West Virginia Cemetery Preservation Association

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Cemetery Name:

Stover Family (a.k.a. Cossin-Stover)

 

Stover Family Cemetery, Mason Co., WV

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County: Mason
USGS Quad: Cottageville
Coordinates: 38.8003N  -81.8565W    Map
Maintained by: Unknown
Land owner: Mike Donohue
Date added to WVCPA register: January 2005
Condition of cemetery**: Good (April 2004)
Accessibility: Take Rt. 87 to Creston Road. Drive past Creston Church and cemetery, follow to a "Y" in the road and veer left onto a dirt road drive. The cemetery is on the left.

IMPORTANT UPDATE PER MARCH 2013: The road map for Creston Road shows that it goes on through past the cemetery, however, it actually ends before you even get to the cemetery. The cemetery is located on the Donahue property and that is the only way to get to the cemetery now. Mike Donahue is a very nice man who doesn't mind people visiting the cemetery, but it should be noted that he does sometimes have cattle in the field surrounding the cemetery and anyone visiting needs to make sure they close the green gate as they enter and leave so that his animals don't get out. A huge warning to anyone visiting this cemetery not to continue past the Donahue drive while on Creston Road, since just past the first curve is a huge boulder and drop off. This road no longer goes through. Since it is not advisable to try to drive the last section of Creston Road, you may want to park in the nearest driveway and walk down past the first curve, as most vehicles would probably not make it any farther down the road.

** 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:
Akers Margie   17 April 2007 [Margie Odea (Stover) Akers - 83 years of age - from her obituary in the Charleston Daily Mail Apr. 19, 2007]   Source: WVCPA research
Boyer Earley 1896 1900 [Shared stone - Earley Boyer and his infant sisters] Click for photo of tombstone Source: Family researcher and WVCPA contributor, Carla Ely, from photo survey and reading of this cemetery in April 2004
Boyer Twin girls    
Cossin Allen 1811 1895 [Husband and wife - shared stone] Click for photo of tombstone Source: Family researcher and WVCPA contributor, Carla Ely, from photo survey and reading of this cemetery in April 2004
Cossin Mariah 1817 1888
Cossin Arthur   18 December 1900 [Probable burial here - son of Julius and Mary Cossin - age 5 months]   Source: 'Mason Co., W.Va. Cemetery Inscriptions - Vol. III' - J. Burdette
Cossin Infant     "Infant of E. and C. Cossin" Click for photo of tombstone Source: Family researcher and WVCPA contributor, Carla Ely, from photo survey and reading of this cemetery in April 2004
Cossin Infant     "Infant of E. and C. Cossin"
Cossin Julius 1852 1908 [Son of Allen & Mariah Cossin, husband of Mary Flowers]   Source: 'Mason Co., W.Va. Cemetery Inscriptions - Vol. III' - J. Burdette
Cossin Mary I. 1855 1856   Click for photo of tombstone Source: Family researcher and WVCPA contributor, Carla Ely, from photo survey and reading of this cemetery in April 2004
Cossin Mary Pullins 18 February 1842 20 July 1901 [Aged 59 yrs, 5 mo., 20 da.]   Source: 'Mason Co., W.Va. Cemetery Inscriptions - Vol. III' - J. Burdette
Findley Gracie A. Stover 1921 2003 "Mother"  "In Loving Memory"
[Mother and daughter - shared stone]
"Daughter"
Click for photo of tombstone Source: Family researcher and WVCPA contributor, Carla Ely, from photo survey and reading of this cemetery in April 2004
Chapman Brenda G. 1960  
Fox Infants     "Infants of Jesse and Wavie Fox" Click for photo of tombstone Source: Family researcher and WVCPA contributor, Carla Ely, from photo survey and reading of this cemetery in April 2004
Pullins Charles Henry 21 June 1831 March 1912     Source: 'Mason Co., W.Va. Cemetery Inscriptions - Vol. III' - J. Burdette
Pullins Elmira 1837 16 November 1900 "Wife of C.H. Pullins"
"Aged 64 years"
Click for photo of tombstone Source: Family researcher and WVCPA contributor, Carla Ely, from photo survey and reading of this cemetery in April 2004
Pullins Mamie E.   11 February 1905 "Dau. of C.J. and Emma Pullins" Click for photo of tombstone Source: Family researcher and WVCPA contributor, Carla Ely, from photo survey and reading of this cemetery in April 2004
Stover Bert 1916 1979 "PFC US ARMY WORLD WAR II" Click for photo of tombstone Source: Family researcher and WVCPA contributor, Carla Ely, from photo survey and reading of this cemetery in April 2004
Stover Beulah Marcella "Pug" 3 July 1925 31 January 2013 [Dau. of William Hubert Herdman and Nancy Margaret Barr, wife of Delbert Stover - from her obituary from Casto Funeral Home, Evans, WV Feb. 2, 2013]   Source: WVCPA research
Stover Darrell Wayne 17 November 1947 28 December 2013 [Son of Delbert and Beulah Marcella Stover, husband of Clara Belle Stover - from his obituary]   Source: WVCPA research
Stover Delbert Elbert 1918 1985 "SGT US ARMY WORLD WAR II" Click for photo of tombstone Source: Family researcher and WVCPA contributor, Carla Ely, from photo survey and reading of this cemetery in April 2004
Stover Early Lee 1892 1894 "Brother"

"Sister"

Click for photo of tombstone Source: Family researcher and WVCPA contributor, Carla Ely, from photo survey and reading of this cemetery in April 2004
Stover Rosa Mae 1894 1894
Stover Elisha Dunham 1868 1941 [Husband and wives - shared stone] Click for photo of tombstone Source: Family researcher and WVCPA contributor, Carla Ely, from photo survey and reading of this cemetery in April 2004
Stover Lillie M. Casto 1872 1954
Stover Rose A. Parsons 1872 1891
Stover Jerry Bert 1877 1973 "They Gave Their Today For Our Tomorrow"
[Husband and wife - shared stone]
Click for photo of tombstone Source: Family researcher and WVCPA contributor, Carla Ely, from photo survey and reading of this cemetery in April 2004
Stover Orilla Mae 1883 1969
Stover Marshall 1911 2000   Click for photo of tombstone Source: Family researcher and WVCPA contributor, Carla Ely, from photo survey and reading of this cemetery in April 2004
Stover Mary E. 26 November 1863 26 March 1886   Click for photo of tombstone Source: Family researcher and WVCPA contributor, Carla Ely, from photo survey and reading of this cemetery in April 2004
Stover S.H. 24 December 1838 16 June 1922 [Silvanus "Saul" Harper and Harriet Hughes Stover - husband and wife - shared stone] Click for photo of tombstone Source: Family researcher and WVCPA contributor, Carla Ely, from photo survey and reading of this cemetery in April 2004
Stover Harriet 22 December 1839 6 August 1930
Stover Stanley Lee   9 January 1956   Click for photo of tombstone Source: Family researcher and WVCPA contributor, Carla Ely, from photo survey and reading of this cemetery in April 2004

 

Comments: 

     

Dates or text 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.

The Stover cemetery is part of the Stover Farm that was owned by Margie Odea (Stover) Akers.

This cemetery was last read April 15, 2004 by Clint and Carla Ely, Lora Black, and Brenda Chapman. Our sincere thanks to Carla Ely for providing the photos and reading for this pretty little family cemetery.

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