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Cemetery Name:

Rock Spring


Rock Springs Cemetery, Jackson Co., WV
Rock Springs Cemetery, Jackson Co., WV
Rock Springs Cemetery, Jackson Co., WV   Click here to view a short video

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County: Jackson
USGS Quad: Sissonville
Coordinates: 38.6220N  81.6849W  MAP
Maintained by: Land owner 
Land owner: The Monk family
Date added to WVCPA register: 7 April 2003  
Condition of cemetery**: Good (October 2005)
Accessibility: Steep gravel road up hill, but easily accessible in good weather.  Good, solid lawn area at top of hill by cemetery gate to park and turn around.

** 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

The red camera image: indicates new photos taken in Oct. 2005

Last Name: First Name:

Born:

Died:

Inscription:

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        "Daughter" Click for photo Source: WVCPA reading of the tombstone Oct. 2003
    30 November 1906 20 December 1906 "Infant Daughter", "Aged 21 Days" Click for photo Source: WVCPA reading of the tombstone Oct. 2003
Anderson Raymond Lee 7 February 1974 30 December 1995 [Son of Raymond Ray and Sheila Dawn Anderson] Click for photo Source: WVCPA reading of the tombstone Oct. 2003
Anderson Sheila Dawn   21 August 2008 [51 years of age - dau. of Goldie Edwards, wife of Raymond Ray Anderson - from her obituary in the Charleston Daily Mail Aug. 24, 2008]   Source: WVCPA research
Bailey   1946 1946 [son of H.E. & Bertha Bailey]   Source: "Jackson County Cemetery Inscriptions"
Bailey Harry Elvin 27 April 1897 18 July 1974 [shared stone - husband & wife] Click for photo Source: WVCPA reading of the tombstone Oct. 2003
Bailey Bertha Pritchard 18 October 1901 6 October 1960
Beckner Linda S. Boggess 16 June 1942 29 March 1992   Click for photo Source: WVCPA reading of the tombstone Oct. 2003
Boggess Donald R. 1936 1973   Click for photo Source: WVCPA reading of the tombstone Oct. 2003
Boggess Ernest 1901 1902   Click for photo Source: WVCPA reading of this cemetery
Boggess Herman J. 21 January 1916 30 November 1987 "Pvt US Army World War II" Click for photo Source: WVCPA reading of the tombstone Oct. 2003
Boggess Infant 1926 1926 "Son of Mr. and Mrs. Tell Bogess" Click for photo Source: WVCPA reading of the tombstone Oct. 2003
Boggess Infant daughter 1937 1 January 1938 [from her obituary in the Charleston Daily Mail 2 January 1938 - dau of E.W. Boggess]   Source: Information given to WVCPA by family researcher
Boggess John Ervin 1876 1937 [shared stone - husband & wife - according to his Kanawha Co. death certificate, John was born Aug. 30, 1873 and died May 4, 1937] Click for photo Source: WVCPA reading of the tombstone Oct. 2003
Boggess Elsie Jane Reed 1878 1966
Boggess Kye 1914 1972   Click for photo Source: WVCPA reading of the tombstone Oct. 2003
Boggess Ola R. 17 October 1914   [shared stone - mother & son] Click for photo Source: WVCPA reading of the tombstone Oct. 2003
Boggess Roger A. 27 July 1953 4 May 1999
Boggess Pearl 1919 1921   Click for photo Source: WVCPA reading of the tombstone Oct. 2003
Boggess Wilma 1937 1938 "Daughter of Wardie Boggess" Click for photo Source: WVCPA reading of this cemetery
Bucklen Beulah V. 10 November 1912 23 September 1972   Click for photo Source: WVCPA reading of the tombstone Oct. 2003
Bucklen Roscoe 1909 1985   Click for photo Source: WVCPA reading of the tombstone Oct. 2003
Carney Dana Harrison 1872 1944 "Mother"
[Nancy Mandana Cunningham Harrison, 
 b. 2 November 1872, d. 19 January 1944]
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Carney Lucinda 26 March 1868 31 October 1936 [Lucinda Alice Harrison]   Source: Information given to WVCPA by family researcher
Carney Mabel A. 12 February 1910 6 February 1974   Click for photo Source: WVCPA reading of the tombstone Oct. 2003
Carney O.R. (Ret) 30 August 1884 18 April 1969 [Orestes Raymond Carney]

[shared stone - husband & wife] 

[Sarah Juanita Harrison]

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Carney Netie 23 March 1890 5 March 1971
Casto Louisa J. 1837 4 January 1913 [Louisa Jane Ranson]   Source: Information given to WVCPA by family researcher
Coleman Foyle L. 1920 1920   Click for photo Source: WVCPA reading of the tombstone Oct. 2003
Coleman Herbert B. 20 September 1890 27 July 1966 [shared stone - husband & wife] Click for photo Source: WVCPA reading of the tombstone Oct. 2003
Coleman Lillie Miller 27 August 1898 23 June 1974
Coleman Thaddeous F. 1931 1935   Click for photo Source: WVCPA reading of the tombstone Oct. 2003
Coulter Shirley 1897 1903   Click for photo Source: WVCPA reading of the tombstone Oct. 2003
Cunningham Andrew 10 March 1848 6 October 1915 [Andrew J., son of William D. & Sarah (Fowler) Cunningham] Click for photo Source: WVCPA reading of the tombstone Oct. 2003
Cunningham Christopher Charles   24 May 1900 "Aged 64 Yrs" Click for photo
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Cunningham Christena 16 July 1867 11 September 1868 "Dau. of A.J. & M.J. Cunningham"
"Aged 1y 1m 26d"
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Cunningham George W. 28 June 1843 2 September 1885 "Son of W. & S. Cunningham"
"Aged 42 Years 2 Mo. 5 Ds."
"Rest in Peace"
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Cunningham Harrison D. 10 May 1838

25 October 1915

[son of William D. & Sarah Cunningham] 
"Earth has no sorrow that Heaven cannot heal"
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Cunningham (Infant Son) 1906 12 December 1906 "Infant Son"
"Aged 13 Ds."
"Children of W.T. & N.A. Cunningham"
"Infant Dau."
"Aged 21 Ds."
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Cunningham (Infant Dau.) 1906 20 December 1906
Cunningham Martha J. 2 February 1845 2 April 1909 "Wife of A. Cunningham"
"Aged 64Y 1M 28D"
[daughter of Hiram & Jane Faber, married Andrew Cunningham May 22, 1866]
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Cunningham Rachel 15 March 1839 5 February 1907 "Aged 67Y. 10M. 21D."
"Wife of H. D. Cunningham" 
[daughter of Henry & Nancy (Harrison) Fisher, married Harrison on March 6, 1861]
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Cunningham Sarah A. 1805 1880 [Sarah A. Fowler, wife of William D. Cunningham]   Source: WVCPA reading of the tombstone Oct. 2003
Cunningham William D. 13 August 1802 25 October 1885 "Aged 83y 2m 12d"
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Dean Albert     [shared stone - husband & wife] Click for photo  Source: WVCPA reading of the tombstone Oct. 2003
Dean Elizabeth    
Dean Arley Clarence Sr. 2 September 1889 22 December 1977 [shared stone - husband & wife]
"In Loving Memory"
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Dean Mary Dema Pringle 21 March 1895 23 August 1984
Dean James Alfred 1942 1942 [Cunningham Funeral Home marker] Click for photo
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Dean Sandra Lou     [Cunningham Funeral Home marker] Click for photo
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Entzminger Anna Laura Harrison 1874 1931 "Wife of Charles Entzminger" Click for photo Source: WVCPA reading of the tombstone Oct. 2003
Faber Andrew S. 19 May 1861 28 February 1885 "Son of H. & Jane Faber" 
"Aged 23ys. 9ms. 9ds."
[Rest of inscription illegible]
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Faber Denis B. 2 November 1876 17 November 1878 "Son of J.H. & M.V. Faber"
"Aged 2 Yrs. 15 Ds."
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Faber D.M. 23 July 1837 20 March 1855 "Daughter of H. & J. Faber" 
"Aged 17 Yr. 7 Ms. 28 Ds."
"Gone to be an angel"
[daughter of Hiram Faber]
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Faber Hiram 12 December 1812 6 June 1870 "Father"
[shared stone - husband & wife]
"Mother"
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Faber Jane 4 April 1821

25 February 1908

Faber Infant     "Daughter of B.F. & M. Faber" Click for photo Source: WVCPA reading of the tombstone Oct. 2003
Faber Infant     "Daughter of B.F. & M. Faber" Click for photo Source: WVCPA reading of the tombstone Oct. 2003
Faber Orvie Vondell 13 September 1936

7 May 2000

"Brother", "Son of Mildred E. Grass" Click for photo Source: WVCPA reading of the tombstone Oct. 2003
Faber P.W. 29 October 1855

12 August 1856

"Son of H. & J. Faber"
"Aged 9 ms 14 ds"
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Fisher B.F. 27 November 1847 26 September 1914 [Benjamin Franklin, son of Leonard C. & Barbara (Crites) Fisher]
"He followed virtue as his trusty guide, lived as a Christian, as a Christian died"
[shared stone - husband & wife]
[Martha "Mary" Josephine Harrison]
"Farewell dear Mother, sweet thy rest"
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Fisher M.J. 5 August 1851 27 December 1931
Fisher Baby 1892 1892 "Elbin Fishers Baby"
[Cunningham Funeral Home marker]
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Fisher Berman W. 11 September 1895 30 October 1915 [shared stone]
"A voice we loved is still, a place is vacant in my home that never can be filled"
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Fisher Ettie 2 March 1896  
Fisher Bessie 12 November 1885 4 August 1906 "Aged 20Y. 8M. 22D."
[daughter of B.F. & M.J. Fisher]
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Fisher Elbin G. 6 November 1867 1952 [shared stone - husband & wife] Click for photo
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Fisher Luvicy Reed 1871 1950
Fisher Infant Daughter   5 November 1895 "Infant Dau. of B.F. & M.J. Fisher"
"Gone but not forgotten"
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Fisher John W.   28 ___ 1934   Click for photo Source: WVCPA reading of the tombstone Oct. 2003
Fisher Lenora 9 December 1873 19 March 1876 "Dau. of B.F. & M.J. Fisher"
"Aged 2 Ys 3 Ms 10 Ds"
[Difficult to read rest of inscription]
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Fisher Mat   19 April 1902   Click for photo Source: WVCPA reading of the tombstone Oct. 2003
Fowler Luvicy 17 November 1805 25 January 1875 "Aged 89 Years 2 Mo. & 8 Ds"
"We shall meet again"
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Garnes Baby Girl 1946 1946   Click for photo Source: WVCPA reading of the tombstone Oct. 2003
Garnes Bertha Reed 16 June 1901 18 December 1960 [shared stone - husband & wife] Click for photo Source: WVCPA reading of the tombstone Oct. 2003
Garnes Hollie D. 14 February 1901 24 April 1961
Garnes Nelson Paul 1943 1943     Source: "Jackson County Cemetery Inscriptions"
Grass Mildred Reed 9 April 1915 18 December 1997 "Daughter of Columbus and Rosetta Reed" Click for photo
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Harrison __________       Click for photo Source: WVCPA reading of the tombstone Oct. 2003
Harrison Abner B. 13 October 1833 25 August 1910  "Aged 76YS. 10M. 12D."
[son of John C. & Diannah Harrison, soldier in the Civil War]
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Harrison Albert M. 24 November 1899 6 February 1926   Click for photo Source: WVCPA reading of the tombstone Oct. 2003
Harrison Anestalia Crane October 1875 1966     Source: Information given to WVCPA by family researcher
Harrison B.C. 2 September 1831 7 June 1878 [Bushrod Creel, son of John Chrismon & Diannah (Fisher) Harrison]
[husband & wife - shared stone]
[Louisa Jane, daughter of William F. & Mary Ranson, married Bushrod Dec. 7, 1856]
"Their children rise up and call them blessed"
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Harrison Louisa J. 22 November 1836 4 January 1913
Harrison Bobbie V. 9 October 1944 28 May 1945 "Rest in Peace" Click for photo Source: WVCPA reading of the tombstone Oct. 2003
Harrison Christman 16 November 1829  13 July 1900

"Father" 
[son of John C. & Diannah Harrison]
[husband & wife - shared stone]
"Their trials ended thy rest is won"
"Mother"

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Harrison Elizabeth 13 November 1831 19 January 1906
Harrison Clifford A. 30 January 1935 27 June 1985 [husband & wife - shared stone] Click for photo Source: WVCPA reading of the tombstone Oct. 2003
Harrison A. Jane 21 September 1933  
Harrison Conrad 30 March 1847 4 August 1880 "Aged 33yrs 4mos 5ds"
"Blessed are the dead who die in the Lord"
[son of John C. Harrison]
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Harrison Delbert 1918 1918 [Cunningham Funeral Home marker] Click for photo Source: WVCPA reading of the tombstone Oct. 2003
Harrison Dessel Alma Ray 27 June 1902 5 December 1928 "Wife of Albert M. Harrison" Click for photo Source: WVCPA reading of the tombstone Oct. 2003
Harrison Diannah Fisher 19 January 1809 22 March 1886 "In a lonely graveyard, many miles away, lies your one dear mother, moldering in the clay; have you forgotten all her tears and sighs? If you love your mother, meet her in the skies"  
[wife of John Chrismon Harrison]

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Harrison Elbin L. 8 October 1865 10 April 1940 "Aged 74Yrs. 6Mos. 2Ds"
[Husband and wife - shared stone]
"A loving mother and a faithful friend"
"Aged 70Yrs, 11Mos. 27Ds"
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Harrison Anna S. 27 December 1865 24 December 1936
Harrison Eva Fay 1915 1918 [Cunningham Funeral Home markers] Click for photo
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Harrison Florida 10 October 1901 8 October 1902 "Dau of G.W. & Ida Harrison"
"Aged 11 Mos & 29 Das"
"Sleep little darling, light of our home, waiting for father & mother to come"
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Harrison G. Walker 18 September 1870 14 April 1916 "Father" Click for photo Source: WVCPA reading of the tombstone Oct. 2003
Harrison George W.   15 May 1852 "Son of J.C. & D. Harrison"
[aged about 15 years, son of John C. & Diannah Harrison - 2nd person buried in this cemetery]
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Harrison Gilbert Russell 1919 1956   Click for photo Source: WVCPA reading of the tombstone Oct. 2003
Harrison Golden M. 16 September 1920 6 July 1922 "Rest In Peace" Click for photo Source: WVCPA reading of the tombstone Oct. 2003
Harrison Hobert 25 November 1897 27 March 1968 [husband & wife - shared stone] Click for photo Source: WVCPA reading of the tombstone Oct. 2003
Harrison Bessie 7 October 1900 7 August 1972
Harrison Hobert D. 5 October 1930 21 November 1949 "Rest In Peace" Click for photo Source: WVCPA reading of the tombstone Oct. 2003
Harrison Hugh E. 1886 1965 [husband & wife - shared stone] Click for photo Source: WVCPA reading of the tombstone Oct. 2003
Harrison Mary A. 1885 1934
Harrison Ida J. 8 March 1873 5 December 1925 "Mother"
[wife of G. Walker Harrison]
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Harrison (Infants) 28 April 1906 28 April 1906 "Infant children of G.W. & Ida J. Harrison"
"Early Blessed"
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Harrison Infant October 1937 October 1937 "Infant son of Gladys Harrison" Click for photo Source: WVCPA reading of the tombstone Oct. 2003
Harrison Ishel C. 1905 1995 [husband & wife - shared stone] Click for photo Source: WVCPA reading of the tombstone Oct. 2003
Harrison Doshie T. 1909 1984
Harrison Isom O. 3 April 1894 14 June 1954 [husband & wife - shared stone] Click for photo Source: WVCPA reading of the tombstone Oct. 2003
Harrison Georgia E. 4 December 1896 4 November 1980
Harrison J. Robert 18 January 1889 14 March 1911 "In Memory Of"
"Aged 22Yrs. 1Mo. 26Ds"
"Thy brother shall rise again"
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Harrison James B. 3 August 1869 16 September 1878 "Son of B.C. & L.J. Harrison"
"Aged 9 yr. 1 mo. 13 ds." 
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Harrison John C. 14 October 1808 9 November 1872 "Aged 64 Yrs. 20 Ds"
[rest of inscription illegible - stone has apparently broken in two in the past and has been reset -son of Reuben Harrison, husband of Diannah]
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Harrison John M. 29 August 1926 14 November 1926 "Son of Winford and Lottie" Click for photo Source: WVCPA reading of the tombstone Oct. 2003
Harrison John R. 20 March 1855 29 June 1883 "Son of J.J. & S.E. Harrison"
"Aged 28Y 3M 9D"
[rest of inscription illegible - below ground]
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Harrison John W. 1873 1959   Click for photo Source: WVCPA reading of the tombstone Oct. 2003
Harrison John William 11 January 1829  5 May 1857 [Tombstone missing from cemetery when read in October 2003 - information here given by family researcher Robt. H. Harrison of Florida who is in possession of a copy of J.J.'s obituary]   Source: Information given to WVCPA by family researcher
Harrison Johnny F. 22 January 1864  16 January 1945

[husband & wife - shared stone - Johnny's death date from his obituary in Charleston Daily Mail January 20, 1945] 
"Father"
"Aged 79 Years 11 Months 27 Days"
"Mother"
"Aged 67 Years 3 Months 22 Days"

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Harrison Sarah E. 19 December 1864 10 April 1932
Harrison Joy Faith 1921 1922 [Cunningham Funeral Home marker] Click for photo Source: WVCPA reading of the tombstone Oct. 2003
Harrison K. O. [Orvel] 8 September 1885 16 July 1967 [husband & wife - shared stone] 
"Wed April 6, 1910"
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Harrison Junie Garnes 1 January 1890

5 October 1979

Harrison Manford Fry 7 November 1921 20 February 2005 [from his obituary in Charleston Daily Mail 22 Feb. 2005]    Source: WVCPA research
Harrison Margaret E. 1869 1939   Click for photo Source: WVCPA reading of the tombstone Oct. 2003
Harrison Marion 1857 1914 [son of Bushrod & Louisa Jane Harrison] Click for photo Source: WVCPA reading of the tombstone Oct. 2003
Harrison Mollie A. 1 November 1856 9 July 1882 "Wife of J.R. Harrison" [John R. Harrison]
"Died July 9, 1883" 
"Aged 25ys 8ms 8ds"
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Harrison Okel D. 2 August 1911 2 August 1964 "West Virginia PVT US Army World War II" Click for photo Source: WVCPA reading of the tombstone Oct. 2003
Harrison Oren 20 December 1879 9 January 1880 "Son of J.R. & M.T. Harrison"
"Aged 20 ds"
"___ bud blooms in Heaven"
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Harrison Reuben Grant October 1863 1930     Source: Information given to WVCPA by family researcher
Harrison Robert R. 1913 1970   Click for photo Source: WVCPA reading of the tombstone Oct. 2003
Harrison Rosa 19 November 1867 6 September 1883 "Daughter of A.B. & Sarah Harrison" Click for photo
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Harrison Ruby 5 January 1914 10 January 1914 "5 Days" Click for photo Source: WVCPA reading of the tombstone Oct. 2003
Harrison Samuel W. 13 March 1928 4 January 2001 "Jesus Loves Me" Click for photo
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Harrison Samford M. 25 December 1866 31 January 1879 "Son of R. & P.E. Harrison"
"Aged 12yrs 1mos 6ds"
[rest of inscription not fully legible - see close-up photo at right]
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Harrison Sarah E. 1 December 1833 11 February 1901 [Wife of Abner B. Harrison]
"Blessed are the dead that die in the Lord from now on, they will rest from their labors, for their deeds will follow them"
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Harrison Simon Otis 2 May 1890 9 March 1891 "Christ loved him and took him home"
[husband & wife - shared stone]
"Borne home by angels hands"
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Harrison Rachel Blanche 13 March 1897 20 August 1899
Harrison Thomas N. 1873 1946 [husband & wife - shared stone] Click for photo Source: WVCPA reading of the tombstone Oct. 2003
Harrison Letha A. 1884

1961

Harrison Thomas Ray 21 December 1937 2 February 1938 "Son of G.A. & Ruby Harrison" Click for photo Source: WVCPA reading of the tombstone Oct. 2003
Harrison Victoria 1857 1894 [wife of Marion Harrison] Click for photo Source: WVCPA reading of the tombstone Oct. 2003
Harrison W. Roscoe

29 February 1892

28 November 1905 "Rest in Peace"
"Aged 13Yrs. 8Mos. 29Ds"
"The angel called him"
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Harrison Wesley 22 May 1859 30 January 1882 "Son of B.C. & L.J. Harrison" 
"Aged 22ys., 8ms., 8ds."
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Harrison William B. 10 August 1866 4 July 1897 [Son of Abner & Sarah Harrison]
"Blessed is he that has part in the first resurrection"
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Harrison William E. 28 October 1870 29 July 1871 "Son of B.C. & L.J. Harrison" 
"Aged 9 m's & 1 day"
"We loved him, yes we loved him, But the angels loved him too"
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Harrison Wilson Lee 1911 1985   Click for photo Source: WVCPA reading of the tombstone Oct. 2003
Jones Angeline 25 January 1847 10 February 1892 "Resting till the Resurrection Morn" Click for photo Source: WVCPA reading of this cemetery
Koontz Corda Harrison 1899 1926   Click for photo Source: WVCPA reading of the tombstone Oct. 2003
Lee Charles Vernon 1928 1945     Source: "Jackson County Cemetery Inscriptions"
Lee Floyd Ivan 1898 1944   Click for photo
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Lee Henry Wendell 1937 1938     Source: "Jackson County Cemetery Inscriptions"
Lee Marlyn 28 August 1938 25 October 1991 "Mommy" Click for photo Source: WVCPA reading of the tombstone Oct. 2003
Lee Reba 1922 1922 [Cunningham Funeral Home marker] Click for photo
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Lee Roberta Doris 23 October 1901 5 February 1994   Click for photo
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Lee Wanda Colleen 1926 1928     Source: "Jackson County Cemetery Inscriptions"
Litton Robert E. 5 December 1943   [husband & wife - shared stone] 
"Married January 21, 1969"
"Daughter of Roy and Geneva Reed"
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Litton Phyllis Jean Reed 20 February 1945 19 May 1980
McCallester James 1 May 1932   [husband & wife - shared stone - Married 5 July 1958 - Betty is the dau. of Herbert & Lillie Miller Coleman]  Click for photo
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McCallester Betty 30 May 1935 5 June 2002
McVey Alford 1875 1951 [husband & wife - shared stone]  Click for photo Source: WVCPA reading of the tombstone Oct. 2003
McVey Armentia B. 1879 1918
McVey Samuel 1873 1946   Click for photo Source: WVCPA reading of the tombstone Oct. 2003
Miller   1961 1961 "Daughter of Donald R. & Carol S. Miller Click for photo Source: WVCPA reading of the tombstone Oct. 2003
Miller Amy Alice 1859 1938 [Cunningham Funeral Home marker] 
[Amy Alice Harrison, b. 18 October 1859, 
d. 1 December 1938, wife of Henry Fry Miller]
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Miller Arnold Kay 16 June 1937 16 June 1937   Click for photo Source: WVCPA reading of the tombstone Oct. 2003
Miller Bertha G. 11 May 1923 22 December 1923   Click for photo Source: WVCPA reading of the tombstone Oct. 2003
Miller Divie Estel 6 March 1907 30 September 1908 "Dau of S.R. and E. Miller"
"Aged 1Yr. 6M. 24D."
[Diva Estella]
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Miller Delbert S.   6 November 1938 "WEST VIRGINIA PVT 155 DEPOT BRIG" Click for photo Source: WVCPA reading of this cemetery
Miller Dorothy Mae 3 July 1932 7 July 1954   Click for photo Source: WVCPA reading of the tombstone Oct. 2003
Miller Edgar J. 19 January 1880 8 October 1881 "Aged 1 Yr 8 Ms. 20 Ds."
"Son of E. & L. Miller"
"He was loved, he was fair ..."
[Rest of inscription illegible]
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Miller Elihu 13 January 1834 7 May 1909  "Aged 75YR. 3M. 24D."
"In my Father's house are many mansions"
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Miller Golda Hassel 1897 1920 [Cunningham Funeral Home marker - daughter of Henry F. & Amy A. Harrison Miller] Click for photo
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Miller Henry Fry 1856 1920 [Cunningham Funeral Home marker] Click for photo
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Miller Herman Randall 4 July 1920 2 September 1969 [husband & wife - shared stone]  Click for photo Source: WVCPA reading of the tombstone Oct. 2003
Miller Velva E. 4 September 1926 2001
Miller Hughlet F. 29 August 1896 14 December 1976 [husband & wife - shared stone & military stone for Hughlet]
"H.F. Miller Family" 
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Miller Grace M. 20 July 1905 4 January 1997
Miller Hughlet F., Jr. 26 March 1927 4 December 1933   Click for photo Source: WVCPA reading of the tombstone Oct. 2003
Miller Infant Baby 1943 1943 [Cunningham Funeral Home marker] Click for photo Source: WVCPA reading of this cemetery
Miller Ira F. 1879 1919     Source: "Jackson County Cemetery Inscriptions"
Miller James C. 1894 1985   Click for photo Source: WVCPA reading of the tombstone Oct. 2003
Miller James C. 1905 1905     Source: "Jackson County Cemetery Inscriptions"
Miller James Irvin 5 March 1879

29 June 1964

[husband & wife - shared stone]  
"Married July 16, 1899"
"A tender mother and faithful friend"
"At Rest"
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Miller Irma Eliza 14 December 1880 24 April 1921
Miller John F. 17 November 1862 18 February 1941 [John Francis, son of Elihu & Louisa Miller]

[husband & wife - shared stone] 

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Miller Phoebe Smith 25 September 1865

17 December 1941

Miller Lelia A. 1902 1910 [Lelia Avis Miller] Click for photo Source: WVCPA reading of the tombstone Oct. 2003
Miller Lena Pearl     [Cunningham Funeral Home marker - dates no longer legible] Click for photo
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Miller Louisa October 1839 29 January 1912 "Wife of Elihu Miller"
"Aged 72 Ys. 3 Ms"
"In my Father's house are many mansions"
[Elizabeth Louisa Carney] 
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Miller Mary Lavel 5 April 1910 31 October 1911 "Dau of J.I. & Irma Miller" 
"Aged 1yr 6m 26ds"
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Miller Ray 1943 1943     Source: "Jackson County Cemetery Inscriptions"
Miller Rolland 1901 1948 [Note: per October 2005, this marker was not placed over a grave, but found propped up in the urn on John F. & Phoebe Miller's tombstone - Rolland's grave location is not known - Cunningham Funeral Home marker] Click for photo Source: WVCPA reading of this cemetery
Miller S. Richmond 4 May 1873 16 November 1957 [husband & wife - shared stone]

[Elizabeth] 

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Miller E. (Lizzie) 16 April 1872 16 July 1959
Miller Sadie Alma 1895 1925 [Cunningham Funeral Home marker] Click for photo
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Miller Sarah E. 16 August 1864 9 May 1895 "Aged 30 Y. 8 M. 24 D."
[Sarah Elizabeth Boggess, wife of J.F. Miller - shared stone with her children Herbert and Jessie]

"Son... Aged 8M. 17D." 

"Daughter...Aged 8M. 20D."

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Source: Information given to WVCPA by family researcher

Source: WVCPA reading of the tombstone Oct. 2003

Miller Herbert B. 30 September 1899 17 June 1890
Miller Jessie M. 19 November 1886 9 August 1887
Miller Sylvia Hazel 1924? [illegible] [Cunningham Funeral Home marker] Click for photo Source: WVCPA reading of this cemetery
Miller Thurman W. 3 August 1915 15 November 1918 "At Rest" Click for photo Source: WVCPA reading of the tombstone Oct. 2003
Miller Vincent C. 1869 10 May 1870 "Son of H.G. & E. Miller"
"Aged 1 year"
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Source: WVCPA reading of the tombstone Oct. 2003
Miller William F. 1891 1962 [Cunningham Funeral Home marker] Click for photo
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Miller William Silas 1867 1936 [son of Elihu & Louisa Miller]

[husband & wife - shared stone] 

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Miller Anna Stevens 1877 1964
Moffatt Beulah Reed 28 April 1909 12 July 1995 "Daughter of Columbus and Rosetta Reed" Click for photo
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Mundy Gobel 1900 1934   Click for photo Source: WVCPA reading of the tombstone Oct. 2003
Mundy James Elihue 1859 1942   Click for photo Source: WVCPA reading of the tombstone Oct. 2003
Mundy Mary Ellen 15 October 1861 1922 [Mary Ellen Harrison, wife of James E. Mundy] Click for photo Source: WVCPA reading of the tombstone Oct. 2003
Mundy Nezbeth 1920 1922   Click for photo Source: WVCPA reading of the tombstone Oct. 2003
Mundy Opal 1902 1926   Click for photo Source: WVCPA reading of the tombstone Oct. 2003
Mundy Virgie 1894 1932   Click for photo Source: WVCPA reading of the tombstone Oct. 2003
Parsons Hershel 6 June 1914 6 October 1975 [husband & wife - shared stone]
[Ruby is the dau. of Herbert & Lillie Miller Coleman - from her obituary in the Charleston Daily Mail Apr. 9, 2008] 
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Parsons Ruby J. 5 October 1918 5 April 2008
Parsons Leonard R. 1959 1960   Click for photo Source: WVCPA reading of the tombstone Oct. 2003
Pauley Verna Joy 1958 5 November 1958 "Baby" Click for photo Source: WVCPA reading of the tombstone Oct. 2003
Reed Baby Boy   5 September 1946 [infant son of Glatus & Mary Atle Hazelett Reed] Click for photo Source: WVCPA reading of the tombstone Oct. 2003
Reed Barbara Harrison       Click for photo Source: WVCPA reading of the tombstone Oct. 2003
Reed Columbus M. 1 March 1876 5 June 1953 [husband & wife - shared stone]
"Wed Nov 2, 1898"
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Source: WVCPA reading of the tombstone Oct. 2003
Reed Rosetta Lewis 16 July 1876

9 June 1959

Reed Docia Slater 20 October 1915 7 November 1996 "Dau of Simon & Melissa Slater" Click for photo Source: WVCPA reading of the tombstone Oct. 2003
Reed Edgar M. 5 September 1869 18 May 1870 "Son of E.F. & B. Reed"
"Aged 8 Mos. 13 Days"
"Farewell"
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Reed Ezekiel K. 1902 1955   Click for photo
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Reed Frank 1843 10 July 1891 [Aged 48 years]
"Member of CO. A. 7 W.VA. Volunteers"
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Reed Glatus 1899 1977 [husband & wife - shared stone] Click for photo Source: WVCPA reading of the tombstone Oct. 2003
Reed Ina H. 1901

1930

Reed Glatus 1926 1927 [son of Glatus & Ina Reed - inscription at bottom of stone illegible] Click for photo
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Reed Glenn O. 9 June 1912 24 April 1996 [83 years of age - son of Lum & Rosa Reed, husband of Docia Slater Reed - from his obituary in Charleston Gazette]
"PFC US ARMY WORLD WAR II"
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Reed Herman 1921 1927   Click for photo Source: WVCPA reading of the tombstone Oct. 2003
Reed John V. 1860

1928

[husband & wife - shared stone]  Click for photo Source: WVCPA reading of the tombstone Oct. 2003
Reed Anna 1860 1918
Reed Kermit B. 1 April 1917 29 November 2002 "Gone but not forgotten" Click for photo Source: WVCPA reading of this cemetery
Reed Mathew  20 December 1873 3 November 1894 "Aged 20 Yrs 10 Ms 14 Ds" 
"I am going home to Heaven"
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Reed Richard L. 30 August 1938 23 February 1939   Click for photo Source: WVCPA reading of the tombstone Oct. 2003
Reed Roy J. 5 April 1920 6 May 1988 [For many, many years Roy cared for the Rock Spring Cemetery, keeping it "neat as a pin", as it has been said - his loving devotion to the preservation of this family burial ground is evident in how well it has stood the test of time.]
[husband & wife - shared stone]
"Son of Lum & Rosa"
"Daughter of Harry & Bertha Bailey"
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Reed Geneva M. 20 February 1925 19 February 2001
Reed Cricket Punkie 4 July 1973 12 November 1981 [Cricket's tombstone was once located alongside his master, Roy Reed.  Cricket was his faithful and much loved canine companion, who on a trip to this cemetery with Roy one day, was reportedly fatally injured when a tombstone that was being placed fell on the little dog.  In October '05, Cricket's tombstone was being stored in the shed at the bottom of the cemetery, the reason unknown]   Source: WVCPA research
Reed Scott 1870 1958   Click for photo Source: WVCPA reading of the tombstone Oct. 2003
Reed Silvanus 12 January 1869 12 September 1870 "Son of E.F. & B. Reed"
"Aged 1 Yr. 8 Mos"
"At Rest"
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Reed Violet H. 1923 1923 "Gone so soon" Click for photo Source: WVCPA reading of the tombstone Oct. 2003
Reed William S. 2 August 1883 9 October 1884 "Aged 1Yr. 2Mo. 7Ds."
"Son of E.F. & B. Reed"
"Gone Home"
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Schott Paul Floyed III 11 January 1959 14 January 1959   Click for photo Source: WVCPA reading of the tombstone Oct. 2003
Skeen Helen M. 25 January 1935 30 January 1982   Click for photo Source: WVCPA reading of the tombstone Oct. 2003
Smith Clessie E. 1914 1997 [shared stone] Click for photo Source: WVCPA reading of the tombstone Oct. 2003
Miller Bryce "Bubby" 1882 1961
Smith Lilly 1898 1936   Click for photo Source: WVCPA reading of the tombstone Oct. 2003
Taylor Westa D. 21 October 1912 28 August 1994   Click for photo Source: WVCPA reading of the tombstone Oct. 2003
Williams Robert Lee 15 July 1943 19 August 2002 "Loving Father"
[Tombstone missing from cemetery per 18 October 2005]
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Woodson John Edward 1927 1928  "His memory is blessed" Click for photo
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Woodson  Rowetta Mae 1938 1942  "Her memory is blessed" Click for photo
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The following are tombstones that cannot be identified, due to extreme wear or damage

If you have any idea as to the accurate identity of who a particular stone is a memorial to, please contact us.  Use the listed WVCPA reference number in your correspondence with us.

Last Name: First Name:

Born/Died:

Ref. No.:

Inscription/Comments:

Photo:

      JRS-01 [illegible - alongside Rosa Harrison's grave - possibly related?]  Click for photo
      JRS-03 [illegible - next to Luvicy Fowler's tombstone  - suggestions?]  Click for photo
      JRS-04    Click for photo
      JRS-06 [located in the middle portion of the cemetery under a tree, this stone was extremely brittle - like chalk in many places - from deterioration.  Harrison and Miller graves nearby, but not close enough to assume relation NOTE: this stone had been removed from the cemetery per October 2005, and not replaced - its whereabouts are unknown]  Click for photo
      JRS-09 [located very near the graves of Wesley & William E. Harrison - relation?]  Click for photo
      JRS-10 [located in the lower portion of the cemetery, near the Faber and Harrison graves]  Click for photo
      JRS-11 [located in the lower portion of the cemetery, near the Faber and Harrison graves]  Click for photo
      JRS-12 [located in the lower portion of the cemetery, near the Reed child graves]  Click for photo
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      JRS-13 [located in the lower portion of the cemetery, east side, near the Lizzie & S. Richmond Miller graves]  Click for photo
      Image 308 [portrait from a tombstone that the photo did not turn out on - any clues as to who this couple is? - the tombstone is in the middle portion of the cemetery on the far east side] Click for photo
      Image 392 [Cunningham - Parker - Johnson Funeral Home marker - barely legible] Click for photo

 

Comments:

 

 

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Dates in Red have been calculated based on death date and age at death.

This cemetery holds a special place in the heart of the WVCPA founders, Joel & Donna Duprey, as it is the resting place of many of Joel's ancestral cousins and is located on land that was in his 4G-grandfather Joseph Harrison's twin brother Reuben Harrison's family for nearly 200 years until the year 2000.  The gracious couple that purchased the land care for the cemetery grounds and the access road to the cemetery - their house lies just across the road from the base of the hill where the cemetery is located. When visiting the cemetery, you should check in with them.

Historic Rock Spring Church, located in hollow below the cemetery, is visible in the distance on the second of the two photos at the top of this page. We invite you to visit our page for Rock Spring Church.  

The name "Rock Spring" is technically plural, as there are multiple springs in the area.  However, it is generally referred to as "Rock Spring".

Most of the readings of these stones are from the archives of family researchers Elouise and Reta Harrison, and the photographs are from the WVCPA archives.

In early September 2004, a comparison was made with WVCPA readings of the cemetery and those of the Jackson County Historical Society published in "Jackson County Cemetery Transcriptions" in 1971.  The considerable amount of additional information from that source has been included on this page and referenced accordingly. There were some entries made in their reading that made it possible for us to identify stones that were nearly totally illegible in 2003, and give names to account for the many metal funeral home markers that could no longer identify the grave they marked.  Particularly of note are the many "new" additions under the Miller family surname, and additional ages at death for many of those we were able to identify in October 2003.  Simply another reminder that while these epitaphs are "carved in stone", they are by no means permanent markers.  What was visible at one time, 35 years later is beyond recognition.

Work completed under auspices of WVCPA:
  • April 2003: re-hoisted the American Flag, which had become tangled in its cords.  Placed a headstone back on its base. Discovered that an old Harrison family headstone had been removed from the cemetery, its whereabouts are unknown. 
  • June 5, 2005: WVCPA volunteers were at this cemetery today doing follow-up research, and found to their horror that someone had "cleaned" all of the old tombstones with an acid wash, making them pure white and certainly more readable, but they had also neglected to rinse the stones as thoroughly as they should have been to stop the etching process. Unfortunately such an acid wash left to work into the stone will permanently damage these tombstones.  The volunteers found that even touching the stones with their hands still caused burning on their skin, that the stones were still wet to the touch with the acid cleaner.  Even with the forecasted rain that should be coming in the days to follow, that will not be sufficient to remove the acid from the stones.  If you are the person that did this to the stones, PLEASE DO NOT DO THIS TO ANY MORE STONES, in this cemetery or in any other without the proper training and following of correct procedures.  YOU HAVE IRREPARABLY DAMAGED THESE STONES 
  • October 16, 2005 update:  WVCPA staff visited the cemetery and photo-documented the stones that had been acid-washed in June 2005, and noted that many, many years of the surface of the impacted stones has been chemically worn away, and has continued to wear (according to an eyewitness to the June discovery of the 'treatment' of the stones) even more, despite the few rain showers that have been in the area over the summer. While the stones are now much more legible, and appear almost as new in a number of cases, the fact remains that the job was obviously not done professionally and has caused much unnecessary deterioration of the stone faces.  In addition, WVCPA staff found that there were tombstones missing and not replaced that had been present just 2 years ago when the first photo series was done of this cemetery by WVCPA.  Investigations are underway to identify all of the stones that are no longer in the cemetery, from our photographic evidence, and to pass that information along to the proper authorities when sufficient evidence is gathered.  If you have any information regarding the missing stones, please contact Jackson County law enforcement authorities with the details, as willful removal of such grave markers without the permission of the descendants/immediate family of the deceased is a criminal offence in the State of West Virginia and punishable by law.

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