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Cemetery Name:

Jesse Hill


Jesse Hill Cemetery, Mason Co., WV

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County: Mason
USGS Quad: Robertsburg
Coordinates: 38.7710N  -82.0163W
Maintained by: not maintained
Land owner: unknown
Date added to WVCPA register: September 2005
Condition of cemetery**: Abandoned (August 2005)
Accessibility: This is a small cemetery located at Southside in Arbuckle District.  It is easy to get to, though located on private property just inside the tree line from the owner's lawn.  Out of courtesy, please stop and ask permission to visit the cemetery before crossing their lawn. See "Comments" section at the bottom of this page for more details.

** 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 Emily E. 18 April 1824 11 November 1899 "Wife of R.M."
"Aged 75Y 6M 23D"
[Shared stone]
"Aged 39Y 8M 6D"
Click for photo of tombstone Source: WVCPA research and Mason County, W.Va. Cemetery Inscriptions', Vol. III, pgs. 14-15 (Machir & Burdette)
Hill Fannie P. 24 February 1861 2 November 1900
Hill Jesse 5 April 1854 10 June 1855 "Son of G.W. & R.B. Hill"
"Aged 1Y 2M 5D"  "Only Sleeping"
Click for photo of tombstone
Click for photo of tombstone
Source: WVCPA research and Mason County, W.Va. Cemetery Inscriptions', Vol. III, pgs. 14-15 (Machir & Burdette)
Hill Jesse 28 March 1782 13 September 1859 [Aged 77 yrs 5 mos 16 ds - father of Rankin M. Hill]   Source: WVCPA research and Mason County, W.Va. Cemetery Inscriptions', Vol. III, pgs. 14-15 (Machir & Burdette)
Hill Jesse 6 March 1857 21 June 1865 [Son of R.M. & E.E. Hill - aged 8 yrs 3 mos 15 ds]   Source: WVCPA research and Mason County, W.Va. Cemetery Inscriptions', Vol. III, pgs. 14-15 (Machir & Burdette)
Hill Margaret 15 June 1787 13 May 1855 [Wife of Jesse Hill - aged 67 yrs 10 mos 28 ds]   Source: WVCPA research and Mason County, W.Va. Cemetery Inscriptions', Vol. III, pgs. 14-15 (Machir & Burdette)
Kimberling Fannie   24 March 1899 "Wife of Davis Kimberling"
"Aged 66Ys. 5M 18D"
(Davis is buried on other side of Kanawha River in the Armstrong-Wilson Cemetery - researchers believe this to be Martha F. Page, sister of Emily E. (Page) Hill, who was the wife of Rankin Hill]
Click for photo of tombstone Source: WVCPA research and Mason County, W.Va. Cemetery Inscriptions', Vol. III, pgs. 14-15 (Machir & Burdette)
        [1 illegible stone identified per May 1970 reading of this cemetery]   Source: WVCPA research and Mason County, W.Va. Cemetery Inscriptions', Vol. III, pgs. 14-15 (Machir & Burdette)
Probable Burials:
Hill Jonathan 19 October 1810 19 March 1881 [Son of Jesse & Margaret Hill, husband of Maria - aged 70 yrs 5 mos 0 ds]   Source: WVCPA research and Mason County, W.Va. Cemetery Inscriptions', Vol. III, pgs. 14-15 (Machir & Burdette)
Hill [Male] 11 May 1854 14 May 1854 [Son of Jonathan & Maria - aged 3 days]   Source: WVCPA research and Mason County, W.Va. Cemetery Inscriptions', Vol. III, pgs. 14-15 (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.

In "Mason County, W.Va. Cemetery Inscriptions", Vol II, page 35, Jarrett Hill (d. Nov. 16, 1874, aged 59 yrs 1 mo 9 ds) is listed as a "probable burial" in this cemetery.  Jarrett Hill, with that death date and age, has a grave alongside his wife Mary at the Jarrett Hill Cemetery above Thirteenmile Creek near Rockcastle Church on the other side of the river.  In light of that, he has not been included on this page under "probable burials."

Thanks to the generous research and photography of WVCPA contributor, Tracy Cain, we have the photos above to present to you. When he visited the cemetery in June 2004, he could only uncover the three stones photographed above - no others were visible in this badly-overgrown cemetery.

This cemetery was last read by Mrs. Irene Brand (who lives on the farm next to the one where this cemetery is located) in May 1970.  Any updates and additional photos are most welcome.  Contact WVCPA if you can provide either.

Click image below for aerial photo identifying location of the cemetery

Aerial photo of locations of Jesse Hill and Rankin Hill cemeteries

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