Doors to the Past

Union Memorial Cemetery

UNION MEMORIAL CEMETERY
Cabell County, West Virginia


Union Memorial Detail List

Latitude: N 38 25. 506
Longitude: W 082 07. 179
Elevation: 687 feet
Accuracy: 20 feet


From Milton, WV in Cabell County take Fair Grounds Road for about 1.5 miles or till you come to Rock Camp Branch Rd.  Turn Left onto this road and go to the next road that turns Left.  Turn Left onto this road and the cemetery will be on your Right.   There is a fence that goes through the middle of the cemetery.  The Left side next to the road is clean but the Right side is very overgrown with brush.   If you need to go into the overgrown side of the cemetery you should let the property owner know.   She lives in the Brick House on the Right side of the road when you first turn onto the road that goes to the cemetery (this is before you get to the cemetery  -- on the main road).

The above monument was place at the cemetery by the America Legion Post 139 for the men who fought in the Civil War at nearby Union Baptist Church and contracted measles and were not allowed to go home.

It should be noted that this is a very old cemetery and the biggest part of the markers were broken and were found on the ground.  Some of them were very hard to read because of being broken and parts gone.   Also the weather over a period of time have made some very hard to read.

Read  July 17, 2007
by  Barry Huffstutler,  Ed Prichard, & George Swann.

Submitted by Barry Huffstutler.


AND.  W.  ADKINS
CO.  G.
7  W.VA.  CAV.

WE PART TO MEET AGAIN
 
LOUISA  E.
WIFE  OF
CONWELZA  BALL
DIED
OCT.  8, 1887
AGED  31YS.  5DS
─────
Asleep in Jesus, blessed sleep,
From which none ever wakes to weep.

ANNIE  E.
BECKETT
BORN    DEC.
31, 1879.
DIED    MAY
4,  1885.
─────

BERTHA
BECKETT
BORN  &  DIED
SEPT.  6,  1876
─────

FATHER
E. W.  BECKETT
1832 ── 1913
 
BECKETT

 
 
ELIZA  N.
Wife  of
J. H.  BECKETT
DIED
Mar.  5,  1883
AGED
25ys.  11ms.  4ds.
── ──
 

 
 
ELIZA  N.
Dau.  of
J. H.  &  E. N.  BECKETT
DIED
Aug.  2,  1883
AGED
4ms.  27ds.
── ──

Footstone:  "E.N.B."


 
 
IDA  M.
Dau.  of
J. H.  &  E. N. 
BECKETT
DIED
Dec.  14,  1878
AGED
1 day
~~~~~~

JAMES  A. M.
BECKETT
BORN    SEPT.
16,  1858.
DIED    AUG.
12,  1860

Footstone:  "J.M.B."


JOHN  H.
BECKETT
BORN   AUG.
28,  1855.
DIED   JUNE
16,  1886
 
BECKETT

LOUIS  A.
BECKETT
BORN   APR.
1,  1862
DIED   DEC.
19,  1863
─────

MARGARET
BECKETT
BORN   OCT.
24,  1871.
DIED   JAN.
22,  1874.
─────

In my Father's house
are many mansions.
 
MARY  S.
WIFE  OF
E. W.  BECKETT
BORN
FEB.  14,  1839
DIED
JAN.  9,  1897
 
BECKETT

SAMUEL
BECKETT
BORN  &  DIED
DEC.  1,  1876.
────

EDDIE  M.
DAU,  OF
C. W.  &  N. BILLIPS
DIED
FEB.  10,  1879
AGED
5  MONTHS
── ──

MEET ME IN HEAVEN
 
ADELAIDE
Wife  of
M.  CHAPMAN
DIED
Feb.  4,  1880
AGED
73Ys.  8 Ms.  15ds.
~~~ ~~~

ALBERT  G.
CHAPMAN
BORN
FEB.  12,  1862
DIED
JAN.  28,  1893
Absent but dear.

Footstone:  "A.G.C."


GEORGE  C.  COLLINS
JUNE  2,  1871
FEB.  3,  1955

ALBERT
DAVIS
AGE  18  YRS
DIED
DEC  2  1914

FAREWELL DEAR WIFE
 
THOMAS  HAWKINS
DIED
Apr.  20,  1878.
AGED
83ys,  10ms,  16ds.
~~~~~~
O, death thou hast conquered me.
And many millions slain,
But Christ the Lord has conquered thee
And I shall rise again.

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

THOMAS  HAWKINS
PVT   VA  MILITIA
WAR  OF  1812
1794 1878

REV.  THOMAS
HAWKINS
BORN
DEC.  11,  1822.
DIED
SEPT.  28,  1896.
─────
ANN
HIS  WIFE
BORN
JAN.  14,  1829.
DIED
FEB.  6,  1903.

Note:   Both have a Verse on each side of the base of the marker.

To labor and in love allied
In death they here sleep side by side.
Resting in peace ── the aged twain ──
Till Christ shall raise them up again.

----------

There is but one true way.
No other choice be mine
Lord every path must lead astray
Save only Thine.

Footstone:  "T.H."


JAMES  JORDEN
DIED
NOV.  16,  1846.
Aged  78yrs.
4Ms.  23ds.
 

Footstone:  "J.M."


MARY,
Wife  of
JAMES  JORDEN.
DIED
Oct.  20,  1809
Aged  30  Years.
─────

Footstone:  "M.J."


PENINAH
2nd.  Wife  of
JAMES  JORDEN
DIED
Nov.  2,  1849.
Aged  69  Year's
─────

Footstone:  "P.J."


NANCY  MALCOLM
Was  Born
Feb.  20,  1808.
Departed  this life
Jan.  10,  1848.
─────
Blessed are the dead which
die in the Lord.

JOSEPH  MALCOLM
Was  Born
May  17,  1774.
Departed  this life
May  3,  1848.
─────
Blessed are the dead which
die in the Lord.

James  Matthews
Died  Sept.  5,  1852
Aged  64ys.  9ms.  18ds.

Footstone:  "J.A.M."


MY  HOME
 
CHARLES  W.
Son  of
J. H.  &  M. S.
McGONIHAY
DIED
May  3,  1857
AGED
5Ys.  7M.  19D.
─────
Pearching amid the
toughs of the tree of
life.

Albert  A.  son  of
John  &  Mary  Morris
born  Jan.  1,  1821
died  Sept.  15,  1838

FRANCES  MORRIS
Wife  of
JOSHUA  MORRIS
late
FRANCES  SIMS
DIED
Sept.  12,  1847,
AGED
22ys.  7ms.  1d.

In
Memory  of.
JOSHUA  MORRIS
Who  died  August  10,
1824
Aged  69  Years.
 
Affliction sore long time I bore
Physicians were in vain
Till God did please give me rest
And ease me of my pain.

LEROY  NEWMAN
BORN
Feb.  28,  1770.
DIED
Mar.  6,  1849
─────

WILLIAM  W.  OSBORN
 
Son  of
C. C.  &  M. J.  OSBORN
DIED
AUG.  14,  1876
Aged
3yrs.  3,o.  1day
─────
Sleep on dear Willie
and take thy rest
Christ called the home
he thought it best.

Footstone:  "W.W.O."


MEET  ME  IN  HEAVEN
 
JULIA  A.
DAU.  OD
J.  &  J. A.  PARRISH
DIED
Mar.  4,  1873.
AGED
17ys.  11ms.  25ds.
~~~~~

MARTHA
Dau.  of
J.  &  J. A.  PARRISH
Died
Oct.  18,  1854
Aged  5 years
2 mo.  5 ds.
────

SARAH  A.
Dau.  of
J.  &  J. A.  PARISH
Died
Oct.  30,  1854
Aged  3 years
7 mo.
─────

Note:  On this marker the last name is not spelled with a double "R".


S.  PINE
1812

Note:  No other information is on the marker.


CHARLES  B.
SON  OF
N. A.  &  M.  RAMSEY
BORN
DEC.  17,  1880
DIED
JULY  18,  1899

Footstone:  "C.B.R."


MAUD  A.
DAU.  OF
N. A.  &  M.  RAMSEY
BORN
JAN.  6,  1879
DIED
DEC.  25,  1879

Footstone:  "M.A.R."


DOROTHY,
Wife  of
J.  REYNOLDS.
DIED
June  7,  1852.
AGED
50 yrs.  6 mos.
&  20 dys.
─────

FAREWELL
 
HANNAH
Wife  of
B. R.  THOMASSON
DIED
July  31,  1878.
AGED
18ys.  4ms.  15ds.
─────

VIOLA.
Dau.  of
S. H.  &  J. E.
THOMASSON.
DIED
Dec.  16,  1875.
AGED
10Y.  5M.  26D.
─── ───

HENRY  G.
Son  of
S. G.  &  M. A.  WADE
DIED
Oct.  21,  1860
AGED
4ys.  2ms.  8ds.
~~~~~~
We loved this tender little one
And would have wished him stay
But our father's will be done
(can't read last line)

Footstone:  "H.G.W."


SARAH  F.
Dau.  of
S. G.  &  M. A.  WADE

Note:  The rest of the stone is missing.


John  Wilson
died  Feb.  2,  1823
aged  46  Years.

Margaret  Wilson
died  Dec'r,  14,  1823
aged  15Ys.  &  4 Days.

Mary  Wilson,
died  Sept.  21,  1837.
aged  13  Months  &
21  Days.

MARY,
WIFE  OF
JOHN  WILSON
BORN
June  30,  1773,
DIED
Oct's.  16,  1855.
─────

Rebecca  Beckett
daughter   John  &  Mary
Wilson   died  July  31
1842  aged  10 Years
&  56  Days
also  an  infant

DIED
Feb.  2,  1845.
─────

Note:  The top part of the Stone in missing.

Note:  This could be "Sully Jorden Newman"
wife of LeRoy Newman.


Other Possible Burials:
(Source)  Carrie Eldridge Cemeteries Books.

1.  Davis,  Noah  --  (Aug. 10, 1836)
2.  Jorden,  James (Sr.)  --  (Died 1810)
3.  Jorden,  Sarah  --  w/o James Jorden Sr.
4.  Jorden,  Sully  --  w/o LeRoy Jorden (Feb. 2, 1845) See marker above.
5.  Harbour,  Tommie  L.  --  (Jan. 5, 1892)
6.  Harbour,  Montaque  --  Unmarked (Died in Civil War)
7.  Templeton,  James  --  s/o Robert (1765 - 1863)
                         Born in Pittysvanis Co. VA 
8.  Vickers,  (Infant)  --  c/o Earl E. (July 17, 1934)

Also Found in the Cemetery:

1 Rock Grave and 52 small blank Granite Markers.

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