YATES OR YATESMONT CEMETERY
Ona, Cabell Co., WV


Located off of Howells Mill Road, Ona, WV. Turn north at the red light on US 60 in Ona on Howell's Mill road. Go about a mile, pass the railroad overpass, and up the following hill. Before you top the hill there is a dirt road on the left with a sign reading "Yatesmont, The Burdette Farm." Turn left onto this road. Turn left again at the fork in the road and enter the Burdette farm. The cemetery is on the left within sight of the road, and across from the old home place. The cemetery is fenced and well maintained. Also known as the Burdette Cemetery.

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 - Cfreeman99@aol.com.
Read 13 Aug 2001.


John Bryan
1836
Bryan (on front)
JOHN, SON OF
WM. & REBECCA ASHER BRYAN
OF CULPEPPER CO., VA. 1785-1834.
MARKER ERECTED BY
WILLIAM JENNINGS BRYAN,
A GRANDSON
Footstone: J. B.

Note: Flat rectangular marker inscribed on three sides. First two rows on top, surname on front,
inscription on back. Notice that date of 1836, on top, differs with date 1834, inscribed on the back.
Buried side-by-side with wife, Nancy Lillard Bryan.


JOHN L., SON OF
JOHN & NANCY LILLARD BRYAN,
BORN IN CULPEPPER CO., VA.,
APRIL 23, 1811,
DIED IN MASON CO., VA., 1835.
Footstone: J. L. B.

Nancy L. Bryan
1834
Bryan (on front)
NANCY DAU. OF
JNO. & RACHEL GARRETT LILLARD
OF CULPEPPER CO., VA.,
WIFE OF JNO. BRYAN, 1788-1832.
MARKER ERECTED BY
WILLIAM JENNINGS BRYAN,
A GRANDSON
Footstone: N. L. B.

Note: Flat rectangular marker inscribed on three sides. First two rows on top, surname on front,
inscription on back. Notice that date of 1834, on top, differs with date 1832, inscribed on the back.
Buried side-by-side with husband, John Bryan.


OLGA
DAU. OF JOHN &
ELEANOR SUMMERS
HANDLEY,
WIFE OF JOS. A. BUCKNER,
FEB. 19, 1846,
JAN. 17, 1873.
Footstone: O. H. B.

Note: Buried side-by-side with mother, Eleanor Handley McCorkle.


CHARLOTTE PATTEN
BURDETTE
REARED IN SOUTH DAKOTA
REGISTERED NURSE
LIFE OF CHRISTIAN SERVICE
DAUGHTER OF
REV. JAMES W. AND
ERNESTINE FLEISCHER PATTEN
WIFE OF
FRANKLIN PAGE BURDETTE
MOTHER OF
DAVID LEE BURDETTE
FRANKLIN PATTEN BURDETTE
CATHERINE PAGE BURDETTE
JOANNA EVELYN BURDETTE
LAURA BUCKNER BURDETTE
 
AUGUST 30, 1942
DECEMBER 3, 1983

ELIZABETH
DAU. OF
WILLIAM P. & ELIZABETH LILLARD
YATES
WIFE OF JAS. R. BURDETTE,
BORN IN CABELL CO., VA.,
FEB. 8, 1832,
DIED AUG. 17, 1890.
Footstone: E. Y. B.

EVELYN PAGE
BURDETTE
Footstone: E. P. B.

Note: Stone for Evelyn Burdette is erected, but information omitted because this person is still living.


FRANK LEE
SON OF
JAMES R. & ELIZABETH
YATES
BURDETTE
JAN. 20, 1867
FEB. 26, 1942.
Footstone: F. L. B.

Note: Buried side-by-side with wife, Laura Buckner Burdette.


FRANKLIN L.
BURDETTE
WEST VIRGINIAN
EDUCATOR STATESMAN
HUMANITARIAN
SON OF
FRANK LEE & LAURA BUCKNER
BURDETTE
 
DECEMBER 7, 1911
AUGUST 8, 1975
Footstone: F. L. B.

JAMES R.
SON OF
ALEXANDER & MARY L. HILL
BURDETTE
BORN MONROE CO., VA.,
MARCH 16, 1828,
DIED MARCH 9, 1909.

Footstone: J. R. B.

Note: Middle name Robinson. Buried between the graves of his two wives.
Willie is on the left and Elizabeth on right as you face the stones.


LAURA
DAU. OF
JOSEPH A. &
OLGA HANDLEY
BUCKNER
WIFE OF
FRANK LEE
BURDETTE
MAR. 10, 1871,
FEB. 26, 1950.
Footstone: L. B. B.

Note: Buried side-by-side with husband, Frank Lee Burdette.


MARY E.
Dau. of
JAMES R. &
ELIZ. YATES
BURDETTE.
BORN IN
Putnam Co., Va.,
Nov. 5, 1860,
DIED
May 10, 1870
Footstone: MARY E. (see note)

Note: Buried side-by-side with mother, Elizabeth Burdette. Footstone made from original tombstone.
Inscription on footstone reads, MARY E., Dau. of, J. R. & E. BURDETTE, DIED, May 10, 1870


RUTH
JOSEPHINE
BURDETTE
 
TEACHER
VOCALIST
WASHINGTONIAN
 
DAUGHTER OF
JOSEPH & ANTONINA
NATOLI
 
WIFE OF
JOSEPH BRYAN BURDETTE
 
MOTHER OF
JOSEPH B. BURDETTE JR.
CHRISTINA M. BURDETTE
 
MARCH 15, 1944
APRIL 6, 1991
Home from her battle against
Cystic fibrosis, the valiant
soldier rests at last.
Her life is a song that
inspires us still.

WILLIE ANN,
DAU. OF
SAMUEL & LUCY FLOOD
HARDWICKE
SECOND WIFE OF
JAS. R. BURDETTE,
Born in Buckingham Co., Va.,
Feb. 14, 1850,
Died June 16, 1912.

Footstone: W. A. B.

COLLINS
BASIL E. SUE C.
1896 - 1957 1898 - (blank)
Footstone: B.E. C. Footstone: S. C. C.

Note: Sue Catherine, d/o Charles Herndon, b. 14 Jan 1898, WV, d. 1 Nov 1974.
Source for dates was Heck Funeral Home, Milton, WV.


CHARLIE.
Son of
J. O. & M. A. COX
Died
Sept. 19, 1857
Aged 1 year
11 mo. 15 ds.
Footstone: C. C.

CORA S.
Daughter of
J. O. & M. A. COX,
BORN
June 19, 1858
DIED
Oct. 1, 1865
Bright and loving child thy memory
will cling round our hearts.
Footstone: C. S. C.

Note: The date of Oct 1, 1865 has been read as Oct. 4, 1865 on a previous list. I found no evidence that
the number 1 was a very worn number 4. The stone was worn but all inscribed text was still legible.


GEORGIA A.
DAU. OF
J. O. & M. A. YATES
COX,
SEPT. 4, 1853,
OCT. 18, 1932.

INFANT
DAU. OF
J. O. & M. A. COX
BORN & DIED
AUG. 1875
Footstone: I. C.

MARGARET A.
DAU. OF
W. P. & E. YATES
WIFE OF
J. O. COX.
DEC. 11, 1828
MAR. 14, 1903

JAMES O.
SON OF
WM. & S. COX
JAN. 19, 1825
DEC. 19, 1906.
Footstones: M. A. C. (his broken)

ROBERT LEE
SON OF
JOHN & REBECCA
DEHART
Nov. 21, 1873
Feb. 6, 1878

Footstone: R. L. D.

GRASS
THURMAN L. MARY C.
APR. 16, 1917 APR. 10, 1918
AUG. 9, 1992  

THURMAN LEE GRASS
US NAVY
WORLD WAR II
APR 16 1917    AUG 9 1992

Note: Two stones for Thurman Grass.


MARY FRANCES
DAU. OF
GEO. W. & M. MAUPIN
SHEFF,
WIFE OF S. L. HANDLEY
MAR. 20, 1854,
DEC. 23, 1927.

Note: Buried side-by-side with husband, Samuel L. Handley.


SAMUEL L.,
SON OF
JOHN & ELEANOR SUMMERS
HANDLEY,
MAY 27, 1849,
JUNE 12, 1926.
Footstone: S. L. H.

Note: Buried side-by-side with wife, Mary F. Handley.


MARTIN BIBB,
SON OF
REV. THOMAS & ANN BLEDSOE
HAWKINS
Born in Nicholas Co., Va.,
June 2, 1856
Died in El Paso, Texas,
Dec. 5, 1909

Married Geneva C. Burdette,
Dec. 25, 1885
HAWKINS
Footstone: M. B. H.

CHARLES S.
Son of
James T. &
Mary A. Yates
HERNDON
OCT. 12, 1857
OCT. 23, 1912
Footstone: C. S. H.

Note: Buried side-by-side with wife Sarah A. Nelson Herndon.


INFANT
DAU. OF
WM. V. & M. V.
WARD
HERNDON
JAN. 6, 1923
Footstone: I. H.

Note: Buried side-by-side with Marguerite Herndon.


JAMES ALEX
SON OF
John W. &
Effie M. McCorkle
HERNDON
Jan. 8, 1885,
Aug. 7, 1887

Footstone: J. A. H.

JAS. T. HERNDON
DIED
Aug. 2, 1882
AGED
69 Ys. 10 Ms. 28 Ds.
Footstone: J. T. H.

Note: Buried side-by-side with wife Mary A. Herndon.


MARGUERITE
DAU. OF
WM. V. & M. V.
WARD
HERNDON
MAR. 23, 1913.
Footstone: M. H.

Note: Buried side-by-side with Infant Herndon.


MARY A.
WIFE OF
JAS. T. HERNDON
BORN
APR. 12, 1817
DIED
APR. 1, 1902
Footstone: M. A. H.

Note: Buried side-by-side with James T. Herndon.


ORAH O.
Dau. of
J. W. & E. M. HERNDON
DIED
Jan. 20, 1874
AGED
6 Ms. 4 Ds.
Footstone: O. O. H.

SARAH A. DAU OF
ALLEN E. AND
CATHERINE
HUNTER  
NELSON WIFE OF
CHARLES S.
HERNDON
NOV. 7, 1856
DEC. 7, 1939

SUSAN E.
Dau. of
W. G. & M. J. HERNDON
Died Jan. 20, 1852,
AGED
11 Ys. 7 Ms. & 25 Ds.
 
Look on my grave ye living,
And know that you must die,
O think of me and Heaven,
For in the tomb you soon must lie.
Weep not for me, I've gone to rest,
I am happy, I am blest,
I met my father in the skies,
For near this grave his body lies.
Footstone:

WM. G. HERNDON
DIED
NOV. 7, 1840
AGED
25 Y'rs, 6 M's,
28 D's.
Footstone: W. G. (broken)

Note: The right corner of the footstone is broken off, losing the last letter.


HERNDON
WILLIAM V. MILDRED V.
SEPT. 25, 1879 JAN. 9, 1884
OCT. 12, 1966 SEPT. 6, 1960

DR. ALEXANDER M.,
SON OF SAMUEL &
CATHERINE McCLURE
McCORKLE,
DEC. 15, 1806,
JULY 26, 1867.
Footstone: A. M. M.

Note: Buried side-by-side with wife, Eleanor McCorkle.


ELEANOR
DAU. OF SAMUEL &
HANNAH MONROE
SUMMERS,
WIFE OF JNO. HANDLEY,
THIRD WIFE OF
DR. A. M. McCORKLE,
AUG. 24, 1820,
MAR. 30, 1889.
Footstone: E. S. M.

Note: Buried side-by-side with husband, Dr. A. M. McCorkle.


SALLIE S. MORRIS
MAR. 29 MAR. 29
1941 1992

Note: Buried side-by-side with Wendell Morris.


AN INSPIRATION
TO ALL WHO KNEW HIM
WENDELL MORRIS
OCT. 19, 1940
NOV. 21, 1995

Note: Buried side-by-side with Sallie S. Morris.


HARRY E. WARNER
1885   -   1956

Note: No relation to the families buried within this cemetery. Lived with Sue Collins up until his death. -Bobbie Rider


JAMES WILSON
BORN
IN IRELAND 1807.
DIED MAR. 5 1885.

Footstone: J. W.

Note: Buried side-by-side with Sarah Martin Wilson.


MARTHA
MOODISPAUGH
WIFE OF
JAS. A. WILSON
BORN IN VA. 1845
DIED Oct. 24, 1875.
Footstone: M. M. W.

Note: Buried side-by-side with Samuel L. Handley. No stone for James A. Wilson.


SARAH MARTIN
WIFE OF
JAS. WILSON
BORN
IN IRELAND 1808,
DIED JAN 5, 1891.

Footstone: S. M. W.

Note: Buried side-by-side with James Wilson.


WILLIAM A.
Son of
MORDECAI &
MARTHA F. YATES
WILSON
Aug. 26, 1851,
Mar. 23, 1852.
Footstone: W. A. W.

Note: Buried side-by-side with Victoria Wilson.


VICTORIA,
Dau. of
MORDECAI &
MARTHA F. YATES
WILSON
1853 - 1855
Footstone: V. W.

Note: Buried side-by-side with William A. Wilson.


AMANDA
Dau. of
W. P. & E. YATES
BORN
MAY 8, 1825.
DIED
OCT 1839.
Footstone: A. Y.

Note: There is no date listed after October for when Amanda died.


ELIZABETH,
DAU. OF
JOHN & RACHEL GARRETT
LILLARD,
WIFE OF W. P. YATES,
Born in Culpepper Co., Va.,
April 5, 1795,
Died Dec. 24, 1882.

Footstone: ELIZABETH

WILLIAM P.,
SON OF
RICHARD & MARY PITT
YATES,
Born in Culpepper Co., Va.,
Jan. 6, 1786,
Died Aug. 4, 1869.

SOLDIER WAR 1812.
Footstone: WILLIAM P. YATES

Note: Original tombstone has been used for footstone. Only top half with name is visible and it is set in a base.
Buried side by side with wife Elizabeth Lillard Yates


ANDREW
SLAVE OWNED BY
W. P. YATES,
1842 - 1843.
Footstone: ANDREW

EMILY
SLAVE OWNED BY
W. P. YATES,
1797 - 1850.
Footstone: EMILY

GEORGE
SLAVE OWNED BY
W. P. YATES,
1844 - 1846.
Footstone: GEORGE

HENRY
SLAVE OWNED BY
W. P. YATES,
1837 - 1851.
Footstone: HENRY

HARRIET
SLAVE OWNED BY
W. P. YATES,
1786 - 1848
Footstone: HARRIET

INFANT
SLAVE OWNED BY
W. P. YATES,
1847
Footstone: INFANT

NELSON
SLAVE OWNED BY
W. P. YATES,
1789 - 1854.
Footstone: NELSON

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Copyright 2001-07 Candace Freeman

Revised: 15 Aug 2001

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