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Cemetery Name:

Curtin 

Curtin Cemetery, Nicholas Co., West Virginia  Curtin Cemetery, Nicholas Co., West Virginia
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County: Nicholas
USGS Quad: Craigsville
Coordinates: 38.2810N  80.6335W
Maintained by: unknown
Land owner: unknown
Date added to WVCPA register: January 2008
Condition of cemetery**: Fair - possibly some vandalism occurring
Accessibility:  According to WVCPA contributor of this cemetery information, Paul Greathouse, the cemetery is located northwest of Richwood off Rt. 55 (20), on the west side of the road, near the top of a hill above a substation about a mile up from the mouth of the Cherry River. While not far from the highway, it is not easily accessible - there is only an old path leading up the mountainside to the cemetery, and getting there on foot is about the only way. Last read by WVCPA contributors Richard & Paul Greathouse on Dec. 25, 2007. Most of the graves are located beyond the fenced area as shown in the photo above.

** 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:

? Janet N. 6 December 1914 27 January 1915   Click here to view a photo of the tombstone/marker Source: WVCPA contributor and Nicholas County Family researcher, Paul Greathouse
Blake Brooks C. 16 June 1929 10 August 1930 "Our Darling"
"To die is gain"
"Asleep in Jesus"
[note: this marker is inside the fenced area seen in the photo above - first photo of this marker from the 1970's, the second from December 2007]
Click here to view a photo of the tombstone/marker
Click here to view a photo of the tombstone/marker
Source: WVCPA contributor and Nicholas County Family researcher, Paul Greathouse
B.L.C.       [Sandstone marker - no other inscription] Click here to view a photo of the tombstone/marker Source: WVCPA contributor and Nicholas County Family researcher, Paul Greathouse
Cummings Benjamin 3 November 1914 3 November 1914 [Son of Edd L. & Sarah C. Boggs Cummings - unmarked grave - from family records]   Source: WVCPA contributor and Nicholas County Family researcher, Paul Greathouse
Knight Burb     [unmarked grave - information from S. B.]   Source: WVCPA contributor and Nicholas County Family researcher, Paul Greathouse
Lake Marie 1915 1916 "Dau. of J.E. & A.L. Lake"
"Of such is the kingdom of heaven"
Click here to view a photo of the tombstone/marker Source: WVCPA contributor and Nicholas County Family researcher, Paul Greathouse
Peters Lee 1894 1921 "Son of C.C.L. & R.J.B. Peters"
"Gone but not forgotten"
Click here to view a photo of the tombstone/marker Source: WVCPA contributor and Nicholas County Family researcher, Paul Greathouse
Smarr Infant 15 April 1924 28 April 1924 "Infant son of S.A. & S.A. Smarr" Click here to view a photo of the tombstone/marker Source: WVCPA contributor and Nicholas County Family researcher, Paul Greathouse
W.B.W.       [Sandstone marker - no other inscription]   Source: WVCPA contributor and Nicholas County Family researcher, Paul Greathouse

 

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.

Our thanks to Paul Greathouse for sharing this cemetery information with us! If you have any questions about this cemetery, you may contact Paul directly at dulcimerman @ gmail.com

Paul also recommended a web link to a history of Curtain, WV - note that in the text the author refers to the cemetery in Curtain having 26 graves in in, most marked with fieldstones. As you can see from the list above, this is far short of 26, being the only ones that are marked and positively identified by family records (according to research to date). If you have any further information on this cemetery and its history, please contact WVCPA with the details and we'll gladly post it on this page.

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