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Cemetery Name:

Arbuckle Presbyterian Church 

Arbuckle Presbyterian Church, Mason Co., WV  View from the cemetery back towards the church - WVCPA volunteers Arnie & Kitty Severn with Joel Duprey in the photo View of the cemetery, on the east side of the church building  Looking down the fenceline towards Waterloo Road behind the church, alongside the cemetery
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County: Mason
USGS Quad: Robertsburg
Coordinates: 38.7331N  -81.9108W
Maintained by: Not maintained
Land owner: Arbuckle Presbyterian Church Trustees
Date added to WVCPA register: October 2004
Condition of cemetery**: Abandoned (October 2004)
Accessibility: This cemetery is located on a thickly-wooded hill above the Waterloo/Smith Church Road in Union District.  From the road, it is a gentle 15-20 minute climb up an old roadbed through the woods. However, the road crosses private property and is usually blocked by a locked gate. Permission should be granted before entering by this route.  There used to be a path climbing up the hillside on church land directly between the road and the church and cemetery, starting close to the location of the old Arbuckle General Store (opposite the turn off for Capehart Road - now just a vacant lot), but the area is very overgrown now and not certain that the path could be found if you didn't know where to look for it. Once to the cemetery, the ground can be very uneven in spots.  Not recommended for those that are not sure of foot.
** 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:
Baker Virginia 19 March 1861 19 December 1933   Click for photo of tombstone Source: WVCPA reading of the cemetery
Childers Francis 20 April 1832 27 February 1908 "Father"
[Husband and wife - shared stone]
"Mother"
Click for photo of tombstone Source: WVCPA reading of the cemetery
Childers Lucinda 8 December 1829 11 September 1920
Childers Mary     "Dau. of F. and L. Childers" Click for photo of tombstone
Click for photo of tombstone
Source: WVCPA reading of the cemetery
Cossin B. J. 1878 13 September 1947 [Burwell J. Cossin - aged 68 years - son of George C. Cossin] Click for photo of tombstone Source: WVCPA reading of the cemetery in Oct. 2004, and as recorded in Mason Co. W.Va. Cemetery Inscriptions, Vol. III
Cossin C.J. 17 May 1885 9 January 1887 "Son of G. and M.E. Cossin"
"Aged 1Y 7M 23Ds"
Click for photo of tombstone Source: WVCPA reading of the cemetery in Oct. 2004, and as recorded in Mason Co. W.Va. Cemetery Inscriptions, Vol. III
Cossin Eli Allen 8 July 1876 3 January 1964 [Metal funeral home marker for Eli's grave]
[Husband and wife - shared stone - note: according to the McKinney family member that took us to this cemetery, the memorial flower boxes in the photo have been moved from another grave and do not belong on the Cossin graves - we chose not to move them, not knowing exactly where they do belong]
Click for photo of tombstone
Click for photo of tombstone
Source: WVCPA reading of the cemetery
Cossin Emma Lue 26 August 1879 13 April 1910
Cossin George C. 7 February 1844 19 December 1922 "10th REG. CO. D W.VA. V.I."
"He is not dead but sleepeth"
[Husband and wife - shared stone]
Click for photo of tombstone Source: WVCPA reading of the cemetery
Cossin Margaret E. 20 March 1852 1929
Cossin M.L.  7 December 1878 3 March 1908 "Wife of B.J. Cossin" 
"Age 29 years, 2 mos., 28 days"
"Dear Mother, in earth's thorny ___, How long thy ___ have ____, To find at last this peaceful rest, Safe in the arms of God"
[M. Lula (Smith) Cossin - field stones marking a grave to the left of Lula's and a grave between her grave and Burwell's]
Click for photo of tombstone Source: WVCPA reading of the cemetery
Fenimore Myrtle 25 December 1885 4 January 1888 "Dau. of George M. and Almira Fenimore"
"Aged 2 Ys. 10 Ds."
"Asleep in Jesus"
Click for photo of tombstone Source: WVCPA reading of the cemetery
Harris Charles 31 July 1856 6 January 1910 "Age 53 Yrs. 5 Mos. 5 Days." Click for photo of tombstone
Click for photo of tombstone
Source: WVCPA reading of the cemetery
Johnson James abt 1840 9 September 1864 [Co. D 1st W.Va. Inf. - in his 24th year]   Source: Reading of the cemetery in 1969 by Juanita Burdette, as recorded in Mason Co. W.Va. Cemetery Inscriptions, Vol. III
Lamb W.A.     "Co. O 6th W.VA. INF" Click for photo of tombstone Source: WVCPA reading of the cemetery
McKinney Homer     [Son of Ottie G. and Winnie Haught McKinney - no marker, but at one time there was a marker for child of Burwell & Flora McKinney whose body had been moved to Point Pleasant marking Homer's grave]   Source: WVCPA reading of the cemetery
Parsons Millard Filmore 17 November 1853 19 January 1928 [Son of Solomon and Lucinda DeWees Parsons - birth record lists him as 'Mildred'!, with birth date of Feb. 6, 1853 in Jackson Co., WV] Click for photo of tombstone Source: WVCPA reading of the cemetery
Slack Charles     [no marker found in October 2004]   Source: Reading of the cemetery in 1969 by Juanita Burdette, as recorded in Mason Co. W.Va. Cemetery Inscriptions, Vol. III
Slack Hanna 4 December 1882 30 January 1883 "Dau. of C.J. and L.J. Slack"
"Aged 1 Mos. 26 Ds."
Click for photo of tombstone Source: WVCPA reading of the cemetery
Slack Lucinda J. 9 June 1850 4 August 1903 "Wife of C.J. Slack" Click for photo of tombstone Source: WVCPA reading of the cemetery
Smith Infant 17 August 1890 10 October 1890 "Infant dau. of M.F. and S.M. Smith"
"Aged 1 Mo. 24 Ds."
Click for photo of tombstone Source: WVCPA reading of the cemetery
[Image 9]       [Unknown - no inscription remaining on either side of this stone - it is not known whose marker this is. Do any of our readers recognize this stone, located near the Eli and Emma Cossin graves?] Click for photo of tombstone Source: WVCPA reading of the cemetery
[Image 11]       [No inscription remaining on this marker - identity unknown] Click for photo of tombstone Source: WVCPA reading of the cemetery
Probable Burials:
Cossin George H. August 1903 6 November 1903 [Son of B.J. Cossin - 3 months of age]   Source: Reading of the cemetery in 1969 by Juanita Burdette, as recorded in Mason Co. W.Va. Cemetery Inscriptions, Vol. III
Harris Margaret July 1877 6 October 1877 [Dau. of Charles and Margaret Ellen Harris - aged 3 months]   Source: Reading of the cemetery in 1969 by Juanita Burdette, as recorded in Mason Co. W.Va. Cemetery Inscriptions, Vol. III

 

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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.

A page is also being developed highlighting the old Arbuckle Presbyterian Church, located adjacent to this cemetery.  Link to be added here soon!

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