|USGS Quad:||Mount Olive|
|Coordinates:||38.nnnnšN -82.nnnnšW (exact location unknown)|
|Maintained by:||Terry & Fred McCallister|
|Land owner:||Douglas Sturgeon|
|Date added to WVCPA register:||September 2005|
|Condition of cemetery per specified date**:||Fair
(even after the clean-up, due to the condition of the tombstones)
on Old 18 Mile Creek road, on what was the farm of John R. Sturgeon (now
owned by Douglas Sturgeon).
To get there, take CR 41 from Rt. 2 at Ashton. You will pass the Russell Terry Road on the left, and just past that road is a dirt road on the right with an old trailer beside the road. Turn onto that dirt road to get to the cemetery. A four-wheel drive vehicle is needed to get to the cemetery, located on the ridge behind the Sturgeon barn.
** Condition of cemetery as
observed on the given date -
|Last Name:||First Name:||
|Ball||David, Sr.||abt 1887||[Unmarked grave]|
|Ball||Oretha||bet. 1890-1894||[Unmarked grave - wife of David]|
|Ball||Rachel||[Unmarked grave - aged 20 years]|
|McCallister||Harrison||22 November 1813||9 July 1883||"Aged
69Y. 7Ms. 17Ds."
[First burial in this cemetery]
[Basing the death day here on the newer stone, which has the calculated age in years and days, rather than the older, which has him dying on the 8th of July - unsure which date is the correct one]
|McCallister||Rachel||3 October 1818||26 February 1904||"Wife of Harrison McCalister"|
|Patton||Annie||[Unmarked grave - died in infancy]|
|Scott||infant||[Unmarked grave - stillborn infant of "Bud"]|
|Wallace||Hobart||[Unmarked grave - aged 2 years - son of Roe & Elizabeth Wallace]|
|Wallace||Elizabeth||16 October 1865||23 June 1909||"Wife
of W.M. Wallace"
"She trusted in God"
|Wallace||Elza||abt 1890||[Unmarked grave - died in infancy - dau. of Roe & Elizabeth Wallace]|
|Young||Elizabeth||[Unmarked grave - second wife of John W. Young]|
|Young||Ella||26 September 1886||[Aged 10 years - dau of John & Mary]|
|Young||Francis W.||25 September 1886||[Aged 14 years - son of John & Mary]|
|Young||James J.||8 October 1886||[Aged 19 years - son of John & Mary]|
|Young||John W.||"CO F 36 VA. CAV. C.S.A."|
|Young||Mary J.||21 June 1840||3 September 1884||"Meet
me in Heaven"
"Wife of J.W. Young"
"Aged 44Ys. 2Ms. 12Ds."
"Many are called, few are chosen" ??
|Young||Oretha||25 September 1886||[Aged 8 years - dau of John & Mary]|
|Young||William J.||24 September 1886||[Aged 21 years - son of John & Mary]|
Dates or information in Red type from research on the individual, not necessarily from inscriptions, the dates being based on age at death as indicated on the tombstone.
This cemetery was last read by the late Mrs. John Sturgeon in 1970, with additions in from records research done by Mrs. J.H. Taylor. It was Mrs. Taylor that saw to the fencing in of this cemetery in 1971 to help protect it from some of its potential further deterioration.
|Work completed under auspices of WVCPA:||This cemetery is in the process of being rescued by WVCPA contributor and volunteer, Terry McCallister and his uncle Fred McCallister.|
Updated: 07 September 2012