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Cemetery Name:

Bruce Chapel


Bruce Chapel Cemetery, Mason Co., WV

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County: Mason
USGS Quad: Apple Grove
Coordinates: 38.7454N  -82.1772W
Maintained by: Unknown
Land owner: Unknown
Date added to WVCPA register: June 2007
Condition of cemetery**: Poor (June 2007)
Accessibility: To get to the cemetery and church, go south on Route 2 from Point Pleasant, past Mud Run Road until you see Crab Creek Road to your left - when the leaves are off the trees you can actually see the cemetery from Route 2. Go about a quarter mile down Crab Creek Road, then turn to your right into what looks like a driveway. You should be able to see the red brick church from the road even before you turn. The cemetery and church are both just over an old wood bridge up on a knoll to the left (this information provided by WVCPA contributor Lois Downour from a visit to the cemetery in 2007).

** 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:

Archer Earnest A. 1891 1910     Source: Mason County, W.Va. Cemetery Inscriptions - Machir and Burdette
Archer John W. 1858 1934 [Husband and wife - shared stone]   Source: Mason County, W.Va. Cemetery Inscriptions - Machir and Burdette
Archer Inez D. 1863 1931
Bechtle M.S.     [Infant son of J.W. & R.J. Bechtle]   Source: Mason County, W.Va. Cemetery Inscriptions - Machir and Burdette
Bechtle Nancy Susan 1834 1893 [Wife of John W. Bechtle]   Source: Mason County, W.Va. Cemetery Inscriptions - Machir and Burdette
Bechtle Rebecca J. 15 October 1853 20 January 1930 [Wife of John W. Bechtle]   Source: Mason County, W.Va. Cemetery Inscriptions - Machir and Burdette
Bechtle George 1880 1909     Source: Mason County, W.Va. Cemetery Inscriptions - Machir and Burdette
Bechtle J.W. 1874 1936     Source: Mason County, W.Va. Cemetery Inscriptions - Machir and Burdette
Bechtle W. 15 October 1804 1 February 1897     Source: Mason County, W.Va. Cemetery Inscriptions - Machir and Burdette
Blaine Charles A. 1865 1949 [Husband and wife - shared stone]   Source: Mason County, W.Va. Cemetery Inscriptions - Machir and Burdette
Blaine Minnie M. 1876  
Blaine Ira Utley 1887 1959 [Husband and wife - shared stone]   Source: Mason County, W.Va. Cemetery Inscriptions - Machir and Burdette
Blaine Rebecca B. 1888 1962
Calloway Sarah   20 July 1863 ? [Aged 73Y. 6M. 25D. - wife of William Calloway]   Source: Mason County, W.Va. Cemetery Inscriptions - Machir and Burdette
Coplin Lilly 1882 1953     Source: Mason County, W.Va. Cemetery Inscriptions - Machir and Burdette
Denny William 28 November 1828 24 July 1891 "Aged 62Y. 7M. 28D."
"Our father has gone to a mansion of rest, To the glorious land by the daily blest"
[Rest of inscription illegible in photo - second photo file large & will load slow]
Click for photo of tombstone or marker
Click for photo of tombstone or marker
Source: WVCPA contributor and family researcher
Doss John 12 September 1828 24 June 1903     Source: Mason County, W.Va. Cemetery Inscriptions - Machir and Burdette
Doss Nancy Susan 10 August 1834 30 September 1893 [Wife of John Doss]   Source: Mason County, W.Va. Cemetery Inscriptions - Machir and Burdette
Handley Sarah J. 17 April 1815 15 July 1860 [Wife of John M. Handley]   Source: Mason County, W.Va. Cemetery Inscriptions - Machir and Burdette
Henry Andrew F. 1880 1965     Source: Mason County, W.Va. Cemetery Inscriptions - Machir and Burdette
Henry E. Grace 1890 1964     Source: Mason County, W.Va. Cemetery Inscriptions - Machir and Burdette
Henry Lafe 1886 1963     Source: Mason County, W.Va. Cemetery Inscriptions - Machir and Burdette
Hogsett Narcissa R. 25 September 1815 5 October 1861 [Wife of Samuel G. Hogsett]   Source: Mason County, W.Va. Cemetery Inscriptions - Machir and Burdette
Huddleston Irene Mayes 1866 1929     Source: Mason County, W.Va. Cemetery Inscriptions - Machir and Burdette
Hughes [infant]   29 December 1914 [Infant son of Dekalb & Louella Hughes]   Source: Mason County, W.Va. Cemetery Inscriptions - Machir and Burdette
Jordan Charles Henry 1863 1891 "The Angels called him on a sunny day"   Source: Mason County, W.Va. Cemetery Inscriptions - Machir and Burdette
Jordan J.I. 20 December 1830 11 February 1896     Source: Mason County, W.Va. Cemetery Inscriptions - Machir and Burdette
Jordan Margaret 1832 1882 "Here I lay my burden down, change the cross into a crown'   Source: Mason County, W.Va. Cemetery Inscriptions - Machir and Burdette
Jordan Mary   5 October 1865 [Aged 22Y. 11M. 5D. - wife of H.M. Jordan]   Source: Mason County, W.Va. Cemetery Inscriptions - Machir and Burdette
Jordan Rebecca Mayes 16 May 1808 11 February 1855 [Aged 46Y. 8M. 26D.] Click for photo of tombstone or marker Source: WVCPA contributor and family researcher
Kinnaird Joseph 1821 1899 [Husband and wife - shared stone]   Source: Mason County, W.Va. Cemetery Inscriptions - Machir and Burdette
Kinnaird Charlotte 1836 1909
Kline Eliza Romanus 28 February 1833 20 March 1909     Source: Mason County, W.Va. Cemetery Inscriptions - Machir and Burdette
Kline Jacob Alexander 1799 1868 [Husband and wife - shared stone]   Source: Mason County, W.Va. Cemetery Inscriptions - Machir and Burdette
Kline Eliza South 6 February 1804 8 August 1882
Kline Thomas Benton 30 September 1838 26 July 1886     Source: Mason County, W.Va. Cemetery Inscriptions - Machir and Burdette
Matthew Elizabeth J.     [Aged 59Y. 9M. 19D. - wife of Philip Matthew - stone broken]   Source: Mason County, W.Va. Cemetery Inscriptions - Machir and Burdette
Mayes Charles 24 September 1884 7 April 1954 [MUS. CO. M. REGT. INF]   Source: Mason County, W.Va. Cemetery Inscriptions - Machir and Burdette
Mayes David   15 November 1892 [Aged 36Y. 9M. 14D.]   Source: Mason County, W.Va. Cemetery Inscriptions - Machir and Burdette
Miller Atlantic O.   24 July 1869 [69 years of age - wife of R. Miller]   Source: Mason County, W.Va. Cemetery Inscriptions - Machir and Burdette
Menager Robert C.   4 February 1843 ?? [Aged 3Y 17D]   Source: Mason County, W.Va. Cemetery Inscriptions - Machir and Burdette
Miller Jesse F. 1 October 1832 3 July 1842 [Son of R. & A.O. Miller]   Source: Mason County, W.Va. Cemetery Inscriptions - Machir and Burdette
Miller Reuben 6 July 1852 27 April 1897     Source: Mason County, W.Va. Cemetery Inscriptions - Machir and Burdette
Moore Betty   9 November 1869 [Aged 37 years - wife of Calvin Moore]   Source: Mason County, W.Va. Cemetery Inscriptions - Machir and Burdette
Moore Charles Page Thomas 8 February 1831 7 July 1904 [Supreme Court Judge]   Source: Mason County, W.Va. Cemetery Inscriptions - Machir and Burdette
Moore Elizabeth V. 4 September 1874 13 April 1948 [Dau. of C.P.T. Moore]   Source: Mason County, W.Va. Cemetery Inscriptions - Machir and Burdette
Moore Frances Harness 11 December 1803 11 March 1878 [Wife of George Moore]   Source: Mason County, W.Va. Cemetery Inscriptions - Machir and Burdette
Moore George April 1800       Source: Mason County, W.Va. Cemetery Inscriptions - Machir and Burdette
Moore George F.   4 August 1865 [Aged 1Y. 11M. 1D. - son of C.M. & E.M. Moore]   Source: Mason County, W.Va. Cemetery Inscriptions - Machir and Burdette
Moore Harry R.   14 November 1874 [Aged 6M. 24D.]
[Brother and sister - shared stone - children of C.M. & A.C.? Moore]
  Source: Mason County, W.Va. Cemetery Inscriptions - Machir and Burdette
Moore Annie   25 February 1880
Moore Henry Clay 12 May 1837 17 March 1841 [Aged 3Y. 10M. 5D. - son of Morgan & Mary Moore]   Source: Mason County, W.Va. Cemetery Inscriptions - Machir and Burdette
Moore Ida Ogden 4 December 1867 8 July 1948 [Dau. of C.P.T. Moore]   Source: Mason County, W.Va. Cemetery Inscriptions - Machir and Burdette
Moore Mai L. 19 January 1873 12 March 1965 [Dau. of C.P.T. Moore]   Source: Mason County, W.Va. Cemetery Inscriptions - Machir and Burdette
Moore Mary A. 5 May 1805 6 August 1861 [Aged 56Y. 3M. 1D. - wife of Morgan Moore]   Source: Mason County, W.Va. Cemetery Inscriptions - Machir and Burdette
Moore Morgan   20 August 1869 [Aged 78Y. ? 9M.10D.]   Source: Mason County, W.Va. Cemetery Inscriptions - Machir and Burdette
Moore Urilla Kate Kline 2 January 1835 20 April 1897 [Wife of Charles P.T. Moore]   Source: Mason County, W.Va. Cemetery Inscriptions - Machir and Burdette
Moore William M. 4 February 1829 19 September 1830 [Aged 1Y. 7M. 15D. - son of Morgan & Mary Moore]   Source: Mason County, W.Va. Cemetery Inscriptions - Machir and Burdette
Moore William Sigler September 1899 6 July 1860 [Aged 11M. - son of Calvin M. & M.E. Moore]   Source: Mason County, W.Va. Cemetery Inscriptions - Machir and Burdette
Mulford Abraham   3 March 1872 [Aged 83 years]   Source: Mason County, W.Va. Cemetery Inscriptions - Machir and Burdette
Mulford Nancy R. Slack 1809 22 August 1849 [Da. of Jeremiah Slack, wife of Abraham Mulford]   Source: Mason County, W.Va. Cemetery Inscriptions - Machir and Burdette
Mulford Sarah 1823   [Wife of Abraham Daywalt]   Source: Mason County, W.Va. Cemetery Inscriptions - Machir and Burdette
Musgrave Eva Ann 6 January 1948 29 July 2010 [Dau. of John Sines and Eleanor Gill - from her obituary from Wilcoxen Funeral Home July 29, 2010]   Source: WVCPA research
Neale Albert C. 26 November 1843 31 March 1863     Source: Mason County, W.Va. Cemetery Inscriptions - Machir and Burdette
Neale Alice M. 8 June 1851 8 February 1857 [Aged 5Y. 8M. - dau. of W.P.L. and C.B. Neale]   Source: Mason County, W.Va. Cemetery Inscriptions - Machir and Burdette
Neale Catherine B. 1 August 1814 9 August 1890     Source: Mason County, W.Va. Cemetery Inscriptions - Machir and Burdette
Neale Ellen S. 9 March 1811 17 November 1841     Source: Mason County, W.Va. Cemetery Inscriptions - Machir and Burdette
Neale Wm. P.L. 30 November 1807 25 April 1876 [Aged 68Y. 4M. 25D.]   Source: Mason County, W.Va. Cemetery Inscriptions - Machir and Burdette
Persinger Ansel 7 August 1826 18 March 1883 "Aged 56Y. 7M. 11D." Click for photo of tombstone or marker
Click for photo of tombstone or marker
Source: WVCPA contributor and family researcher
Reed Ollie Blaine   24 November 1893 [Shared stone]
[Aged 64Y. 10M.]
  Source: Mason County, W.Va. Cemetery Inscriptions - Machir and Burdette
Reed Eva Ely   16 August 1890
Samington Elizabeth   31 April 1859 [14 years of age - dau. of Alex and Mary Ann Samington]   Source: Mason County, W.Va. Cemetery Inscriptions - Machir and Burdette
Simenton ?   18 October 18__ 30 April 1852 [Dau. of A. & M.A. Simenton ??]   Source: Mason County, W.Va. Cemetery Inscriptions - Machir and Burdette
Slack Jeremiah   1852 [Aged 71Y 7M]   Source: Mason County, W.Va. Cemetery Inscriptions - Machir and Burdette
Slack Rebecca 6 March 1785 11 November 1854 [Wife of Jeremiah Slack - aged 69Y 8M 5D]   Source: Mason County, W.Va. Cemetery Inscriptions - Machir and Burdette
Slack Rebecca 6 April 1833  21 September 1845 [Aged 12Y 5M 15D - Dau. of J. & R. Slack]   Source: Mason County, W.Va. Cemetery Inscriptions - Machir and Burdette
Stevens Atlantic         Source: Mason County, W.Va. Cemetery Inscriptions - Machir and Burdette
Stevens Charles B. October 1860 September 1862 [Son of John and Rachel Stevens]   Source: Mason County, W.Va. Cemetery Inscriptions - Machir and Burdette
Stevens Forman W.   1935     Source: Mason County, W.Va. Cemetery Inscriptions - Machir and Burdette
Stevens G.H.   1947     Source: Mason County, W.Va. Cemetery Inscriptions - Machir and Burdette
Stevens John B., Sr. 20 September 1776 12 September 1859 ?     Source: Mason County, W.Va. Cemetery Inscriptions - Machir and Burdette
Stevens John W. 1868 1945     Source: Mason County, W.Va. Cemetery Inscriptions - Machir and Burdette
Stevens Margaret         Source: Mason County, W.Va. Cemetery Inscriptions - Machir and Burdette
Stevens Mary C. 1834 1917     Source: Mason County, W.Va. Cemetery Inscriptions - Machir and Burdette
Stevens Nannie 3 April 1875 8 September 1912     Source: Mason County, W.Va. Cemetery Inscriptions - Machir and Burdette
Stevens Okla F. 1921 1926     Source: Mason County, W.Va. Cemetery Inscriptions - Machir and Burdette
Stevens Rachel 4 February 1828 3 July 1861 [Wife of John Stevens]   Source: Mason County, W.Va. Cemetery Inscriptions - Machir and Burdette
Stevens Robert L. 1935 1935     Source: Mason County, W.Va. Cemetery Inscriptions - Machir and Burdette
Stevens John   28 September 1856     Source: Mason County, W.Va. Cemetery Inscriptions - Machir and Burdette
Stevens Sarah Ann   12 May 1860 [Aged 80 years - wife of John B. Stevens, Sr.]
[Mother and infant son - shared stone]
  Source: Mason County, W.Va. Cemetery Inscriptions - Machir and Burdette
Stevens John Bruce    
Stevens Synthia A.   23 May 1861 [Aged 5 years]
[Brother and sister - shared stone - children of John and Rachel Stevens]
[Aged 3Y. 10M. 18D.?]
  Source: Mason County, W.Va. Cemetery Inscriptions - Machir and Burdette
Stout C.P. 1872 1944     Source: Mason County, W.Va. Cemetery Inscriptions - Machir and Burdette
Stout Laurane B. 1890 1967 [Wife of C.P. Stout]   Source: Mason County, W.Va. Cemetery Inscriptions - Machir and Burdette
Waith John A. 1847 1923 [Husband and wife - shared stone]   Source: Mason County, W.Va. Cemetery Inscriptions - Machir and Burdette
Waith Mazetta 1857 1923
Walton Jesse Atlantis 20 April 1858 14 January 1862     Source: Mason County, W.Va. Cemetery Inscriptions - Machir and Burdette
Woods Ellen Mays   5 November 1878 [Aged 17Y. 4D.? - wife of J.C. Woods]   Source: Mason County, W.Va. Cemetery Inscriptions - Machir and Burdette
Probable Burials:
  Mahala   1 March 1856 [Aged 55 years - slave of John Stevens]   Source: Mason County, W.Va. Cemetery Inscriptions - Machir and Burdette
Alstock John   10 August 1860 [86 years of age - freed slave - friend of Apollo Stevens]   Source: Mason County, W.Va. Cemetery Inscriptions - Machir and Burdette
Archer Blanche   6 June 1894 [Aged 4M. 2D. - dau. of J.E. and Mollie Archer - poss. at Beale Chapel Cemetery]   Source: Mason County, W.Va. Cemetery Inscriptions - Machir and Burdette
Cooper Ann   February 1859 [Slave of Morgan Moore - dau. of Lettie Cooper - other Morgan Moore slaves said to be buried under new addition on church building, but only Ann Cooper's name found in records by M.Crump and D.Machir research in 1971]   Source: Mason County, W.Va. Cemetery Inscriptions - Machir and Burdette
Daywalt Mary A.   4 September 1859 [Aged 1Y. 3M. - dau. of Thomas and Catherine Daywalt]   Source: Mason County, W.Va. Cemetery Inscriptions - Machir and Burdette
Daywalt Polly   21 October 1865 [Aged 60Y. 4M. 18D. - wife of Henry Daywalt]   Source: Mason County, W.Va. Cemetery Inscriptions - Machir and Burdette
Daywalt Wm.   25 April 1869 [Aged 20 days - son of M.B. and M.J. Daywalt]   Source: Mason County, W.Va. Cemetery Inscriptions - Machir and Burdette
Doss Nora    15 August 1900 [Aged 7 months - dau. of Fred and Alice Doss]   Source: Mason County, W.Va. Cemetery Inscriptions - Machir and Burdette
Haize Abram   3 June 1856 [Slave - family or owner unknown]   Source: Mason County, W.Va. Cemetery Inscriptions - Machir and Burdette
Hogsett Edward   4 October 1890     Source: Mason County, W.Va. Cemetery Inscriptions - Machir and Burdette
Kanard Bessie May 30 December 1897 11 October 1899 [Dau. of R. and S. Kanard]   Source: Mason County, W.Va. Cemetery Inscriptions - Machir and Burdette
Kinnard Wm.   17 December 1881 [Aged 21Y. 7M. 17D.]   Source: Mason County, W.Va. Cemetery Inscriptions - Machir and Burdette
Kyle George   12 June 1854 [Aged 31Y. 3M. 4D.]   Source: Mason County, W.Va. Cemetery Inscriptions - Machir and Burdette
Mayes Infant   25 January 1893 [Stillborn infant of R. and Mary Mayes]   Source: Mason County, W.Va. Cemetery Inscriptions - Machir and Burdette
Mayes Mary M.   19 February 1891 [Aged 1 year]   Source: Mason County, W.Va. Cemetery Inscriptions - Machir and Burdette
Mayes Myrtie May     [Dau. of L.M. and J. Mayes - aged 1Y. 4M. 22D.]   Source: Mason County, W.Va. Cemetery Inscriptions - Machir and Burdette
Menager William Henry   26 February 1855 [Aged 3M. 5D. - son of Rome and Marie Menager]   Source: Mason County, W.Va. Cemetery Inscriptions - Machir and Burdette
Mulford S.E.   6 November 1881 [Aged 27Y. 8M. 18D. - may be at Mulford Cemetery at Horselick]   Source: Mason County, W.Va. Cemetery Inscriptions - Machir and Burdette
Neale Wm. P.L.   3 June 1893 [Aged 16 years - son of E.L. and H.B. Neale]   Source: Mason County, W.Va. Cemetery Inscriptions - Machir and Burdette
Persinger Nancy   3 August 1883 [Aged 72 years - wife of J.A. Persinger]   Source: Mason County, W.Va. Cemetery Inscriptions - Machir and Burdette
Persinger Nancy Ann   21 January 1855 [Dau. of Ansel and Mary - aged 4Y. 11M.]   Source: Mason County, W.Va. Cemetery Inscriptions - Machir and Burdette
Stevens John B.   28 September 1874 [Aged 51 years]   Source: Mason County, W.Va. Cemetery Inscriptions - Machir and Burdette
Unmarked and unidentified graves:
[Unknown]   21 November __34 26 February 1855 [Stone badly broken - missing pieces]   Source: Mason County, W.Va. Cemetery Inscriptions - Machir and Burdette
[Unknown]     15 December 1861 [Located near Elizabeth Samington's grave]   Source: Mason County, W.Va. Cemetery Inscriptions - Machir and Burdette
Neale       [At least 2 graves marked with fieldstones - other grave possible per 1971 reading by M.Crump & D.Machir]   Source: Mason County, W.Va. Cemetery Inscriptions - Machir and Burdette
[Unknown]       [Three unmarked graves between those of C.P. Stout and Andrew F. Henry]   Source: Mason County, W.Va. Cemetery Inscriptions - Machir and Burdette
[Unknown]       [Two unmarked graves behind Lilly Coplin's grave]   Source: Mason County, W.Va. Cemetery Inscriptions - Machir and Burdette

 

Comments:

Bruce Chapel 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.

There are reportedly a number of discrepancies in the dates previously published for this cemetery. WVCPA is looking for volunteers to visit this cemetery and make a complete reading, verifying or correcting what we have posted here from multiple sources. Photos are, of course, desired as well.  If you can help, please contact us!

Our thanks to faithful, and long time WVCPA contributor Lois Downour who brought this cemetery to our attention and provided photos from her family graves there.

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