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Cemetery Name:

Hill (at Elmwood) 


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

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County: Mason
USGS Quad: Elmwood
Coordinates: 38.6920N  -81.8446W
Maintained by: not maintained
Land owner: per 1960's, Wm. McDermitt (presumed still in family)
Date added to WVCPA register: October 2004
Condition of cemetery**: Fair (April 2005)
Accessibility: This cemetery is located on a knoll overlooking Mud Lick and the first farm after you pass Elmwood going up Tribble Road towards Tribble and Warner Chapel in Union District.  There is a ford across Mud Lick at that farm (the McDermitt farm per 2004), and a rough tractor path going up the hill to the left.  The cemetery is on the left as you come to the flat area at the top of the hill, where a gas well is now located. Access is best done on foot, parking your vehicle out at Tribble Road at the McDermitt place (only by permission, of course), as the ford can be extremely deep in mud for a vehicle with all the rain that WV has been having recently. We crossed it fine on foot, and the Mud Lick was only inches deep at that time.  Keep in mind that the creek can run very deep after a rain, so plan your visit according to the weather and after a fairly dry spell.  Out of courtesy, please be sure to ask permission of Mr. McDermitt before crossing his land or parking on it.
** 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:
Hill Roxey Anne   7 February 1855 [Dau of Thomas Cook & Amanda M. Hill - Aged 4 yrs]   Source: 'Mason County, W.Va. Cemetery Inscriptions' Vol. III - early documentation by J. Burdette & S. Donnelly
Hill George A.     "CO. K 13th W.VA. INF."
[Son of Allen & Minerva, husband of Emily Barnett Hill]
Click for photo of tombstone Source: Reading of the tombstone by WVCPA contributor and family researcher, Rick Hill, in March 2005
Hill Minerva Spraig   16 April 1871 "Wife of Allen T. Hill"
"Aged 56 yrs"
Click for photo of tombstone Source: Reading of the tombstone by WVCPA contributor and family researcher, Rick Hill, in March 2005
Medors Loiza 2 April 1871 25 August 1871 [Dau. of J.J. & M. Medors]
"Aged 4 mos 23 d"
Click for photo of tombstone Source: Reading of the tombstone by WVCPA contributor and family researcher, Rick Hill, in March 2005
McDermitt Infant son     [Infant son of Daniel McDermitt - grave marked by a cedar tree - no known stone marker]   Source: 'Mason County, W.Va. Cemetery Inscriptions' Vol. III - early documentation by J. Burdette & S. Donnelly
Snyder Thomas     [no marker - husband of Elizabeth]   Source: 'Mason County, W.Va. Cemetery Inscriptions' Vol. III - early documentation by J. Burdette & S. Donnelly
Presumed to be buried here, based on earlier research done by Rev. Shirley Donnelly:
        [Fieldstone marker present Oct. 2004] Click for photo of tombstone Source: WVCPA onsite research of this cemetery
        [Fieldstone marker present Oct. 2004] Click for photo of tombstone Source: WVCPA onsite research of this cemetery
Hill Allen   1859 [Husband of Sarah Hartshorn]   Source: 'Mason County, W.Va. Cemetery Inscriptions' Vol. III - early documentation by J. Burdette & S. Donnelly
Hill Amanda McClain     [Wife of Thomas C. Hill]   Source: 'Mason County, W.Va. Cemetery Inscriptions' Vol. III - early documentation by J. Burdette & S. Donnelly
Hill Thomas Cook         Source: 'Mason County, W.Va. Cemetery Inscriptions' Vol. III - early documentation by J. Burdette & S. Donnelly
Snyder A.B.   25 June 1881 [Dau. of Jos. & S. William, wife of J.E. Snyder - age 37 yrs]   Source: 'Mason County, W.Va. Cemetery Inscriptions' Vol. III - early documentation by J. Burdette & S. Donnelly
Snyder Harvey 6 June 1885 16 November 1899 [Son of John & M. Stover Snyder - age 14 yrs, 5 mo., 10 da.]   Source: 'Mason County, W.Va. Cemetery Inscriptions' Vol. III - early documentation by J. Burdette & S. Donnelly
Snyder Jane 9 June 1852 7 November 1896 [Dau. of George & Fannie Morris, wife of J.E. Snyder - aged 43 yrs, 4 mo., 28 da.]   Source: 'Mason County, W.Va. Cemetery Inscriptions' Vol. III - early documentation by J. Burdette & S. Donnelly

 

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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.

In the 1960's-70's, there were twenty-five marked graves in this cemetery, with many more possible though not marked.  This is a very old cemetery in the area, with burials possible from the early 1800's, based on the settlement in the area at the time. Even at the last survey of it in the late 1960's/early 1970's, it was quite deteriorated with age. Anyone with family records indicating that their family members were buried in this cemetery (family Bible or similar)? If so, do let us know and we will add those family members' names here, as there are certainly many more burials than we've been able to list here.

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