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Cemetery Name:

Davis Family (a.k.a. Poar)

Davis Family Cemetery, Frazier's Bottom, Putnam Co., West Virginia  Davis Family Cemetery, Frazier's Bottom, Putnam Co., West Virginia

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County: Putnam
USGS Quad: Mt. Olive
Coordinates: near 38.5597N  81.9938W
Maintained by: unknown
Land owner: Ira Lawrence Taylor
Date added to WVCPA register: September 2007
Condition of cemetery**: Fair (September 2007)
Accessibility: The cemetery is located up 5 & 20 Mile Creek Road (CR 15) south southeast of Frazier's Bottom. Follow Rt. 15 for 3.2 miles from highway 35 (soon to be "old" 35, when the new highway is completed!), then turn left onto Rt. 13. Cross a low water bridge and stay on Rt. 13, for about 8 tenths of a mile total from the turn off of Rt. 15, past the intersection of Rt.13/7. The cemetery is located on high point above the old Davis home there. It is a very, very steep climb up the hill - not easily accessible.

** 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:

Chapman Baby       Click here to view a photo of the grave marker Source: WVCPA contributor and Putnam Co. family researcher, Angie Harkins

Chapman

Bacil

      Click here to view a photo of the grave marker Source: WVCPA contributor and Putnam Co. family researcher, Angie Harkins

Chapman

Baby Beatrice

 

 

 

Click here to view a photo of the grave marker Source: WVCPA contributor and Putnam Co. family researcher, Angie Harkins

Chapman

Clara E.

4 March 1893

2 November 1930

 

Click here to view a photo of the grave marker Source: WVCPA contributor and Putnam Co. family researcher, Angie Harkins

G.A.D.

 

 

 

 

  Source: Putnam County Cemeteries - Upper Vandalia Historical Society

Davis

Allen

1839

1918

  Click here to view a photo of the grave marker Source: WVCPA contributor and Putnam Co. family researcher, Angie Harkins

Davis

Jack

12 April 1870

10 August 1933

[Son of Allen Davis, husband of Rachel] 

Click here to view a photo of the grave marker Source: WVCPA research

Davis

Mary Ann

22 August 1865

22 March 1950

[Dau. of John and Susan Davis - her death certificate states her death date as March 21, 1950]

Click here to view a photo of the grave marker Source: WVCPA research

Davis

Isabell

 

13 April 1910

[Aged 20 Y. 4? M. 14 D.]

Click here to view a photo of the grave marker
Click here to view a photo of the grave marker
Source: Putnam County Cemeteries - Upper Vandalia Historical Society
Source: WVCPA contributor and Putnam Co. family researcher, Angie Harkins
Davis

William Richard

5 April 1865

6 April 1940 [Son of Allen and Emmaline Fletcher Davis - see his birth record proving birth year] Click here to view a photo of the grave marker Source: WVCPA contributor and Putnam Co. family researcher, Angie Harkins
Ferguson       [Ferguson plot] Click here to view a photo of the grave marker Source: WVCPA contributor and Putnam Co. family researcher, Angie Harkins
Ferguson

Infant

1923

1923

  Click here to view a photo of the grave marker
Click here to view a photo of the grave marker
Source: WVCPA contributor and Putnam Co. family researcher, Angie Harkins
Ferguson Nelson R. 1886 1952   Click here to view a photo of the grave marker Source: WVCPA contributor and Putnam Co. family researcher, Angie Harkins

Ferguson

Ogie N.

1904

1923

  Click here to view a photo of the grave marker
Click here to view a photo of the grave marker
Source: WVCPA contributor and Putnam Co. family researcher, Angie Harkins

Gillispie

D.G.

 

 

[Husband and wife - shared stone - David & Catherine (Davis) Gillispie - 
NOTE: second photo is large and loads slowly]

Click here to view a photo of the grave marker
Click here to view a photo of the grave marker
Source: WVCPA contributor and Putnam Co. family researcher, Angie Harkins

Gillispie

Mrs. D.

 

 

Gillispie

Harvey

March 1872

 

[Brother of Missouri Gillispie Poar]

  Source: WVCPA contributor and Putnam Co. family researcher, Angie Harkins

Johnson

Mirtie Davis

1891

1923

  Click here to view a photo of the grave marker Source: Putnam County Cemeteries - Upper Vandalia Historical Society
Kimball

Osa Boyd

1882

1940

[Note:nscription is in error - Husband of Mirtie Davis Johnson - see his death record] Click here to view a photo of the grave marker Source: WVCPA contributor and Putnam Co. family researcher, Angie Harkins
Poar

George

August 1855

1 June 1930

[Husband of Missouri - he was born in Cabell Co., died in Putnam Co.]

  Source: WVCPA contributor and Putnam Co. family researcher, Angie Harkins

Poar

Missouri A.

1859

1939

[Daughter of David and Catherine Gillispie, wife of George Poar]

Click here to view a photo of the grave marker Source: WVCPA contributor and Putnam Co. family researcher, Angie Harkins

Poar

Monroe C.

20 April 1939

3 May 1939

[Infant son of David and May Poar, grandson of George and Missouri Poar]

Click here to view a photo of the grave marker Source: WVCPA contributor and Putnam Co. family researcher, Angie Harkins
Source: WVCPA research
Possible Burials, based on WV death records:
Davis William Richard 5 April 1865 6 April 1940 [Per death certificate, buried in "home cemetery" - being the son of Allen & Emmeline Davis, and his father Allen is buried here, so there's a good chance this is the "home cemetery"] Source: WVCPA research

 

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.

WVCPA contributor, Angie Harkins, writes: 

WVCPA contributor, Angie Harkins"...there are many more that are not marked and at least 2 I know that are buried there that have no markers.  Those 2 are Harvey Gillispie b: Mar 1872 (brother of Missouri Gillispie Poar).  I have found no record of his death date, but Mr. Chapman (who now owns the land) says he can show you right where he is buried, but he is 87 years old and cannot make the trip up there.  Missouri's husband, George Poar b: Aug 1855 in Cabell County d: 1 Jun 1930 Putnam County, is also buried there.  His father is David Poar that is buried in Frazier's Bottom United Methodist Church - the broken stone).  I believe he is beside Missouri (her grave is where you see the white plastic bag in the pictures).   Missouri is the daughter of David & Catherine.  Monroe is her grandson by her son David.   There are many more graves that are not marked but with sandstone and none are readable.  The oldest stone belongs to my 3rd great grandfather & grandmother (David & Catherine Davis Gillispie), is vaguely readable." 

Thank you, Angie, for sharing your work with us! We look forward to seeing more of your cemetery finds!!

GALLERY

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The old Davis house - to get to the cemetery, you'll climb up the hill to the right of the house  >> The old Davis house - to get to the cemetery, you'll climb up the hill to the right of the house
Davis Family Cemetery, Putnam Co., West Virginia << Views of the cemetery >> Davis Family Cemetery, Putnam Co., West Virginia
Davis Family Cemetery, Putnam Co., West Virginia << Views of the cemetery >>

The red circles note grave markers - many of which are of the metal funeral home marker type

Davis Family Cemetery, Putnam Co., West Virginia
Davis Family Cemetery, Putnam Co., West Virginia << Views of the cemetery >>

Our "cemetery paparazzi" volunteers taking a well-deserved break after their hard climb to read markers and think on those that were buried here so many years ago...

Davis Family Cemetery, Putnam Co., West Virginia
Davis Family Cemetery, Putnam Co., West Virginia << Views of the cemetery >>

Of the 12+ graves in this cemetery, most are seen in the photo to the right

Davis Family Cemetery, Putnam Co., West Virginia

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