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Cemetery Name:

Stephens

Stephens Cemetery, Mason Co., West Virginia  Stephens Cemetery, Mason Co., West Virginia
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County: Mason
USGS Quad: Elmwood     Map
Coordinates: near 38.7384N  -81.8558W
Maintained by: unknown
Land owner: unknown
Date added to WVCPA register: August 2007
Condition of cemetery**: Poor (August 2007)
Accessibility: Not easily accessible - from directions conveyed by WVCPA volunteers Karl & Alice Click: "On the Withrow farm:  Go between the barns on the right  then be prepared to turn left on a path used by the gas company." The cemetery is back up on the hillside beyond the meadow field. The Withrow farm is located a short distance down the road that follows Thirteenmile Creek from Deerlick in Union District - it is a fairly large farm, located on the left side of the road as you drive upstream from Deerlick.

** 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: Plot Ref:

Photo:

Source:

Bennett Infant     [Infant child of Wade and Tad Bennett] 18   Source: WVCPA volunteer research and Mason County, W.Va. Cemetery Inscriptions, Vol. III - J. Burdette
Cain Hannah Siders 22 May 1898 18 February 1935 [Dau. of Aaron and Eliza Siders, wife of Harvey Cain - exact dates from her death record] 27   Source: WVCPA volunteer research and Mason County, W.Va. Cemetery Inscriptions, Vol. III - J. Burdette
Cain Infant     [Infant child of Harvey and Hannah Siders Cain] 28   Source: WVCPA volunteer research and Mason County, W.Va. Cemetery Inscriptions, Vol. III - J. Burdette
Cain Infant     [Infant child of Harvey and Hannah Siders Cain] 29   Source: WVCPA volunteer research and Mason County, W.Va. Cemetery Inscriptions, Vol. III - J. Burdette
Cain Bernetta Anna 11 April 1936 11 April 1936 [Infant daughter of Hoyt and America Casto Cain - from her death record and family researchers] 30

31

32

  Source: WVCPA research
Cain Christena Fay 8 March 1932 8 March 1932 [8 hrs old - Infant daughter of Hoyt and America Casto Cain - from her death record]   Source: WVCPA volunteer research and Mason County, W.Va. Cemetery Inscriptions, Vol. III - J. Burdette
Cain Everett Boyd 27 February 1931 28 February 1931 [1 day old - Infant son of Hoyt and America Casto Cain - from his death record - no cemetery specified, but this is probable place of burial]   Source: WVCPA volunteer research and Mason County, W.Va. Cemetery Inscriptions, Vol. III - J. Burdette
Cain Lula Janett 16 December 1934 31 December 1934 [Infant daughter of Hoyt and America Casto Cain - from her death record]   Source: WVCPA volunteer research and Mason County, W.Va. Cemetery Inscriptions, Vol. III - J. Burdette
Hunt Emaline Zearley 1846 1899   11   Source: WVCPA volunteer research and Mason County, W.Va. Cemetery Inscriptions, Vol. III - J. Burdette
Pickens Deborah Cain   21 January 1921 [Wife of Homer Pickens - some sources list her death date as Jan. 25, 1921] 22   Source: WVCPA volunteer research and Mason County, W.Va. Cemetery Inscriptions, Vol. III - J. Burdette
Pickens Dencil 9 June 1912 25 November 1936 [Son of Homer and Deborah "Debby" Pickens] 20   Source: WVCPA volunteer research and Mason County, W.Va. Cemetery Inscriptions, Vol. III - J. Burdette
Pickens Homer A. 22 April 1883 3 May 1955 [Son of Philip and Eliza Adeline Pickens] 21   Source: WVCPA volunteer research and Mason County, W.Va. Cemetery Inscriptions, Vol. III - J. Burdette
Pickens Infant   1921 [Infant child of Homer and Debby Pickens] 23   Source: WVCPA volunteer research and Mason County, W.Va. Cemetery Inscriptions, Vol. III - J. Burdette
Pickens Infant     [Infant child of Ervin and Ida Jividen Pickens] 24   Source: WVCPA volunteer research and Mason County, W.Va. Cemetery Inscriptions, Vol. III - J. Burdette
Pickens Philip H. 16 July 1855 10 May 1890 "Aged 34 Ys. 9 Ms. & 24 Ds."
[Son of Spencer and Margaret Pickens - unlike the marker, his death record states 34ys, 8ms, 24ds]
[Husband and wife]

[Daughter of A.J. and Manerva Stephens, after Philip's death, became the wife of Laban Cain - dates from her death record]
"At rest"

25

26

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Click here to view photo of tombstone
Source: WVCPA volunteer research
Pickens Eliza Adeline Stephens 7 December 1857 2 December 1929
Rollins Ola Hill   1918 (1919?)   19   Source: WVCPA volunteer research and Mason County, W.Va. Cemetery Inscriptions, Vol. III - J. Burdette
Smith [Children]     [Children or infants of Ike and Prissy Smith] 16
17
  Source: local family historian
Smith Infant     [Infant child of James and Jane Z. Smith]     Source: WVCPA volunteer research and Mason County, W.Va. Cemetery Inscriptions, Vol. III - J. Burdette
Smith Infant     [Infant child of James and Jane Z. Smith]     Source: WVCPA volunteer research and Mason County, W.Va. Cemetery Inscriptions, Vol. III - J. Burdette
Smith James T.     "Children Abel and Inez, Grandchildren Alva and Nina" 15 Click here to view photo of tombstone
Click here to view photo of tombstone
Source: WVCPA volunteer research
Smith Minerva Zearley 1831 1870 [Wife of Scott Smith] 4   Source: WVCPA volunteer research and Mason County, W.Va. Cemetery Inscriptions, Vol. III - J. Burdette
Stephens Albert Andrew   16 December 1870 "Aged 4 Ys. 10 Ms. 15 Ds."
[Son of Andrew and Manerva]
1 Click here to view photo of tombstone
Click here to view photo of tombstone
Source: WVCPA volunteer research and Mason County, W.Va. Cemetery Inscriptions, Vol. III - J. Burdette
Stephens Andrew Jackson   9 July 1906 [At one time owned the farm on which this cemetery is located - he and his wife Manerva ran a store close to their farm, near which was also located the Stephens Post Office] 
"Aged 
[Husband and wife - shared stone]
"Aged 73 Ys. 4 Ms. 24 Ds."
"Our loved one rests in slumber deep, in silent and eternal sleep"
7

8

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Click here to view photo of tombstone
Click here to view photo of tombstone
Source: WVCPA volunteer research
Stephens Manerva Minor 4 July 1831 29 November 1904
Stewart Alexander 15 August 1865 1 July 1935 [Son of Charles and Catharine (Smith) Stewart - from his death record]
[Husband and wife - shared stone]
10

9

Click here to view photo of tombstone Source: WVCPA volunteer research
Stewart Mary Caroline Stephens 1870 1935
Zearley Infant   1890 [Infant child of Ad & Elizabeth "Lizzie" Zearley] 14   Source: WVCPA volunteer research and Mason County, W.Va. Cemetery Inscriptions, Vol. III - J. Burdette
Zearley Jacob 1821 1881 [Husband and wife - shared stone] 3
2
Click here to view photo of tombstone Source: WVCPA volunteer research
Zearley Carolina Minor 1829 1904
Zearley Jacob Minor 1 November 1870 12 July 1871   6   Source: WVCPA volunteer research and Mason County, W.Va. Cemetery Inscriptions, Vol. III - J. Burdette
Zearley John 1865 1900   12   Source: WVCPA volunteer research and Mason County, W.Va. Cemetery Inscriptions, Vol. III - J. Burdette
Zearley Permelia Carolina 21 July 1855 14 February 1871   5   Source: WVCPA volunteer research and Mason County, W.Va. Cemetery Inscriptions, Vol. III - J. Burdette
Zearley Tina 1867 1894   13   Source: WVCPA volunteer research and Mason County, W.Va. Cemetery Inscriptions, Vol. III - J. Burdette
Unidentified Graves (likely belonging to people listed above without photos)
Image01       [Grave marked with a fieldstone]   Click here to view photo of tombstone Source: WVCPA volunteer research
Image02       [Grave marked with a fieldstone]   Click here to view photo of tombstone Source: WVCPA volunteer research
Image15       [Grave marked with a fieldstone]   Click here to view photo of tombstone Source: WVCPA volunteer research
Image16       [Unidentified grave - inscription long worn away]   Click here to view photo of tombstone Source: WVCPA volunteer research

 

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.

This cemetery was recently (August 2007) explored by WVCPA volunteers and photographed at that time. There is also an early plot map (click here to view a copy), and burial locations matching the numbers on the map are listed for each entry above.

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