Milton, Cabell Co., WV
Located on a ridge off of Rt. 60 and near Mud River. From the town of
Milton, head west on Rt. 60 toward Huntington. As soon as you cross the
bridge over Mud River, make a right hand turn up the dirt road, heading back
on the hill towards the power lines. This road is across from Saunder's
Creek on Rt. 60, but it's not a road to any housing. The two graves are on
the top of the hill, approximately 200 feet from the base of the tower of
the power line. There are reputed to be other graves here, including some of
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 13 Mar 2002.
|In memory of
|Aug. 17, 1786,
|June 21, 1849.
|Hollister & Leonard
|Note: All italic text above is
actually script on the actual stone. The tombstone is surrounded by an
iron fence, and the stone is damaged with the top half lying on the
ground inside the fenced area. Buried side-by-side with an
Sampson Sanders married Annie Guin/Guinn on 29 April
1821 in Cabell County. The grave beside him is reputed to be his
mother. Sampson, s/o William Sanders and Martha
Green, b/o Hetty Sanders, who married Thomas Kilgore.
|Note: The other grave is located to
the left of Sampson Sanders, but any inscription is barely legible.
This burial is reputed to be that of Sampson's mother. The letters
HELE were the beginnings of any inscription. This grave is a
brick-wall sarcophagus about a foot high, which was once covered by
the top half bearing the inscription. The top
half is broken into two pieces and appears to be made of cut sand