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Cemetery Name:

Barnett-Ward

Barnett-Ward Cemetery, Mason Co., West Virginia  Barnett-Ward Cemetery, Mason Co., West Virginia

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County: Mason
USGS Quad: Beech Hill
Coordinates: 38.8341N  -82.0917W
Maintained by: minimally maintained
Land owner: Unknown 
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 -
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:

Allen Mary About 1753 1806 "Wife of Wm. Allen - Cem. first burial" Click here to view a photo of the tombstone Source: Local family researchers and WVCPA volunteers, Alice & Karl Click
Barnett William Sr. 1775 1861 [Husband and wife - shared stone] Click here to view a photo of the tombstone Source: Local family researchers and WVCPA volunteers, Alice & Karl Click
Barnett Mary McGuire   1828
Barnette Christopher Columbus 30 October 1843 20 February 1861 "Son of J. & R.A. Barnette"
"Aged 17 Y. 3 M. 21 D."
Click here to view a photo of the tombstone
Click here to view a photo of the tombstone
Source: 'Mason County, W.Va. Cemetery Inscriptions, Vol 1' compiled by Violet Machir & Juanita Burdette, and family researchers
Barnette James 14 December 1813 31 August 1895 [Son of William Barnett, Sr. & Mary McGuire]   Source: 'Mason County, W.Va. Cemetery Inscriptions, Vol 1' compiled by Violet Machir & Juanita Burdette, and family researchers
Barnette Rebecca A. Oldaker May 1823 16 February 1903 [His wife - wife of James]   Source: 'Mason County, W.Va. Cemetery Inscriptions, Vol 1' compiled by Violet Machir & Juanita Burdette, and family researchers
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]
Click here to view a photo of the tombstone Source: Rayburn family researchers
Lee Margaret 21 June 1860 29 December 1860 [Dau of F.M. & R.J. Lee]   Source: 'Mason County, W.Va. Cemetery Inscriptions, Vol 1' compiled by Violet Machir & Juanita Burdette, and family researchers
Lee Rebecca J. 2 July 1821 23 August 1861 "Wife of F.M. Lee" Click here to view a photo of the tombstone Source: Local family researchers and WVCPA volunteers, Alice & Karl Click
Lee Rhoda K. 1 November 1857 25 October 1861 "Dau of F.M. & R.J. Lee"
"Aged 3 Yrs. 11 M. 24 D."
Click here to view a photo of the tombstone Source: Local family researchers and WVCPA volunteers, Alice & Karl Click
Stephenson James 11 September 1792 22 July 1880     Source: 'Mason County, W.Va. Cemetery Inscriptions, Vol 1' compiled by Violet Machir & Juanita Burdette, and family researchers
Stephenson Mary 3 April 1805 11 January 1886 [Wife of James, Aged 80 yr. 9 mo. 8 da.]   Source: 'Mason County, W.Va. Cemetery Inscriptions, Vol 1' compiled by Violet Machir & Juanita Burdette, and family researchers
Unidentified Graves
Image 18       [Illegible in photo - retake needed] Click here to view a photo of the tombstone Source: Local family researchers and WVCPA volunteers, Alice & Karl Click
Image 19       [Illegible in photo - retake needed] Click here to view a photo of the tombstone Source: Local family researchers and WVCPA volunteers, Alice & Karl Click
Image 23       [Fieldstone marker - no inscription] Click here to view a photo of the tombstone Source: Local family researchers and WVCPA volunteers, Alice & Karl Click
Image 24       [Inscription, if any, worn away long ago - possibly footstone to marker in lower portion of photo] Click here to view a photo of the tombstone Source: Local family researchers and WVCPA volunteers, Alice & Karl Click
Possible Burials - not proven
Barnett Susan 1790 1877 [Wife of William Sr.]   Source: 'Mason County, W.Va. Cemetery Inscriptions, Vol 1' compiled by Violet Machir & Juanita Burdette, and family researchers
Barr Mary Rayburn 29 October 1834 1853 [Wife of John W. Barr, dau of Henry (III) and Nancy Barnett Rayburn]   Source: Rayburn family researchers
Carter Elizabeth         Source: 'Mason County, W.Va. Cemetery Inscriptions, Vol 1' compiled by Violet Machir & Juanita Burdette, and family researchers
Carter John         Source: 'Mason County, W.Va. Cemetery Inscriptions, Vol 1' compiled by Violet Machir & Juanita Burdette, and family researchers
Carter Mary         Source: 'Mason County, W.Va. Cemetery Inscriptions, Vol 1' compiled by Violet Machir & Juanita Burdette, and family researchers
Carter Presley         Source: 'Mason County, W.Va. Cemetery Inscriptions, Vol 1' compiled by Violet Machir & Juanita Burdette, and family researchers
Mercer Susan   1902 [Aged 49 yr., 2 mo. 27 da., wife of ___ Mercer]   Source: 'Mason County, W.Va. Cemetery Inscriptions, Vol 1' compiled by Violet Machir & Juanita Burdette, and family researchers
Rayburn Elizabeth "Betsy" Barnett 1802 1882 [Dau of Wm. Barnett Sr.]   Source: Rayburn family researchers
Rayburn Henry II 1780 14 December 1837 [BLWT 55. PVT VA MILITIA WAR OF 1812]
[Husband of Elizabeth Betsy Barnett, d
  Source: 'Mason County, W.Va. Cemetery Inscriptions, Vol 1' compiled by Violet Machir & Juanita Burdette, and family researchers
Rayburn Henry III 1808 1889 [Son of Henry Rayburn II, husband of Nancy Barnett Rayburn]   Source: Rayburn family researchers
Rayburn Nancy Barnett 1809   [Dau of Wm. Barnett Sr.]   Source: Rayburn family researchers

 

Comments:

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?   

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