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Cemetery Name:

William T. "Bub" Wray  (a.k.a. McCallister-Needham)

 
County: Mason
USGS Quad: Glenwood ??
Coordinates: near 38.6205N  -82.1277W ??
Maintained by: unknown
Land owner: unknown
Date added to WVCPA register: August 2007
Condition of cemetery**: Unknown (August 2007)
Accessibility: The cemetery is located, according to family researcher Sherry Wray; "just off Jerry's Run between Casey Land and Seven Mile Ridge (left/east side of the road).  It is on the property near Charles Judson Wray, just off the road, but you would have to have help in finding it.  Mr. McCarty has a log house built on this property. The cemetery is actually closer to the road than the log house, in it's front yard but on a hill.  There is thought to be other Wray's buried there also, however there are no other Wray tombstones. One other tombstone remains, with the name Needham visible.  Originally part of Creed T. Wray land. Wm. T. Wray is the grandson of Creed T. Wray.  His father was William Wray also."  

** 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:

Needham James     [CO. C 195 INF.]   Source: Mason County, W.Va. Cemetery Inscriptions - Machir & Burdette
Needham Martha   1888 [Wife of J.M. - aged 27y 25d]   Source: Mason County, W.Va. Cemetery Inscriptions - Machir & Burdette
Wray Wm. T. 15 June 1847 18 July 1912 "CO. L 7 W.VA. CAV" Click here to view photo of the tombstone Source: WVCPA contributor and Wray family descendant, Sherry Wray
Reported to be buried here, though graves are unmarked:
Barnett Mary Francis 1839 1922 [Dau. of John and Margaret Harmon Irwin]   Source: Mason County, W.Va. Cemetery Inscriptions - Machir & Burdette
Carter Levina Buckle         Source: Mason County, W.Va. Cemetery Inscriptions - Machir & Burdette
Casey Bill     [uncertain]   Source: Mason County, W.Va. Cemetery Inscriptions - Machir & Burdette
Casey Revina M.   1941 [77 years of age - recorded as being buried in the Buckle Cemetery]   Source: Mason County, W.Va. Cemetery Inscriptions - Machir & Burdette
Dunn Electa Ward   about 1903     Source: Mason County, W.Va. Cemetery Inscriptions - Machir & Burdette
Fletcher [elderly lady]         Source: Mason County, W.Va. Cemetery Inscriptions - Machir & Burdette
Floray [about 6 burials]         Source: Mason County, W.Va. Cemetery Inscriptions - Machir & Burdette
Floray Nancy   24 November 1900 [44 years of age, dau. of J.M. & B.J.]   Source: Mason County, W.Va. Cemetery Inscriptions - Machir & Burdette
Fooce [unknown]   bet. 1900-1910     Source: Mason County, W.Va. Cemetery Inscriptions - Machir & Burdette
Hersman [Stillborn infant] 23 December 1923 23 December 1923 [Infant of Russell and Clara Flora - possibly buried in the Shank-Buckle Cemetery]   Source: Mason County, W.Va. Cemetery Inscriptions - Machir & Burdette
Hughes Leander M 10 May 1844 29 March 1923 [Christopher and Rebecca Hughes]   Source: Mason County, W.Va. Cemetery Inscriptions - Machir & Burdette
Hughes Lizzie     [dispute]   Source: Mason County, W.Va. Cemetery Inscriptions - Machir & Burdette
Locke [Daughter]     [Daughter of Micha and Artie?]   Source: Mason County, W.Va. Cemetery Inscriptions - Machir & Burdette
Locke Micha   17 June 1898 [28 years of age - daughter of James and Virginia Campbell Young]   Source: Mason County, W.Va. Cemetery Inscriptions - Machir & Burdette
Long Andrew Jackson   1930 [About 93 years of age]   Source: Mason County, W.Va. Cemetery Inscriptions - Machir & Burdette
Maddy Ellen     [dispute]   Source: Mason County, W.Va. Cemetery Inscriptions - Machir & Burdette
Kick (Kirk?) Susan Leach 27 March 1850 12 February 1941     Source: Mason County, W.Va. Cemetery Inscriptions - Machir & Burdette
Withers Mary         Source: Mason County, W.Va. Cemetery Inscriptions - Machir & Burdette
Wray [Infant]   1923 [Child of Robert and Polly Love Wray]   Source: Mason County, W.Va. Cemetery Inscriptions - Machir & Burdette
Wray Albert F.   April 1885 [Son of J.M. - recorded as being buried in the McCallister Cemetery]   Source: Mason County, W.Va. Cemetery Inscriptions - Machir & Burdette
Young [3 babies]     [Children of Russell Young]   Source: Mason County, W.Va. Cemetery Inscriptions - Machir & Burdette
Young Frank   about 1896 [8 years of age]   Source: Mason County, W.Va. Cemetery Inscriptions - Machir & Burdette
Young Mary L. 21 June 1840 3 September 1884 [Aged 44yrs 4m 12d]   Source: Mason County, W.Va. Cemetery Inscriptions - Machir & Burdette

 

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.

Sherry writes:

"Wm. "Bub" Wray Cemetery could be easy access even with a cane. You pull in near the log cabin house and the land goes up a slight incline to the cemetery. It is within 25 feet of the road but because it's on a hill you can't see it from the road level."

Our thanks to Sherry for sharing this treasured photo with us, and allowing us to post it on this page for posterity!

Notes on the entries from "Mason Co., W.VA. Cemetery Inscriptions":
The burials marked "dispute" involved in a story heard in the mid-1960s "that when State Road made a slight change on the road to cut out small curve, some caskets fell into road and were reburied".  Also noted is the name variance for this cemetery: "It is possible that this cemetery is also known as [the "Bub" Wray Cemetery], as it had no monuments, so the story goes.  Said to have been in the bend of a road before Barton Chapel.  This could be probable location as well as very near the Cartt cemetery."

 

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