McCartney Cemetery

McCartney Cemetery

Located off of Route 615

Photos by Stephen A Taylor

Cemetery Transcription done in early 2000 by Margarette Tynan, Stephen A. Taylor, & Rena Worthen, and again by Stephen A Taylor May 2009, both days it rained..

Mill Creek Road Jefferson National Forest This is where you turn to get into the McCartney Cemetery

Another view of Mill Creek Road sign

Once you are on the Mill Creek Road there are three roads one is a dirt road, one is a Crushed stone surface and the other one has a NO TRESPASSING sign on it – Take the dirt road

State Property No Trespassing - no dumping – DO NOT TAKE THIS ROAD

Lignite Mines Road 6.3 mi. – DO NOT TAKE THIS ROAD EITHER

Another view of dirt road watch out for holes in road – when it rains they become mud puddles.

Entrance to McCartney Cemetery

Some graves go into the woods

Craft, Julia A. 20 Jul 1865 – 24 Jan 1912 – w/o Benjamin Franklin Craft [Julia Ann Broughman] Craft, Benjamin Franklin – 15 Mar 1865 – 19 Jul 1936 [grave unmarked]

{Taken from Abstracts}
Craft, Benjamin Franklin, born 18 Mar 1865 – died 19 Jul 1936, age 71 years 4 months and 1 day, Craig native, married twice, 1st Julia Broughman by whom ten of eleven children survive. [Sarah Belle (Mrs. Lizzie Hill) died in 1929]: 2nd Mrs. Florence Hurst; by whom there were five Children; burial in the McCartney graveyard. Survivors: 2nd wife; ten children by first wife; Howard J. – Lignite, Va.; Paris – Lignite; Mrs. Margaret Craft – New Castle; Henry – Arlington, N. J.; Mrs. Bertha Ealy – Spring Grove, PA; Frank – Jordan Mines, VA; Mrs. Ethel Crawford, Mrs. Maude Huffman, Emmett & Mrs. Estelle Crawford – all of Covington; five children by second wife; Mrs. Laura Looney (wife of Otho), Miss Kate, Lee, Claude & Calvin – all of New Castle – two step – children; Carl Hurst – Eagle Rock; Mrs. Stella Hannah (wife of Robert) – Roanoke; brother, James – Richpatch, VA; Sister, Mrs. Tom Crawford – Barbours Creek.

Another view of Julia A. Craft’s stone

Grave marked by a rock

Grave marked by a rock

Bradley, Infant son 20 Apr 1907 – 21 Apr 1907 Infant son of M. E. & H. S. Bradley

Grave marked by a rock

Grave marked by a rock

Grave marked by rocks at both head and foot

Grave marked by a rock

Grave marked by a rock

A row of graves marked by rocks

Biggs, Robert T. Co H 23 BN VA INF – CSA – [no dates]

Grave marked by rock

Another grave marked by a rock

Several more graves marked by rocks Grave marked by funeral home marker everything gone

Taylor, Baby 1908 – 1908 – Loving Funeral Home marker

Taylor, Baby 1908 – 1908 – marked by funeral home marker and a rock

Grave marked by a funeral home marker can’t read information

Grave marked by funeral home marker can’t read

Unmarked grave

Duglass, Annice O. 6 Jul 1906 – 12 Nov 1911 Daughter of S. D. & D. A. Duglass

Taylor, Elmer A. 6 Jun 1890 – 3 Apr 1903 Son of W. H. & A. M. Taylor

Another view of Elmer A. Taylor stone

Duglass, Walter H. 16 Sep 1911 – 1 Jan 1917 Son of S. D. & A. D. Dugless [Stephen D. Douglas & Anna Delia Taylor]

Close up of Walter H. Duglass

Grave marked by Funeral home marker nothing on it

Grave marked by funeral home marker & rock nothing on it

Unmarked grave

Grave marked with a rock

Grave marked with a rock

Unmarked grave

A couple of graves marked by rocks

Reynolds, John L. CO B – 28th VA Inf. – CSA [no dates] [Taken from the book – 28th Virginia Infantry by Frank E. Fields, Jr.] Reynolds, John L. – Co B (3/12/62); Craig, Pvt.; WIA 7/3/1863 at Gettysburg, In hospital until 11/63; present 12/64

A row of graves marked by rocks or funeral home markers with nothing on them

More graves marked with rocks and funeral home markers with nothing on them

Grave marked with funeral home marker with nothing and a rock

Grave marked with funeral home marker with nothing on it

Taylor, William H. 1847 – 1924 – Loving funeral home marker very hard to read

Unmarked - Taylor, Amanda, died at Lignite Mines 20 Oct 1932; burial in McCartney Cemetery {Amanda “Mandy” Preas – 1856 – 20 Oct 1932, wife of William Henry Taylor}

Grave marked by rock

Grave marked with two rocks and fake green flowers

Homemade marker for a Greenway very hard to read

Grave marked by a rock

Grave marked by a rock

Grave marked by a rock

Grave marked by a rock

Grave marked by a rock

Hill, Sarah Bell 26 May 1901 – 16 Dec 1929 & Hill, Thomas M. – 21 Sep 1877 - (He is not buried here) Married 9 Apr 1921 in Oriskany, Virginia

{Taken from Obits}
Mrs. Sarah Hill, wife of T.M. Hill died at her home at White Sulphur Springs, W. Va. On 16 December at 8:30 p. m. She had been ill with flu only a few days. Mrs. Hill was a Daughter of B. F. (Benjamin Franklin) Craft of Barbours Creek and was born in 1901. The body reached here Wednesday afternoon for burial at McCartney graveyard on Barbours Creek. Rev. W. P. Snodgrass of the M. E. Church South conducted the funeral Services. [1929]

Full view of Sarah & Thomas M. Hill marker

Hill, Thomas M. 21 Sep 1877 – ______ {Thomas Matthew Hill is not buried here}

grave marked with a double rock and artificial flowers

Greenway, Charlie I. 4 Jul 1890 – 6 Apr 1960 & Greenway, Lillie H. – 2 Feb 1895 – 15 Dec 1947 [Charles Independence Greenway & Lillie Hester Wood]

Funeral Home Marker with nothing on it also a cross with flowers beside Greenway’s

Lamb, Annie Greenway 7 May 1914 – 21 Sep 1963 [Annabelle “Annie” Greenway – daughter of Charles I. Greenway & Lillie Hester Wood – wife of William Edward “Willie” Lamb]

Another view of Lamb, Annie Greenway’s stone with all the flowers

Grave marked with a small rock

A lot of graves marked with rocks this is the end of the cemetery near Route 615

Unmarked grave

Eakin, Arabella J. {Jane} 29 Nov 1837 – 5 Mar 1911 Daughter of Samuel Eakin & Eleanor Champ – sister of John Josiah Eakin

Eakin, John J. {Josiah} 25 Nov 1836 – 25 Mar 1917 Son of Samuel Eakin & Eleanor Champ – husband of Mariah Louise Caldwell

Eakin, Mariah Louise (Caldwell) 14 Nov 1853 – 24 Jun 1913 Wife of John Josiah Eakin – daughter of William Harvey Caldwell & Mariah Frances Craft

Grave marked by a rock

Grave marked with a funeral home marker with everything gone

Looney, Louie 27 Oct 1888 – 17 May 1933 – [Louise Gray “Louie” Looney} Wife of Grover Garnett Eakin

Unmarked – Eakin, Grover Garnett – 22 Feb 1885 – 3 Feb 1964 Husband of Louise Gray Looney

Grave marked by a rock

Grave marked by a rock

Several graves marked by rocks

Unmarked grave

View of part of cemetery with both markers and rock markers

Another view of cemetery with Rocks and Headstones

Grave marked with a rock

Impressive Marker yet can’t read it

Closer view of Impressive stone Can't read

Impressive stone with large MSJ and nothing else on either side

Grave marked with a rock

Grave marked with a rock

Eakin, Charles W. 15 Feb 1853 – 17 Sep 1853 Son of William P. Eakin & Sarah Price

Another view of Charles W. Eakin stone

Eakin, Infant 11 Aug 1852 – 11 Aug 1852 Infant of William P. Eakin & Sarah Price

Grave marked with a rock

Several graves marked with rocks

a view of several graves marked with rocks

unmarked grave

grave marked with a rock

grave marked with a rock

Top of a Givens stone

Givens, George W. 15 Feb 1853 – 20 Oct 1871 Son of Archibald F. Givens & Permelia Ann Eakin

A different view of George W. Givens stone

Crist, Mary S. (Givens) – 1854 – 14 Mar 1876 Wife of James P. Crist – daughter of Archibald F. Givens & Permelia Ann Eakin

Givens, Permelia A. (Eakin) 11 May 1826 – 22 Mar 1900 – stone broken and on the ground Wife of Archibald F. Givens – daughter of Thomas Eakin & Mary Caldwell

Full view of broken stone of Permelia A. Givens

Surber, Eliza J. (Givens) – 29 Jan 1844 – 13 Dec 1885 Wife of Matthew P. Surber – daughter of Archibald Givens & Permelia Eakin

Givens, Archibald F. 8 Oct 1818 – 13 Aug 1889 Married 4 Mar 1843 to Permelia Ann Eakin Givens, Sarah F. {Sarah Frances} 23 Jan 1850 – 11 Dec 1923 Daughter of Archibald F. Givens & Permelia Ann Eakin

{Taken from Abstracts}
Givens, Sarah Frances “Fannie”, daughter of late Archibald F. & Permelia, born 23 Jan 1850, Died 14 Dec 1923; burial in Barbours Creek Cemetery. Survivors: two brothers; Charles L. – at home; Rufus Thomas – Pulaski; two sisters; Kate – At home; Mrs. Ella VanStravern – Dorr, West Virginia.

Givens, Charles L. 1855 – 1930 - [14 Feb 1855 – 25 Oct 1930]

[Taken from Obits]
Charles L. Givens died at his home on lower Craigs Creek sometime during the night of October 25th or the early hours of Sunday the 26th. The discovery was made when his Sister went to his room to call him to breakfast. Death was due to heart trouble. Mr. Givens was in his 76th year having been born 14 Feb 1855. Funeral services were held Monday afternoon, conducted by his pastor, Rev. W. P. Saunders of the Southern M E Church at the Cross Roads Church at Barbours Creek and interment was made in the McCartney graveyard. Surviving are two sisters, Miss Kate Givens, who presided over the Home. Mrs. Ella Van Stavern of Monroe County, W. Va., and one brother, Rufus Givens of Pulaski. Among the citizens of Craig none had a higher appraisement among his fellowmen Then did Charles L. Givens – a man of solid worth – of unblemished Christian Character. {1930}

Givens, Kate 1857 – 1931 [Catherine Virginia “Kate” Givens] Daughter of Archibald F. Givens & Permelia Ann Eakin

{Taken from Obits}
Givens, Kate died at her home on lower Craigs Creek and was buried at McCartney graveyard On Tuesday afternoon following funeral services conducted by her pastor, Rev. W. P. Saunders in Cross Roads Church. Miss Givens was a native and lifelong resident of the lower Craigs Creek neighborhood. A brother Chas. L. Givens died October 25th of last year. She is survived by one brother Mr. R. T. Givens , and one sister, Mrs. Ella Vanstavern. Miss Givens was an estimable lady, a kind neighbor and friend. She has entered into her Reward.

Grave marked by a rock

Givens, Rufus T. 2 Dec 1859 – 24 Feb 1935 Son of Archibald F. Givens & Permelia Ann Eakin

{Taken from obits}
Rufus Thomas Givens born December 2, 1859, died February 24, 1935, age 76 years, 2 Months, 23 days. A son of the late Archibald F. & Permelia Eakin Givens. Mr. Givens was a Member of a family of nine children. Eliza, James W., Mary, Fannie, George W., Chas. L., Kate, and Ella, all having preceded him in death except the last named Mrs. G W. VanStavern of Dorr, W. Va. He was a loyal friend and neighbor, devoted especially to his Family and those closest to him. He had spent the greater portion of his life in public Business, but returned to his old home only a few years ago where he remained until his Death. Funeral was held at Cross Roads church Monday, February 25, 1935 at 2:30 p. m. By the Rev. Frank Neel of the M. E. Church, South. Burial in the McCartney cemetery.

Better view of Rufus Thomas Givens stone

Ross, Stella R. 9 Jan 1895 – 29 Nov 1898 & Ross, Lizzie - 20 Aug 1900 – 11 Oct 1900 Daughters of T. D. & C. A. Ross

Rock marking a grave

Givens, Lucy Belle 10 Jun 1878 – 30 Jan 1898 Daughter of James W. Givens & Sallie G. King

Givens, Elsie C. 10 Nov 1886 – 14 Sep 1913 – {Stone broken at base} Daughter of James W. Givens & Sallie G. King

Closer view of Elsie C. Givens stone

Givens Stone Sallie G. {King} Givens – 1850 – 1931

{Taken from obits}
Mrs. Sallie Givens, a former resident of Craig and Widow of James W. Givens, died Thursday Of last week at the home of her daughter, Mrs. “Tony” Ross in Lynchburg. Burial was made In the McCartney Graveyard on Barbours Creek July 10. After leaving Craig the family located On a farm near Eagle Rock. Mrs. Givens was 82 years of age. She was a Miss King before her Marriage and a native of Botetourt.

Givens, Sallie G. 1850 – 1931 – close up

Givens, James W. 1845 – 1923 – on same stone with Sallie

Givens, George H. [Harry] 1872 – 1953 Son of James W. Givens & Sallie G. King

Funeral home marker at George Harry Givens stone – nothing left on marker

McCartney, John Woodson 17 Mar 1886 – 22 Jan 1906 Son of J. M. & S. A. McCartney {John Morris McCartney & Sarah A. Starks}

McCartney, John Morris 5 Nov 1851 – 4 Oct 1904 {Stone is broken at top at name} Husband of Sarah A. Starks – son of Andrew McCartney & Mary C. Thrasher

McCartney, John Morris broken stone

McCartney, John Morris footstone with J. M. Mc.

Simpson, Henry M. 13 Apr 1855 – 22 Mar 1901 Husband of Amanda E. McCartney – son of John Simpson & Martha Virginia Burger

Simpson, Lewis McC. {McCartney} – 25 Feb 1896 – 2 Sep 1896 Infant son of Henry M. Simpson & Amanda E. McCartney

Simpson, Amanda E. {McCartney} 28 Apr 1854 – 14 Jul 1896 Wife of Henry M. Simpson & Daughter of Major Andrew McCartney & Mary C. Thrasher

Simpson, William A. 7 Mar 1824 – 12 Jan 1898

McCartney, Mary C. {Thrasher} 29 Aug 1820 – 12 Nov 1894 Age 74 years 2 months 14 days – on same stone with Major Andrew McCartney

McCartney, Major Andrew 16 Dec 1818 – 31 Jul 1901 – age 82 years 7 months 15 days Married on 23 Sep 1841 to Mary C. Thrasher - (Very bad picture – sorry}

Unmarked grave near Andrew & Mary McCartney stone

McCartney, Robert James 24 Jun 1842 – 28 Oct 1866 – Stone is hard to read due to age Son of Major Andrew McCartney & Mary C. Thrasher

Unmarked grave

McCartney, George Andrew 5 Nov 1851 – 29 Sep 1866 – hard to read dates on stone; Son of Major Andrew McCartney & Mary C. Thrasher

Different view of George Andrew McCartney stone

McCartney, Frances Jane 13 Feb 1853 – 16 Feb 1853 Daughter of Major Andrew McCartney & Mary C. Thrasher

McCartney, Alice Alberta 26 Jul 1865 – 31 Jan 1886 – stone broken and on ground Daughter of Major Andrew McCartney & Mary C. Thrasher

Another view of broken stone of Alice A. McCartney

group of rocks near the McCartney marker

Kesler, John P. 15 Apr 1850 – 15 Jan 1913 & - [most places name is Kessler] Kesler, Bell (Shaw) – 12 Mar 1858 – 24 Aug 1918

full view of Kesler Stone

Shaw Mary V. 24 Oct 1850 – 14 Jun 1935 Daughter of David Shaw & Elizabeth Simpson

Footstone in Yucca plant –

Shaw, Elizabeth {Simpson} 12 Oct 1824 – 22 Jan 1897

Kesler, Elizabeth 10 May 1892 – 10 May 1892 Daughter of J. P. & Bell {Shaw} Kesler

Craft, Josie Kayser 6 Feb 1881 – 21 Nov 1957 {Josie Isabell Kayser – wife of Ottie English Craft

Craft, Raymond L. {Lester} 28 Jul 1906 – 21 Feb 1953 Son of Ottie E. Craft & Josie Kayser

Craft, Otis (Jimmie) 31 Oct 1880 – 27 Jun 1937 Husband of Josie Kayser - Son of Benjamin Newton Craft & Sarah Drummond

Craft, Cecil A. 1 Oct 1904 – 17 Apr 1907 Son of Ottie E. Craft & Josie Kayser

View of Route 615 through the trees

looks like a path down to Route 615

Craft Plot

Taken through the window on the way back down the dirt road