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Cemetery Name:

Coleman-Lovejoy


The drive going up to Coleman-Lovejoy Cemetery Coleman-Lovejoy Cemetery, Putnam Co., WV

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County: Putnam
USGS Quad: Bancroft
Coordinates: 38.6107N  81.7574W
Maintained by: unknown
Land owners: unknown
Date added to WVCPA register: April 2006
Condition of cemetery**: Good (April 2006)
Accessibility: This cemetery is located at the end of Sandhill Road off Sigman Fork near Liberty.  The road over the last stretch can be pretty muddy in wet weather, though passable in good, dry weather.  If at all hesitant about driving all the way to the cemetery, park near the houses at the top of the hill and walk (it's a ways, but not too steep until the last little driveway up to the cemetery itself). Check with the neighbors if you wonder about the road condition, as there are virtually no places to turn around unless you get all the way out to the cemetery.  Once there, the cemetery lawn is fairly gentle and well-cared for - easy to get around on.

** 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:

Bailey Inis E.   15 October 1908 "Aged 1Y. 9M. 14Ds" Click for photo of tombstone Source: WVCPA reading of the cemetery
Coleman Cecil 11 February? 1912 15 February? 1913 "Son of Myrtie & L.A. Coleman" Click for photo of tombstone
Click for photo of tombstone
Source: WVCPA reading of the cemetery
Coleman Robert ca. 1914 ca. 1920 [Died as a young child - hit by train - his grave marker may be one of those below that are no longer legible]   Source: WVCPA reading of the cemetery
Coleman Robert 1 November 1860 25 August 1912 [Husband and wife - shared stone]
"His Wife"
Click for photo of tombstone Source: WVCPA reading of the cemetery
Coleman Frances 24 March 1854  
Goff Clara A.   20 May 1894 "Aged 1Y. 9M. 14Ds"
[See the process of identifying this tombstone with an aluminum foil rubbing at the bottom of the page!]
Click for photo of tombstone
Click for photo of tombstone
Source: WVCPA reading of the cemetery
Lovejoy David M. 1889 1973 [Husband and wife - shared stone]
"In God's Care"
Click for photo of tombstone Source: WVCPA reading of the cemetery
Lovejoy Darlena L. 1892 1953
Lovejoy Delbert 16 April 1908 8 January 1924   Click for photo of tombstone Source: WVCPA reading of the cemetery
Lovejoy Jerry 27 August 1953 8 November 1989   Click for photo of tombstone Source: WVCPA reading of the cemetery
Lovejoy Lonnie E.   20 March 1948 "Aged 7 Ds"   Source: 'Putnam County Cemetery Inscriptions', Upper Vandalia Historical Society
Lovejoy Mary A. 16 July 1943 21 August 1952 "Dau. of Albert & Madeline Lovejoy"
"Asleep in Jesus"
Click for photo of tombstone Source: WVCPA reading of the cemetery
Lovejoy Melton A. 1845 1928 [Husband and wife - shared stone]
"Gone But Not Forgotten"
Click for photo of tombstone Source: WVCPA reading of the cemetery
Lovejoy Jane A. 1851 1928
Lovejoy Oscar H. 27 November 1878 16 March 1959 [Husband and wife - shared stone] Click for photo of tombstone Source: WVCPA reading of the cemetery
Lovejoy Mertie 12 May 1883 24 August 1936
Lovejoy Owen 22 September 1962 22 September 1962 "Stillborn" Click for photo of tombstone Source: WVCPA reading of the cemetery
Lovejoy Ruby P. 28 April 1920 30 January 1976   Click for photo of tombstone Source: WVCPA reading of the cemetery
Lovejoy Theodore E. 4 January 1919 20 January 1994 "Our Dad" Click for photo of tombstone Source: WVCPA reading of the cemetery
Lovejoy Willard Pat 19 March 1921 25 August 1993 "PVT US ARMY WORLD WAR II"
"Father"
Click for photo of tombstone
Click for photo of tombstone
Source: WVCPA reading of the cemetery
Williams Carl Eugene 16 April 1939 1 July 1990 "Loving Father" Click for photo of tombstone Source: WVCPA reading of the cemetery
Unidentified Markers:
Image08         Click for photo of tombstone Source: WVCPA reading of the cemetery
Image10       [Metal funeral home marker - label gone] Click for photo of tombstone Source: WVCPA reading of the cemetery
Image11       [Not sure if this is marking a grave, likely it is, but it is an interesting fossil nonetheless]  Click for photo of tombstone Source: WVCPA reading of the cemetery
Image12         Click for photo of tombstone Source: WVCPA reading of the cemetery
Image13         Click for photo of tombstone Source: WVCPA reading of the cemetery
Image14         Click for photo of tombstone Source: WVCPA reading of the cemetery
Image17         Click for photo of tombstone Source: WVCPA reading of the cemetery
Image18         Click for photo of tombstone Source: WVCPA reading of the cemetery
Image25         Click for photo of tombstone Source: WVCPA reading of the cemetery
Image26         Click for photo of tombstone Source: WVCPA reading of the cemetery

 

Comments:

Coleman-Lovejoy Cemetery, Putnam Co., WV

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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 sits on a wooded knoll in the heart of Union district, surrounded by lovely redbud trees and quiet woodlands. A number of newer tombstones, but also a fair number of very old and worn stones as well (remember to take along your aluminum foil and soft sponges to do rubbings - please no shaving cream, chalk or wax crayons or the like!).  There are also a several fieldstones marking graves, the identities of those buried in those graves is still unclear.

WVCPA volunteer Elouise H. & Joel working on an aluminum foil rubbing at Coleman-Lovejoy Cemetery in Putnam Co.

 

<< WVCPA volunteer Elouise H. & Joel working on an
      aluminum foil rubbing at the Cemetery

The tombstone before applying the aluminum foil for the     
 "rubbing" with a soft sponge - see how worn it is? >>

The tombstone before covering in aluminum foil - see how worn it is?

Elouise applying the aluminum foil, and trying to hold it in place in the breeze

 

<< Elouise applying the aluminum foil, and trying to hold it in place in the breeze!

 

Lo and behold! The foil reveals that this is     
Clara Goff's tombstone! >>

 

Lo and behold - the foil reveals that this is Clara Goff's tombstone!

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