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Cemetery Name:

Greenlee (Edward) - a.k.a. Morgan Greenlee

 Edward Greenlee Cemetery, Mason Co., WV

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County: Mason
USGS Quad: Mt. Alto
Coordinates: 38.7747N  -81.9580W
Maintained by: Not maintained regularly as yet
Land owner: Vada Greenlee Cottrill family
Date added to WVCPA register: August 2006
Condition of cemetery**: Poor (October 2006)
Accessibility: Not easily accessible. On north side of Leon-Baden Rd. on old Morgan Greenlee farm on Cooper's Fork of Ten Mile Creek. Descendants of those buried in the cemetery are always welcome. With prior permission, you may park at the Cottrill home by the garage - the path to the cemetery is through the gate to the right and back of the garage. Out of courtesy, please check in at Cottrill's home before walking back to the cemetery to let them know you're there and for what reason. 
Note: Mrs. Cottrill passed away in January 2008, and we do not know precisely who the present owner is. We advise stopping at the house anyway, and if there is no answer, you may want to check in with the neighbor across the street (her brother Gene) before hiking back into the property. As more information becomes available regarding access, we will post it here.

** 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:

Badgley John  21 December 1823 1 June 1881 "In the midst of ... are my dearest..."
"Aged 57Y. 5M. 11D."
Click for photo of tombstone Source: WVCPA research & Mason Co., W.Va. Cemetery Inscriptions {Machir & Burdette}
Badgley Mary E. 28 November 1859 19 December 1895 "Aged 36Y. 21D."
"Wife of P.D. Badgley"
"From love's shining circle ... drop away"
Click for photo of tombstone Source: WVCPA research & Mason Co., W.Va. Cemetery Inscriptions {Machir & Burdette}
Burgoyne William 9 November 1852 21 May 1879 "Aged 26Y. 6M. 12D."
"Together Forever"
Click for photo of tombstone Source: WVCPA research & Mason Co., W.Va. Cemetery Inscriptions {Machir & Burdette}
Casto Carl 1919 1932     Source: WVCPA research & Mason Co., W.Va. Cemetery Inscriptions {Machir & Burdette}
Casto Kenneth G.
10 December 1917 3 May 1937   Click for photo of tombstone Source: WVCPA research & Mason Co., W.Va. Cemetery Inscriptions {Machir & Burdette}
Corfee Grover 24 July 1888 25 February 1892 "Aged 3 Ys 7 Mo 1 Da"
"Son of G.H. & M.D. Corfee"
Click for photo of tombstone
Click for photo of tombstone
Source: WVCPA research & Mason Co., W.Va. Cemetery Inscriptions {Machir & Burdette}
Corfee Herbert B. 24 July 1891 16 September 1920 [Son of George & Mary Corfee, husband of Clara Belle (Clara is buried at nearby Pine Grove Cemetery)] Click for photo of tombstone Source: Corfee family researcher Connie Hitichings & WVCPA research
Corfee Infant daughters 6 February 1890 1890 "Infant daus of G.H & M.D. Corfee" 
"
Born on Earth to live in Heaven"
Click for photo of tombstone Source: WVCPA research & Mason Co., W.Va. Cemetery Inscriptions {Machir & Burdette}
Corfee Infant son 1919 1919 "Infant son of H.B. and C.B. Corfee" Click for photo of tombstone Source: WVCPA contributor & family researcher Connie Hitchings
Corfee Joseph 1828 29 December 1883 [Husband and wife - shared stone - parents of George Corfee, grandparents of the Corfee children also buried in this cemetery - the original Joseph Corfee farm is located nearby, according to family researchers] Click for photo of tombstone Source: WVCPA research & Mason Co., W.Va. Cemetery Inscriptions {Machir & Burdette}
Corfee Sarah 1838  
Davis Evy L. 18 September 1880 12 September 1898 "Dau. of P.L. & L. Davis" Click for photo of tombstone
Click for photo of tombstone
Source: WVCPA research & Mason Co., W.Va. Cemetery Inscriptions {Machir & Burdette}
Edwards Arazina B. 29 March 1883 21 January 1902 "Them also which sleep in Jesus will God bring with Him"
[Dau of James and Amanda Edwards]
Click for photo of tombstone Source: WVCPA research & Mason Co., W.Va. Cemetery Inscriptions {Machir & Burdette}
Fenimore Leila Ann 29 February 1844 3 August 1873 "Aged 29 ys 5 ms 3 ds"
"Wife of Thos. T. Fenimore" 

[Incorrectly listed in "Mason Co. Cemetery Inscriptions" as her sister Ann Eliza, who, according later research in "The Descendants of Edward Greenlee", died when she was only 3 years old]
Click for photo of tombstone Source: WVCPA research & Mason Co., W.Va. Cemetery Inscriptions {Machir & Burdette}
Greenlee Ann Eliza 23 May 1858 21 March 1862 "Dau. of M. & E. Greenlee"
[3 years of age]
Click for photo of tombstone Source: WVCPA research & Mason Co., W.Va. Cemetery Inscriptions {Machir & Burdette}
Greenlee Aubrey B. 13 March 1891 27 November 1945   Click for photo of tombstone Source: WVCPA research & Mason Co., W.Va. Cemetery Inscriptions {Machir & Burdette}
Greenlee
Charles Donald
21 October 1921 6 January 1922   Click for photo of tombstone Source: WVCPA research
Greenlee Edward 10 January 1801 26 January 1874 [Aged 73 yrs 16 ds - son of Edward and Hannah]   Source: WVCPA research & Mason Co., W.Va. Cemetery Inscriptions {Machir & Burdette}
Greenlee Eliza Jane 23 May 1822 11 July 1882 "Wife of Morgan Greenlee" 
"Aged 60 ys 3ms 18ds"

[According to Greenlee family researchers, she was born May 23, 1822]
Click for photo of tombstone
Click for photo of tombstone
Source: WVCPA research & Mason Co., W.Va. Cemetery Inscriptions {Machir & Burdette}
Greenlee Grover 26 April 1892 21 May 1947     Source: WVCPA research & Mason Co., W.Va. Cemetery Inscriptions {Machir & Burdette}
Greenlee Lora F. 6 April 1896 3 April 1971 [Dau. of Charles and Mary Jones, wife of Aubrey Greenlee] Click for photo of tombstone Source: WVCPA research & Mason Co., W.Va. Cemetery Inscriptions {Machir & Burdette}
Greenlee Lucetty 19 February 1855 11 March 1862 "Dau. of M. & E. Greenlee"
"Aged 7Ys. 20Ds."
[Rest of inscription illegible in photo]

[Birth date according to Greenlee family researchers]
Click for photo of tombstone Source: WVCPA research & Mason Co., W.Va. Cemetery Inscriptions {Machir & Burdette}
Greenlee Morgan 15 May 1819 1 September 1904 "Aged 85 ys __Ms __Ds"
[Son of Morris & Nancy Greenlee]
Click for photo of tombstone
Click for photo of tombstone
Source: WVCPA research & Mason Co., W.Va. Cemetery Inscriptions {Machir & Burdette}
Greenlee R. Morgan 2 May 1911 30 May 1940 [Son of Willard & Laura Greenlee] Click for photo of tombstone Source: WVCPA research & Mason Co., W.Va. Cemetery Inscriptions {Machir & Burdette}
Greenlee Peggy Holdway   ca. 1830 [Unmarked grave - died as young mother - wife of Edward - researchers list her name also as Margaret]   Source: WVCPA research & Mason Co., W.Va. Cemetery Inscriptions {Machir & Burdette}
Greenlee Rachel A. 22 December 1856 29 July 1862 "Aged 5ys. 7ms. 8 ds."
[Dau. of L. & M.L. Greenlee]
Click for photo of tombstone Source: WVCPA research & Mason Co., W.Va. Cemetery Inscriptions {Machir & Burdette}
Greenlee Virginia 15 October 1856 28 January 1857 [Aged 3 mo 13 ds - dau of M. & E. Greenlee] Click for photo of tombstone Source: WVCPA research & Mason Co., W.Va. Cemetery Inscriptions {Machir & Burdette}
Greenlee Willard 7 April 1863 26 May 1934 [Son of Morgan and Eliza Greenlee]
[Husband and wife - shared stone]

[Dau. of Wm. & Martha Duff - death date from her death record]

Click for photo of tombstone Source: WVCPA research & Mason Co., W.Va. Cemetery Inscriptions {Machir & Burdette}
Greenlee Laura 4 October 1866 1 January 1942
Greenlee Williard Vance 20 March 1891 20 March 1891 "Son of W. & L. Greenlee" Click for photo of tombstone Source: WVCPA research & Mason Co., W.Va. Cemetery Inscriptions {Machir & Burdette}
Higginbotham Ida May 14 June 1869 16 August 1950 [Dau. of Joseph & Sarah Corfee, wife of Perry F. Higginbotham - from her KY death certificate]   Source: WVCPA research
Higginbotham Margrate M. 21 August 1890 24 May 1915 "Dau of P.F. & I.M. Higginbotham" Click for photo of tombstone
Click for photo of tombstone
Source: WVCPA research & Mason Co., W.Va. Cemetery Inscriptions {Machir & Burdette}
Higginbotham Perry Francis 11 September 1861 22 April 1938 [Son of P.Oglesberry and Hannah Tillis Higginbotham, husband of Ida May Corfee (dau. of Joseph & Sarah Corfee) - from his death certificate]   Source: WVCPA research & Mason Co., W.Va. Cemetery Inscriptions {Machir & Burdette}
Hill       [Infant of Ward Hill]   Source: WVCPA research & Mason Co., W.Va. Cemetery Inscriptions {Machir & Burdette}
Hill       [Infant of Ward Hill]   Source: WVCPA research & Mason Co., W.Va. Cemetery Inscriptions {Machir & Burdette}
Meadows

___ April 18__ "Son of P. & S. Meadows"
"Aged 8(?) Years"
Click for photo of tombstone Source: WVCPA research
Meadows Alen G.
27 Mar 1862 ? "Son of  P. & S. Meadows"
"Aged 9 yrs. __ms. 27 ds"
Click for photo of tombstone Source: WVCPA research
Meadows Eliza E. 29 October 1865 10 September 1891 "Aged 25 yrs 10 mo 11 ds"
[Dau of P. & S. Meadows]
Click for photo of tombstone Source: WVCPA research & Mason Co., W.Va. Cemetery Inscriptions {Machir & Burdette}
Meadows Parris   20 May 1901 "Aged 70 Yrs. 4 Mos." Click for photo of tombstone Source: WVCPA research
Meadows Sinia 31 July 1833 20 August 1891 "Aged 58 ys 11 mo 21 ds"
[Lucinda Woodrum Meadows]
"Wife of Parris Meadows"
Click for photo of tombstone Source: WVCPA research & Mason Co., W.Va. Cemetery Inscriptions {Machir & Burdette}
Meadows Ward 5 November 1875 30 March 1909 "Aged 23Y. 4M. 26D."
[Son of Parris & Sinia - rest of inscription illegible in photo]
Click for photo of tombstone Source: WVCPA research & Mason Co., W.Va. Cemetery Inscriptions {Machir & Burdette}
Rice Carl     [Shared stone] Click for photo of tombstone Source: WVCPA contributor & family researcher Connie Hitchings
Rice Eva    
Rice Jefferson Clark April 1865   [Son of James H. and Elizabeth Greenlee Rice - some sources list his first name as Jabez]
[Husband and wife - shared stone]
Click for photo of tombstone Source: WVCPA research & Mason Co., W.Va. Cemetery Inscriptions {Machir & Burdette}
Source: WVCPA contributor & family researcher Connie Hitchings
Rice Virginia  November 1869  
Russell George 1896 28 August 1899 [Aged 3 yrs - son of S. & Fannie Russell]   Source: WVCPA research & Mason Co., W.Va. Cemetery Inscriptions {Machir & Burdette}
Russell Sadie 1894 17 August 1899 [Aged 5 yrs - dau. of S. & Fannie Russell]   Source: WVCPA research & Mason Co., W.Va. Cemetery Inscriptions {Machir & Burdette}
Williams Infant 17 May 1901 17 May 1901 "Infant son of  M.C. and E.D. Williams" Click for photo of tombstone Source: WVCPA research & Mason Co., W.Va. Cemetery Inscriptions {Machir & Burdette}
Wilson       [Infant of George Wilson, another infant grave alongside, identity unknown]   Source: WVCPA research & Mason Co., W.Va. Cemetery Inscriptions {Machir & Burdette}
Probable Burials:
Corfee Chester 16 February 1879 27 April 1888 [Aged 9 yrs 2 mo 11 ds]   Source: WVCPA research & Mason Co., W.Va. Cemetery Inscriptions {Machir & Burdette}
Greenlee Andrew M. 23 May 1857 8 July 1900 [Son of Morgan & Eliza Greenlee]   Source: WVCPA research & Mason Co., W.Va. Cemetery Inscriptions {Machir & Burdette}
Greenlee Calvin H. abt 1848 11 August 1873 [Age 25 yrs - son of William & Sophia Greenlee]   Source: WVCPA research & Mason Co., W.Va. Cemetery Inscriptions {Machir & Burdette}
Greenlee Virginia 1 June 1847 18 August 1873 [Aged 26 yrs 2 mo 17 ds - daughter-in-law of Morgan Greenlee]   Source: WVCPA research & Mason Co., W.Va. Cemetery Inscriptions {Machir & Burdette}

Comments: Dates or information in Red type from research on the individual, or dates based on age at death as indicated on the tombstone.
Work completed under auspices of WVCPA: Initial clean-up and photo-survey of this cemetery was completed in early October 2006 with the assistance of Connie Hitchings and June Edge from Ohio.  Much work remains to be done to finish clearing the cemetery and keep it maintained.  June and Connie hope to do just that with the assistance of their families. We will continue to offer our assistance when and where we can. Our thanks to Connie for bringing this cemetery to our attention, and for contributing many of the photos that have been used on this page. 
Photos from walk in to the cemetery (with directional instructions from Connie):
Edward Greenlee Cemetery, Mason Co., WV << "This is a picture of the peoples mailbox and address on Leon-Baden Road.
      The driveway down which the cemetery is located is just left of these boxes.
      I would guess this cemetery is a mile off the road and in the woods, up a hill."
Edward Greenlee Cemetery, Mason Co., WV << "If you followed the tree line on your right if you are arriving, the trees are in the
     shape of an L. In this picture you are just seeing a part of the shortest part of
     the L.  You have to go almost to where it makes the bend or the corner of the
     L shape."
Edward Greenlee Cemetery, Mason Co., WV << "This shows where we went into the woods.  It is more of a path than it looks
      like in this picture.  This path has several hickory nut trees.
      The path into the woods bears to the left and you will see the Greenlee
      Cemetery sign.  This is not very far into the woods." (The cemetery sign is in
      the photo at the top of this web page) - from the field, it is on the uphill side
      opposite the creek, just before you cross a little rocky run near the cabin. 
      You'll see a fairly obvious opening in the trees where four-wheelers have
      re-opened a trail in recent years.
Edward Greenlee Cemetery, Mason Co., WV << The cemetery is in the woods to the left in this photo, taken on the walk back
     out to Leon-Baden Road. (June and her uncle Owens Corfee in the photo from
     August 2006)
Edward Greenlee Cemetery, Mason Co., WV << "Not too far from the sign you will see this
      dead tree." This is a huge old pine tree, 
      much of it rotted away with time. It has been
      used for years as an identifying marker to
      help locate the cemetery.

 Clip from a topo map showing the location >>
   of the Greenlee Cemetery just off the     
 Leon-Baden Road north of Leon.     

Edward Greenlee Cemetery, Mason Co., WV

From the October 2006 Clean-Up with WVCPA Staff:
Edward Greenlee Cemetery, Mason Co., WV

Edward Greenlee Cemetery, Mason Co., WV

Edward Greenlee Cemetery, Mason Co., WV
Edward Greenlee Cemetery, Mason Co., WV

Edward Greenlee Cemetery, Mason Co., WV

Edward Greenlee Cemetery, Mason Co., WV

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