Snodgrass_Caldwell Cemetery SNODGRASS Cemetery (containing a number of FERREL(L)s)

Photos by Lisa Caldwell Garrett

Transcription by Stephen A. Taylor


View of Farm

View of farm

A view of Snodgrass – Caldwell Cemetery

Snodgrass, Walter C. 5 Apr 1886 – 23 Sep 1964 & Snodgrass, H. Varina – 8 July 1891 – 30 Apr 1977 [Walter Cleveland Snodgrass & Harriet Varina Huffman Snodgrass]

Copied from the Craig Obituary Collection From Craig County & Surrounding Areas (Blue Cover)

Snodgrass, Walter Cleveland, born 5 Apr 1886 – died 23 Sep 1964 at his home. He was the son of George W. and Amanda J. (Caldwell) Snodgrass. He served several years as commissioner of Revenue. Survivors: wife, Harriet Varina (Huffman) Snodgrass; son, Andrew C. Snodgrass. Burial: Caldwell – Snodgrass Cemetery, Rte. 658, Johns Creek.

Taken from the Ruth Huffman Caldwell – Scrapbook – Deaths & Miscellaneous Harritt Varinia Snodgrass Mrs. Harritt Varinia Snodgrass, age 85, of New Castle, died in a Bedford County nursing home Saturday, April 30. She was the widow of Walter C. Snodgrass of Craig County. She was a member of the Christian Church. During her lifetime she was organist of all three churches located in the Johns Creek area of Craig County. She was also active in civic affairs. She is survived by one son, Andrew C. Snodgrass, Roanoke; one sister, Mrs. Geneva Trout, Roanoke; several nieces and nephews. Funeral service was held at Craig Healing Springs Christian Church Monday, with interment in the Snodgrass Family Cemetery. Boitnott Funeral Home, New Castle handled arrangements. (1977)

Snodgrass, Katherine Eloise 20 Oct 1917 – 10 Jan 1932 Daughter of H. Varina & W. C. Snodgrass A fairer bud of promise never bloomed

{Taken from Abstracts:}
Snodgrass, Katherine Eloise, only child of Mr. & Mrs. W. C. Snodgrass; born October 20, 1917, died at home on Johns Creek January 10, 1932, aged 14 years 2 months 20 days of flu and pneumonia. Survivors: Parents and grandfather, George W. Snodgrass.

Snodgrass, Infant Daughter of H. Varina and W. C. Snodgrass Dec 24 1928 A little bud of love, to bloom with God above

{Taken from Abstracts:}
Snodgrass, W. C. lost a stillborn infant, 25 Dec 1928

Sizer, Rufus L. 12 Jun 1884 – 3 Apr 1977 & Sizer, Clara L. – 19 Jun 1881 – 29 Jun 1960 [Rufus Lee Sizer & Clara Lorinda Snodgrass]

Copied from the Ruth Huffman Caldwell

Scrapbook – Deaths & Miscellaneous

Mrs. Clara Sizer Mrs. Clara Lorinda Sizer, 79, died Tuesday, June 28, at her home here. Surviving are her husband, R. L. Sizer; and a brother, Walter Snodgrass, New Castle. Funeral services were held Thursday afternoon at the home, conducted by the Rev. William Sleasman and the Rev. Allen Nance. Burial was in the family cemetery. (1960)

Mr. Rufus Lee Sizer Rufus Lee Sizer, age 92, passed away Sunday April 3 at the home of his nephew, Frank Sizer. He was the widower of Clara Snodgrass Sizer, a former fireman for the C & O Railroad, salesman for the Wrought Iron Range Co., vice president of the First National Bank, New Castle, and a retired assistant postmaster. A member of the Masonic lodge for over 60 years. He is survived by one sister, Mrs. Kate Reynolds, New Castle; seven nephews; four nieces. Funeral services were conducted Tuesday at 2:00 p.m. at New Castle Christian Church with interment in the family cemetery. Masonic service was held at the gravesite. Boitnott Funeral Home handled the arrangements. (1977)

Snodgrass, Paul M. 31 Jan 1911 – 16 May 1966 Tennessee - CSC US Navy WW II [Tradition has it this fellow may be unrelated!]

Ferrel, Lloyd P. May 28 1854 -Sept 30 1925 May he rest in peace

{Taken from Abstracts}
Ferrel, Lloyd P., of Johns Creek, died 30 Sep 1925, age 71, of a heart attack while Thrashing at the farm of K. S. Sublett. Survivors: 2nd wife and son, Leroy W.; six Children by 1st wife: Chas. C., Albert M., Mrs. Ira Caldwell, Mrs. Virgie Lowe, Mrs. H. B. Carper, Miss Florence.

Snodgrass, George W. 1858 – 1942 & Snodgrass, Amanda J. – 1845 – 1931

{Taken from Abstracts}
Snodgrass, Amanda J. (Caldwell), wife of George W., daughter of John M. & Mariah, born June 3, 1845, died at home on Johns Creek on January 10, 1930, aged eighty – five years – seven months and seven days, in same room in which she was born And married in the house built by her great grandfather near the end of the 18th century; her grandfather was Robert and her great – grandfather was John, the first Caldwell settler of this area, all of whom lived and died on the original farm, additions being made to both the original log house and acreage; all are buried in the family graveyard on the farm, including Amanda. Survivors: Husband; two of four children (two died as infants): Mrs. Rufus L. Sizer; son, W. C. Snodgrass.

Ferrel, M. A. – 25 Sep 1857 – 21 Sep 1903 - [Mary Adaline Ruble] Wife of L. P. Ferrel

Ferrel, Clarence C. – 20 Feb 1900 – 7 Jan 1923 – Brother

Ferrel, Charles P. – 1881 – 1960 – Masonic Symbol on stone

Caldwell, Mallie F. {Ferrel} 24 Aug 1883 – 21 Jun 1967

Ferrel, Ira F. 18 Jul 1879 – 17 Feb 1902 – Gone Home Son of C. C. & H. A. Ferrel

Caldwell, Ira B.14 Jun 1881 – 29 May 1947

Caldwell, Mallie F. {Ferrel} 24 Aug 1883 – 21 Jun 1967

Farrel, Clifton C. 28 Jul 1852 – 28 Mar 1900 (Note spelling) Husband of Hariet Ann Stark

Ferrel, Hariet Ann {Stark} 16 Nov 1856 -1 July 1929{Taken from Abstracts:} Ferrel, Ann (Starke) – widow of Clifton C. [Married 18 Jan 1877] daughter of late John O. & Louise Starke, born 16 Nov 1856 – died at home of a daughter & her husband, Dr. & Mrs. B. R. Caldwell in Alexandria on 1 Jul 1929, in her 73rd year; buried near old home place on Johns Creek. Survivors: two daughters, including Mrs. B. R. Caldwell (above), three sons; and three sisters.

Caldwell, Byron C. 10 Feb 1847 - Sept 23 1912

Blake, John Dexter 11 Jul 1909 – 19 Jul 1910 Son of H. A. & Louie M. BLAKE [Note: Louie is the mother and is no error!]

Blake, Allen Caldwell 1911-1912

Blake, Howard A. 1876-1935

[Taken from Obits]
Rev. H. A. Blake

The body of Howard Allen Blake one time resident of this county and minister of the local Christian Church for several years, reached New Castle Sunday accompanied by his Wife Louie (Caldwell) Blake. Mr. Blake as noted in our last issue died at New Cumberland, W. Va. Tuesday, January 22, 1934. He had been in ill health for a year or more but kept up his work as minister of the New Cumberland Church till last December. Mr. Blake was born December 4, 1874 in Gloucester County, Va. But when two years old his parents moved to Baltimore. He was educated at Baltimore, with College work at Hiram, Ohio and University of Indiana. He was ordained in the ministry by Rev. B. A. Abbott of New Castle while Mr. Abbott was pastor of the Harlem Ave. Christian Church, Baltimore. Mr. Blake held his first pastorate here. Later he was pastor of the Belmont Church, Roanoke, four years at Indianapolis, five years at Pine Bluff, Ark., Chaplin of V. P. I. Blacksburg for eight years, while at Blacksburg he lived in this county, Wheeling, W. Va. And New Cumberland were his last charges. Mr. Blake is survived by his wife and two daughters, Elizabeth who is promotional secretary of Christian College with territory Oklahoma and Texas, and Frances who is attending Columbia College, Mo. The body was buried on Johns Creek on last Sunday attended by many of the friends of the deceased.

Blake, Frances Esther 1914-1938

{Taken from Abstracts:}
Blake, Frances Esther, daughter of the late Rev. Howard A. & Louie M. Blake; died on April 1, 1938, age 23, at home in Roanoke; born on Johns Creek while father was pastor of Blacksburg group of church’s; buried in Snodgrass Cemetery, Craig County. Survivors: Mother, sister, Mrs. Chas. H. Thompson – Duncan, OK.

Blake, Louie Caldwell 1874-1966 [Widow of Rev. Howard Allen Blake]

Blake, Elizabeth H. 1906-1980

Snodgrass, George Washington & Amanda Jane (Caldwell) Stillborn son - Sep 11, 1878 – Sep 11, 1878

Snodgrass, Ida J. – 10 Jun 1880 – 14 Jun 1880 Daughter of George Washington & Amanda Jane (Caldwell)

Farrel, Nannie S. 26 Sep 1881 – 25 Dec 1884 [Note spelling…stone is very hard to read]

Ferrell, John BTRY B 13 BN VA ARTY - CSA [Special note: A field stone hand scripted John A FERRELL was found broken! No dates]

Caldwell, John Madison Sept 13 1816 - Oct 23, 1879

Caldwell, Maria {Mariah Huffman} May 4 1818 - Mar 2 1908 [Daughter of Jacob Trolinger Huffman & Permelia Lake] [Widow of John Madison Caldwell]

Caldwell, Ira C. 18 Sep 1875 – 4 Mar 1883 Son of D. J. and E. M. Caldwell [Dexter Jacob Caldwell & Elizabeth Mariah Huffman]

Caldwell, Newton T. 3 Jul 1880 – 11 Sep 1880 Son of D. J. & E. M. Caldwell [Dexter Jacob Caldwell & Elizabeth Mariah Huffman]

Caldwell, Oscar M. 17 Mar 1878 – 12 Feb 1888 [Son of Dexter Jacob Caldwell & Elizabeth Mariah Huffman] Stone is very hard to read and is lying on the ground

Caldwell, Craig J. [Jackson] 1 Jun 1877 – 12 Apr 1901 [Son of Dexter Jacob Caldwell & Elizabeth Mariah Huffman] Stone is lying on the ground and is very hard to read

Caldwell, Dexter J. {Jacob} 20 Jan 1849 – 5 Feb 1912 [Son of John Madison Caldwell & Mariah Huffman] [Husband of Elizabeth Mariah Huffman]

Caldwell, Elizabeth Maria Huffman 18 Oct 1850 – 21 Sep 1915 Wife of Dexter J. Caldwell

Snodgrass, J. Harvey 1867 – 1936

Martha A. Can’t make out anything else on stone which is lying on the ground

Ferrel, Charles P. 1881 – 1950 – Masonic Symbol on marker

The rest of the cemetery, with the exception of two new stones (based on memory of a relative) were field stones. The two new stones were:

Ring, Alexander W. 1853 - Feb 25 1926

Ring, Martha Reed 1858 – 29 Oct 1929

{Taken from Abstracts}
Ring, Mrs. ----------, mother of J. M. Ring of Craig Healing Springs, died 19 Oct 1929 in Roanoke County; buried beside late husband on Johns Creek.

{Taken from Abstracts}
Ring, E. A. , Wythe County native, died at home on C. F. Simpson farm west of New Castle, 25 February 1926; buried in Snodgrass Cemetery; age 78. Survivors: Widow and five children, including daughter, Mrs. W. P. Smith, erst of Craig, Now of Free Union, Albemarle County.

Rev. Howard A. Blake, died January 21, 1935 in a Wheeling hospital of heart attack following minor surgery; former pastor of Christian Church at New Castle, Chaplain at V. P. I., now in Cumberland WV; buried on Johns Creek. Survivors: Widow. Nee Louie/Louise Caldwell, daughter of late D. J. Caldwell of Craig Healing Springs: first wife was Bertie Albaugh who had a son, Henry Grafton (died December 23, 1933); two daughters: Elizabeth and Frances Esther – both of the Christian College, Columbia, Missouri. Elizabeth married Chas. H. Thompson.

Katherine Eloise Snodgrass, only child of Mr.& Mrs. Walter C. Snodgrass, born October 20, 1917, died at home on Johns Creek on January 10, 1932, age 14 years 2 months and 20 days, of flu and pneumonia; survivors: parents, grandfather, George W. Snodgrass.

Amanda J. (Caldwell) Snodgrass, wife of George W., daughter of John M. & Mariah, born June 3, 1845, died at home on Johns Creek on January 10, 1930, age 85 years, 7 months and 7 days, in the same room in which she was born and married, in the house build by her great grandfather near the end of the 18th century; her grandfather was Robert and her great grandfather, John, the first Caldwell settler of this area, all of whom lived and died on the original farm, additions being made to both the original log house and acreage; all are buried in the family graveyard on the farm including Amanda. Survivors: Husband; two of four children [two died as infants] daughter, Mrs. Rufus L. Sizer; son, W. C. Snodgrass.