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Cemetery Name:

Jarrett Hill 


Jarrett Hill Cemetery, Mason County, WV  Jarrett Hill Cemetery, Mason County, WV

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County: Mason
USGS Quad: Elmwood
Coordinates: near 38.7353N  -81.8052W
Maintained by: Not maintained
Land owner: Unknown
Date added to WVCPA register: April 2005
Condition of cemetery**: Poor (April 2005)
Accessibility: This cemetery is located east of Rockcastle Church about 1 miles on a jeep trail/logging road midway between Long Hollow and Little Spruce.  It lies just 30 feet or so off the road on the uphill side - not easily visible in its current overgrown state, but once easily visible from the road.  The road is closed at Rockcastle Church on the west end, and just past a small farm on Little Spruce just into Mason County where the Jackson County line makes a sharp angle southwesterly. The hike from the east gate is somewhat easier, being less steep, but still takes a good half hour each way at a steady pace. The road from the east is passable for 4-wheelers.  It is unknown how the roadbed conditions are from the west.
** 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 Andrew M. 17 September 1889 13 June 1890 "Aged 8 ms 26 ds"
[Brother & sister - shared stone]

"Aged 3 ms 18 ds"
"Children of G.W. & A.L. Hill"

Click for photo of tombstone Source: WVCPA reading of this cemetery April 2005
Hill Mary O. 25 February 1897 15 June 1897 Click for photo of tombstone
Click for photo of tombstone
Hill Anna Laura 2 August 1860 22 April 1899 "Wife of G.W. Hill"
"Aged 38 Y 8 M 20 D"
"As a wife devoted, As a mother affectionate, As a friend ever kind and true"
[Daughter of Andrew & Minerva Stephens]
Click for photo of tombstone Source: WVCPA reading of this cemetery April 2005
Hill Frederick E. 8 April 1891 11 June 1892 "Aged 1 y 2 ms 3 ds"
[Son of George W. & A.L. Hill]
  Source: 'Mason County, W.Va. Cemetery Inscriptions' Machir & Burdette
Hill George William 8 December 1847 16 December 1920 "An honest man's the noblest work of God"
"PVT CO G 13TH WV INF"
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Click for photo of tombstone
Source: WVCPA reading of this cemetery April 2005
Hill Jarrett 8 December 1814 16 November 1874 [Husband and wife - shared stone]
[Daughter of Samuel & Hannah Greenlee]
Click for photo of tombstone Source: WVCPA reading of this cemetery April 2005
Hill Mary 9 June 1814 3 May 1883
Hill Luly B. 2 April 1899 18 September 1899   Click for photo of tombstone Source: WVCPA reading of this cemetery April 2005
Morrison Cynthia 1863 1883   Click for photo of tombstone Source: WVCPA reading of this cemetery April 2005
Smith Matthew M. 13 October 1882 22 July 1883 [Aged 9 mo 9 da - son of H.F. & Rhoda Smith]   Source: 'Mason County, W.Va. Cemetery Inscriptions' Machir & Burdette
Smith Ollie J. 15 March 1896 21 May 1896 [Aged 2 mo 6 da]   Source: 'Mason County, W.Va. Cemetery Inscriptions' Machir & Burdette
Smith Rhoda V. 22 April 1853 23 March 1896 "Aged 42 Ys 11 Ms 1 D"
[Wife of Henry Franklin Smith -
daughter of Jarrett & Mary Hill]
Click for photo of tombstone Source: WVCPA reading of this cemetery April 2005
Stover Eliza J. February 1840 30 July 1891 "Aged 51 Ys 5 Ms 24 Ds" 
"Wife of S.P. Stover"
[daughter of Jarrett & M.G. Hill]
Click for photo of tombstone Source: WVCPA reading of this cemetery April 2005
Stover John Wm. 2 April 1860 8 May 1883 "Aged 23 ys 1 mo 6 ds" Click for photo of tombstone Source: WVCPA reading of this cemetery April 2005
Stover Jonathan M. 1 September 1867 9 May 1883 "Aged 15 ys 8 ms 8 ds" Click for photo of tombstone Source: WVCPA reading of this cemetery April 2005
Stover Lewis F. 4 May 1872 10 April 1896 "Aged 23 Ys 11 Ms 6 Ds"
[Son of S.P. & E.J. Stover]
Click for photo of tombstone
Click for photo of tombstone
Source: WVCPA reading of this cemetery April 2005
Stover Samuel Pleasant 1 January 1829 7 December 1918 [Son of John & Catherine Stover]   Source: 'Mason County, W.Va. Cemetery Inscriptions' Machir & Burdette
Stover Virginia A. 1 January 1876 10 February 1882 "Aged 6 ys 1 mo 9 ds" Click for photo of tombstone Source: WVCPA reading of this cemetery April 2005
Unidentified graves:
Unknown 1 & 2 Located in roughly the center of the cemetery Click for photo of tombstone Source: WVCPA reading of this cemetery April 2005

 

Comments: 

     

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.

There were several unidentifiable graves, only a few remaining marked with visible fieldstones.

The second photo for Lewis Stover's headstone shows how great the aluminum foil rubbing technique works for reading heavily worn inscriptions.  For more information on the technique, visit our "What Can I Do?" page.

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