Doors to the Past

Turner Cemetery

TURNER CEMETERY
(Chapman or Anderson)
Cabell  County, West Virginia


Turner Detail List

Latitude: N 38 24.096
Longitude: W 082 17.418
Elevation: 667 feet
Accuracy: 16 feet


Located in Barboursville, WV -- Cabell County -- Located on the top of the hill on Hickory Dr. Hickory Dr. turns off of Blake Street.  The Cemetery is in bad shape and not maintained.

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Additional information furnished by Sheila Merriman.

  The original name of the Turner Cemetery was Chapman (this was related to
me by my mother last night)....because a Chapman was the first buried there
(around 1812 is the first one we believe) and it was on the land of his father. The first 3 buried there were children. Later, after several years and burials, part of the land was sold or traded and in later years it became the Turner Cemetery at some point. There were no "traditional" headstones.
   The first three people buried there are believed to be under the nearby driveway...where one parks now when visiting the cemetery. The Chapman, Butcher, Turner, Abbott, Adkins, Thornton, Childers and Burns families buried there are all relatives of our family. My mother and 2 aunts are looking to see if there is any kind of list left of our family members buried there. At one time my grandmother made such a list (back in the early 50s) but over time it seems to have been misplaced and no one seems to know  where it is or if it has survived. We know there are over 40 from our family alone and of those at least half of the graves are gone....I guess because they were marked only with a simple stone.   Several of the larger, more modern (1850 to present day) headstones are also gone. Aunt Dessie Chapman Burns stone has been consumed by a tree that great grandpa planted and my great grandparents stone, (the tall one by the trees) George Washington and Elizabeth Rachel Butcher Chapman, has had the top part broken off as well as other damage. At least 8 of the graves had stones marking them that when turned over you would see the name and dates etched into the rock. This was a common practice at one time that seems to be little known or at least forgotten today. There were only 3 of those left the last time I was back home 3 yrs. ago.

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The following list was compiled by actual reading of the tombstones. All the information, excluding annotation, is written on the tombstone.

Submitted:
July 7, 2005   by Barry Huffstutler.


BOBBY  B.  ANDERSON
AUG.  21 OCT.  12
1944 1948

 
BURKE  L
ANDERSON
US  ARMY
WORLD  WAR  II
APR  21  1910
OCT  12  1985

HUBERT  MELVIN
ANDERSON
DEC.  7,  1899
APR.  16,  1916

JESSIE  PAUL
ANDERSON
AUG.  24,  1903
APR.  3,  1916

KATHELINE  DRUCY
ANDERSON
MAY  29,  1908
JULY  16,  1913

VIDA
ANDERSON
JAN.  13,  1897
MAR.  9,  1898

ANDERSON
 
VIRGINIA  ALICE SULVANNER
OCT.  23,  1880 APR.  11,  1871
OCT.  24,  1971 APR.  15,  1956

DAUGHTER
LILLY  MAY  BANDY
1893 1914

DESSIE  E.  BURNS
1885 1912

AMERICA
VIRGINIA
BUTCHER
JAN.  11,  184(-)
FEB.  16,  1916
AT  REST

Stone is broken and laying on the ground.


ELIZABETH
WIFE  OF
GEO.  W.
CHAPMAN
1853 1903

JAMES  E.  CHAPMAN
1952 1952

Note:  This grave is marked with a Medal Marker only.
BEARD  FUNERAL  HOME


SAMUEL  L.
ELKINS
1884 1918

FATHER
GRAFFORD  L.  GEARHART
1862 1949

MOTHER
SAMANTHA  J.  GEARHART
1866 1948

MOTHER
CYNTHA  LAWRENCE
1839 1909

THOMAS
LUSTER
1845 1919
LUCY
HIS  WIFE
1845 1914
 
LUSTER

WM.  B.  MELTON
1851 1913

IN  MEMORY  OF
KATHERINE  I.  PATTERSON
1917 1918

IN  MEMORY  OF
RAYMOND  L.  PATTERSON
1917 1918

ROBERT  S  PATTERSON
WEST  VIRGINIA
PFC  DEML
WORLD  WAR  II
DEC  28  1917 OCT  12  1953

 
HOMER  R
RAYBURN
 
WEST  VIRGINIA
PVT
68  MED  REGT
WORLD  WAR  II
NOVEMBER  8  1903
MAY  6  1949

COME  YE  BLESSED
 
PRINCE  RESTES
STOVER
APR.  25,  1886
NOV.  2,  1918
I  HAVE  FOUGHT  A  GOOD  FIGHT

MARSHALL  A.
THORNTON
1873 (blank)
MARGARET  V.
HIS  WIFE
1880 1908

Note:  There is one rusty medal marker with only these things on it:  ( A and N and a death date of 1939 )
                This looks to be a marker from BEARDS FUNERAL HOME.

Other possible burials:

Source:  Cabell Cemeteries by Carrie Eldridge

1.  Adkins,  Eunice
2.  Adkins,  S. A.  --  03-28-1882  --  04-12-1935
3.  Adkins,  Madeline Ann  --  11-15-1934  --  11-16-1934
4.  Adkins,  Luther  --  03-25-1935  --  25ys. & 7ms. & 6ds.
5.  Anderson,  S. W.  --  Civil War
6.  Bandy,  Wm.  --  02-26-1938
7.  Bray,  Jack
8.  Chapman,  Arthur  --  10-31-1934
9.  Chapman,  Isabelle  --  02-14-1935  --  76ys. & 11ms. & 13ds.
10.  Chapman,  George W.  --  03-04-1933
11.  Chapman,  Sanford  --  01-29-1931  --  42ys. & 9ms. & 8ds.
12.  Chapman,  Sanford  --  01-19-1934
13.  Childers,  Colonel  --  Sp. Am.
14.  Childers,  George W.  --  Civil War
15.  Knell,  Urcell
16.  McGraw,  Charles M.  --  Sp. Am.
17.  Rayburn,  Chester G.  --  05-20-1910  --  12-18-1971
18.  Rayburn,  Polly  --  10-12-1939  --  84ys. & 4ms. & 5ds.
19.  Tinsley,  Robert Lee  --  01-23-1942  (Infant)
20.  Thornton,  Infant  --  10-10-1897
21.  Watson,  D. R.  --  06-15-1932
22.  Watson,  Azra L.  --  07-03-1942  --  40ys. & 8ms. & 6ds.
23.  Watson,  James  --  05-23-1942  --  77ys. & 1m. & 1d.

 

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