West Virginia Cemetery Preservation Association

Cemetery Reading

Cemetery Name:

Salem

 

 Salem Cemetery, Mason Co., WV  Salem Cemetery, Mason Co., WV

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County: Mason
USGS Quad: Cottageville
Coordinates: 38.7701N  -81.8712W
Maintained by: Unknown
Land owner: Unknown
Date added to WVCPA register: April 2004
Condition of cemetery**: Excellent (November 2011)
Accessibility: This cemetery is located on Gunville Ridge road, on the west side of the road where the Salem Church once stood. Readily accessible all times of year.  No off-road parking available, though a narrow shoulder is present where you can at least be part-way off the road. The cemetery is located right next to the road.  The land is somewhat uneven for walking, and is well-maintained.
** 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:
Aumiller Nancy 18 March 1815 1 March 1879 "At Rest" Click for photo of tombstone Source: WVCPA reading of the cemetery in October 2004
Hawkins Elizabeth J. Baker 1849 25 September 1894 [Buried in unmarked grave - dau. of Abraham H. & Anna McGuire Baker, wife of Wm. J. Hawkins]   Source: Information contributed by family researcher S. Hawkins Williams
Kent Arthur 4 December 1876 18 November 1886 "Son of D. & E. Kent"
[additional illegible inscription on base]
Click for photo of tombstone
Click for photo of tombstone
Source: WVCPA reading of the cemetery in October 2004
Kent Edgar 10 J__ 1883 5 April 1898   Click for photo of tombstone Source: WVCPA reading of the cemetery in October 2004
Wildman Hannah Mary 25 June 1841 11 February 1924 "At Rest" Click for photo of tombstone Source: WVCPA reading of the cemetery in October 2004
Wildman Hiram 11 June 1836 1 January 1909 [Not certain this photo is Hiram's stone - it is very difficult to make out the inscription.  As all others previously recorded for this cemetery were identified, it is our presumption that this is Hiram's stone] Click for photo of tombstone Source: Earlier reading published in 'Mason County, W.Va. Cemetery Inscriptions, Vol. III' - from reading by Juanita Burdette in the 1960's
Wildman Hiram Wilbur 1872 1954 [Shared stone]
"Gone But Not Forgotten"
Click for photo of tombstone Source: WVCPA reading of the cemetery in October 2004
Wildman James Arthur 1879 1954
Wildman John Oliver 20 September 1874 21 April 1904 "At Rest" Click for photo of tombstone
Click for photo of tombstone
Source: WVCPA reading of the cemetery in October 2004
Wildman Mary Effie 19 May 1882 24 April 1904 "At Rest" Click for photo of tombstone Source: WVCPA reading of the cemetery in October 2004
Unidentified Graves Marked Only With Fieldstones:
Unknown 1         Click for photo of tombstone Source: WVCPA reading of the cemetery in October 2004
Unknown 2         Click for photo of tombstone Source: WVCPA reading of the cemetery in October 2004
Unknown 3         Click for photo of tombstone Source: WVCPA reading of the cemetery in October 2004
Unknown 4         Click for photo of tombstone Source: WVCPA reading of the cemetery in October 2004

 

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 are a number of graves in this little cemetery that are marked only with fieldstones.  If any of our viewers have factual information as to who are buried in these unmarked graves, please let us know and we will post that information here.

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