West Virginia Cemetery Preservation Association

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Cemetery Name:

Smith Church 
     ("old" and "new")


Smith Church Cemetery, Mason Co., WV

Smith Church Cemetery - Old section, Mason Co., WV
  Smith Church Cemetery - New section, Mason Co., WV

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County: Mason
USGS Quad: Robertsburg
Coordinates: 38.7356N  -81.8801W
Maintained by: The Hill family
Land owner: Don Hill
Date added to WVCPA register: April 2003
Condition of cemetery per specified date**: Good (October 2011)
Accessibility: Very accessible - good, paved parking at the church, mostly level lawn, nicely kept cemeteries on either side of the building.

** 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

The red camera image: indicates new photos taken in February 2007

Old portion of cemetery, east side of church:
Last Name: First Name:

Born:

Died:

Inscription:

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Allen Cora 29 March 1889 11 July 1890 "Dau. of J.M. & M.E. Allen"
"Aged 1Yr 3Mo 13Ds"
"Suffer the children to come unto me for of such is the Kingdom of Heaven..."
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Armstrong Sarah Maggie 28 December 1867 6 October 1875 "Dau. of A.J. & Jane Armstrong"
"Aged 7 yrs 9 mo & 8 ds"
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Battrell Cloa Ann 5 July 1843 23 November 1902 "Aged 59Y. 4M. 16D"
"Wife of F.E. Battrell"
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Battrell F.E. 5 February 1830 26 February 1904 ?   Click for photo of tombstone
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Beattie Moses abt 1830 31 May 1870 "Aged 40 years"
[Rest of inscription illegible]
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Beattie Rebecca 15 April 1870 12 May 1899 "Wife of A.W. Beattie" Click for photo of tombstone
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Beattie Richard 15 September 1825 5 April 1891 "Father"
[Husband and wife - shared stone]
"God's finger touched them and they slept"
"Mother"
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Beattie Ellen 1824  
Bonnett Minerva 8 February 1875 18 January 1928 "In the land where we will never grow old" Click for photo of tombstone
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Buck Alba 16 June 1811 14 February 1887 "Aged 75Ys 7Mo 28Ds" Click for photo of tombstone
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Buck Elizabeth 19 November 1822 28 November 1881 "Wife of Alba Buck"
"Aged 59 yrs 9 ds"
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Buck Elihugh   1854 [Son of Alba & Elizabeth - no marker]   Source: 'Mason Co., W.Va. Cemetery Inscriptions' - Vol. III, Machir & Burdette
Buck Samuel   1858 [Son of Alba & Elizabeth - no marker]   Source: 'Mason Co., W.Va. Cemetery Inscriptions' - Vol. III, Machir & Burdette
Cain America Jane 24 April 1904 6 July 1938 [Wife of Hoyt]   Source: 'Mason Co., W.Va. Cemetery Inscriptions' - Vol. III, Machir & Burdette
Cain Catharine King 22 September 1831 29 March 1869 "Wife of Wm. Cain"
"Aged ..."
[Located near John & Cristena Cain's graves]
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Cain Ellen B. 11 February 1887 6 August 1887 "Dau. of L. & M. Cain"
"Aged 5Mo 23Ds"
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Cain Mary J. 1865 1897   Click for photo of tombstone
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Cain William 26 March 1830 28 August 1900 [Namesake of nearby Cain Ridge]
"Father"

 

[Husband and wives - shared stone]
"Wife of Wm. Cain"
"Mother"

 

"Wife of Wm. Cain"
"Mother"
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Cain Catherine 22 September 1831 29 March 1869 Click for photo of tombstone
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Cain Mary 15 January 1834 12 May 1892 Click for photo of tombstone
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Cain William 20 October 1885 31 January 1891 "Son of L. & M. Cain"
"Aged 5Y 3M 11Ds"
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Childers Minerva J. 28 December 1882 15 December 1909 "Wife of L.E. Childers"
"A loving mother and a faithful friend"
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Childers Sylvester 28 November 1860 30 August 1892 "Aged 31 yrs 2 mo 26 da"
[Son of Francis & Lucinda DeWees Childers, husband of Mary Jane Plants - no marker - birth date from death record in WV Archives]
  Source: 'Mason Co., W.Va. Cemetery Inscriptions' - Vol. III, Machir & Burdette
Source: WVCPA contributor and family researcher
Cleek Susan J. 26 February 1848 20 November 1915 "Wife of J.M. Cleek"
"Gone but not forgotten"
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Dewees G.C. 10 March 1844 21 January 1919 "Husband of C.A. Dewees"
"Tho lost to sight, to memory dear"
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Ferguson Isabella 14 August 1820 24 November 1890 "Aged 70 yrs 3 mo 10 da"
"Wife of William Ferguson"
"Our Mother"
"...mother... all our sorrow... will meet her on that happy shore, where... alive forever and never part no more"
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Ferguson Thomas V. 15 November 1883 21 December 1907 "Son of W.V.. & Mary E. Ferguson"
"At Rest"
[Note on photos from Feb. '07 - that is not sand that is on the base of the stone, it's concrete that has, sadly, been used to stabilize the sections of the tombstone - not a recommended material either esthetically, or from a conservation perspective - this, and other stones have recently received the same "treatment"]
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Ferguson William abt 1821 3 May 1897 "Aged 76 years"
"Our Father"
"Dear father and..."
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Garrison J.L. 4 December 1907 29 August 1918 "Son of J.W. & G. Garrison"
"Suffer the children to come unto Me"
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Geho George M. 2 November 1822 9 December 1882 [Husband and wife - shared stone]
"Father & Mother"
"Wife of G.M. Geho"
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Geho Sarah M. 25 June 1828 19 August 1904
Hill George W. 5 November 1851 14 October 1899 "Our Father"
"At Rest"
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Hill Jasper 1879 31 July 1880 "Age 10 mo"
[Son of George & Martha]
  Source: 'Mason Co., W.Va. Cemetery Inscriptions' - Vol. III, Machir & Burdette
Hill Maud Harrison     [1st wife of Charles "Tow" Hill]   Source: 'Mason Co., W.Va. Cemetery Inscriptions' - Vol. III, Machir & Burdette
Hutton Gertrude M. 24 July 1879 10 January 1881 "Aged 1 yr 5 mo 17 da"
[Dau. of L. & M. Hutton]
  Source: 'Mason Co., W.Va. Cemetery Inscriptions' - Vol. III, Machir & Burdette
Jacobs John  10 October 1853 28 September 1890 "Aged 36Y. 11M. 18D."
[Note: there is also a reported burial of a John Jacobs that matches this John's age and death month and year at Jacobs Cemetery in this district - uncertain if it is the same fellow with two markers or not]
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Jacobs Nancy J. 16 March 1881 8 November 1882 "Dau. of J & L. Jacobs"
"Aged 1Y. 7M. 23D."
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Keefer Daniel 17 April 1808 28 September 1872 "Aged 64 y'rs 5 m's & 11 d's"
"Asleep in Jesus, after me, May such a blissful refuge be, Securely shall my ashes lie, And wait the summons from on High"
[Husband and wife - shared stone]
"Wife of Daniel"
"Aged 73Ys 9Ms 21Ds"
[Rest of inscription on Elizabeth's old stone illegible]
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Keefer Elizabeth 18 July 1814 9 May 1888
Keefer Daniel T. 1848 1902   Click for photo of tombstone
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Keefer Rewanna   1924
Kerwood Catherine Smith 28 October 1878 28 February 1904   Click for photo of tombstone
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Kerwood E.K. 7 March 1866 9 June 1897   Click for photo of tombstone
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King Alexander 29 September 1819 26 March 1883 "Aged 63Ys 5Mo 27Ds"
[Rest of inscription illegible]
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King Elizabeth Jacobs abt 1825 18 November 1889 "Wife of Alexander King"
"Aged 64Ys 7Ms 1_Ds"
[Rest of inscription illegible]
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King Cristena 1785 31 December 1877 "In Memory Of"
"Age 82Y 7M 15D"
"Wife of John King"
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King G.W. 13 March 1883 12 May 1886 "Son of F.M. & C.W. King"
"Aged 3Ys. 1Mo. 29Ds"
"...sleep..."
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King John 1 August 1784 24 December 1864 "In Memory Of"
"Aged 80Y. 4M. 23D."
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Knapp Ellen     "Dau. of M. & S. Knapp"
"Aged 8Ys. 9M. 8Ds"
"Asleep in Jesus"
[This stone is lying in a pile of tombstones at the bottom edge of the old cemetery - not sure where the actual grave is located, as the stone has obviously been moved]
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Knapp Jennings   15 March 1881 "Aged 3 mo"
"Son of M. & S. Knapp"
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Knapp Mary Ann   8 June 1865 "Wife of Wm. W. Knapp"
"Aged..."
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Knapp Moses R. 27 March 1903 3 September 1907 "Son of J.T. & Ida Knapp"
"Gone so soon"
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Knapp Myrtle 16 July 1910 26 March 1923 "Dau of J.T. & Ida Knapp" Click for photo of tombstone
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Knapp Roy 22 January 1906 29 June 1909 "Son of J.T. & Ida Knapp"
"Gone so soon"
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Knapp William C. 13 August 1913 13 July 1926 "Son of J.T. & Ida Knapp" Click for photo of tombstone Source: WVCPA reading of the cemetery
Knapp William M. (Willard - Warden) 12 March 1830 24 December 1927 [Co B 13th W.Va. Inf.] 
"Aged 97 yrs 9 mo 7 da"

[Husband and wife - shared stone]
"At Rest"

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Knapp Lucinda Hersman 4 January 1848 31 August 1908
Knapp Wiliam J. January 1874 20 July 1875 "Aged 1Y 6M"
"Son of M. & S. Knapp"
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Knapp Rachel 4 December 1876 30 July 1895 "Dau. of M. & S. Knapp"
"Alas, she has left us, her spirit has fled, her body now slumbers, ...." 
[Rest of the inscription broken away]
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Krebs Charles L.         Source: 'Mason Co., W.Va. Cemetery Inscriptions' - Vol. III, Machir & Burdette
Krebs Sarah J. 17 March 1871 13 February 1898 "Aged 26Ys 10Ms 27Ds"   Source: 'Mason Co., W.Va. Cemetery Inscriptions' - Vol. III, Machir & Burdette
MacGovern Capt. Thomas     "CO. G, 15TH PA. INF." Click for photo of tombstone
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McClure Adam   13 September 1900 "Aged 68 yrs 6 mo 10 da"
[Adam's wife, Margaret J. McClure died Nov. 11, 1869 at age 33, and is buried in front of what was the McClure home at Gunville. See the McClure Cemetery page]
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McClure Adam L.  14 September 1880 2 September 1965   Click for photo of tombstone
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McClure Albert G. 1905 1921   Click for photo of tombstone Source: WVCPA reading of the cemetery
McClure America 4 August 1883 28 June 1908 "Wife of A.L. McClure"
"Age 24 Yrs 10 Mos 24 Days"
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McClure Margaret 8 June 1838 18 June 1899 "Wife of Adam McClure" Click for photo of tombstone
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McClure Ollie J. 27 October 1878 6 April 1904 "Wife of J.H. McClure"
[Rest of inscription illegible in photo]
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McClure Samantha M. 1903 1923   Click for photo of tombstone
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McClure Sarah C. 16 April 1866 21 February 1896 "Wife of John McClure"
"Farewell my children, I here must ... I have toiled for you for many years, I always tried to do my best, and now have gone to take my rest"
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McClure Tena Cain 24 April 1890 18 October 1969 [Dau. of Laban and Mary Knapp Cain]   Source: 'Mason Co., W.Va. Cemetery Inscriptions' - Vol. III, Machir & Burdette
McDermitt James S.   1 February 1911 "Father"
"Age 63 Yrs"
[Husband and wife - shared stone]
"Mother"
His Wife"
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McDermitt Jane Nickel    
McDermitt John W. 1854 1913 [Husband and wife - shared stone]
"Gone But Not Forgotten"
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McDermitt Rebecca J. 5 July 1851 22 July 1924
McDermitt Valentine 11 November 1816 31 March 1906 [Husband and wife - shared stone]
"His wife"
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McDermitt Jane 4 November 1820 January 1898
McDermitt   3 February 1869 23 October 1906 [Full inscription illegible in photo] Click for photo of tombstone Source: WVCPA reading of the cemetery
Newell Jacob 23 October 1837 8 March 1903 "Father and Mother"
[Husband and wife - shared stone]
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Newell Margaret E. 5 May 1839  
Nicholl Charles Theadore 16 February 1910 27 August 1916 [Son of J. & P. Nicholl]
"Asleep in Jesus"
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Nicholl Daisy B. 30 November 1904 21 October 1919 "Dau. of J. & P. Nicholl"
"Gone But Not Forgotten"
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Nicholl Mary C. 13 June 1894 23 February 1897 "Dau of  John & P.N. Nicholl" Click for photo of tombstone
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Nicholl Permelia 11 July 1871 31 October 1910 "Wife of John Nicholl" Click for photo of tombstone
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Nicholson Eliza 11 June 1832 18 September 1907 "Here I lay my burden down, change the cross into the crown" Click for photo of tombstone Source: WVCPA reading of the cemetery
Nicholson Thomas 8 May 1823 4 April 1900 "Age 76Y 10M 27D" Click for photo of tombstone
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Pullins Roy O. 29 May 1898 9 June 1898 "Age 11 days"
[Son of A.T. & R. Pullins]
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Rice   1848 14 March 1923 [Mother of Mary J. Rice Hill]   Source: 'Mason Co., W.Va. Cemetery Inscriptions' - Vol. III, Machir & Burdette
Riffle Lona 3 February 1873 26 February 1895 "Wife of T.V. Riffle"
[Lona Stewart Riffle, dau. of John P. and Roena Buck Stewart, wife of Titus Vestfashon Riffle - died at 22 years of age from typhus - Norva, below, is her niece by Lona's sister Ida who married Titus' first cousin Andrew William Riffle]
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Riffle Norva D. 20 May 1898 21 December 1898 "Dau. of A.W. & Ida Riffle"
"Gone Home"
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Scantlin John 13 October 1836 8 February 1871 "Co. I 4th Reg."
"Aged 34 Ys 3 Mo 26 Ds"
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Scantlin Nancy 21 January 1859 28 March 1893 "Aged 34 Ys 2 Mo 7 Ds"
"Wife of John"
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Schwartz Guy E. 29 January 1913 27 February 1913 "Son of H.R. & L.E. Schwartz"
"Gone so soon away"
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Schwartz Roy H. 23 July 1910 8 October 1910 "Son of H.R. & L.E. Schwartz"
[Rest of inscription illegible in photo]
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See Alva D. 12 June 1903 17 June 1903 "Dau. of George & Mary See"
"Gone to be an angel"
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See Carl 10 April 1901 17 March 1909 "Son of G. & M. See"
"We loved our little Carl, would have had him stay, but let our father's will be done, he shines in endless day"
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See Emma D.   13 September 1893 "Aged 3Y ..."
"Dau. of George & Mary See"
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See Lora 1 January 1895 25 September 1897 "Dau. of George & M. See" Click for photo of tombstone
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Shinn Elmira 27 October 1858 29 January 1860 "Age 1Y 3M 2D"
"Dau. of Nemiah & Hannah Shinn"
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Siders Charley E. 16 November 1887 12 March 1907 [Rest  of inscription illegible] Click for photo of tombstone
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Siders Rebecca J. 2 October 1894 11 October 1897 "Dau. of A. & E.J. Siders" Click for photo of tombstone
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Smith Burwell S. 1859
4 October 1828 if age is right?
12 May 1900 "Aged 71Y 7M 8D" 
"Justice of the Peace 24Y"
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Smith Clyde   1878   Click for photo of tombstone
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Smith Eli V.   25 August 1884 [Son of Burwell S. & Elizabeth Smith] Click for photo of tombstone Source: WVCPA reading of the cemetery
Smith Ella 20 September 1882 27 January 1913 "Wife of W.A. Smith"
"Gone but not forgotten"
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Smith Ethel 26 November 1893 8 October 1897 "Dau. of Dora Smith" Click for photo of tombstone Source: WVCPA reading of the cemetery
Smith Isaac Jr. 24 August 1872 3 April 1898 "Son of S.M. & E.S. Smith" Click for photo of tombstone
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Smith Isaac V. 1857 1906   Click for photo of tombstone
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Smith Rev. Isaac 4 December 1808 5 May 1867 "Aged 58 Ys. 5 Ms. 1 D."
[The rest of the inscription on the base of the stone is too worn to read clearly, though the last line reads "To tune our harps with God"]
[Son of Samuel and Jane Edwards Smith, married Rachel McGuire 1827. Farmer, Methodist Minister, and Assessor of Mason Co. for 4 yrs]
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Smith John F. 24 March 1846 25 January 1889 [Husband and wife - shared stone]
"His wife"
[Rest of inscription illegible]
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Smith Rebecca 6 August 1847 12 March 1923
Smith Samuel 5 April 1835 1910 "CO B 13th W.VA. INF."
[Husband and wife - shared stone]
"His Wife"
"At Rest"
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Smith Elizabeth 20 December 1837 5 June 1910
Smith Simpson 3 June 1868 2 September 1892 "Aged 24 yrs 2 mo 29 da"
"Son of J.F. & R. Smith"
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Smith Strauther L. 14 January 1823 5 May 1899 "Aged 76Y 3M 22D"
[Husband and wife - shared stone]
"Our Parents At Rest"
"Aged 74Y 5M 5D"
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Smith Sarah Sayre 20 November 1822 25 April 1897
Smith Thomas K. 1 April 1854 6 April 1862 "Aged 8 yrs 5 da"
"Son of B.S. & E.S. Smith"
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Smith Vesta M. 5 March 1905 5 July 1905 "Dau. of Ella & W.A. Smith"
[Located close beside her mother's grave]
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Stephens B.M. 6 March 1859 5 April 1907 [Husband and wife - shared stone]
"His Wife"
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Stephens Mary M. 28 January 1860 13 February 1917
Stephens George E. 15 September 1879 14 December 1931   Click for photo of tombstone
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Stephens Hursel   10 May 1909   Click for photo of tombstone
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Stephens Margaret P. 26 January 1856 31 January 1865 "Aged 9 yrs 5 da"   Source: 'Mason Co., W.Va. Cemetery Inscriptions' - Vol. III, Machir & Burdette
Stephens Thelma   25 July 1910   Click for photo of tombstone
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Stewart Adam C. ? 22 June 1884 18 November 1889 "Aged 5 Ys. 4 M. 26 Ds"
"Son of H.T. & A.A. Stewart"
"Gone to the blest, but not forgotten"
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Stewart Adam 4 October 1832 8 September 1902 [Co. B 13th W.Va. Inf.]

"At Rest"
"Husband of Ellen J. Stewart"

[Husband and wife - shared stone]

"Again we hope to meet thee, when the day of life is fled: And in Heaven with joy to greet thee, where no farewell tears are shed"

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Stewart Ellen J. 7 February 1883 3 March 1909
Stewart

(Smith?)

Arrilla 19 November 1870 13 September 1898 "Dau. of John & R. Stewart"
"Alas, she has ..., her spirit has fled, her body now slumbers along with the dead"

[Arrilla had a daughter Elizabeth Smith when she died - we're not sure who Elizabeth's father was, or if Arrilla was married to him, so we've noted "Smith" on the assumption that she was]
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Stewart George 6 February 1830 21 April 1918 "CO B 13th W.VA. REGT. G.A.R."
"Kind __ of love thou art, gone to thy rest, forever to bask mid the joys of the blest"
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Stewart Margaret Hersman 23 March 1835 10 March 1888 "Mother"
  Baby Russell     [This grave right between Margaret and George Stewart's graves] Click for photo of tombstone Source: WVCPA reading of the cemetery
Stewart Georgia Ann 24 November 1864 10 March 1884 "Aged 19 yrs 3 mo 16 da"
"Dau. of G. & M. Stewart"
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Stewart John Polk 14 January 1843 2 February 1891 "PVT CO. C 7TH W.VA. CAV. CIVIL WAR"
[Husband and wife - shared stone]

"Father and Mother"
"Wife of John"
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Stewart Roena 1843 1915
Stewart Lizzie L. 1882 12 May 1883 "Dau of H.T. & A.A. Stewart"
"Aged 6 Mos"
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Stewart Martha August 1855 16 July 1856 "Age 11 mo"
"Dau. of Adam and Elenor"
  Source: 'Mason Co., W.Va. Cemetery Inscriptions' - Vol. III, Machir & Burdette
Stewart Mary 16 April 1810 22 June 1880 "Wife of William Stewart"
"Aged 70 yrs 2 mo & 6 ds"
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Stewart Pearl 12 January 1895 5 March 1912 "Dau. of S.M. & Orilla Stewart"
"Aged 17Y 1M 24D"
"Gone but not forgotten"
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Stewart William 12 September 1802 15 September 1889 "He has gone to mansions of rest" Click for photo of tombstone
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Webb George abt 1855 18 August 1880 "25 yrs" Click for photo of tombstone Source: WVCPA reading of the cemetery
Webb Hiram 4 September 1826 ? 20 March 1881 ? "CO. G 1st OHIO H.A."
"A Place..." [remaining illegible in photo]

[Husband and wife - shared stone]

"Wife of Hiram H. Webb"
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Webb Mary F. 14 October 1824 23 January 1904
Unknown -- -- -- [This marker located on a shoulder of the hill between the old cemetery and the road - it is not known who it is placed in memory to, but appears to be relatively old.  Can anyone provide any information regarding this marker?] Click for photo of tombstone Source: WVCPA reading of the cemetery
Unknown -- -- -- [It's possible this is the stone a Smith, but difficult to tell without closer examination of the inscription - it is located close to the graves of Eli V. Smith and G.C. Deweese] Click for photo of tombstone
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Probably buried in this portion of the cemetery:
Buck Analaura   6 July 1878 [Age 11 mo][Dau. of Lorenzo & Virginia Buck]   Source: 'Mason Co., W.Va. Cemetery Inscriptions' - Vol. III, Machir & Burdette
Geho George W.     [Age 1 yr 3 da, son of Jacob & Millie]   Source: 'Mason Co., W.Va. Cemetery Inscriptions' - Vol. III, Machir & Burdette
Geho Mirtie   8 April 1879 [29 da]
[Dau. of James & Mary Geho]
  Source: 'Mason Co., W.Va. Cemetery Inscriptions' - Vol. III, Machir & Burdette
King Charles   18 December 1881 [Aged 5 yrs 6 mo]
[Son of Wm. & S. King]
  Source: 'Mason Co., W.Va. Cemetery Inscriptions' - Vol. III, Machir & Burdette
King Clara   24 November 1875 [Aged 5 yrs 11 mo 2 da., dau. of Sanford and Jane King]   Source: 'Mason Co., W.Va. Cemetery Inscriptions' - Vol. III, Machir & Burdette
King Delila   18 May 1855 [Age 10 mo.]
[Dau. of Alex & Elizabeth]
  Source: 'Mason Co., W.Va. Cemetery Inscriptions' - Vol. III, Machir & Burdette
King Frances   17 May 1883 [Aged 34 yrs]
[Son of Hugh & Martha, consort of Mary A.D. King, grandson of John & Cristena]
  Source: 'Mason Co., W.Va. Cemetery Inscriptions' - Vol. III, Machir & Burdette
King Lydia   January 1856 [Aged 33 yrs, dau. of Joseph & Sarah Rhodes, consort of Willie King]   Source: 'Mason Co., W.Va. Cemetery Inscriptions' - Vol. III, Machir & Burdette
King Mary Jordan 14 April 1867 12 October 1881 [Dau. of J. & E. Jordan, wife of William Wendal King, aged 28 yrs]   Source: 'Mason Co., W.Va. Cemetery Inscriptions' - Vol. III, Machir & Burdette
King Wm. H.   28 June 1881 [Son of F. & Mary King]   Source: 'Mason Co., W.Va. Cemetery Inscriptions' - Vol. III, Machir & Burdette
Knapp Male infant 18 February 1878 March 1878 [Infant of Spence & Mary Jane Knapp, age 20 days]   Source: 'Mason Co., W.Va. Cemetery Inscriptions' - Vol. III, Machir & Burdette
Knapp Pearly Jennett   15 February 1878 [Child of Samuel & Rachel Knapp]   Source: 'Mason Co., W.Va. Cemetery Inscriptions' - Vol. III, Machir & Burdette
Sayre Mary A. 18 July 1856   [Wife of D.A. Sayre, dau. of Alex King]   Source: 'Mason Co., W.Va. Cemetery Inscriptions' - Vol. III, Machir & Burdette
Smith Emanilis   16 July 1856 [Dau. of Sam and Oletha]   Source: 'Mason Co., W.Va. Cemetery Inscriptions' - Vol. III, Machir & Burdette
Smith Jemima   July 1869 [Age 8 mo.][Dau. of B.S. & E. Smith]   Source: 'Mason Co., W.Va. Cemetery Inscriptions' - Vol. III, Machir & Burdette

 

New portion of cemetery, west side of church:
Last Name: First 
Name:

Born:

Died:

Inscription:

Photo:

Source:

  Infant Son 3 June 1931 3 June 1931 [Last name unknown - grave located near W. Lee King and Wilma King's graves - another unmarked infant grave nearby, per 1973 reading of the cemetery by J. Burdette] Click for photo of tombstone Source: WVCPA reading of the cemetery
Absten Landis 17 March 1912 24 December 1999 [Husband and wife - shared stone] Click for photo of tombstone Source: WVCPA reading of the cemetery
Absten Goldie H. 16 July 1911 20 April 1994
Absten Wilbert 1887 1970 [Husband and wife - shared stone] Click for photo of tombstone Source: WVCPA reading of the cemetery
Absten Gussie 1890 1985
Absten William D. 17 December 1941 14 October 2002 [Husband and wife - shared stone] Click for photo of tombstone Source: WVCPA reading of the cemetery
Absten Mary Joan 1 August 1946  
Allen Lizzie 1865 1921 "Mother"
"Wife of John Allen"
"Gone but not forgotten"
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Baker Wilma Irene 11 April 1936 11 April 1936   Click for photo of tombstone Source: WVCPA reading of the cemetery
Barnhart Thomas R. 20 September 1936 22 November 2000 "SSGT US AIR FORCE VIETNAM"
[Husband and wife - shared stone]
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Barnhart Vera 1939  
Beattie James 1 September 1856 9 March 1914 [Husband and wife - shared stone]

"His wife"

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Beattie Susan 10 April 1881 9 May 1967
Beattie John R. 27 July 1897 29 September 1916 "Come Unto Me"
"Son of A.W. & Osa Beattie"
"Aged 19Y. 2M. 2D."
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Beattie Marie 6 October 1915 21 February 1921 "Beloved dau. of A.W. & Osa Beattie"
"Of such is the Kingdom of Heaven"
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Beattie Mary L. 5 August 1903 20 June 1913 "Dau. of A.W. & Osa Beattie"
"She was the sunshine of our home"
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Beattie Robert A. 17 October 1905 22 February 1921 "Son of A.W. & Osa Beattie"
"Asleep in Jesus - Blessed thought"
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Bennett Roberta 1911 1914   Click for photo of tombstone
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Bennett W.A.         Source: 'Mason Co., W.Va. Cemetery Inscriptions' - Vol. III, Machir & Burdette
Bennett Sarah Battrell     ["His wife" - (W.A. Bennett)]   Source: 'Mason Co., W.Va. Cemetery Inscriptions' - Vol. III, Machir & Burdette
Boaz Jason R. 31 December 1978 26 September 2002 "Bird" Click for photo of tombstone
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Brannon Almira 5 January 1873 4 February 1918 "Wife of Wm. Brannon"
"In my Father's house are many mansions"
"A loved on from us is gone, a voice we love is stilled, a place is vacant in our home, which never can be filled"
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Cain Laben H. 1865 1953   Click for photo of tombstone Source: WVCPA reading of the cemetery
Cain Orvel W. 23 May 1905 23 August 1905 "Son of J.M. & V. Cain"
"Gone but not forgotten"
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Cain Roy Jackson 14 May 1898 12 September 1979   Click for photo of tombstone Source: WVCPA reading of the cemetery
Cain Virginia 1860 1905 "Wife of J.M. Cain"
"Come ye blessed"
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Canter Neva Faye 25 May 1941 7 January 2010 [Dau. of Laben Hoyt and Audrey Mae McClure - from her obituary in the Jackson Herald Jan. 12, 2010]   Source: WVCPA research
Coleman Nannie A. 1889 1939 [Wife of R.W. Coleman]   Source: 'Mason Co., W.Va. Cemetery Inscriptions' - Vol. III, Machir & Burdette
Combs William Darrell 1914 1920   Click for photo of tombstone Source: WVCPA reading of the cemetery
DeWees John 1902 1961 [Husband and wife - shared stone] Click for photo of tombstone Source: WVCPA reading of the cemetery
DeWees Alma 1905 1967
DeWees Marvin E. "Pap" 17 December 1932 10 August 1994   Click for photo of tombstone Source: WVCPA reading of the cemetery
Deweese Delbert 9 April 1925 6 August 1969 [Son of John and Alma]   Source: 'Mason Co., W.Va. Cemetery Inscriptions' - Vol. III, Machir & Burdette
Deweese Howard Arthur 25 July 1930 19 February 1990 "SGT US ARMY KOREA"
[Husband and wife - shared stone]
"Our children, Keith, Kathy, Ronnie, Cheryl, Jeannie"
"In God's Care"
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Deweese Thelma I. 26 June 1930  
DeWeese James S. 8 November 1939   "Wed June 25, 1958"
[Husband and wife - shared stone]
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DeWeese Marcella M. 15 July 1940  
Deweese John D. 19 April 1925 6 August 1969   Click for photo of tombstone Source: WVCPA reading of the cemetery
Deweese Loretta 1938 1938   Click for photo of tombstone Source: WVCPA reading of the cemetery
Durst Sidney R. 1900 1968 [Husband and wife - shared stone] Click for photo of tombstone Source: WVCPA reading of the cemetery
Durst Iva P. 1898 1979
Fletcher Samuel C. 4 July 1881 24 January 1961   Click for photo of tombstone Source: WVCPA reading of the cemetery
Forbis Walter L. 6 February 1939   [Husband and wife - shared stone] Click for photo of tombstone Source: WVCPA reading of the cemetery
Forbis Karen B. 11 November 1942 17 March 1998
Hill Benjamin Franklin 22 January 1921 14 October 1921 [Aged 8M - son of Jasper and Mary Hill]   Source: 'Mason Co., W.Va. Cemetery Inscriptions' - Vol. III, Machir & Burdette
Hill Blaine E. 1884 1961 [Husband and wife - shared stone] Click for photo of tombstone Source: WVCPA reading of the cemetery
Hill Mary E. 1885 1975
Hill  Carmel 6 October 1914 29 October 1914 "Son of Omar & Bertha" Click for photo of tombstone Source: WVCPA reading of the cemetery
Hill Charles W. 1879 1919 "Father" Click for photo of tombstone Source: WVCPA reading of the cemetery
Hill Clyde D. "Denny" 20 December 1919 26 November 1995 [Husband and wife - shared stone]
"In loving memory"
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Hill Hazel S. 8 May 1920 28 October 2001
Hill David E. 31 January 1867 22 August 1943   Click for photo of tombstone Source: WVCPA reading of the cemetery
Hill Donnie A. 1932   "The Three Hills"
[Husband, wife and son - shared stone]

"Our only beloved son"

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Hill Ila Jean 1933  
Hill Donnie Arthur II 11 June 1953 9 December 1972 Click for photo of tombstone
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Hill Elizabeth J. 20 February 1867 24 September 1917 "Age 50 Yrs. 7 Mos. 4 Days"
[Rest of inscription illegible in photo]
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Hill Jasper N. 17 March 1869 13 March 1953   Click for photo of tombstone Source: WVCPA reading of the cemetery
Hill Kathryn   15 May 1939 "In Heaven" Click for photo of tombstone Source: WVCPA reading of the cemetery
Hill Lora Eulah 22 June 1916 14 March 1923 [Aged 6Y 8M 20D - dau of Jasper & Mary J. Hill]   Source: 'Mason Co., W.Va. Cemetery Inscriptions' - Vol. III, Machir & Burdette
Hill Mary Jane 29 September 1884 3 August 1962   Click for photo of tombstone Source: WVCPA reading of the cemetery
Hill Oley Wesley 8 March 1913 13 June 1980   Click for photo of tombstone Source: WVCPA reading of the cemetery
Hill Ray 1902 1982 [Husband and wife - shared stone] Click for photo of tombstone Source: WVCPA reading of the cemetery
Hill Belle L. 1905 1994
Hill Tarrance 29 January 1913 16 April 1968 "WEST VIRGINIA SGT 640 BOMB SQ AAF WORLD WAR II" Click for photo of tombstone Source: WVCPA reading of the cemetery
Hutton Irvin C. 15 January 1859 6 April 1931   Click for photo of tombstone Source: WVCPA reading of the cemetery
Hutton Martha J. Stewart 24 October 1859 23 February 1915 "Wife of Irvin C. Hutton"
[Rest of the inscription illegible in photo]
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Jacobs John H. 26 November 1926 10 March 1995 "Beloved husband of Mildred"
"Father of Kenneth and Michael"
"TEC 4 US ARMY WORLD WAR II"
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Jacobs L.C. 15 August 1877 25 October 1926 [Husband and wife - shared stone]
"At Rest"
"His Wife"
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Jacobs Lizzie 26 December 1880 26 July 1918
Jividen Arnold Ray 6 May 1924 25 December 1976 "S1 US NAVY WORLD WAR II"
[Husband and wife - shared stone]
"Married July 9, 1946"
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Jividen Mildred D. 1926  
Jones Ina J. 28 August 1920 6 September 1994 "Mother"
"In loving memory"
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Keefer Ephraim F. 1882 1967 [Husband and wife - shared stone] Click for photo of tombstone Source: WVCPA reading of the cemetery
Keefer S. Margaret 1884 1966
Keefer Lester 4 September 1917 23 June 2003 [Husband and wife - shared stone] Click for photo of tombstone
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Source: WVCPA reading of the cemetery
Keefer Gladys M. 2 December 1920 22 June 2012
Kimberling Edgar 5 August 1860 20 March 1892 "Meet me in Heaven" Click for photo of tombstone Source: WVCPA reading of the cemetery
King Clara M. 1884 1968 "Asleep with Jesus" Click for photo of tombstone Source: WVCPA reading of the cemetery
King George 1875 1931   Click for photo of tombstone Source: WVCPA reading of the cemetery
King Infant Dau. 12 May 1919 17 May 1919 "Infant dau. of Glen & Leota King" Click for photo of tombstone Source: WVCPA reading of the cemetery
King J.W. 12 May 1881 11 June 1928 [Husband and wife - shared stone]
"How I do miss you"
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King Sarah E. 17 September 1880 2 January 1955
King Jeptha 1877 1943 "Asleep with Jesus" Click for photo of tombstone Source: WVCPA reading of the cemetery
King John  5 April 1886 13 February 1966 "Dad"
[Husband and wife - shared stone]
"Mom"
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King Vessie M. 11 May 1900 29 August 1965
King Lena E. 18 November 1889 1 May 1920 "Wife of Charles King"
[Lena Etta Stewart, dau. of Henry and America Stewart - according to her death certificate, which identifies her only as "Stewart", her birth year was 1888 - rest of inscription illegible in photo]
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King Lydia Washington 1898 1972 "At Rest" Click for photo of tombstone
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King Mamie 1887 1917 "Mother" Click for photo of tombstone Source: WVCPA reading of the cemetery
King Nicholas 1841 1929 "Father"
[Husband and wife - shared stone]
"Mother"
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King Jane 1846 1930
King Samuel B. 1899 1976   Click for photo of tombstone Source: WVCPA reading of the cemetery
King Walter Lee 21 November 1920 16 August 1924 "At Rest"
[Son of Arthur and Almeda King - his death certificate gives his birth year as 1919 and death year 1925, despite what is inscribed in his tombstone]
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King W.V. 16 July 1872 18 November 1957 [Aged 85Y 4M 2D]   Source: 'Mason Co., W.Va. Cemetery Inscriptions' - Vol. III, Machir & Burdette
King Wilma K. 7 June 1921 21 July 1921   Click for photo of tombstone Source: WVCPA reading of the cemetery
King Viola 2 October 1913 2 October 1913 "Dau. of J.W. & Sarah E. King"
"Darling we miss thee"
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Knapp Bobby Lee 1932 1932 "Son of Okey and Gertrude"
"An Angel Sleeps Here"
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Knapp Effie Jacobs 2 July 1889 4 August 1989   Click for photo of tombstone Source: WVCPA reading of the cemetery
Knapp George Mincer 14 August 1885 29 May 1960 "Our Father"
"At Rest"
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Knapp Moses 18 January 1842 25 January 1932 "CO G 4 REGT W VA INF" Click for photo of tombstone
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Knapp Myrtle Florence 12 April 1887 9 November 1934 "Our Mother"
"At Rest"
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Knapp Roger R. 3 September 1944 2 February 1998   Click for photo of tombstone Source: WVCPA reading of the cemetery
Knapp Samantha 29 December 1844 24 September 1916 "She was a kind and...wife... and a friend to all" Click for photo of tombstone
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Knapp Wm. Brycle 1904 1981 "Father"
[Husband and wife - shared stone]
"Mother"
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Knapp Hazel 1908 1980
Knapp W.V. 16 July 1872 18 November 1957 85 Yrs. 4 Mo. 2 Days"
[Husband and wife - shared stone]
[Rest of inscription illegible in photo]
"80 Yrs. 18 Days"
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Knapp Clara A. 7 February 1875 25 February 1955
Little Jesse Morris 24 December 1917 10 October 1960 "WEST VIRGINIA ABU 3 USNR WORLD WAR II PH" Click for photo of tombstone Source: WVCPA reading of the cemetery
Little Myrtle P. 1 May 1918 26 June 1994 "In memory of" Click for photo of tombstone Source: WVCPA reading of the cemetery
Matheny Larry Walter 14 August 1946 1 September 2007 [Son of Julius Atmer and Edna Mae Matheny, husband of Tammy Sue - from his obituary in the Pt. Pleasant Register Sept. 3, 2007]   Source: WVCPA research
McClure Adaline 1 May 1888 1 May 1920 [Second wife of James McClure] Click for photo of tombstone Source: WVCPA reading of the cemetery
McClure Audrey Mae 21 September 1915 15 December 2006 [Wife of Laben - from her obituary in the Pt. Pleasant Register Dec. 18, 2006] Click for photo of tombstone Source: WVCPA reading of the cemetery
McClure Cecil C. 1911 1976 [Husband and wife - shared stone] Click for photo of tombstone Source: WVCPA reading of the cemetery
McClure Laura M. 1910 1981
McClure Christina 24 April 1890 18 October 1969   Click for photo of tombstone Source: WVCPA reading of the cemetery
McClure Darrell Lee 22 May 1934 11 October 1978 "Our beloved son"

"PFC US ARMY"

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McClure Harley A. 27 June 1942 3 December 2006 [Son of John Lloyd and Belva Mae McClure, husband of Bernice - from his obituary in the Pt. Pleasant Register Dec. 6, 2006]   Source: WVCPA research
McClure James Henry 22 September 1876 24 December 1948   Click for photo of tombstone Source: WVCPA reading of the cemetery
McClure James Thomas 5 July 1925 2 August 1928   Click for photo of tombstone Source: WVCPA reading of the cemetery
McClure John L. 1913 2002 "Father"
[Husband and wife - shared stone]
"Mother"
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McClure Belva M. 1917 1981
McClure Laben H. 11 May 1911 7 November 1975   Click for photo of tombstone Source: WVCPA reading of the cemetery
McClure Mattie 1898 1995   Click for photo of tombstone Source: WVCPA reading of the cemetery
McClure Melford L. 19 February 1939 4 May 1961 "Our beloved son" Click for photo of tombstone
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McClure Raymond A. 31 July 1917 7 January 1990   Click for photo of tombstone Source: WVCPA reading of the cemetery
McDade Robert "Bob", Sr. 7 February 1928 13 March 2000 [Husband and wife - shared stone] Click for photo of tombstone Source: WVCPA reading of the cemetery
McDade Viola (McClure) 1 August 1928  
Riffle George W. 1936   [Husband and wife - shared stone]
"Parents of Joan, Randy, and Sharon"
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Riffle Zelma M. 1938  
Riffle Joan Marie 31 October 1959 21 May 1960 "Dau of George & Zelma Riffle"
"Gone to be an angel"
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Rollins C.N.       Click for photo of tombstone Source: WVCPA reading of the cemetery
Rollins Benjamin A. 1882 1947 [Husband and wife - shared stone]
"I will lift up my eyes unto the hills, from whence cometh my help"
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Rollins Nellie Jane 1891 1943
Rollins Earl W. 1897 1975 [Husband and wife - shared stone]
"Married Jan. 23, 1921"
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Rollins Emma Mae 1898 1975
Rollins Jackson M. 10 November 1864 11 February 1922 [Husband and wife - shared stone]
"At Rest"
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Rollins Florena 28 August 1868 21 October 1958
Sayre Freda Alberta 20 January 1923 17 April 1973 [Dau. of  Bill and Gussie Abste, wife of Omen Sayre] Click for photo of tombstone Source: WVCPA reading of the cemetery
Sayre Charles "Ed" 22 October 1948   "Wed October 23, 1970"

"Our children Jimmy, Tammy & Carrie"

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Sayre M. Elizabeth 15 February 1953 20 August 1993
Sayre Pearly F. 1897 1945   Click for photo of tombstone Source: WVCPA reading of the cemetery
Schwarz Alverta C. 7 September 1914 7 September 1914 "Dau of H.R. & L.E. Schwarz"
"Gone so soon"
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Schwarz Herman R. 1869 1940 [Husband and wife - shared stone]
"Gone But Not Forgotten"
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Schwarz Lizzie E. 1878 1935
Scott Charlie Lee 3 May 1927 6 October 1974 "S SGT US AIR FORCE"
[Shared stone]
"In death we are free but now we rest together - I love you"
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Scott Betty Jo 1941  
See George 1858 1935 [Husband and wife - shared stone] Click for photo of tombstone Source: WVCPA reading of the cemetery
See Mary M. 1865 1941
Smith Alex 1861 1944 [Husband and wife - shared stone] Click for photo of tombstone Source: WVCPA reading of the cemetery
Smith Maggie 1886 1957
Smith Bessie 3 August 1899 2 May 1981 "In memory of" Click for photo of tombstone Source: WVCPA reading of the cemetery
Smith Cloyd H. 16 February 1921 14 April 1947 "WEST VIRGINIA TEC. 5 ENGINEERS WORLD WAR II" Click for photo of tombstone
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Smith Densil O. 25 December 1913 17 June 1916 "Son of John & Delia Smith" Click for photo of tombstone Source: WVCPA reading of the cemetery
Smith Ella 20 September 1882 27 January 1913 [Wife of W.A. Smith]   Source: 'Mason Co., W.Va. Cemetery Inscriptions' - Vol. III, Machir & Burdette
Smith George D. 4 March 1888 22 November 1947 "Engineer"
"To know him was to love him"
[Husband and wife - shared stone]
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Smith Annie M. 14 July 1886 9 May 1970
Smith John 18 June 1877 10 April 1945 "In memory of" Click for photo of tombstone Source: WVCPA reading of the cemetery
Smith William A. 29 January 1881 31 December 1964 [Husband and wife - shared stone]
"Asleep in Jesus"
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Smith Cora M. 31 May 1892

11 June 1978

Sockwell Vanessa (Sayre) 27 February 1993 28 February 1993   Click for photo of tombstone Source: WVCPA reading of the cemetery
Stewart Andrew R. 1869 1957 "Father"
[Husband and wife - shared stone]
"Mother"
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Stewart Elizabeth 1877 1918
Stewart Arnette F. 5 September 1920 6 July 1921 "Son of H.R. & B.M. Stewart" Click for photo of tombstone Source: WVCPA reading of the cemetery
Stewart Charles 10 May 1837 7 May 1920 [Son of Wm. and Mary Stewart]
[Husband and wife - shared stone]
[Dau. of Isaac and Rebecca Smith]
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Stewart Pauline Catherine 22 February 1840 1 January 1923
Stewart Charles V. 25 August 1911 23 April 1923 "Son of M.F. & Cora Stewart" Click for photo of tombstone Source: WVCPA reading of the cemetery
Stewart Christena 1865 1939 "Wife of J.W. Stewart" Click for photo of tombstone Source: WVCPA reading of the cemetery
Stewart Everett R. 27 August 1904   [Husband and wife - shared stone] Click for photo of tombstone Source: WVCPA reading of the cemetery
Stewart Mary Elizabeth 28 June 1904 22 October 1973
Stewart Henry T. 9 November 1857 25 June 1931 [Husband and wife - shared stone]
"His wife"
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Stewart America 24 November 1857 28 September 1937
Stewart Howard R.  1893 1978 "SGT MEDICAL CORPS W.VA."
[Husband and wife - shared stone]
"Faithful to the troubled"
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Stewart Bertha M. 1891 1968
Stewart J.W. 1861 1944   Click for photo of tombstone Source: WVCPA reading of the cemetery
Stewart Leo D. 1909 1960 [Husband and wife - shared stone]
[From her obituary from Raynes Funeral Home, Buffalo, WV]
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Stewart Minnie M. 1912 15 December 2009
Stewart Lonnie F. 12 November 1901 24 February 1921 "Son of J.W. & Christina Stewart"
"Gone but not forgotten"
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Stewart Lutisha 14 January 1854 22 May 1926 "Rest mother, rest in quiet sleep, while friends in sorrow o'er thee weep" Click for photo of tombstone
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Stewart Millard F. 1873 1954 [Husband and wife - shared stone] Click for photo of tombstone Source: WVCPA reading of the cemetery
Stewart Cora 1882 April 1970
Stewart Roy A. 22 January 1910 26 April 1991 [Brothers - shared stone] Click for photo of tombstone Source: WVCPA reading of the cemetery
Stewart Hollie G. 12 October 1914 1 July 2002
Stewart Spencer A. 1891 1942   Click for photo of tombstone Source: WVCPA reading of the cemetery
Stewart Wilbert H. 1903 1968   Click for photo of tombstone Source: WVCPA reading of the cemetery
Stone Christena Mae 1950 1967 [Dau. of Darrell C. and Ruth Stone] Click for photo of tombstone Source: WVCPA reading of the cemetery
Stone Herman 1918 2003 [Husband and wife - shared stone]
"Precious Memories"
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Stone Ruth 1917 2001
Stone Mary Jean 1956 1956 [Dau. of Darrell C. and Ruth Stone] Click for photo of tombstone Source: WVCPA reading of the cemetery
Stone Robert E. 21 July 1954 20 November 1954 "Our Darling Son" Click for photo of tombstone Source: WVCPA reading of the cemetery
Stone Ruth A. 1922 1980 [Ruth A. McClure Stone, wife of Darrell C. Stone and dau. of Adam L. and Tena (Cain) McClure]
"Mother"
Click for photo of tombstone Source: WVCPA reading of the cemetery
Stone Samuel Larry 9 April 1940 1 November 1940 "Son of Herman & Ruth Stone" Click for photo of tombstone Source: WVCPA reading of the cemetery
Stone Sandra Sue 10 November 1940 15 November 1940 [Dau. of Herman & Ruth Stone]   Source: 'Mason Co., W.Va. Cemetery Inscriptions' - Vol. III, Machir & Burdette
Twohig Joseph Richard 4 November 1935 31 December 2000 "PVT US MARINE CORPS KOREA"
[Husband and wife - shared stone]
"Not my will but Thine be done"
Click for photo of tombstone
Click for photo of tombstone
Source: WVCPA reading of the cemetery
Twohig Margarette 20 April 1942 14 March 2000
Upton Leonard 1912 1997 [Husband and wife - shared stone] Click for photo of tombstone Source: WVCPA reading of the cemetery
Upton Bertha L. 1916 1999
Whittington Herbert M., III 15 November 1970   "He Gave Thee, He Took Thee, He Will Restore Thee" Click for photo of tombstone Source: WVCPA reading of the cemetery
Stones Not Positively Identified:
Image247   _0 September ___ __ September ___ [Alongside Lester Keefer's grave - difficult to read inscription] Click for photo of tombstone Source: WVCPA reading of the cemetery

 

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Pile of tombstones at the back of the old section - separated from their graves


Smith Chapel church, Union Dist., Mason Co., WV

Smith Church Cemetery - Old section - February 2007

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Dates or names 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.

Excerpt from "Mason County, W.Va. Cemetery Inscriptions", Vol. III:

"This church and the very old but well kept cemetery were named for the Samuel Smith Family who settled here at an early date and whose descendants are numerous in this area.
In 1818 a Methodist minister, Francis Wilson preached the first sermon in Union District. Later in 1823 he organized the first church society at the home of Moses Knapp. Among the members were Samuel Smith, Moses Knapp, Jane Smith, Reuben Harrison, Jacob Newell, William Knapp, Isaac E. Smith, John Harrison, Andrew Waugh, Rachel Smith, William Hanson, and John Knapp.
In 1840 some of these people and a few others formed the Smith Methodist Church. The members at the time of its formation were Jacob Newell, John Newell, Preston Newell, Fannie Newell, Isaac Smith, Rachel Smith, William Knapp Sr., William Knapp Jr., Jane McDermitt, Strauther Smith, Samuel L. Smith, Gideon Smith, Elizabeth Smith, Burwell Smith, Charles Baker, Sarah Baker, and Abraham Baker. Rev. A.L. Lyda was the minister.
Here on this high point overlooking the valley of Thirteen Mile Creek they built a log church, which stood just inside the fence in the old part of the cemetery. This log structure served as their meeting house until about the year 1900 when it was razed and the present church was built. Samuel Stewart, a grandson of Wm. and Mary P. Stewart, a carpenter, constructed the building."

WVCPA last visited this cemetery in February 2007 to gather photo retakes, and were surprised to see that someone had cleaned the majority of the oldest stones - and by the appearances of many of them, the cleaning solution was too caustic for the fragile surfaces. We fear that many of them are irreparably prematurely aged because of this, and the inscriptions, let alone the stones, may not survive as many years as they otherwise might have. While the efforts were surely well-meant, and the damage already done, the result was that many previously illegible inscriptions are now quite legible. Hence, several of our initial reading entries (and those that were recorded in the Mason County, W.Va. Cemetery Inscriptions books referenced on this page) have been updated. Check your records to see that your data matches. To date, these changes apply only to those entries above that are marked with a red camera icon. This "cleaning incident" serves as yet another reminder to all of us to be sure that such restoration efforts are left to the certified professionals, and to not trust the word of salespeople, self-proclaimed specialists, or labels on bottles or cans of cleaning agents. Tombstones are valuable historical artifacts, and need to be cared for tenderly and with great care.

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