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Cemetery Name:

Old Rehoboth

 

Old Rehoboth Cemetery, Monroe Co., WV  Old Rehoboth Cemetery, Monroe Co., WV

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County: Monroe
USGS Quad: Union
Coordinates: 37.5901N  80.5057W
Maintained by: Rehoboth Museum staff
Land owner: Unknown
Date added to WVCPA register: September 2005
Condition of cemetery**: Excellent (September 2005)
Accessibility: This cemetery is located on the grounds surrounding the historic Old Rehoboth Church, located 2 miles east of Union on WV 3.  There is a paved parking lot, picnic area, and museum onsite (check link in Comments section at bottom of page to find out current hours of operation).  Even if the museum is not open, the cemetery is open during daylight hours.  The lawn is fairly gradual in slope, but there are many roots and hollows in the grass from the surrounding black walnut trees, so do watch your step. 
** 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:
Archey C.S.   13 March 1901 "Age 88" Click for photo of tombstone Source: WVCPA reading of the cemetery
Bostick Alexander 1824 1864 "In Memory of..."
"PVT CO A VA INF CONFEDERATE STATES ARMY"
Click for photo of tombstone Source: WVCPA reading of the cemetery
Bostick Andrew E. 12 October 1829 23 November 1904 "PVT CO D27 VA INF CONFEDERATE STATES ARMY" Click for photo of tombstone Source: WVCPA reading of the cemetery
Bostic Rebecca A. 13 October 1836 27 November 1900 "Wife of A.E. Bostic"
[Rest of inscription buried - illegible]
Click for photo of tombstone Source: WVCPA reading of the cemetery
Bostick Rosa Ann   19 June 1808 "Dau. of A.M. & J.A. Bostick" Click for photo of tombstone Source: WVCPA reading of the cemetery
Burdette Andrew H. 1844 1874   Click for photo of tombstone Source: WVCPA reading of the cemetery
Burdette C.L. 1848 1930 [Shared stone] Click for photo of tombstone Source: WVCPA reading of the cemetery
Burdette Sarah A. 1861 1947
Burdette James 1809 1872   Click for photo of tombstone Source: WVCPA reading of the cemetery
Burdette Margaret Ann 1850 1863   Click for photo of tombstone Source: WVCPA reading of the cemetery
Burdette Samuel M. 1846 1880   Click for photo of tombstone Source: WVCPA reading of the cemetery
Burdette William J. 2 April 1853 26 March 1914 [Rest of inscription illegible in photo] Click for photo of tombstone Source: WVCPA reading of the cemetery
Carlisle Margaret E. 28 December 1822 3 May 1867 "Aged 44 years 4 mos & 5 days" Click for photo of tombstone Source: WVCPA reading of the cemetery
Carter Minnie May 31 July 1878 4 August 1878 "Gone to be an angel" Click for photo of tombstone Source: WVCPA reading of the cemetery
Folden Bettie A. Keanan 22 October 1851 13 March 1923 "Wife of R.C. Folden"
"Rest mother in quiet sleep, while friends in sorrow o'er thee weep"
Click for photo of tombstone Source: WVCPA reading of the cemetery
Garman Isabel 15 October 1820 25 November 1887 "God in his wisdom... 
The ___ his love has ___,
And though the body moulders here, 
The soul is safe in heaven"
Click for photo of tombstone Source: WVCPA reading of the cemetery
Garman Joel   6 July 1894? "Aged..."
[Rest of inscription illegible]
Click for photo of tombstone Source: WVCPA reading of the cemetery
Harless Olivia 1850 1923   Click for photo of tombstone Source: WVCPA reading of the cemetery
Honaker Charlotte Wiseman 22 September 1827 6 October 1907 "Wife of ___ Honaker" Click for photo of tombstone Source: WVCPA reading of the cemetery
Honaker Frederick 1757 1824 "PVT VA MILITIA REVOLUTIONARY WAR" Click for photo of tombstone Source: WVCPA reading of the cemetery
Honaker Jacob 1783 1838 "PVT 108 VA MILITIA WAR 1812" Click for photo of tombstone Source: WVCPA reading of the cemetery
Honaker James B. 7 September 1848 8 February 1891 [Rest of inscription illegible] Click for photo of tombstone
Click for photo of tombstone
Source: WVCPA reading of the cemetery
Honaker John B. 4 September 1822 12 February 1896 "___ by the ____ of death is passed" Click for photo of tombstone Source: WVCPA reading of the cemetery
Johnson ??   15 March 1852 [Shared stone] Click for photo of tombstone
Click for photo of tombstone
Source: WVCPA reading of the cemetery
Johnson Elinor ___ 180_ 7 January 1882
Keenan C.A. 26 June 1857 24 November 1933 [Charles A. Keenan] Click for photo of tombstone Source: WVCPA reading of the cemetery
Keenan Edward 1742 11 August 1826 "He built Rehoboth church and gave the lot of ground" Click for photo of tombstone Source: WVCPA reading of the cemetery
Keenan Nancy?     [Rest of inscription illegible] Click for photo of tombstone Source: WVCPA reading of the cemetery
Keenan P.H. 2 September 1854 15 January 1915 [Patrick H. Keenan] Click for photo of tombstone Source: WVCPA reading of the cemetery
Kelly Henry J. 27 August 1818 18 March 1888   Click for photo of tombstone Source: WVCPA reading of the cemetery
Kelly James 3 September 18__   "In Memory Of..."
[Rest of inscription illegible]
Click for photo of tombstone Source: WVCPA reading of the cemetery
Kelly John A. ?? 2_ September 18__ "In Memory Of..."
[Rest of inscription illegible]
Click for photo of tombstone Source: WVCPA reading of the cemetery
Kelly Malinda E. 23 September 1834 21 June 1896   Click for photo of tombstone
Click for photo of tombstone
Source: WVCPA reading of the cemetery
Kelly Samuel B. 22 January 182_? __ September 18__ "Son of ____ Kelly" Click for photo of tombstone Source: WVCPA reading of the cemetery
Kounse George Thomas 7 December 1846 10 August 1898 "PVT CO F 46 BN VA CAV CONFEDERATE STATES ARMY" Click for photo of tombstone
Click for photo of tombstone
Source: WVCPA reading of the cemetery
Kounse James A. 15 May 1841 10 June 1911 "PVT CO A 60 REGT VA INF CONFEDERATE STATES ARMY"
"Father"
[Husband and wife - shared stone]
"Mother"
Click for photo of tombstone
Click for photo of tombstone
Source: WVCPA reading of the cemetery
Kounse Etta H. 1874 1933
Kounse William J. 20 May 1852 17 November 1924   Click for photo of tombstone Source: WVCPA reading of the cemetery
Long Nathaniel B. 1836 1 March 1885 "PVT BRYAN'S CO VA ART CIVIL WAR"
"____ Battery CSA"
Click for photo of tombstone
Click for photo of tombstone
Click for photo of tombstone
Source: WVCPA reading of the cemetery
Lynch Delilah 4 June 181_ 30 April 188_ "Wife of John G. Lynch"
[Rest of inscription illegible]
Click for photo of tombstone Source: WVCPA reading of the cemetery
Lynch J. Cecil?     [Illegible] Click for photo of tombstone
Click for photo of tombstone
Source: WVCPA reading of the cemetery
Lynch John Cochran 20 September 1842 25 February 1912 "VIRGINIA SGT BRYAN'S CO VA ARTILLERY CONFEDERATE STATES ARMY"
[Likely same person as below]
Click for photo of tombstone Source: WVCPA reading of the cemetery
Lynch John C. ___ September ___ __ February ___ "He is not dead, but sleeping" Click for photo of tombstone Source: WVCPA reading of the cemetery
Lynch John C., Jr. 17 February 1911 28 June 1912   Click for photo of tombstone Source: WVCPA reading of the cemetery
Lynch Mary A.  9 September 1816 __ April 1872 "In Memory Of..."
"Dau. of Jas. Kelly"
"Wife of Wm. Lynch"
Click for photo of tombstone
Click for photo of tombstone
Source: WVCPA reading of the cemetery
Nutter Ruth Cottle 1771 10 July 1810 "Wife of David" Click for photo of tombstone Source: WVCPA reading of the cemetery
Pritt William 15 October 1832 11 January 1901 "PVT CO B 60 REGT VA INF CONFEDERATE STATES ARMY"
[Shared stone]
"In Memory Of..."
"Death is certain the home unseen"
Click for photo of tombstone
Click for photo of tombstone
Click for photo of tombstone
Click for photo of tombstone
Source: WVCPA reading of the cemetery
Trout Emma Kounse 1857 1932   Click for photo of tombstone Source: WVCPA reading of the cemetery
Warren Stuart I. 16 September 1834 14 August 1890 "In Memory Of..."
[Shared stone]
Click for photo of tombstone
Click for photo of tombstone
Click for photo of tombstone
Click for photo of tombstone
Source: WVCPA reading of the cemetery
Warren Mary C. 23 February 1834 12 August 1885
Wiseman [illegible]   ___ 186_   Click for photo of tombstone Source: WVCPA reading of the cemetery
Wiseman [illegible]   __ M__ 18__?? "Son of ___ & M. Wiseman"
[Rest of inscription illegible - possibly John Ray below?]
Click for photo of tombstone
Click for photo of tombstone
Source: WVCPA reading of the cemetery
Wiseman Isaac  18 August 1738 3 May 1818 "2 CL PVT PA MILITIA REVOLUTIONARY WAR"
[Husband and wife - shared stone]
Click for photo of tombstone
Click for photo of tombstone
Source: WVCPA reading of the cemetery
Wiseman Elizabeth 1738 1807
Wiseman John R.   21 November 1832 "Aged 86 yrs __ mos _2 ds" Click for photo of tombstone Source: WVCPA reading of the cemetery
Wiseman John Ray 26 June 1796 22 November 1879     Source: WVCPA research
Wiseman Joseph  29 March 1759 27 December 1836 "PVT NC MILITIA REVOLUTIONARY WAR" Click for photo of tombstone Source: WVCPA reading of the cemetery
Unidentified Graves / Illegible Markers
Burdette?       [Located close to other Burdette graves, and of the same marker type/design] Click for photo of tombstone Source: WVCPA reading of the cemetery
  A.H.?     [Hand carved marker - appears to be quite old] Click for photo of tombstone Source: WVCPA reading of the cemetery
Wat__?? R.     [Hand carved marker - appears to be quite old] Click for photo of tombstone Source: WVCPA reading of the cemetery
[Image24]       [Illegible] Click for photo of tombstone Source: WVCPA reading of the cemetery
[Image25]     __ August ___ [Illegible] Click for photo of tombstone Source: WVCPA reading of the cemetery
[Image29]       [Hand carved marker - appears to be quite old] Click for photo of tombstone Source: WVCPA reading of the cemetery
[Image34]       [Hand carved marker - no visible inscription] Click for photo of tombstone Source: WVCPA reading of the cemetery
Ashley? ___rge     [Illegible in photo - retake/reading needed] Click for photo of tombstone
Click for photo of tombstone
Source: WVCPA reading of the cemetery
[Image48]       [Stone enveloped in plant - difficult to view/read what little inscription is left] Click for photo of tombstone Source: WVCPA reading of the cemetery
[Image49]       [Stone enveloped in plant - difficult to view/read what little inscription is left] Click for photo of tombstone Source: WVCPA reading of the cemetery
[Image50]   _____ 1806   [Illegible] Click for photo of tombstone Source: WVCPA reading of the cemetery
[Image51]       [Illegible] Click for photo of tombstone Source: WVCPA reading of the cemetery
[Image52]       [Broken - no inscription remains] Click for photo of tombstone Source: WVCPA reading of the cemetery
  Nancy 29 December 1793   [Rest of inscription illegible] Click for photo of tombstone Source: WVCPA reading of the cemetery
[Image59]       [Illegible] Click for photo of tombstone Source: WVCPA reading of the cemetery
[Image72]       [Hand carved marker - appears to be quite old] Click for photo of tombstone Source: WVCPA reading of the cemetery
??? Sarah   4 June 18__ [Very old marker - difficult to make out the last name with old typeface] Click for photo of tombstone Source: WVCPA reading of the cemetery
[Image74]       [Very old marker - difficult to read the hand-carved inscription - photo here is large to preserve detail] Click for photo of tombstone Source: WVCPA reading of the cemetery

 

Comments: 

Old Rehoboth Church, Monroe Co., WV - interior view of balconies and main level

Old Rehoboth Church, Monroe Co., WV - interior view of pulpit and balconies flanking

 

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.

The Old Rehoboth Church has the distinct honor, since 1974, of being the National Register of Historic Places, being the oldest Methodist church building west of the Allegheny mountains, having been built in 1786. The log church building still stands today, though covered with a newer roof structure above the original to help protect the old building from the elements.  For additional information on the history of this church building, Click Here, or search the internet for the many articles and photos available online. 

To the left and right of this text are two photos taken of the interior of the church by WVCPA staff in October 2005. The interior was quite dark, and the photos were not taken with a flash - they have been lightened digitally. The contrast/brightness of the photos are a bit distorted as a result.

For current information on open hours of the Old Rehoboth Museum and when the church building itself is open, visit the museum site online.

 

Old Rehoboth Church, Monroe Co., WV - interior view of doorway

Old Rehoboth Church, Monroe Co., WV - historical marker

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