Doors to the Past

Swann (T. R.) Cemetery

SWANN (T. R.) CEMETERY
Cabell County, West Virginia


Latitude: N 38 19.885
Longitude: W 082 14.884
Elevation: 670 feet
Accuracy: 23 feet


From Barboursville take Alt. 10 and Rt.10 for about 10 miles.  When you come to the Methodist Church Camp Asbury (on your Left).   Turn into the camp and take the road all the way around to the last building on your left.  Go bye this building and turn left onto the grass road.  This will take you to the Cemetery.  The cemetery is fenced on two sides and is maintained. 

Submitted:  By Barry Huffstutler
Read: December 19. 2006


Personal note:  This is a very old cemetery where the biggest part of the graves are marked with Field Stone.  Some have inscription on them while the biggest part have nothing on them at all.  Some of inscription were hard to read or impossible to read at all.    There look to be 50 or more graves that are marked with Field Stones or that are unmarked at all.

If you have any additional information on this cemetery please get it touch with me.


MARCH  14
1873
 
D. H. B.

This is a rock Marker that is hard to read.

DAVID H. BIAS
D. MAR. 14, 1873 -AGE 39
"CABELL CO. COURTHOUSE DEATH RECORDS"


E. C. B.

This is a Rock Marker and has no other information on it.


M. B.

No other information on the markers.


M. B.
Aug. 7, 79

Note:  This person is --

  Bramlett,  Armilda C. (Swann)
Born: Feb. 28, 1829 - Died: Aug. 1879
d/o Thomas R. & Isabelle (Kelley) Swann
w/o William C. Bramlett


W. H. B.
DIED
MAY
The  20  1879

This is a Rock Marker that is hard to read.

This person could possible be a "Bias".


GEORGE  W.  BIAS
BORN
AUG.  20,  1855
DIED
JAN.  8,  1888
Gone but not forgotten

Footstone:  "G.W.B."


DANIEL  B.
AND
MARTHA  A.
CHILDERS
1847 1880

New Marker
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D. B. C.
 
Died  April  4
1880

Rock Marker
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M. A. C.

Rock Marker

This person name was "Martha Ann (Swann) Childers.
Born: Feb. 20, 1847 -- Died: Jan. 23, 1880
d/o Leven C. & Susannah Agnes (Roffe) Swann
Source was George Swann


H. K.

Rock Marker


MELVIN
JAMES  N.   OLLIE  N.
APR.  9,  1900 MARRIED OCT.  6,  1904
APR.  4,  1962 MAY  29,  1926 JAN.  21,  1985
LOVED AND MISSED GONE,  BUT NOT FORGOTTEN.

D. H.  MORRIS
1874

This is a Rock Marker that was hard to read.


E. N.
D.  F.  22
74

This is a Rock Marker that was hard to read.

This could possible be "Elizabeth (Stanley) Nicely"
that died Feb. 22, 1874


J. N.

This is a Rock Marker that had no other information on it.

"James Nicely"
Born: 1819 -- Died: before 1880
Source:  George Swann


A.  NICLEY
DIED  APRIL  12
1883

This is a Rocker Marker

"Adeline Nicely"
Born: Apr. 11, 1859 -- Died: Apr. 12, 1883
Source:  George Swann


E. M.  NICLEY
D.  JUNE  10  1879

This is a Rock Marker that was hard to read.


MERVIN  NICLEY
1888 1928
 
NICLEY

Born: Sep. 18, 1888 -- Died: Jan. 15, 1928
s/o Andrew & Melissa (Adkins) Nicely
Source:  George Swann


R. A.  NICLEY
APRIL  20
1874

This is a Rock Marker that was hard to read.


J. L. P.

This is a Rock Marker that had no other information on it.


R. P.

This is a Rock Marker that had no other information on it.

This person could possible be a "Porter".


HARRIET
Wife  of
A.  PORTER
DIED
Dec.  17,  1869
AGED
56Ys.  3Ms.

Wife of Alexander Porter


P. H.  PORTER

Rock Marker with no Dates.

"Patrick Henry Porter"
Born: 1854 -- Died: before 1900
s/o Alexander & Harriet Porter
Source:  George Swann


CHRISTIAN MOTHER TEACHER
 
ESTHER  CRAIG
SELF
1893 1936

ALICE  MAY  SWANN
1865 1957

HECK FUNERAL HOME

"Alice May (Kelley) Swann"
Born: Feb.  21,  1865 -- Dec. 15, 1957
w/o Immanuel V. Swann
Source:  George Swann


REV.  I. V.  SWANN
1858 1940

HECK FUNERAL HOME

Footstone:  "I.V.S."

"Immanuel Vasco Swann"
Born: Sep. 14, 1858 -- Died: June 17, 1940
s/o Leven C. & Susannah Agnes (Roffe) Swann
Source:  George Swann


INEZ  SWANN
1895 19(blank)

Born: May 26, 1895 -- Died: March 1976
d/o I. V. & Alice (Kelley) Swann
Source:  George Swann


S. A.  SWANN
JAN. 15, ------

This is a Rock Marker that could not be read.

"Susannah Agnes (Roffe) Swann"
(Cabell County Death Records)
Born: Nov. 2, 1817 -- Died: Jan. 2, 1874
w/o Leven Covington Swann
Source:  George Swann


THOMAS  R.  SWANN
DIED
JULY  28,  1855
In the 78th. Year
of his age.
Not list blest thought,  but
gone before.
Where we shall meet to
part no more.

Footstone:  "T.R.S."

"Thomas Rezin Swann"
Born:  1777 Amherst Co. Va.
Source:  George Swann

This marker is broken in half and is laying on the ground.


(name could not be read)
AUG  26
1869

Other Burials:
        
Source:  George Swann

1.  Nicely,  Andrew Jackson  --  Born: May 1861 - Died: before 1920
                                                 s/o James & Elizabeth (Stanley) Nicely

2.  Nicely,  Charles Ray  --  Born: Oct. 20, 1940 - Died: Oct. 20, 1940
                                          s/o Clinton C. & Rosa (Lemaster) Nicely
                                          WV Death Records Database States --
                                          "Buried in Swann Cemetery"

3.  Nicely,  Elizabeth M. (Stanley)  --  Probably same person as "E.N." above.
                                                          Born: May 1831 (from 1900 Census)
                                                         
Died: Aft. 1910 (age 79 in 1910 Census)
                                                          w/o James Nicely

4.  Nicely,  Ira M.  --  Born: July 13, 1880 - Died: Oct. 18, 1933
                                WV Death Records Database has his Parents as --
                                George Bias & Adeline Nicely
                                 Note:  See Carrie Eldridge list Below

5.  Nicely,  Melissa (Adkins)  --  Born: Mar. 24, 1861 - Died: Apr. 16, 1939
                                                 w/o Andrew Jackson Nicely
                                                 WV Death Records Database states --
                                                 Buried at Merritts Creek

6.  Swann,  Isabelle (Kelley)  --  Born: Mar. 15, 1789 - Died: Dec. 21, 1887
                                                   w/o Thomas Rezin Swann

7.  Swann,  Leven Covington  --  Born: Feb. 17, 1814 - Died: June 11, 1877
                                                    s/o Thomas R. & Isabelle (Kelley) Swann

8.  Bramlett,  William Crump --  Born: Mar. 1830 - Died: Jul. 24, 1902
                                                   His name is listed in Carrie Eldridge book.
                                                   Herald Dispatch Obit. says he was buried
                                                   in "family Cemetery near his home".

9.  Smith,  Catherine (Hensley) Swann  --  Born: Jul. 6, 1860 - Died: Jul. 6, 1938
                                                                     w/o Jasper Swann after his death
                                                                     Married William Smith.

10.  Swann,  Jasper  --  Born: Feb. 5, 1855 - Died: Sep. 6, 1920
                                      s/o John K. & Nancy (Adkins) Swann.

11.  Swann,  John Kelley  --  Born: Feb. 17, 1812 - Died: June 10, 1888
                                             s/o Thomas R. & Isabelle (Kelley) Swann.

12.  Swann,  Nancy Barrett (Adkins)  --  Born: May 11, 1815 --
                                                               Died: June 10, 1880
                                                               w/o John Kelley Swann

13.  ARCHIE A. MELVIN -- B. JULY 19, 1932 - D. APR. 15, 1936
                                  (S/O JAMES & OLLIE [NICELY] MELVIN)
                                  WV Death Certificate: Buried in Swann Cemetery.

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MORE UNMARKED BURIALS
(Source George Swann)

TABITHA S. BIAS
D. MAR. 5, 1873 -AGE 6
(D/O DAVID H. & SARAH BIAS)

INGRAHAM ROFFE
JUNE 17, 1777 - MAR. 28, 1845
"BURIED IN VASCO SWANN GRAVEYARD (T. R. SWANN CEMETERY)"
[F.B. Lambert Collection- Marshall University, Htgn, W.V. MS76-Bx4-Nb2]

SUSANNAH AGNES (LOVE) ROFFE
Feb. 4, 1776  -  JUNE 18, 1819
"BURIED IN VASCO SWANN GRAVEYARD (T. R. SWANN CEMETERY)"
[F.B. Lambert Collection- Marshall University, Htgn, W.V. MS76-Bx4-Nb2]
(W/O INGRAHAM ROFFE)


Other possible burials:
 
Source -- Carrie Eldridge Cemeteries book on Cabell Co.

1.  Swan,  Vasco
2.  Swan,  May Kelly
3.  Bramlett,  William
4.  Nicley,  Ira  --  Oct. 18, 1933  -- 53y - 3m - 5d
5.  J. M.   (fieldstone)
6.  H. D. B.  --  Feb. 11

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