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Cemetery Name:

Siloam Baptist Church

 
Siloam Baptist Church Cemetery, Mason Co., WV Siloam Baptist Church Cemetery, Mason Co., WV

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County: Mason
USGS Quad: Arlee    Map
Coordinates: 38.6720N  -82.0222W
Maintained by: unknown
Land owner: unknown
Date added to WVCPA register: February 2009
Condition of cemetery**: Good (August 2008)
Accessibility: The cemetery is very easily accessed, located alongside the road across from the historic Siloam Baptist Church (founded in 1880).  This is a small one lane country road with little traffic. You can park at the church and walk across to the cemetery.
Directions: From Rt 35 south of Point Pleasant, turn onto Black Oak Road.  The cemetery is 4.4 miles out this road.

** 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:

Adams Rex Davis 1907 1973 "Father"
[Husband and wife - shared stone]
"Mother"
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Source: WVCPA volunteer reading of the cemetery
Adams Mary Maxine 1918  
Adams Richard Fargo 7 June 1910 30 May 1985 "TEC 5 US ARMY WORLD WAR II" Click for photo of tombstone
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Source: WVCPA volunteer reading of the cemetery
Adams Robert E. 1943 1972 [Father of Cindy Jo, Teresa & Robert Adams]
[Mohr & Stevens Funeral Home marker]
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Source: WVCPA volunteer reading of the cemetery
Alford Bessie May 6 July 1896 12 September 1919 "At Rest"
"Dau. of Richard M. & Mary Alford"
"Our Loved One"
[Oldest marker in the cemetery - not known if this is the first burial or not]
Click for photo of tombstone Source: WVCPA volunteer reading of the cemetery
Alford Nancy Catherine Waugh     [First wife of Charles C. Wallace, mother of Richard Alford and Mary Catherine Alford Wallace - Charles and Mary Catherine are buried in Wallace Cemetery on the hill above Siloam Church - Nancy Catherine is buried "in the corner" of Siloam Cemetery]   Source: WVCPA contributor and family researcher
Alford Richard M. 7 July 1863 12 December 1943 [Husband and wife - shared stone]
[Mary was the dau. of Nathan and Martha Ross Hill.
Richard was the brother of Mary Catherine Alford and Mary Hill was the sister of Ellen Kelly Hill McKibben, mother of Wild Rose McKibben Wallace]
Click for photo of tombstone Source: WVCPA volunteer reading of the cemetery
Source: WVCPA contributor and family researcher
Alford Mary 27 September 1864 14 January 1952
Alford William E., Sr. 1885 1947   Click for photo of tombstone Source: WVCPA volunteer reading of the cemetery
Bright Charles S. 1916 1972 "Beyond the Sunset" Click for photo of tombstone Source: WVCPA volunteer reading of the cemetery
Bright Philip 28 February 1919 26 February 1945 [Likely grave of Philip, who died at the home of his parents, Mr. & Mrs. Saul Bright, aged 25 yrs 11 mos 26 dys - this information from a family member with a copy of his obituary] Click for photo of tombstone Source: WVCPA contributor and family researcher
Bright Ruth 1891 1967 [Metal funeral home marker] Click for photo of tombstone Source: WVCPA volunteer reading of the cemetery
Burnside Opal Wallace 16 February 1910 30 December 1991   Click for photo of tombstone Source: WVCPA volunteer reading of the cemetery
Hanes Charles 1861 1949 [Husband and wife - shared stone] Click for photo of tombstone Source: WVCPA volunteer reading of the cemetery
Hanes Sarrah E. 1861 1941
Hanes Oscar S. 1891 1975 [Husband and wife - shared stone]   Source: WVCPA volunteer reading of the cemetery
Hanes Vausie G. 1893 1969
La Nier James L. 17 October 1851 28 October 1935 [Husband and wife - shared stone] Click for photo of tombstone Source: WVCPA volunteer reading of the cemetery
Source: WVCPA contributor and family researcher
La Nier Annie O. 1874 1941
Le Master James B. 1885 1958   Click for photo of tombstone Source: WVCPA volunteer reading of the cemetery
McCarty [Infant] 27 March 1947 27 March 1947     Source: 'Mason County, W.Va. Cemetery Inscriptions' by V. Machir
McCarty Violet   May 1945 [Aged 7 months]   Source: 'Mason County, W.Va. Cemetery Inscriptions' by V. Machir
McKibben Joseph Benson 1851 12 April 1941 [Husband and wife - shared stone]
[Ellen was the dau. of Nathaniel and Martha Hill]
Click for photo of tombstone Source: WVCPA volunteer reading of the cemetery
Source: WVCPA contributor and family researcher
McKibben Ellen K. 12 January 1853 10 September 1936
McKibben N.E. 25 October 1877 26 September 1928 [Second oldest marker in the cemetery - crumbling badly from age, as can be seen in the photo] Click for photo of tombstone
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Source: WVCPA volunteer reading of the cemetery
Price Icalona Price 1876 1915   Click for photo of tombstone Source: WVCPA volunteer reading of the cemetery
Putney     [1970's] [Granddaughter of Rex & Maxine Adams - from a Mason Co. family researcher]   Source: WVCPA contributor and family researcher
Wallace C. Cline 1906 1993 [Husband and wife - shared stone] Click for photo of tombstone Source: WVCPA volunteer reading of the cemetery
Wallace Ethel G. 1906 1986
Wallace Carl Owen 1941 1965   Click for photo of tombstone
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Source: WVCPA volunteer reading of the cemetery
Wallace Carol C. 25 December 1927 22 July 1984 "US ARMY WORLD WAR II" Click for photo of tombstone Source: WVCPA volunteer reading of the cemetery
Wallace Charles Owen 1935 1937   Click for photo of tombstone Source: WVCPA volunteer reading of the cemetery
Wallace Clara C. 9 August 1911 10 September 1997   Click for photo of tombstone Source: WVCPA volunteer reading of the cemetery
Wallace Delores Maxine 18 January 1912 29 November 1933 [Dau. of Walter and Rose McKibben Wallace - killed in a hit and run auto accident] Click for photo of tombstone Source: WVCPA volunteer reading of the cemetery
Source: WVCPA contributor and family researcher
Wallace Ethel G. Adams September 1906 September 1986 [Dau. of Lum and Nancy Spears, wife of Cline C. Wallace]   Source: 'Mason County, W.Va. Cemetery Inscriptions' by V. Machir
Wallace Gladys 1905 1913   Click for photo of tombstone Source: WVCPA volunteer reading of the cemetery
Wallace Harold G. 24 September 1939 31 August 2008 [Son of Charles C. and Ethel Adams Wallace, husband of Pamela Wallace - from his obituary in the Pt. Pleasant Register Sept. 3, 2008]   Source: WVCPA research
Wallace J.J. 1905 1913     Source: 'Mason County, W.Va. Cemetery Inscriptions' by V. Machir
Wallace Madeline Z. 12 November 1939 23 April 1995 "Mother"
"Gone Home"
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Wallace Robert Owens 7 July 1881 19 February 1963 [Shared stone] Click for photo of tombstone Source: WVCPA volunteer reading of the cemetery
Wallace Mora Meeks 13 August 1877 3 May 1975
Wallace Park J. 7 October 1907 26 April 2000   Click for photo of tombstone Source: WVCPA volunteer reading of the cemetery
Wallace Ray Owen 8 October 1973 December 1979 "Our Darling" Click for photo of tombstone Source: WVCPA volunteer reading of the cemetery
Source: 'Mason County, W.Va. Cemetery Inscriptions' by V. Machir
Wallace Wild Rose 19 July 1881 29 May 1963   Click for photo of tombstone Source: WVCPA volunteer reading of the cemetery
Wallace Walter E. 28 January 1880 19 November 1966   Click for photo of tombstone Source: WVCPA volunteer reading of the cemetery
Wears Emanuel F. 28 July 1922 13 September 2005 [Husband and wife - shared stone]
"June 17, 1944"
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Wears Betty J. 4 May 1925 14 February 2005
Wears Janie Lou 9 October 1951 18 October 1951 "Our Darling"
"Dau. of Emanuel F. & Betty J. Wears"
[Her death record gives death day as the 17th of October 1951]
Click for photo of tombstone Source: WVCPA volunteer reading of the cemetery
Source: WVCPA contributor and family researcher
Wears Marvin W. 1895 1989 [Husband and wife - shared stone] Click for photo of tombstone Source: WVCPA volunteer reading of the cemetery
Wears Lena G. 1903 1956
Wears Roselee   28 January 1944   Click for photo of tombstone Source: WVCPA volunteer reading of the cemetery
Wears Walter 1938 1938 "Baby" Click for photo of tombstone Source: WVCPA volunteer reading of the cemetery
Welker Elmer O. 1884 1956 [Husband and wife - shared stone] Click for photo of tombstone Source: WVCPA volunteer reading of the cemetery
Welker Maggie M. 1890 1944
Welker John A. June 1860 13 January 1942 [Husband and wife - shared stone]
[Laura was the dau. of Evan and Margaret Midkiff]
Click for photo of tombstone Source: WVCPA volunteer reading of the cemetery
Source: WVCPA contributor and family researcher
Welker Laura Jane 3 June 1862 2 November 1942
Probable Burials and Unmarked Graves:
Bright Clara Isabel   19 January 1934 [Dau. of Paul and Fannie Bright, aged 2yrs 1 mo]   Source: 'Mason County, W.Va. Cemetery Inscriptions' by V. Machir
        [unmarked grave beside Richard and Mary Alford's graves]   Source: 'Mason County, W.Va. Cemetery Inscriptions' by V. Machir
        [unmarked grave beside Richard and Mary Alford's graves]   Source: 'Mason County, W.Va. Cemetery Inscriptions' by V. Machir
        [unmarked grave beside Ruth Bright's grave]   Source: 'Mason County, W.Va. Cemetery Inscriptions' by V. Machir
        [unmarked grave beside Ruth Bright's grave]   Source: 'Mason County, W.Va. Cemetery Inscriptions' by V. Machir

 

Comments:

Siloam Baptist Church Cemetery, Mason Co., WV

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Dates or information in Red type from research on the individual, dates based on age at death as indicated on the tombstone.

The granddaughter of Wild Rose McKibben Wallace, Joann Burnside Townsend, shared this story of the cemetery with us. The Wallace Cemetery referred to in the account is on top of the hill just behind Siloam Church and has been documented separately:

"My aunt, Gladys Wallace, was the first person buried in the Siloam Cemetery. It was in the winter (1913) when she died.  My grandmother, Wild Rose McKibben Wallace, was expecting a baby in January 1914 and could not get up on the hill for her burial, probably snow and ice on the ground as well.  My grandfather, Walter Wallace, spoke to the man  (I believe his name was Wilson Priddy) who owned the land where the Siloam Cemetery is now, explaining the situation about his wife and the death of their daughter, asking him if they could bury Gladys there. It has been used as a cemetery every since."

WVCPA thanks faithful volunteer, Angela Harkins, for providing the updated reading and photos for this cemetery in September 2008. When she visited the cemetery in August 2008, the church grounds were in bad need of mowing, but the cemetery was well-kept and in good condition. WVCPA staff visited the cemetery in October 2009 and were glad to see that the conditions were the same as in 2008.

Siloam Baptist Church Cemetery, Mason Co., WV  

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