Arbuckle Presbyterian Church
|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.|
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|
|Childers||Francis||20 April 1832||27 February 1908||"Father"
[Husband and wife - shared stone]
|Childers||Lucinda||8 December 1829||11 September 1920|
|Childers||Mary||"Dau. of F. and L. Childers"||
|Cossin||B. J.||1878||13 September 1947||[Burwell J. Cossin - aged 68 years - son of George C. Cossin]|
|Cossin||C.J.||17 May 1885||9 January 1887||"Son of G. and
"Aged 1Y 7M 23Ds"
|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]
|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]
|Cossin||Margaret E.||20 March 1852||1929|
|Cossin||M.L.||7 December 1878||3 March 1908||"Wife of
"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]
|Fenimore||Myrtle||25 December 1885||4 January 1888||"Dau. of
George M. and Almira Fenimore"
"Aged 2 Ys. 10 Ds."
"Asleep in Jesus"
|Harris||Charles||31 July 1856||6 January 1910||"Age 53 Yrs. 5 Mos. 5 Days."||
|Johnson||James||abt 1840||9 September 1864||[Co. D 1st W.Va. Inf. - in his 24th year]|
|Lamb||W.A.||"Co. O 6th W.VA. INF"|
|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]|
|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]|
|Slack||Charles||[no marker found in October 2004]|
|Slack||Hanna||4 December 1882||30 January 1883||"Dau. of
and L.J. Slack"
"Aged 1 Mos. 26 Ds."
|Slack||Lucinda J.||9 June 1850||4 August 1903||"Wife of C.J. Slack"|
|Smith||Infant||17 August 1890||10 October 1890||"Infant
dau. of M.F. and S.M. Smith"
"Aged 1 Mo. 24 Ds."
|[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?]|
|[Image 11]||[No inscription remaining on this marker - identity unknown]|
|Cossin||George H.||August 1903||6 November 1903||[Son of B.J. Cossin - 3 months of age]|
|Harris||Margaret||July 1877||6 October 1877||[Dau. of Charles and Margaret Ellen Harris - aged 3 months]|
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!
Updated: 07 September 2012