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Cemetery Name:

Jacobs (David H. Jacobs family)




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County: Mason
USGS Quad: Elmwood
Coordinates: near 38.6966N  -81.8430W
Maintained by: Unknown
Land owner: Lewis Whaley family
Date added to WVCPA register: May 2005
Condition of cemetery**: Unknown
Accessibility: This cemetery is located east of Elmwood about 0.8 miles from where Tribble Road makes a sharp left turn heading towards Tribble.  The cemetery is reportedly located up a steep hillside a modest distance off Tribble Road to the left heading towards Tribble, up Sapsucker Run (where the first little bridge is that the road crosses after leaving Elmwood). There is a wide spot at the bridge where a gated driveway climbs up a hill alongside the road, and as we recall a gate into the pasture that lies on the banks of Sapsucker Creek. There is no road going to this cemetery - access is not that easy. WVCPA staff spoke with the Whaley's in February 2006, and at that time they were unaware of where the cemetery might be exactly, and promised to search for clues to its location on the property. When we know more of its location and are able to get in and photograph it, we will.
** 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:
Jacobs David Hickman 20 May 1830 4 June 1897     Source: 'Mason County, W.Va. Cemetery Inscriptions', Machir & Burdette
Jacobs Freddie P.   19 March 1900 [Son of Laben & Victoria Belle (Kimberling) Jacobs - died as infant or toddler at most]   Source: 'Mason County, W.Va. Cemetery Inscriptions', Machir & Burdette
Jacobs Infant 9 December 1895 7 May 1896 [John listed with this entry in reference material - not sure if this is the infant's name, or the father's - can anyone help us on this one? The 1971 reading was a little unclear on this one]
"Aged 4 months, 29 days"
  Source: 'Mason County, W.Va. Cemetery Inscriptions', Machir & Burdette
Jacobs Infant male 1 January 1856 1 January 1856 [Son of David & Lucinda Jacobs]   Source: 'Mason County, W.Va. Cemetery Inscriptions', Machir & Burdette
Jacobs Infant male 1 April 1902 4 April 1902 "3 Days"
[Son of Andrew Jacobs]
  Source: 'Mason County, W.Va. Cemetery Inscriptions', Machir & Burdette
Jacobs Isaac 15 November 1870 12 March 1896 [Aged 26Y 8M 3D, according to our reference, as are the dates... this cannot be right, however.  Any Jacobs researchers out there that have the correct birth and death dates to share with us?]   Source: 'Mason County, W.Va. Cemetery Inscriptions', Machir & Burdette
Jacobs James 11 December 1859 12 March 1889 "Aged 29Y 3M 1D"   Source: 'Mason County, W.Va. Cemetery Inscriptions', Machir & Burdette
Jacobs John 5 October 1855 20 September 1890 "Aged 34Y 11M 15D"
[Son of D.H. & Lucinda Strait Jacobs]
[Note: there is also a marker for a John Jacobs that died in September 1890 at about the same age at Smith Church Cemetery in this district - not certain if they are the same individual, though it is quite possible]
  Source: 'Mason County, W.Va. Cemetery Inscriptions', Machir & Burdette
Jacobs Laben 15 February 1865 13 February 1899     Source: 'Mason County, W.Va. Cemetery Inscriptions', Machir & Burdette
Jacobs Levi 23 April 1863 16 January 1939 [Son of David Hickman & Lucinda Strait Jacobs]   Source: 'Mason County, W.Va. Cemetery Inscriptions', Machir & Burdette
Jacobs Lucinda 24 July 1833 31 May 1906 "Wife of D.H. Jacobs"   Source: 'Mason County, W.Va. Cemetery Inscriptions', Machir & Burdette
Jacobs Prudence 10 March 1875 28 April 1898 [Wife of Isaac Jacobs, dau. of William & Catherine Kimberling]
"Aged 23Y 1M 18D"
  Source: 'Mason County, W.Va. Cemetery Inscriptions', Machir & Burdette
Kimberling Elizabeth Jacobs 14 February 1868 19 August 1892 [Wife of John Kimberling, she had one son with John named Irvin who later in life moved to Iowa - John remarried in 1893 to Laura Gillespie and had three more children by her]   Source: 'Mason County, W.Va. Cemetery Inscriptions', Machir & Burdette
Sayre Andrew 22 April 1843 27 January 1905 "Aged 61Y 9M 5D"
[reportedly Andrew Jackson Sayre - some sources give dates as b. 22 April 1830, d. 2 January 1905 - he was in CO H of the 3rd W.Va. Cav., discharged June 30, 1865 at Wheeling, WV]
  Source: 'Mason County, W.Va. Cemetery Inscriptions', Machir & Burdette
Sayre Nellie Violet 1901 1925 [Dau. of Andrew & Jane Jacobs Sayre]   Source: 'Mason County, W.Va. Cemetery Inscriptions', Machir & Burdette
Sayre Sarah 13 May 1858 22 May 1913 "Wife of Andrew Sayre"
[Sarah Jane Jacobs - second wife of Andrew]
  Source: 'Mason County, W.Va. Cemetery Inscriptions', Machir & Burdette
Probable Burials:
Sayre Clida 27 November 1892 3 October 1896 [Dau. of A. & Sarah Sayre]   Source: 'Mason County, W.Va. Cemetery Inscriptions', Machir & Burdette
Sayre Florence 23 July 1887 5 November 1896 [Dau. of A. & Sarah Sayre]   Source: 'Mason County, W.Va. Cemetery Inscriptions', Machir & Burdette

 

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.

If you will be visiting this cemetery, please inquire with the Whaley's (the folks that live up the hill on the same side of the road as the cemetery, as it's located on their land - Tim Whaley is usually on site and knows the area very well).  If any of you are successful in locating this old family cemetery and are able to take photos of the tombstones and the area around the cemetery, please let us know.  We have out-of-state family researchers hoping to see photos of their ancestors' tombstones.

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