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Cemetery Name:

Perrin Cemetery

 

Perrin Cemetery, Wirt Co., WV

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County: Wirt    
USGS Quad: Petroleum     Map
Coordinates: 39.1278ļN  81.3282ļW
Maintained by: Land owner and others
Land owner: Charles Yeager, Parkersburg, WV
Date added to WVCPA register: December 2004
Condition of cemetery**: Good (November 2001)
Accessibility: This cemetery is located on a bend in the Hughes River off Route 47, east of Freeport. A road numbered 47/5 Wirt Co. leads down to the river.  The actual cemetery is on private land owned by the above stated man. The cemetery is on the south side of the Hughes River and is accessible by boat or in dry seasons by four-wheel drive. The Hughes River Wildlife Management Area borders it on the south and east. There is land access from somewhere through the Wildlife area because Mr. Yeager stated that someone keeps the cemetery property mowed and it isnít always done by him. He doesnít know who does it but they donít get a gate key from him so they have to be accessing it from the wildlife area side of the river.

See scanned map for a better description.

** 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:
Nelson J.W. 1850 1914   Click for photo of tombstone Source: Family researcher & WVCPA contributor, Merry Anne Pierson
Perrin Amos abt 1782 aft 1860 [No tombstone identified - presumed buried here, based on research]   Source: Family researcher & WVCPA contributor, Merry Anne Pierson
Perrin George E. 19 December 1885 5 June 1910 [Son of George P. & Dora Perrin] Click for photo of tombstone Source: Family researcher & WVCPA contributor, Merry Anne Pierson
Perrin George P. 20 September 1855 25 May 1890 [Son of Robert & Judah Perrin] Click for photo of tombstone Source: Family researcher & WVCPA contributor, Merry Anne Pierson
Perrin Joshua abt 1835   [No tombstone identified - presumed buried here, based on research]   Source: Family researcher & WVCPA contributor, Merry Anne Pierson
Perrin Robert B. 30 April 1817 aft 1880 [husband & wife] Click for photo of tombstone Source: Family researcher & WVCPA contributor, Merry Anne Pierson
Perrin Judah Belle Schneider abt 1819 aft 1880 Click for photo of tombstone
Pierson Andrew Jackson 24 January 1873 19 February 1895 "Son of J.M. & M.L. Pierson" Click for photo of tombstone Source: Family researcher & WVCPA contributor, Merry Anne Pierson
Pierson Infant 21 June 1889 21 June 1889 "Infant of J. & M. Pierson" Click for photo of tombstone Source: Family researcher & WVCPA contributor, Merry Anne Pierson
Pierson Lewis Edmond 23 September 1877 12 March 1895 "Son of J.M. & M.L. Pierson" Click for photo of tombstone Source: Family researcher & WVCPA contributor, Merry Anne Pierson
Pierson Mary Luanza Biram 8 April 1856 29 September 1896 [Second wife of James Morgan Pierson. James is buried in the Long's Run Presbyterian Church Cemetery, East Liverpool, Columbiana Co, OH. He served for the Union in the 2nd and 4th WV Infantry] Click for photo of tombstone Source: Family researcher & WVCPA contributor, Merry Anne Pierson
Pierson Samaria Ellen 28 July 1880 6 February 1893 "Dau. of J. & M. Pierson" Click for photo of tombstone Source: Family researcher & WVCPA contributor, Merry Anne Pierson

 

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 wishes to thank Merry Anne Pierson and Charles Yeager for all their hard work making a current reading of this cemetery (as of November 2001), taking cemetery & tombstone photos and providing the background information for the people buried here through the researching of family trees.  

A comment from Merry Anne:

"Iíve included a picture that shows the cemetery from a wider angle. It appears to me that there are many smaller stones or pieces of stones and that there are more graves than markers. I have not been able to personally go to this cemetery but keep trying. These pictures were taken in November of 2001."

Merry Anne also included a family trees of the Perrin & Pierson families buried here.  She herself is the great-granddaughter of James Morgan Pierson, whose family members are buried in this cemetery.

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