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Cemetery Name:

Nichel (a.k.a. Nicholl)

Nicholl Cemetery, Mason Co., WV

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County: Mason
USGS Quad: Mt. Alto     Map
Coordinates: approx. 38.7687N  -81.8938W
Maintained by: Wade Wedge
Land owner: Nicholl family
Date added to WVCPA register: February 2010
Condition of cemetery**: Fair (December 2011)
Accessibility: The cemetery is located "near Poplar Creek on the Nicholl farm". Present directions to the cemetery other than GPS coordinates are unavailable at this time, noting that it is known from the caretaker that it is only accessible by 4-wheeler, and tough even with that.

** 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:

Harper Marietta March 1861 6 September 1883 [Dau. of Robert A. and Mary Harper - died Aug. 7 per earlier reading - however, her death record states September date at age 22Y 6M, making her birth fall in Mar. 1861]   Source: WVCPA volunteer and family researcher
Harper Susanna 1 January 1864 6 March 1884 [Dau. of Robert A. and Mary Harper - died May 11 per earlier reading - however, her death record states March date at age 20Y 2M 5D, making her birth fall on 1 Jan. 1864]   Source: WVCPA volunteer and family researcher
Nicholl Baby   7 September 1893 [Infant child of Andrew and Susan Nicholl, grandchild of Simpson and Mary Nichel - death date per death record] Click to view photo of tombstone/marker Source: WVCPA volunteer and family researcher
Source: WVCPA research
Nicholl [Infant]     [Infant child of Andrew and Susan Nicholl, grandchild of Simpson and Mary Nichel]   Source: WVCPA volunteer and family researcher
Nicholl Simpson 6 January 1815 11 July 1894 "Aged 74Ys. 6Mo. 3Ds" [Born in Ireland - see his death record here] Click to view photo of tombstone/marker Source: WVCPA volunteer and family researcher
Nickel Mary 15 June 1818 5 January 1888 "Farewell" "Wife of Simpson Nickel" "Aged 69ys. 6ms. 21ds." [born in Ireland] Click to view photo of tombstone/marker Source: WVCPA volunteer and family researcher
Nickel Elizabeth 28 February 1855 20 July 1857 "Dau. of Simpson & Mary Nickel" "Aged 2yr 4ms 20ds" Click to view photo of tombstone/marker Source: WVCPA volunteer and family researcher
Winebrenner Henry H. 10 July 1864 16 March 1866 [Aged 1Y 8M 6D - son of William and Sarah Ann Winebrenner]   Source: WVCPA volunteer and family researcher
Additional graves seen, marked only with fieldstones, per 1969 reading, verified by family researcher Wade Wedge...

 

Comments: 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.

Information on this page courtesy of Nicholl family descendant and family researcher, Dawn Wood, as well as from a reading of the cemetery in 1969 by Juantia Burdette as published in "Mason County, W.Va. Cemetery Inscriptions" Vol. III. Further research being done by a WVCPA contributor and the cemetery caretaker, Wade Wedge (3-great grandson of the Nicholls). He adds this biographical note on the Nicholl's:

"Simpson Nicholl came from Ireland in 1850-1 to Pennsylvania and worked there till 1853 then moved to the Nicholl farm then, which has stayed in my family for 158 years. Mary Johnson (Nicholl) came with him from Ireland. They lived in a stone house on the bottom of the ridge. Their son Andrew Nicholl and wife Sarah Susan Smith, my 2nd Great Grandparents, had two dead infants that are buried there. Simpson and Mary also had four children: Andrew, John, Mary, and Elizabeth who died when she was two and was buried there as well. Andrew and John are buried down the road at Baden Baptist."

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