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Cemetery Name:

Welsh (a.k.a. Old Hartford or Cunningham)

Welsh Cemetery, Mason Co., WV 

Welsh Cemetery, Mason Co., WV
 

Welsh Cemetery, Mason Co., WV 

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(These photos were taken before the clean-up of this cemetery in April 2004 - see "Comments" at the bottom of this page)

County: Mason
USGS Quad: New Haven
Coordinates: 38.9989N  -81.9880W
Maintained by: Not maintained
Land owner: Unknown
Date added to WVCPA register: April 2004
Condition of cemetery**: Poor (April 2004)
Accessibility: This cemetery is located on a wooded hillside at the site of the old Welsh Baptist Church on Hartford Hill in the south end of Hartford. While the steep gravel road is not heavily traveled, we would recommend that you park towards the lower end of the hill near the house where the road is a bit wider and you do not have to park as far off the road into the soft shoulder.  The cemetery can be found in the woods off to the right a short distance up the hill. If you look closely, you will see some of the gravestones in a small clearing about 20 feet from the edge of the road (primarily those of the Fields family).  The rest of the graves are scattered through the woods down the hill and farther back along the hillside away from the road, back into the large trees. There is an old access road (no longer used), it appears, along the lower boundary of the cemetery, and you can still see remnants of an old iron fence along it in places. 
The hillside is heavily covered with low undergrowth, grasses and such, and can be quite slippery in and for days after rainy weather.  There are also many old fallen logs just under the carpet of vegetation that can be easily stumbled over, and still some large enough as to have to be scrambled over to get to some of the gravesites. If you are at all unsure on your feet, we would not recommend exploring this cemetery without a steady, strong arm to hold onto or at the minimum a good walking stick. 
** 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:
  Maggie 21 June 1870 10 December 1873 [Dau of J. & E. ___, age 3 yrs, 5 mos, 19 days]   Source: "Mason Co., W. Va. Cemetery Inscriptions, Vols I-V" - Machir et al
Ballange Howard B. 21 March 1862 1 December 1862 [Son of S.J. & A. M. Ballange, age 8 mos, 11 days]   Source: "Mason Co., W. Va. Cemetery Inscriptions, Vols I-V" - Machir et al
Barringer ____ 30 May 1880 16 April 1899 [Son of Peter & Lula, age 18 yrs, 10 mos]   Source: "Mason Co., W. Va. Cemetery Inscriptions, Vols I-V" - Machir et al
Barringer Allena May 27 June 1866 28 September 1866 [Dau of W.W. & E.C. Barringer, age 3 mos 1 day]   Source: "Mason Co., W. Va. Cemetery Inscriptions, Vols I-V" - Machir et al
Barringer Catherine 8 March 1857 28 March 1857 [Dau of Peter & Olive Barringer, age 20 days]   Source: "Mason Co., W. Va. Cemetery Inscriptions, Vols I-V" - Machir et al
Barringer Elizabeth 8 April 1872 22 April 1874 [Dau of P. & O. Barringer, age 2 yrs, 0 mos, 14 days]   Source: "Mason Co., W. Va. Cemetery Inscriptions, Vols I-V" - Machir et al
Barringer John D.   8 October 1857 [Son of Peter & Olive Barringer, age 19 years]   Source: "Mason Co., W. Va. Cemetery Inscriptions, Vols I-V" - Machir et al
Barringer Lula   19 November 1913 [Wife of Peter, age 41]   Source: "Mason Co., W. Va. Cemetery Inscriptions, Vols I-V" - Machir et al
Barringer Peter 20 March 1832 24 March 1904 [Age 72 yrs, 4 days, born in Germany]   Source: "Mason Co., W. Va. Cemetery Inscriptions, Vols I-V" - Machir et al
Barringer William   1899 [Age 18 yrs, 11 mos, 15 days]   Source: "Mason Co., W. Va. Cemetery Inscriptions, Vols I-V" - Machir et al
Bass   1871 1871 ["Son"]   Source: "Mason Co., W. Va. Cemetery Inscriptions, Vols I-V" - Machir et al
Bass Amanda 11 April 1891 17 February 1893 [Age 1 yr 10 mos 6 dys]   Source: "Mason Co., W. Va. Cemetery Inscriptions, Vols I-V" - Machir et al
Bass Cora Bell 13 November 1872 7 October 1873 [Dau of J.W. & E.E. Bass - Age 10 mos 24 dys]   Source: "Mason Co., W. Va. Cemetery Inscriptions, Vols I-V" - Machir et al
Bass Ephriam 1829 15 December 1882 [Son of John & E. Bass, husband of Francis - Age 53 years]   Source: "Mason Co., W. Va. Cemetery Inscriptions, Vols I-V" - Machir et al
Bass Fannie December 1887 August 1888 [Dau of J.A. & Fannie - Age 8 months]   Source: "Mason Co., W. Va. Cemetery Inscriptions, Vols I-V" - Machir et al
Bass Fannie Conway 23 February 1858 3 July 1888 [Aged 30 yrs 4 mos 8 dys]   Source: "Mason Co., W. Va. Cemetery Inscriptions, Vols I-V" - Machir et al
Bass James 1915 1943 [Son of J.W. & M. Bass]   Source: "Mason Co., W. Va. Cemetery Inscriptions, Vols I-V" - Machir et al
Bass Luella E. 8 June 1886 17 May 1887 [Aged 11 mos 9 dys]   Source: "Mason Co., W. Va. Cemetery Inscriptions, Vols I-V" - Machir et al
Bass Rebecca 3 April 1830 27 December 1874 [Dau of J. & L. Johnson, wife of Jerry Bass - Age 44 yrs 8 mos 24 dys]   Source: "Mason Co., W. Va. Cemetery Inscriptions, Vols I-V" - Machir et al
Bass Rebecca 1886 2 February 1890 [Age 4 years]   Source: "Mason Co., W. Va. Cemetery Inscriptions, Vols I-V" - Machir et al
Batterson Lillian 5 June 1868 12 June 1868 [Age 7 days]   Source: "Mason Co., W. Va. Cemetery Inscriptions, Vols I-V" - Machir et al
Baxter Marie E.   10 November 1871 [Dau of J.W. & G.E. Baxter - Age 1 yr 1 mo 14 dys - another reading interprets age as 10 mos 24 dys]   Source: "Mason Co., W. Va. Cemetery Inscriptions, Vols I-V" - Machir et al
Chapman ____   __ July 18__ "Son of E. & M.A. Chapman"
"Aged _____"
Click for photo of tombstone Source: WVCPA reading of the cemetery in April 2004
Chapman Erastmus 6 April 1806 20 November 1900 [Son of Joseph - Age 94 yrs 7 mos 14 dys]   Source: "Mason Co., W. Va. Cemetery Inscriptions, Vols I-V" - Machir et al
Chapman Joseph 17 April 1774 9 November 1869 [Aged 95 yrs 6 mos 22 dys]   Source: "Mason Co., W. Va. Cemetery Inscriptions, Vols I-V" - Machir et al
Chapman Lucy 23 April 1782 27 March 1866 "Wife of Joseph"
"Aged 83 Ys 11 Ms 4 D"
Click for photo of tombstone Source: WVCPA reading of the cemetery in April 2004
Chittenden Charles H. 17 May 1859 18 May 1861 [Son of E.H. & H.C. Chittenden - Age 2 yr 1 dy]   Source: "Mason Co., W. Va. Cemetery Inscriptions, Vols I-V" - Machir et al
Collins W.M. 1898 1921     Source: "Mason Co., W. Va. Cemetery Inscriptions, Vols I-V" - Machir et al
Conn Helen M. 1927 1958 [Dau. of "Pete" & Maggie Fields] Click for photo of tombstone Source: WVCPA reading of the cemetery in April 2004
Cunningham Albert 14 March 1889 29 June 1905 [Son of Edmond Cunningham & Julia Gibbs (said to have been buried beside his mother) - Age 16 yrs 3 mos 15 dys]   Source: "Mason Co., W. Va. Cemetery Inscriptions, Vols I-V" - Machir et al
Cunningham Julia Gibbs 8 October 1870 9 February 1934 "Mother"
[Dau. of Michael & Hannah (Kearns) Gibbs]
Click for photo of tombstone Source: WVCPA reading of the cemetery in April 2004
Eaton Jesse M.   12 June 1871 [Child of May J. & Philip Eaton]   Source: "Mason Co., W. Va. Cemetery Inscriptions, Vols I-V" - Machir et al
Edwards Robert 31 December 1841 20 October 1871 [Age 29 yrs 9 mos 20 dys]   Source: "Mason Co., W. Va. Cemetery Inscriptions, Vols I-V" - Machir et al
Embleton Dorothy   18 August 1861 [Shared stone - daughters of W. & J. Embleton]   Source: "Mason Co., W. Va. Cemetery Inscriptions, Vols I-V" - Machir et al
Embleton Shelah 16 April 1861 28 July 1861 [Age 3 mos, 12 days]   Source: "Mason Co., W. Va. Cemetery Inscriptions, Vols I-V" - Machir et al
Fields Arthur 1898 1899   Click for photo of tombstone Source: WVCPA reading of the cemetery in April 2004
Fields Charles C. 21 February 1872 23 December 1966 [Son of David Fields & Margaret Duncan]
[Husband and wife - shared stone]
[Dau of John & Elizabeth Ring]
Click for photo of tombstone Source: WVCPA reading of the cemetery in April 2004
Fields Mary 6 April 1874 13 January 1936
Fields Charles E. 1891 1973   Click for photo of tombstone Source: WVCPA reading of the cemetery in April 2004
Fields Helen 1899 1902   Click for photo of tombstone Source: WVCPA reading of the cemetery in April 2004
Fields John "Nute" 1896 1917   Click for photo of tombstone Source: WVCPA reading of the cemetery in April 2004
Fields Margaret Ellen 3 October 1900 August 1973 ["Maggie" - wife of Charles E. "Pete" Fields] Click for photo of tombstone Source: WVCPA reading of the cemetery in April 2004
Fields Penny K. 1956 1957 [Dau. of Thomas & Judy Fields] Click for photo of tombstone Source: WVCPA reading of the cemetery in April 2004
Fields Richard 1902 1926   Click for photo of tombstone Source: WVCPA reading of the cemetery in April 2004
Hall       "Dau of M.A. Hall"
[Rest of inscription illegible]
Click for photo of tombstone Source: WVCPA reading of the cemetery in April 2004
Hall Elizabeth M. 21 January 1867 21 March 1868 [Dau of John Hall - Age 1 yr 2 mos]   Source: "Mason Co., W. Va. Cemetery Inscriptions, Vols I-V" - Machir et al
Hall John 19 December 1817 28 August 1892 "Aged 74 Y. 8 M. 9 D." Click for photo of tombstone Source: WVCPA reading of the cemetery in April 2004
Hall Mary 5 July 1820 14 March 1898 "Wife of John" "
"Aged 77 Y. 8 M. 9 D."
"Our ___ Mother" [inscribed on side of stone]
Click for photo of tombstone
Click for photo of tombstone
Source: WVCPA reading of the cemetery in April 2004
Hall John Wm. 2 March 1866 20 July 1866 [Son of John & Mary Hall - Age 4 mos 18 dys]   Source: "Mason Co., W. Va. Cemetery Inscriptions, Vols I-V" - Machir et al
Hall Mary Jane 25 January 1837 20 May 1866 [Dau of John & Mary Hall - Age 21 yrs 5 mos 15 dys]   Source: "Mason Co., W. Va. Cemetery Inscriptions, Vols I-V" - Machir et al
Hall Richard April 1858 9 July 1858 [Son of John, aged 3 months]   Source: "Mason Co., W. Va. Cemetery Inscriptions, Vols I-V" - Machir et al
Harris Narcissa 4 March 1841 8 December 1864 "Wife of Daniel Harris"
"Aged 23 Ys 9 Ms 4 Ds"
Click for photo of tombstone Source: WVCPA reading of the cemetery in April 2004
Hensley James M. 26 June 1854 January 1933 [Husband and wife - shared stone]

"His Wife"

Click for photo of tombstone Source: WVCPA reading of the cemetery in April 2004
Hensley Margaret A. 1858 17 December 1912
Holmes Ralph 6 January 1860 21 January 1860 [Son of Richard & Don Marie Holmes - Age 15 days]   Source: "Mason Co., W. Va. Cemetery Inscriptions, Vols I-V" - Machir et al
Holmes Susan J. 1860 3 February 1861 "Dau of G. & D.M. Holmes"
"Aged 1 year"
Click for photo of tombstone Source: WVCPA reading of the cemetery in April 2004
Hood Grant 1880 4 November 1889 [Age 9 years]   Source: "Mason Co., W. Va. Cemetery Inscriptions, Vols I-V" - Machir et al
Hope Elvan 3 May 1862 18 June 1862 "Aged 1 Ms 15 Ds"

[Sons of J. & E. Hope - shared stone]
" Aged 2 Ys 11 Ms 23 Ds"

Click for photo of tombstone Source: WVCPA reading of the cemetery in April 2004
Hope Evan 3 September 1859 26 August 1862
Hope Maggie E. 11 May 1865 30 November 1873 [Dau of J. & E. Hope - Age 8 yrs 6 mos 19 dys]   Source: "Mason Co., W. Va. Cemetery Inscriptions, Vols I-V" - Machir et al
Hope Osher   22 June 1872 [Age 45 years]   Source: "Mason Co., W. Va. Cemetery Inscriptions, Vols I-V" - Machir et al
Horner _____     ["Wife of Jacob"]   Source: "Mason Co., W. Va. Cemetery Inscriptions, Vols I-V" - Machir et al
Horner Jacob 10 February 1874 7 August 1876 [Age 2 yrs 5 mos 25 dys]   Source: "Mason Co., W. Va. Cemetery Inscriptions, Vols I-V" - Machir et al
Horner Jacob   12 September 1890 ["In his 53rd year]   Source: "Mason Co., W. Va. Cemetery Inscriptions, Vols I-V" - Machir et al
Horner Jennie   March 1876 [Dau of M.& J. Selbe of Ireland, wife of Jno. Horner - Age 40 years]   Source: "Mason Co., W. Va. Cemetery Inscriptions, Vols I-V" - Machir et al
Hughes Mary J. 28 August 1864 31 August 1865 [Dau of Thomas & H. Hughes - Age 1 yr 3 dy]   Source: "Mason Co., W. Va. Cemetery Inscriptions, Vols I-V" - Machir et al
Hughes Sarah Jane 20 December 1859 22 December 1860 [Dau. of T.H. Hughes - Age 1 yr 2 dy]   Source: "Mason Co., W. Va. Cemetery Inscriptions, Vols I-V" - Machir et al
Humphries John H.     [Shared Humphries family stone - many portions of inscriptions are illegible] Click for photo of tombstone
Click for photo of tombstone
Click for photo of tombstone
Source: WVCPA reading of the cemetery in April 2004
Humphries Jane      
Humphries Robert      
Humphries Elizabeth     [Wife of Edward Hunter]
Humphries Mary J.   27 July 187_ "Aged 1y. 8 ms. 2_ds."
Humphries John      
Humphries Joseph      
Humphries John R.   27 May 1867 "Aged 62 years" Click for photo of tombstone Source: WVCPA reading of the cemetery in April 2004
Humphries Mary   3 April 1890 [Age 70 yrs, 5 mos - source: Mason Co. records]   Source: "Mason Co., W. Va. Cemetery Inscriptions, Vols I-V" - Machir et al
Hunter Edward 17 September 1829 29 October 1898 [Age 69 yrs, 1 mo, 12 days - source: Mason Co. records]   Source: "Mason Co., W. Va. Cemetery Inscriptions, Vols I-V" - Machir et al
Hunter Elizabeth 7 June 1831 28 August 1891 [Age 60 yrs, 2 mos, 21 days]   Source: "Mason Co., W. Va. Cemetery Inscriptions, Vols I-V" - Machir et al
Hunter Jane   5 May 1866 [Dau of E. & Elizabeth - Age 1 yr 6 mos]   Source: "Mason Co., W. Va. Cemetery Inscriptions, Vols I-V" - Machir et al
Hunter Joseph 21 February 1858 7 April 1858 [Son of Edward & Elizabeth - Age 1 mo 14 dys]   Source: "Mason Co., W. Va. Cemetery Inscriptions, Vols I-V" - Machir et al
Hunter Mary J. 1868 22 July 1869 [Dau of E. & Elizabeth - Age 1 year]   Source: "Mason Co., W. Va. Cemetery Inscriptions, Vols I-V" - Machir et al
Hurley Susanah  6 November 1791 28 April 1863 "Wife of E. Hurley"
"Aged 71 ys 5 ms 22 d"
Click for photo of tombstone Source: WVCPA reading of the cemetery in April 2004
Jones Catherine 1853 1918 "Mother" 
[Wife of Edward]
Click for photo of tombstone Source: WVCPA reading of the cemetery in April 2004
Jones Daniel June 1869 24 August 1869 [Son of R.D. & Susan A. Jones - Age 2 months]   Source: "Mason Co., W. Va. Cemetery Inscriptions, Vols I-V" - Machir et al
Jones John W. 1886 1918 [Son of Edward & Catherine] Click for photo of tombstone Source: WVCPA reading of the cemetery in April 2004
Jones Robert 1840 22 September 1869 "Aged 29 years" Click for photo of tombstone Source: WVCPA reading of the cemetery in April 2004
Kauff Infant male 15 November 1882 16 November 1882 [Son of G & S. Kauff - Age 1 day]   Source: "Mason Co., W. Va. Cemetery Inscriptions, Vols I-V" - Machir et al
Kauff Jane 1860 6 August 1882 [Dau of W. & A. Sley, wife of John - age 22 years]   Source: "Mason Co., W. Va. Cemetery Inscriptions, Vols I-V" - Machir et al
Kell Ann Hunter     [Wife of Johnston Kell - originally buried here, but later moved to Graham Cemetery]   Source: "Mason Co., W. Va. Cemetery Inscriptions, Vols I-V" - Machir et al
Kell Infant female March 1891 22 February 1892 [Dau. of Johnston & Ann Kell, age 11 mos]   Source: "Mason Co., W. Va. Cemetery Inscriptions, Vols I-V" - Machir et al
Kell Johnson 22 December 1892   [Son of J. G. & A. Johnson - uncertain if date is birth or death date]   Source: "Mason Co., W. Va. Cemetery Inscriptions, Vols I-V" - Machir et al
Kell Johnston     [Originally buried here, but later moved to Graham Cemetery]   Source: "Mason Co., W. Va. Cemetery Inscriptions, Vols I-V" - Machir et al
Kelly James G.   24 August 1865 [Son of W. & S.A. Kelly - Age 8 mos]   Source: "Mason Co., W. Va. Cemetery Inscriptions, Vols I-V" - Machir et al
King John   29 November 1900 [Age 72 years - last name probably Ring, not King]   Source: "Mason Co., W. Va. Cemetery Inscriptions, Vols I-V" - Machir et al
Law Sarah   9 November 1872 "Wife of Thomas"
"Aged 31 years"
Click for photo of tombstone Source: WVCPA reading of the cemetery in April 2004
Mace James 10 November 1864 17 May 1869 [Son of C.R. & L.C., age 4 yrs, 6 mos, 7 days - Mason Co. records show parents as C.A. & S.A. Mace]   Source: "Mason Co., W. Va. Cemetery Inscriptions, Vols I-V" - Machir et al
Matthews Rachel 31 December 1882 12 August 1883 [Dau of J. & A. Matthews - Age 7 mos 12 dys]   Source: "Mason Co., W. Va. Cemetery Inscriptions, Vols I-V" - Machir et al
Matthews Spencer 15 October 1889 25 March 1892 [Son of J. & A. Matthews - Age 2 yrs 5 mos 10 dys]   Source: "Mason Co., W. Va. Cemetery Inscriptions, Vols I-V" - Machir et al
MacKnight Margaret November 1871 3 October 1872 [Dau of William & Elizabeth MacKnight - Age 11 mos]   Source: "Mason Co., W. Va. Cemetery Inscriptions, Vols I-V" - Machir et al
MacKnight William 3 January 1874 4 May 1877 [Son of Wm. & Elizabeth, age 3 yrs, 4 mos, 1 day]   Source: "Mason Co., W. Va. Cemetery Inscriptions, Vols I-V" - Machir et al
MacKnight William 1833 1910 [Age 77 yrs, 5 mos, 3 days]
[Husband and wife - shared stone]
Click for photo of tombstone Source: WVCPA reading of the cemetery in April 2004
MacKnight Elizabeth 1840 1920
McKnight Darby 5 October 1862 5 July 1864 [Age 1 yr 9 mos]   Source: "Mason Co., W. Va. Cemetery Inscriptions, Vols I-V" - Machir et al
McKnight James 10 November 1866 7 June 1888 [Age 21 yrs 6 mos 27 dys]   Source: "Mason Co., W. Va. Cemetery Inscriptions, Vols I-V" - Machir et al
McKnight Margaret 5 February 1875 5 September 1876 [Age 1 yr, 7 mos]   Source: "Mason Co., W. Va. Cemetery Inscriptions, Vols I-V" - Machir et al
McMillen Mary Jane 24 January 1845 20 May 1866 "Wife of Robert McMillen"
"Aged 21 Ys 3 Ms 27 Ds"
Click for photo of tombstone Source: WVCPA reading of the cemetery in April 2004
Morris Lucy 31 August 1829 26 March 1877 "Wife of J.C. Morris"
"Aged 47 yrs 6 mos 26 days"
[Remainder of inscription illegible]
Click for photo of tombstone
Click for photo of tombstone
Source: WVCPA reading of the cemetery in April 2004
Mullins Joe David 12 November 1935 2 October 1957 [Son of Golden & Essie Marie Mullins]   Source: "Mason Co., W. Va. Cemetery Inscriptions, Vols I-V" - Machir et al
Ormston Charles W.   21 November 1859 "Son of J. & E.A. Ormston"
"Aged 1 Y 9 M"
Click for photo of tombstone Source: WVCPA reading of the cemetery in April 2004
Ormston Eliza Ann 2 November 1818 6 June 1871 "Wife of Jas. Ormston"
"Aged 41 Y 19 D"
Click for photo of tombstone Source: WVCPA reading of the cemetery in April 2004
Ormston Izetta   29 ___ 1863 "Dau of J. & E.A. Ormston"
[Rest of the inscription below ground]
Click for photo of tombstone Source: WVCPA reading of the cemetery in April 2004
Ormston Mable         Source: "Mason Co., W. Va. Cemetery Inscriptions, Vols I-V" - Machir et al
Ormston Martha J.   1858 [Age 1 yr 9 days]   Source: "Mason Co., W. Va. Cemetery Inscriptions, Vols I-V" - Machir et al
Ormston Mary F. 14 February 1854 4 June 1858 [Age 4 yrs 3 mos 18 dys]   Source: "Mason Co., W. Va. Cemetery Inscriptions, Vols I-V" - Machir et al
Ormston Vetta         Source: "Mason Co., W. Va. Cemetery Inscriptions, Vols I-V" - Machir et al
Ormston Zertha 12 November 1860 27 April 1862 [Child of James - Age 1 yr 5 mos 15 dys]   Source: "Mason Co., W. Va. Cemetery Inscriptions, Vols I-V" - Machir et al
Pearce Eliza 1820 8 July 1857 "Wife of William"
"Aged 37 years"
Click for photo of tombstone Source: WVCPA reading of the cemetery in April 2004
Pearce Henry 1867 15 June 1869 [Son of Wm. & E. Pearce - Age 2 years]   Source: "Mason Co., W. Va. Cemetery Inscriptions, Vols I-V" - Machir et al
Piatt John 1845   "CO. I 13TH W.VA. INF." Click for photo of tombstone Source: WVCPA reading of the cemetery in April 2004
Pierce Charlie July 1883 10 October 1883 [Son of Asa & Jane Pierce - Age 3 mos]   Source: "Mason Co., W. Va. Cemetery Inscriptions, Vols I-V" - Machir et al
Pierce Martha 1816 April 1876 [Dau of B. & __ Belerts, born Wales, wife of Rasbil Pierce - Age 60 years]   Source: "Mason Co., W. Va. Cemetery Inscriptions, Vols I-V" - Machir et al
Powell John   10 August 1862 [Age 23 (53?) yrs 7 dys]   Source: "Mason Co., W. Va. Cemetery Inscriptions, Vols I-V" - Machir et al
Powell John 15 August 1856 24 April 1868 [Age 11 yr 8 mos 9 dys]   Source: "Mason Co., W. Va. Cemetery Inscriptions, Vols I-V" - Machir et al
Price Jane 1829 May 1861 "Wife of Jacob"
"Aged 32 years"
Click for photo of tombstone Source: WVCPA reading of the cemetery in April 2004
Quillen Lillian Russell 6 February 1894 12 March 1954 [Dau. of Charles & Mary (Rings) Fields   Source: "Mason Co., W. Va. Cemetery Inscriptions, Vols I-V" - Machir et al
Quillen O'Neal F. 1894 1965   Click for photo of tombstone Source: WVCPA reading of the cemetery in April 2004
Quillen William S. 6 September 1864 29 May 1957 [Son of Uriah Quillen]   Source: "Mason Co., W. Va. Cemetery Inscriptions, Vols I-V" - Machir et al
Ring Elizabeth 12 December 1847 10 March 1928     Source: "Mason Co., W. Va. Cemetery Inscriptions, Vols I-V" - Machir et al
Ring George 10 February 1885 April 1945 [Son of John & Elizabeth Ring]   Source: "Mason Co., W. Va. Cemetery Inscriptions, Vols I-V" - Machir et al
Rings George A. 16 May 1856 26 July 1867 [Son of John & Lavinia - Age 11 yrs 2 mos 10 dys]   Source: "Mason Co., W. Va. Cemetery Inscriptions, Vols I-V" - Machir et al
Roberts Ellenor 1821 7 April 1865 [Wife of Thomas Roberts - Age 44 years]   Source: "Mason Co., W. Va. Cemetery Inscriptions, Vols I-V" - Machir et al
Roberts John   1885 [Age 7 mos]   Source: "Mason Co., W. Va. Cemetery Inscriptions, Vols I-V" - Machir et al
Roberts John G. 16 March 1848 26 March 1891 "Aged 43 years, 9 days" Click for photo of tombstone Source: WVCPA reading of the cemetery in April 2004
Roberts Mary   24 June 1885 [Wife of L. Roberts]   Source: "Mason Co., W. Va. Cemetery Inscriptions, Vols I-V" - Machir et al
Robson C.W.   30 July 1896     Source: "Mason Co., W. Va. Cemetery Inscriptions, Vols I-V" - Machir et al
Rogers Addison 1843 1907 [Rogers family on shared stone]
"His Wife"
Click for photo of tombstone Source: WVCPA reading of the cemetery in April 2004
Rogers Cornelia 1849 19__
Rogers Infant Dau   1876 "Adopted Dau."
Rogers Infant Son   1877
Rogers Lula May 1879 1880
Roush Albert   14 July 1911 [Age 45 years]   Source: "Mason Co., W. Va. Cemetery Inscriptions, Vols I-V" - Machir et al
Roush Cecil 1899 22 June 1909 [Age 10 years]   Source: "Mason Co., W. Va. Cemetery Inscriptions, Vols I-V" - Machir et al
Roush Ellis Pearl 8 October 1873 9 April 1953 [Son of William & Laura Roush]   Source: "Mason Co., W. Va. Cemetery Inscriptions, Vols I-V" - Machir et al
Roush James Ellis 5 September 1900 20 July 1935 [Son of Ellis & Laura Roush]   Source: "Mason Co., W. Va. Cemetery Inscriptions, Vols I-V" - Machir et al
Roush Rena 18 February 1905 12 March 1905 [Age 22 days]   Source: "Mason Co., W. Va. Cemetery Inscriptions, Vols I-V" - Machir et al
Roy Sampson 11 October 1812 29 July 1869 [Son of J. & M. Roy - Age 56 yrs 9 mos 18 dys]   Source: "Mason Co., W. Va. Cemetery Inscriptions, Vols I-V" - Machir et al
Roy Sarah Alice 7 June 1856 7 January 1858 [Dau of Sampson & Ruth Roy - Age 1 yr 7 mos]   Source: "Mason Co., W. Va. Cemetery Inscriptions, Vols I-V" - Machir et al
Roy Susan November 1855 August 1856 [Dau. of Sampson & Ruth A. Roy, age 9 mos]   Source: "Mason Co., W. Va. Cemetery Inscriptions, Vols I-V" - Machir et al
Scott Clary M. 10 March 1890 15 June 1890   Click for photo of tombstone Source: WVCPA reading of the cemetery in April 2004
Singer Thomas A. 31 December 1840 3 September 1864 "Aged 23 Ys. 8 Ms. 3 ds." 
"CO. A. 2. Va. Vet. Vol. Cav."
[Rest of the inscription illegible]
Click for photo of tombstone
Click for photo of tombstone
Source: WVCPA reading of the cemetery in April 2004
Skinner       ["Infant dau of J. & M. lies here"]   Source: "Mason Co., W. Va. Cemetery Inscriptions, Vols I-V" - Machir et al
Smith George Cecil 29 September 1910 4 July 1911 [Age 9 mos 5 dys]   Source: "Mason Co., W. Va. Cemetery Inscriptions, Vols I-V" - Machir et al
Smith Thomas 1803 1875 [Shared family stone]
"His Wife"

"Their Sons"
Click for photo of tombstone Source: WVCPA reading of the cemetery in April 2004
Smith Eliza 1824 1866
Smith Thomas J. 1854 1905
Smith Albert 1865 1865
Smith George 1866 1866
Smith William 1884 9 September 1908 [Age 23 years]   Source: "Mason Co., W. Va. Cemetery Inscriptions, Vols I-V" - Machir et al
Smith William   19 February 1909 [Age 52 years]   Source: "Mason Co., W. Va. Cemetery Inscriptions, Vols I-V" - Machir et al
Soulsby _____ 2 April 1861 26 May 1868 [Aged 7 yrs 1 mo 24 dys]   Source: "Mason Co., W. Va. Cemetery Inscriptions, Vols I-V" - Machir et al
Soulsby Daniel 2 January 1886 10 June 1888 [Son of E. & J. Soulsby - Aged 2 yrs 5 mos 8 dys]   Source: "Mason Co., W. Va. Cemetery Inscriptions, Vols I-V" - Machir et al
Soulsby Daniel J.P. 8 June 1868 26 November 1868 "Son of E. & J. Soulsby"
[Aged 5 mos 18 dys]
Click for photo of tombstone Source: WVCPA reading of the cemetery in April 2004
Soulsby Edward     "CO. D 2 W.VA. CAV." Click for photo of tombstone Source: WVCPA reading of the cemetery in April 2004
Soulsby Infant female 28 January 1871 28 February 1871 [Dau of Harriet & Mattew - Age 31 days]   Source: "Mason Co., W. Va. Cemetery Inscriptions, Vols I-V" - Machir et al
Soulsby Jane 1850 1932 "Mother" Click for photo of tombstone Source: WVCPA reading of the cemetery in April 2004
Soulsby Matthew     [CO. E 4TH W.VA. INF.]   Source: "Mason Co., W. Va. Cemetery Inscriptions, Vols I-V" - Machir et al
Thomas Evans 1792 14 July 1862 [Age 70 years]   Source: "Mason Co., W. Va. Cemetery Inscriptions, Vols I-V" - Machir et al
Tucker       [Illegible] Click for photo of tombstone Source: WVCPA reading of the cemetery in April 2004
Tucker       [Infant Daughter]   Source: "Mason Co., W. Va. Cemetery Inscriptions, Vols I-V" - Machir et al
Tucker Andrew T. 25 August 1866 2 November 1867 "Son of C.C. & M. Tucker"
"Aged 1 YR 2 MOS & 8 DS"
Click for photo of tombstone Source: WVCPA reading of the cemetery in April 2004
Tucker Infant 23 February 1873 9 April 1873 "Infant Dau of C.C. & M Tucker"
"Aged 1 Mo. 14 D"
Click for photo of tombstone Source: WVCPA reading of the cemetery in April 2004
Tucker Lucretia   2? August 18__ "Dau of C.C. & S.M. Tucker"
"Aged 1 yr 11 ds"
[Rest of inscription illegible]
Click for photo of tombstone Source: WVCPA reading of the cemetery in April 2004
Tucker Mahala   25 July 1876 [Wife of C.C. Tucker - Aged 27 yrs 6 mos] Click for photo of tombstone
Click for photo of tombstone
Source: WVCPA reading of the cemetery in April 2004
Tucker Renona D.   12 May 1884 "Son of C.C. & S.M. Tucker" 
"Aged 9 mos"
Click for photo of tombstone Source: WVCPA reading of the cemetery in April 2004
Turley Francis 22 March 1904 10 April 1905 [Age 1 yr 19 dys]   Source: "Mason Co., W. Va. Cemetery Inscriptions, Vols I-V" - Machir et al
Turley Paul Clifton 3 January 1900 17 November 1900 [Infant son of E. & G. Turley - Age 10 mos 14 dys]   Source: "Mason Co., W. Va. Cemetery Inscriptions, Vols I-V" - Machir et al
Turley Zenlta E. 14 January 1833 4 January 1896 [Age 62 yrs 11 mos 21 dys]   Source: "Mason Co., W. Va. Cemetery Inscriptions, Vols I-V" - Machir et al
Turnbull George   26 May 1869 [Son of R. & E. Turnbull - Age 9 months]   Source: "Mason Co., W. Va. Cemetery Inscriptions, Vols I-V" - Machir et al
Wetzel M.E.   March 1873 [Son of D.D. & M.E. Wetzel - Age 19 yrs, 5 mos]   Source: "Mason Co., W. Va. Cemetery Inscriptions, Vols I-V" - Machir et al
Wetzel Malissa E. 10 October 1866 15 March 1878 [Dau of Rev. D.D. & M.E. Wetzel - Age 11 yrs 5 mos 5 dys]   Source: "Mason Co., W. Va. Cemetery Inscriptions, Vols I-V" - Machir et al
Wetzel Margaret E. 5 August 1865 11 March 1866 [Dau of Rev. D.D. & M.E. Wetzel - Age 7 mos 6 dys]   Source: "Mason Co., W. Va. Cemetery Inscriptions, Vols I-V" - Machir et al
Wright Horace 23 April 1807 2 April 1869 "Age 61 yrs, 11 mos, 9 days"
[Large photo size retained to provide detail - loads slowly]
Click for photo of tombstone Source: WVCPA reading of the cemetery in April 2004
Based not on reading of stones, but by accounts of local citizens:
Bass Edward     [Died ca. 1920 at 30 years of age]   Source: "Mason Co., W. Va. Cemetery Inscriptions, Vols I-V" - Machir et al
Bass Jeremiah     ["Jerry"]   Source: "Mason Co., W. Va. Cemetery Inscriptions, Vols I-V" - Machir et al
Bass Raymond     [Son of James & Fannie, died ca. 1930]   Source: "Mason Co., W. Va. Cemetery Inscriptions, Vols I-V" - Machir et al
Craig       [ca. 4 of this family name]   Source: "Mason Co., W. Va. Cemetery Inscriptions, Vols I-V" - Machir et al
Cullens       [2 of this family name]   Source: "Mason Co., W. Va. Cemetery Inscriptions, Vols I-V" - Machir et al
Cunningham Mary     [and her son]   Source: "Mason Co., W. Va. Cemetery Inscriptions, Vols I-V" - Machir et al
Davis John         Source: "Mason Co., W. Va. Cemetery Inscriptions, Vols I-V" - Machir et al
Davis May         Source: "Mason Co., W. Va. Cemetery Inscriptions, Vols I-V" - Machir et al
Fields Bobby     [Son of Helen Fields]   Source: "Mason Co., W. Va. Cemetery Inscriptions, Vols I-V" - Machir et al
Fields George 1891 1929     Source: "Mason Co., W. Va. Cemetery Inscriptions, Vols I-V" - Machir et al
Freed Jack         Source: "Mason Co., W. Va. Cemetery Inscriptions, Vols I-V" - Machir et al
Hoods George     [Along with 3 members of his family]   Source: "Mason Co., W. Va. Cemetery Inscriptions, Vols I-V" - Machir et al
Hunter John William         Source: "Mason Co., W. Va. Cemetery Inscriptions, Vols I-V" - Machir et al
Jenkins       [The Jenkins family]   Source: "Mason Co., W. Va. Cemetery Inscriptions, Vols I-V" - Machir et al
Jones Alice         Source: "Mason Co., W. Va. Cemetery Inscriptions, Vols I-V" - Machir et al
Jones Edward     [Died ca. 1898]   Source: "Mason Co., W. Va. Cemetery Inscriptions, Vols I-V" - Machir et al
Jones Elizabeth         Source: "Mason Co., W. Va. Cemetery Inscriptions, Vols I-V" - Machir et al
Rings Katie         Source: "Mason Co., W. Va. Cemetery Inscriptions, Vols I-V" - Machir et al
Roush Laura     [Wife of Ellis Roush, died ca. 1923 at age 45]   Source: "Mason Co., W. Va. Cemetery Inscriptions, Vols I-V" - Machir et al
Roy Mary Jane     [Died ca. 1914]   Source: "Mason Co., W. Va. Cemetery Inscriptions, Vols I-V" - Machir et al
Smith Bailiss 1830 1887     Source: "Mason Co., W. Va. Cemetery Inscriptions, Vols I-V" - Machir et al
Smith Balilis G.F. 1828 5 September 1873 [Engineer - killed when boiler exploded]   Source: "Mason Co., W. Va. Cemetery Inscriptions, Vols I-V" - Machir et al
Soulsby Jane     [Wife of Edward, died ca. 1889]   Source: "Mason Co., W. Va. Cemetery Inscriptions, Vols I-V" - Machir et al
Soulsby William     [Son of Edward & Fannie]   Source: "Mason Co., W. Va. Cemetery Inscriptions, Vols I-V" - Machir et al
Turley Elizabeth Bass Robson 1872 1947 [From Bible record]   Source: "Mason Co., W. Va. Cemetery Inscriptions, Vols I-V" - Machir et al
Turley Frances     [Dau of George & Elizabeth - aged 7 months]   Source: "Mason Co., W. Va. Cemetery Inscriptions, Vols I-V" - Machir et al
Turley George     [Died ca. 1946]   Source: "Mason Co., W. Va. Cemetery Inscriptions, Vols I-V" - Machir et al
Turley George, Jr.         Source: "Mason Co., W. Va. Cemetery Inscriptions, Vols I-V" - Machir et al
Turley Isabell   1902 [Dau of Elizabeth - Age 2]   Source: "Mason Co., W. Va. Cemetery Inscriptions, Vols I-V" - Machir et al
Probable Burials:
Bass Mary Ann 11 August 1831 21 December 1867 [Dau of J. & Sarah Wallace, wife of Ephriam Bass - Aged 36 yrs 4 mos 10 dys]   Source: "Mason Co., W. Va. Cemetery Inscriptions, Vols I-V" - Machir et al
Chapman James W. 1868 29 November 1868 [Son of J.M. & Virginia Chapman - died in infancy]   Source: "Mason Co., W. Va. Cemetery Inscriptions, Vols I-V" - Machir et al
Chapman Lieutitia 1865 11 March 1866 [Dau of J.M & Ellen Chapman - Aged 1 year]   Source: "Mason Co., W. Va. Cemetery Inscriptions, Vols I-V" - Machir et al
Chapman Morris 16 February 1866 16 January 1868 [Son of J.M. & Virginia Chapman - Aged 1 yr 11 mos 0 dys]   Source: "Mason Co., W. Va. Cemetery Inscriptions, Vols I-V" - Machir et al
Chapman Oscar D. 27 November 1865 29 February 1866 [Son of W.W. & Angeline Chapman - Aged 3 mos 2 dys]   Source: "Mason Co., W. Va. Cemetery Inscriptions, Vols I-V" - Machir et al
Edwards George O. 1868 1 July 1869 [Son of Robert & Mary Edwards - Aged 1 year]   Source: "Mason Co., W. Va. Cemetery Inscriptions, Vols I-V" - Machir et al
Fields Alford May 1868 17 November 1868 [Son of David B. & Sarah M. Fields - Aged 6 months]   Source: "Mason Co., W. Va. Cemetery Inscriptions, Vols I-V" - Machir et al
Fields George W.   8 March 1869 [Son of F. & Rachel Fields - Aged 3 months]   Source: "Mason Co., W. Va. Cemetery Inscriptions, Vols I-V" - Machir et al
Fields Henry W. 1867 4 March 1869 [Son of F. & Rachel Fields - Aged 2 years]   Source: "Mason Co., W. Va. Cemetery Inscriptions, Vols I-V" - Machir et al
Hall Elizabeth 6 October 1864 21 March 1866 [Dau of John & Mary A. Hall - Aged 1 yr 5 mos 15 dys]   Source: "Mason Co., W. Va. Cemetery Inscriptions, Vols I-V" - Machir et al
Hughes William 1826 24 June 1871 [Aged 45 years - born in England]   Source: "Mason Co., W. Va. Cemetery Inscriptions, Vols I-V" - Machir et al
Mathews Edith Martha   14 June 1868 [Dau of George & Mary Mathews]   Source: "Mason Co., W. Va. Cemetery Inscriptions, Vols I-V" - Machir et al
Buried here, according to records:
Horner William J. 2 December 1873 2 October 1881 [Son of James & A. Horner - Aged 7 yrs 10 mos 0 dys]   Source: "Mason Co., W. Va. Cemetery Inscriptions, Vols I-V" - Machir et al
Pierce James 1847 3 August 1883 [Son of William & Eliza - Aged 35 years]   Source: "Mason Co., W. Va. Cemetery Inscriptions, Vols I-V" - Machir et al
Unidentified/illegible stones:
Unknown Marker 01     [Located in the vicinity of the Fields children's graves] Click for photo of tombstone Source: WVCPA reading of the cemetery in April 2004
Unknown Marker 02     [Found buried an inch or two under the moss and vines - no legible inscription left, just the rounded medallion portion at the top of the stone face remained] Click for photo of tombstone Source: WVCPA reading of the cemetery in April 2004
Unknown Marker 03     [Large stone laying on its face, it seems, though if on its back, the inscription has completely eroded away] Click for photo of tombstone Source: WVCPA reading of the cemetery in April 2004
Unknown Marker 04     [Illegible] Click for photo of tombstone Source: WVCPA reading of the cemetery in April 2004
  L.E. (or F.?)       Click for photo of tombstone Source: WVCPA reading of the cemetery in April 2004
  L.B.     [Similar in fabrication to "L.E." above, and located within 8 feet of each other] Click for photo of tombstone Source: WVCPA reading of the cemetery in April 2004
Unknown Marker 05     [Looks as if it may have had some sort of inset panel or plaque at some point in time] Click for photo of tombstone Source: WVCPA reading of the cemetery in April 2004
Unknown Marker 06     [Illegible - looks to be a double stone, for a couple or siblings perhaps] Click for photo of tombstone Source: WVCPA reading of the cemetery in April 2004
Unknown Mary     [Not certain which Mary this is - the stone was deeply sunk into the soil and the roots of a large tree were locked tight around it - coming close to the point of enveloping the stone.  The second photo is a larger view of the stone and the area around it] Click for photo of tombstone
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Source: WVCPA reading of the cemetery in April 2004
Unknown Marker 07     [Located close to Mary (above), and also unidentifiable.  The second photo is a larger view of the surrounding area, including Mary's stone again] Click for photo of tombstone
Click for photo of tombstone
Source: WVCPA reading of the cemetery in April 2004
Unknown Marker 08     [Illegible] Click for photo of tombstone Source: WVCPA reading of the cemetery in April 2004
Unknown Marker 09     [Illegible - sunken very deeply and solidly into the ground] Click for photo of tombstone Source: WVCPA reading of the cemetery in April 2004
Unknown Marker 10     [Illegible] Click for photo of tombstone Source: WVCPA reading of the cemetery in April 2004
Unknown Marker 11     [Illegible] Click for photo of tombstone Source: WVCPA reading of the cemetery in April 2004
Unknown Marker 12     [Illegible] Click for photo of tombstone Source: WVCPA reading of the cemetery in April 2004
Unknown Marker 13     [Illegible - looks like the image at the top of the stone is a lamb, though can't tell if it's a "plain" lamb, as would be seen on a small child's grave, or a "Haloed" Lamb - a symbol of Christ, generally used on an adult's tombstone] Click for photo of tombstone Source: WVCPA reading of the cemetery in April 2004
Unknown Marker 14     [Totally worn away - no inscription visible] Click for photo of tombstone Source: WVCPA reading of the cemetery in April 2004
Unknown John?     [It looks like his age at death was 62 years - very little left legible on this stone] Click for photo of tombstone Source: WVCPA reading of the cemetery in April 2004
Unknown       [Located near Soulsby graves - poss. related?] Click for photo of tombstone Source: WVCPA reading of the cemetery in April 2004
Unknown         Click for photo of tombstone Source: WVCPA reading of the cemetery in April 2004
Unknown         Click for photo of tombstone Source: WVCPA reading of the cemetery in April 2004
Unknown         Click for photo of tombstone Source: WVCPA reading of the cemetery in April 2004
Unknown         Click for photo of tombstone Source: WVCPA reading of the cemetery in April 2004
Unknown         Click for photo of tombstone Source: WVCPA reading of the cemetery in April 2004
Unknown         Click for photo of tombstone Source: WVCPA reading of the cemetery in April 2004
Unknown         Click for photo of tombstone Source: WVCPA reading of the cemetery in April 2004
Unknown         Click for photo of tombstone Source: WVCPA reading of the cemetery in April 2004
Unknown         Click for photo of tombstone Source: WVCPA reading of the cemetery in April 2004
Unknown     __ February __ "Aged 16 Y 9 M 24 D" Click for photo of tombstone Source: WVCPA reading of the cemetery in April 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.

This roster is a compilation of multiple readings of this cemetery over the years, and through photographic evidence collected in or after April 2004 by WVCPA or its volunteers.  While duplication of entries was attempted to be corrected, there may be two or more entries for an individual, particularly if there were conflicting dates/information for them between the various readings.  Where possible, these conflicts in interpretation of dates, name spellings, etc. have been pointed out.  If you have proven, factual evidence of information that should be corrected here, or have additional photos of this cemetery, the Welsh Baptist Church, or any of the tombstones here, please contact WVCPA so we can help you share those photos via this web site. Also, if there are any names that we have omitted on this page that should be included, please let us know so we can add them to this roster.

While still listed by WVCPA as in a "Poor" condition, that is a significant improvement from the abandoned state it was in prior to April 2004.  Until this cemetery can be brought into a regular state of maintenance, which in the case of this particular cemetery is a very daunting task to most, it will remain in a precarious position near the state of neglect and abandonment. 

WVCPA help with this cemetery:

 

Joel and the monster tree at Welsh Cemetery, April 2004

Click on the image to enlarge

In April 2004, staff members of the Mason Co. Development Authority and Chamber of Commerce, including Celesty Fielder and Hilda Austin, in cooperation with an AmeriCorps team of volunteers, cleared much of this cemetery that had become very overgrown with trees and underbrush.  [Click here to see photos from this project]. We were honored to be invited to participate in the clean-up efforts of this cemetery, and help with photo documentation and sharing of our knowledge/ expertise in cemetery rescue and recording with the great AmeriCorps team members and the other volunteers.  We were able to spend the morning working with the project, then again visit the cemetery in June 2004 to see how the clearing efforts had held up through the Spring growing season and heavy rain that those months had seen. While nature had again taken a strong foothold in trying to overgrow the hillside again in those few short months, our hopes are that the local Hartford community will be able to maintain this cemetery over the coming years and keep it from being neglected and lost under the trees and brush.  

The photo at left is Joel hamming it up for the camera, but it also shows the size of some of the trees in this very old wooded area.  This is definitely the largest tree (in girth) we've ever seen in WV! 

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