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Cemetery Name:

Baker Family


Baker Family Cemetery, Mason Co., WV Baker Family Cemetery, Mason Co., WV

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County: Mason
USGS Quad: Robertsburg     Map
Coordinates: 38.7400N  -81.8969W
Maintained by: Baker Family descendants
Land owner: Unknown
Date added to WVCPA register: April 2009
Condition of cemetery**: Fair (April 2009)
Accessibility: The cemetery is located off the Waterloo-Smith Church Road on a knoll overlooking the Baker bridge crossing of Poplar Fork at what was earlier known as Sea Flats. Just before arriving at the creek bottom where the bridge is, you'll see a gated, well-kept gravel drive up the side of the hill on the north (left) side of the road. That is the drive to the cemetery (and private access for the current land owner - please do not block the drive). The cemetery is located a short distance up the drive on the right side as you crest the hill. An easy walk up the hill if you park at the road (little to no parking available - choose carefully), and the cemetery itself is on a gentle slope.

** 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:

Baker Rev. C. Jasper 19 October 1856 27 August 1933 [Husband and wife - shared stone]
"At rest with the Lord"
Click for photo of tombstone or marker Source: WVCPA reading of the cemetery
Baker Maggie B. 4 May 1860 3 January 1918
Baker Charles 19 October 1806 1 December 1902   Click for photo of tombstone or marker Source: WVCPA reading of the cemetery
Baker Clara B. 28 August 1882 13 February 1885 ?? "Dau. of C.J. & M.B. Baker"
"Gone but not forgotten"
Click for photo of tombstone or marker
Click for photo of tombstone or marker
Source: WVCPA reading of the cemetery
Baker Eliza Jane "Hun"   28 April 1902     Source: WVCPA research
Source: WVCPA research
Baker Ellis Gordon 6 June 1895 4 January 1921 [Aged 25Y 6M 28D - son of George Washington and Emma Virginia Baker, WWI veteran, never married] Click for photo of tombstone or marker Source: WVCPA reading of the cemetery
Source: Mason Co., W.Va. Cemetery Inscriptions, Vol III - J. Burdette
Source: WVCPA research
Baker G. W. 1851 24 October 1929 [Son of Charles (b. in Germany, per death record) and S.E. Stewart Baker - from G.W.'s death record] Click for photo of tombstone or marker Source: WVCPA reading of the cemetery
Source: WVCPA research
Baker Emma Virginia 1861 1932 "Mother" Click for photo of tombstone or marker Source: WVCPA reading of the cemetery
Baker J. M. 2 February 1854 26 February 1904 "Aged 50 Yrs. 24 Ds."
[Husband and wife - shared stone]

"J.M. Baker and his wife M.J. Baker"
[Rest of inscription illegible in photo]

"Wife of J.M. Baker"
"Aged 29Y. 3M. 22D."
Click for photo of tombstone or marker
Click for photo of tombstone or marker
Click for photo of tombstone or marker
Click for photo of tombstone or marker
Source: WVCPA reading of the cemetery
Source: Mason Co., W.Va. Cemetery Inscriptions, Vol III - J. Burdette
Baker Martha J. 30 December 1851 21 April 1881
Baker Jennie V. 14 January 1862 10 August 1932 [Wife of George W. Baker]   Source: WVCPA research
Baker Sarah Lizzie 7 April 1888 23 August 1889 "Dau. of C.J. and M. Baker"
"Aged 1Yr 4Mo 16Ds"
"..., thy rest is won"
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Click for photo of tombstone or marker
Source: WVCPA reading of the cemetery
Casto Mariah   1 June 1902 [Aged 53Y - wife of Moses Casto - recorded as being buried here per Mason Co., W.Va. Cemetery Inscriptions and her death record (as well as a second death record with a slightly different death date and age), though no marker found for her in 2010 - there is a shared marker at Wolfe Valley Cemetery for Mariah Casto and Moses M. Casto]   Source: Mason Co., W.Va. Cemetery Inscriptions, Vol III - J. Burdette
Source: WVCPA research
Click Mary Jane "Mamie" 19 December 1885 21 September 1927 "Faithful to her trust" Click for photo of tombstone or marker Source: WVCPA reading of the cemetery
Source: WVCPA contributor and family researcher
Harris Charles C. 11 November 1874 4 March 1887 [Aged 9Y 3M 21D - son of C. and M.E. Harris]   Source: Mason Co., W.Va. Cemetery Inscriptions, Vol III - J. Burdette
Harris Daniel 17 June 1860 22 August 1934 "Age 74 Yrs, 2 Mos. 5 Days"
[Son of Zach and Mary Frances Baker Harris]
Click for photo of tombstone or marker Source: WVCPA reading of the cemetery
Source: Mason Co., W.Va. Cemetery Inscriptions, Vol III - J. Burdette
Harris Elizabeth 2 April 1868 3 June 1868 [Stone badly worn and barely legible - inscription from reading many years ago, and her death record: "Aged 9M 1D", "Dau. of Z.L. and Amy Harris"] Click for photo of tombstone or marker Source: WVCPA reading of the cemetery
Source: Mason Co., W.Va. Cemetery Inscriptions, Vol III - J. Burdette
Source: WVCPA research
Harris Ellis 15 September 1862 25 December 1940 "Asleep"
[Husband of Sarah McCoy Harris]
Click for photo of tombstone or marker Source: WVCPA reading of the cemetery
Source: WVCPA research
Harris Emily (Amy)   25 April 1893 [Aged 45Y - 2nd wife of Zach Harris, married 1st Gideon Jeffers who died in 1867 and is buried in the Jeffers Cemetery nearby]   Source: Mason Co., W.Va. Cemetery Inscriptions, Vol III - J. Burdette
Harris Infant Dau.   16 December 1858 [Dau. of Z.L. and Mary F. Harris]   Source: WVCPA research
Harris John   after 1890 [Son of Z.L. and Amy Harris - died as adult]   Source: Mason Co., W.Va. Cemetery Inscriptions, Vol III - J. Burdette
Harris Lealy F. 24 November 1856 21 November 1940 "Mother"
[Lela Frances Harris, wife of Daniel Harris, dau. of Preston Newell, aged 83 yrs, 11 mos. 28 days at death]
Click for photo of tombstone or marker Source: WVCPA reading of the cemetery
Source: WVCPA research
Harris Mary F.   5 March 1866 "Aged 28Y 11D" [30Y 8D per her death record]
[Wife of Z.L. Harris, dau. of Charles and Sarah Baker]
Click for photo of tombstone or marker Source: WVCPA reading of the cemetery
Source: Mason Co., W.Va. Cemetery Inscriptions, Vol III - J. Burdette
Harris Mary M. 2 October 1876 5 October 1876 "Dau. of C. and M.E. Harris"
"Aged 3 Ds"
Click for photo of tombstone or marker Source: WVCPA reading of the cemetery
Harris Samuel   after 1890 [Son of Z.L. and Amy Harris - died as adult]   Source: Mason Co., W.Va. Cemetery Inscriptions, Vol III - J. Burdette
Harris Sarah __   __ __ 1867 "Dau. of Z.L. & M.F. Harris"
"Aged ___M. 7 Ds."
[Rest of inscription illegible]
Click for photo of tombstone or marker Source: WVCPA reading of the cemetery
Harris Wm. E. 2 September 1874 8 June 1876 "Son of C. and M.E. Harris"
"Aged 1Yr 9Mo 6Ds"
Click for photo of tombstone or marker Source: WVCPA reading of the cemetery
Harris Z. L. 20 March 1837 4 June 1894 "Thy Will Be Done"
"Faithful and just even unto death"
Click for photo of tombstone or marker Source: WVCPA reading of the cemetery
Hill George Andrew   16 October 1913 "PVT 5 ENGR. WORLD WAR I" Click for photo of tombstone or marker
Click for photo of tombstone or marker
Source: WVCPA reading of the cemetery
Source: Mason Co., W.Va. Cemetery Inscriptions, Vol III - J. Burdette
Unmarked and unidentified graves:
        [3 graves marked with field stones near Ellis Harris' grave, per Mason Co., W.Va. Cemetery Inscriptions book]   Source: Mason Co., W.Va. Cemetery Inscriptions, Vol III - J. Burdette
        [Unmarked grave near Clara Baker's grave, per Mason Co., W.Va. Cemetery Inscriptions book]   Source: Mason Co., W.Va. Cemetery Inscriptions, Vol III - J. Burdette
        [5 unmarked graves near George Hill's grave, per Mason Co., W.Va. Cemetery Inscriptions book]   Source: Mason Co., W.Va. Cemetery Inscriptions, Vol III - J. Burdette
        [2 unmarked graves, and 1 infant grave near Z.L. Harris' grave, per Mason Co., W.Va. Cemetery Inscriptions book]   Source: Mason Co., W.Va. Cemetery Inscriptions, Vol III - J. Burdette
Image26       [Illegible marker - too worn to even guess] Click for photo of tombstone or marker Source: WVCPA reading of the cemetery
Image27       [Illegible marker - too worn to even guess] Click for photo of tombstone or marker Source: WVCPA reading of the cemetery
Image28       [Illegible marker - too worn to even guess] Click for photo of tombstone or marker Source: WVCPA reading of the cemetery

 

Comments:

Baker Family Cemetery, Mason Co., WV

Dates or names 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.

<< Some of the many unmarked graves (and marked with fieldstones) - these not far from Ellis Harris' grave

Below: The gate along Waterloo-Smith Church Road - generally closed, but not usually locked. It was very early in the day (6:30 a.m.) when we took photos at this cemetery, so we opted to park at the roadside outside the gate and walk up the hill. The photo looking back at the car is about half way up the hill - not that far to walk to the cemetery. (Click on photos to enlarge)

Baker Family Cemetery, Mason Co., WV Baker Family Cemetery, Mason Co., WV Baker Family Cemetery, Mason Co., WV Baker Family Cemetery, Mason Co., WV

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