West Virginia Cemetery Preservation Association

Cemetery Reading

Cemetery Name:

Morgan

Morgan Cemetery, Mason Co., WV - gate at Rt. 87 - cemetery in distance  Morgan Cemetery, Mason Co., WV - looking north  

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County: Mason
USGS Quad: Mt. Alto
Coordinates: 38.8419N  -81.9381W
Maintained by: Unknown
Land owner: Douglas Randolph
Date added to WVCPA register: August 2007
Condition of cemetery**: Excellent (February 2008)
Accessibility:

Morgan Cemetery, Mason Co., WV - crossing the meadow field

This cemetery is located on Rt. 2 about mile south of the Rt. 2 & Rt. 87 jct. - on the north side of the road in a field. There is an archway over the gate by the road, clearly marked with the cemetery name. Park along Rt. 2. The cemetery is a fairly easy, short walk across a field, presently in active use for livestock (watch your step and keep the gates closed and latched behind you). In dry weather, you could drive up to the cemetery if needed, but should contact Mr. Randolph to check before you do so to be sure it's o.k. (he lives in the next home just south of the cemetery on the same side of the street).
** 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:
Anderson Kelly S. 28 November 1963 30 November 1963 "Son of Jerry & Diane Anderson" Click here to view a photo of the tombstone or grave marker Source: WVCPA reading of the cemetery
Barnett Mahala 1815 1882 [Illegible - stone has fallen on face & too heavy to lift to read - only "Barnett" visible] Click here to view a photo of the tombstone or grave marker Source: WVCPA reading of the cemetery
Biland Jerry L. 26 October 1952 20 October 2006   Click here to view a photo of the tombstone or grave marker Source: WVCPA reading of the cemetery
Bragg Lawrence Edmund   1957   Click here to view a photo of the tombstone or grave marker Source: WVCPA reading of the cemetery
Burris Clifford Ray   1916     Source: Mason County, W.Va. Cemetery Inscriptions - Machir & Burdette
Cottrill Elijah     "Father of Elijah W. Cottrill - First burial in Morgan Cemetery" Click here to view a photo of the tombstone or grave marker
Click here to view a photo of the tombstone or grave marker
Source: WVCPA reading of the cemetery
Cottrill Elijah W.     "Civil War Veteran"
"Father"
"Mother"
[Husband, wife and children - shared stone]
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Cottrill Mary E.    
Cottrill William    
Cottrill Martha    
Cottrill Susan    
Cottrill Lee Anderson 1873 1939 [Husband and wife - shared stone] Click here to view a photo of the tombstone or grave marker Source: WVCPA reading of the cemetery
Cottrill Theodosia C. 1877 1967
Cottrill William A. 1867 1916   Click here to view a photo of the tombstone or grave marker Source: WVCPA reading of the cemetery
Cullen S.P. 1863 1942 [Husband and wife - shared stone]
"His Wife"
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Cullen Georgian 1869 1910
Daugherty George   21 February 1889 "Aged 52 Ys. 4 Ms. 21 Ds" Click here to view a photo of the tombstone or grave marker Source: WVCPA reading of the cemetery
Dore Christopher M. 1 April 1952 27 August 1988 "Father of Chris Jr., Scot and Hannah" Click here to view a photo of the tombstone or grave marker
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Source: WVCPA reading of the cemetery
Duff E.M. 28 September 1878 19 May 1967 [Edgar M. Duff] Click here to view a photo of the tombstone or grave marker Source: WVCPA reading of the cemetery
Source: Mason County, W.Va. Cemetery Inscriptions - Machir & Burdette
Duff Clara "Kolbe" 18 October 1885 25 September 1975   Click here to view a photo of the tombstone or grave marker Source: WVCPA reading of the cemetery
Durst Albert Raymond 25 August 1938 7 December 1959 "WEST VIRGINIA MM2 USNR" Click here to view a photo of the tombstone or grave marker
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Source: WVCPA reading of the cemetery
Durst Brycel D. 10 August 1933 6 September 2004 "US ARMY KOREA"
"Father"
[Husband and wife - shared stone]
"Mother"
"Parents of Annette, Jeannette & Clyde"
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Source: WVCPA reading of the cemetery
Durst Evva J. 22 December 1935 23 April 1988
Durst Clyde R. 1910 1994 [Husband and wife - shared stone]
"Married 54 Years"
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Source: WVCPA reading of the cemetery
Durst Gladys Lorena 1915 1987
Durst Elaine McKinney 1921 1989   Click here to view a photo of the tombstone or grave marker Source: WVCPA reading of the cemetery
Durst Herschel W., Jr. 1916 2004 [Husband and wife - shared stone]
"Married Nov. 24, 1938"

[Crow-Hussell Funeral Home marker]

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Source: WVCPA reading of the cemetery
Durst Edna V. 1919 1984
Durst Mary E. 1921 1994 [Crow-Hussell Funeral Home marker] Click here to view a photo of the tombstone or grave marker Source: WVCPA reading of the cemetery
Ferguson George M. 21 October 1884 3 September 1949 "WEST VIRGINIA 1SGT 453 MOTOR TRUCK CO WORLD WAR I"
[Husband and wife - shared stone]
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Source: WVCPA reading of the cemetery
Ferguson Elizabeth Barnett 1892 1964
Findley Susan M.   17 October 1861 "Dau. of J.H. & M.N. Findley" Click here to view a photo of the tombstone or grave marker Source: WVCPA reading of the cemetery
George Samuel M. 27 October 1854 26 December 1860 "Son of J.F. & E.J. George" Click here to view a photo of the tombstone or grave marker Source: WVCPA reading of the cemetery
German George W.   10 February 1893 [64 ys. 11 ms. 6 ds. - this date poss. his birthdate?]   Source: Mason County, W.Va. Cemetery Inscriptions - Machir & Burdette
Hodges Mary E. 1873 1879   Click here to view a photo of the tombstone or grave marker Source: WVCPA reading of the cemetery
Jones Peggy Ann 21 April 1938 28 April 2008 [Dau. of Gertie Randolph, wife of John Dale Jones, Sr. - from her obituary in the Pt. Pleasant Register Apr. 30, 2008]   Source: WVCPA research
Lee Mary E. 1921 1994 "Married to Clyde R. Durst Apr. 10, 1991 to Apr. 11, 1994" Click here to view a photo of the tombstone or grave marker Source: WVCPA reading of the cemetery
Lyons John W.   5 January 1868 "Son of J. & M.E. Lyons"
"Aged 5 Mos."
"A bud on earth to bloom in Heaven"
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McCarthy Denis 21 July 1929   [Husband and wife - shared stone] Click here to view a photo of the tombstone or grave marker Source: WVCPA reading of the cemetery
McCarthy Eula Morgan 18 January 1917 24 January 2000
McDade A.J.   6 December 1925 [66 yrs of age]   Source: Mason County, W.Va. Cemetery Inscriptions - Machir & Burdette
McDade Mary Charlet   11 December 1928 [71 yrs of age]   Source: Mason County, W.Va. Cemetery Inscriptions - Machir & Burdette
Morgan         Click here to view a photo of the tombstone or grave marker Source: WVCPA reading of the cemetery
Morgan Cassandra E. 1853 1909   Click here to view a photo of the tombstone or grave marker Source: WVCPA reading of the cemetery
Morgan Edward J. 1915 1960   Click here to view a photo of the tombstone or grave marker Source: WVCPA reading of the cemetery
Morgan Esther S. 1891 1891   Click here to view a photo of the tombstone or grave marker Source: WVCPA reading of the cemetery
Morgan Fred W. 26 March 1874 13 September 1950 "Father"
[Husband and wife - shared stone]
"Mother"
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Morgan Willie M. 15 March 1890 29 December 1963
Morgan George D. 23 February 1889 2 November 1974 [Husband and wife - shared stone] Click here to view a photo of the tombstone or grave marker Source: WVCPA reading of the cemetery
Morgan Lona Dunlap 4 November 1897 13 September 1988
Morgan Harry D. 1887 1910   Click here to view a photo of the tombstone or grave marker Source: WVCPA reading of the cemetery
Morgan Infant 1877 1877   Click here to view a photo of the tombstone or grave marker Source: WVCPA reading of the cemetery
Morgan Lona Mae 1892 1968   Click here to view a photo of the tombstone or grave marker Source: WVCPA reading of the cemetery
Morgan Mary Smith 1863 1895   Click here to view a photo of the tombstone or grave marker Source: WVCPA reading of the cemetery
Morgan Robert L.   9 September 1891 "Aged 25 Ys. 7 Ms. 2 Ds." Click here to view a photo of the tombstone or grave marker Source: WVCPA reading of the cemetery
Morgan Russell F. June 1917 June 1938 "Beloved husband of Margaretta Hayes Morgan, son of Geo. D. & Lona Morgan"
"At Rest"
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Morgan Samuel N.   23 March 1877 "Aged 67 ys. 9 ms. & 17 ds."
"Beloved in life, and lamented in death is he that lies beneath"
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Click here to view a photo of the tombstone or grave marker
Source: WVCPA reading of the cemetery
Morgan Susan   8 January 1892 "Wife of Samuel N. Morgan"
"Aged 82 Ys. 9 Ms. 7 Ds"
[stone badly broken]
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Source: Mason County, W.Va. Cemetery Inscriptions - Machir & Burdette
Morgan Wayne Augustus 27 October 1931 20 June 1987 "SP3 US ARMY"
"Son of George & Lona Morgan"
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Source: WVCPA reading of the cemetery
Newberry Carolyn Sue 4 July 1950 21 July 1950 "Daughter of Walter & Thelma Newberry" Click here to view a photo of the tombstone or grave marker Source: WVCPA reading of the cemetery
Newberry Joyce I. 1958 1980 "Daughter"
"Psalm 103"
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Newberry Walter A. 1927 1961 [Husband and wife - shared stone] Click here to view a photo of the tombstone or grave marker Source: WVCPA reading of the cemetery
Newberry Thelma L. 1926 2002
Pflaum Anna Barbra 1802 1885   Click here to view a photo of the tombstone or grave marker Source: WVCPA reading of the cemetery
Plants William 1917 1974 [Husband and wife - shared stone] Click here to view a photo of the tombstone or grave marker Source: WVCPA reading of the cemetery
Plants Nellie 1919  
Provence Barbara 1954 1975 "Beloved Mother"
"Romans 8:35-39"
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Randolph ____rt 1907 1977? [Metal funeral home marker] Click here to view a photo of the tombstone or grave marker Source: WVCPA reading of the cemetery
Randolph Arthur 30 November 1905 4 March 1960 "WEST VIRGINIA TEC5 3594 SVC COMD UNIT WORLD WAR II" Click here to view a photo of the tombstone or grave marker Source: WVCPA reading of the cemetery
Randolph George I. 1871 1947 [Husband and wife - shared stone] Click here to view a photo of the tombstone or grave marker Source: WVCPA reading of the cemetery
Randolph Florence 1880 1953
Randolph George I., Jr. 19 August 1924 30 September 1968 "WEST VIRGINIA PFC CO. B 28 INF. 2 INF DIV WORLD WAR II"
"SS-PH"
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Randolph Gertie 1915 1972 "World's Best Mom" Click here to view a photo of the tombstone or grave marker Source: WVCPA reading of the cemetery
Randolph Otis Brooks 1901 1985 "Husband"
[Husband and wife - shared stone]
"Wife"
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Randolph Mary Vurl Cottrill 1903 1993
Randolph Sherman C. 6 August 1903 28 December 1953 "WEST VIRGINIA PVT HQ & HQ DET STG AR WORLD WAR II" Click here to view a photo of the tombstone or grave marker Source: WVCPA reading of the cemetery
Riffle Francis   24 April 1872 "Farewell" Click here to view a photo of the tombstone or grave marker Source: WVCPA reading of the cemetery
Roush Dennis A., Jr. 8 September 1923 26 December 2005 "PFC US ARMY WORLD WAR II"
"PURPLE HEART"
[From his obituary in the Charleston Daily Mail Dec. 28, 2005]
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Source: WVCPA research
Roush Elsie   1920 [Metal funeral home marker] Click here to view a photo of the tombstone or grave marker Source: WVCPA reading of the cemetery
Roush James Morgan     [Metal funeral home marker] Click here to view a photo of the tombstone or grave marker Source: WVCPA reading of the cemetery
Roush Laura Ann   1918 [Metal funeral home marker] Click here to view a photo of the tombstone or grave marker Source: WVCPA reading of the cemetery
Roush Lon   1936 [Metal funeral home marker] Click here to view a photo of the tombstone or grave marker Source: WVCPA reading of the cemetery
Roush Margret   1915 [Metal funeral home marker] Click here to view a photo of the tombstone or grave marker Source: WVCPA reading of the cemetery
Sayre David   8 April 1862 "Son of D.R. & N. Sayer"
"Aged 16 Ys. 10 Ms."
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Shirley Benson H.   8 January 2011 [Son of Keith and Jane Shirley - from his obituary in the Huntington Herald-Dispatch Jan. 8, 2011]   Source: WVCPA research
Shirley Robert Mason 27 November 1929 14 June 2009 [Son of Ralph Hobart and Era Meredith Shirley, husband of Emma Durst Shirley - from his obituary in the Pt. Pleasant Register June 16, 2009]   Source: WVCPA research
Simkins Shelby Lyn   5 June 1996 "Our Baby" Click here to view a photo of the tombstone or grave marker Source: WVCPA reading of the cemetery
Simpkins Bobbie Joann Thornton 13 November 1979 10 November 2003   Click here to view a photo of the tombstone or grave marker Source: WVCPA reading of the cemetery
Simpkins Ronald F. 24 January 1928 18 January 1997 "PVT US ARMY WORLD WAR II" Click here to view a photo of the tombstone or grave marker Source: WVCPA reading of the cemetery
Smith Bob       Click here to view a photo of the tombstone or grave marker Source: WVCPA reading of the cemetery
Smith Hannah 9 March 1859 31 July 1892 "Dau. of L. & C. Smith"
"Aged 33Y. 4M. 22D."
"Her life was like a half-blown rose, Closed ere the shade of even. Her death the dawn, the blushing hour, that opes the gates to heaven."
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Smith Katherine 1833 1895   Click here to view a photo of the tombstone or grave marker Source: WVCPA reading of the cemetery
Smith Lewis 1857 1934   Click here to view a photo of the tombstone or grave marker Source: WVCPA reading of the cemetery
Stanley Gilbert Eugene 4 May 1940 4 May 1940   Click here to view a photo of the tombstone or grave marker Source: WVCPA reading of the cemetery
Stephens Florence W. Duff 1 November 1920 28 August 2007 [Dau. of Edgar and Clara Duff - from her obituary in the Pt. Pleasant Register Aug. 30, 2007]
"Mother"
[Mother & Son - shared stone]
"Son"
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Source: WVCPA reading of the cemetery
Stephens Larry A. 1949 2003
Swisher Charles R. 1911 1973 [Husband and wife - shared stone] Click here to view a photo of the tombstone or grave marker Source: WVCPA reading of the cemetery
Swisher Bonnie M. 1917  
Thornton Charles H. 1947   [Husband and wife - shared stone]
"Married Oct. 16, 1967"
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Thornton Wilma M. 1950 1997
Thornton Claude T. 1908 1983 [Husband and wife - shared stone] Click here to view a photo of the tombstone or grave marker Source: WVCPA reading of the cemetery
Thornton Myrtle F. 1913 1951
Thornton Earl T. 1934 1934   Click here to view a photo of the tombstone or grave marker Source: WVCPA reading of the cemetery
Thornton Edna Earl   13 December 1891 "Dau. of H. & M.T. Thornton"
"Aged 7 yr. 8 mo. 23 d."
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Thornton George D.   12 August 1866 "Son of H. & M.J. Thornton"
"Aged 2 yrs & 6 ds."
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Thornton Hiram T. 1839 1921   Click here to view a photo of the tombstone or grave marker Source: WVCPA reading of the cemetery
Thornton Horton 1871 1961 "Uncle" Click here to view a photo of the tombstone or grave marker Source: WVCPA reading of the cemetery
Thornton Margaret M. 1844 1916   Click here to view a photo of the tombstone or grave marker Source: WVCPA reading of the cemetery
Thornton Marie 1912 1979 "Mother"
"Will Never Be Forgotten"
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Thornton Mildred F. 1932 1932   Click here to view a photo of the tombstone or grave marker Source: WVCPA reading of the cemetery
Thornton Paul Lee 1944 1983 [Husband and wife - shared stone]
"Wed Aug. 6, 1960"
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Thornton Sharon Jean 1945  
Watson James Douglas 28 November 1975 4 January 1976   Click here to view a photo of the tombstone or grave marker Source: WVCPA reading of the cemetery
Unidentified Graves:
Image 075       [marked with a bricks - in a row alongside Lee & Theodosia Cottrill's graves] Click here to view a photo of the tombstone or grave marker Source: WVCPA reading of the cemetery
Image 076       Click here to view a photo of the tombstone or grave marker Source: WVCPA reading of the cemetery
Image 077       Click here to view a photo of the tombstone or grave marker Source: WVCPA reading of the cemetery
Possible Burials: 
Thornton Henry 23 December 1858 [Aged 84 Ys 6 Ms 11Ds - from death record]   Source: Mason County, W.Va. Cemetery Inscriptions - Machir & Burdette
Thornton John [Husband of Susanna Durst Thornton]   Source: Mason County, W.Va. Cemetery Inscriptions - Machir & Burdette
Thornton Susanna Durst [Wife of John Thornton]   Source: Mason County, W.Va. Cemetery Inscriptions - Machir & Burdette

 

Comments:


Inscription on base of flag pole

Morgan Cemetery, Mason Co., WV - looking northDates 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.

Inscription on flagpole: "In memory of our parents Clyde & Gladys Durst" "By their children Brycel, Marilyn, Orlin, Gary, M___, Nancy, Carol, Mike"

Samuel Morgan owned the farm on which this cemetery is located (he bought it in 1861) - he is buried here along with his wife & son-in-law George Daugherty. The barn at Mr. Randolph's (who presently owns the farm surrounding the cemetery) was built by George Daugherty in 1865.

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