feel free to contact me regarding contributions, questions, problems,
suggestions, remarks, etc. ~ County
- search the Pocahontas Times obituary archive
Link to The Pocahontas
Times, Index of Obituaries Posted Since June 1998 (available online)
Link to Memorial Gardens of Pocahontas
County, by Norman Alderman. It has many cemetery surveys!
Link to Roger
Sharp's photo's of Pocahontas County cemetery surveys.
Link to The
Inter-Mountain obit from Elkins, Randolph Co, WV.
Link to Charleston
Link to Pendleton
Times obits from
Link to the Arnold Hill Cemetery
Association, Randolph Co, (W)Va
Link to the Randolph
County Cemetery List
Link to the Webster
County Cemetery List . Link to the Webster
County Historical Society Cemetery List.
Link to the Greenbrier
County Cemetery List
Link to the Veterans and Services:
Burial and Memorial Benefits. Memorial headstones/markers: eligibility,
replacements, ordering, Civil War era, types available, order status,
Link to the American Battle
Monuments. The Commission administers, operates, and maintains twenty-four
permanent American burial grounds on foreign soil. Presently there are
124,917 U.S. War Dead interred at these cemeteries, 30,922 of World War
I, 93,245 of World War II and 750 of the Mexican War. Additionally 6,010
American veterans and others are interred in the Mexico City and Corozal
American Cemeteries. This site may be searched by veteran’s name
and provides excellent details about each of the cemeteries.
Link to Saving Graves - Endangered
West Virginia cemeteries.
Link to West
Virginia Obits Links
Link to A Grave Affair
Link to Cemetery Photos,
a project designed to help people obtain photos of headstones in areas
that they can't get to themselves.
Link to Cyndi's
List > Cemeteries & Funeral Homes > How To's
and Survey Project
Index of Identified Pocahontas County Cemeteries
Select the first letter of the name of the cemetery...
Cemetery Table (a list of all identified cemeteries found in the Index
and some issues)
Cemetery: Cemetery (unknown) property on Hamilton Hill
- Gramp, Barbara Re: Cemetery property on Hamilton Hill. 18Aug2002.
The Pocahontas Times, published August 15, 2002 "Marlinton Town
Council" section. "Attorney Saffer asked for executive session
to discuss legal problem; John Leyzorek objected, so discussion was
open in regard to adding the Historical Society as a defendant in its
case regarding David Cain quitclaim deed for cemetery property on Hamilton
Field Sub-Division. Mr. Cain gave deed for part of property to Historical
Society. Council voted to include Pocahontas County Historical Society
in law suit concerning cemetery property on Hamilton Hill."
Cemetery: Cemetery (unknown) on Red Lick Mountain
- Gramp, Barbara - source unknown
Cemetery: PRICE, James Atlee Price family
- Gramp, Barbara - Re: Price, James Atlee Price
family. 16Dec2002. From the book "History Of Pocahontas County,
West Virginia 1981", by the Pocahontas County Historical Society,
Inc. Page 152-153. From an article about the Historical Society Museum,
"... Frank R. Hunter, the first cashier of the Bank of Marlinton,
and Anna Virginia Price were married in the newly built home in 1904.
The building is located on two acres of land that were part of the James
Atlee Price farm on the west side of the Greenbrier River. Price and
his wife, Margaret Davies Poage Price, and other members of the family
are buried in the cemetery near the house." Your help is needed
for any additional information!
??Cemetery: Slaty Fork Native American Indian Burial
Ground -and- Confederates Buried
- The Pocahontas Times, April 14, 2005, Pages
2 and 12. SLATY FORK SEWER PROPONENTS ATTEMPT TO CLEAR THE AIR, By
Drew Tanner, Staff Writer. Page 12 "According to family history,
Shipley's grandfather discovered a Native American burial site while
plowing the field where the proposed plant would be located, Shipley
wrote in an open letter to Snowshoe Mountain Resort, County Commissioners
and the PSD. A circle of arrowheads was found in that field as well
as other artifacts and tools", he added. Two Confederate soldiers
are also buried in the embankment just above the site, Shipley...."
Cemetery: SLAVENs' Graveyard, right above the Tannery
- Gramp, Barbara - Re: Slaven Cemetery 11Nov2003.
From the website http://www.marshall.edu/speccoll/cass/html/slavis_transcript.htm
An interview with Virginia (Ginny) Slaven. " I'll tell you what
I was thinking about this morning and I was looking at some history
of the Slavens'. You see our ancestors came from Tyrone, Ireland.
And I was reading part of the history and I was thinking... I think
maybe I'm right. That uncle... uh... grandfather Jacob Ward Salven
settled up there at the tannery. Where the bricks... uh... the bark
bricks were. There he settled his first. Built a big house and it
stood there until not too many years ago. And he raised his family
there, which was my grandfather and I don't know there were several.
And their all buried right above the tannery. They call it the Slavens'
graveyard although there is no marker and there's nothing there to
show... it's growed up in timber. We've been trying sometime to get
a deed and just put up a monument there, but my mother was buried
there, Aunt Maggie, Uncle Prier and two little children. They're all
buried there, but you couldn't find them. "
Cemetery: Lone Grave At Old School House in Verdant Valley, near Fairview,
in Edray District
- Gramp, Barbara - Re: Lone Grave At Old School
House in Verdant Valley, near Fairview, in Edray District. Reprint
April 15, 2004 The Pocahontas Times, Fifty Years Ago Today, Thursday,
April 15, 1954. From the desk of Calvin W. Price, Editor. "Who
Knows? One of the old school house sites is that in Verdant Valley,
near Fairview, in Edray District. The log building has been gone for
a generation and more. The road was changed, so the highway no longer
goes by the place where school was kept for so many, many years.
The building fell into disuse when replaced by the present Fairview
school on the hill. It was no longer the community meeting house when
Fairview Church was built.
At the old school site is a lone grave. Some say it has a stone marker;
all agree it used to be enclosed by a picket fence.
The grave is that of the late Rev. Harrison Alexander Johnson Francis‹a
minister of Methodist Protestant Church. Along in the late 1860's‹early
1870's he was assigned to work in Pocahontas County. He came from
Charleston here. The venerable John Buckley, of the mouth of Swago,
recalls that the neighbors moved Mr. Francis from the James Shisler
place on Droop Mountain to a house near the present residence of Dr.
G. D. McNeill. Later the family moved to the Fairview neighborhood.
Some say the family consisted of the minister, his wife, whose maiden
name was Gabbert, and one child.
Another tradition is that Mr. Francis had taken training as a Roman
Catholic priest, before transferring to the Methodist Church.
Any way, Mr. Francis held a notable revival meeting at the "Frame
House" on Stony Creek. This was the residence of the late Captain
William Cochran. The "Frame House" was replaced by the present
residence of Porter Sharp. When it was built, a frame house was notable
because most of the homes were constructed of logs. Incidentally this
frame house was "chinked" with brick between weather boards
and ceiling, between the two by four framing.
Later, Mr. Francis held another big revival at Verdant Valley school
house. During the course of the services he made solemn request of
his friends that they promise to lay his body to rest at this great
The recollection is that Mr. Francis passed away at the Gabbert home
on Browns Creek.
There is recollection, too, that the late William B. Johnson, then
a young man, busied himself to enclose the lone grave of Preacher
Francis with a neat picket fence.
Anyway, the foregoing is what I have been able to ferret out about
the good minister, whose body lies in a lone grave at the place he
picked for a peaceful resting place, in Verdant Valley. "
Cemetery: BURKES GRAVES, The Galfords Creek Community
- Gramp, Barbara - Re: Burkes Graves, 08Oct2005.
From the book: History Of Pocahontas County, West Virginia 1981, (Third
Printing 1997), Pocahontas County Historical Society, Inc., Page 70,
THE GALFORDS CREEK COMMUNITY, "...Early in the 1800's or before,
a Burke family lived up the Right Hand Prong of Galfords Creek. They
had come from across the mountain and lived there several years. There
are some graves at the old homestead and the location is still referred
to as Burkes Graves."
Cemetery: Notes Regarding Cemeteries / Graves in Marlinton
- Gramp, Barbara - Re: Old Graves,
08Oct2005. From the book: History Of Pocahontas County, West Virginia
1981, (Third Printing 1997), Pocahontas County Historical Society,
Inc., Page 73, MARLINTON, "...In 1916 old graves were cleaned
up at the cemetery and sale of lots ordered..."