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Cemetery Name:

Painter-Bethel

Painter-Bethel Cemetery, Putnam County, West Virginia Painter-Bethel Cemetery, Putnam County, West Virginia

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County: Putnam
USGS Quad: Bancroft
Coordinates: in vicinity of
38.5605N  81.7898W
Maintained by: Unknown
Land owner: Unknown
Date added to WVCPA register: April 2006
Condition of cemetery**: Poor (April 2006)
Accessibility: This cemetery is located above Manila Creek in Pocatalico district of Putnam County.  Not easily accessible, it is located at the top of a hill that is pretty much only accessible on foot.  Do not attempt to get to this cemetery 'under your own power' if you aren't in good condition.  More information on access and verification of exact location to follow.
** 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:
Childres Mirtie M. 22 May 1886 19 October 1918 "Wife of Oran Childres"
[rest of inscription illegible in photo - dau. of Wm. & Josephine Painter]
Click for photo of tombstone Source: Research work done by cemetery researcher, Penny Tucker
Source: WVCPA research
Crago Ernestine 3 February 1884 7 February 1917 "Come Ye Blessed"
"Faithful to her trust even unto death"
[Dau. of Wm. & Josephine Painter, wife of Virgil A. Crago (buried at New Antioch Cem. in Putnam Co.)]
Click for photo of tombstone Source: Research work done by cemetery researcher, Penny Tucker
Source: WVCPA research
Painter Ermey L. 1 November 1914 26 February 1915 "From Mother's arms to the arms of Jesus"
[Dau. of Bradie & Clyda Painter?, granddau. of Wm. & Josephine]
Click for photo of tombstone Source: Research work done by cemetery researcher, Penny Tucker
Source: WVCPA research
Painter Mary V. 5 October 1888 15 February 1927 [Dau. of Wm. & Josephine?]   Source: Research work done by cemetery researcher, Penny Tucker
Source: WVCPA research
Painter Huston 8 April 1930 12 April 1930 [probably a grandson of Wm. & Josephine]   Source: Research work done by cemetery researcher, Penny Tucker
Source: WVCPA research
Painter Josephine M. 1867 16 May 1936 [Wife of William Painter - dau. of Mathias (Alexander?) & Amanda Goodwin?]   Source: Research work done by cemetery researcher, Penny Tucker
Source: WVCPA research
Painter James William  1 January 1856 15 October 1936 [Husband of Josephine Painter - son of James Barnett & Elizabeth Lewis Painter]   Source: Research work done by cemetery researcher, Penny Tucker
Source: WVCPA research
Painter William D. 16 April 1918 17 May 1936 [Son of Bradie & Clyda Painter, grandson of Wm. & Josephine]   Source: Research work done by cemetery researcher, Penny Tucker
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.

Comments from cemetery researcher, Penny Tucker:

"This is an old cemetery - there haven't been any burials here since probably 1936.  There are about a dozen or so stones and rocks that look to be markers for more graves. This cemetery is on the very tip top of a hill.  The only way I've ever got to it was by foot.  You could probably gain access by 4-wheeler."

From WVCPA:

This is the family cemetery of James William and Josephine Painter, married in October 1877 in Jackson Co., WV. According to census records in 1900, 1910 & 1920, they were the parents of Ernestine, Mirtie, Stacie, Brady, Lilly and Barney (spellings may be incorrect, as these vary in the census records). There may have been other children that died young and were not recorded in the census records. 

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