Waugh Cemetery

Waugh Cemetery

Craig County, Virginia

Photos and notes compiled by Stephen A. Taylor

Craft, Erastus B. 1855 – 1917

Per Ruth Hale:

(Death record has 27 Mar 1855 – 17 Aug 1917, son of George Craft & Martha Elmore) Craft, Erastus Byron – Found dead in bed at home in New Castle – Aug 17, 1917 – Born March, 1855. Married three times – 1st on January 16, 1884 to Frances E. Crawford, 2nd on July 11, 1900 to Laura Susan Welch, and 3rd on September 16, 1909 To Ollie P. Huffman.

Craft, Lottie 28 Mar 1888 – July 30, 1940 Daughter of Erastus B. Craft & Frances E. Crawford Craft

Per Ruth Hale:

Craft, Claude Swanson – 14 May 1915 – 7 May 1917 – son of Lottie Craft

Per Ruth Hale:

Craft, Elizabeth Reynolds – no dates

(May be same as Eliza A. Craft, although one place states she is the second wife of Erastus Craft - )

Fenced in grave with small rock marker

Per Ruth Hale:

Hancock, Susan Brown Pence Franklin – 19 Aug 1831 – 11 Mar 1884

She was the 2nd wife of Stephen Andrew Hancock

Craft, Nancy K. & children – Died 3 Feb 1893 – aged 33 years

Wife of H. C. Craft [Henry Clay Craft] [Nancy Katherine Britts Craft, d/o George W. & Mary Doss Britts, 1st wife of Henry Clay Craft – also

Taylor Lee Craft – October 26, 1881 – June 23, 1882 & Lola Lee Craft – January 1, 1884 – February 23, 1884 either in same grave with mother or graves Unmarked]

Bussey, Sarah A. 31 Aug 1833 – 8 Jul 1890 – w/o John O. Bussey [Stone broken in half]

Unknown – only has Civil War Iron Cross # 1

Unknown – only has Civil War Iron Cross # 2

Fisher, Amanda [Craft, d/o Benjamin R. & Martha Crowder Craft] [15 Aug 1857 – 9 Feb 1935, d/o Benjamin Richard Craft, Jr. & Martha Crowder]

Fisher, Amanda (Craft), widow of William {Married 23 Sep 1878}, d/o late Benjamin Richard & Martha {Crowder} Craft, born August 15, 1857 – died February 9, 1935, age 77 years, five Months and 24 days; had two children who died as infants; buried in Waugh Cemetery.

Fisher, William E. Fisher, Willie Fisher, Amanda [Husband and two children of Amanda Craft Fisher, no dates]

Craft, Martha (Crowder) – no dates – [Wife of Benjamin Richard Craft, Jr.] [1827 – 1893]

Craft, Benjamin G. & Martha Craft [no dates] [Benjamin Richard Craft, Jr. – 1824 – 5 Dec 1897] Monument erected by daughter Amanda Fisher

Craft, Benjamin [no dates] [Possible son of John Spencer & Sarah Elmore Craft; Born 10 Apr 1851 – 8 Apr 1855]

Paxton, A. Birl 12 Jul 1876 – 17 Jul 1964 & Paxton, Zed O. – 30 Jun 1876 – 16 Nov 1952 [Paxton, Annie Birl Kessler & Zedoc Oscar Paxton]

Craft, Eliza A. [no dates] [Possible daughter of Benjamin R. Craft, Jr. & Martha Crowder]

Kelly, Amanda C. 25 Oct 1871 – 4 Aug 1900 Sacred to the Memory of Amanda C. Kelly

Per Ruth Hale:

Kelly, Amanda Clementine Paitzel, w/o Jacob O. Kelly – Married on 25 Dec, 1890 D/o Thomas Garfield Paitzel & Martha Emaline Greenway.

Unmarked grave only has a Iron Cross

Craft, John S. 30 Bat. VA Inf. C.S.A.

[John Spencer Craft – 8 Mar 1825 – Oct 1903, s/o Benjamin Richard & Sarah “Sally” Becker Craft, married 1st on 27 Mar 1845 to Catherine Elmore and married 2nd on 15 Aug 1850 to Sarah “Sallie” Elmore; sister to Catherine.]

Steele, Charles T. Cpl. Co B 28 VA Inf. C.S.A. [Stone is very hard to read]

Steele, Charles T. same as above only with Iron Cross

Per Ruth Hale:

Steele, Charles T. – death record has 12 Aug 1839 – 27 Jul 1919 S/o Isaac & Julia Steele, h/o Harriet Amanda Taylor

Grave of Stephen A. Hancock with Mill Wheel & Iron Cross Grave has a iron fence around it – [1827 – 1900]

Paitsel, Lula A. (Bush) 1879 – 1947 – Mother

Per Ruth Hale:

Paitsel, Oliver Wright – 1869 – 1948 (buried in Waugh Cemetery) Married on 25 Jul 1909 (Oliver’s 2nd marriage – 1st wife was Adelaide Lee Paitsel)

Per Ruth Hale:

Paitsel, Robert Lee – 7 Jul 1926 – 11 Aug 1938 – unmarked grave Son of Latmer Bud Paitsel & Louvinia Craft Grandson of Erastus Byron Craft & Frances E. “Fannie” Crawford Craft

Paitsel, Infant – 25 Sep 1922 – 25 Sep 1922 – unmarked grave Infant son of Latmer Bud Paitsel & Louvinia Craft Grandson of Erastus Byron Craft & Frances E. Crawford Craft

Huffman, John Michael 15 Mar 1876 – 7 Apr 1947 – stone is very hard to read

Per Ruth Hale:

Son of Mary Alice Huffman, h/o Susan Bostic & Martha Ann “Mattie” Craft

Per Ruth Hale:

Huffman, Mary Alice – grave unmarked (Obit has died 20 Feb 1934; aged 82 years

Craft, J. Henry Co K 22nd VA Inf. C.S.A. – no dates

Per Ruth Hale:

Craft, James Henry – 4 May 1846 – 1 Oct 1913, son of John Spencer Craft & Catharine Elmore. Husband of Christina Elizabeth “Bettie” Looney Craft

Huffman, Dorsey – Unmarked grave – (Obit has died 21 Apr 1930)

Son of Evelyn Huffman Victim of Ohio Penitentiary fire Buried here Wednesday Dorsey Huffman who was serving a life sentence in the Ohio Penitentiary at Columbus for murder and robbery and who was one of the 320 convicts to lose his Life in the flames that destroyed a portion of the prison on the night of April 21st; was Buried in the Waugh graveyard here on last Wednesday. The body reached here on Tuesday evening and was held over till Wednesday afternoon in the undertaking Establishment of Mr. E. W. Camper. The body bore the marks of fire and the evidence Of pain and suffering. Especially was this true of the hands which were drawn and Crisp from the intense heat of the cell bars which the dying man had held to and Battered in a losing struggle to escape that most horrible of deaths – that of the flames Rev. W. P. Saunders of the M. E. Church, South, conducted the services at the grave.

[1930]

*** From Abstracts – published by the Craig County Historical Society

Hancock, Chester B., son of late Stephen, born in Craig on 11 Jul 1853 – died in Western State Hospital, Staunton, on 7 Jun 1935; age 81 years 10 months and 18 days Burial in Waugh Cemetery

Per Ruth Hale:

Hancock, Ocie Ann – 1861 – 18 Oct 1951, d/o Stephen Hancock & 2nd wife Susan Pence Brown Franklin, was married twice, 1st to James H. Wright and 2nd to a man Named Vanhorn.

*** From Abstracts

Hancock, Mrs. Chester B. [Alice Rose Bussey) born 5 Sep 1855 – died 25 Apr 1921, Daughter of John O. & Sarah A. Bussey – age 65 years. Burial in Waugh Cemetery. Survivors: Husband; two sons; John B. & Wm. S.; daughter, Mrs. Frazier Smith – (Maude Rae Hancock) Covington.

*** From Abstracts

McPherson, Ellen, died 14 Jun 1924, age 68; burial in Waugh Cemetery. Survivors: two sons; James – New Castle & Delly – West Virginia

Per Ruth Hale:

McPherson, Ellen – 1862 – 1924 (Death record has 19 Jun 1856 – 15 Jun 1924 – age 68 years 4 months 26 days; Wife of Mullins)

Per Ruth Hale:

Mullins, Ellen [McPherson] – 19 Jun 1856 – 15 Jun 1924 – wife of Samuel Mullins [Wonder why she would list Ellen McPherson as two people]

Per Ruth Hale:

McPherson, James W. – 1881 – 1962 (Death record has 18 May 1881 – 22 May 1962)

McPherson, James W., 19, and Anna Barger, 25 – married on 28 Aug 1900

McPherson, Anna Barger – 1866 – 1946 wife of James W. McPherson

Donnolley, James F. – Marked rock – age 75 years

Hill, Frances W. – 17 Feb 1808 – 10 Sep 1964 – wife of Jefferson L.

Johnson, John E. – 28 Aug 1847 – 23 Jan 1923 – Co 1 48 Wis Inf (Civil War)

*** Johnson, John E. “Eddie” – born August 28, 1847 at Roaring Creek, Columbia County, Pennsylvania – died January 23, 1923; Federal Government erected a Tombstone marker because of his service in the Union Army; he enlisted at Beaver Dam, Wisconsin in Co I, 48th Wisconsin Infantry, March 9, 1865 and was discharged February 19, 1866.

Bush, Sally Ann Huffman – (ca 1836 – before 1910) (Boitnott Funeral Home Marker)

Per Ruth Hale:

Bush, Charles Edward – Jun 1846 – 7 Feb 1913 (Death record has died 7 Feb 1913) Co K 54th Virginia Infantry CSA *** Charles Edward Bush married Sally Ann Huffman on 8 May 1867

Per Steve Taylor:

Bush, Elizabeth “Lizzie” – 1861 – 1943 Daughter of Charles Edward Bush & Sally Ann Huffman

Wilson, Amanda – Aug 1844 – 21 Jun 1934 [Homemade stone]

*** Wilson, Mary Amanda Brizendine Paxton, died at home of a relative in Springwood on 21 Jun 1934, age 84 she was buried in the Waugh Cemetery; Married 1st on 2 May 1867 to Miles A. Paxton and 2nd on 11 Jan 1892 to Joseph “Joe” Wilson from England to Whom she was married to some years after the death of Miles. Survivors: two daughters; two sons, including Zed Paxton of Craig City

Wilson, Joseph “Joe” – 21 Sep 1843 Yorkshire, England – 25 Aug 1923

*** From Abstracts

Wilson, Joe, native of England, but lived in Craig for 35 years, died at home on Barbours Creek – Aug 1923, 26 days less than 80. Survived by widow, nee Amanda Brizendine

Doss, Catharine – ca 1811 – before 1870 – wife of Robert R. Doss [Nancy Catharine Wagener & Robert R. Doss – married 21 Oct 1844 in Botetourt County]

Doss, Margarite S. – 8 Nov 1849 – 13 May 1880

Daughter of Robert R. Doss & Nancy Catharine Wagener

Doss, Robert R. – 1 Jan 1813 – 14 Jan 1898 aged 85 years Husband of Nancy Catharine Wagener

Surber, M. W. – 23 Apr 1849 – 13 Feb 1879

Looney, Pearl Helms – 1913 – 1945

Craft, B. T. – no date – 1875 – marked on rock

Craft, Joseph D. – 1853 – 28 Feb 1885 Son of Benjamin Richard Craft, Jr. & Martha Crowder Craft Husband of Frances Creg Brizendine Craft – married 10 Nov 1874

Craft, Stephen Preston – 1862 – 16 Feb 1885 – unmarked Son of Benjamin Richard Craft, Jr. & Martha Crowder Craft

Craft, Eliza A. – no dates

Looney, Dolly Rose {Craft} – 12 Aug 1872 – 16 May 1944 w/o Joseph David

Looney, Joseph David – 31 Aug 1872 – 27 Jun 1950

Looney, Unknown – no dates

Looney, Velma Louise – 29 Apr 1917 – 29 Apr 1917 (d/o Joseph D. & Dolly Rose)

Paxton, Annie Danville – 24 Oct 1906 – 2 Nov 1918 – {10 year old daughter of Zed Paxton & Annie Kessler}

Paxton, Carlton “Carl” – 22 Nov 1913 – 11 Aug 1967 – {S/o Zed Paxton & Annie Kessler}

Unknown person – 1837 Initial M. W. craved on rock

Hunter, Harvey – 1872 – 15 May 1939 aged 67 years

*** from Abstracts

Hunter, Harvey, born in Giles County, but lived most of his life in Craig, died on 15 May 1939, age 67; buried in Waugh Cemetery. Survivors: Widow & three children; James – Logan, WV; Larner & Mrs. Bessie Huffman – New Castle. {I believe that Larner should be Walter Lee Hunter}

Craft, George – unmarked grave {Could be George M. Craft – 22 Oct 1820 – 27 Feb 1891 – h/o Martha “Pattie” Elmore Married on 17 Nov 1843}

Craft, John William – 17 Dec 1850 – 25 Oct 1912- age 62 years Son of George Craft & Martha Elmore

Britts, Unnamed Son – 4 Apr 1918 – 4 Apr 1918 Son of Edward J. Britts & Martha “Mattie” Ellen Craft Britts

Looney, Frank Roscoe – 15 Mar 1901 – Nov 1983

Looney, Ryan Gordon – 8 Jan 1903 – 17 Apr 1970

Children of Joseph David Looney & Dolly Rose Craft (According to Ruth Hale they are buried in the Waugh Cemetery, However they are buried in the Huffman Memorial Park.)

Custer, Eveline {Gatewood} – 9 Mar 1839 – 21 Feb 1921 D/o William & Nancie Gatewood – w/o Christopher C. Custer

Huffman, Mariah – {Maria A.} – ca 1850 – 9 Aug 1928 – age 78 years

Huffman, Pauline Ella – 12 Dec 1913 – 6 Oct 1924 Daughter of John Michael Huffman & Susan “Rosa” Bostic Huffman

Doss, Mrs. Emma – no date – 9 Dec 1923 – age 73 – widow of Robert R.

*** From Abstracts

Doss, Mrs. Emma, of Craig City, died on 9 Dec 1923, a widow of 15 years; Buried in the Waugh Cemetery

Banks, Mary Elizabeth – 20 Feb 1911 – 11 Mar 1913 – Colored daughter of Thorn S. & Birdie Robertson Banks

Coster, Lockey – no date – 19 Dec 1913 – Colored – age 89 Daughter of Druwery Scrugs

Caldwell, Luther Howard – 23 Sep 1916 – 3 Aug 1917 Son of Howard L. & Mahala Elizabeth Crawford Caldwell

King, Lucile Virginia – 28 Jun 1909 – 6 Sep 1917 Daughter of Joseph Neal King & Maggie Elizabeth Huffman King

Sanders, M. G. – 17 Apr 1872 – 19 Oct 1917 – d/o Mollie Huffman

Elmore, Amanda Josephine – 12 Jun 1912 – 1 Jun 1918 D/o Ottie Jackson Elmore & Laura Lee Craft Elmore

Craft, Francis – 30 Dec 1918 – 30 Dec 1918 D/o Harry Charles Craft & Margaret Edna Craft Craft

Lamb, David – no date – 5 Sep 1919 – age 68 years

Snodgrass, T. E. {Tilghman E.} – no dates – 2nd Lt. Co B. 28th VA Inf. CSA From the book 28th Virginia Infantry – by Frank E. Fields, Jr.

Snodgrass, Tilghman E. – Co B – (15 May 1861); Craig, mechanic, age 25, 2 Lt.; absent, sick, Jan 1864 – Apr 1864; absent, sick, Sep 1863 - Dec 1863; POW – paroled 20 Apr 1864

King, Oscar William – 1 Feb 1922 – 13 Mar 1922 S/o Joe N. & Maggie E. Huffman King

Thomas, Walter – 2 Apr 1923 – 3 Apr 1923 S/o Mason Thomas & Vada Sanders

Huffman, Ronald Gray – 2 Sep 1923 – 11 Jan 1924 S/o Herman Hancock & Ester Huffman

King, Unnamed Son – 11 Jun 1924 – 11 Jun 1924 S/o J. M. & Maggie E. Huffman King

Sanders, Unnamed daughter – 8 Dec 1924 – 8 Dec 1924 D/o John R. & Myrtle Hickman Sanders