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Merritt #3, Barboursville, WV

Latitude: N 38 24.389
Longitude: W 082 16.700
Elevation: 845'
Accuracy: 36'


Read: 5 Apr 2003
Submitted by Candie Freeman & Barry Huffstutler
 
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From Interstate 64 take exit 18 and go to the stop light on US 60.  Turn left and go .5 mile to the road sign for Barboursville Main Street.  Turn right under the railroad underpass, then left onto Woodland Drive.  Go to the end of the paved road and park.  You now have to walk about mile.  Follow the dirt road to the top of the hill to reach the cemetery.
All the information, excluding annotations, 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.


IN MY FATHERS HOUSE
ARE MANY MANSIONS
 
BAXTER
ANDERSON
BORN
MAY 17, 1832
DIED
OCT. 14, 1902
 
Footstone: B. A.

COMA_
 
Dau.  of
BAXTER  &  HATTIE
ANDERSON.
BORN
AUG. 24, 1868.
DIED
OCT. 9, 1870.
Thy days were short sweet Child tis true
Which showed your God was kind to you
He took you from this world of pain
Where happiness you never could gain.

Note:  There appears to have been another letter in the name. See WPA list.
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GEORGE H. EPLING
 
1874 1910

MARY E. EPLING
 
1854 1884

WILLIAM E. EPLING
 
1884 1903

BERTIE GIBSON
1930 1930
WALLACE  FUNERAL  HOME

Note: This grave is marked with a metal marker set in concrete.


PHILLIS A. GIBSON
JAN. 12 JAN. 29, 1937

NANCY  J.
Wife  of
JOHN  HOLROYD
DIED
Feb.  10,  1875
AGED
35 ys.  8 ms.
Just as the sun descended at eve
Soon with fresher beams to rise
So will our darling mother receive
Life eternal in the skies.
 

PEACE PERFECT PEACE
 
T. E. HOLROYD
BORN
DEC. 11, 1869
DIED
DEC. 8, 1904
 
 
HOLROYD

CHARLES
SON OF
W. & M. MERRITT
DIED
Aug. 21, 1858
AGED
1yr.  5ms.

MAGGIE
Dau of
W. & M. MERRITT
DIED
Aug. 18, 1864
AGED
1ys.  3ms.

Note:  Charles and Maggie are on the same stone.


JOHN W. MERRITT
JUNE 14, 1877
JULY 24, 1948
 
Footstone: J. W. M.

 

JOHN WESLEY MERRITT
1877 - 1948
wALLACE FUNERAL HOME

MERRITT
 
JOSEPH A. MERRITT
1835 1925

EDNA BLAKE
HIS WIFE
1848 1922
 

Footstones: FATHER; MOTHER


REV. M. MERRITT
 
DIED
Sept. 8, 1872
AGED
61Ys.  8Ms.  22Ds.
~ ~
The Lord also will be all things for
the oppressed a refuge in time of trouble.
 
Footstone: M. M.

MARY  REESE
MERRITT
WIFE  OF
MALACHI
MERRITT
BORN
APR. 29, 1807
DIED
DEC. 8, 1891
 
At Rest
 
Footstone: MOTHER

R. L.
MERRITT
DIED
JULY 15.
1903
AGED
1y. 2m. 5d.

Another little darling babe is
sheltered in the grave.
 
W. E.  SON OF J. &  E. A. MERRITT
DIED APR. 15, 1892
AGE 3Y. 9M. 20D.

Note: R. L. and W. E. Merritt are on the same stone.


 
WILLIAM M. MERRITT
 
DIED
MAR. 13, 1865
AGED
38  YEARS
 
There is sweet rest in heaven.
 
Footstone: W. M. M.

There are 7 graves marked with field stones and at least 16 unmarked graves.

Unmarked Graves

1. Blake, John 
No Dates
Son of: Colonel Isaac Blake
Source: WPA Cemetery Records

2. Gibson, Elaine Age: 10 mos
Died: 03 Oct 1930
Source: WPA Cemetery Records

3. Gibson, Randolph
Died: 23 Oct 1938 
Source: WPA Cemetery Records

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