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Cemetery Name:

Shinn (a.k.a. Casto-Little)

 

Shinn Cemetery, Jackson Co., WV  Shinn Cemetery, Jackson Co., WV

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County: Jackson
USGS Quad: Elmwood
Coordinates: 38.7209N  -81.7960W
Maintained by: Unknown
Land owner: Unknown
Date added to WVCPA register: November 2005
Condition of cemetery**: Fair-Good (October 2005)
Accessibility: This cemetery is located at Rockcastle in Jackson County.  To get to the cemetery, take the gravel road out of town heading toward Foster Ridge.  Just past the Marshall Casto home and what was once a doctor's office (now displaying the historic Rockcastle post office sign, which it also served as for many years), the road will turn to gravel and begin up the hill out of town.  A dirt road takes off to the left and follows Thirteenmile Creek.  The dirt road will lead you to the cemetery approximately 1/4 mile out the road.  We suggest that you park at the fork of the road and walk the dirt road to the cemetery.  It can be driven with a four wheel drive, but gets a little rough as you proceed up the hill to the cemetery.
** 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: Plot: Photo: Source:
  Infant     [Near Wesley Sayre grave] 32 Click for photo of tombstone Source: WVCPA volunteer and Hill family researcher, Rick Hill
  Mary F.     [Near Wesley Sayre grave] 31 Click for photo of tombstone Source: WVCPA volunteer and Hill family researcher, Rick Hill
Casto Benjamin   1 May 1882 "Aged 83 Yrs" 10 Click for photo of tombstone Source: WVCPA volunteer and Hill family researcher, Rick Hill
Casto Ida M. 24 September 1872 7 November 1876 "Dau. of J. & M. Casto"
"Aged 4ys 1m 13ds"
19 Click for photo of tombstone Source: WVCPA volunteer and Hill family researcher, Rick Hill
Casto Infant 1899 21 December 1899 "Infant Dau. of W.R. & H.M. Casto" 13 Click for photo of tombstone Source: WVCPA volunteer and Hill family researcher, Rick Hill
Casto Oliver H. 31 August 1875 25 June 1879 "Son of J. & M.A. Casto" 18 Click for photo of tombstone Source: WVCPA volunteer and Hill family researcher, Rick Hill
Casto Orville Estel 24 May 1905 5 February 1908 "Son of W.R. & H.M. Casto" 14 Click for photo of tombstone Source: WVCPA volunteer and Hill family researcher, Rick Hill
Casto May 20 November '81 _3 November 1894 [Could have died Nov. 3 or 13, most likely born Nov. 20, 1881 - difficult to tell] 6 Click for photo of tombstone Source: WVCPA volunteer and Hill family researcher, Rick Hill
Casto Pery C. 1 March 1880 28 March 1887 "Son of W.R. & H.M. Casto"
"Aged 7Y. 27D."
11 Click for photo of tombstone Source: WVCPA volunteer and Hill family researcher, Rick Hill
Casto Sarah 25 February 1806 2 June 1852 "Wife of Benj. Casto"
"Aged 46Y. 3M. 5D."
In my Father's house are many mansions"
20 Click for photo of tombstone
Click for photo of tombstone
Source: WVCPA volunteer and Hill family researcher, Rick Hill
Casto Viona 5 August 1888 20 June 1893 "Dau. of W.R. & H.M. Casto"
"Aged 4ys 10ms 15ds"
12 Click for photo of tombstone Source: WVCPA volunteer and Hill family researcher, Rick Hill
Donnelly Clara   21 September 1876 "Dau. of H.M. & R.A. Donnelly"
"Aged 10 yrs"
26 Click for photo of tombstone Source: WVCPA volunteer and Hill family researcher, Rick Hill
Donnelly Dora P.   5 ___ 1886? "Dau. of H.M. & R.A. Donnelly"
"Aged ___"
25 Click for photo of tombstone Source: WVCPA volunteer and Hill family researcher, Rick Hill
Gifford Mrs. Freddie Little 29 August 1928 27 February 2004 "Age 75" 99 Click for photo of tombstone Source: WVCPA volunteer and Hill family researcher, Rick Hill
Hill Rebecca 31 July 1812 13 May 1872 "Wife of L. Hill"
"Aged 59Y 9M 13Ds"
[Rest of inscription illegible in photo]
27 Click for photo of tombstone Source: WVCPA volunteer and Hill family researcher, Rick Hill
Little Elijah 20 June 1822 14 June 1890 "Aged 67Y. 11M. 24D."
"Farewell dear wife and children all, From you a father Christ doth call"
39 Click for photo of tombstone
Click for photo of tombstone
Source: WVCPA volunteer and Hill family researcher, Rick Hill
Little Infant 11 October 1910 13 October 1910 "Infant Dau. of J. & M.F. Little" 40 Click for photo of tombstone Source: WVCPA volunteer and Hill family researcher, Rick Hill
Little Iona 10 July 1866 31 December 1883 "Dau. of E. & M. Little"
"Aged 17Y. 5M. 21D."
"To Thy cross I cling"
37 Click for photo of tombstone Source: WVCPA volunteer and Hill family researcher, Rick Hill
Little Joel February 1870   [Husband and wife - shared stone 42 Click for photo of tombstone
Click for photo of tombstone

Click for photo of tombstone
Source: WVCPA volunteer and Hill family researcher, Rick Hill
Little Mary Frances 12 November 1884  
Little Joel R. 1915 1975   43 Click for photo of tombstone Source: WVCPA volunteer and Hill family researcher, Rick Hill
Little Lugiana 6 October 1882 3 July 1887 "Son of E. & C.J. Little"
"Aged 4Y 8M 28Ds"
"Sleep on in thy beauty thou sweet angel child"
1 Click for photo of tombstone Source: WVCPA volunteer and Hill family researcher, Rick Hill
Little Mary 10 August 1827 23 January 1909   38 Click for photo of tombstone
Click for photo of tombstone
Source: WVCPA volunteer and Hill family researcher, Rick Hill
Little Oliver H. 26 November 1851 23 January 1855 "Son of E. & M. Little"
"Aged 3Y. 1M. 27D."
"At Rest"
35 Click for photo of tombstone Source: WVCPA volunteer and Hill family researcher, Rick Hill
Little Pamela Jane 4 July 1952 10 March 2001   44 Click for photo of tombstone Source: WVCPA volunteer and Hill family researcher, Rick Hill
Little Parkerson C. 23 January 1850 24 May 1867 "Son of E. & M. Little"
"Aged 17Y. 4M. 1D."
"To Thy cross I cling"
36 Click for photo of tombstone Source: WVCPA volunteer and Hill family researcher, Rick Hill
Little Roy 4 October 1913 15 October 1918 "Gone to be an angel" 41 Click for photo of tombstone Source: WVCPA volunteer and Hill family researcher, Rick Hill
Parsons C. Oral 22 November 1891 14 February 1892 "Son of J.B. & H.B. Parsons"
"Aged 2M. 22D."
45 Click for photo of tombstone Source: WVCPA volunteer and Hill family researcher, Rick Hill
Parsons Hannaher E. 18 December 1851 10 June 1853 "Dau. of A.F. & P. Parsons"
"Aged 17M 23Ds"
4 Click for photo of tombstone Source: WVCPA volunteer and Hill family researcher, Rick Hill
Parsons Nancy B. 6 January 1862 27 April 1890 "Wife of J.B. Parsons"
"Aged 28Y. 3M. 21D."
46 Click for photo of tombstone Source: WVCPA volunteer and Hill family researcher, Rick Hill
Sayre Wesley     "Aged 32 Years" 33 Click for photo of tombstone Source: WVCPA volunteer and Hill family researcher, Rick Hill
Shinn Charles M. 15 June 1863 9 March 1883 "Son of J. & E. Shinn"
"Aged 19Y. 8M. 24D."
[Rest of inscription illegible in photo]
2 Click for photo of tombstone Source: WVCPA volunteer and Hill family researcher, Rick Hill
Shinn Samuel 16 December 1868 3 April 1904 "Aged 35Y 3M 18Ds"
[Rest of inscription illegible in photo]
3 Click for photo of tombstone Source: WVCPA volunteer and Hill family researcher, Rick Hill
Simmons Ezra C. 1906 1909   17 Click for photo of tombstone Source: WVCPA volunteer and Hill family researcher, Rick Hill
Simmons Infant Daughter 1912 1912   16 Click for photo of tombstone Source: WVCPA volunteer and Hill family researcher, Rick Hill
Simmons Samuel F. 1876 1919   15 Click for photo of tombstone Source: WVCPA volunteer and Hill family researcher, Rick Hill
Stewart Elisha 6 February 1830 16 February 1916 [Husband and wife - shared stone]

"His Wife"

23 Click for photo of tombstone
Click for photo of tombstone
Source: WVCPA volunteer and Hill family researcher, Rick Hill
Stewart Marthela M. 15 November 1833 3 April 1911
Stewart Samantha     [Shared stone]

"Aged 9Y. 8M. 17D."

24 Click for photo of tombstone
Click for photo of tombstone
Source: WVCPA volunteer and Hill family researcher, Rick Hill
Stewart Sarah E. 21 January 1874 7 October 1883
Unidentified Stones:
Image 11         5 Click for photo of tombstone Source: WVCPA volunteer and Hill family researcher, Rick Hill
Image 13         7 Click for photo of tombstone Source: WVCPA volunteer and Hill family researcher, Rick Hill
Image 14         8 Click for photo of tombstone Source: WVCPA volunteer and Hill family researcher, Rick Hill
Image 15         9 Click for photo of tombstone Source: WVCPA volunteer and Hill family researcher, Rick Hill
Image 17         21 Click for photo of tombstone Source: WVCPA volunteer and Hill family researcher, Rick Hill
Image 16         22 Click for photo of tombstone Source: WVCPA volunteer and Hill family researcher, Rick Hill
Image 26         28 Click for photo of tombstone Source: WVCPA volunteer and Hill family researcher, Rick Hill
Image 25         29 Click for photo of tombstone Source: WVCPA volunteer and Hill family researcher, Rick Hill
Image 24         30 Click for photo of tombstone Source: WVCPA volunteer and Hill family researcher, Rick Hill
Image 41         34 Click for photo of tombstone Source: WVCPA volunteer and Hill family researcher, Rick Hill

 

Comments: 

     

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.

The Marshall Casto home mentioned in the directions above, is the prior home of Wm. & Mary (Harrison) Barnette (mid-1800s), Doc Kessel (early-1900s), Samuel & Lucy Belle (Casto) Simmons (early-1900s) alongside what was once a doctor's office and the post office in Rockcastle (still sporting the historic Rockcastle post office sign, where Marshall's mother Minnie was the postmistress for 22 years).

On the date of the last visit to this cemetery in October 2005 by WVCPA volunteer Rick Hill, he reported that it was well fenced and all in all in fair to good shape.

Click on plot map diagram below to view grave locations in this cemetery:

Shinn Cemetery Plot Map  Shinn Cemetery, Jackson Co., WV   Shinn Cemetery, Jackson Co., WV

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