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Rust Family Cemetery

Directions: From the stop light on Route 25 and 5th Street go 5/10 mile south towards Institute, WV. On the left side of the road there will be a road with a gate across it. From this point you have to walk up hill following the road bearing to the right until you come to where the road starts downhill. Turn left up an ATV path/road to the bench where there is an intersection of pathways. Turn left and go up the hill past the overlook to the cemetery. The best landmark I can give is Twin City Bible Church can be seen below from the cemetery.

Infant Rust of
S & E Rust
Died: April 1868

James W. Rust
Son of S & E Rust
Volunteered in Co. A 22nd VA Regt. 1861
Killed in the Battle of Fayetteville, VA
September 10, 1862
Age 18 Years 5 Months 20 Days

Henry W. Gregory
Born: April 29, 1839
Killed in Confederate Army
August 26, 1863

Samuel W. Gregory
Born: June 4, 1860
Died: February 21, 1898

W. F. Gregory
Born: February 1, 1834
Died: February 21, 1918

Sarah E. Gregory 
Wife of W. F. Gregory
Born: November 30, 1841
Died: January 28, 1918

George M. Robinson
Son of H. A. & Josie Robinson
Born: February 10, 1872
Died: September 22, 1910

Albert G. Rust
Born: November 4, 1861
Died:  May 29, 1918

Infant Daughter of A. G. & J. G. Rust
Born & Died February 18, 1907

Elizabeth Rust
Wife of Samuel Rust
Died: November 29, 1881
Age 63 Years 1 Month 21 Days

Samuel Rust
Died: June 6, 1887
Age 79 Years 3 Months

Alfred H. Rust
Son of S & E Rust
Died: March 29, 1881
Age 37 Years 6 Months 26 Days

Bushrod S. Rust
Son of S & E Rust
Died: September 3, 1884
Age 35 Years 3 Months 25 Days

Mary Jane Rust
Daughter of S & E Rust
Died: January 28, 1869
Age 36 Years

Rebecca R. Rust
Daughter of S & E Rust
Died: December 11, 1868
Age 17 Years

Thomas Runnion 
WV, PVT, 41st U S Vol. INF.
Died: July 6, 1935

Maggie J. (Lowe) Benamati-Mother
Born: 1861
Died: 1937

Ruth (Lowe) Harkness-Daughter
Born: 1900
Died: 1934

James L. Lowe
Born: March 9, 1855
Died: April 6, 1919


Kurtis W. Rust
Son of W. G. & N. Rust
Born: December 20, 1914
Died: June 7, 1917

William Knuckles
Born: July 4, 1865
Died: No Date

Barbara L. Knuckles
Wife of William Knuckles
Born: January 18, 1865
Died: February 25, 1917

Tombstone (Information has all been chipped off)

Charles A. C. Robinson
Born: October 22, 1875
Died: June 17, 1907

Josephine Robinson- Mother
Born: March 10, 1844
Died: December 17, 1912

Thelma F. Robinson
Daughter of W. H. & Dessie Robinson
Died: May 19, 1909
Age 2 Months 5 days

Emma Rust
Daughter of R. L. & F. A. Rust
Born: November 1, 1855
Died: February 8, 1984

Richard L. Rust
Born: January 11, 1822
Died: August 11, 1872

F.A. Rust
Foot Marker Only

Benjamin McC. Rust
Son of R. L. & F. Rust
Born: July 20, 1862
Died: November 17, 1862

3 Graves marked only with a fieldstone.

1 tombstone base found but not the tombstone.


Cataloged by Steven E. Witt & April D. Witt on February 3, 2001 Waterman5125@aol.com


Kanawha County Cemetery Records