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Cemetery Name:

Foglesong 

Thos. Foglesong Cemetery, Mason Co., WV - taken in March 1996  Thos. Foglesong Cemetery, Mason Co., WV - taken in March 2009

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County: Mason
USGS Quad: Cheshire  Map
Coordinates: 38.9103N  -82.0540W
Maintained by: Unknown
Land owner: Unknown
Date added to WVCPA register: June 2006
Condition of cemetery**: Abandoned (June 2006)
Accessibility: This cemetery is located north of Point Pleasant near Hidden Valley Country Club. To get there, from the corner of Mt. Vernon Avenue and Camden Road in Point Pleasant (near Harmon Field), take Route 62 North, 5.3 miles to SR 12 (the road the WV Farm Museum is on).  Make a right onto SR 12, and follow to T Junction (2 miles), and then make a left, and go about .3 miles and veer to the right, and go 1.3 miles.  This will place you directly in front of red barns on your right, and a Brown house on your left.   The property with the red barns is the Creek Side Farm (per March 2009), and there is a huge electric tower on the hill behind the barn and across the creek.  Cross the creek and go the base of the tower, and follow electric company right of way toward the third large tower.  The cemetery is on your left before the third tower.  Current accessibility conditions are unknown at this time.
** 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

Note:  photos linked to red camera icons below taken in 1996 - the rest are from 2008-2009
Last Name: First Name: Born: Died: Inscription: Photo: Source:
Foglesong George 1766 1850     Source: WVCPA contributor and Foglesong family researcher
[Presumed to be buried here from research findings: this cemetery was established in 1850 by his son George (1798-1880), the year George died. The earliest recorded death on a headstone is 1854, Mary Susan Foglesong. It is known that the senior George came to Mason County shortly after 1820 and settled in this area]
Foglesong George Washington 7 November 1798 21 May 1880 "Aged 81Y. 6M. 14D."
[Husband, wife and daughter - shared stone
]
"Wife of G. Foglesong"
"Aged 75Y. 4M.  9D."

"Dau. of G. & J. Foglesong"
"Aged 10Y. 11M. 21D."
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Source: WVCPA contributor and Foglesong family researcher
Foglesong Jane E. Woodell 3 April 1805 4 August 1880
Foglesong Mary Susan 1 December 1843 23 November 1854
Foglesong George Washington, II March 1838 4 October 1903 [Son of G.W. and Jane Foglesong - no tombstone found in 2009 - burial here presumed from researchers' findings]   Source: WVCPA contributor and Foglesong family researcher
Foglesong Mary A. 10 October 1840 11 August 1896 [nee Kincaid]
"Wife of Wm. Foglesong"
"Aged 55Y. 10M. 1D"
Click to view photo of tombstone/marker Source: WVCPA contributor and Foglesong family researcher
Foglesong Sarah Catherine VanSickle 24 October 1844 5 October 1909 [Wife of G.W. Foglesong II - no tombstone found in 2009 - burial here presumed from researchers' findings]   Source: WVCPA contributor and Foglesong family researcher
Foglesong Thomas 16 July 1833 30 September 1881 "Meet Me In Heaven"
"Aged 48yrs. 2mo. 14ds"
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Source: WVCPA contributor and Foglesong family researcher
[Son of George and Jane Foglesong, husband of Narcissus J. Clendenin Foglesong (1840 - 9 Jan. 1919). Narcissus is buried in Lone Oak Cemetery with her children]
Foglesong William 8 December 1835 23 September 1917 "Meet Me In Heaven"
"Aged 81Y. 9M. 15D."
[Son of George and Jane Foglesong, husband of Mary A. Kincaid Foglesong]
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Source: WVCPA contributor and Foglesong family researcher
Ihle Mary A. 31 July 1895 10 June 1896 "Dau. of O.G. & M.J. Ihle"
"Aged 10M 10D"
[Mother and daughter - shared stone]
"Loving memory of Minnie J. wife of O. G. Ihle"
"Aged 23Y 7M 1D."
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Source: WVCPA contributor and Foglesong family researcher
Ihle Minnie J. 27 October 1872 28 May 1896
[Dau. of Wm. and Mary Ann Kincaid Foglesong, wife of Orlando Gray Ihle - Orlando is buried in Union Cemetery in Letart, WV, per his death certificate]
Rickard Alberta 7 April 1889 1 June 1898 "Born of J. & E.J. Rickard"
"Aged 9Y 1M 25D"
"We loved this tender little one and would have wished her stay, but let the Father's will be done, she shines in endless day"
Click to view photo of tombstone/marker Source: WVCPA contributor and Foglesong family researcher
Rickard Jonas 10 May 1840 11 October 1918
[Husband and wife - shared stone]
"His Wife"
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Source: WVCPA contributor and Foglesong family researcher
Rickard Elizabeth J. Foglesong 8 March 1846 29 July 1923
[Jonas was the son of Michael and Mary Rickard. Elizabeth, the daughter of G.W. and Jane Foglesong, was his second wife. Earlier researchers state that Elizabeth was the last burial in this cemetery - date of her birth varies among contributing researchers. According to her WV death certificate, her date of birth was March 8, 1845 and date of death July 29, 1923]
Unmarked or Unidentified Graves:
Image 14       [Field stone markers - appear to be separate graves] Click to view photo of tombstone/marker Source: WVCPA contributor and Foglesong family researcher

 

Comments: 

Thos. Foglesong Cemetery, Mason Co., WV

Thos. Foglesong Cemetery, Mason Co., WV

Thos. Foglesong Cemetery, Mason Co., WV

 

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.

It was noted by one of our volunteers when visiting this cemetery, that there were a handful of fieldstones that looked like they may be grave markers, as well as one depression in the ground that looked like it might be an unmarked grave. It is not known who is buried in these locations, if they're graves at all. Photos of these markers are included above. If you have any verifiable historic information on additional people who may have been buried here, please let us know so that we can share that information on this page for other researchers in future.

A number of WVCPA volunteers have visited this cemetery in the past couple of years, and we've gotten several photos taken at different times of the year. Throughout the year, this dear old cemetery appears to be in a state of total neglect. We have reports that one Foglesong relative from out of state is trying to clear away the worst of the underbrush and downed limbs during a few periodic vacation days. We hope to have word from him, and perhaps photo updates, of how that work is progressing.

Our sincere thanks to all of our volunteers who have helped us gather the information and photos presented on this page - for all their sticker-poked arms and weary legs from the scrambling through the woods to reach this cemetery, and for their passion to preserve and protect our ancestors' burial grounds.

 Thos. Foglesong Cemetery, Mason Co., WV Thos. Foglesong Cemetery, Mason Co., WV



Thos. Foglesong Cemetery, Mason Co., WV

Thos. Foglesong Cemetery, Mason Co., WV

Thos. Foglesong Cemetery, Mason Co., WV

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