Reading - Partial
Boice (a.k.a. Boyce or Armstrong)
|Date added to WVCPA register:||July 2008|
|Condition of cemetery**:||Poor (July 2008)|
This cemetery is located on Locas (early references call it Locust) Ridge Road. From Main Street, Rt. 21 & Rt. 33 intersection in Ripley go northbound about two miles. Crossing Sycamore Creek you will see a road on your left (Rt. 11) that angles towards 11:00 position. Turn left on the old Ravenswood-Ripley Pikeway. Follow Rt. 11 for 4 to 5 miles to Crooked Run Road (CR 12/2) to your left. This is not long after you have gone under the Interstate 77 bridge. Turn left on Crooked Run for about three miles. You will see an odd "A" framed house on your right with a green roof. Here you turn right on Locas Ridge Road and go another mile to two miles until it ends at a house on a grade to the left. This is the driveway of the Armstrong homestead but you will also see tracks to the right of the home going out into the unfenced pasture. Follow this for about 200 yards along the tree line on your left and you will see the cemetery. It is not well cared for and the grass and broom sage was so thick and high that is was difficult to go through. This is the old Boice homestead. A 1913 obituary called it the Boice Cemetery. Do not get out of the car at the homestead on your left, as they have a pack of dogs running around. As you drive by just yell out where your are going if anyone is there.
may not be representative of care at other times of the year
Scale: Excellent - Good - Fair - Poor - Abandoned
|Last Name:||First Name:||Born:||Died:||Inscription:||Photo:||Source:|
|Bates||George W.||24 May 1837||21 June 1906||[Husband and wife - shared stone]
[Married in 1881]
|Bates||Margaret L. McCoy||15 April 1852||12 June 1927|
|Crawford||Irwin G.||8 June 1881||15 May 1930||[49 years of age]|
|Crawford||James A.||11 November 1830||14 January 1917||[Husband and wife - shared stone]|
|Crawford||Margaret J.||29 December 1834||16 February 1910|
|Crawford||Matthew L.||11 March 1839||13 July 1902||[Husband and wife - shared stone]
|Crawford||Ellen||26 August 1854||31 August 1929|
|Dudgeon||Harriet||26 January 1836||7 May 1879||"Wife
of Jas. M. Dudgeon"
"Aged 43Ys. 3Ms. 11Ds."
|Dudgeon||Samuel D.||1866||12 December 1913||[Husband of Lillie Combs]|
|Harpold||J.M.||1856||1928||[Husband and wife - shared stone]
|Mahan||Leander W.||1852||1937||[85 years of age]
[Husband and wife - shared stone]
[28 years of age]
|McCoy||John L.||8 April 1885||16 January 1902||[17 years of age]|
|McCoy||Jacob A.||9 September 1845||8 July 1890||"Aged 44Y. 9M. 29D."|
[87 years of age]
|Price||Rebecca||14 August 1911||[91 years of age - wife of Abraham Price - from her obituary in the Mountaineer Aug. 18, 1911]|
Dates or text in Red are not inscribed on the tombstone and have either been calculated based on death date or are as a result of research on the individual.
Our thanks to Keith Weekley and his Aunt Dorothy Ankrum Weekley for the background information and photographs of this cemetery. Keith will be adding to the photos and names listed for this cemetery this coming fall. If you know of any names that should be listed here, please contact WVCPA with the details.
Updated: 07 September 2012