Doors to the Past

Thornburg Cemetery

THORNBURG BURIAL PLACE
Barboursville, Cabell County, West Virginia

     


Thornburg Detail List

Latitude: N38 24.375
Longitude: W 082 19.027
Elevation: 628
Accuracy: 19


The Thornburg Burial Place was dedicated and set apart by John W. Thornburg. This cemetery is situated on the old Thornburg homestead, on the west side of the Guyandotte river in Barboursville, WV and established in 1832.

From US 60 in Barboursville, turn South on to Alt. Rt. 10. About .6 mile, turn left on Bartow Drive at the entrance to Guyan Estates. Go to the second intersections and make a left on to Nedra Drive. The cemetery is located on the right about .2 mile from the intersection. The cemetery is fenced and well maintained.

The following list was compiled by actual reading of the tombstones. Some names, marked with an asterisk(*), were taken from an older list, compiled by Victoria Thornburg Vickers, of Buford Chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution. There are no markers for these additional names taken from this list. 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.

Read 16 Jun 2001
Read by Candie Freeman & Barry Huffstutler
Web page created by Candie Freeman

Note: Edit to fit the page.


CAROLINE  M.
1825 1899

Note: Large marker with surname "THORNBURG" on lot.
Side-by-side with Moses S.
Named on older list compiled by Victoria Thornburg as Caroline M.,
wife of Moses S. Thornburg.


DAISY
1891 1908

Note: Named on older list compiled by Victoria Thornburg as
Daisy Thornburg , d/o J. M. & Jenny Thornburg.


HARRY  T.
1880 1880

Note: This marker behind Willis F. Cyrus & side-by-side with South P.
Named on older list compiled by Victoria Thornburg as Harry T. Cyrus.


MOSES  S.
1789 1870

Note: Large marker with surname "THORNBURG" on lot.
Side-by-side with Caroline M.
Named on older list compiled by Victoria Thornburg as
Moses Thornburg, died 4/24/1870.


SOUTH  P.
1891 1891

Note: This marker behind Willis F. Cyrus & side-by-side to Harry T.
Named on older list compiled by Victoria Thornburg as South P. Cyrus.


BELL
CONNIE  S. RONALD  E.
FEB 23 1946 MAR. 25, 1943
  MAY 16, 1993

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RONALD  EARL  BELL
SSG  US  ARMY
VIETNAM
MAR  25  1943    MAY  16  1993

 Connie S., d/o Claud & Mary Alice Thornburg.


*John E. Cyrus, born 10/1/1850, died 9/1/1922.

Note: Entry typed exactly as published on older cemetery list by
Victoria Thornburg Vickers.


WILLIE   F.
WIFE  OF  J. E.  CYRUS
1855    1895

Note: Large marker with surname "CYRUS" on lot.


INFANT
Dau of
J.  &  M. J.  EVERETT
BORN
Feb. 1, 1854,

Note: This stone has no date of death inscribed.


MARY  J.  THORNBURG
WIFE  OF
JAMES  EVERETT.
DIED
May 9, 1856
AGED
26 Yrs. 10 Mos. &  3 Dys.

She has gone to an inheritance,

(rest of verse below ground level)

Footstone:  "M.J.T.E."


FRALEY
MOTHER FATHER
  (Mason Symbol)
SARAH  T. PAUL
JUNE 8, 1915   SEPT. 10, 1987 SEPT. 22, 1913   NOV. 25, 1992

ADELAID  A. E.
Dau.  of
J.  &  E.  GRIFFIN,
DIED
Aug. 17, 1851,
Aged 6 years,
8 mo. 1 day.


CHARLES  H.
Son  of
J.  &  E.  GRIFFIN,
DIED
Aug. 3, 1840,
Aged 1 year,
1 mo. 24 days

Note: Stone chipped at side where 1 mo. is inscribed.
The number could be 11, but most likely 1.


ELIZA  ANN,
Dau.  of
J.  &  E.  GRIFFIN,
DIED
Aug. 3, 1851,
Aged 8 Years,
5 mo. 6 days.


ELIZABETH
WIFE  OF
JOHN  W.  GRIFFIN
DEC. 7, 1815
MAR. 21, 1893

Note: Elizabeth, d/o Solomon Thornburg & Mary M. Staley,
side-by-side with spouse John W. Griffin.


GEORGIANA  T.
Dau.  of
J.  &  E. GRIFFIN,
DIED
Aug. 18, 1851
Aged 4 years,
8 mo. 21 days.


INFANT
Dau.  of
J.  &  E.  GRIFFIN.
DIED
March 16, 1834

JOHN  W.  GRIFFIN
DIED
May 22, 1858;
AGED
52 Years & 17 Days

Our Father has gone to a mansion of rest,
From a region of sorrow and pain.
To the glorious land by the blest,
Where he never can suffer again

John W., s/o William Zebulon Griffin & Virginia Frances Beaumont,
side-by-side with wife Elizabeth Griffin.


JOHN  W.
SON   OF
J. W.   &  E. GRIFFIN
BORN
May 11, 1858,
DIED
Sept. 12, 1861.


LEONORA  A.
Dau.  of
J. W.  &  E.  GRIFFIN
Born
June 6, 1854,
Died
Aug. 7, 1856.


SOLOMAN  Z.
Son  of
J. W.  &  E.  GRIFFIN
Born
Oct'r 20, 1848,
DIED
Oct'r 25, 1853.

THOMAS  B.
Son  of
J.  &  E.  GRIFFIN.
DIED
Sept. 26, 1839
Aged 1 years.
8 days.


ELLEN  E.  HOVEY
1842 1915

Ellen, b. 12 Mar 1842, d/o Thomas T. Thornburg & Margaret C. Miller
married William Marshall Hovey on 27 Jun 1866.


T. E. M.  HOVEY
MAY  5,  1870
AUG.  16,  1890
"TO LIVE IN HEARTS WE LEAVE
BEHIND IS NOT TO DIE"

T. Edwin M. , s/o William M. & Ellen E. Hovey.


WILLIAM  M.  HOVEY
1842 1923

Middle name Marshall, b. Oct 1842, Ohio, d. 17 Dec 1923,
Clendenin, Kanawha Co., WV,
married Ellen E. Thornburg on 27 Jun 1866.


JAMES  LEONARD
BORN
DEC. 23, 1797
DIED
DEC. 7, 1845.

JULIA  C.
Dau.  of
G. R.  &  L. R.  MAYBERRY
DIED
Mar. 23, 1879.
AGED
1y. 8m. 1d.
 
This tender child so young and fair
Called hence by early doom
Thus given to show how fair a flower
In paradise would bloom.

DAVID  B.
Son  of
Dr.  P. H/  &  R. W.
M'CULLOUGH
DIED
September 5, 1846
Aged 3 days.

RACHEL  W.
WIFE  OF
Dr.  P. H.  McCULLOUGH
DIED
May 9, 1864
AGED
43 YEARS

Rachel W., d/o Ephram Thornburg & Rachel Simmons,
married Patrick H. McCullough.


WILLIAM  M.
Son  of
Dr.  P. H.  &  R. W.
McCULLOUGH,
DIED
August 28, 1851,
Aged 1 year,
1 mo. 10 days.

WILLIE  WIRT
SON  OF
Dr.  A. B.  &  S. E.
McGINNIS
DIED
Oct. 22, 1874
AGED
4Ys. 2Ms. 29Ds.
 
WE loved our darling Willie Boy
And would have wished him stay
But let our Fathers will be done
He shines in endless day.

Footstone:  "W.W.W."


J. O.  MILLS
1843 1925

 John Oscar, b. 24 Oct 1843, d. 22 May 1925,
s/o John Mills & Mary Ann Thornburg,
never married.


JOHN  MILLS
DIED  1884

John, b. 1818, buried side-by-side wife Mary A. Mills.


MARY  A.  MILLS
DIED  1899

Mary Ann, b. 6 Sep 1815, d. 29 Jan 1899,
d/o Ephram Thornburg & Rachel Simmons.


W. E.  MILLS
1840 1911

Note: William E., b. Apr 1840, d. 22 Mar 1911,
s/o John Mills & Mary Ann Thornburg,
married Lucy M. Capps.
Lucy buried in Spring Hill Cemetery.


*Quinn, Margaret Susan, born 1819, died 12/25/189/

Note: Entry typed exactly as published on older cemetery list by
Victoria Thornburg Vickers.


H. J.  SAMUELS.
1825 1898.
HIS  WIFE
REBECCA  A.
1827 1901.
AT REST
 
SAMUELS

Footstones:  "R.A.S." and "H.J.S."


EDGAR  SIMMONS
1914 1916

JULIA
SIMMONS
1880  1923

MARIE  SIMMONS
1918  1920

CHARLES  A.  SLAUGHTER
1867  1953

Charles, buried side-by-side wife Margaret Hovey Slaughter.


MARGARET  H.  SLAUGHTER
1875  1960

 Margaret Dale, d/o William M. Hovey & Ellen E. Thornburg,
married Charles A. Slaughter.


ADDIE  M.  THORNBURG
1862  1953

ANNAH  L.
Dau  of
THOS  &  M. C.
THORNBURG
DIED
July  20,  1854
Aged  1y'r
7 mos  & 8 ds
They shall be mine
saith the Lord of
hosts;  In that day
when I wake up my
Jewels.

ANNIE  MAGDALENE
DAUGHTER  OF
JOHN  W.  &  EMILY  A.
THORNBURG
BORN
SEPT. 1, 1858
DIED
MAY 14, 1865
~~~
Suffer little children to come unto
me for of such is the kingdom
of Heaven.

THORNBURG
MARY  ALICE CLAUD  H.
1921 1985          1918   (blank)    

CLAUD  H.
THORNBURG
1856  1930

Note: Claudius Henry, b. 22 Sep 1856,
s/o John W. Thornburg & Emily J. Handley,
side-by-side with Ida E. Thornburg. Large marker with surname "THORNBURG" on lot.


*Thornburg, Collins unseld, son of U. M. & F. M. Thornburg,

Note: Entry typed exactly as published on older cemetery list by
 Victoria Thornburg Vickers.


*Thornburg, Daisy, daughter of J. W. & E. A. Thornburg,
born 10/28/1866, died 11/6/1868

Note: Entry typed exactly as published on older cemetery list by
Victoria Thornburg Vickers.


EMMA  J.
DAUGHTER  OF
JOHN  W.  &  EMILY  A.
THORNBURG
BORN
APR. 23, 1860.
DIED
JUNE 17, 1862
~~~
Suffer little children to come into
me for of such is the kingdom
of Heaven.

ERNEST  L.
THORNBURG
SEPT. 15, 1882
MAY 1, 1884

S/o Uriah Millard Thornburg & Mary Frances Griffin.
 Buried side-by-side Lizzie Thornburg.


ERSIE  D.  THORNBURG
1888  1968

Note: Large marker with surname "THORNBURG" on lot.
Side-by-side with Howard B. Thornburg.


FRANK  MILLER
THORNBURG
1870 1934
HUSBAND OF ROSELLA

GEORGE  G.
Son  of
U. M.  &  M. F.  THORNBURG
Departed  this  life
July 1, 1864
AGED
1 year & 1 day

HOWARD  B. THORNBURG
1888  1966

 Large marker with surname "THORNBURG" on lot.
Side-by-side with Ersie D. Thornburg.


IDA  E.
THORNBURG
1862  1935

Note: Ida Emma, maiden Fox
side-by-side with Claud H. Thornburg. Large marker with surname "THORNBURG" on lot.


INFANT
Daughter  of
J. L.  &  V. F.
THORNBURG
BORN  &  DIED
OCT. 24, 1878

JAMES  L.  THORNBURG
1835  1904

Note: James Lewis, b. 28 Oct 1835, d. 24 Aug 1904,
s/o Solomon Thornburg & Mary M. Staley,
married Virginia F. Handley.


THORNBURG
NANCY  VARNUM JAMES  THOMAS
1867 1955 1863 (Mason Symbol)1949

Footstones:  "MOTHER" and "FATHER"


JENNY  VARNUM
THORNBURG
1871   1940

Note: Large marker with surname "THORNBURG" on lot.
Side-by-side with John M. Thornburg.


JOHN  DAVID,
SON  OF
J. L.  &  V. F.  THORNBURG,
DIED
Apr. 22, 1867.
AGED
2 Yrs. 4 Mos.
& 3 Ds.
~~~

JOHN  M.
THORNBURG
1866  1932

Note: Large marker with surname "THORNBURG" on lot.
Side-by-side with Jenny Thornburg.
John M., s/o John W. Thornburg & Emily A. Handley.


(Mason Symbol)
JOHN  W.
THORNBURG
DIED
FEB. 3, 1888
AGED
55 YEARS.

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EMILY  A.
THORNBURG
DIED
JAN. 6, 1927
AGED
97 Years.

Note: Both on same stone, John on right, Emily on left.
Emily, d/o Samson & Susan Handley.
John W., s/o Solomon Thornburg & Mary M. Staley.

[ Headstone ]    [ Obit ]


LIZZIE  M.
THORNBURG
JUNE 19, 1865
MAY 10, 1886
"BLESSED ARE THE DEAD
THAT DIE IN THE LORD"

D/o Uriah Millard Thornburg & Mary Frances Griffin.
Buried side-by-side P. Eugene Thornburg.


MADGE  S.
THORNBURG
1875 1959

Buried side-by-side with P. Eugene Thornburg.


MAGGIE  L.
THORNBURG
1856 1902

Blessed are the pure in
heart, for they shall see
God.

Note: Large marker with surname "THORNBURG" on lot.
Buried side-by-side her sister Mary S.
Thornburg, both never married,
d/o Thomas T. Thornburg & Margaret C. Miller.


MARGARET  C.
WIFE  OF
THOS  THORNBURG
and  Daughter  of
JOHN  &  SOPHIA
MILLER.
BORN
NOV. 25, 1818;
DIED
AUG. 19, 1859;
AGED 40 YRS.
8 MOS. & 25 DS.
Our Companion and Mother is not dead but sleepeth
Dedicated ___ ___ Wife and Mother
by her Husband and children

MARY
ELIZABETH
THORNBURG
MAR. 16, 1906
AUG. 30, 1997

MARY  M.  STALEY
WIFE  OF
SOLOMON  THORNBURG
DIED
July 26, 1864
AGED
71 Yrs. 6 Mos.
& 13 Ds.

Buried side-by-side with Solomon Thornburg.


MARY  S.  THORNBURG
1838 1907
"THE RIGHTEOUS
SHALL BE IN
EVERLASTING
REMEMBRANCE."

Note: Large marker with surname "THORNBURG" on lot.
Buried side-by-side her sister Maggie L.
Thornburg, both never married,
d/o Thomas T. Thornburg & Margaret C. Miller.


McCULLOUGH
SON  OF
J. L.  &   V. F.
THORNBURG
Died
Sept. 16, 1861.
Aged
1 mo. & 2 d's.

*Thornburg, Mollie, daughter of Jno. W. & E. A. Thornburg,
born 6/6/1871, died 11/6/1872

Note: Entry typed exactly as published on older cemetery list by
Victoria Thornburg Vickers.


NETTIE  D.  THORNBURG
1859  1930

P.  EUGENE
THORNBURG
1875 1941

 S/o Uriah Millard Thornburg & Mary Frances Griffin.
Buried side-by-side with Madge S. Thornburg.


*Thornburg, Randolph, son of Jno. W. Thornburg
born 6/6/1871, died 3/6/1875

Note: Entry typed exactly as published on older cemetery list by
Victoria Thornburg Vickers.


RUTH  L.  THORNBURG
1871  1954

SOLOMON  THORNBURG
BORN
June 17, 1791
DIED
Dec. 30, 1854
AGED
63 Yrs. 6 Mos.
& 13 Dys.
 

Blessed are the dead which die in the

Lord.

Footstone:  "S.T."


T. H. B.  THORNBURG  JR.
1880  1904

T. H. B.  THORNBURG
JULY 9, 1850,
AUG. 16, 1893.
"THERE IS NO DEATH"

Note: May be more to verse, but rest of stone is below ground level.


THOMAS THORNBURG
OCT. 6, 1818 OCT. 31, 1897
"MARK THE PERFECT MAN
AND BEHOLD THE UPRIGHT
FOR THE END OF THAT MAN
IS PEACE

FANNY  M.
WIFE  OF
U. M.  THORNBURG
NOV. 2, 1840
JULY 17, 1902
 
We miss thy kind and willing hand,
Thy fond and ernest care.
Our home is dark without thee,
We miss thee everywhere.

--------------------

U. M.  THORNBURG
NOV. 12, 1840

Note: On same stone, Fanny on left side, U. M. on right.
Date of death missing for U. M. Thornburg.
Mary Frances, d/o John W. Griffin & Elizabeth Thornburg, Uriah Millard,
d. 5 July 1919. Uriah
married 2nd, Mary M. Merritt Duffin.
Mary is buried in Barboursville Cemetery.


VIRGINIA  F.  THORNBURG
1838  1931

Note: Virginia Frances, b. 28 Oct 1838, d. 5 Feb 1931,
d/o Alexander Walker Handley & Eliza Griffin,
married James Lewis Thornburg.


VICTORIA  THORNBURG
VICKERS
1867 (*) 1956
 

(*)Daus. of the American Rev. Symbol

 Victoria, b. 21 Jul 1867, d. 2 Nov 1956,
d/o James Lewis Thornburg & Virginia Frances Handley,
married Robert Evan Vickers.

 

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