West Virginia Cemetery Preservation Association

Cemetery Reading

Cemetery Name:

Clifton Hill, a.k.a. Old Clifton


Clifton Hill Cemetery, Mason Co., WV Clifton Hill Cemetery, Mason Co., WV Clifton Hill Cemetery, Mason Co., WV Clifton Hill Cemetery, Mason Co., WV

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County: Mason
USGS Quad: Cheshire
Coordinates: 38.9954N  -82.0344W
Maintained by: Unknown
Land owner: Unknown
Date added to WVCPA register: April 2005
Condition of cemetery**: Poor (April 2005)
Accessibility: Located on the hill above Clifton. Easily accessible gravel road to the cemetery, and relatively even ground.  Some hills, and could be a little slippery walking in the cemetery after a rain - use caution in such conditions. To get to the cemetery, take the gravel road that turns off along the Blue Goose pond.  Follow the road about a quarter mile to the fork in the road.  The cemetery entrance will be on your left at the fork.

** 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:

Anderson James A., Jr. 14 February 1919 27 March 1988 "PFC US ARMY WORLD WAR II"
[Husband and wife - shared stone]
Click for photo of tombstone
Click for photo of tombstone
Source: WVCPA reading of the cemetery in April 2005
Anderson Lora V. 24 November 1925 27 February 1996
Banks Andrew O. 1863 1888     Source: 'Mason County, W.Va. Cemetery Inscriptions', Machir & Burdette
Banks Edward 1849 1888     Source: 'Mason County, W.Va. Cemetery Inscriptions', Machir & Burdette
Banks Elizabeth 1826 1904     Source: 'Mason County, W.Va. Cemetery Inscriptions', Machir & Burdette
Banks Joshua 1819 1898     Source: 'Mason County, W.Va. Cemetery Inscriptions', Machir & Burdette
Birchfield George Edward 29 April 1923 27 December 1924     Source: 'Mason County, W.Va. Cemetery Inscriptions', Machir & Burdette
Birchfield Sarah 20 January 1844 2 December 1928     Source: 'Mason County, W.Va. Cemetery Inscriptions', Machir & Burdette
Blair Sarah F. 15 May 1866 7 August 1931     Source: 'Mason County, W.Va. Cemetery Inscriptions', Machir & Burdette
Blake Artley E. 1891 1986   Click for photo of tombstone Source: WVCPA reading of the cemetery in April 2005
Blake Benton Wesley 11 October 1904 23 March 1976     Source: Family researcher, supported by 'Mason County, W.Va. Cemetery Inscriptions', Machir & Burdette
Blake Burland Edward 2 September 1914 23 March 1976   Click for photo of tombstone Source: Family researcher, supported by 'Mason County, W.Va. Cemetery Inscriptions', Machir & Burdette
Blake Bessie Mae 28 December 1895 November 1973   Click for photo of tombstone Source: WVCPA reading of the cemetery in April 2005
Blake Ernest E. 15 May 1920 29 October 1970   Click for photo of tombstone Source: WVCPA reading of the cemetery and 'Mason County, W.Va. Cemetery Inscriptions', Machir & Burdette
Blake Francis Esther "Fannie" 2 February 1872 9 October 1960   Click for photo of tombstone Source: WVCPA reading of the cemetery and 'Mason County, W.Va. Cemetery Inscriptions', Machir & Burdette
Blake Garnet Marie 22 February 1924 15 August 1925     Source: 'Mason County, W.Va. Cemetery Inscriptions', Machir & Burdette
Blake Infant Male 21 December 1922 24 December 1922     Source: 'Mason County, W.Va. Cemetery Inscriptions', Machir & Burdette
Blake James Isaac 8 September 1866 3 April 1940   Click for photo of tombstone Source: Family researcher, supported by 'Mason County, W.Va. Cemetery Inscriptions', Machir & Burdette
Blake Julian Robert 11 March 1916 April 1918     Source: 'Mason County, W.Va. Cemetery Inscriptions', Machir & Burdette
Blake Marvin L. 14 September 1872 25 November 1956   Click for photo of tombstone Source: WVCPA reading of the cemetery and 'Mason County, W.Va. Cemetery Inscriptions', Machir & Burdette
Blake Oscar Lee 29 March 1896 28 December 1939 [Husband and wife - shared stone] Click for photo of tombstone Source: Family researcher, supported by 'Mason County, W.Va. Cemetery Inscriptions', Machir & Burdette
Blake Anna May 20 January 1897 July 1943
Blake Robert Dale 20 September 1928 4 July 2001   Click for photo of tombstone Source: WVCPA reading of the cemetery in April 2005
Blake Russell William 16 November 1901 5 September 1935   Click for photo of tombstone Source: Family researcher, supported by 'Mason County, W.Va. Cemetery Inscriptions', Machir & Burdette
Blake Shirley 9 May 1914 20 November 1931 "Gone But Not Forgotten" Click for photo of tombstone Source: WVCPA reading of the cemetery in April 2005
Blessing Lizzie 8 March 1906 29 March 1947     Source: 'Mason County, W.Va. Cemetery Inscriptions', Machir & Burdette
Carson Ada Frances 5 May 1924 29 December 1979   Click for photo of tombstone Source: WVCPA reading of the cemetery in April 2005
Cartwright Harry Albert 12 November 1900 17 June 1956   Click for photo of tombstone Source: WVCPA reading of the cemetery and 'Mason County, W.Va. Cemetery Inscriptions', Machir & Burdette
Cockran Haler     "CO G 13 W.VA. INF."   Source: 'Mason County, W.Va. Cemetery Inscriptions', Machir & Burdette
Collins Robert Lee 1871 14 November 1927     Source: 'Mason County, W.Va. Cemetery Inscriptions', Machir & Burdette
Crawford Samuel   1924     Source: 'Mason County, W.Va. Cemetery Inscriptions', Machir & Burdette
Cunningham John E. 20 April 1909 15 August 1934 [Shared stone] Click for photo of tombstone Source: WVCPA reading of the cemetery and 'Mason County, W.Va. Cemetery Inscriptions', Machir & Burdette
Cunningham Sherman 1866 1921
Cunningham Suella 1868 1942
Cunningham Theodore 28 August 1894 12 June 1928
Dailey Grover   March 1975 [Aged 89 years]   Source: 'Mason County, W.Va. Cemetery Inscriptions', Machir & Burdette
Daly Fred   1915     Source: 'Mason County, W.Va. Cemetery Inscriptions', Machir & Burdette
Daly Mrs. Fred   1915     Source: 'Mason County, W.Va. Cemetery Inscriptions', Machir & Burdette
Davis Betty J.   1924 [Shared stone] Click for photo of tombstone Source: WVCPA reading of the cemetery in April 2005
Davis Helen M.   1928
Davis Edith M. 1904 1947   Click for photo of tombstone Source: WVCPA reading of the cemetery in April 2005
Davis Harry A. 2 November 1923 2 March 1892 "Aged 16?Ys 5Ms 4Ds"
[Son of Harry and Edith (Duncan) Davis]
Click for photo of tombstone Source: WVCPA reading of the cemetery and 'Mason County, W.Va. Cemetery Inscriptions', Machir & Burdette
Davis Edward 7 March 1877 12 April 1964 [Son of William Davis and Betty Johnson]
[Husband and wife - shared stone]
[Dau of Abel Hysell and Arilla Ann Johnson]
Click for photo of tombstone Source: WVCPA reading of the cemetery and 'Mason County, W.Va. Cemetery Inscriptions', Machir & Burdette
Davis Lillie Bell 11 August 1871 6 December 1936
Davis William H. 1854 1929 [Husband and wife - shared stone] Click for photo of tombstone Source: WVCPA reading of the cemetery in April 2005
Davis Bettie E. 1856 1934
Dodd James December 1864 10 January 1929 [Son of Wm. Dodd]   Source: 'Mason County, W.Va. Cemetery Inscriptions', Machir & Burdette
Dodd Wm. E.??     [Hard to make out the initials] Click for photo of tombstone Source: WVCPA reading of the cemetery in April 2005
Duncan Hattie J. 1882 1964   Click for photo of tombstone Source: WVCPA reading of the cemetery in April 2005
Duncan James Madison 1885 1928   Click for photo of tombstone Source: WVCPA reading of the cemetery in April 2005
Dunlap Clarice F. 6 April 1930 1988 [Dau. of Artley E. and Bessie Mae (Blair) Blake] Click for photo of tombstone Source: WVCPA reading of the cemetery and 'Mason County, W.Va. Cemetery Inscriptions', Machir & Burdette
Edwards James 1839 6 March 1892 "CO F 13 W.VA. INF" 
[Company Fifer]
[Aged 54 yrs 2 mos 24 days - son of James and Mary Edwards, husband of Mary Edwards]
Click for photo of tombstone Source: WVCPA reading of the cemetery and 'Mason County, W.Va. Cemetery Inscriptions', Machir & Burdette
Estep Herman Wade 1967 1967 [Son of Herman Estep]   Source: 'Mason County, W.Va. Cemetery Inscriptions', Machir & Burdette
Estep Michael Ray 7 September 1954 15 September 1954 [Son of Charles & Verna E. (Hughes) Estep] Click for photo of tombstone Source: WVCPA reading of the cemetery and 'Mason County, W.Va. Cemetery Inscriptions', Machir & Burdette
Estep Pearl 17 February 1905 28 February 1976 [Son of Pleasant Lee Estep and Sarah J. (Birchfield) Estep]
[Husband and wife - shared stone]
[Dau of James and Susan (Price) Young]
Click for photo of tombstone Source: WVCPA reading of the cemetery and 'Mason County, W.Va. Cemetery Inscriptions', Machir & Burdette
Estep Anna Mae 17 July 1896 1988
Estep Verna Esther 1 September 1963 7 May 1964 [Dau of Charles H. & Verna E. (Hughes) Estep] Click for photo of tombstone Source: WVCPA reading of the cemetery and 'Mason County, W.Va. Cemetery Inscriptions', Machir & Burdette
Estep William H. 22 October 1899 21 October 1972 [Son of Lou Estep & Sarah (Birchfield) Estep, husband of Mary (Young) Estep]
[Husband and wife - shared stone]
[Dau. Of James Wilbur and Jennie (Roush) Young, wife of Wm. Estep]
Click for photo of tombstone Source: WVCPA reading of the cemetery and 'Mason County, W.Va. Cemetery Inscriptions', Machir & Burdette
Estep Mary Elizabeth 9 June 1905 October 1973
Estep Willie Robert 19 November 1929 15 March 1980 "PFC US ARMY KOREA"
[William, son of Wm. And Mary (Young) Estep]
Click for photo of tombstone Source: WVCPA reading of the cemetery and 'Mason County, W.Va. Cemetery Inscriptions', Machir & Burdette
Fitchpatrick Colonel, Jr. 1905 19__ [Shared stone]
[Dau of Mose Boyd and Alice George]
Click for photo of tombstone Source: WVCPA reading of the cemetery and 'Mason County, W.Va. Cemetery Inscriptions', Machir & Burdette
Fitchpatrick Lula J. 10 September 1901 11 December 1975
Fitzpatrick Donald 1932 1999   Click for photo of tombstone Source: WVCPA reading of the cemetery in April 2005
Fitzpatrick Mary Lynn 1969 1969     Source: 'Mason County, W.Va. Cemetery Inscriptions', Machir & Burdette
Fitzpatrick Rachel         Source: 'Mason County, W.Va. Cemetery Inscriptions', Machir & Burdette
Garby Ida May 19 September 1868 17 March 1902 "Mother" Click for photo of tombstone Source: WVCPA reading of the cemetery in April 2005
Gardner John J.     "CO B 4 W.VA. INF" Click for photo of tombstone Source: WVCPA reading of the cemetery in April 2005
Goble Eugene R. 21 April 1935 27 April 1935 [Son of David Goble and Pauline Smith]   Source: 'Mason County, W.Va. Cemetery Inscriptions', Machir & Burdette
Goble Nora Ann 11 April 1938 27 September 1938 [Dau of David Goble and Pauline Smith]   Source: 'Mason County, W.Va. Cemetery Inscriptions', Machir & Burdette
Hall Harry 1905 1926   Click for photo of tombstone Source: WVCPA reading of the cemetery in April 2005
Hall Ida 24 September 1871 2 January 1930     Source: 'Mason County, W.Va. Cemetery Inscriptions', Machir & Burdette
Hall James 30 September 1857 13 December 1925 [Son of Francis M. and Martha S. (McMaig) Hall]   Source: 'Mason County, W.Va. Cemetery Inscriptions', Machir & Burdette
Hall Sylvia 20 July 1907 2 October 1928 [Dau of James Hall and Ida (Woods) Hall] Click for photo of tombstone Source: WVCPA reading of the cemetery in April 2005
Hicks Sadie Belle   18 June 1845 [Aged 18Y 11M 5D] Click for photo of tombstone Source: WVCPA reading of the cemetery and 'Mason County, W.Va. Cemetery Inscriptions', Machir & Burdette
Hudson Carrie 1897 1921   Click for photo of tombstone Source: WVCPA reading of the cemetery in April 2005
Hysel Harry B.   30 November 1890 "Son of A.& A. Hysel"
"Aged 7Y 7M 16D"
[Can't make out rest of inscription]
Click for photo of tombstone Source: WVCPA reading of the cemetery in April 2005
Jeffers Carl L. 20 October 1921 14 July 1977 "SGT US ARMY WORLD WAR II" Click for photo of tombstone Source: WVCPA reading of the cemetery in April 2005
Jeffers Donna J.   21 May 1938   Click for photo of tombstone Source: WVCPA reading of the cemetery in April 2005
Jeffers Homer L. 1926 16 January 2008 [Homer's death date from his obituary in the Pt. Pleasant Register Jan. 17, 2008]
[Husband and wife - shared stone]
Click for photo of tombstone Source: WVCPA reading of the cemetery in April 2005
Jeffers Alma M. "Sis" 1933 1999
Johnson Carl E. 1898 1932 "Father"   Source: 'Mason County, W.Va. Cemetery Inscriptions', Machir & Burdette
Kimes Arthur Benjamin Franklin 28 February 1900 December 1974 [Son of Victoria Caroline (Kidder) Kimes & Dwight Montague Kimes, husband of Lucille]   Source: 'Mason County, W.Va. Cemetery Inscriptions', Machir & Burdette
Kimes Lucille 14 July 1906 22 September 1960 [Dau of Charles Landers and Rosie (Terrell) Landers]   Source: 'Mason County, W.Va. Cemetery Inscriptions', Machir & Burdette
Knapp Don V. 26 December 1927 11 May 1987 "PFC US ARMY WORLD WAR II"
[Husband and wife - shared stone]
Click for photo of tombstone
Click for photo of tombstone
Source: WVCPA reading of the cemetery in April 2005
Knapp Edna M. "Coley" 12 April 1928 31 October 2000
Knapp Robert Vernon, Jr. 23 March 1976 7 March 1977 [Sons of Robert V. Knapp, Sr. and Marsha Lynn Murry] Click for photo of tombstone Source: WVCPA reading of the cemetery and 'Mason County, W.Va. Cemetery Inscriptions', Machir & Burdette
Knapp Steve C. 1977 1978
Lockett George 9 February 1850 7 January 1929 [Husband and wife - shared stone]
[Dau of Joseph Quimby]
Click for photo of tombstone
Click for photo of tombstone
Source: WVCPA reading of the cemetery and 'Mason County, W.Va. Cemetery Inscriptions', Machir & Burdette
Lockett Sarah Jane 11 April 1854 9 January 1929
McDaniel John 1829   "CO C 13 W.VA. INF"   Source: 'Mason County, W.Va. Cemetery Inscriptions', Machir & Burdette
Neal J.M.     "LIEUT CO 12 WVA CAV"
[POST 125 GAR]
Click for photo of tombstone Source: WVCPA reading of the cemetery and 'Mason County, W.Va. Cemetery Inscriptions', Machir & Burdette
Oliver Kate 1894 March 1981 [Dau of Wm. Russell Oliver and Harriett Russell Oliver]   Source: 'Mason County, W.Va. Cemetery Inscriptions', Machir & Burdette
Russell Edward D. 1868 1928 [Husband and wife - shared stone] Click for photo of tombstone Source: WVCPA reading of the cemetery in April 2005
Russell Mary A. 1865 1927
Russell Elizabeth 14 April 1897 11 July 1900 "Dau of W.H. & E.H. Russell" 
"Aged 3 Years 2 Months and 28 Days"
[Rest of the inscription illegible]
Click for photo of tombstone Source: WVCPA reading of the cemetery in April 2005
Russell Estelle B. 1864 1949 "Wife of W.R. Russell" Click for photo of tombstone Source: WVCPA reading of the cemetery in April 2005
Russell Harriet 1866 1922 "Wife of Wm. R. Russell" Click for photo of tombstone Source: WVCPA reading of the cemetery in April 2005
Russell John L. 9 August 1883 20 July 1940 [Son of Herman Russell and Kathryn Hudson] Click for photo of tombstone Source: WVCPA reading of the cemetery in April 2005
Russell William R. 12 February 1871 20 December 1949 [Son of Hiram Russell and Mary Russell] Click for photo of tombstone Source: WVCPA reading of the cemetery and 'Mason County, W.Va. Cemetery Inscriptions', Machir & Burdette
Sayre James A.   1957   Click for photo of tombstone Source: WVCPA reading of the cemetery in April 2005
Scarberry Bernard 4 October 1930 4 June 2009 [Bernard's death date from his obituary in the Pt. Pleasant Register June 6, 2009]
[Husband and wife - shared stone]
"Married Aug. 19, 1953"
Click for photo of tombstone Source: WVCPA reading of the cemetery in April 2005
Scarberry Francis Pearl 2 June 1935 17 March 1998
Smith Albert Ross 4 July 1879 5 January 1967 [Son of William Smith & Rachel Cremeans] Click for photo of tombstone Source: WVCPA reading of the cemetery and 'Mason County, W.Va. Cemetery Inscriptions', Machir & Burdette
Smith Baby         Source: 'Mason County, W.Va. Cemetery Inscriptions', Machir & Burdette
Smith Clarence B. (Doc) 26 December 1911 5 October 1973 [Son of Isaac & Florence (Whittaker) Smith - Mason F.D. marker] Click for photo of tombstone Source: WVCPA reading of the cemetery and 'Mason County, W.Va. Cemetery Inscriptions', Machir & Burdette
Smith F.F.         Source: 'Mason County, W.Va. Cemetery Inscriptions', Machir & Burdette
Smith Florence Abigale 13 April 1874 10 May 1959 [Dau of Lewis T. Whittaker & L. Stover] Click for photo of tombstone Source: WVCPA reading of the cemetery and 'Mason County, W.Va. Cemetery Inscriptions', Machir & Burdette
Smith Isaac Vincent 10 July 1867 22 July 1952 [Son of William L. Smith, Aged 85Y 5Ms 12Ds] Click for photo of tombstone Source: WVCPA reading of the cemetery and 'Mason County, W.Va. Cemetery Inscriptions', Machir & Burdette
Smith J.L.         Source: 'Mason County, W.Va. Cemetery Inscriptions', Machir & Burdette
Smith James G. 1915 1964 [Husband and wife - shared stone] Click for photo of tombstone Source: WVCPA reading of the cemetery in April 2005
Smith Marie 1918  
Smith K.W.       Click for photo of tombstone Source: WVCPA reading of the cemetery in April 2005
Smith Martha V. 1889 1969   Click for photo of tombstone Source: WVCPA reading of the cemetery in April 2005
Smith Rachel Jane 1839 1929 [Unmarked grave, dau of Preston & Anna Eliza Conneaur]   Source: 'Mason County, W.Va. Cemetery Inscriptions', Machir & Burdette
Smith Ray L. 10 March 1948 23 August 1948 [Son of Lawrence & Reba (Mahffa) Smith]   Source: 'Mason County, W.Va. Cemetery Inscriptions', Machir & Burdette
Smith Ulissis F. 28 February 1885 15 March 1957 "WEST VIRGINIA PVT 9 FIELD B.N. SIG. C. WORLD WAR I" Click for photo of tombstone Source: WVCPA reading of the cemetery in April 2005
Tate Cassie 1897 1929 [Shared stone]


[Dau of William VanMeter and Delilah Lewis]

Click for photo of tombstone Source: WVCPA reading of the cemetery and 'Mason County, W.Va. Cemetery Inscriptions', Machir & Burdette
Tate Robert L. 1866 1909
Tate Ruth V. 14 November 1858 8 January 1936
Tolliver Donna Lou 19 November 1939 19 November 1939 [Dau of A.B. Tolliver and Mary Blake] Click for photo of tombstone Source: WVCPA reading of the cemetery and 'Mason County, W.Va. Cemetery Inscriptions', Machir & Burdette
VanMatre Andrew 1901 1919 [Son of Harry & Clide Mae (Chapman) VanMatre]   Source: 'Mason County, W.Va. Cemetery Inscriptions', Machir & Burdette
VanMatre Bessie   April 1923     Source: 'Mason County, W.Va. Cemetery Inscriptions', Machir & Burdette
VanMeter Carl F.       Click for photo of tombstone Source: WVCPA reading of the cemetery in April 2005
VanMeter Edward     [CO ___ WVA ____ (along road in underbrush - couldn't get to in 1967 reading by Machir)]   Source: 'Mason County, W.Va. Cemetery Inscriptions', Machir & Burdette
VanMeter Leonard     "CO F 13 DIV INF"   Source: 'Mason County, W.Va. Cemetery Inscriptions', Machir & Burdette
VanMeter Louisa 1832 30 November 1928     Source: Family researcher, Patty Blake Lane - great-granddaughter of Louisa VanMeter
VanMeter Oliver P. 1888 1964 "Father"
[Husband and wife - shared stone]
"Mother"
Click for photo of tombstone Source: WVCPA reading of the cemetery in April 2005
VanMeter Clara Varian 1894 1962
VanMeter Oliver Perry, Jr. (Buddy) 14 August 1911 3 April 1924 [Son of Oliver & Clara (Varian) VanMeter] Click for photo of tombstone Source: WVCPA reading of the cemetery and 'Mason County, W.Va. Cemetery Inscriptions', Machir & Burdette
Vargu George 1928 1982   Click for photo of tombstone Source: WVCPA reading of the cemetery in April 2005
Varian Bertha       Click for photo of tombstone Source: WVCPA reading of the cemetery and 'Mason County, W.Va. Cemetery Inscriptions', Machir & Burdette
Varian Charles G.
1899 1981 [Son of Charles & Cora, husband of Eva] Click for photo of tombstone Source: WVCPA reading of the cemetery and 'Mason County, W.Va. Cemetery Inscriptions', Machir & Burdette
Varian Eva Virginia 6 September 1899 23 January 1977 [Husband and wife - shared stone]
"Precious Lord Take My Hand"
[Dau of E.H. Stewart & Ella Rouch]
Varian Charlie       Click for photo of tombstone Source: WVCPA reading of the cemetery in April 2005
Varian Clara 13 August 1897 December 1973 [Dau of Appie Manley & Eli Butcher, wife of Daniel Varian]   Source: Manley family researcher, R. White
Varian Cora (Smith)       Click for photo of tombstone Source: WVCPA reading of the cemetery in April 2005
Varian Daniel   4 January 1922 "CO B 2 W.VA. CAV"
[Age 85]
Click for photo of tombstone Source: WVCPA reading of the cemetery and 'Mason County, W.Va. Cemetery Inscriptions', Machir & Burdette
Varian Esther (Chafpine)     [Uncertain on maiden name - can anyone verify this for us?] Click for photo of tombstone Source: WVCPA reading of the cemetery in April 2005
Varian Frank Harvy 6 October 1888 16 June 1955 [Son of Charles Varian and Cora A. Smith] Click for photo of tombstone Source: WVCPA reading of the cemetery and 'Mason County, W.Va. Cemetery Inscriptions', Machir & Burdette
Varian Harry Thomas 11 September 1927 31 May 1991 "US ARMY KOREA"
[Husband and wife - shared stone]
Click for photo of tombstone
Click for photo of tombstone
Source: WVCPA reading of the cemetery in April 2005
Varian Leona 6 July 1923 20 November 1992
Varian Mary     "Daughter of Charlie & Cora" Click for photo of tombstone Source: WVCPA reading of the cemetery in April 2005
Varian Pearl     "daughter of Bertha" Click for photo of tombstone Source: WVCPA reading of the cemetery in April 2005
Varian Pearl Jean 12 January 1944 10 February 1944 "Infant daughter of Charles & Eva Varian" Click for photo of tombstone Source: WVCPA reading of the cemetery in April 2005
Varian William E., Jr. "Bubby" 19 September 1964 17 January 1986 "Beloved son and brother" 
[Son of Wm. E. and Dreama B. (Peck) Varian]

"SP4 US ARMY"
Click for photo of tombstone
Click for photo of tombstone
Source: WVCPA reading of the cemetery and 'Mason County, W.Va. Cemetery Inscriptions', Machir & Burdette
Varian William E., Sr. "Eddie" 25 April 1941 19 August 1997 "Beloved Father"
[Husband and wife - shared stone]
"Beloved Mother"
Click for photo of tombstone Source: WVCPA reading of the cemetery in April 2005
Varian Dreama Gail 27 April 1943 10 August 1997
Walker Lillian Hall 22 October 1899 23 November 1977 [Twin sister to William Estep, dau of Lou & Sarah (Birchfield) Estep] Click for photo of tombstone Source: WVCPA reading of the cemetery and 'Mason County, W.Va. Cemetery Inscriptions', Machir & Burdette
Walters Lera Zona Joey 23 January 1948 22 December 1993 "You are the wind beneath my wings"
"Psalm 23 The Lord is my Shepherd"
Click for photo of tombstone
Click for photo of tombstone
Source: WVCPA reading of the cemetery in April 2005
Wheeler Harry R. 1921 1923   Click for photo of tombstone Source: WVCPA reading of the cemetery in April 2005
Wheeler Harry Ray 5 July 1944 9 July 1944   Click for photo of tombstone Source: WVCPA reading of the cemetery in April 2005
Wheeler Shirley R. 18 April 1927 5 November 1928 [Son of William and Addie (Tate) Wheeler] Click for photo of tombstone Source: WVCPA reading of the cemetery and 'Mason County, W.Va. Cemetery Inscriptions', Machir & Burdette
Wheeler William H. 31 January 1881 1975 [Son of John & Letha (Cochran) Wheeler, husband of Addie]   Source: 'Mason County, W.Va. Cemetery Inscriptions', Machir & Burdette
Wheeler Woodrow W. 1916 1918   Click for photo of tombstone Source: WVCPA reading of the cemetery in April 2005
Willaman Barbara J. 23 July 1946 26 December 1999   Click for photo of tombstone Source: WVCPA reading of the cemetery in April 2005
Zimmerman Charles M. 4 November 1929 23 October 1994 "PFC US MARINE CORPS KOREA" Click for photo of tombstone Source: WVCPA reading of the cemetery in April 2005
[Image029]       [Illegible - possibly a Varian?] Click for photo of tombstone Source: WVCPA reading of the cemetery in April 2005
[Image095 & Image 096]       [Illegible] Click for photo of tombstone
Click for photo of tombstone
Source: WVCPA reading of the cemetery in April 2005
Probable Burials:
VanMeter Louisa   2 December 1928 [Aged nearly 100 - probable burial]   Source: 'Mason County, W.Va. Cemetery Inscriptions', Machir & Burdette
Woods William H. 17 November 1837 10 June 1932 [Aged 99Y 6M 24Ds - probable burial]   Source: 'Mason County, W.Va. Cemetery Inscriptions', Machir & Burdette
The following are unmarked or marked with fieldstones and unidentified, per 1967 reading of cemetery:
1 infant     near Cassie Tate   Source: 'Mason County, W.Va. Cemetery Inscriptions', Machir & Burdette
1 old concrete marker     near Martha Smith's grave Click for photo of tombstone Source: WVCPA reading of the cemetery and 'Mason County, W.Va. Cemetery Inscriptions', Machir & Burdette
1 unmarked      by Edith Davis' grave   Source: 'Mason County, W.Va. Cemetery Inscriptions', Machir & Burdette
1 wooden marker     near John Gardner's grave Click for photo of tombstone Source: WVCPA reading of the cemetery in April 2005
2 unmarked     near John Cunningham   Source: 'Mason County, W.Va. Cemetery Inscriptions', Machir & Burdette
2 unmarked     near Harry Cartwright grave   Source: 'Mason County, W.Va. Cemetery Inscriptions', Machir & Burdette
2 unmarked     near James G. Smith grave   Source: 'Mason County, W.Va. Cemetery Inscriptions', Machir & Burdette
2 unmarked     beside Ida May Garby   Source: 'Mason County, W.Va. Cemetery Inscriptions', Machir & Burdette
2 unmarked     inside fence near Ida May Garby   Source: 'Mason County, W.Va. Cemetery Inscriptions', Machir & Burdette
2 worn funeral markers     near Lucille King grave   Source: 'Mason County, W.Va. Cemetery Inscriptions', Machir & Burdette
3 unmarked     by Sarah Jane Lockett's grave   Source: 'Mason County, W.Va. Cemetery Inscriptions', Machir & Burdette
3 unmarked     near Mr. & Mrs. Fred Daly's graves   Source: 'Mason County, W.Va. Cemetery Inscriptions', Machir & Burdette
3 unmarked in line     near John McDaniel's grave   Source: 'Mason County, W.Va. Cemetery Inscriptions', Machir & Burdette
3 unmarked with stones     near Carl Johnson   Source: 'Mason County, W.Va. Cemetery Inscriptions', Machir & Burdette
4 posts with initial "E." marking plot containing 6 unmarked graves   Source: 'Mason County, W.Va. Cemetery Inscriptions', Machir & Burdette
4 unmarked     near Cassie Tate   Source: 'Mason County, W.Va. Cemetery Inscriptions', Machir & Burdette
4 unmarked in line     near J.M. Neal grave   Source: 'Mason County, W.Va. Cemetery Inscriptions', Machir & Burdette
5 unmarked     in front of Ida May Garby   Source: 'Mason County, W.Va. Cemetery Inscriptions', Machir & Burdette
5 unmarked in line     near Haler Cockran's grave   Source: 'Mason County, W.Va. Cemetery Inscriptions', Machir & Burdette
6 unmarked     near Harry Hall's grave Click for photo of tombstone
Click for photo of tombstone
Source: 'Mason County, W.Va. Cemetery Inscriptions', Machir & BurdetteSource: WVCPA reading of the cemetery in April 2005
6 unmarked     near Daniel Varian's grave   Source: 'Mason County, W.Va. Cemetery Inscriptions', Machir & Burdette
6 unmarked - "appears to be based on mounds" near Edward VanMeter grave   Source: 'Mason County, W.Va. Cemetery Inscriptions', Machir & Burdette
6 wooden slabs     beside Lucille King grave   Source: 'Mason County, W.Va. Cemetery Inscriptions', Machir & Burdette
9 unmarked      beside Helen Davis' grave   Source: 'Mason County, W.Va. Cemetery Inscriptions', Machir & Burdette
Burials listed as being in Clifton according to Mason Co. Death Records, presumed to be at Clifton Hill:
Billingsly Arthur   4 July 1896 age 4 mos , son of Richard and Cora Billingsly   Source: 'Mason County, W.Va. Cemetery Inscriptions', Machir & Burdette
Bunk David   13 January 1893 age 2 mos 20 days   Source: 'Mason County, W.Va. Cemetery Inscriptions', Machir & Burdette
Carpenter Clyde   13 July 1894 age 18 yrs 9 mos 21 days   Source: 'Mason County, W.Va. Cemetery Inscriptions', Machir & Burdette
Cartwright Infant male 29 March 1923 29 March 1923 son of Herman & Jessie (VanMeter) Cartwright   Source: 'Mason County, W.Va. Cemetery Inscriptions', Machir & Burdette
Fox Elizabeth   11 June 1890 age 1 yr 3 mos 1 day   Source: 'Mason County, W.Va. Cemetery Inscriptions', Machir & Burdette
Garvy Annie D.   23 July 1888 age 10 yrs 1 mo 13 days   Source: 'Mason County, W.Va. Cemetery Inscriptions', Machir & Burdette
Gillis Anna 1822 7 June 1902 dau of Richard and Isabel Draper, wife of Thomas Gillis   Source: 'Mason County, W.Va. Cemetery Inscriptions', Machir & Burdette
Harris Francis   17 July 1902 age 45 yrs 5 mos 17 days, wife of John Harris, dau of Daniel & Sarah Oliver   Source: 'Mason County, W.Va. Cemetery Inscriptions', Machir & Burdette
Hudson Eddie B. 1897 26 November 1900 age 3 yrs, son of Neal & Virginia Hudson   Source: 'Mason County, W.Va. Cemetery Inscriptions', Machir & Burdette
Hysel Harry Robert   30 November 1890 age 7 yrs 6 mos 17 days son of A. & A. Hysel   Source: 'Mason County, W.Va. Cemetery Inscriptions', Machir & Burdette
Johnson Infant male 3 February 1934   son of Fred & Lucy (VanMeter) Johnson   Source: 'Mason County, W.Va. Cemetery Inscriptions', Machir & Burdette
Knight Ephriam   3 June 1896 age 1 mo 11 days, son of J.B. & Lucy Knight   Source: 'Mason County, W.Va. Cemetery Inscriptions', Machir & Burdette
Knopp Georgia E.     age 1 mo, 7 days, dau of M.P. & M.E. Knopp   Source: 'Mason County, W.Va. Cemetery Inscriptions', Machir & Burdette
Neal Flossie 26 October 1888 13 February 1935 dau of Joseph Bass & Corilla Zirkle   Source: 'Mason County, W.Va. Cemetery Inscriptions', Machir & Burdette
Neal John W.   5 December 1897 age 72 years, husband of Flora Neal   Source: 'Mason County, W.Va. Cemetery Inscriptions', Machir & Burdette
Oliver Carl   11 March 1897 age 2 mos, son of C.J. & Zetta Oliver   Source: 'Mason County, W.Va. Cemetery Inscriptions', Machir & Burdette
Oliver George D. 1882 15 March 1902 age 20 yrs, son of George W. & Hattie Oliver   Source: 'Mason County, W.Va. Cemetery Inscriptions', Machir & Burdette
See James E.   7 December 1897 age 1 mos 2 days   Source: 'Mason County, W.Va. Cemetery Inscriptions', Machir & Burdette
Smith Infant (twin) 3 October 1899 3 October 1899     Source: 'Mason County, W.Va. Cemetery Inscriptions', Machir & Burdette
Smith Infant (twin) 3 October 1899 3 October 1899     Source: 'Mason County, W.Va. Cemetery Inscriptions', Machir & Burdette
Ward Infant   6 January 1897 child of Wilson & Catherine Ward   Source: 'Mason County, W.Va. Cemetery Inscriptions', Machir & Burdette
Wheeler John 30 August 1830 30 August 1909 in Meigs Co.   Source: 'Mason County, W.Va. Cemetery Inscriptions', Machir & Burdette

 

Comments: Dates or names 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.

At one time this was perhaps a very fine cemetery, but has sadly fallen into much disrepair.  When a WVCPA team visited this cemetery in April 2005, there were several piles of recent garbage in the parking area, and much of that had been strewn by the wind or animals across the cemetery.  There was even a broken down old car left on what appeared to be a portion of the cemetery land.  It looked like it was being lived in, and we chose not to approach it on our own.  A handful of plots were fairly well-maintained (as seen on the photos), but there were also many that had become totally overgrown with vines and other underbrush so that it was virtually impossible to get to graves whose tombstones could be seen peeking through the vegetation.  It's hard to know how many more that could not be seen at all.

Work completed under auspices of WVCPA: After conducting a photo survey of visible and accessible tombstones, we met with the Mason County coordinator for the ongoing AmeriCorps cemetery clean-up project and let her know the condition we had found Clifton Hill in.  After that conversation, there was hope that the team might be able to acquire the equipment and time needed to do some intense clean up of this cemetery over the course of the summer of 2005.  If we hear any news from the team on this, we will post the updates on this site.

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