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Cemetery Name:

Johnson

Johnson Cemetery, Putnam Co., West Virginia Johnson Cemetery, Putnam Co., West Virginia
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County: Putnam
USGS Quad: Saint Albans
Coordinates: 38.4450N  81.8489W
Maintained by: unknown
Land owner: unknown
Date added to WVCPA register: June 2008
Condition of cemetery**: Fair (May 2007)
Accessibility: This cemetery can be accessed by taking the Route 35 exit just after the interstate 64 bridge (going westbound).  Make left turn at the end of the exit ramp onto 35 and take another left turn underneath the railroad bridge into the industrial/office park.  Bear right at the top of the hill - the cemetery should be visible. 
** 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:
Campbell Mary C. 11 November 1869 4 February 1873 "Daughter of W.H. & R. [B.?] Campbell"
"Aged 3 Yrs 2 Ms. 24 Ds."
"She was lovely she was fair..." 
[sunken stone - rest of inscription is illegible]
Click here to view a photo of the tombstone/marker Source: WVCPA contributor Penn Markham
Source: 'Putnam County Cemeteries' - Upper Vandalia Historical Society
Hunt Rebecca 1780 7 March 1880 [Aged 100 years - grandmother of A.L. Thacker]   Source: 'Putnam County Cemeteries' - Upper Vandalia Historical Society
Johnson Bessie M. 9 November 1895 4 June 1897 [Dau. of George S. & M.E. Johnson]   Source: 'Putnam County Cemeteries' - Upper Vandalia Historical Society
Johnson [Infant] 9 August 1881 9 August 1881 [Infant child of George S. & M.E. Johnson]   Source: 'Putnam County Cemeteries' - Upper Vandalia Historical Society
Johnson Lucinda 3 August 1832 20 June 1898 "Wife"
[Wife of Robert Johnson]
  Source: 'Putnam County Cemeteries' - Upper Vandalia Historical Society
  I.J.     "Infant"
[In Johnson family plot]
  Source: 'Putnam County Cemeteries' - Upper Vandalia Historical Society
  M.J.     [In Johnson family plot]   Source: 'Putnam County Cemeteries' - Upper Vandalia Historical Society
  M     [In Johnson family plot - stone with only "M" legibly inscribed on the top]   Source: 'Putnam County Cemeteries' - Upper Vandalia Historical Society
Johnson Robert 16 May 1805 30 November 1876 "Husband"   Source: 'Putnam County Cemeteries' - Upper Vandalia Historical Society
Markham Beverly.O. 1825 1914 "Father"
[Husband and wife - shared stone]
"Mother"
[rest of inscriptions difficult to read]
Click here to view a photo of the tombstone/marker Source: WVCPA contributor Penn Markham
Source: 'Putnam County Cemeteries' - Upper Vandalia Historical Society
Markham Mary M. 1835 1915
Markham William H. 1896 15 August 1939 "WEST VIRGINIA PVT 1CL U.S. ARMY" Click here to view a photo of the tombstone/marker Source: WVCPA contributor Penn Markham
Ogburn Essie U. 1885 1941 "Mother" Click here to view a photo of the tombstone/marker Source: WVCPA contributor Penn Markham
Ogburn Fred F. 1880 1956   Click here to view a photo of the tombstone/marker Source: WVCPA contributor Penn Markham
Thacker A.L. 6 January 1840 20 February 1908 [Aged 68 years]   Source: 'Putnam County Cemeteries' - Upper Vandalia Historical Society
Thacker Dilla 29 June 1801 October 1877 [Aged 76 years]   Source: 'Putnam County Cemeteries' - Upper Vandalia Historical Society
Thacker Jane April 1807?   [83 years of age]   Source: 'Putnam County Cemeteries' - Upper Vandalia Historical Society
Wright Major A. 1871 1925 [Husband and wife - shared stone] Click here to view a photo of the tombstone/marker Source: WVCPA contributor Penn Markham
Wright Mollie L. 1869 1917
Plus other unmarked/marked with fieldstone graves that are unidentified

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 Markham descendant, Penn Markham, who brought this cemetery to our attention and provided much of the information you see on this page. If you have additional information that you can provide about this cemetery and those buried here, please contact WVCPA!

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