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MATHEWS CEMETERY Some call this pipe fenced cemetery Everson Cemetery but it was called Matthews Cemetery by Mr. James Bennett Everson. I is located south of County Road 151, down Buckingham Ridge Road County Road 162, about one mile to a deep valley to the west. Then follow the crest of the valley, on foot, 300 step we4st, south 365 steps along the curvature of crest of the valley, turn west 30 steps to where you can see the valley on wet side of ridge, then go south along the backbone of the ridge for 300 steps to arrive at pipe enclosed cemetery. An old wagon road was followed to this cemetery. All trees were clear from the enclosure but sassafras bushes knee high cover the enclosure. DOUBLE STONE MILITARY STONE CORP. James N. Beard EVERSON Elmer Everson 1850-915 Father mother Co. E. 52nd Isabel, his wife Elmer Rachel Ohio Inf. The two on same stone 1835-1889 1843-1928 Co. E. 52nd. OVI Below on one shoulder high stone Son of E. & H.A. Mathews Mary, wife of Alex G. Mathews Rebecca d. 5 Dec 1861 D. 24, Feb. 1866 in 44t. Yr. Clara R. d. 18 Jun. 1865 Father William M. Mathews Alex Mathews d. 1898 Meeks ?? S. P. & H. A. ? 1862-1938 Sarahure ?? A stone near the shoulder high Mathews stone had no name or date. Three small stones in south-north row Isabell Beard 1846-1933 Clarence James N. Beard Willie B. son of J. I. Beard d. 1883 6 yrs. 1mo. Mr. Everson reported his grandfather, James Everson was born 26 Aug. 1805, in Utica, N. Y. and came to Wheeling, W . Va. In 1824 before going on to Iowa. He married in Iowa and two children were born of that marriage, namely Samantha & Elmer. His wife was so surprised to see someone peeking though the window that she dropped dead of fright. After his wife’s death by fright his grand father returned to Ohio and married two more times, 2nd to _________ Long and third to Elizabeth Carey. His grandfather’s son Elmer’s stone was found in the Mathew Cemetery but Samantha’s was not found although Mr. Everson said she was buried there.
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