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Cemetery Name:

Knopp

 
Knopp Cemetery, Mason Co., WV   Knopp Cemetery, Mason Co., WV

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County: Mason
USGS Quad: Cheshire
Coordinates: 38.7354N  -81.8558W   Map
Maintained by: Not maintained
Land owner: Unknown
Date added to WVCPA register: February 2009
Condition of cemetery**: Abandoned (January 2009)
Accessibility:
Directions:  From Point Pleasant, follow Rt 62N to Camp Conley Road, CR 13.
Turn right on Camp Conley Road, follow it for 2 miles.  There is a gravel area suitable for parking between the road and the high voltage electric transmission line.  After parking, walk East approximately 300'.  Locate test well labeled "TNTGW 005", walk NE toward the highest point.  The cemetery is approximately 500' from Camp Conley Road, approximately 1000' past Pond 30. (Hand held GPS readings:  N 38 53.908   W 082 05.056.  Elevation: 606')

** 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 Lewis Granville 1850 1911 "Father"
[Husband and wife - side by side graves]
"Mother"
"Wife of L.G. Clendenin"
Click for photo of tombstone
Click for photo of tombstone
Click for photo of tombstone
Source: WVCPA volunteer reading of the cemetery
Clendenin Kate 1841 1909
Gaskins Maude M. 4 May 1883 16 June 1883 "Daughter of G.T. & E.F. Gaskins"
"Aged 1mo 12ds"
"Forever sister thou art sweetly resting in the Savior's arms"
[Footstone inscribed "MMG"
Click for photo of tombstone Source: WVCPA volunteer reading of the cemetery
Knopp Agnes J. 22 July 1947   [Unmarked grave, Age 89 y 5 m 17 d, dau. of John and Eliza Knopp]   Source: 'Mason County, W.Va. Cemetery Inscriptions', Vol. I pg. 107
Knopp Ann 30 October 1809 9 April 1866 "Wife of Peter Knopp"
"Aged 56 yrs. 5 m's. 10 ds."
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Knopp George W. 1842 1898   Click for photo of tombstone Source: WVCPA volunteer reading of the cemetery
Knopp Hamilton O.   7 August 1874 [Age 3yrs 8m's. 2ds, son of M.P. & M.E. Knopp] Click for photo of tombstone Source: 'Mason County, W.Va. Cemetery Inscriptions', Vol. I pg. 107
Source: WVCPA volunteer reading of the cemetery
Knopp Jane T.   10 September 1855 [Age 55 y 3 m 20 d, wife of Jacob Knopp - same inscription recorded in Hawkins cemetery in 1961, per "Mason County, W.Va. Cemetery Inscriptions" book]   Source: 'Mason County, W.Va. Cemetery Inscriptions', Vol. I pg. 107
Knopp John 1817 26 July 1898 [Age 81 y 3 m 6 d, son of Peter and Sarah Knopp]   Source: 'Mason County, W.Va. Cemetery Inscriptions', Vol. I pg. 107
Knopp Louisa A. 29 December 1839 12 December 1841 "Dau. of P. &  A. Knopp" Click for photo of tombstone Source: WVCPA volunteer reading of the cemetery
Knopp M.T.   September 1873 [unmarked grave - dau. of John & J. Knopp]   Source: 'Mason County, W.Va. Cemetery Inscriptions', Vol. I pg. 107
Knopp Margaret 16 February 1860 7 November 1930 [Unmarked grave, dau. of John and Eliza Knopp]   Source: 'Mason County, W.Va. Cemetery Inscriptions', Vol. I pg. 107
Knopp Michael P. 3 April 1825 23 January 1848 "Son of P. & S. Knopp" Click for photo of tombstone Source: WVCPA volunteer reading of the cemetery
Knopp Peter 15 March 1785 9 September 1870 "Age 85y 5m 25d" Click for photo of tombstone Source: WVCPA volunteer reading of the cemetery
Knopp Reuben B. 18 July 1855 3 October 1944 [Unmarked grave, son of John and Eliza Knopp]   Source: 'Mason County, W.Va. Cemetery Inscriptions', Vol. I pg. 107
Knopp Sarah 7 July 1888 18 July 1832 "Wife of Peter Knopp"
"Aged 44 y'rs. 11 d's."
[First wife of Peter Knopp]
Click for photo of tombstone Source: WVCPA volunteer reading of the cemetery
Probable Burials - Graves Unidentified:
Edwards Lewis   7 February 1868 [Son of Smith and Mary Edwards, age 2 y 11 m 17 d]   Source: 'Mason County, W.Va. Cemetery Inscriptions', Vol. I pg. 107
Edwards Mary   11 October 1925 [Age 86 y 6 m 21 d, dau. of L.G. and Elizabeth Lewis Clendenin, wife of Smith Edwards]   Source: 'Mason County, W.Va. Cemetery Inscriptions', Vol. I pg. 107
Knopp Eliza Jane Mayes     [Wife of John Knopp - family tradition says she was buried here in unmarked grave]   Source: 'Mason County, W.Va. Cemetery Inscriptions', Vol. I pg. 107
        [Marker worn beyond reading] Click for photo of tombstone Source: WVCPA volunteer reading of the cemetery
        [Area with 2 depressions - one marked with an eroded field stone, the other unmarked] Click for photo of tombstone Source: WVCPA volunteer reading of the cemetery
[Fieldstones marking graves, identities unknown] Click for photo of tombstoneClick for photo of tombstoneClick for photo of tombstoneClick for photo of tombstoneClick for photo of tombstoneClick for photo of tombstoneClick for photo of tombstone Source: WVCPA volunteer reading of the cemetery

 

Comments:

Knopp Cemetery, Mason Co., WV

Knopp Cemetery, Mason Co., WV

Dates or information in Red type from research on the individual, dates based on age at death as indicated on the tombstone.Knopp Cemetery, Mason Co., WV
 
Notes from WVCPA volunteer, Charlotte Iman in January 2009:

"The Knopp Cemetery is an abandoned cemetery in the McClintic Wildlife Management Area, Robinson District, Mason County, West Virginia. 

One inscribed monument indicates that it was started about 1832, but may possibly be older. Knopp Cemetery, Mason Co., WV
The cemetery contains approximately 19 graves, 8 have legible markers, 2 revealed some information when examined closely. One small monument revealed no information. Nine fieldstones of varying size were found, I believe two were intended as foot markers One depression with no visible marker was also found.  The cemetery was in very poor condition."

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