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Cemetery Name:

Pleasant Hill Church Cemetery


 Pleasant Hill Church Cemetery, Jackson County, WV     Pleasant Hill Church Cemetery, Jackson County, WV
Pleasant Hill Church Cemetery, Jackson County, WV  
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County: Jackson
USGS Quad: Ripley
Coordinates: 38.7559N  81.7401W
Maintained by: Pleasant Hill M.E. Church
Land owner: Pleasant Hill M.E. Church
Date added to WVCPA register: October 2003 
Condition of cemetery**: Excellent (October 2003)
Accessibility: Easily accessible - located on a knoll overlooking the Parchment Valley and Parchment Creek above CR 15 just north of Given.  Good, solid driveway area by cemetery and church to park and turn around on. The road up to the church (CR 15-6) is very steep and the gravel sometimes loose, so take it slow and easy. This is a beautiful location, and as you can see in the photo above, particularly so in early October as the leaves are changing.

** Condition of cemetery as observed on the given date -
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:

Abshire Kestner Alexandria 2003 2003     Source: WVCPA contributor & family researchers, Cam & Joan Crane
Allan Madeline R. 1910 1966   Click for photo of tombstone Source: WVCPA reading of the cemetery in October 2003
Armstrong Patricia Kessel Casto 17 December 1942 16 December 1975   Click for photo of tombstone Source: WVCPA reading of the cemetery in October 2003
Bailey Samuel G. 8 April 1923   [Husband & wife - shared stone] Click for photo of tombstone Source: WVCPA reading of the cemetery in October 2003
Bailey Virginia B. 30 October 1920 5 September 1984
Barnes Emma E. 26 December 1860 21 February 1887 "Wife of S. Barnes"
"Aged 26 Y. 1 M. 26 D."
Click for photo of tombstone Source: WVCPA reading of the cemetery in October 2003
Bias Dora 23 June 1876 19 September 1902 "Mother" Click for photo of tombstone Source: WVCPA reading of the cemetery in October 2003
Blankenship Georgia 4 February 1877 14 July 1896 "Dau of W.S.R. & R. Blankenship" Click for photo of tombstone Source: WVCPA reading of the cemetery in October 2003
Blankenship Ruth 1 October 1853 29 August 1933   Click for photo of tombstone Source: WVCPA reading of the cemetery in October 2003
Blankenship Winton 15 September 1835 14 February 1907   Click for photo of tombstone Source: WVCPA reading of the cemetery in October 2003
Boswell Margaret 7 October 1835 29 May 1883 "Wife of A.H. Boswell" Click for photo of tombstone Source: WVCPA reading of the cemetery in October 2003
Bowles Charles W. 24 September 1858 9 March 1879 "Aged 20 yrs 5 mos 15 ds"
[Son of Mason & Sarah Bowles]
Click for photo of tombstone Source: WVCPA reading of the cemetery in October 2003
Bowles F. Hoadley 8 October 1884 23 December 1975 [Husband & wife - shared stone] Click for photo of tombstone Source: WVCPA reading of the cemetery in October 2003
Bowles Fay French 22 September 1895 1984
Bowles Ida May 12 August 1874 9 May 1875 [Dau. of John W. & Lucretia Bowles] Click for photo of tombstone Source: WVCPA reading of the cemetery in October 2003
Bowles Infant 1889 1889 "Infant twin to Londus T. Bowles" Click for photo of tombstone Source: WVCPA reading of the cemetery in October 2003
Bowles Jabel S. 1788 1875 [Son of Jeptha Bowles]

[Dau. of Nathan & Elizabeth Mason, wife of Rev. Jabel Bowles]

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Bowles Nancy Mason 1789  
Bowles Leftridge W. 2 June 1849 10 February 1941 [Son of Dr. Mason & Sarah (Stout) Bowles]

[Dau. of William and Susanna (Bonnett) Parsons, married Leftridge Bowles Sept. 28, 1869]

Click for photo of tombstone Source: WVCPA reading of the cemetery in October 2003
Bowles Barbara E. 18 February 1849 27 February 1942
Bowles Leon F. 19 May 1889 30 June 1889 "Aged 1M 11D"
[Twin of Londus]
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Bowles Londus Titus 19 May 1889 1956 "Son of James and Lucetta Bowles"
[Twin of Leon]
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Bowles Dr. Mason 1812 7 May 1875 [Son of Jabel S. & Nancy Bowles] Click for photo of tombstone Source: WVCPA reading of the cemetery in October 2003
Bowles Nancy L. 16 October 1870 16 April 1872 "Dau. of L.W. & B.E. Bowles"
"Aged 1 Yr 6 Ms 16 D" 
Click for photo of tombstone Source: WVCPA reading of the cemetery in October 2003
Bowles Oney 4 April 1867 6 October 1867 "Dau. of J.S. & Emily A. Bowles" Click for photo of tombstone Source: WVCPA reading of the cemetery in October 2003
Bowles Sarah 20 February 1815 21 March 1884 [Dau. of Joseph & Patsy (Childers) Stout, married Dr. Mason Bowles Oct. 3, 1833] Click for photo of tombstone Source: WVCPA reading of the cemetery in October 2003
Bush Infant     [Infant son of Mr. & Mrs. R.E. Bush]   Source: Jackson County Cemetery Inscriptions published by the Jackson Co. Historical Society in 1981
Capestick Rebecca 1947 1966     Source: Jackson County Cemetery Inscriptions published by the Jackson Co. Historical Society in 1981
Casto   1854       Source: Jackson County Cemetery Inscriptions published by the Jackson Co. Historical Society in 1981
Casto Dorothy P.     "Dau. of W.N. & Dora B. Casto" Click for photo of tombstone Source: WVCPA reading of the cemetery in October 2003
Casto Forrest B. 7 October 1898 19 December 1961

"Father"

[Husband & wife - shared stone]

"Mother"

Click for photo of tombstone Source: WVCPA reading of the cemetery in October 2003
Casto Lillie M. 5 October 1900 23 April 1988
Casto Forrest B., Jr. 1928 1929 "Son of Forrest B. & Lillie M. Casto" Click for photo of tombstone Source: WVCPA reading of the cemetery in October 2003
Casto George         Source: WVCPA contributor & family researchers, Cam & Joan Crane
Casto Infant     "Infant son of W.N. & Dora B. Casto" Click for photo of tombstone Source: WVCPA reading of the cemetery in October 2003
Casto Infant 1929 1929 "Infant son of Forrest B. & Lillie M. Casto" Click for photo of tombstone Source: WVCPA reading of the cemetery in October 2003
Casto John R. 4 May 1834 5 November 1904 [Son of James & Sudna (Kessel) Casto]

[Dau. of Dr. Mason & Sarah Bowles, married John Riley Casto May 5, 1853]

Click for photo of tombstone Source: WVCPA reading of the cemetery in October 2003
Casto Ruth 8 October 1834 15 November 1912
Casto Loraine D. 1918 1919

"Son of Forrest B. & Lillie M. Casto"

Click for photo of tombstone Source: WVCPA reading of the cemetery in October 2003
Casto Lucretia C. 4 November 1851 20 September 1859

"Dau. of J. & M.A. Casto"
"Aged 7Y, 10M, 16D"

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Casto Roy J. 1893 1967

[Husband & wife - shared stone]

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Casto Liddia 1896 1977
Casto Milford Morgan 26 June 1915 3 March 1997 "US MARINE CORPS WORLD WAR II" Click for photo of tombstone Source: WVCPA reading of the cemetery in October 2003
Casto Susannah 20 October 1823 10 April 1857 "Wife of George R. Casto"
[Dau. of Samuel & Edith Dewees, married George R., son of John D. & Susanna (McDade) Casto on April 12, 1845]
Click for photo of tombstone Source: WVCPA reading of the cemetery in October 2003
Casto William N. 14 December 1872 17 December 1934 [Husband & wife - shared stone] Click for photo of tombstone Source: WVCPA reading of the cemetery in October 2003
Casto Dora B. 31 August 1879

27 January 1929

Casto Woodrow T. 20 August 1912 25 April 1966 "WEST VIRGINIA CPL 3 QUARTERMASTER BN WORLD WAR II" Click for photo of tombstone
Click for photo of tombstone
Source: WVCPA reading of the cemetery in October 2003
Cranfield Carl Edward 22 January 1930 7 April 2010 [Son of James E. and Sadie Cranfield, husband of Thekla "Susi" Cranfield - from his obituary in the Charleston Daily Mail Apr. 9, 2010]   Source: WVCPA research
Cranfield Thekla   13 February 2009 [85 years of age - from her obituary in the Charleston Daily Mail Feb. 14, 2009]   Source: WVCPA research
Davis Verna K. 1878 1955 "Two infants" Click for photo of tombstone Source: WVCPA reading of the cemetery in October 2003
French Barbara Casto 24 November 1963 10 June 1998 "Loving wife and friend" Click for photo of tombstone Source: WVCPA reading of the cemetery in October 2003
French Bernice Lee 21 May 1930 30 July 2009 [Dau. of Roy and Liddia Sayre Casto, wife of Owen Ray French - from her obituary in the Charleston Daily Mail Aug. 1, 2009]   Source: WVCPA research
French Carroll Lowell 3 February 1940 29 April 1997 "SFC US ARMY"

[Husband & wife - shared stone]
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Click for photo of tombstone
Source: WVCPA reading of the cemetery in October 2003
French Betty B. 6 June 1945  
French Delbert Ray 19 February 1916 14 August 2002 "S SGT US ARMY WORLD WAR II" Click for photo of tombstone
Click for photo of tombstone
Source: WVCPA reading of the cemetery in October 2003
French James Hoyt 7 December 1905 7 July 1959 [SGT CO. A 5TH B ARTC WORLD WAR II]   Source: Jackson County Cemetery Inscriptions published by the Jackson Co. Historical Society in 1981
French James L. 11 April 1937 4 June 1992   Click for photo of tombstone Source: WVCPA reading of the cemetery in October 2003
French Leal 31 January 1897 16 December 1990 [Husband & wife - shared stone] Click for photo of tombstone

Source: WVCPA reading of the cemetery in October 2003

French Ruby J. 1 August 1896

13 December 1978

French Marie 30 August 1923 16 May 2003   Click for photo of tombstone Source: WVCPA reading of the cemetery in October 2003
French Maurice H. 8 February 1872 6 June 1941 [Husband & wife - shared stone] Click for photo of tombstone Source: WVCPA reading of the cemetery in October 2003
French Laura K. 7 May 1874 11 April 1945
French Owen Ray 6 May 1925 23 February 1987   Click for photo of tombstone Source: WVCPA reading of the cemetery in October 2003
French Quinno M. 15 September 1907 8 November 1959 "Father"
[Husband & wife - shared stone]
"Mother"
Click for photo of tombstone Source: WVCPA reading of the cemetery in October 2003
French Ruth A. 8 March 1916 7 June 1992
French Worth Rome 17 November 1900 1 December 1900 [Shared stone] Click for photo of tombstone Source: WVCPA reading of the cemetery in October 2003
French Flora Esther 1909 1910
Frey Faith Kessell 18 December 1902 3 January 1996   Click for photo of tombstone Source: WVCPA reading of the cemetery in October 2003
Garber Edwin J. "June" 21 June 1902 1977 "Darling We Miss Thee"

[Husband & wife - shared stone]

Click for photo of tombstone Source: WVCPA reading of the cemetery in October 2003
Garber Juanita K. 7 March 1908 2001
Given Frances G.   24 May 1875 "Dau. of W.B. & S. Given" Click for photo of tombstone Source: WVCPA reading of the cemetery in October 2003
Haas Hildred Hutchison 1925 1983 "Daughter" Click for photo of tombstone Source: WVCPA reading of the cemetery in October 2003
Hanning Belva Grace 28 September 1923 12 October 2009 [Dau. of Orville Vinton and Belva Lockwood Bonnett Kessell, wife of Everette Carl Hanning - from her obituary in the Jackson Star-News Oct. 20, 2009]   Source: WVCPA research
Hanning Everette Carl 22 January 1925 30 October 2009 [Son of Charles Emmet and Minnie Elizabeth Lewis Hanning, husband of Belva Grace Hanning - from his obituary in the Charleston Daily Mail Nov. 1, 2009]   Source: WVCPA research
Hendershot Brown   8 March 1912 [69 years of age - husband of Ellen Powell Hendershot and Etta Yost Hendershot - from his obituary in the Mountaineer Mar. 15, 1912]   Source: WVCPA research
Hopkins Anna Mildred 28 March 1921 18 January 1927   Click for photo of tombstone Source: WVCPA reading of the cemetery in October 2003
Hopkins Arden 24 June 1895 8 November 1918 "PVT. CO. M 128th INF."
"Nobly he fell while fighting for liberty"
Click for photo of tombstone Source: WVCPA reading of the cemetery in October 2003
Hopkins C.L. (Ted) 21 April 1902 29 November 1967   Click for photo of tombstone Source: WVCPA reading of the cemetery in October 2003
Hopkins Savana 24 June 1887 1945 [Shared stone] Click for photo of tombstone Source: WVCPA reading of the cemetery in October 2003
Hopkins James G. 1853 1916
Hopkins Tabitha A. 1859

1925

Hopkins William M. 4 August 1866 9 February 1891 "Gone Home"
"Farewell Loved One"
Click for photo of tombstone Source: WVCPA reading of the cemetery in October 2003
Hopkins William R. 19 June 1828 2 December 1891 "Aged 63 y 5 m 13 d"
[Son of Lawrence A. & Mary (Jordan) Hopkins]
Click for photo of tombstone Source: WVCPA reading of the cemetery in October 2003
Hutchinson Lawrence E. 1909 1969 [Husband & wife - shared stone]

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Source: WVCPA reading of the cemetery in October 2003
Hutchinson Mae Violet 1910

1981

Hutchison Frank B. 1862 1904 [Husband & wife - shared stone] Click for photo of tombstone Source: WVCPA reading of the cemetery in October 2003
Hutchison Elta Bowles 1873 1962
Hutchison H. Rex 19 September 1895 29 August 1984 "PVT US ARMY WORLD WAR I"

[Husband & wife - shared stone]

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Click for photo of tombstone

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Source: WVCPA reading of the cemetery in October 2003
Hutchison Georgiana Woodard 9 December 1901 3 October 1978
Hutchison Infant 1922 1922 "Infant son of Russell D. & Alberta Hutchison" Click for photo of tombstone Source: WVCPA reading of the cemetery in October 2003
Hutchison Russell D. 10 February 1894 27 April 1984 "CPL US ARMY WORLD WAR I"

[Husband & wife - shared stone (Lois Alberta Kessel)]
Click for photo of tombstone
Click for photo of tombstone
Source: WVCPA reading of the cemetery in October 2003
Hutchison Lois Alberta 12 March 1893

26 December 1966

Kessel Pearly?   28 November 1897 ? "Son of A. & S.A. Kessel" ?
"Aged 11Yr 6Ms 24Ds"
Click for photo of tombstone Source: WVCPA reading of the cemetery in October 2003
Kessel Charles E. 4 August 1920       Source: WVCPA contributor & family researchers, Cam & Joan Crane
Kessel Charles V. 2 January 1907   [Husband & wife - shared stone] Click for photo of tombstone Source: WVCPA reading of the cemetery in October 2003
Kessel Leona Lynch 15 February 1909

29 July 1998

Kessel Delmer Ellsworth  8 December 1866 8 September 1942 [Son of James Mason & Mazilla Kessel] Click for photo of tombstone Source: WVCPA reading of the cemetery in October 2003
Kessel Early E. 6 November 1885 30 May 1897 [Son of William A. Kessel]   Source: Jackson County Cemetery Inscriptions published by the Jackson Co. Historical Society in 1981
Kessel Edward Dennis 29 September 1876 26 September 1958 "Father"
[Son of James Mason & Flora Jane Kessel]

"Mother"
[Dau. of Oliver Perry & Mary (Lindsey) Corbin, married Edward Dennis Kessel Oct. 3, 1897]
Click for photo of tombstone Source: WVCPA reading of the cemetery in October 2003
Kessel Ella Corbin 11 February 1875 7 May 1955
Kessel Ella Dee Caperton 26 February 1943 1 September 2000   Click for photo of tombstone Source: WVCPA reading of the cemetery in October 2003
Kessel Freddie L. 18 March 1889 22 October 1904 Dau. of J. B. & Eliza Kessel" Click for photo of tombstone Source: WVCPA reading of the cemetery in October 2003
Kessel George P. 6 September 1867 15 November 1881 "Son of J. B. & Eliza Kessel"
"Aged 14yrs 9m 2d"
Click for photo of tombstone Source: WVCPA reading of the cemetery in October 2003
Kessel Harry Herbert 19 August 1894 9 March 1954 "WEST VIRGINIA PFC BTRY A 314 FIELD ARTY WORLD WAR I"
[Son of Delmer Ellsworth & Laura Elizabeth Kessel]
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Click for photo of tombstone
Source: WVCPA reading of the cemetery in October 2003
Kessel Infants 1915 1915 "Infants of W.L. & Cora Kessel" 
[Two - both died in 1915]
Click for photo of tombstone Source: WVCPA reading of the cemetery in October 2003
Kessel J.B. 1841 1925 [James Brooks Kessel and his wife]
Husband & wife - shared stone]
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Kessel Eliza F. 1843 1932
Kessel Eliza F. (Straley) 5 May 1846 31 January 1933 [Dau. of George Rush & Ruth (Chapman) Straley, married Joseph B. Kessel Sept. 9, 1866 
WVCPA Note - these birth & death dates differ from those on the existing stone.  Not certain which are accurate]
  Source: Jackson County Cemetery Inscriptions published by the Jackson Co. Historical Society in 1981
Kessel James Brooks 17 April 1841 7 July 1925 "PVT CO. C 17 VA CAV CONFEDERATE STATES ARMY" Click for photo of tombstone Source: WVCPA reading of the cemetery in October 2003
Kessel James Mason 1 October 1836 26 July 1916 [Son of Job & Frances Kessel]

"Wife of J.M. Kessel"
"Aged 27y's 3m's 13 d's"
[Dau. of Solomon & Malinda (Shinn) Harpold, married James M. Kessel Nov. 18, 1860]

[Dau. of Alexis F. & Phoebe (Casto) Parsons, married James M. Kessel Sept. 14, 1869]
Click for photo of tombstone
Click for photo of tombstone
Click for photo of tombstone
Click for photo of tombstone
Source: WVCPA reading of the cemetery in October 2003
Kessel Mazilla Harpold 3 October 1841 16 January 1869
Kessel Flora Jane Parsons 4 May 1850 1 October 1932
Kessel Jasper Clero 7 December 1891 13 November 1892     Source: Jackson County Cemetery Inscriptions published by the Jackson Co. Historical Society in 1981
Kessel Job 11 September 1807 29 August 1884 "Father"

[Dau. of Jabel S. & Nancy Bowles, married Job Kessel March 11, 1830]

"Mother"
Click for photo of tombstone Source: WVCPA reading of the cemetery in October 2003
Kessel Frances Bowles 20 October 1814

17 February 1878

Kessel John Walter 25 March 1876 1 December 1961 [Son of William Amon Kessel]
[Husband & wife - shared stone]
Click for photo of tombstone Source: WVCPA reading of the cemetery in October 2003
Kessel Mary Brooks 1896

1930

Kessel John Walter, Jr. 12 April 1923 30 September 1988 [Husband & wife - shared stone] Click for photo of tombstone Source: WVCPA reading of the cemetery in October 2003
Kessel Eva Harper 9 December 1934  
Kessel Joshua D. 1822 17 September 1838 "Memory of Joshua D. Kessel who died Sept. 17, 1838 Aged 16 years & 1 mo" 
[16 years & 4 mo??]
Click for photo of tombstone Source: WVCPA reading of the cemetery in October 2003
Kessel Laura Elizabeth 30 August 1868 2 March 1943 [Dau of Oliver Perry & Mary (Lindsey) Corbin, married Delmer Ellsworth Kessel March 23, 1890] Click for photo of tombstone Source: WVCPA reading of the cemetery in October 2003
Kessel Martena P. 23 May 1917       Source: WVCPA contributor & family researchers, Cam & Joan Crane
Kessel Mary Jane 4 February 1900 27 December 1910 "Dau. of ___ & __ Kessel" Click for photo of tombstone Source: WVCPA reading of the cemetery in October 2003
Kessel Oliver Dennis "Judge" 12 January 1901 5 November 1992 [Husband & wife - shared stone] Click for photo of tombstone Source: WVCPA reading of the cemetery in October 2003
Kessel Katharyn Hartman "Katie" 4 March 1904

2 May 1992

Kessel Ruth  20 March 1848 10 May 1920 [Dau. of William & Susanna Parsons, married William Amon Kessel Feb. 22, 1866] Click for photo of tombstone Source: WVCPA reading of the cemetery in October 2003
Kessel Velma 5 November 1897 17 October 1932   Click for photo of tombstone Source: WVCPA reading of the cemetery in October 2003
Kessel William A. 14 June 1843 27 October 1900 [Son of Job & Nancy Kessel] Click for photo of tombstone Source: WVCPA reading of the cemetery in October 2003
Kessel William Luther 2 August 1871 28 May 1956 [Son of Joseph Brooks Kessel]

"His wife"   [Cora Belle Woodall married William Luther Kessel May 24, 1896]

Click for photo of tombstone Source: WVCPA reading of the cemetery in October 2003
Kessel Cora  6 November 1873 5 February 1953
Kessell Althea B. 16 May 1915 13 September 1918 "Dau. of Orville V. Kessell" Click for photo of tombstone Source: WVCPA reading of the cemetery in October 2003
Kessell Austin A. 27 December 1869 26 October 1951 [Son of William Amon Kessell]

[Bernice King married Austin Addison Kessell March 11, 1906]

Click for photo of tombstone Source: WVCPA reading of the cemetery in October 2003
Kessell Bernice I. 13 February 1889 13 December 1971
Kessell Belva L. 5 September 1884 19 February 1974 "Gone But Not Forgotten"
"I Love You"
[Wife of Orville V. Kessell, Sr.]
Click for photo of tombstone Source: WVCPA reading of the cemetery in October 2003
Kessell Bruce W. 13 November 1944 9 February 1991 "Peace Like the Universe is Eternal" Click for photo of tombstone Source: WVCPA reading of the cemetery in October 2003
Kessell Carroll K. 17 March 1910 4 July 1984 "Your Memories Will Live Forever" Click for photo of tombstone Source: WVCPA reading of the cemetery in October 2003
Kessell W. Lucille 21 May 1924  
Kessell Erma Leota 4 July 1919 4 July 1919 [Dau. of Orville V. & Belva Lockwood (Bonnett) Kessell] Click for photo of tombstone Source: WVCPA reading of the cemetery in October 2003
Kessell Gladys Eloise 26 October 1911 8 April 2003 "Gone But Not Forgotten" Click for photo of tombstone Source: WVCPA reading of the cemetery in October 2003
Kessell James Curtis  14 July 1898 5 April 1980 "In Loving Memory Of..."

[Siblings - shared stone. Note: Troy E. Kessell also has a tombstone in Fairplain Cemetery with his wife Thelma, and may well be buried there]

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Harbert Zorah Kessel 24 August 1899 29 April 1970
Langfitt Alice Kessel 12 July 1909 13 August 1953
Kessell Troy Everett 8 October 1904 27 February 1998
Kessell Kay E. 20 August 1906 6 February 1990 "Gone But Not Forgotten"
"PVT US ARMY WORLD WAR II"
Click for photo of tombstone
Click for photo of tombstone
Source: WVCPA reading of the cemetery in October 2003
Kessell Orville V., Sr. 9 August 1882 20 December 1933 "Gone But Not Forgotten" 
[Husband of Belva L. Kessell, son of James Mason & Flora Jane Kessell]
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Kessell Robert L. 31 December 1921 15 August 1975 "Son of Austin & Bernice Kessell"
"TEC 3 US ARMY"
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Click for photo of tombstone
Source: WVCPA reading of the cemetery in October 2003
Kessell Roy E. 31 December 1921 30 September 1972 "WEST VIRGINIA TEC 5 106 STATION HOSP WORLD WAR II"
"Son of Austin & Bernice Kessell"
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Click for photo of tombstone
Source: WVCPA reading of the cemetery in October 2003
Lathey Clyde H. 20 September 1910 27 January 1994 [Husband & wife - shared stone] Click for photo of tombstone Source: WVCPA reading of the cemetery in October 2003
Lathey Jane Kessel 14 June 1911  
Lathey Irene M. 6 April 1928 5 May 2008 [Dau. of Clifford C. and Mary Bogard, wife of Troy G. Lathey - from her obituary in the Charleston Daily Mail May 6, 2008]   Source: WVCPA research
Lathey Timothy Carroll 7 August 1956 12 August 1999 "God's Carpenter"
[Husband & wife - shared stone]

"Wed October 30, 1976 ?"

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Lathey Shirley Ann 25 July 1958  
Lewis Lillie Pinnell 19 December 1892 1976   Click for photo of tombstone Source: WVCPA reading of the cemetery in October 2003
Lewis Ronald P. 13 December 1921 26 January 1999 "TEC 5 US ARMY WORLD WAR II" Click for photo of tombstone Source: WVCPA reading of the cemetery in October 2003
Mason Jeptha 1795 1854 [Son of Nathan & Elizabeth Mason, brother of Nancy Mason Bowles. Jeptha's wife was Rachel Lewis, b. abt. 1800] Click for photo of tombstone Source: WVCPA reading of the cemetery in October 2003
Mitchell Willa 5 May 1884 5 May 1884 [Infant son of J.W. & S. J. Mitchell] Click for photo of tombstone Source: WVCPA reading of the cemetery in October 2003
Moore Denny J. 26 May 1930 8 March 1933 "Son of L.J. & E.J. Moore" Click for photo of tombstone Source: WVCPA reading of the cemetery in October 2003
Moore Jennie A. 7 May 1860 14 February 1881 "Wife of Joseph A. Moore"
"Aged 19 Y. 9 M. 7 D."
Click for photo of tombstone Source: WVCPA reading of the cemetery in October 2003
Moore Luther J. 7 April 1899 28 September 1969 [Husband & wife - shared stone] Click for photo of tombstone Source: WVCPA reading of the cemetery in October 2003
Moore Edith J. 23 December 1901 24 January 1998
Moore Media F. 12 September 1874 14 November 1876 "Dau. of J. & N.J. Moore"
"Aged 2 ys 2 ms 2 ds"
Click for photo of tombstone Source: WVCPA reading of the cemetery in October 2003
Murphy Roberta Kathryn "Bobbi" 22 August 1957 7 August 1993 "Mother of James and Anna Gilhouser" Click for photo of tombstone Source: WVCPA reading of the cemetery in October 2003
Painter B. Estel 28 February 1901 17 December 1985 [Shared stone] Click for photo of tombstone Source: WVCPA reading of the cemetery in October 2003
Painter Reva H. 2 February 1899 21 December 1973 
Painter Brady A. "Bud" 31 December 1924 28 October 2002 "WWII Veteran"

"Married October 16, 1947"

Click for photo of tombstone Source: WVCPA reading of the cemetery in October 2003
Painter Mary Louise Corbin 14 May 1928 3 May 2001
Painter Brady Arden, Jr. 4 January 1950 21 December 1950 "Son of Brady A. and Mary L." Click for photo of tombstone Source: WVCPA reading of the cemetery in October 2003
Painter Infant 10 May 1948 10 May 1948 "Inf. dau. of Brady A. and Mary L." Click for photo of tombstone Source: WVCPA reading of the cemetery in October 2003
Painter Ronald W. 14 August 1960 28 January 1985 "Son of Brady A. and Mary L." Click for photo of tombstone Source: WVCPA reading of the cemetery in October 2003
Parsons Betty Louise 3 December 1933 8 June 1937   Click for photo of tombstone Source: WVCPA reading of the cemetery in October 2003
Parsons Cleo C. 1908 1987 [Husband & wife - shared stone] Click for photo of tombstone Source: WVCPA reading of the cemetery in October 2003
Parsons Grace G. 1911 1969
Parsons Clora Ava 1895 1970   Click for photo of tombstone Source: WVCPA reading of the cemetery in October 2003
Parsons Daughter 17 January 1865 17 May 1866 [Infant dau. of G. & A.R. Parsons] 

[Shared stone]

[Infant dau. of G. & A.R. Parsons]
Click for photo of tombstone Source: WVCPA reading of the cemetery in October 2003
Parsons Infant 14 November 1863 9 January 1864
Parsons Frank R. 1864 1941 [Husband & wife - shared stone] Click for photo of tombstone Source: WVCPA reading of the cemetery in October 2003
Parsons Ida M. 1865 1937
Parsons Roy   2 May 1892 "Son of F.R. & Ida M. Parsons" 
"Aged __ ms 26 ds"
Click for photo of tombstone Source: WVCPA reading of the cemetery in October 2003
Parsons Susannah   1826 [First person buried in this cemetery]   Detail
Parsons Washington A. 1824 1895 "Father"

[Husband & wife - shared stone]

"Mother"
Click for photo of tombstone Source: WVCPA reading of the cemetery in October 2003
Parsons Margaret Kessel 1833 1909
Pelfrey Marion L. 12 April 1955 9 October 1998 "In Loving Memory of Our Son and Brother" Click for photo of tombstone Source: WVCPA reading of the cemetery in October 2003
Pelfrey Rebecca M. 1946 1966 "Daughter"
[Shared stone]
"Father"

"PFC ANTI-TANK CO 823 RD INF WORLD WAR II"

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Click for photo of tombstone
Source: WVCPA reading of the cemetery in October 2003
Pelfrey Wilson W. 1916 1963
Pinnell A[lcander C.] 1854 1923 [Son of William & Lavina Pinnell]

[Husband & wife - shared stone]

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Pinnell Dora 16 April 1863 7 December 1956
Pinnell Charles D. 7 April 1895 24 December 1896 "Son of A. & Dora Pinnell" Click for photo of tombstone Source: WVCPA reading of the cemetery in October 2003
Pinnell James M. 18 January 1885 13 October 1908 "Son of A. & Dora Pinnell" Click for photo of tombstone Source: WVCPA reading of the cemetery in October 2003
Pinnell Mary 8 April 1887 19 February 1920   Click for photo of tombstone Source: WVCPA reading of the cemetery in October 2003
Pinnell Paul Mason 4 March 1900 7 July 1983 "BM1 US NAVY WORLD WAR II" Click for photo of tombstone
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Source: WVCPA reading of the cemetery in October 2003
Pinnell Walter 18 October 1902 19 October 1982   Click for photo of tombstone Source: WVCPA reading of the cemetery in October 2003
Randolph Charles R. 1921 1994   Click for photo of tombstone Source: WVCPA reading of the cemetery in October 2003
Sayre Margaret C. 8 June 1919 1977   Click for photo of tombstone Source: WVCPA reading of the cemetery in October 2003
Sayre Viola K. 1869 1915   Click for photo of tombstone Source: WVCPA reading of the cemetery in October 2003
Sayre Virginia 13 October 1912 18 October 1917 [Dau. of S.B. and Clara (Kessel) Sayre - from her death certificate]   Source: WVCPA research
Shinn Martha Ann Boswell   3 March 1940 [Dau. of A.H. & Margaret J. Boswell, wife of William T. Shinn - from her obituary in the Jackson Herald March 8, 1940]   Source: WVCPA research
Source: Martha & William's great-great grandson, Robert Shinn in email to WVCPA
Shinn Sarah C. 29 September 1847 29 August 1859 [Dau. of Samuel Jr. & Araly (Heuman) Shinn]   Source: Jackson County Cemetery Inscriptions published by the Jackson Co. Historical Society in 1981
Shinn William T. 15 June 1859 16 February 1901 [Son of Samuel Nehemiah and Hannah (Knapp) Shinn, husband of Martha   Source: Martha & William's great-great grandson, Robert Shinn in email to WVCPA
Source: Jackson County Cemetery Inscriptions published by the Jackson Co. Historical Society in 1981
Simmons Samuel 16 August 1790 25 September 1865 [Born in Surrey Co., North Carolina, married Malinda Greer - he is the maternal great- grandfather of Rev. Donnelly] Click for photo of tombstone Source: WVCPA reading of the cemetery in October 2003
Sisson Francis J., D.M.D. 21 May 1921 10 June 1986 "In Memory Of..."
"Body donated to W.V.U. Medical School"
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Skidmore Elizabeth J. 30 October 1841 11 May 1879 "Wife of A.S. Skidmore"
"Aged 37 Ys. 6 Ms. 11 Ds."
[Dau. of Arthur & Henrietta Waugh]
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Skidmore Perry A. 5 September 1864 25 January 1866 "Son of A.S. & E.J. Skidmore"
"Aged 1Y, 4M, 20D"
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Smith Clyde B. 1907 1977 [Husband & wife - shared stone]
[Dau. of Austin Addison and Bernice Iona King Kessel - from her obituary in the Jackson Herald Mar. 31, 2009]
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Source: WVCPA research
Smith Cornelia Kessel 4 January 1907 29 March 2009
Stewart Claro Gay 25 January 1891 5 December 1893 "Son of Ephraim & Cora Stewart" Click for photo of tombstone Source: WVCPA reading of the cemetery in October 2003
Stone Thomas O. 29 June 1929   [Husband and wife - shared stone]   Source: WVCPA contributor & family researchers, Cam & Joan Crane
Stone Elaine Kessel 22 November 1932 22 March 2004
Stout Franklin 1850 18 February 1855 "Son of T & M Stout" 
"Aged 5 yrs 2 m's 12 d's"
[Son of Thomas & Minerva Casto Stout]
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Stout Henry N. 2 March 1845 10 September 1913 "Member of Co. G 17th VA Cavalry CSA"
[Son of Joseph & Mercy (Carney) Stout]

"Mother"
[Dau. of Zacquill & B. Grant, married Henry Nelson Stout April 30, 1868]
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Source: WVCPA reading of the cemetery in October 2003
Stout Loraine E. 1843 1915
Stout Joseph B. 20 March 1796 18 November 1848 [Married Patsy Childers Oct. 29, 1817] Click for photo of tombstone Source: WVCPA reading of the cemetery in October 2003
Stout Mercy 10 March 1799 17 August 1875 [Dau. of Thomas & Polly (Parsons) Carney, married Joseph B. Stout Jan. 5, 1826] Click for photo of tombstone Source: WVCPA reading of the cemetery in October 2003
Stout Pernae E. 1872 1953 "Daughter"
[Dau. of Henry N. & Loraine E. Stout]
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Stutler Charles B. 1929 1977 [Husband & wife - shared stone] Click for photo of tombstone Source: WVCPA reading of the cemetery in October 2003
Stutler Myrul 1931

2000

Stutler Chine 1908 1996 [Husband & wife - shared stone] Click for photo of tombstone Source: WVCPA reading of the cemetery in October 2003
Stutler Dollie D. 1912 16 May 2006
Stutler Ralph David 5 October 1950 12 November 1994 "In Loving Memory" Click for photo of tombstone Source: WVCPA reading of the cemetery in October 2003
Stutler Samuel P. 1873 1958 [Husband & wife - shared stone] Click for photo of tombstone Source: WVCPA reading of the cemetery in October 2003
Stutler Canna Mae 15 May 1886 10 February 1968
Waugh Arthur 16 March 1815 26 May 1862 "Aged 47 ys 2 ms 10d" Click for photo of tombstone Source: WVCPA reading of the cemetery in October 2003
Waugh Henrietta 5 February 1821 25 May 1853 "Wife of Arthur Waugh"
"Aged 32 yrs 3 mos & 20 d"
[Married March 8, 1839 - note that there is an error in the death year on the stone - Henrietta died in 1853 & Arthur married Martha Harrison in Dec. 1854]
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Waugh John W. 1847 1917 [Husband & wife - shared stone]
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Waugh Martha F. 1851 1917
Waugh Samuel F. 19 Apr 1874 15 September 1876 "Son of J. W. & M. Waugh"
"Aged 2 ys 4ms 27 ds"
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Welling Dale Blaine 25 August 1949 18 July 2003 [Husband and wife - shared stone]   Source: WVCPA contributor & family researchers, Cam & Joan Crane
Welling Connie Sue 27 March 1955  
Wilkinson Clara Paulita Kessell 27 March 1910 9 August 2004 [from her obituary in Charleston Daily Mail 12 August 2004]   Source: WVCPA research

The Following Are Unidentifiable:
        [illegible] Click for photo of tombstone Source: WVCPA reading of the cemetery in October 2003
        [illegible] Click for photo of tombstone Source: WVCPA reading of the cemetery in October 2003
        [illegible] Click for photo of tombstone Source: WVCPA reading of the cemetery in October 2003

 

Comments:

Dates 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.

Much of the additional background information about the individual printed within square brackets is taken from "Jackson County Cemetery Inscriptions", published by the Jackson County Historical Society in 1981.

The reading of this cemetery is nearly complete, yet some names may be missing.  Where possible, the information contained here has been compared to and supplemented by earlier readings published in the "Jackson County Cemetery Inscriptions" book. Many of the exact dates of birth and death have been generously provided by Cam & Joan Crane from their extensive vital records research in the region.

If you know of a name that should be included in this list, please contact WVCPA with the details.  A separate page for Pleasant Hill M.E. Church is posted in our Historic Church section of this website (click on the church name in the line above to go directly to the page).  If you have any historic photos of the church, either inside or outside, or any historic or anecdotal information to share for posting on the web page, let us know and we will add it to the church page. 

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