West Virginia Cemetery Preservation Association

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Cemetery Name:

Stone Family

 

Stone Family Cemetery, Mason Co., WV Stone Family Cemetery, Mason Co., WV

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County: Mason
USGS Quad: Elmwood
Coordinates: approx. 38.7382N  -81.8262W
Maintained by: Shinn/Stone family
Land owner: Shinn Family (Stone family descendants)
Date added to WVCPA register: October 2004
Condition of cemetery**: Excellent (October 2004)
Accessibility: This cemetery is located across the field at the top of the hill across from the Shinn home on the old Stone Family homestead. To get to the cemetery, take the road from Deerlick that follows Thirteenmile Creek upstream in the direction of the old Rockcastle Church (if you get to the church, you've gone too far!). After barely 2 miles in from the bridge at Deerlick, after you cross Spruce Run, a driveway goes up along the hillside on the east side of the creek.  It's a very steep, and in 2004 wooded, drive, though regularly used by Buck Shinn's family. At the top of the hill are 2 houses, and the cemetery is easily visible across the field on the south side of the drive.  In fairly dry weather, you can drive across the field (with permission, of course), and there is plenty of room to park and turn around alongside the fence around the cemetery. The cemetery itself is fairly level, well-trimmed lawn, so no problem to navigate even if you have some mobility difficulties.
** 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:
Maynard David C. 7 November 1955   "Dave"  "Father"
[Husband & wife - shared stone]
"Married May 17, 1981"
"Angel" "Mother"
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Maynard Christine M. 27 October 1959 13 January 2001
Sayre John Hazen 22 July 1917 1 March 2009 ["Haze"]
[Husband & wife - shared stone]
"Married July 23, 1938"
"Hey Haze"
Click for photo of tombstone Source: WVCPA reading of the cemetery in October 2004
Source: WVCPA research
Sayre Okal Maxine Hill 21 January 1923 23 August 1999
Sayre John L. 1892 1995 [Husband & wife - shared stone]
"Together Forever"
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Sayre Lucretia F. 1895 1976
Sayre Viola F. 1930 1931 "Dau. of J.L & L.F. Sayre" Click for photo of tombstone Source: WVCPA reading of the cemetery in October 2004
Shinn Dale D. 18 November 1935 14 November 2007 "Buck"  "Father"
[Husband & wife - shared stone]
"Married June 14, 1958"
"Carole" "Mother"
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Shinn Treva C. 26 February 1942 12 September 1997
Shinn Zane E. 1 January 1934 1 January 1995 "PFC US ARMY"
"Retiree"
[Shared stone]
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Click for photo of tombstone
Source: WVCPA reading of the cemetery in October 2004
Shinn Miriam Butts 16 July 1935  
Stone Andrew L. 29 January 1879 6 May 1879 "Aged 3mo 8da"
"Gone To Rest"
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Stone Benjamin E. 14 March 1886 17 October 1888 "Son of F. & M.B. Stone"
"Aged 2yrs 7mo 3da"
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Stone Bird 1859 1930 "Erected by Effie Hill" Click for photo of tombstone Source: WVCPA reading of the cemetery in October 2004
Stone Elias Ichabod 13 April 1858 20 July 1931     Source: WVCPA reading of the cemetery in October 2004
Stone Elizabeth 13 February 1829 25 August 1861 "Wife of John Stone"
"Aged 32ys 6ms 12ds"
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Stone Eliza P. 22 February 1880 25 October 1884 "Aged 4Y 8M 3D"
"Dau. of A.L. & S.A. Stone"
Click for photo of tombstone Source: WVCPA reading of the cemetery in October 2004
Stone Fred M. 1855 1929 [Husband & wife - shared stone]
"At Rest"
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Stone Mary B. 1856 1935
Stone Hollie 2 August 1877 17 December 1906 "Aged 29yrs 4mo 15da" Click for photo of tombstone Source: WVCPA reading of the cemetery in October 2004
Stone Infant 2 August 1940 2 August 1940   Click for photo of tombstone Source: WVCPA reading of the cemetery in October 2004
Stone Infant 31 January 1944 1 February 1944   Click for photo of tombstone Source: WVCPA reading of the cemetery in October 2004
Stone Infant son 4 October 1903 4 October 1903 "Son of R.R. & Ianthe Stone" Click for photo of tombstone Source: WVCPA reading of the cemetery in October 2004
Stone James Ezra 29 January 1864 11 January 1945 "At Rest" Click for photo of tombstone Source: WVCPA reading of the cemetery in October 2004
Stone John W. 10 October 1829 4 March 1907 "Aged 77Ys 4Ms 24Ds"
"Asleep in Jesus, blessed sleep, for one who never wakes to weep"
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Stone Louisa Myrtle 1879 1924 "Wife of Minor Stone"   Source: WVCPA reading of the cemetery in October 2004
Stone Lucretia M. Pratt 30 January 1845 14 July 1891 "Wife of John Stone"
"Aged 46yrs 5ms 15ds"
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Stone Luverna A. 11 January 1881 14 November 1882 "Aged 1yr 10mo 3da" Click for photo of tombstone Source: WVCPA reading of the cemetery in October 2004
Stone Mary Jane 28 January 1869 15 January 1905 "Come Ye Blessed"
"Aged 36Ys 17Ds"
"A precious one from us has gone, A voice we loved is stilled, A place is empty in our home, That never can be filled"
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Stone Minor 1879 1935   Click for photo of tombstone Source: WVCPA reading of the cemetery in October 2004
Stone Myrtle L. 1879 1924   Click for photo of tombstone Source: WVCPA reading of the cemetery in October 2004
Stone Reuben 1869 1934 [Husband & wife - shared stone] Click for photo of tombstone Source: WVCPA reading of the cemetery in October 2004
Stone Iantha 1878 1963
Stone Samuel A. 1917 1935   Click for photo of tombstone Source: WVCPA reading of the cemetery in October 2004
Stone Thomas N. "Tom"   2 December 2009 [55 years of age - son of Darrell C. and Ruth Stone, husband of Debbie Stone - from his obituary in the Pt. Pleasant Register Dec. 5, 2009]   Source: WVCPA research
Stone Vernon H. 1918 1983 "Father"
[Husband & wife - shared stone]
"Married September 12, 1939"
"Mother"
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Stone Mary E. 1918 1974
Stone Vernon W. 17 August 1945 5 June 2000 [Husband & wife - shared stone]
"Married December 29, 1972"
"Parents of Angie James Jr. and Kevin"
Click for photo of tombstone Source: WVCPA reading of the cemetery in October 2004
Stone Viola B. 28 August 1948  
Stone Virginia M. 14 May 1907 13 December 1917 "Aged 10Y. 6M. 29D."
"Dau. of R.R. & Ianthe Stone"
"Our darling one has gone before, To greet us on that blissful shore"
Click for photo of tombstone Source: WVCPA reading of the cemetery in October 2004
Stone Wesley 3 December 1853 8 September 1868 "Age 14yrs 9mo 5d"
[Son of John & Elizabeth Stone]
  Source: WVCPA reading of the cemetery in October 2004
Wilcox Ina King 1903 1983 "Beloved daughter of Ruben and Iantha Stone"
"At Peace With God"
Click for photo of tombstone Source: WVCPA reading of the cemetery in October 2004
Unidentified:
        [broken - only base remains] 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.

After having visited hundreds of cemeteries over the years, you start to acquire a number of "favorites" that you particularly like.  For us, this is one of those cemeteries.  Perhaps it was the wonderful company we had in Hope & Cecil Absten (Hope is a Stone descendant), perhaps it was the beautiful October weather we had for that Sunday afternoon drive, the beauty of the sunshine filtering through the tall trees alongside the cemetery onto the lush green grass - probably a combination of it all.  It just seemed to be the perfect place to have a picnic on a blanket and just sit back and listen to the birds and the wind in the leaves.

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