MERRITT FAMILY CEMETERY
Barboursville, Cabell Co., WV


Latitude: N 38-25.062
Longitude: W 082-17.637
Elevation: 607 feet
Accuracy: 23 feet


The Merritt Cemetery was moved to the present site in 2001 to make room for the regional jail that is currently under construction in 2002. The original coordinates were N38 25.03, W82 17.30. This list is incomplete as the stones are in bad shape and it was not possible to read all in one trip. List will be completed at a future date.

The following list was compiled by actual reading of the tombstones. All the information, excluding annotation, is written on the tombstone. Annotations are included following the entry for the majority of the stones. Abbreviations are used for the following: d/o - dau of; s/o - son of; c/o - child of; w/o - wife of; and h/o - husband of.

Submitted by Candie Freeman & Barry Huffstutler.
Read 23 Mar 2002.


BO         
RN ON THE 11th
OF JANUARY 1806
AND DEPARTED
THIS LIFE ON

Note: Unknown, stone is broken. Only the above is left on the stone.


FREDERIC L.
Son of
O & MARGARET
CHURCH
Died
Nov. 16, 1844
Aged 2 yrs.
(stone broken here)
Footstone: F. L. C.

Note: Frederic, s/o Octavius Church & Margaret Merritt.


LEAH SOPHIA DERTON
(Not read yet)

WM. DERTON
DIED
Jan. 4, 1851,
Ag'd 43 years.

Footstone: W. D.

Note: William Derton mar. Sarah Wentz, d/o Philip & Mary Elizabeth Wentze.


RUFUS A.
Son of
A. J. & C. A. DICK
DIED
Mar. 28, 1854
Aged 8ms. 13ds.
 

Footstone: (in ground)

 

Note: Rufus, s/o Andrew Jackson Dick & Cynthia A. Leonard. Maternal g-parents were Rufus Leonard & Mary Elizabeth Wentz.

MARY A.
Wife of
PETER R. EVERETT
DIED
June 30, 1857;
Aged 23 Years
4 Mos. & 7 Ds.
--.--
Kind Angels watch her sleeping dust
Till Jesus comes to wake the just
Then may she wake with sweet surprise
And in her saviours image rise.
~~~~
___ last blest thought but gone before
Where we shall meet to part no more.
 

Footstone: M.

Note: Mary A., d/o William Derton & Sarah Wentz.


INFANT
Dau. of
J. & MARGARET
MERRITT
Died
Oct. 15, 1850.
Aged 3 mos.
& 6 dys.

Note: d/o John & Margaret Merritt.


JOHN MERRITT
DIED
Jan. 16, 1855
AGED
66 yrs.
 

Footstone: J. M.


LAVINA.
Wife of
GEORGE MERRITT
DIED
Mar. 2, 1839.
Aged 48 yrs.
8 mos & 9 dys.

Note: Lavina, maiden name was Turley.


There is ____ is Heaven.
 
MARGARET
WIFE OF
JOHN MERRITT
BORN
____ 27, 182_
DIED
59           

Footstone: M. M.

 

Note: Stone is broken into several pieces and some text is unreadable. Previous list, read 1989, by Carrie Eldridge states b. 27 Oct 182_, d. ___ 1859.

SARAH
Wife of
JOHN MERRITT
DIED
Feb. 29, 1836.
Aged 46 yrs.
5 mos. & 16 dys.
 
H.R.C.      
Ports. O

Footstone: S. M.


In
Memory of
Elizabeth wife of James
Newman daughter of
Isaac & Margaret Blake.
who died Jan the 8th,
1838. Age 29 years.


CATHARINE STRUPE,
DIED
OCT. 8, 1850,
AGED
65 yrs. 9 mo.
27 days.
--.--

Footstone: C. S.


MALCHOR
STRUPE
PVT
VA MILITIA
REVOLUTIONARY
WAR
1750
1833

MALCHOR STRUPE
DIED
June 11, 1833
IN THE
84 year of
his age
--. --

Footstone: M. S.


MARGARET
WIFE OF
WM. STRUPE.
DIED
Sept. 8, 1855
AGED
?2 Yrs. 11 Mos
& 22 Dys.

Footstone: (in ground)

Note: Previous list, read in 1989, by Carrie Eldridge states age 62y11m22d.


WE PART TO MEET AGAIN
 
WM. STRUPE,
DIED
Apr. 17, 1871,
AGED
78Y. 4M. 2D.
--.--
A loving husband father dear,
A faithful friend lies buried here.
His life was a triumph of virtue
His death was a triumph of faith.
 
Miles, Reeves & Kerr.
Gallipolis, Ohio

Footstone: W. S.

Note: William, s/o Malchor Strupe.


ELIZABETH
Wife of
PHILIP WENTZE
DIED
July 1, 1860
In the 84th Year
of her age.
 

Footstone: E. W.


MICHAEL WENTZE
DIED

 

Note: Stone broken where date is inscribed. A previous list, read 1989, by Carrie Eldridge states d. 26 Jul 1854, 32y, 6m, 8d.

PHILIP WENTZE
BORN
Mar. 27, 1777
DIED
Jan. 28, 1850

Footstone: P. W.

 

FOOTSTONES ONLY:
1. Fieldstone, no data
2. Fieldstone, no data
3. Fieldstone, no data


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Copyright 2002-2007 Candace Freeman

Revised: 24 Mar 2002

Candie Freeman Cfreeman99@aol.com