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Cemetery Name:

Promised Land Church (a.k.a. Sayre)

 Promised Land Church Cemetery, Mason Co., WV   Promised Land Church Cemetery, Mason Co., WV

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County: Mason
USGS Quad: Robertsburg
Coordinates: 38.6934N  -81.9131W
Maintained by: unknown
Land owner: unknown
Date added to WVCPA register: April 2003
Condition of cemetery**: Fair-Poor (October 2003)
Accessibility: Easily accessible by foot - parking along the main road (shoulder) limited.  Located on a knoll about 2.5 miles in on Tribble Road from Rte. 62, where the road does a sharp turn to the left.  The cemetery is located a short walk up the path (once a drive, can be quite muddy & slick when wet) through the trees.  The church building is gone.

** 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:

  Evelyn     [Possibly for Evelyn Forbis?] Click for photo of tombstone Source: WVCPA reading of the cemetery and family researchers
  Infant       Click for photo of tombstone Source: WVCPA reading of the cemetery and family researchers
  Leo     [Uncertain of who all are on this marker - "Leo" is visible in the center of the marker - near Stover & Sayre graves] Click for photo of tombstone Source: WVCPA reading of the cemetery and family researchers
Baker Mary R.   26 May 1970 [Aged 71 yrs]   Source: ;Mason County, W.Va. Cemetery Inscriptions' Vol III by J. Burdette & V. Machir
Cady Louis     [no marker - Civil War veteran]   Source: ;Mason County, W.Va. Cemetery Inscriptions' Vol III by J. Burdette & V. Machir
Childers T.     "CO. M 7th W.VA. CAV." Click for photo of tombstone Source: WVCPA reading of the cemetery and family researchers
Davis "Grandma & Grandpa"     [no marker]   Source: ;Mason County, W.Va. Cemetery Inscriptions' Vol III by J. Burdette & V. Machir
Douglas Donald L. July 1933 April 1934   Click for photo of tombstone Source: WVCPA reading of the cemetery and family researchers
Entsminger Ike (Isaac) 1 January 1816 12 June 1888 "CORPORAL, CO. G 13th W.VA. INF." Click for photo of tombstone Source: WVCPA reading of the cemetery and family researchers
Entsminger Joseph 4 January 1842 15 March 1881 "CO. I 4th W.VA. INF."
[Son of Isaac and Mary Ann Entsminger]
Click for photo of tombstone Source: WVCPA reading of the cemetery and family researchers
Entsminger Julia Ann 17 May 1817   [no marker]
[Dau of John and Rebecca Conant, 2nd wife of Isaac Entsminger]
  Source: ;Mason County, W.Va. Cemetery Inscriptions' Vol III by J. Burdette & V. Machir
Fielder     18__ [Aged 18 yrs - female]   Source: ;Mason County, W.Va. Cemetery Inscriptions' Vol III by J. Burdette & V. Machir
Flowers Elzina Sayre 1859 1949     Source: ;Mason County, W.Va. Cemetery Inscriptions' Vol III by J. Burdette & V. Machir
Flowers Ervin     [no marker]   Source: ;Mason County, W.Va. Cemetery Inscriptions' Vol III by J. Burdette & V. Machir
Flowers William         Source: ;Mason County, W.Va. Cemetery Inscriptions' Vol III by J. Burdette & V. Machir
Forbis Carrie 1888 1925 "Dau. of Tom & Alice Forbis" Click for photo of tombstone Source: WVCPA reading of the cemetery and family researchers
Forbis Evan, Jr. 28 January 1949 22 March 1949 "Baby" Click for photo of tombstone Source: WVCPA reading of the cemetery and family researchers
Forbis Evan L. 30 November 1912 12 January 1995 "US ARMY WORLD WAR II" Click for photo of tombstone Source: WVCPA reading of the cemetery and family researchers
Forbis Evelyn     "Infant of J.M. & H.A. Forbis"

[Shared stone]
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Forbis Genevieve 1914 1920
Forbis Joseph 31 October 1874 15 February 1956 "IOOF"
[Husband & wife - shared stone]
"Married Apr. 29, 1904"
Click for photo of tombstone Source: WVCPA reading of the cemetery and family researchers
Forbis Rhoda A. 3 September 1874 10 May 1945
Forbis Thomas 1850 1939 [Husband & wife - shared stone]
"Thy Word Is A Light Unto My Path"
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Forbis Alice Pontsler 1855 1938
Forbis Thomas, Jr. 29 September 1890 11 January 1918 "Son of Thomas & Alice Forbis"
"At Rest"
Click for photo of tombstone Source: WVCPA reading of the cemetery and family researchers
Greenlee George L. 1880 1941 [Husband & wife - shared stone] Click for photo of tombstone Source: WVCPA reading of the cemetery and family researchers
Greenlee Ada M. Forbis 1882 1941
Greenlee Isa S. 1908 1932   Click for photo of tombstone Source: WVCPA reading of the cemetery and family researchers
Grimm Infants     [3 infants - no markers]   Source: ;Mason County, W.Va. Cemetery Inscriptions' Vol III by J. Burdette & V. Machir
Grimm Wollis 3 January 1903 4 May 1911 "Son of A. & Lona Grimm" Click for photo of tombstone Source: WVCPA reading of the cemetery and family researchers
Hall Andy, Sr. 1938 1998 [Husband & wife - shared stone] Click for photo of tombstone Source: WVCPA reading of the cemetery and family researchers
Hall Lilly F. 1937 1967
Hall Charles B. 1967 1987 "Beloved Brother" Click for photo of tombstone Source: WVCPA reading of the cemetery and family researchers
Hall Darrell L. 1974 1987 "Beloved Brother" Click for photo of tombstone Source: WVCPA reading of the cemetery and family researchers
Hall John, Sr. 25 December 1874 7 March 1973 [Son of Gad and Martha Hall]   Source: ;Mason County, W.Va. Cemetery Inscriptions' Vol III by J. Burdette & V. Machir
Hart Alonzo     "CO. B 4th W.VA. INF." Click for photo of tombstone Source: WVCPA reading of the cemetery and family researchers
Hayes Floyd A___ 13 July 1872 2_ April 1963   Click for photo of tombstone Source: WVCPA reading of the cemetery and family researchers
Hesson Iva 1890 1895   Click for photo of tombstone Source: WVCPA reading of the cemetery and family researchers
Hesson John 5 March 1839 18 April 1902 "CO. G 13th W.VA. INF."
[Husband & wife - shared stone]
Click for photo of tombstone Source: WVCPA reading of the cemetery and family researchers
Hesson Malinda R. 17 August 1850 7 March 1921
Legg Elzina (Zion) Tillis 16 January 1879 13 August 1901 [no marker]
[Aged 22 yrs. - Dau of Jesse and Annie Davis Tillis and wife of Floyd Legg]
  Source: ;Mason County, W.Va. Cemetery Inscriptions' Vol III by J. Burdette & V. Machir
Martin Infant         Source: ;Mason County, W.Va. Cemetery Inscriptions' Vol III by J. Burdette & V. Machir
Oldaker Daniel     [no marker]   Source: ;Mason County, W.Va. Cemetery Inscriptions' Vol III by J. Burdette & V. Machir
Oldaker Ester Bell 1890 1966 [Uncertain of her burial here - death record indicates she was buried in the "Forest Hill" Cemetery on Rt. 3 in Leon]   Source: ;Mason County, W.Va. Cemetery Inscriptions' Vol III by J. Burdette & V. Machir
Oldaker Leab     [no marker - Civil War veteran]   Source: ;Mason County, W.Va. Cemetery Inscriptions' Vol III by J. Burdette & V. Machir
Oldaker Lorenzo Dow 1878 1960     Source: ;Mason County, W.Va. Cemetery Inscriptions' Vol III by J. Burdette & V. Machir
Richardson Elmer C. 1913 1962 [Husband & wife - shared stone] Click for photo of tombstone Source: WVCPA reading of the cemetery and family researchers
Richardson Leola G. 1919 1985
Richardson John M. 22 May 1939 7 September 1976 "Son of Elmer & Leola Richardson" Click for photo of tombstone Source: WVCPA reading of the cemetery and family researchers
Sayre Arthur     "Babies of Clyde Sayre" 
[Shared stone]
Click for photo of tombstone Source: WVCPA reading of the cemetery and family researchers
Sayre Madelyn L.    
Sayre Baby Son     "Baby son of George Sayre" Click for photo of tombstone Source: WVCPA reading of the cemetery and family researchers
Sayre Charity Mullinex     [no marker]   Source: ;Mason County, W.Va. Cemetery Inscriptions' Vol III by J. Burdette & V. Machir
Sayre Fanny     [Infant]   Source: ;Mason County, W.Va. Cemetery Inscriptions' Vol III by J. Burdette & V. Machir
Sayre Floyd G. 1871 1941 [Husband & wife - shared stone] Click for photo of tombstone Source: WVCPA reading of the cemetery and family researchers
Sayre Stella A. 1879 1969
Sayre George W. 1875 1930 [Husband & wife - shared stone] Click for photo of tombstone Source: WVCPA reading of the cemetery and family researchers
Sayre Clara Lue Slaughter 1874 1930
Sayre Gladola     "Baby of Blanche Sayre" Click for photo of tombstone Source: WVCPA reading of the cemetery and family researchers
Sayre Gloria May 16 May 1906 23 November 1974 "The Lord Is My Shepherd" Click for photo of tombstone Source: WVCPA reading of the cemetery and family researchers
Sayre H. Clarkston 1866 1954 [Husband & wife - shared stone]
"An Angel Touched Them And They Slept"
Click for photo of tombstone Source: WVCPA reading of the cemetery and family researchers
Sayre Ella L. 1871 1943
Sayre Hannah 1802 13 September 1878 "Wife of Ezekiel Sayre"
"In her 76 year"
"Asleep in Jesus' precious arms"
Click for photo of tombstone Source: WVCPA reading of the cemetery and family researchers
Sayre Harrison 1886 1963   Click for photo of tombstone Source: WVCPA reading of the cemetery and family researchers
Sayre Hazel M. 17 November 1907 10 November 1910 "Our Darling" Click for photo of tombstone Source: WVCPA reading of the cemetery and family researchers
Sayre Henderson "Bird"   12 June 1928 [no marker]
[Aged 44 yrs. - Son of Hiram & Rachel Hayes Sayre]
  Source: ;Mason County, W.Va. Cemetery Inscriptions' Vol III by J. Burdette & V. Machir
Sayre Hiram 5 July 1842 2 August 1910 [CO. F 13th W.VA. INF.]
[Husband & wife - shared stone]
"His wife"
Click for photo of tombstone
Click for photo of tombstone
Source: WVCPA reading of the cemetery and family researchers
Sayre Ann Frances "Rachel" 10 April 1857 13 September 190_
Sayre Infant         Source: ;Mason County, W.Va. Cemetery Inscriptions' Vol III by J. Burdette & V. Machir
Sayre J.E. 1912 1918 "Son of R.E. & Lue Sayre" 
"Gone But Not Forgotten"
Click for photo of tombstone Source: WVCPA reading of the cemetery and family researchers
Sayre John M. 30 September 1874 5 June 1938 [Spanish American War Veteran] Click for photo of tombstone Source: WVCPA reading of the cemetery and family researchers
Sayre Leroy 12 February 1890 13 August 1959   Click for photo of tombstone Source: WVCPA reading of the cemetery and family researchers
Sayre Lincoln Basil 9 January 1909 31 August 1955   Click for photo of tombstone Source: WVCPA reading of the cemetery and family researchers
Sayre Louise         Source: ;Mason County, W.Va. Cemetery Inscriptions' Vol III by J. Burdette & V. Machir
Sayre Mabel M. 3 October 1905 8 November 1905 "Our Loved One" Click for photo of tombstone Source: WVCPA reading of the cemetery and family researchers
Sayre Marie 1905 1905     Source: ;Mason County, W.Va. Cemetery Inscriptions' Vol III by J. Burdette & V. Machir
Sayre Martha   3 August 1933 [Infant sisters - shared stone]
"Daughters of Arthur & Lina"
Click for photo of tombstone Source: WVCPA reading of the cemetery and family researchers
Sayre Mary  
Sayre Mary Frances         Source: ;Mason County, W.Va. Cemetery Inscriptions' Vol III by J. Burdette & V. Machir
Sayre Newey S. (Roosevelt Stanley) 1900 1942   Click for photo of tombstone Source: WVCPA reading of the cemetery and family researchers
Sayre Pearl         Source: ;Mason County, W.Va. Cemetery Inscriptions' Vol III by J. Burdette & V. Machir
Sayre Ray     [Infant - no marker]   Source: ;Mason County, W.Va. Cemetery Inscriptions' Vol III by J. Burdette & V. Machir
Sayre Wesley A. 1933 1973 [Shared stone] Click for photo of tombstone Source: WVCPA reading of the cemetery and family researchers
Sayre Mary R. 1899 1970
Sayre Mack Lee 1931 1960
Sayre William         Source: ;Mason County, W.Va. Cemetery Inscriptions' Vol III by J. Burdette & V. Machir
Scantlin Anna L. Jeffers 1844 1927 [Dau. of Bob Jeffers]   Source: ;Mason County, W.Va. Cemetery Inscriptions' Vol III by J. Burdette & V. Machir
Scantlin Evelyn         Source: ;Mason County, W.Va. Cemetery Inscriptions' Vol III by J. Burdette & V. Machir
Scantlin John 1840 1919 "PVT CO. ___ 14th REG. W.VA. INF."   Source: ;Mason County, W.Va. Cemetery Inscriptions' Vol III by J. Burdette & V. Machir
Scantlin Mary Ann Sayre 30 April 1870 20 February 1920   Click for photo of tombstone Source: WVCPA reading of the cemetery and family researchers
Scantlin Maud 10 December 1891 20 February 1892 "Dau of A.R. & Mary A. Scantlin" Click for photo of tombstone Source: WVCPA reading of the cemetery and family researchers
Scantlin Rhoda Agnes         Source: ;Mason County, W.Va. Cemetery Inscriptions' Vol III by J. Burdette & V. Machir
Smith Mary Ann Scantlin 1850 1925 [Shared stone]
"Sister & Brother"
Click for photo of tombstone Source: WVCPA reading of the cemetery and family researchers
Scantlin Zachary T. 1847 1932
Stanley John     [no marker]   Source: ;Mason County, W.Va. Cemetery Inscriptions' Vol III by J. Burdette & V. Machir
Stover Infant 2 February 196_ __ March 196_   Click for photo of tombstone Source: WVCPA reading of the cemetery and family researchers
Stover Leonard O. 22 December 1911 30 May 1966   Click for photo of tombstone Source: WVCPA reading of the cemetery and family researchers
Stover Violet Douglas 6 September 1919 15 August 1966   Click for photo of tombstone Source: WVCPA reading of the cemetery and family researchers
Tillis Jane Ann 30 April 1845 6 September 1891 [no marker]
[Wife of Smith Tillis]
  Source: ;Mason County, W.Va. Cemetery Inscriptions' Vol III by J. Burdette & V. Machir
Tillis Jesse   1880     Source: ;Mason County, W.Va. Cemetery Inscriptions' Vol III by J. Burdette & V. Machir
Tillis Lona     [no marker]   Source: ;Mason County, W.Va. Cemetery Inscriptions' Vol III by J. Burdette & V. Machir
Tillis William 1870 1900 [no marker]
[Son of Jesse and Annie Davis Tillis]
  Source: ;Mason County, W.Va. Cemetery Inscriptions' Vol III by J. Burdette & V. Machir
Watkins       [no marker]   Source: ;Mason County, W.Va. Cemetery Inscriptions' Vol III by J. Burdette & V. Machir
Williams Delmer B. 4 May 1911 __ June 1913   Click for photo of tombstone Source: WVCPA reading of the cemetery and family researchers
Williams Nancy Tillis 9 December 1861 7 December 1887 [no marker]
[Dau. of Jesse and Annie Davis Tillis, wife of James Williams]
  Source: ;Mason County, W.Va. Cemetery Inscriptions' Vol III by J. Burdette & V. Machir
Probable Burials:
Entsminger Ann   17 August 1873 [Aged 75 yrs.]   Source: ;Mason County, W.Va. Cemetery Inscriptions' Vol III by J. Burdette & V. Machir

 

Comments:

In "Mason County, West Virginia Cemetery Inscriptions", this cemetery's roster is split between the "Promise Land Church Cemetery" and the "Sayre Cemetery", though no separation physically is seen today.  Therefore, the rosters are combined here under the name of Promised Land Church Cemetery.

Per the 1969 reading there were at least 15 unmarked, unidentified graves.

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