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Name: Tyler County WV Researcher
Comments:Hello! I have several cemeteries that need to be added to Tyler County's list on the WVCPA website, and one that needs to be taken off. The Sturm Cemetery doesnot exist. The stone was stolen from the Catherine Haught Cemetery, thrown out in a field, and someone found it and stood it up. We have records showing the exact plot where he is buried and plan to move the stone there soon. I will post a list of those needing to be added later. Thanks! -Concerned Researcher ------------------ Thank you for the update, and we look forward to the new listings for Tyler Co. - please send them by email to wvcpa (at) westvirginia.com
Wednesday, January 8th 2014 - 11:35:31 PM
Name: Harold E. (Hal) Baker
E-mail address (optional): hbaker1432@aol.com
Comments:I visited your site for the first time in years - You've done lots of work - I descend from Capt. John -Jacob Martin - Andrew Jacob - Andrew Harmon - Lewis Raymond -me Thanks for all your work.
Tuesday, January 7th 2014 - 08:43:46 PM
Name: Donald M. Beaver
E-mail address (optional): DonaldMarkBeaver@att.net
Comments:My GG Grandfather, John (Jno.) Beaver (Civil War grave: 11th WV Vol.) is buried at The Young Cemetery. GPS: N 38.63570 , W 81.68590. 5.1 km SxSW of Kenna, West Virginia. This gravesite is now located next to Highland Lane, Kenna, WV and was cleaned up by the local BSA troop. various graves are still visible. Hopefully I may have someone within your organization document this site and publish it within your records for safekeeping. Thank You for maintaining this site. I will update the above information with my findings about 30 years ago when I first visited this site and wrote down the graves visible at that point. Simply and Sincerely, Donald M. Beaver
Saturday, December 7th 2013 - 11:22:14 PM
Name: Kathleen(Higginbotham) Brackett
E-mail address (optional): wvborn1958@hotmail.com
Comments:All my family is from The Mannington area....
Saturday, November 2nd 2013 - 04:42:14 PM
Name: Carolyn Harmon
E-mail address (optional): kaiserharmon@suddenlink.net
Comments:Does anyone know who owns the Glendale Cemetery in South Charleston?
Saturday, November 2nd 2013 - 11:02:57 AM
Name: Kenneth Hudson
E-mail address (optional): Hudson37j@gmail.com
Comments:Just happened upon your web site and I'm so touched by your effort. My grandparents (Robert and Emma Parsons who I think were founding members of the church) my mother, my brother and most all my aunts and uncles are buried are there. It is where I found God and now serve with my wife who is an ordained Methidist minister. God is so good. My your efforts be blessed. Can you please forward an address where I may send a contribution? Sincerely greatful, Ken Hudson
Tuesday, October 8th 2013 - 11:46:15 AM
Name: Travis Scaggs
E-mail address (optional): travis.25601@yahoo.com
Homepage URL (optional): https://www.facebook.com/WVCemeteries
Comments:My family cemetery is SCAGGS CEMETERY which is located at the mouth of CANEY BRANCH just outside of Chapmanville, W.V. in LOGAN COUNTY, W.V. There is a tombstone there from 1898 to date the cemetery at least that old and there is a cousin of mine buried there that was killed in the attack at Pearl Harbor on the U.S.S. West Virginia (he was in the Navy.) His name was Clarence Wm. McComas and was also from Logan County, W.V. I also have relatives in an ADAMS CEMETERY near CRAWLEY CREEK and BALL CEMETERY at LAKE, W.V. I have many pictures I have taken from all of these cemeteries (except the BURL & BETTY ADAMS CEMETERY near CRAWLEY.) If anybody is interested or researching anything I mentioned, I would be glad to help and share everything I know and what photos and videos of these cemeteries that I have. -Travis Scaggs
Tuesday, October 1st 2013 - 06:48:07 AM
Name: Travis Scaggs
E-mail address (optional): travis.25601
Homepage URL (optional): https://www.facebook.com/WVCemeteries
Comments:I like your website. I get the feeling there are other people in W.V. like myself that want to protect and preserve their rural family cemeteries preventing them from abandonment or becoming overgrown and forgotten to history. In a way I feel privileged to have a private family cemetery instead of my relatives being interred among hundreds or thousands of strangers' graves because rarely does any grave stand out among the massive rows of graves at large public cemeteries.
Tuesday, October 1st 2013 - 06:24:06 AM
Name: Ann H. Thomas
E-mail address (optional): annt@embarqmail.com
Comments:I'm so pleased about the work done in Monroe County. Thank uoou so very much.
Tuesday, September 10th 2013 - 02:17:37 PM
Name: janice martin simpson
E-mail address (optional): elvistx7777@yahoo.com
Comments:Trying to find my daddy. Buried in the Sharon cemetery in Sharon wva. Born 1912 died 12-28-1965. Any information is appreciated.
Tuesday, September 10th 2013 - 12:26:46 AM
Name: Tyler County WV Researcher
Comments:Hey! Just an update an the Ivers/Ivers Flats Cemetery in Tyler County, WV. I have since learned that the cemetery is gone. All of the stones have been pulled up. The graves are there still, just that someone pulled up and took all of the stones. So sad. Also wondering if anyone knows where the first County Home/Infirmiry Cemetery in Tyler County is at? It is supposed to be located somewhere in the same vicinity of the Ivers Cem. Thanks!
Monday, August 5th 2013 - 12:38:56 AM
Name: Keith Weekley
E-mail address (optional): kepalideta@hotmail.com
Comments:Hello Donna, I don't know if you are still running this page still but my e-mail address has changed again. Got back to cemeteries last summer but had also had computer in shop for repairs and they lost it. Thank goodness I had a backup copy of genealogy and cemeteries that was missing the last couple of years...better than nothing. I'll try to get some data to you in couple weeks. Keith _____________ Yes, I'm still here... just 'lying low' for a while as the database and program for making pages directly from the database gets worked out. Doing limited manual updates here and there in the meantime. More activity, hopefully, in early 2014. Thanks for the update on your address!
Friday, July 26th 2013 - 11:17:12 AM
Name: Monte Kimes
E-mail address (optional): montekimes@yahoo.com
Comments:I always am glad to come back to Dreambook, and to read the postings. The postings are history in themselfs. No one is more thankful to the wonderful people who make this site possible. So a great big Thankyou
Wednesday, July 24th 2013 - 05:24:22 PM
Name: Tyler County WV Researcher
Comments:Hey Was wondreing if anyone knows anything about an Ivers Flats Cemetery in Tyler County WV. I can't find it anywhere. I am trying to do an Ellsworth District Tyler Co Cemetery Reading and this cemetery is supposed to be located somewhere in the Ivers Flats area, which is in Ellsworth District. Thanks! ---------- Not familiar with that one...anyone out there reading this have any ideas? Donna
Monday, July 22nd 2013 - 10:20:32 PM
Name: Lynn (Hoschar) Young
E-mail address (optional): Winifred.l.hoschar57@gmail.com
Comments:I just started researching my family tree. I am looking for anything on PATTERSON,WAMSLEY,HOSCHAR,GREENLEE. If anyone has any info on these names please feel free to contact me at the above email. The counties in WV I am interested in is MASON, CABELL,and PUTNAM.
Friday, July 12th 2013 - 04:13:15 PM
Name: Winifred Lynn (Hoschar) Young
E-mail address (optional): Winifred.L.hoschar57@gmail.com
Comments:I am just starting to research my family name. If any one has any information on the name James Andrew Hoschar.....he was my Great Grandfather. All help will be appreciated!
Thursday, June 27th 2013 - 06:44:15 PM
Name: Lorrie
E-mail address (optional): lorrie63@netzero.net
Comments:Hello, I'm looking for a cemetery in Potter's Creek area all I know there is alittle church there as well. Was told some Wrights are buried there and trying to find if we having any ties to this family. Any help would be appreciated.
Wednesday, June 19th 2013 - 07:02:18 PM
Name: Jim Long
E-mail address (optional): Daddy-jim2010@hotmail.com
Comments:Concerning the Whitman Cemetery, it is located beside the road at Victory Point. For years it has been overgrown and un attended, but is now in the process of being cleaned, trees and vines have been cut and it looks 100% better.
Sunday, March 24th 2013 - 06:00:04 PM
Name: Mae Stewart
E-mail address (optional): pmstewart.1@verizon.net
Comments:Hi: What a great website. I am painstakenly trying to get info on Henry Clark (b1806 - d abt 1882) and Ruth Mize (b1808 - d 1878) family. Not sure but think they may be buried in the Clark CXemetary in Camp Creek, WVa. I am running out of leads. Thanks.
Tuesday, March 19th 2013 - 02:57:00 PM
Name: Rose Ruttef
E-mail address (optional): rmrwvgal@yahoo.com
Comments:Overbaughs Ravenswood Virginia/ WV
Tuesday, February 26th 2013 - 03:15:16 PM
Name: connie
E-mail address (optional): suzzu195@yahoo.com
Comments:i would like to thank everyone who is involved in cleaning the whitman cemetery in cora across from save-a =lot i have family buried there been a few years since i have been able to get to some of them since i broke my fermer they r doing a great job on it
Friday, February 22nd 2013 - 01:42:56 AM
Name: Brad Spencer
E-mail address (optional): bradspencer1004@yahoo.com
Comments:If you would like information on the Baker/Faudree family cemetery located in Sweet Springs, I do have data and headstone pictures taken over the last several years. The cemetery is overgrown and has been reclaimed by the forest. ------------- That would be great, Brad! Email them to us at the email posted on our home page! Donna
Monday, January 14th 2013 - 02:18:41 PM
Name: Linda Goodwin
E-mail address (optional): linda.goodwin@nelsonmullins.com
Comments:I am looking for the grave of my Aunt Irma Morrison (Irma Virginia Morrison). She was born in Mason County (Pt. Pleasant) around 1911 and died in infancy. My grandmother's name was Lucy Bell Warner Morrison, and my grandfather's name was Franklin Asbury Morrison. I know that she is not buried with my grandparents in Pt. Pleasant. The other churches whose names I've heard in the past are Hickory Chapel (of which my grandparents were members), Warner Chapel and Eckard Chapel. If you happen to know where she is buried, I would love to hear from you. Thanks! ____________ Good to hear from a cousin, Linda! We don't have any record of where your aunt was buried, but will contact you at the email address you gave if we find anything during our family research. Best guess would be one of the cemeteries where one of her recently-deceased grandparents (back in the 19-teens) was buried. Since she died as an infant, she may be in an unmarked grave.
Friday, November 16th 2012 - 05:19:35 PM
Name: Larry Fisher
E-mail address (optional): paison214@satx.rr.com
Comments:I admire you for the work you are doing. I live in Texas but was born and therefore all my family is buried in Wvs. Mostly in Cabell and Mason Counties. If anyone has pictures or listings of stones at Mt Zion, Mt Union, Neal , Wallace cemetery or any cemeteries in those counties I would be eternally grateful.
Tuesday, October 30th 2012 - 05:04:27 PM
Name: Kenneth J. Freeland
E-mail address (optional): kennethfreeland@gmail.com
Comments:Thank you!! You are my charity of choice on Good Search. ______________ Thank you Kenneth! Donna & Joel
Tuesday, October 2nd 2012 - 05:30:48 PM
Name: patti rairden
E-mail address (optional): pattir3101@aol.com
Comments:so pleased to find william and celia Rairden in grave under tree photo. I am researching this family and have much to learn. Am now hoping that Marion F Rairden is in same cemetery. Marion a USMC was poisoned by Strichnine in Annapolis MD He was a guard for Amelia Earhart and died in 1938
Tuesday, September 4th 2012 - 08:38:06 PM
Name: Keith Weekley
E-mail address (optional): kepalideta@bellsouth.net
Comments:Hello again Donna: I sort of fell off the genealogy page for a period. I've gotten a couple or three more cemeteries that I've photo's of a few stones for you and just never sent them. two cemeteries in Pleasants Co., Wv, two in Kanawha co., and did more on Ravenswood in Jackson Co., WV Keith _____________ Keith, I'm sending an email to you directly... Donna
Friday, August 10th 2012 - 12:27:36 PM
Name: Lora Sampson Smith
E-mail address (optional): lorasampsonsmith@gmail.com
Comments:Thank you - I hope that I can help you with you effor.ts
Monday, July 16th 2012 - 10:27:43 PM
Name: shirley
E-mail address (optional): maxihull@aol.com
Comments:I am interested in the Pratt IOOF cemetery. Supposedly my GG Grandfather Joseph Bott is buried there but I can't prove it. Does anyone have a listing of who is buried there. He died ca 1920 I was there about 1992 and the cemetery although beautiful was a mess. I was able to find my Great Grandfather John Minor Bott there.
Wednesday, May 23rd 2012 - 09:24:36 PM
Name: Hager Jonathan phillip/eglisson
E-mail address (optional): shamrock067@gmail.com
Comments:shamrock067@gmail.com So impressed with the work you are doing to preserve these important articles of history. My grandparents, Bessie Friel Hager, And her husband, Herschel G.son of Gilbert Montervalle Hager. Who's father was Phillip Hager 3. Son of Major John{Black Jack Morgan] Hager and Margaret Dalton. I'm searching for a monument at the entrence of an area of Hager Cemetery, I believe, near Ramage Known as Hagar Mountain. This monument tells the story of this side of the Hager family, from Hagerstown. There is a cemetery at Johannes Phillip's Mill. Grandma and Grandpa would go there often in the summer, from there home in Detroit. They would clean headstones and pick up trash. They taught me a respect for my heritage, living and dead. They would also go to the cemetery at Ramage. One cemetery, has a really sharp curve. One is George C. or W. Hager Cemetery. I was eight or nine. Details are fuzzy. This was 1952-55. They would also visit living relatives in other parts of the state. Bernard and Edgar Hager. His Uncle Phillip, the minister, senator. I remember going on a tour of the old mill. Phillip was his father Gilbert's brother. Any assistance you can provide at locating this monument and the inscription, would be Grandma died in Feb. 64 in Det. Mich. Grandpa died in Det. 16 Nov 71. Them being buried in West Va. was not possible. Thanks from Florida for preserving my West Va. Roots.
Sunday, April 29th 2012 - 08:18:07 PM
Name: Kimberly Whetsell
E-mail address (optional): kimleann23@yahoo.com
Friday, March 16th 2012 - 02:09:43 PM
Name: byron baldwin
E-mail address (optional): bbaldwin59@yahoo.com
Comments:hi there In Pineville WV almost across from Calfee funeral home - on top of a hill is the Perdue Green Cemetery. There is a fence across the road preventing entry. We have relatives there and would love to see pictures of the tombstones in this old abandonded cemetery. Calfee Funeral home in Pineville WV has been to this place many times. Maybe someday you can do this project. Thanks, Byron Baldwin
Wednesday, March 7th 2012 - 05:29:18 PM
Name: Kathee
E-mail address (optional): kathee.eskridge@yahoo.com
Comments:looking for my Dad's family info.
Saturday, February 4th 2012 - 06:43:37 PM
Name: Charlene Willoughby
E-mail address (optional): CharBuggBigelowCrosbySherwood59@yahoo.com
Homepage URL (optional): https://www.facebook.com/#!/Crosbysherwood59
Comments:My tree with the Buggs is called A Tree of Many Trees on www.ancestry.com. I am looking for George "Geo" Washington Bugg's parents. George was b: 22 Nov 1856, Mason County, WV, USA, per his death Certificate. His d: 23 Jan 1936, Henderson, Mason County, Arbuckle Dist, WA, per death Cert. He was 79 yrs at death. It says his father was Tim Hobbs, but I can't find Tim Hobbs anywhere and have nothing but his name. George married an Ellen Francis Smith and an Elzada or Elizada F. unknown Harper. Any help would be appreciated. Charlene CharBuggBigelowCrosbySherwood59@yahoo.com
Thursday, February 2nd 2012 - 02:54:01 PM
Name: Katie Litchfield
E-mail address (optional): litchfieldk19@mycu.concord.edu
Comments:Hi, I'm looking for detailed instructions on how to get to BLAIN CEMETERY in Mason Co. WV and information on how the land looks around it from the road. What I have is that it is near the fork of Lower Five Mile and Crab Creek,my ggg, gggg, and ggggg grandparents are burried there and I would love to visit and photograph the stones for my records. Thank you.
Monday, January 16th 2012 - 01:08:05 AM
Name: Thomas M. Kimes
E-mail address (optional): thomasmkimes@yahoo,com
Comments:Hi: I have been following your great work now for a few years. Great job as usual As they say I am up a creek without a paddle on this one. I am looking for a grave site for my wife's great-great Grandfather.His name is LEANDER LUSHERI have hhim in 1880 living in Kansas. I aam really sure he returned to West Virginia and died, in one of the counties around Greenbier. To one of your readers about moveing graves in the Point Pleasant area. The f.unural home is now named TUCKER-FOGELSONG in Mason West V irginia.
Saturday, January 7th 2012 - 05:52:43 PM
Name: Bea Ellis
E-mail address (optional): bobbeae@aol.com
Comments:Hi, I'm looking for the Wiseman Cemetery in Taylor County. I found it once many years ago. I didn't write the directions. Now I can't find it. I think it is near the Carder Cemetery. Any help appreciated. Thank You. ___ We'll take a look in what we have on file and see if we can help. If not, it's always a good bet to contact a funeral home that is near to where the cemetery is to see if they have directions in their files.
Saturday, December 3rd 2011 - 09:51:43 AM
Name: Sharon Girton
E-mail address (optional): girton@roadrunner.com
Comments:It's great to pull up WVCPA and see the Holiday border on the photo. The fall and Christmas borders were great! Thank you! ______ Thank YOU Sharon! and Merry Christmas to you and yours! Donna & Joel
Tuesday, November 29th 2011 - 02:50:18 PM
Name: Thomas Beasley
E-mail address (optional): tom@thebeasley.info
Homepage URL (optional): http://thebeasley.info
Comments:Researching Beasley, Andersons, Larabees, and Stollings in Kanawha and Boone Counties
Friday, November 25th 2011 - 06:27:52 PM
Name: greg clendenin
E-mail address (optional): gc@clendenin.org
Comments:I now know where Swon Cemetery is. This is the burial site of my five time great grandfather, Alexander Clendenin
Monday, November 21st 2011 - 09:34:32 PM
E-mail address (optional): MUCHIKATHROWER@YAHOO.COM
Wednesday, September 7th 2011 - 09:56:01 AM
Name: Donna Meador Infanger
E-mail address (optional): dinfanger@electro-reps.com
Comments:I'm working with my family to update all our old family cemeteries in Mercer, Raleigh, Summers and Wyoming Counties. We clean some of the 'less visited' ones each year when we visit from Indiana. I have added one cemetery to the W.VA archives. I plan to enter more so our loved ones, down the road, find their ancesters.
Friday, July 29th 2011 - 01:20:17 PM
Name: Trilby MInton
E-mail address (optional): trilbyminton@yahoo.com
Sunday, July 17th 2011 - 03:04:48 PM
Name: Brenda Farley
E-mail address (optional): farleyaberdeen@aol.com
Comments:I have several family members beried @ witchers creek I'm thankful I found them on line. I live to far away to visit I was there last month to say good by to my aunt Shirley Farren she was laid to rest next to her mother my Grand mother Rena Frances Overbaugh Thank you for a chance to visit a few minutes with my loved ones Brenda Farley
Friday, May 27th 2011 - 09:10:35 PM
Name: Jacqueline Gallman
E-mail address (optional): tojacig@yahoo.com
Comments:Hello, I am looking for any information about my paternal grandfather, Roy Sadie Burch. I have his birth info (Apr.27, 1890 in Leadmine, Tucker Co., WV, born to Peter and Malinda Burrows Burch, with a brother, Simon Andrew Burch, born in 1883. Peter died in Oct. 1890, and Malinda remarried a fellow by the last name of Kight) and his WWI and WWII draft registration info. The WWII draft card says he was living back in Land Mine in 1942. Until this, we did not know what had happened to him after my father was born in 1928. My father died never knowing his father or when he died or where he was buried. Now I at least know he was still alive at the age of 52 in 1942, according to his WWII draft card, and living in Lead Mine, WV. Next of kin was listed as Albertia Burch. I have looked everywhere, and cannot find anything further about him. We would really like to know when he died and where he is buried. Also, I haven't been able to find out who Albertia Burch is. Also, he was married to Ada Mae Neal Burch, my grandmother, in SC (can't find the marriage record either), and only very recently I found out he was married twice previously: to Nancy Elizabeth Jessup Burch in NC(children James Anderson, Roy L. and Mary Elizabeth), and before that to Annie E. Timmerman, in WV, in 1908, (Annie remarried Steven Ashby later) and they had a daughter Virginia Burch, born June 1909. I do not know when any of the marriages ended, I haven't found divorce records for any. I cannot find Roy Sadie Burch in the 1930 census anywhere, nor in any of the local censuses. ANYBODY, PLEASE HELP!! Thank you in advance SO, SO MUCH!!
Friday, April 29th 2011 - 06:08:13 PM
Name: Nadine Tedder
E-mail address (optional): MyLadyNadine@aol.com
Comments:I am looking for ancestors buried in Lone Oak Cemetery in Point Pleasent, WV. I have hit a wall and would really like some help from anyone who can look for graves or tell me where to find them before I plan a trip. Thank you.
Friday, March 25th 2011 - 08:27:23 AM
Name: Rebecca L. Simpson
E-mail address (optional): becki.simpson@hotmail.com
Homepage URL (optional): http://kelliepatterson.bravehost.com/
Comments:Mr. Duprey after speaking with you today I had to check out your website. This is great. What devotion you and your wife have shown to help preserve our history. I too have attempted to research our family on just one family the "Frazier" family. Actually one grandfather Samuel Frazier (many times great) lived in Roney's Point, WVA. so I have gone there many times. I realize how time consuming this can be so I in turn know the countless hours you have been spending on this and for other people. I thank you. You had called Clark Efaw and when he handed you the telephone it was assumed I was his sister Shannon. I am Rebecca a family friend. Whenever I was researching our Frazier family, realizing their struggles, what all they gave up to give us what we have today I often wonder how many others not walking their families journey in time take so much for granted out here. I can't imagine me riding over moutain tops in a covered wagon, cooking at campsites, building houses by hand, sewing my clothing, etc. What amazing strong willed and courageous people. Thank you again for what you do. Rebecca L. Simpson
Thursday, March 24th 2011 - 07:02:22 AM
Name: Sandy Kay Meyer
E-mail address (optional): sandymeyer1866@aol.com
Comments:I'm Looking for any info on Ethel Mae Patterson Apr 3 1911-Apr 15 1935 ,Married to William E Patterson on Dec. 13 ,1930 She was my Grandmother, My Mothers mother. My mother was just a baby when she died , and has never been to her grave, or even seen a picture of her. My Mom is 76 years old and it is very important for me to find her grave.They had three children all girls. He Remarried to Margaret Patterson and they had four children
Thursday, March 10th 2011 - 04:27:45 PM
Name: Rebecca Watson
E-mail address (optional): beckywatson3@att.net
Comments:I am looking for info on White's Cemetary located on mountain between Man and Accoville.
Wednesday, March 9th 2011 - 02:20:14 PM
Name: Margaret S. Sliva
E-mail address (optional): margaret64ss@yahoo.com
Comments:IF it were not for this wonderful site I would not have known that both of my grandparents had passed away . Their names are Erroll Edward Kidder and Margaret Clarestine Wade Kidder . Both of whom I was very close to . And I miss them both very very much .
Saturday, March 5th 2011 - 12:36:22 AM
Name: Margaret S. Sliva
E-mail address (optional): margaret64ss@yahoo.com
Comments:I typed in the name of my granfather Erroll Edward Kidder into the bing search engine ..... his name came up under this site . I had no clue that he or my grandmother Margaret Clarestine Wade Kidder had passed away until now . Thank You for creating such a wonderful .
Saturday, March 5th 2011 - 12:22:25 AM
Name: marcia wolf
E-mail address (optional): lernbe25260@earthlink.net
Comments:i,m so glad i found your site i have been trying to get more information on adamsvill cemetry i have family there and i,m not sure where they are it is located at adamsvill in mason co wv
Saturday, February 12th 2011 - 08:10:54 PM
Name: donnd huffer
E-mail address (optional): hufferdoonna@yahoo.com
Comments:Just found this site.Live in Ohio rihjt now but was raised in WV and have a lot of kin folk living and dead there and its so hard to locate my mothers relatives but I will keep looking
Saturday, February 12th 2011 - 11:37:40 AM
Name: Andrea
E-mail address (optional): andrea_98466@yahoo.com
Comments:Hello, Can anyone provide me with an address or information about the location and name now of this cemetery. I am looking for the actual burial place of a relative - Thomas Singer - as mentioned in the following. I would LOVE to have a picture of his marker if there is one. Any information at all would be appreciated. THANK YOU!!! "According to Mason County, W. Va. Cemetery Inscriptions by Violette S. Machir, published in 1972, there is an "Old Hartford (or Cunningham) Cemetery" in Waggener District, "On Hartford hill opposite the post office a dirt road leads to cemetery. On site of old Welsh Baptist Church (1850-1865." There are three Civil War soldiers listed: John Piatt, Thomas Singer and Matthew Soulsby. [Note: There is another Hartford Cemetery also called Brown Cemetery, in Hartford, road beside old Liverpool Salt Works to top of hill."
Thursday, December 30th 2010 - 02:56:51 PM
Name: Kris stephens
E-mail address (optional): kristie1957@yahoo.com
Comments:Thank you for your site. I live in Ohio, but most of the relatives live in W Va. I have found out so much info and dates that it is amazing. I feel like a detective. Thank you again.
Sunday, October 24th 2010 - 02:51:58 PM
Name: edna jane hendrickson
E-mail address (optional): ednajanemceachern@gmail.com
Comments:iam looking for my grandmothers buriel site, she is suspose to be buried on saturday rd, around anstead w.va, her name is donna grose hendrickson, would like to hear from someone that knows the area, or knows her family, thank you
Saturday, October 9th 2010 - 07:38:29 PM
Name: Beth DeMarchis
E-mail address (optional): BethJ621@aol.com
Comments:I am interested in B.O. Markham and Mary Markham. Any information will be helpful. I am trying to trace my family line. Thanks
Tuesday, August 31st 2010 - 12:46:19 AM
Name: Tina D. Starcher ( Hall)
E-mail address (optional): tina.starcher@gmail.com
Comments:I wanted to sign this book for I wanted everyone to know how proud I am to know about my hertiage! I am the Daughter of James L. Hall and Judith D. Hall Granddaugter of Mary A. Persinger an Wilbert L Hall , Also the Great grand daughter of Thomas J. Persinger an Gertie Persinger, and we be attending the next chance to keep our history alive for future Of family Members to come an see our History! Sincerely Tina (Hall) Starcher
Saturday, July 10th 2010 - 01:27:34 AM
Name: Ann Ragalyi
E-mail address (optional): annragalyi@yahoo.com
Comments:I haven't found any information thru the WVCPA about Mordue Cemetery which is located on a hillside just outside Whitesville. My grandparents and other relatives are buried there. Who at WVCPA would I contact to give more info about the cemetery and provide photographs of the gravestones of my relatives. Maybe from there if WVCPA has volunteers in the area they could get more photos. I found Whitman Cemetery at Logan thru your site and found my great great grandfather SZABO there. We made a trip there, found his gravesite and got a photo. So exciting. At Witcher Cemetery at Belle I found our HINDLE relatives. Thank you and all your volunteers for the wonderful work they do.
Wednesday, June 2nd 2010 - 07:46:43 PM
Name: Franklin king
E-mail address (optional): Glassimage@gforcecable.com
Sunday, May 23rd 2010 - 06:55:23 PM
Name: Tammy Eskins
E-mail address (optional): tammyeskins@hotmail.com
Comments:Great site!!
Sunday, May 16th 2010 - 06:09:56 AM
Name: jimmie wood
E-mail address (optional): shotzebaby@hotmail.com
Comments:Very Nice Site, for you all to help others. Thanks!
Monday, April 26th 2010 - 10:11:03 PM
Name: Joyce Burns
E-mail address (optional): CHEROKEEJR14@yahoo.com
Comments:Hi , I too am related to the Harbours and Duncan , Persingers and Burns family in the cemetery there . when I was there a few years ago I was looking for the cemetery but never found it and no one of course knew a thing about it. I am glad that someone is taking care of it. Would love to talk to Lois if you could put her in touch with me through my email. thanks ,Ms.Burns
Friday, April 23rd 2010 - 06:05:06 PM
Name: Robin Cavey
E-mail address (optional): ro19602001@yahoo.com
Comments:I beleive from what I have seen so far, the caretakers are doing a wonderful job maintaining the Gibson/Maddox cemetary. Kudos to Terry and his sister. _________________ We'll let them know, Robin! Thanks for writing! Donna & Joel
Sunday, April 11th 2010 - 01:35:56 AM
Name: Brenda Stargell
E-mail address (optional): bkws55@yahoo.com
Comments:Just came to read up on Putnam County.
Wednesday, March 17th 2010 - 08:16:35 PM
Name: Tom Kimes
E-mail address (optional): makayladk@yahoo.com
Comments:Just finished reading the guest book. Great information and postings.Is anyone done any readings on the Capehart in New Haven Thanks for all the hard work.
Tuesday, March 16th 2010 - 03:40:21 PM
Name: kay keen
E-mail address (optional): heavy@tycom.net
Homepage URL (optional): http://.com
Comments:I have really enjoyed this post, I think this is wonderful what ya'll are doing, so many people lay thier love one to rest, and for get about this, i am from wv also. Thank you and may God Bless you. Love in Jesus Christ. k
Wednesday, February 24th 2010 - 11:41:08 AM
Name: Roger W. Schoonover
E-mail address (optional): roger_schoonover@hotmail.com
Comments:Just read through your "dreambook". Saw the name Schoonover and emailed them, but unfortunately it is no longer current. Thank You for all you have done in assisting to provide people with information on geneology and the history of WV. I will probably contact you again for information on my great-great grandfather, Rev. William Wolfe Roger Schoonover Blissfield, MI.
Monday, January 25th 2010 - 01:00:24 AM
Name: Barbara
E-mail address (optional): bep@roadrunner.com
Comments:Are you for real? Can you really help me? Regarding Mt. Zion Church cemetery in New Martinsville, W.V.?
Saturday, January 2nd 2010 - 06:19:14 PM
Name: Tom Kimes
E-mail address (optional): makayladk@yahoo.com
Comments:Looking at the best site for graveyard information,and names.I have been working on the kearns and Nichelson line in Mason County for many years now,I need help bad on The Capehart Cemetary in New Haven. I have spent over 20 years looking for a great Aunt that I am sure is buried there.I really need help on her. The name is Mary Jane (Nicholson) Mcknabb.A cemettery that needs help is the Clifton cemetery. Again great site
Monday, November 2nd 2009 - 11:20:26 AM
Name: Kathy Cummings
E-mail address (optional): kathypig1@yahoo.com
Comments: This is a fantastic site and I appreciate your efforst to preserve and protect these irreplaceable treasures. If anyone knows of the location of a small family cemetery in the Turtle Creek area of Boone County please email me. My husband's grandparents and other realtives are buried here. We were told that this cemetery was *possibly* bulldozed iver by a coal company back in the 80s but we have no proof. Also would like to correspond with anyone having info on the Cummings, Moore, King, and Adkins families of Boone and Lincoln Counties. Keep up the great work!
Thursday, October 15th 2009 - 11:08:39 AM
Name: Thomas M. Kimes
E-mail address (optional): makayladk@yahoo.com
Comments:Hi: just founded your site, I found a section that needs corrected. Reference Odd Fellows Cementary, some one is getting it confused with the Browns cementary as a kid liveing in Hartford I played many a day in the Browns. A very nice and well kept up cementary.My son and I was up to it about two years ago,growed up wooden fences rotted awayVery bad shape. You can not drive up to it. Now the Capehart Cementary is located near the New Haven water tower. I have greatgrand buried there.I have talked to many people no one knowes about it. If any thing it is in worst shape than the Browns Keep up the good work.
Saturday, September 26th 2009 - 05:18:01 PM
Name: Wanda Stalnaker
E-mail address (optional): wandastal@yahoo.com
Monday, September 14th 2009 - 11:54:43 AM
Name: Krystal McMillen
E-mail address (optional): palomino333@hotmail.com
Comments:I am trying to find the location of the Ruffner Cemetery near Accoville, WV. Any help would be appreciated. _____ Hi Krystal, The Ruffner Cemetery is located northeast of Accoville behind two small electrical substations on the north side of the road behind some houses near the mine entrance. See topo map at http://mapper.acme.com/?ll=37.7728,-81.8330&z=15&t=T for detail. If this post doesn't make the web link automatically, copy and paste the above URL into your web browser to see the map. I will email you with more details. Donna
Monday, September 7th 2009 - 02:06:26 PM
Name: Becky Replogle
E-mail address (optional): beckyrep@ca.rr.com
Comments:I'm so pleased to find the info about the Johnson cemetery project in Smithtown WV. My grgrgrgrandfather is Barnabas Johnson, buried there. Another descendant cousin found this information and forwarded the link to me. Thank you, Steven Johnson, for your work! I'd be glad to help if I lived in the area (I plan to in the future.). My cousin and I are both descended from Robert Johnson, Barnabas' next-to-youngest son. My grgrandmother, Sarah Ann, and Elizabeth Johnson were sisters and the daughters of Robert. They married David W.W. Prickett and John O. Radcliffe respectively. I have also become acquainted with another cousin living in Marion county who is the great granddaughter of John and Elizabeth Radcliffe. The Radcliffe cemetery on the opposite side of the river is well taken care of too. I feel this is such important work for each new generation to take on.
Friday, August 28th 2009 - 12:36:39 AM
Name: Jane Hayes
E-mail address (optional): jhayes23@verizon.net
Comments:I love this site and the maps. So glad I found it and hope that you can help with the condition of the Estes Cemetery! =========== Jane, I've emailed you with ideas. Donna
Wednesday, August 19th 2009 - 01:54:03 PM
Name: Margaret Sue Hammock Hackett
E-mail address (optional): suzyhackett@comcast.net
Comments:I have a new e-mail address since my first visit to your website. I was in WV in June 2009 and found the Brown cemetery out Rutledge Road and also the Lacy family cemetery out Lacy Hollow Rd. Some of my ancestors are burried in both places. I plan to return again in Oct 2009 and hopefully I will fine the other cemeteries in the Rutledge area. The residents of that area seem to be unaware of any cemeteries nearby. The Brown cemetery is difficult to reach but I found it worth while after making the climb and the road was only walkable of if you had a ATV. The rains made the ground muddy and slippery. Thank you again for having this site for some of us who are interested to share info. Anyone looking for Angeline Lacy Hammock, I have a picture of her grave marker and will share with you.
Tuesday, August 4th 2009 - 04:08:09 PM
Name: Thomas R. Vetter
E-mail address (optional): trvetter@gmail.com
Comments:I came across your wonderful webpage in my efforts to find my ancestors' graves. The Thomas Cain family (Dr. Daniel Cain) of Reedy and Pee Wee in Wirt County and the Rogers and Spencer families in Spencer and other parts of Roane County. Thank you for the very helpful informatio. Dr. Tom Vetter, Birmingham, Alabama
Sunday, July 12th 2009 - 05:05:58 PM
Name: John Stevens
E-mail address (optional): john7127@roadrunner.com
Comments:I have some information about the Henry and Stevens families buried at Bruce Chapel. I have some pictures of the old gravestones taken years ago, a cousin has replaced some of the old stones with newer ones. If anyone is interested in the geneaology of the families would be interested in sharing notes
Monday, June 22nd 2009 - 11:14:38 PM
Name: Brooks A. Parsons
E-mail address (optional): bparsons@tampabay.rr.com
Comments:Read with great interestyour website and visited several of the Cemetary sites via the computer of course. I am 86 and a grandson of Richard Olin and Elsie Parsons; both are buried in Warner Cemetary. Our family name is deep in history in Jackson County and the geneology of Richard's family can be found in the library in Ripley. The Castos, Jividens, Harrisons, Kessels and Staats were all inter-related. What an interesting project. Well done! _____ Thank you Brooks! Glad to have you visit the WVCPA site!
Friday, May 8th 2009 - 01:35:26 PM
Name: R. Rader
E-mail address (optional): travelinon@gmail.com
Comments:Thank you very much for your service. You site could well be the final "final resting place" for information on many of those buried in abandoned cemeteries.
Tuesday, May 5th 2009 - 06:10:30 PM
Name: magdalene moore
E-mail address (optional): butterfly_butterfly41650@yahoo.com
Comments:hello . im looking for any imfo you might have on my grand parents... clarence stanley who married mary justice.. . marrys parents were william jay justice and her mom was kizzie webb.. if you have any info at all .. please contact me .. thanks ________________ Sorry - we don't have any information on the Stanleys that you write of. Donna & Joel
Thursday, April 30th 2009 - 12:54:21 PM
Name: paul winans
E-mail address (optional): cpoldies@net zero.com
Homepage URL (optional): http://wallace lions cementery
Comments:I am the president of the wallace lions cementery, located in wallace wv. We are trying to get it organized and trying to keep it clean. so I can give a little information to anyone that needs it.
Wednesday, April 29th 2009 - 09:41:02 AM
Name: Don Summerfield
E-mail address (optional): captdon@gmail.com
Comments:I would love to know how to get in touch with Angela Harkin wherein I might provide additional information and pictures regarding the Siloam Church and its adjoining cemetery. There are descrepancies on the Charles Hanes headstone and I have additional information regarding the Price plot (BTW, the first person buried in the cemetery). Thank you for your good work. ------- Hi Don! Thank you for signing our guestbook! You may contact us directly at wvcpa (at) westvirginia.com - we're the ones that sat up and maintain the page about the Siloam Church Cemetery - Angela will see the updates from this site, and we'll make sure she knows of the corrections and additional photos you've sent. The photos can be sent to us via email - if they are not 'digital', let us know by email and we'll make other arrangements with you. Kind Regards, Donna Duprey
Sunday, March 29th 2009 - 06:20:06 AM
Name: Sharon Taylor
E-mail address (optional): smurfette952@yahoo.com
Comments:A great place to find where your ancestors are buried at.
Tuesday, March 10th 2009 - 01:07:15 AM
Name: Carolyn Casto-Scott
E-mail address (optional): cscott461@gmail.com
Comments:I have really enjoyed your site. It is very informative and sure has a lot of information for people that is doing research on there family's in West Viginia. I have family in Jackson,Putnam,Kanawha County.My family names are Casto,Painter on my father side of the family and on my mothers side of the family is Null, Mason. Well I will be looking back from time to time at the site. A lot of information for sure .
Sunday, January 18th 2009 - 02:04:43 PM
Name: Robin Blakeman
E-mail address (optional): robinbe@verizon.net
Comments:Wonderful information!! I'm glad to have found this site & hope to meet the founders of this project as I'm in the process of trying to preserve 4 family cemeteries in Boone county, and am working for enhanced state-wide cemetery protection legislation.
Saturday, January 10th 2009 - 09:14:37 AM
Name: Angie Plantz Stith
E-mail address (optional): mallory@dwave.net
Friday, January 2nd 2009 - 09:33:55 AM
Name: Carl Taylor
E-mail address (optional): crtwv59@yahoo.com
Comments:Loved browsing through your website. I am so happy to discover that there are others so concerned about preserving our past. I have been trying to find the Kiser cemetery in Roane county, in particular the grave of Simon Kiser. I would appreciate any help or suggestions.
Saturday, November 29th 2008 - 04:27:14 PM
Name: gene barnett
E-mail address (optional): barnettgene@zoominternet.net
Sunday, October 26th 2008 - 11:32:40 AM
Name: JoAnn Shahan
E-mail address (optional): joshahan@verizon.net
Comments: Hi! I am from Garrett County Maryland; and I am interested in all Cemeteries,every where.Since I have been doing research on my mother's side of the family {Sines} I have been to a lot of cemeteries in the last 8 year's; mostly in W.VA. Maryland.Between my brother and I we have came across 2 old cemeteries that were left unattended. It's nice to know there are other people out there doing this what they can! Keep up the good work!! JoAnn
Monday, October 13th 2008 - 10:17:18 PM
Name: Colletta McDermed
E-mail address (optional): kcjmcd@hotmail.com
Comments:Interesting site- looking for the transcription of McCorder Cemetery- sometimes called Smith Cemetery on Poindexter Rd near Mason/Putnam County Line, WV. Very old cemetery with many Reynolds and Chapmans apparently buried there.
Thursday, June 26th 2008 - 06:21:52 PM
Name: Bob Bird
E-mail address (optional): musketball@suddenlink.net
Comments:Just happened to find this site today and have already saved it in My Favorites. I'm glad that someone is doing something serious to preserve these old graveyards and our history. I don't have much time to devote to restoration, but I still like to locate and document old graves when I can since I enjoy working on my genealogy. This past Fall I was able through some detective work to locate my GG Grandfather's grave in southern Putnam County. He was a Confederate veteran and I'm hoping to get a stone for his grave. For now, I'm planning on a temporary marker for Memorial Day. A couple of years ago I also located over 40 unmarked grave in the Mt. Moriah Cemetery and I hope during the Summer to look for more graveyards. I'm very impressed with the detailed cemetery pages you have completed and all I can say is Keep Up the Good Work! --------- Thank you, Bob - we will! ~Donna & Joel
Sunday, May 11th 2008 - 07:27:08 PM
Name: Jean Jasinski
E-mail address (optional): momjasinski@roadrunner.com
Comments:My best friend refered me to see how much work and fun have gone into this.
Friday, April 25th 2008 - 01:52:13 PM
E-mail address (optional): mammawn@cableone.net
Comments:need help in locating some research intothr families of ;;;wilson;;;morris bowman;and culp;; some of them are buried in the maple grove cemetery at fairmont west virginia;;any help appreciated from any one;;thanks
Wednesday, April 23rd 2008 - 06:31:25 PM
Name: Lisa
E-mail address (optional): ashnan_etana@roganforever.com
Comments:Great work! There are so many cemeteries that need loving attention. You have a herculean task ahead of you, my best wishes. Quick question. I have an ancestor who died in the 1920s in Point Pleasant. The death certificate states burial is in "Poor Farm". Does anyone know where that might be? Or even where the poor farm for Mason County was in the 1920s?
Tuesday, April 8th 2008 - 10:07:20 PM
Name: Don Pomeroy
E-mail address (optional): donpom@hotmail.com
Comments:Looking to contact the family of Sansford Smith. He and his family are buried at Lady Dunn Cemetery. Sansford's sister, Myrtle Smith Hudnall,was my grandmother. Would love to find more information on Thomas Russell Smith Sr. and his family. Thanks Don Pomeroy
Sunday, February 17th 2008 - 04:09:50 PM
Name: patty priddy
E-mail address (optional): southerngrammy08@aol.com
Comments:thanks for the help on the priddy side , burke priddys father was pleasant carr priddy from edmonson county and hart county kentucky born june 08 1893 ------- You're welcome, Patty! ~Donna & Joel
Monday, February 4th 2008 - 12:01:08 AM
Name: Teresa M Sheets
E-mail address (optional): teresasheets@neo.rr.com
Comments:It is so good to someone other than myself taking an interest in preserving these cemeteries and cemeteries like these in this part of the country where our nation's pioneers are buried. So many of the oldest cemeteries have been plowed over by farmers, torn up for road construction, etc. Thank you for your efforts in preserving them.
Sunday, January 6th 2008 - 09:50:04 AM
Name: patty priddy
E-mail address (optional): southerngrammy08@aol.com
Comments:Hi I am trying to find information on a Burkie or Burke priddy born in Edmonson County,Kentucky June 8,1893 or 94 to P.C. and Elizabeth Harp Priddy. Need to know what cemetery he is buried at. I am his gg uncle. appreciate any help. thanks _____________ Thanks for signing our guestbook! Unfortunately, we personally don't have any records of where Burke Priddy is buried. The Priddy name is quite common to the northern end of Putnam Co. - up in the Union Dist. area. I've checked through what documentation we have for the area, and come up with several Priddy's, but none named Burke or Elizabeth. I would recommend checking with the Putnam Co. County Clerk's office for death records for them. If you're lucky, the place of burial field was filled out on the form (not always the case). Best of luck to you in your search, and we'll keep our eyes open in case we see or hear anything of the couple. ~Donna
Saturday, December 29th 2007 - 12:37:03 AM
Name: Richard Rader II
E-mail address (optional): richard.rader@us.army.mil
Comments:I was born in wood county, Parkersburg. I have been trying to research my family backround. Have found the church in Gay,W.v. as well as the Mt. Olive cemetary in the Ripley area. I have some information on my family and may be related to the Bell family from Bellville also. If any one can help me out I am not out to profit from this just want to pass correct information to my children. My name is once again Richard Rader II, father with same name and grandfather was Daniel Webster Rader. Looking forward to make contact with family and make friends. Thanks
Thursday, December 27th 2007 - 03:23:19 PM
Name: Donald Cundiff
E-mail address (optional): donc4013@yahoo.com
Comments:Hi, Looking for updates on Odd Fellows Cemetary in New Haven ------------------ Hi Don! Sorry, no updates as yet. We have copies of the Mason Co., W.Va. Cemetery Inscriptions books to look up in if you have specific families you're looking for. Unfortunately, the reading in that book is at least 30 years old. Email us if you'd like us to check on something specific before it gets online on this site. Kind Regards, Donna
Thursday, November 29th 2007 - 12:05:37 PM
Name: Joey Boggess
E-mail address (optional): archicadguy@yahoo.com
Comments:I love your site and appreciate your mission. My wife and I are cemetery gurus, and are interested in our genealogy. I hope to contribute to your cause in the future with some information on Jackson County cemeteries. Keep up the great work! It is a tremendously useful resource. ------------ Thank you, Joey! We look forward to working with you and your wife! ~Donna & Joel
Tuesday, September 25th 2007 - 11:24:32 AM
Name: Philip Rice
E-mail address (optional): phil.rice@att.net
Comments:I am hunting for anyone who is kin to Jesse Rice, and his 2 wifes,Marietta Mariotta,and Sarah Kathrine Gardner. I am a DNA match to Jesse, I have loads if info on the Rices but other than names Ive come up blank on contacts, Honest I don't have some strange whatever, I just am looking for roots. ------ Thanks for signing our guest book - hopefully some of your Rice kin will see this and contact you! ~Donna
Saturday, September 22nd 2007 - 08:57:28 PM
Name: Stella R Thompson
E-mail address (optional): thompsonaries@aol.com
Comments:Looking for my ggggrandfather Joseph Laudermilk,I find him in the 1880 Mason,WV cencus with wife and 2 sons Andrew & Robert. Find nothing in the 1900 on him Thank you stella ------ Stella, We don't have any additional information to offer on Joseph - perhaps some of our viewers do? If so, please contact Stella! ~Donna
Thursday, September 20th 2007 - 08:56:06 PM
Name: Karen White
E-mail address (optional): WVblondie@aol.com
Comments:I am interested in the location of the Cline Blankenship cemetary located in Mercer County. My mother has recently come across some information on relatives buried there, and would like to visit, however, I can locate no information. My mother says she thinks it was on Nubbins Ridge Road in Camp Creek...but she has not visited the cemetary since she was 10 years old. I would appreciate any information you could find ------ Karen, We're not familiar with the cemetery - we've had very, very limited work done in Mercer Co., and none that has any info on the cemetery you're looking for. I'd recommend contacting a local mortuary in the vicinity (the phone book will be your best source for that) and see if they have an idea of the location of the cemetery. ~Donna
Wednesday, September 19th 2007 - 11:04:05 AM
Name: Lorraine
E-mail address (optional): sfcpchan@sbcglobal.net
Comments:Thanks again for your wonderful information. Now trying to find a Parkersburgh, VA Wood CO. grave of Elizabeth Nuckles. I will post a query.
Friday, September 7th 2007 - 11:32:21 AM
Name: Greg Clendenin
E-mail address (optional): greg@middletonpest.com
Comments:My grandparents are buried at Moss Chapel. My five time great grandfather was the son of Charles Clendenin for whom the capital of the state of WV is named. My five time GG is named Alexander....He is buried at a little known but still existent cememtery in West Virginia named Swon Cemetery...but it is on private land and in great disrepair...Can you help me locate it? __________ Hi Greg, Coincidentally we just had another inquiry about the Swon Cemetery from a descendant of Capt. Philip Null. They too were looking for the location of the cemetery. Unfortunately, all we have to go on is a description for some 40 years ago, printed in Mason County, W.Va. Cemetery Inscriptions: "Rt. 62 N. to Homer Smith farm. Opposite Potter Creek road, a Sand & Gravel Co. sign, go out dirt road to home of a Mt. Chattin. Behind it remains of a cattle pen. At one time a large orchard was there, and there were many stones. When the late Mrs. Charlotte Steenbergen was writing her "McCulloch" in 1962 we went with Mrs. Everett (Mae Chattin) Sayre to see if we could find remains of stones, as she remembered seeing them stacked beside the fence. This land was owned by 'Pioneer' John McCulloch, then Swon family, then late Lycurgus Knight; ground was frequently flooded, and some moved." Hope this helps some! Donna
Sunday, July 22nd 2007 - 05:38:33 PM
Name: Lorraine Chandler
E-mail address (optional): sfcpchan@sbcglobal.net
Comments:Thank you for your work on the Pine Grove cemetery off Baden-Leon Road..we were able to find my husbands 2nd great-grand parents.. George Washington and Mary Pauline Eubank Nuckles. We took several pictures and report that there is a new stone there for Mary Pauline Eubank Nuckles.I would love for it to be posted..and who put it there?? tell me how to do it??? We were pleased to find them as we had been told they were in Oak Oak...Thanks again..Lorraine and Paul Chandler ________________ Dear Lorraine & Paul, any photos taken that are in digital format (like from a photo cd or a digital camera) may be emailed to us at wvcpa @ westvirginia.com. If they are prints, email us and we'll send you our mailing address here in Colorado. We don't know who got the new marker for Mary Pauline Nuckles, sorry! Donna & Joel
Wednesday, July 4th 2007 - 02:28:25 PM
Name: Jividen George William
E-mail address (optional): jividenj@bright.net
Comments: thanks for your great work. ______ Thank you, George! Donna & Joel
Thursday, May 31st 2007 - 02:01:25 PM
E-mail address (optional): harleneyb@aol.com
Sunday, May 27th 2007 - 02:03:10 PM
Name: Margaret J Castor
E-mail address (optional): Zaleskijo@dragonbbs.com
Comments:I am interested in any information, I could get on W.M.Buck.He was married to Doris Grimm,she is buried in Lone Oak cometary In Point Pleasant, WV. She died in 1927. This is just what I was told I can not verify it. Would appreciate any input. Thank you, Margaret J. Castor Zaleskijo@dragonbbs.com ------ Margaret, We don't have any specific information on the people you mention - perhaps one of our other site visitors may be able to help? If so, please contact Margaret at the email address provided. Donna & Joel
Wednesday, May 23rd 2007 - 08:10:18 AM
Name: Jean
E-mail address (optional): birdsinging77@yahoo.com
Comments:I lived in Clifton at one time. I am trying to find info on Frank Benjamin VanMeter and his daughter, Jean. They lived in West Columbia WV Thanks
Saturday, May 12th 2007 - 11:24:06 AM
Name: barbara lee staten
E-mail address (optional): statenlarry@yhaoo.com
Comments:Looking for my dad's family - his name was Meredith Lee Cobb of Boone County was married to Nancy Johnson in 1960, had a baby April 30, 1960 named Barbara Lee Cobb. _________ Thanks for writing Barbara - WVCPA website visitors reading this: does anyone have any information to share? ~Donna
Monday, April 16th 2007 - 12:23:14 AM
Name: Keith Jacobs
E-mail address (optional): jake_keefer2002@yahoo.com
Comments:Hello. I was born in Leon, Mason Co. in 1941 and moved here in a. 1946. I spent all of my summers on my Uncle`s Collett Keefer farms in Mason and Jackson Co`s. until high school. MY Grandparents Keefer lived on Waterloo Rd. and my Grandparents Jacobs lived at Arbuckle. I have family at Smith Cem, Bethel Cem ,Walker Chapel and I am trying to researth the Jacobs Cem. on Tribble Rd. I still call Mason Co. home and have been in all 50 states, but West Virgina is my favorite. Thanks for you good work. Keith Jacobs
Monday, March 19th 2007 - 05:52:54 PM
Name: Frank F Hyre
E-mail address (optional): hallhyre@aol.com
Comments:Thank you-thank you for your efforts in listing the Rader Cem. in Jackson Co.--Very nice job to say the least-hopefully others who are close by will take an interest and form a clean up project to bring these graves back to life.
Thursday, February 1st 2007 - 03:10:34 PM
Name: Virginia Taylor
E-mail address (optional): ninnue1935@ohiohills.com
Comments:My Grandmother was OMeda Dewees and my mother was Lettie Jane Dewees oldest daughter of Meda and Thomas Deweese
Saturday, January 20th 2007 - 03:01:37 PM
Name: Carolyn Powellcjpowell
E-mail address (optional): cjpowell@cableone.net
Comments: Just found your website, its great. I'm looking for Mourning cemtery.in Robinson,W.Va. I live in Ok.now, but grew up in Kenova, W. Va..Can someone tell me where Robinson, W. Va.is, trying to find info. on James Preston Mourning who lived in the area from 1830-1882. thanks again for all your hard work. Carolyn Powell
Saturday, January 20th 2007 - 09:40:38 AM
Name: Margaret J Castor
E-mail address (optional): Zaleskijo@dragonbbs.com
Comments:My mother's maiden name was Deweese. Next to youngest child of Thomas and Meda Buck Deweese.
Thursday, January 18th 2007 - 04:00:22 PM
Name: Mary Rooney
E-mail address (optional): marylrooney@earthlink.net
Comments:I've just discovered your website. What a valuable service you provide! Thank you... I am trying to find obituaries and grave photographs of John King (1818-1858) and Mary Weaver King (about 1837-1853)who are both buried in Five Mile Cemetery outside of Parkersburg. Can you help? Again, my thanks! Mary ____________________ O.K. WVCPA readers & volunteers - here's a situation where you can help! Is there anyone out there in the Parkersburg area that could take tombstone photos for Mary and get them to her, and anyone that has done research in the Wood Co. area that may know of a source for potential obituaries from the timeframe she mentions that may be able to help? Please contact her directly. ~Donna
Monday, January 15th 2007 - 12:16:39 PM
Name: Meda DeWeese Schoonover
E-mail address (optional): Mickie@psci.net
Comments:My grandparents Thomas & Omeda DeWeese & other relatives are laid to rest in Wolf Valley Cemetary. Thank you for this site & your work.
Saturday, January 13th 2007 - 08:39:19 PM
Name: Joyce Kimberling Kuhnle
E-mail address (optional): jjkk39@iowatelecom.net
Comments:Donna and Joel, You two are amazing at the amount of work that you are able to do. Keep up the good work. ~~Thank you! -Donna & Joel
Thursday, January 11th 2007 - 05:10:35 PM
Name: Sharon Webb
E-mail address (optional): sharonw@citynet.net
Comments:This is wonderful. Bless You.
Tuesday, December 12th 2006 - 10:36:52 PM
Name: Margaret Sue Hammock Hackett
E-mail address (optional): suzyhackett@earthlink.net
Comments:Thanks for just being on the net. I am still searching for family members in my history. Very little success to this point but I do not give up. I now live in Florida and am not able to visit my birth state of West Virginia where I was born in 1942. ** You're welcome! - Donna & Joel**
Friday, December 8th 2006 - 05:05:10 PM
Name: Ellen Martin
E-mail address (optional): teayslady@charter.net
Comments:Thanks to you and your people for all the hard work in supply this much needed info.
Wednesday, November 15th 2006 - 05:28:23 PM
Name: Donald Cundiff
E-mail address (optional): donc4013@yahoo.com
Comments:Hi, I'm glad to find your web site. I visited New Haven, WV in 2004 to locate the graves of my great grandparents in the Odd Fellows Cemetery. I was greatly disappointed in that no one at City Hall knew of the cemetery. A kind man sent us to an over grown cemetery but it was a private family site and not the Odd Fellows Cemetery. I just came across a posting that volunteers were going to work on clearing the cemetery in New Haven. I thank them for their efforts. Currently, does anyone have directions to the Odd Fellows Cemetery in New Haven? At one time, I thought I could suggest that City Hall clean up the area but gave up on the idea. I live far away and it doesn't seem practical. Thanks for your effort and I will visit your contribution site. Sincerely, Donald Cundiff -- Reply From Donna: Thank you Donald - your donation will be put to good use. We haven't been up to the Odd Fellows Cemetery for at least a year, and don't know it's present condition. Last we heard, the city of Hartford, despite it's willingness to help maintain it after the AmeriCorps group did the initial clean-up a couple years ago, had not followed through with their intentions. It is an ongoing struggle for so many communities to find folks willing, and able, to help with the hard work it takes. To get to the cemetery (also known as Brown Cemetery - it's possible the folks in town know it as that, should you need to ask again): on the east end of town there is a little old concrete bridge for the main road (in the same general area of town as the Post Office) - there is a small gravel road that looks more like an alleyway going between the little old houses on the Hartford side of the bridge, on the west side of the road. That gravel road takes you through what used to be the salt works (nothing remains to identify it as such, but it may help if asking directions locally). Drive up that road into the woods, up the hill to the left. Part way up it comes to a 'Y', take the left branch (the right curves back up the hill to a private residence). A short way down the road there's another 'Y', and this time you'll need to go up the hill to the right. Depending on the condition of the road, you may or may not be able to make it with a conventional car. In June 2004 there were a few indications that the road was washing out a bit, making it pretty narrow in spots, and there are literally no places to turn around until you get all the way up the rest of the hill to the cemetery. If you can walk a steep hill without difficulty for a good 30 min. or so, you could walk from the second 'Y'. The cemetery is frequently heavily overgrown with grass and briars - do be cautious of critters and unseen holes in the ground that can twist ankles. Once you get to the top, you can get an idea of what a pretty place it once was. When the trees were a bit smaller, I bet you could see for miles from the top!
Wednesday, October 11th 2006 - 02:54:29 PM
Name: Lois Hall Downour
E-mail address (optional): fredlois@netpluscom.com
Comments:Donna and Joel,I just checked out the site,I have been so busy trying to track down a couple cemeteries I hadnt got a chance to check in with you lately,But if all goes well we may have found a cemetery I know alot have ask you about.You have done a fabulous job,The site has grown so much,You are terrific,Lois in Ohio
Tuesday, September 5th 2006 - 08:05:34 AM
Name: Jeffrey S. Smith
E-mail address (optional): jsmithwv@charter.net
Comments:What a wonderful website. You all have a special place in my heart. I have a very passionate drive to preserve our ancestors final resting places. I have retored two cemeteries in Wood County, WV and one in Roane County, WV. The two in Wood Co. are Smith Cemetery and Chichester Cemetery. The one in Roane County is called Callow Cemetery. This restoration included marker repair and forming new base stones for some of the headstones. The one in Roane County I put a fence around. The supplies were donated from one nearby business and the land owner. My nephew constructed a new steel gate. I will post some of my pictures here as I have time to. Keep up the good work, Jeff Smith [From Donna & Joel: The feeling is mutual, Jeff! We love to hear of folks with the same passion! We look forward to seeing and posting your photos on the WVCPA website. Keep up the good work!]
Tuesday, August 1st 2006 - 11:05:34 PM
Name: Donna & Joel Duprey
E-mail address (optional): wvcpa@westvirginia.com
Homepage URL (optional): http://members.citynet.net/WVCPA/
Comments:[In reply to Becky Replogle's post in the WVCPA Dreambook in late June] Becky asked: "Is there a charter? Are there meetings or guidelines for contributing?" "Is there a charter?" - Well, not by the name of "charter", though we are officially recognized by the State of West Virginia and the Internal Revenue Service as a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization based in Leon, WV. We recommend viewing our "Mission", "Vision" and "Who Are We?" pages (links to these are available from the WVCPA home page) to view what we have online describing what it is that WVCPA has set out to do. Organizationally, we are, as yet, a small group of volunteers (no salaried employees - all our work is done by volunteers, and there are no fees, now or in future, to access information posted on our website). WVCPA has a Board of Directors that we keep in touch with regularly - they help us, as the primary volunteer staff, to keep focused on the mission and vision of the organization. Joel and I live most of the time in Colorado, where our 'day jobs' keep us gainfully employed to support ourselves and much of the WVCPA work, but also a portion of the year at our farm in Leon, WV (in Mason Co.). It is there that we hope to retire before too many more years pass, and then dedicate ourselves to WVCPA and community work full time. "Are there meetings or guidelines for contributing?" - At present, we have no formal meetings where we get together will all of our local volunteers in WV and around the country. We have volunteers that regularly visit WV or actively conduct research on cemeteries and family histories and send us photos and background information from states like Arizona, Michigan, California, Texas, New Hampshire, New York, Virginia, Deleware, West Virginia, Pennsylvania, Ohio, to name a few, and recently even one researcher from The Netherlands. Gathering everyone from the all these locations would be quite an event, to be sure! We're hoping, as we at some point in the future settle full-time on our farm in WV, to invite our volunteers to gather for joint efforts in specific cemetery rescues, research efforts, and the like. We will see what develops over time. As an example of how we are starting to implement this even now, we will be "rescuing" a small cemetery in Mason Co. in early October. The cemetery is heavily overgrown with briars and weeds - when we checked its condition in late June, we could barely make out where the gate was, and it was only about 10 feet in front of us! When the time gets closer to our October project, we will contact volunteers that we have worked with in the immediate area that have expressed an interest in helping with the physical aspect of rescuing the cemetery. We have many hopes and dreams of what WVCPA may become as the years go by, and we are doing what we can to plan for the future to assure that the information (photos, readings, etc.) that we gather into our databases will continue to remain available for posterity. As for 'contributing' - if you mean the contribution of photos or cemetery readings/historical cemetery or church information, please visit our 'Cemetery Readings' page at http://members.citynet.net/WVCPA/CemReadings.html for details. If you wish to contribute a tax-deductable financial dontation to WVCPA (funds used to pass on donations to cemetery restoration projects around WV that we become aware of, as well as to help cover the costs of maintaining an ever-growing demand on web-server space to provide all of the photos and cemetery pages for our website visitors), this may be done either by personal check mailed to WVCPA at P.O. Box 131, Leon, WV 25123 or via the PayPal Visa/Mastercard 'Donate' button found on our 'Contribution' page at http://members.citynet.net/WVCPA/Contribute.html. Thanks for asking! Donna
Saturday, July 15th 2006 - 02:41:07 PM
Name: Bill Gardner
E-mail address (optional): wd8seo@hotmail.com
Comments:I found my grandfather's brother on this site, William Dillard. I would like very much to get in touch with any of his family. Trying to piece together a hisory of the Joe Dillard (Civil War Vet, CSA, had his arm shot off at Chicamauga) family. Most of the family lived in Kanawha Co. (Pond Fork), WV. Thanks and keep up the good work...
Friday, July 14th 2006 - 08:36:01 PM
Name: Rebecca "Becky" Prickett Replogle
E-mail address (optional): beckyrep@comcast.net
Comments:I was not aware of your organization. Is there a charter? Are there meetings or guidelines for contributing? [Dear Becky, Joel and I are "on assignment" in WV at the moment (and have access only to a verrry slow dial-up connection and rickety old laptop pc - I'll email you with answers to your questions when we get back home after the 4th of July. Thank you for signing our guestbook, and we look forward to visiting with you more in the near future! ~Donna]
Monday, June 19th 2006 - 12:40:54 AM
Name: Carolyn Jividen Miller
E-mail address (optional): carolymiller7@adelphia.net
Comments:Donna & Joel, thank you so much for all your hard work. This is an amazing site...I don't know you find the time to do it all. Thanks again. Carolyn
Monday, June 12th 2006 - 06:36:00 PM
Name: Sherry Hern-Davis
E-mail address (optional): alwayslookinforkin@yahoo.com
Comments:Hello Duprey's! It has been a while since I have communicated with you, but I would like to let you know that the people I you were able to connect me with have helped me leaps & bounds with my research. I am however still trying to find out a who or what organization is in charge of the Standard/Four Mile Cemetery in Upper Kanawha County. (Off of Paint Creek Road). I have family members there, and I have been to the cemetery many times, but never able to locate the stones. The cemetery is VERY unkept and VERY old. If I could find a caretaker, etc. it would be wonderful. I did read in the Charleston Gazette that people are still being buried there, so doesn't that mean there is a "keeper" or something? www.findagrave.com does not have information regarding locations, etc. either. Thank you for your help!
Friday, May 19th 2006 - 01:39:13 AM
Name: Lee Harden Tillis Waters
E-mail address (optional): leehwaters@sbcglobal.net
Comments:I am very pleased with the Tillis site and see that the site has been cared for. My middle son Steven was in Charleston several years ago and took pictures for me and it was not well kept at that time. My father was Lee Roy Tillis and my Granfather was Jessie son of Clark 'Click" Tillis. My grandmother was Flora May Waites. I have very fond memories of them in Chillicothe OH.
Tuesday, May 16th 2006 - 09:33:49 AM
Name: Herbert L. Griffith, Jr.
E-mail address (optional): hgriffith@cebridge.net
Comments:Thank ya'all for making others aware of the need to help and preserve the resting places of our ancestors. Although I live in Texas, I try to return to West Virginia at least once a year and usually go to a different cemetery to locate ancestors and to take photos of all the stones.
Sunday, April 23rd 2006 - 09:35:42 AM
Name: Debra Arthur
E-mail address (optional): dlarthur1960@yahoo.com
Comments:I have Ancester's buried in Jackson Co. and in Roane Co. I would love to find out about our family. My grandfathers name was Ernest Coon born 1889 died 1966 He was born in Roane County WV. If anyone could find any information on this family please contact me. Thank You
Thursday, February 9th 2006 - 09:29:05 PM
Name: Barbara Bailes Mills
E-mail address (optional): barbaramills2@comcast.net
Comments:Thank you for all your hard work. I am the daughter of Lonnie Edward Bailes, son of George and Enith Tucker Bailes, ggranddaughter of Sherman and Rebecca Null Tucker. I sent my neices to the Craig Cemetery to check the names and on all the stones because I noticed that my grandparents and some other immediate family were not on your site. Thank you again, Barbara Bailes Mills
Sunday, January 8th 2006 - 07:08:55 PM
Name: Georganne Clendenin
E-mail address (optional): ghwlc@bellsouth.net
Comments:Very informative and interesting -I hope more work will be done with time. My husband is from WV but we now live in Georgia. Thank you everyone that has contributed to this site. I have a little information on Droughty Cemetary in Boone County mostly Carson and Clendenin if anyone is interested. I wish I had more on our family. Is there anyone there who knows about Adam Clendenin thought to be son of Charles Clendinen whose sons founded Charleston? Adam is not his son DNA shows. Again this site is so inspiring.
Wednesday, December 28th 2005 - 06:41:52 PM
Name: Donna Duprey
E-mail address (optional): wvcpa@westvirginia.com
Homepage URL (optional): http://members.citynet.net/WVCPA/
Comments:It's our pleasure, Paul... Merry Christmas to you! Donna & Joel
Saturday, December 3rd 2005 - 12:07:28 AM
Name: Paul B. Buck
E-mail address (optional): paul_buck@charter.net
Comments:thank you for this page has meant so much to me
Friday, December 2nd 2005 - 11:44:23 PM
Name: Barbara (Bailes) Mills
E-mail address (optional): barbaramills2@comcast.net
Comments:I see a lot of family names on your website. Thank you Barbara (Bailes)Mills, Geneva, ILL.
Tuesday, November 29th 2005 - 03:08:06 AM
Name: eddie flowers
E-mail address (optional): eddie.flowers@halliburton.com
Comments:Hello All; My great grandmother is buried in the Greencastle Cemetery. I have heard that the cemetery is not in to good of condition? Where is it. I live in Texas and have not been in WV for over 30 years. Her name was Martha Jane Flower. I also have one of her children or more buried thier. His name was Theodore Flower. Would be greatful for any information. Thanks; Eddie
Wednesday, November 2nd 2005 - 07:09:47 AM
Name: mack black
E-mail address (optional): clint872003@yahoo.com
Comments:just looking over your web sites it s nice ill be back to it .mack
Saturday, September 24th 2005 - 09:18:24 AM
Name: Donna Duprey
E-mail address (optional): wvcpa@westvirginia.com
Homepage URL (optional): http://members.citynet.net/WVCPA/
Comments:Thanks for signing our guestbook, Vicki! We're only familiar with the Beale Chapel Methodist Cemetery that's listed on our Mason Co. page - can you describe for us where the one is that you're thinking of, if it's not the one there by Apple Grove Memorial Gardens? We sure want to include all known cemeteries in the county! Donna
Sunday, September 18th 2005 - 03:44:49 PM
Name: Vicki Porter
E-mail address (optional): porter33825@yahoo.com
Comments:Great Site, but there is another cemetery called Bealle-Chapel Methodist
Sunday, September 18th 2005 - 01:15:06 PM
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