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Cemetery Name:

Clendenin


Clendenin Cemetery, Mason County, WV  Clendenin Cemetery, Mason County, WV

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County: Mason
USGS Quad: Cheshire     Map
Coordinates: 38.9421N  -82.0714W
Maintained by: Not maintained
Land owner: Unknown
Date added to WVCPA register: February 2009
Condition of cemetery**: Abandoned (January 2008)
Accessibility: Not easily accessible. From WVCPA volunteers Steve & Charlotte Iman:
"From Point Pleasant, West Virginia, follow Rt. 62N to CR 1-1, Potters Creek Road. Travel Potters Creek Road for approximately 3/4 mile to the first barricaded road on the left side of the road. This is near the area of the "Storage Bunkers". Park near Potters Creek Road at the first barricade on the left. Follow the old road to the end (North, approximately 1200 yards). The road will start a gradual turn to the right (East). Travel this road in an Easterly direction for approximately 1/2 mile, the road forks. Travel the left another 300 yards. Enter the woods to the left (North). The Clendenin Cemetery is approximately 200 yards toward the top of the hill. The cemetery can also be found by traveling the road past Pond 34, but it requires changing paths several times."
** 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:
Clendenin Andrew 11 October 1801 30 June 1880 "Aged 75Ys. 8M. 19D."
[Husband and wife - shared stone]
"Wife of Andrew Clendenin"
"Aged 82Ys. 10Mo. 4D."
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Source: WVCPA volunteer reading of this cemetery
Clendenin Rebeca 3 February 1807 7 December 1889
Clendenin Blanche 3 October 1876 3 November 1892 [Unmarked grave - dau. of James and Ellen Clendenin]   Source: 'Mason County, W.Va. Cemetery Inscriptions' Vol. 1, pg. 96 Machir
Clendenin James Edward 12 April 1845 26 November 1898 [Husband and wife - no marker visible in 2009, though reportedly present in 1962]
"His Wife"
  Source: 'Mason County, W.Va. Cemetery Inscriptions' Vol. 1, pg. 96 Machir
Clendenin Ellen 16 August 1851 14 September 1892
Clendenin Jessie 16 April 1880 12 February 1881 "Dau. of J.E. & Ellen Clendenin"
"Aged 10 mo. __ ds"
[The rest of the inscription has chipped away from the stone - the above is all that was legible in 2009 - "Mason County, W.Va. Cemetery Inscriptions", Vol. I lists that she was born April 16, 1880 and died February 17, 1881, though the name given was for her twin Jennie who died in 1962, and that there was no marker present per the 1964 reading.]
Click for photo of tombstone or marker
Click for photo of tombstone or marker
Source: WVCPA volunteer reading of this cemetery
Source: 'Mason County, W.Va. Cemetery Inscriptions' Vol. 1, pg. 96 Machir
Source: WVCPA research
Clendenin Thomas Andrew 15 January 1882 11 August 1895 [Son of James - no marker visible in 2009, though reportedly present in 1962]   Source: 'Mason County, W.Va. Cemetery Inscriptions' Vol. 1, pg. 96 Machir

 

Comments: 

Clendenin Cemetery, Mason County, WVDates 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.

Steve & Charlotte write in February 2009:
"The Clendenin Cemetery is an abandoned cemetery in the McClintic Wildlife Management Area, Robinson District, Mason County, West Virginia. It is difficult to determine the exact number of graves present, 3 depressions were found which may possibly be graves.  It appeared that deer were "bedding down" in the area and may have created the depressions.  Two engraved monuments were found, one was a double monument, engraved on two sides".

Excerpt from "History of Mason County, West Virginia" pertaining to those listed above, as submitted for that book by Beverly Ridenour:

"James Edward Clendenin (1845-1898) born in Pleasant Flats to Andrew Clendenin (1807-1880) and wife Rebecca Edwards (1807-1889) are buried in the Clendenin cemetery on their home farm. James Edward was a schoolteacher, farmer and implement dealer.
   He married December 1875 Ellen Fowler (1851-1892) daughter of Polly Mulford and Thomas Fowler being their eleventh child. Ellen and James were parents of Blanche (1876-1892) buried on home farm; Ella (1878-1972) married James F. Eads (1878-1956) both buried Lone Oak; Jessie (1880-1881) buried on home farm; Jennie (1880-1962) twin died Barberton, Ohio, buried I.O.O.F. cemetery. Married 1908 Arthur Wolfe (died 1940) buried I.O.O.F. at Mason, issue four children, Arthur Edward, Mary Ellen, Leola, Olin Wilbur; Thomas Andrew (1882-1895) buried with parents..."

WVCPA thanks dedicated volunteers Steve and Charlotte for finding this cemetery, then reading and photographing it for posting on this page.

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