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|USGS Quad:||Beech Hill|
|Maintained by:||minimally maintained|
|Date added to WVCPA register:||20 March 2004|
|Condition of cemetery**:||Poor (as reported in October 2007)|
|Accessibility:||"Out Rt. 62 at foot of Dead Mans Hill on left side of road, no longer visible from road and on farm presently owned by Marie Ward (Hickory Chapel)" is the description given in "Mason County, W.Va. Cemetery Inscriptions" in the 1970's. Cemetery is located southeast of Point Pleasant.|
** Condition of cemetery as
observed on the given date -
|Last Name:||First Name:||
|Allen||Mary||About 1753||1806||"Wife of Wm. Allen - Cem. first burial"|
|Barnett||William Sr.||1775||1861||[Husband and wife - shared stone]|
|Barnette||Christopher Columbus||30 October 1843||20 February 1861||"Son
of J. & R.A. Barnette"
"Aged 17 Y. 3 M. 21 D."
|Barnette||James||14 December 1813||31 August 1895||[Son of William Barnett, Sr. & Mary McGuire]|
|Barnette||Rebecca A. Oldaker||May 1823||16 February 1903||[His wife - wife of James]|
|Barr||Virginia S.||2 October 1849||11 March 1852||"Dau.
of R.S. & S.A. Barr"
"Aged 2 yrs. 5 mo. 9 ds."
[Daughter of Robert and Sophia Stephenson Barr - information from Barr family researchers who read this cemetery in Spring 2004]
|Lee||Margaret||21 June 1860||29 December 1860||[Dau of F.M. & R.J. Lee]|
|Lee||Rebecca J.||2 July 1821||23 August 1861||"Wife of F.M. Lee"|
|Lee||Rhoda K.||1 November 1857||25 October 1861||"Dau of
F.M. & R.J. Lee"
"Aged 3 Yrs. 11 M. 24 D."
|Stephenson||James||11 September 1792||22 July 1880|
|Stephenson||Mary||3 April 1805||11 January 1886||[Wife of James, Aged 80 yr. 9 mo. 8 da.]|
|Image 18||[Illegible in photo - retake needed]|
|Image 19||[Illegible in photo - retake needed]|
|Image 23||[Fieldstone marker - no inscription]|
|Image 24||[Inscription, if any, worn away long ago - possibly footstone to marker in lower portion of photo]|
|Possible Burials - not proven|
|Barnett||Susan||1790||1877||[Wife of William Sr.]|
|Barr||Mary Rayburn||29 October 1834||1853||[Wife of John W. Barr, dau of Henry (III) and Nancy Barnett Rayburn]|
|Mercer||Susan||1902||[Aged 49 yr., 2 mo. 27 da., wife of ___ Mercer]|
|Rayburn||Elizabeth "Betsy" Barnett||1802||1882||[Dau of Wm. Barnett Sr.]|
|Rayburn||Henry II||1780||14 December 1837||[BLWT 55.
PVT VA MILITIA WAR OF 1812]
[Husband of Elizabeth Betsy Barnett, d
|Rayburn||Henry III||1808||1889||[Son of Henry Rayburn II, husband of Nancy Barnett Rayburn]|
|Rayburn||Nancy Barnett||1809||[Dau of Wm. Barnett Sr.]|
Dates in Red above 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.
The most recent reading, as listed above, was done in 1968 by Mrs. Girard Fowler, and has yet to be updated. In the 1968 reading, there were suspicions that Robert Barnett was buried here. Later research indicates that he was probably buried in Barnett Cemetery in Rockcastle, Jackson County, WV, near his farm at the headwaters of Thirteenmile Creek.
This cemetery was scheduled to be "rescued" by volunteers in the Spring of 2004, but little was able to be done with the manpower available at the time. Reports from that team are that this cemetery is very overgrown and sorely in need of tender loving care. Any volunteers out there?
Updated: 07 September 2012