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Cemetery Name:

Sweet Springs 

Sweet Sulphur Springs Cemetery, Monroe County, West Virginia  Sweet Sulphur Springs Cemetery, Monroe County, West Virginia

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County: Monroe
USGS Quad: Alleghany
Coordinates: 37.6260N  80.2453W
Maintained by: unknown
Land owner: unknown
Date added to WVCPA register: August 2007
Condition of cemetery**: Excellent (August 2007)
Accessibility: The cemetery is located on the hillside above Rt. 3, at the base of Peters Mountain, to the west of the Old Sweet Springs Hotel. Easily accessible with an access road leading up to the cemetery. The grounds themselves are on a fairly gentle slope, easy to get around on. A well-kept 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

Partial Reading - Corrections and Additions Welcome!

Last Name: First Name:

Born:

Died:

Inscription:

Photo:

Source:

Adair

Nancy

11 January 1836

27 May 1911

 

  Source: Family researcher on Find-a-Grave.com
Baker Margaret L.   18 March 2009 [74 years of age - from her obituary in the Charleston Daily Mail Mar. 20, 2009]   Source: WVCPA research
Beckner Alfred   1880     Source: Family researcher on Find-a-Grave.com
Beckner Amanda B. 30 April 1858 30 January 1927     Source: Family researcher on Find-a-Grave.com
Beckner Catharine Wickline 1825 2 August 1888     Source: Family researcher on Find-a-Grave.com
Beckner Ferdinand L. 26 September 1850 10 February 1925     Source: Family researcher on Find-a-Grave.com
Beckner Josephene M.E. 16 January 1854 24 November 1860   Click here to view photo of the tombstone Source: Reading of the cemetery by WVCPA volunteer Terry McCallister
Beckner Lewis 27 January 1824 20 November 1861     Source: Family researcher on Find-a-Grave.com
Beckner Myrtle Looney 8 February 1893 February 1988     Source: Family researcher on Find-a-Grave.com
Beckner Napoleon L. 3 March 1849 14 July 1873   Click here to view photo of the tombstone Source: Reading of the cemetery by WVCPA volunteer Terry McCallister
Beckner Oliver 1888 1954     Source: Family researcher on Find-a-Grave.com
Beckner Powell 1858 1 August 1893     Source: Family researcher on Find-a-Grave.com
Beirne Lou Emma 16 November 1872 1 May 1947     Source: Family researcher on Find-a-Grave.com
Beirne Samuel 13 October 1869 4 April 1928     Source: Family researcher on Find-a-Grave.com
Bolt Elizabeth Howard 6 June 1862 August 1924     Source: Family researcher on Find-a-Grave.com
Bowden Josie Griffith 1896 1932     Source: Family researcher on Find-a-Grave.com
Cabell Elizabeth N. 20 August 1803 17 July 1822     Source: Family researcher on Find-a-Grave.com
Dillon Martha Lee 11 March 1864 18 April 1848     Source: Family researcher on Find-a-Grave.com
Eggleton Myrtle Smoot 29 October 1904 20 April 1988     Source: Family researcher on Find-a-Grave.com
Floyd John 24 April 1783 17 August 1837 [US Congressman, Virginia Governor 1830-1834]   Source: Family researcher on Find-a-Grave.com
Folden  Bertha Mae 4 May 1893 13 May 1973     Source: Family researcher on Find-a-Grave.com
Folden John Alexander 10 December 1877 26 June 1946     Source: Family researcher on Find-a-Grave.com
Goodall Allene Griffith 5 August 1898 10 November 1979     Source: Family researcher on Find-a-Grave.com
Goodall Clyde H. 1 November 1893 15 September 1926     Source: Family researcher on Find-a-Grave.com
Griffith Anderson L. 18 October 1852 19 December 1926 "At Rest" Click here to view photo of the tombstone Source: Reading of the cemetery by WVCPA volunteer Terry McCallister
Griffith Elizabeth Ann 10 August 1857 15 December 1944   Click here to view photo of the tombstone Source: Reading of the cemetery by WVCPA volunteer Terry McCallister
Griffith Grandville C. 22 September 1853 6 July 1927   Click here to view photo of the tombstone Source: Reading of the cemetery by WVCPA volunteer Terry McCallister
Griffith Joseph F. 2 June 1868 5 May 1949 "His memory is blessed"
[Husband and wife - shared stone]
"Her end was peace"
Click here to view photo of the tombstone Source: Reading of the cemetery by WVCPA volunteer Terry McCallister
Griffith Nancy E. 6 February 1862 22 January 1950
Griffith M.S. 1 May 1859 20 March 1949     Source: Family researcher on Find-a-Grave.com
Griffith M.T. 8 September 1848 6 December 1931     Source: Family researcher on Find-a-Grave.com
Griffith Mary Ann 26 July 1866 11 March 1907 "In My Father's house are many mansions"
"Wife of A.L. Griffith"
Click here to view photo of the tombstone Source: Reading of the cemetery by WVCPA volunteer Terry McCallister
Griffith Nancy Meredith 7 March 1904 6 November 1911     Source: Family researcher on Find-a-Grave.com
Griffith Stella Mae 21 January 1895 6 February 1973     Source: Family researcher on Find-a-Grave.com
Griffith Virginia Caroline   21 April 1902     Source: Family researcher on Find-a-Grave.com
Harvey Harriet 25 December 1838 5 August 1891 [Wife of G.W. Harvey]   Source: Family researcher on Find-a-Grave.com
Hepler Lester 1905 1932     Source: Family researcher on Find-a-Grave.com
Hepler Lettie 1880 1947     Source: Family researcher on Find-a-Grave.com
Hepler Lonnie 1880 1945     Source: Family researcher on Find-a-Grave.com
Hepler Paul L. 22 March 1916 31 December 1947     Source: Family researcher on Find-a-Grave.com
Hepler Robert L. 1907 1966     Source: Family researcher on Find-a-Grave.com
Honaker Ernest Lee 3 July 1801 8 October 1908     Source: Family researcher on Find-a-Grave.com
Howard Alabama   1917 [Stone broken in several places - much of inscription illegible/missing]   Source: Family researcher on Find-a-Grave.com
Howard Annie C. 20 April 1867 5 March 1931 "Wife of D.F. Howard"   Source: Family researcher on Find-a-Grave.com
Howard B. Franklin 26 November 1912 24 May 1931     Source: Family researcher on Find-a-Grave.com
Howard D.F. 16 April 1852 12 February 1930     Source: Family researcher on Find-a-Grave.com
Howard Dora W. 19 March 1898 16 July 1961     Source: Family researcher on Find-a-Grave.com
Howard Elizabeth Bolt 2 April 1892 16 December 1987     Source: Family researcher on Find-a-Grave.com
Howard George Lewis 1870 1956 [Husband and wife - shared stone]   Source: Family researcher on Find-a-Grave.com
Howard Martha L. Sams 1874 1960
Howard John H. 25 December 1877 9 January 1944     Source: Family researcher on Find-a-Grave.com
Howard Laura Letitia Smith 25 October 1870 8 March 1932 [Wife of Wm. H. Howard]   Source: Family researcher on Find-a-Grave.com
Howard Mary Ellen Counts 30 March 1855 30 July 1947     Source: Family researcher on Find-a-Grave.com
Howard Melvin Cicero 19 January 1891 10 September 1966 "A Great Horseman"   Source: Family researcher on Find-a-Grave.com
Howard Otto 1897 1903 "He has.... mansions of rest"
[Stone broke - inscription missing or illegible in places]
  Source: Family researcher on Find-a-Grave.com
Howard Ro__y _.     "Son of M.C. & L.S. Howard"
[Rest of inscription illegible]
  Source: Family researcher on Find-a-Grave.com
Howard Roxie Anna 2 September 1904 23 November 1944     Source: Family researcher on Find-a-Grave.com
Howard William H. 15 November 1865 27 October 1937 "At Rest"   Source: Family researcher on Find-a-Grave.com
Huffman Annie S. Griffith 1864 1925 "Wife of W.H. Huffman"
"Gone But Not Forgotten" 
Click here to view photo of the tombstone Source: Reading of the cemetery by WVCPA volunteer Terry McCallister
Huffman James 10 March 1836 24 June 1921     Source: Family researcher on Find-a-Grave.com
Huffman William H. 1860 1935     Source: Family researcher on Find-a-Grave.com
Hunter Mary Margie Howard 27 January 1921 25 January 1985     Source: Family researcher on Find-a-Grave.com
Kelly Hubert L. 1906 1928     Source: Family researcher on Find-a-Grave.com
Kelly James Leonard 1910 1981     Source: Family researcher on Find-a-Grave.com
Kelly John D. 1915 1978     Source: Family researcher on Find-a-Grave.com
Kelly Mary Frances 25 October 1871 19 June 1943     Source: Family researcher on Find-a-Grave.com
Kelly Mary N. 15 March 1919 21 June 1919     Source: Family researcher on Find-a-Grave.com
Kelly Wood Houston 12 May 1875 31 March 1946     Source: Family researcher on Find-a-Grave.com
Kelly Zula Mae 1902 1977     Source: Family researcher on Find-a-Grave.com
Kirk Isaac Lilburn 22 May 1879 21 February 1948     Source: Family researcher on Find-a-Grave.com
Kirk Maynard L. 1914 1962     Source: Family researcher on Find-a-Grave.com
Kirk Nora Hight 8 March 1888 4 February 1937     Source: Family researcher on Find-a-Grave.com
Kitchen Henry   24 July 1791 "In Memory of HENRY KITCHEN, Who departed this Life July 24th 1791 Aged 58 Years 3 Months & 8 Days"
"Death thou hast conqured me, I By thy darts am slain, But Christ shall conquer thee, And I shall rise again"
Click here to view photo of the tombstone Source: Reading of the cemetery by WVCPA volunteer Terry McCallister
Lee Ernest T. 3 July 1903 8 October 1908 [Son of J.P. & Emma Lee]   Source: Family researcher on Find-a-Grave.com
Lydick Blair T. 6 October 1915 14 April 1987     Source: Family researcher on Find-a-Grave.com
Masters Charles 1849 1901     Source: Family researcher on Find-a-Grave.com
McCamant Elizabeth Margaret 22 February 1851 25 February 1929     Source: Family researcher on Find-a-Grave.com
Meadows Dorothy Madeline 18 January 1931 6 July 1948     Source: Family researcher on Find-a-Grave.com
Meadows James Arthur 1894 1957     Source: Family researcher on Find-a-Grave.com
Myers Jessie Claudine 18 November 1914 15 February 1915     Source: Family researcher on Find-a-Grave.com
Padgett David Charles 11 October 1961 20 November 1977     Source: Family researcher on Find-a-Grave.com
Padgett George Taylor 22 August 1895 18 November 1959     Source: Family researcher on Find-a-Grave.com
Padgett Ralph Lewis 30 October 1924 23 December 1957     Source: Family researcher on Find-a-Grave.com
Padgett Shirley Gale   7 August 1947     Source: Family researcher on Find-a-Grave.com
Padgett Stephen W. 16 December 1949 16 December 1949     Source: Family researcher on Find-a-Grave.com
Padgett Warren Franklin 14 October 1936 15 June 1958     Source: Family researcher on Find-a-Grave.com
Posey J. 1924 1924 [Son of M.C. & L. Posey]   Source: Family researcher on Find-a-Grave.com
Shepherd Lucy Payne     [Wife of P.D. Shepherd and her infant daughter]   Source: Family researcher on Find-a-Grave.com
Shepherd Lucy Taylor   23 August 1814 "Consort of R.D. Shepherd of New Orleans who departed this life on the 23d day of August 1814, Aged 25 years"   Source: Family researcher on Find-a-Grave.com
Sullivan Harriet   4 June 1902 [73 years of age - wife of John Sullivan]   Source: Family researcher on Find-a-Grave.com
Sullivan John 9 August 1901   [95 years of age]   Source: Family researcher on Find-a-Grave.com
Taylor Anna M.   1 November 1987     Source: Family researcher on Find-a-Grave.com
Terry B.F. 13 June 1862 22 April 1925 "Rest in peace"  Click here to view photo of the tombstone Source: Reading of the cemetery by WVCPA volunteer Terry McCallister
Terry Daniel Washington 17 May 1891 16 April 1949 [Son of Ben and Mary Howard Terry   Source: background research by WVCPA volunteer Terry McCallister
Terry Joseph McDowell   9 December 1930 [Son of John and Louisa Griffith Terry - 62 years of age at death, and according to his death certificate, had died of a heart attack while in church. His wife, Bessie Dent Terry, preceded him in death and was buried near her family in the Gibson/Maddox Cemetery at Scott Depot in Putnam County] Click here to view photo portrait Source: background research by WVCPA volunteer Terry McCallister
Terry Rosa Ann 21 December 1905 10 December 1905 "Infant daughter of L.J. Terry"
[Rest of inscription illegible in photo]
Click here to view photo of the tombstone Source: Reading of the cemetery by WVCPA volunteer Terry McCallister
Thomas       [No inscription]   Source: Family researcher on Find-a-Grave.com
Thomas       "Aged 36 years" [Poss. 86 years? - located behind Anderson and Mary Ann Griffith's graves] Click here to view photo of the tombstone Source: Reading of the cemetery by WVCPA volunteer Terry McCallister
Thomas A.         Source: Family researcher on Find-a-Grave.com
Thomas J.A.         Source: Family researcher on Find-a-Grave.com
Tingler James Bernard 11 July 1940 19 April 1977     Source: Family researcher on Find-a-Grave.com
Tucker Caroline B. 1 January 1875 8 June 1943     Source: Family researcher on Find-a-Grave.com
Tucker Thomas G. 1844 1922     Source: Family researcher on Find-a-Grave.com
Tucker Thomas M.   20 February 1903 [Son of Thomas G. & Caroline B. Tucker]   Source: Family researcher on Find-a-Grave.com
Venable Saml. W.   7 September 1821 "In the memory of Saml. W. Venable... Aged 65 Years"   Source: Family researcher on Find-a-Grave.com
Webb Albert L. 16 March 1932 1 June 1933 [Son of C.W. Webb]   Source: Family researcher on Find-a-Grave.com
Webb Marvin E. 8 February 1931 1 June 1935 [Son of C.W. Webb]   Source: Family researcher on Find-a-Grave.com
Whittaker Mary E. 1878 1924     Source: Family researcher on Find-a-Grave.com
Worsham Nora Bell 27 May ____ 21 February 1963     Source: Family researcher on Find-a-Grave.com
Worsham William C. 3 July 1873 9 March 1949     Source: Family researcher on Find-a-Grave.com

 

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 visited by WVCPA volunteers in August 2007. It is a fairly "open" cemetery, in that there is a great amount of space between many of the graves. This, despite how old some of the marked graves are, normally leading to the conclusion that there could well be many unmarked (or no longer marked, due to age and deterioration of early grave markers) graves in this cemetery. The list above is most certainly an incomplete list of all the burials in this cemetery. If you have any additional information to add - additional burials based on other records or research - or general history of this cemetery and it's location near one of the earliest "tourist attractions" of (West) Virginia, namely Sweet Sulphur Springs, please let WVCPA know so that we may add it to this page. Additional photos are also desired and may be sent via email to WVCPA - with the subject line "Sweet Springs Cemetery"..

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