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Cemetery Name:

Ephraim King (a.k.a. King)


Ephraim King Cemetery, Mason County, West Virginia
Ephraim King Cemetery, Mason County, West Virginia

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County: Mason
USGS Quad: Cottageville
Coordinates: 38.7727N  -81.8274W
Maintained by: unknown
Land owner: unknown
Date added to WVCPA register: May 2007
Condition of cemetery**: Excellent (May 2007)
Accessibility: The cemetery is located just south of Rt. 87, just inside the county line on the east side of the county. From 87, take CR 5/29 (Casto Road) not quite a mile, and the cemetery will be on your right. It is well-marked and easily visible at the side of the road. Use caution driving on Casto Road, as it is narrow and has a few blind hills and corners and does have some local traffic, including ATV's.

** 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:

Beattie       [unidentified Beattie family grave] Click for photo of tombstone Source: WVCPA volunteer and local family researcher, Alice Click
King       [unmarked King family member's grave]   Source: Mason County, West Virginia Cemetery Inscriptions Vol. III - J. Burdette
King Ella F. 4 May 1867 9 December 1936 "In Loving Memory of Our Mother" Click for photo of tombstone Source: WVCPA reading of the cemetery
King Ephraim 10 October 1840 23 March 1915 [Husband and wife - shared stone]
"Father & Mother"
"His Wife"
Click for photo of tombstone Source: WVCPA reading of the cemetery
King Susan 4 May 1847 2 February 1914
King James Edwin 15 December 1947 10 October 1967 "Son" Click for photo of tombstone Source: WVCPA reading of the cemetery
King Walter Lee 4 March 1897 14 April 1971 "WEST VIRGINIA S2 USNR WORLD WAR I & II" Click for photo of tombstone Source: WVCPA reading of the cemetery
King William A. 1867 1949   Click for photo of tombstone Source: WVCPA reading of the cemetery
King William Ruben 13 December 1925 28 December 1996 "COX US NAVY WORLD WAR II" Click for photo of tombstone Source: WVCPA reading of the cemetery
Kapp Sadis 1910 1913   Click for photo of tombstone Source: WVCPA reading of the cemetery
Stover Henry H. 11 February 1870 13 December 1931 [Son of Samuel P. and Eliza Jane Stover]
[Husband and wife - shared stone]
"His Wife"
[Dau. of Ephraim and Susan King, married second Oliver Kent]
Click for photo of tombstone
Click for photo of tombstone

Click for photo of tombstone
Source: WVCPA volunteer and local family researcher, Alice Click
Source: WVCPA reading of the cemetery
Stover Alice M. King 26 May 1874 1956
Stover Infant 4 July 1904 4 July 1904 "Infant dau. of H.H. and A.M. Stover"
"Our loved one"
Click for photo of tombstone Source: WVCPA reading of the cemetery

 

Comments:

Ephraim King Cemetery, Mason County, West Virginia

Turn off on the Casto road by the Jackson/Mason Co. line to get to Ephraim King Cemetery, Mason County, West Virginia

Dates 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.

WVCPA volunteer Alice Click has provided the latest access conditions for getting to this cemetery, based her trip there the Spring of 2007. She also provided some of the photos on this page. WVCPA staff subsequently visited the cemetery near the Memorial Day holiday, and were pleased to find it very well-cared for and in good order. Our compliments to the King family members or friends that are tending to this cemetery!

King family descendant Franklin King is hoping to get the funds together, as well as the manpower, since his strength is not what it used to be, to get a fence erected around this cemetery and do some modest restoration work to help this cemetery last at least another 100 years. If you're interested in lending a helping hand in some way, shape or form, please contact WVCPA and we'll put you in touch with Franklin. 

<< Click on photos to enlarge - in lower photo, note the gravel road to the right just past 
     the Jackson Co. line sign: that is the Casto Road you'll need to take to get to the
     cemetery

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