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Cemetery Name:

Frazier-Washington 

Frazier-Washington Cemetery, Putnam Co., WV

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County: Putnam
USGS Quad: Winfield    Map
Coordinates: 38.54811N  -81.98013W
Maintained by: not maintained
Land owner: not maintained
Date added to WVCPA register: August 2009
Condition of cemetery**: Abandoned (August 2009)
Accessibility: The cemetery is located 225 ft west of the new US Rt. 35 on the south side of Hurricane Creek Road, down a dirt/mud road (with gate) leading back to a gas well.  The cemetery is on the right hand side in the trees down this dirt/mud road about 200 feet. Not easily accessible, and greatly overgrown.

** 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:

Frazier

Allen, Sr.

20 November 1801

20 February 1861

"Son of Sam and Ann"
[Husband, wife and son - shared stone]
"One child died young"
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Click here to view photo of the tombstone
Click here to view photo of the tombstone
Click here to view photo of the tombstone
Source: WVCPA contributor and family researcher

Frazier

Hannah McAllister

1804

Approx. 1850

Frazier

Infant

1850

1850

Galpin

Gladys Christina Gray

24 December 1906

26 June 2000

[Wife of John Winney Galpin]

Click here to view photo of the tombstone Source: WVCPA contributor and family researcher

Galpin

John Winney

18 April 1906

8 December 1996

  Click here to view photo of the tombstone Source: WVCPA contributor and family researcher

Washington

Francis Augustine, Sr.

22 February 1811

4 August 1872

"Meet Me In Heaven"
"Aged 61Y, 5M, 12D"

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Washington

Francis Augustine, Jr.

25 August 1845

2 November 1913

[Husband and wife - shared stone]
"His Wife"
"The Lord Is My Shepherd I Shall Not Want"

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Source: WVCPA contributor and family researcher

Washington

Lucy Joanna Walter

2 April 1849

13 November 1884

Washington

Infant Oliver Franklin

1 August 1871

1 August 1871

"Early Blest"
"Son of F.A. & L.J. Washington"

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Source: WVCPA contributor and family researcher

Washington

Malvinia M. Garten

30 October 1821

15 April 1894

"Wife of F.A. Washington"
"Aged 72Y, 5Ms, 15Ds"

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Source: WVCPA contributor and family researcher

 

Comments:

 Frazier-Washington Cemetery, Putnam Co., WV

Photo above is of the Washington family plot - click on the image to view full size

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.

Scott McDowell, Frazier family researcher and WVCPA contributor, comments regarding this cemetery and entries published previously by the Upper Vandalia Historical Society in "Putnam County Cemetery Inscriptions", and regarding the Frazier family graves located here:

"The 2 adult and 1 child limestone crypts ARE NOT descendents of George Washington, rather are the crypts of Allen Frazier, Hannah (McCallister) Frazier and their infant child (not named).  A newer marker has been placed for Allen & Hannah Frazier by a B. B. Frazier.  The crypts are in horrible shape with their limestone tops cracked/broken and falling in.  There is nothing about this cemetery that is remotely well kept.  The Washington's are inside a chain link fence (all 5 of them, not 4) but ARE NOT descendants of George Washington, rather they are descendents of Georges brother Charles Washington.

Allen was the son of Samuel and Anne Frazier, founders of Fraziers Bottom, WV. He raised a large family in Fraziers Bottom and owned quite a bit of property at the time of his will in 1857. Allen committed suicide down on the bank of the Kanawha River. The story goes that he waited until his children were mostly grown, set up a guardian for his youngest child, and killed himself.

The graves of these Fraziers are covered with limestone crypt covers. The engraving has worn away through time. A marker has been added for Allen and his wife Hannah McAllister at a later time by family members." 

We give our sincere thanks to Scott for the information regarding this cemetery. See also the Findagrave.com page for this cemetery for more background on this cemetery and those buried here.

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