reading of the cemetery
Adams Arthur O. 7 October 1913 December 1982 "CPL US ARMY WORLD WAR II"
[Husband and wife - shared stone]  
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Click for photo of tombstone
Source: WVCPA research and volunteer reading of the cemetery
Adams Lucy K. 7 November 1918 February 1982
Allen Linda Sue 1964 1968   Click for photo of tombstone Source: WVCPA research and volunteer reading of the cemetery
Allen Lisa Dawn 1966 1968   Click for photo of tombstone Source: WVCPA research and volunteer reading of the cemetery
Allen William Harold 1967 1968     Source: WVCPA research and volunteer reading of the cemetery
Anderson Albert 8 June 1875 February 1963   Click for photo of tombstone Source: WVCPA research and volunteer reading of the cemetery
Anderson Clifford 1911 1969   Click for photo of tombstone Source: WVCPA research and volunteer reading of the cemetery
Anderson George 1834 1914 [Father and son - shared stone - George is the son of Joseph & Nancy (Stanley) Anderson. George married Hester A., the dau. of Cornelius & Catherine Stanley, on Feb. 25, 1859] Click for photo of tombstone Source: WVCPA research and volunteer reading of the cemetery
Anderson James 1861 1909
Anderson Georgia A. (Hall) 26 January 1856 13 September 1893 "Wife of Isiah Anderson"
[On different side of stone of Isaiah P. Anderson]
[married Isaiah P. Anderson, Aug. 8, 1875]
Click for photo of tombstone Source: WVCPA research and volunteer reading of the cemetery
Anderson Eddie P. 1 May 1889 20 July 1890 "Son of W. H. & E. J. Anderson" Click for photo of tombstone Source: WVCPA research and volunteer reading of the cemetery
Anderson Holly S. 25 September 1878 2 January 1880 "Son of I.P & G.A. Anderson"
"Dau of I.P. & G.A. Anderson"
"Son & Dau."
[Children of Isaiah P. and Georgia A. (Hall) Anderson - shared stone]
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Click for photo of tombstone
Click for photo of tombstone
Source: WVCPA research and volunteer reading of the cemetery
Anderson Della C. 9 December 1875 7 June 1877
Anderson Isaiah P. 25 July 1854 13 February 1931 [On opposite side is inscription for Sarah E Marshall]

"WIFE"
[2nd Wife of I. P. Anderson]

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Source: WVCPA research and volunteer reading of the cemetery
Anderson Sarah E. 5 October 1873 3 January 1959 Click for photo of tombstone Click for photo of tombstone
Anderson James Donley "J.D" 11 July 1901 27 July 1983 [Husband and wife - shared stone] Click for photo of tombstone Source: WVCPA research and volunteer reading of the cemetery
Anderson Inez R. (Spears) 1906 24 August 1998
Anderson Laco Camden 30 June 1932 2 April 2010 [Son of Elza and Bessie Mae Tolley Laco Anderson, husband of Katheryn Gorrell Anderson - from his obituary in the Jackson Herald Apr. 5, 2010]   Source: WVCPA research and volunteer reading of the cemetery
Anderson Mandy 1885 1961 [Amanda - wife of Albert Anderson] Click for photo of tombstone Source: WVCPA research and volunteer reading of the cemetery
Angus Seldon Woodrow 24 June 1935   [Husband and wife - shared stone] 
"Married Dec. 29, 1956"
"Children: ..Stephen, Randal, Sherry, Joanna"
[Dau. of John M. and Goldie (Cayton) Riggs] 
Click for photo of tombstone Source: WVCPA research and volunteer reading of the cemetery
Angus Iris Elaine 14 September 1937 22 March 2005
Anthony Charles E. 1877 1953 [Husband and wife - shared stone]  Click for photo of tombstone Source: WVCPA research and volunteer reading of the cemetery
Anthony Josie M. 1881 1959
Archer Ackison 18 November 1837 21 October 1880 [b. Nov. 18, 1837 in Monroe Co., OH, d. Oct. 21, 1880 at Lockhart, Jackson Co., WV (he served in the Civil War as a Corporal in Companies G & H, 176th Ohio Infantry - first husband of Rosa A. Moore)]   Source: WVCPA research and volunteer reading of the cemetery
Archer Dwight M. 31 July 1905 23 June 1944 [Pvt. Medical Dept. WW II]   Source: WVCPA research and volunteer reading of the cemetery
Archer Frederick 1908 1952     Source: WVCPA research and volunteer reading of the cemetery
Archer Hester 1869 1955 [Wife of J. W. Archer]   Source: WVCPA research and volunteer reading of the cemetery
Archer Hobart M. 24 March 1899 January 1972     Source: WVCPA research and volunteer reading of the cemetery
Archer Homer O. 5 February 1898 July 1975 [WW II veteran - son of William & Winona Brown Archer]   Source: WVCPA research and volunteer reading of the cemetery
Archer J. Willard 10 May 1872 11 August 1946     Source: WVCPA research and volunteer reading of the cemetery
Archer James W. 1861 1939     Source: WVCPA research and volunteer reading of the cemetery
Archer Leonard 1863 30 May 1882 [born in Noble Co., OH, died in Little Sandy, Jackson Co., WV - son of Ackison & Rosa Archer]   Source: WVCPA research and volunteer reading of the cemetery
Archer Marian M. 1908       Source: WVCPA research and volunteer reading of the cemetery
Archer Michael H. 28 October 1869 7 November 1952 [Son of Martin & Cecelia Archer, husband of Sarah Jane Archer]   Source: WVCPA research and volunteer reading of the cemetery
Archer Rebecca A. 1872 1913 [Wife of W. S. Archer] Click for photo of tombstone Source: WVCPA research and volunteer reading of the cemetery
Archer Sadie 1870 1937     Source: WVCPA research and volunteer reading of the cemetery
Archer Sarah Jane 2 August 1870 26 June 1937 [Dau. of John & Hannah Robinson Wife of Michael H. Archer]   Source: WVCPA research and volunteer reading of the cemetery
Archer Sarah M. 2 September 1874 23 December 1961 [Wife of J.W. Archer]   Source: WVCPA research and volunteer reading of the cemetery
Archer William H. 1871 1944     Source: WVCPA research and volunteer reading of the cemetery
Archer Winonia 1876 1943     Source: WVCPA research and volunteer reading of the cemetery
Armstrong B. Hoyt 1856 1925 [Son of Alpheus & Sarah Armstrong]   Source: WVCPA research and volunteer reading of the cemetery
Armstrong Clifford N.   28 October 2009 [55 years of age, from his obituary in the Charleston Daily Mail Oct. 30, 2009]   Source: WVCPA research and volunteer reading of the cemetery
Armstrong Dale 25 November 1914 21 February 1987 [Son of Hoyt & Ella Pratt Armstrong]   Source: WVCPA research and volunteer reading of the cemetery
Armstrong Ellen 1870 1961 [Wife of B. H. Armstrong]   Source: WVCPA research and volunteer reading of the cemetery
Armstrong Ernest G. 1900 1947 [Son of B. Hoyt Armstrong]   Source: WVCPA research and volunteer reading of the cemetery
Armstrong Hazel Juanita Bates   Oct. 11, 2008 [from her obituary in the Charleston Daily Mail Oct. 13, 2008]   Source: WVCPA research and volunteer reading of the cemetery
Arthur Nathan     [Co. C. 186 Ohio Inf., CW]   Source: WVCPA research and volunteer reading of the cemetery
Ash     1918   Click for photo of tombstone Source: WVCPA research and volunteer reading of the cemetery
Ash Loman E. 15 June 1911 25 August 1973 "Precious Memories"
[Husband and wife - shared stone - dau. of Cornelius Fred & Gertie Atkinson Blair]
Click for photo of tombstone  Source: WVCPA research and volunteer reading of the cemetery
Ash Edna Clara 4 March 1915 2 October 1999
Ash Omer F. 1885 1947 [Husband and wife - shared plot] Click for photo of tombstone Click for photo of tombstone Source: WVCPA research and volunteer reading of the cemetery
Ash Blanche 1887 1966
Ashby Ernest 8 August 1920 15 March 2000 [US Army, WW II Son of Marion & Sinibell Parsons Ashby - husband and wife - shared stone] Click for photo of tombstone
Click for photo of tombstone
Source: WVCPA research and volunteer reading of the cemetery
Ashby Leona G. 1928 1992
Atkins Oliver E 1857 1888 [Husband and wife - shared stone] Click for photo of tombstone Source: WVCPA research and volunteer reading of the cemetery
Atkins Mary D. 1856 1924
Atkins Samuel T. 1865 1903 [Husband and wife - shared stone]  Click for photo of tombstone
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Source: WVCPA research and volunteer reading of the cemetery
Atkins Louise V. 1874 1951
Atkins William J. 20 January 1830 11 March 1894 "Father"
[Husband and wife - shared stone]
"Mother"
Click for photo of tombstone Source: WVCPA research and volunteer reading of the cemetery
Atkins Mary A. (Peterson) 15 September 1833 22 March 1920
Ayers Alma     [Dau. of Jonathan and Florida Ayers]   Source: WVCPA research and volunteer reading of the cemetery
Ayers Jonathan L. 1862 1946 [Son of Hamilton G. & Ellen (Burdett) Ayers]

[Wife of J. L. Ayers]

Click for photo of tombstone  Source: WVCPA research and volunteer reading of the cemetery
Ayers Florida L. 1863 1929
Ayers Joseph Earl 16 February 1894 2 May 1972 [Pvt. 32 Inf. Div., WW I]

"Mother"
[Dau. of Lee & Maude Parsons Hinzman Wife of Joseph E. Ayers]

Click for photo of tombstone
Click for photo of tombstone
Source: WVCPA research and volunteer reading of the cemetery
Ayers Elizabeth Selena "Lena" 10 June 1925 22 July 2001
Ayers Louisa Estella 1890 1957     Source: WVCPA research and volunteer reading of the cemetery
Ayers Willie 1896 1905 "Son of J. L. & F. L. Ayers" Click for photo of tombstone Source: WVCPA research and volunteer reading of the cemetery

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Comments: The primary information on this page graciously provided by area researcher, Connie Lasley, who compiled the listing for this cemetery in November 2004. She has informed us that most of the names are from newspaper obituaries and the little cards from funeral homes. She has not verified the information through County records other than information for her family lines, and since newspaper obituaries will sometimes contain errors both she and WVCPA recommend that you confirm the information yourself.  

You may also want to check out the listings for Independence Cemetery at Find A Grave.com.

If you know of any reasonably verifiable additions or corrections that should be made to this list, please send them to both WVCPA at for corrections to this page, and to Connie Lasley at elasley@spamcop.net as the principle researcher on this cemetery.

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