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Cemetery Name:

William Sturgeon Family

Sturgeon Cemetery, Mason County, WV  Sturgeon Cemetery, Mason County, WV

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County: Mason
USGS Quad: Mount Olive     Map
Coordinates: in vicinity of
38.612N  -82.068W
Maintained by: Unknown
Land owner: Unknown
Date added to WVCPA register: February 2009
Condition of cemetery**: Good (August 2008)
Accessibility: This cemetery is located in the southwestern portion of Mason County, north of Upland.
Driving directions, per WVCPA contributor Pam Backus: Take Rt. 35 to Fraziers Bottom, turn onto Stave Branch in front of fire department.  Go about 1.3 miles then turn right on Evergreen Road (a new Rt. 35 is being built right now 2008/09 and eventually the route will change a little bit, but you will still need to turn onto Evergreen Road). After turning onto Evergreen, continue about 3 miles then turn left onto Hughey Fork Road (it sometimes has a road sign, and sometimes it is stolen). Hughey Fork Road is at the bottom of a hill (if you pass Evergreen Church of Christ you have gone to far), and is a gravel road per August 2008. Travel about 3 miles, then at the bottom of large hill turn left onto an unnamed gravel road and go 0.4 mile, turn left on another unnamed gravel road (it's known locally as White Pine Rd. or 18 Mile Rd. - not known to have ever been marked with a sign as being either of these, though). Drive about 0.6 mile and the cemetery will be on the left alongside of 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:
Sturgeon Martha 1880 1882     Source: WVCPA contributor and family researcher
Sturgeon Nancy 1806 1878     Source: WVCPA contributor and family researcher
Sturgeon Sam L.     [Col. W.Va. Cavalry]   Source: WVCPA contributor and family researcher
Sturgeon William 1797 1899     Source: WVCPA contributor and family researcher



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 is no recorded name found to date for this family graveyard, so we have chosen to refer to it as the Sturgeon Cemetery. If you have any further information about this cemetery to contribute, please contact WVCPA at with the details so we can post them on this page. There is a reference in "Mason County, W.Va. Cemetery Inscriptions", Vol. II, page 190-191 to the "William Sturgeon Bible".  The names and dates listed in the family Bible do not coincide with those inscribed on the tombstones listed on this page. They do, however, coincide with an additional reference on the second of the two pages indicated above, that being from the "History of the Great Kanawha Valley" text, where on page 125 it reads "William Sturgeon states he b. 1796 Monroe Co., Ohio, to Mason Co., Clendenin dist. by 1893 says he 94 yrs. old. Married 1832 Nancy E. Landers and had Samuel, James, Martha, (John deceased), Margaret, Reuben, Thomas, Robert, Amanda. By 2nd wife Sarah McDaniel had George W., Peter, Napoleon, Daisy". Based on names and dates printed in that work, it appears to be this William Sturgeon and at least some of his family members.

According to WVCPA contributor of the reading and photos for this cemetery, Pam Backus, the cemetery appeared to have been recently cared for (August 2008). She had also heard that "some of the monuments has fallen over the hill and washed away in the creek", but she could see no evidence of that. Thank you, Pam, for sending us these photos and information!

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