West Virginia Cemetery Preservation Association

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Cemetery Name:

Thomas Fowler 

Thomas Fowler Cemetery, Mason Co., West Virginia  Thomas Fowler Cemetery, Mason Co., West Virginia
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County: Mason
USGS Quad: Cheshire    Map
Coordinates: 38.9460N  -82.0808W
Maintained by: Unknown
Land owner: Unknown
Date added to WVCPA register: March 2009
Condition of cemetery**: Poor (February 2009)
Accessibility:
From Point Pleasant, West Virginia, follow Rt. 62N to CR 1-1, Potters Creek Road.  Travel Potters Creek Road for approximately 3/4 mile to the first barricaded road on the left side of the road.  This is near the area of the "Storage Bunkers".  Park near Potters Creek Road at the first barricade on the left.  Follow the old road to the end (North, approximately 1200 yards).  The road will start a gradual turn to the right (East).
At this point veer slightly NW for approximately 100 yards until a deep ravine and small creek are found. Once across the creek, travel 3/4 of the distance up the mountain. The cemetery is slightly to the right (East), approximately 400'. An alternate, easier route is to cross the field behind the Kirkland Memorial Gardens, going to the old bridge abutment then on up the hill. When the leaves are off the trees, you can use the Mason County School barn as a point of reference - the back of it is easily visible from the cemetery.
** 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:
Dicken Sharon 15 August 1816 28 October 1888 "Aged 72ys 2mo 13ds"
[footstone "S.D."]
[Husband and wife - shared stone]
"Wife of Sharon Dicken"
"Aged 74ys 2mo 17ds"
Click here for a photo of the tombstone or marker
Click here for a photo of the tombstone or marker
Click here for a photo of the tombstone or marker
Source: WVCPA volunteer reading of the cemetery
Dicken Lydia 22 January 1812 8 April 1886
Fowler Charles 1837 1 October 1838 [Son of Thomas and Polly Fowler - aged 10 months - in photo with Charles' marker is another Fowler marker, identity unknown] Click here for a photo of the tombstone or marker
Click here for a photo of the tombstone or marker
Source: Mason County, W.Va. Cemetery Inscriptions - Machir and Burdette
Fowler Daniel  C. 3 February 1849 31 July 1852 [Son of Thomas and Polly Fowler - aged 3yrs 5mos 28ds] Click here for a photo of the tombstone or marker Source: Mason County, W.Va. Cemetery Inscriptions - Machir and Burdette
Fowler Elizabeth 19 October 1831 17 December 1916 [Dau. of Thomas and Polly Fowler]   Source: Mason County, W.Va. Cemetery Inscriptions - Machir and Burdette
Fowler Lula May 9 May 1902 14 June 1904 [Dau. of Thomas and Oevia Fowler, twin of Telle]   Source: Mason County, W.Va. Cemetery Inscriptions - Machir and Burdette
Fowler Mary F. 28 October 1860 17 July 1862 "Dau. of Wm. & E.C. Fowler"
"Aged 1yr 8ms 19ds"
Click here for a photo of the tombstone or marker Source: WVCPA volunteer reading of the cemetery
Fowler T.G. 13 March 1883 11 September 1884 [Son of Tom and Angeline Chaffin Fowler - aged 1yr 5mos 29ds]   Source: Mason County, W.Va. Cemetery Inscriptions - Machir and Burdette
Fowler T.N. 3 July 1810 31 July 1852 [Aged 42yrs 28ds]   Source: Mason County, W.Va. Cemetery Inscriptions - Machir and Burdette
Fowler Telle (Frank Belle)   13 June 1904 [Son of Thomas and Oevia Fowler, twin of Lula May - aged 2yr 4mos?]   Source: Mason County, W.Va. Cemetery Inscriptions - Machir and Burdette
Fowler Thomas 21 September 1833 27 September 1838 [Son of Thomas and Polly Fowler - aged 5yrs 6ds]   Source: Mason County, W.Va. Cemetery Inscriptions - Machir and Burdette
Fowler Thomas 15 August 1810 11 March 1884 "Native of Staffordshire, Eng."
[Husband and wife - shared stone]
"Wife of T. Fowler"
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Click here for a photo of the tombstone or marker
Click here for a photo of the tombstone or marker
Source: WVCPA volunteer reading of the cemetery
Fowler Polly 14 September 1810 1892
Fowler Thomas R. October 1884 24 March 1912 [Son of Thomas and Polly Fowler]   Source: Mason County, W.Va. Cemetery Inscriptions - Machir and Burdette
Johnson       [Two large rocks mark Johnson graves in a fenced plot, per 1961 reading - remnants of the fence remain in photo taken in 2009]

"SERGT. Co. C 13 W.VA. INF."

[Wife of David Johnson]

Click here for a photo of the tombstone or marker Source: Mason County, W.Va. Cemetery Inscriptions - Machir and Burdette
Johnson David B.     Click here for a photo of the tombstone or marker Source: WVCPA volunteer reading of the cemetery
Johnson Lydia Mulford       Source: Mason County, W.Va. Cemetery Inscriptions - Machir and Burdette
Unidentified graves
     

[Per 1961 reading, possibly 8 unmarked graves]

  Source: Mason County, W.Va. Cemetery Inscriptions - Machir and Burdette
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Click here for a photo of the tombstone or marker Source: WVCPA volunteer reading of the cemetery
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Click here for a photo of the tombstone or marker Source: WVCPA volunteer reading of the cemetery
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Click here for a photo of the tombstone or marker Source: WVCPA volunteer reading of the cemetery
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Click here for a photo of the tombstone or marker Source: WVCPA volunteer reading of the cemetery
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Click here for a photo of the tombstone or marker Source: WVCPA volunteer reading of the cemetery
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Click here for a photo of the tombstone or marker Source: WVCPA volunteer reading of the cemetery
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[Looks like it might be a base for a headstone]

Click here for a photo of the tombstone or marker Source: WVCPA volunteer reading of the cemetery
Image 16    

[Stone found leaning against a small tree, appeared to have been engraved.  Only visible markings were indentations and vertical and horizontal lines.]

Click here for a photo of the tombstone or marker Source: WVCPA volunteer reading of the cemetery

 

Comments: 

     Thomas Fowler Cemetery, Mason Co., West Virginia
The photo above was taken near the cemetery, looking down the hill from the cemetery.

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.

WVCPA volunteers, Charlotte and Steve Iman, reported in February 2009 that; "The Fowler Cemetery is an abandoned cemetery in the McClintic Wildlife Management Area, Robinson District, Mason County, West Virginia. It is impossible to determine the exact number of graves present.

14 were obvious.  Four (2 double) monuments were legible, containing personal information of six  of those buried there.  Two contained partial information, we were able to read Fowler on both, one also had the name Charles.  The remaining were either fieldstones (2) , or slabs with no visible engraving (4).  One small slab contained the initials D. C. F..  One appeared to have been inscribed, but only indentations and some Thomas Fowler Cemetery, Mason Co., West Virginiastraight lines remain."

Photo to the right is of the view from hill near Fowler Cemetery, looking West toward Lakin Facility. Visible between trees.

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