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Cemetery Name:

Wallace

 
Wallace Cemetery, Mason Co., WV

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County: Mason
USGS Quad: Arlee    Map
Coordinates: 38.6722N  -82.0244W
Maintained by: not maintained
Land owner: unknown
Date added to WVCPA register: October 2009
Condition of cemetery**: Abandoned (October 2009)
Accessibility: The cemetery is located on a knoll on the hill directly behind Siloam Baptist Church on Black Oak Road. It is fairly easy to find, just a bit tough to get to. When visiting, you can park at the church or near the gate to the field, being careful not to block access to the gate. See comments section below for additional notes regarding accessibility.
Directions to Siloam Church: From Rt 35 south of Point Pleasant, turn onto Black Oak Road.  The cemetery is 4.4 miles out this gravel road. Be careful to keep to the right on the Black Oak Road when the road forks, with the left fork crossing a fairly new concrete bridge that goes out Dunlavy Ridge [coincidentally, a nice way to drive out if you're looking for variety - it will take you to the Plantation Road near Mt. Union Church. Check your local maps for further information].

** 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 Cecil  

10 June 1894

"Son of J.A. & E.C. Adams"
"Aged 2 mos, 10 days"
  Source: WVCPA contributor and family researcher
Adams Emma C.  

11 June 1894

"Wife of J.A. Adams"
"Age 24 Yrs, 4mo, 6da"
Click for photo of tombstone
Click for photo of tombstone
Source: WVCPA contributor and family researcher
Adams Sylvester  

29 February 1893

"Son of J.A. & E.C. Adams"
"Aged 2 Mos. 8 Ds."
  Source: WVCPA contributor and family researcher
George Mary Wallace

November 18__

1 June 1907

"Come Ye Blessed"
"Wife of David George"
"Gone to a better land"
Click for photo of tombstone
Click for photo of tombstone
Click for photo of tombstone
Source: WVCPA volunteer reading of the cemetery
Source: WVCPA contributor and family researcher
Jordan Andrew  

15 November 1872

"Aged 85 years"   Source: WVCPA contributor and family researcher
Jordan Andrew Lafayette         Source: WVCPA contributor and family researcher
Jordan Mary Chapman     [Wife of Andrew Lafayette Jordan]   Source: WVCPA contributor and family researcher
Wallace       [Base of a Wallace grave or graves, but the top portion fallen over long ago and covered by soil and overgrown by brush - not sure whose grave this marks] Click for photo of tombstone Source: WVCPA volunteer reading of the cemetery
Wallace Charles C.

1855

1930

[Husband and wives - shared stone]

["Katherine" Alford]

[nee: McGuire]
Click for photo of tombstone Source: WVCPA volunteer reading of the cemetery
Source: WVCPA contributor and family researcher
Wallace Mary K.

1854

1883

Wallace Elizabeth

1842

1930

Wallace

Elizabeth

28 November 1822

15 August 1893

"Wife of T.C. Wallace"
"Aged 70Y. 8M. 17D."
["Betty" Jordan]
  Source: WVCPA contributor and family researcher
Wallace John M.

13 August 1843

23 March 1890

  Click for photo of tombstone
Click for photo of tombstone
Source: WVCPA volunteer reading of the cemetery
Wallace Rogetha B.  

4 February 1884

"Aged 18y. 6m. & 16d."   Source: WVCPA contributor and family researcher
Wallace

Thomas C.

 

28 February 1875

"Aged 69Y, 6M, 12D."   Source: WVCPA contributor and family researcher
Graves or markers that are unidentified:
        [Two similar stones by one another, a clue that they're probably for related individuals - totally illegible now. These are located more towards the center south side of the cemetery] Click for photo of tombstone Source: WVCPA volunteer reading of the cemetery
        [Three graves side by side - head and foot stones, but not at all legible] Click for photo of tombstone Source: WVCPA volunteer reading of the cemetery
        [No markings - could be either a head stone or a foot stone... impossible to tell. Located more to the southwest corner of the cemetery] Click for photo of tombstone Source: WVCPA volunteer reading of the cemetery
        [No markings - appears to be a head stone rather than a foot stone... impossible to tell for sure. Also located more to the southwest corner of the cemetery] Click for photo of tombstone Source: WVCPA volunteer reading of the cemetery
  M.     [This doesn't appear to be a footstone, as it has a base (moss-overgrown above the stone in photo) and is larger than the typical foot stone] Click for photo of tombstone Source: WVCPA volunteer reading of the cemetery
Graves on hillside behind Siloam, on path up to Wallace Cemetery:
Rhodes     13 March 185_ [This is the last remaining halfways legible tombstone of what appears to be 4 or 5 graves on a small knoll a short way up the hill directly behind Siloam Baptist Church. The others are marked with field stones and are nearly unidentifiable from damage inflicted from livestock running in the field where these are located] Click for photo of tombstone
Click for photo of tombstone
Source: WVCPA volunteer reading of the cemetery

 

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

Note on access to this cemetery: The field behind the church that is described below belongs to the family living in the white house (per Oct. 2009) just east of the church - please contact them prior to entering the field. There IS livestock actively kept in this field, and they can advise you of that status. ATVs or 4-wheel drive vehicles with narrow axel width could make the climb up the hill in dry weather, but only as far as the top of the hill - there is still the need to get past the barbed wire fence and walk through rough underbrush and fallen trees to get to the cemetery out on the knoll of the hill. It is NOT a climb recommended for those with health issues or difficulty crawling under fences or clambering over logs and up rocky or muddy slopes. Conditions on the hilltop are prime for snakes, so wear sturdy boots and long legged jeans or overalls and keep your eyes open.

WVCPA thanks contributor, Joann Burnside Townsend, for providing the information on this cemetery, and for bringing it to our attention in the first place. WVCPA staff visited the cemetery in mid-October 2009 and the photos on this page are from that visit.

Wallace Cemetery, Mason Co., WV << Gate to field behind Siloam Baptist Church - the path up to the Wallace Cemetery winds through the field behind the gate. From this angle, the cemetery is located to the far left edge of the photo on the crest of the hill

Looking back to the gate (by the Jeep) >>
and Siloam Baptist Church, about a third of the way up the hill to the cemetery

Wallace Cemetery, Mason Co., WV

 

The view from about half way to the cemetery from the road - from here, it's a short climb to the fence line that crosses over the ridge. To get to the cemetery, you have to find a large enough opening under or between the barbed wire to get to the neighbor's wooded field where the cemetery is located >>

Wallace Cemetery, Mason Co., WV

Wallace Cemetery, Mason Co., WV  

<< View from the cemetery knoll through the trees, south over Black Oak road - Siloam Church to the left out of photo

Looking up across the cemetery from the southwest side >>

Wallace Cemetery, Mason Co., WV

Wallace Cemetery, Mason Co., WV  

<< Looking east, up along the crest of the hill over the cemetery

Looking southwest over the Adams and Wallace graves from the highest part of the cemetery >>

Wallace Cemetery, Mason Co., WV

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