Welsh (a.k.a. Old Hartford or Cunningham)
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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)
|USGS Quad:||New Haven|
|Maintained by:||Not maintained|
|Date added to WVCPA register:||April 2004|
|Condition of cemetery**:||Poor (April 2004)|
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.
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]|
|Ballange||Howard B.||21 March 1862||1 December 1862||[Son of S.J. & A. M. Ballange, age 8 mos, 11 days]|
|Barringer||____||30 May 1880||16 April 1899||[Son of Peter & Lula, age 18 yrs, 10 mos]|
|Barringer||Allena May||27 June 1866||28 September 1866||[Dau of W.W. & E.C. Barringer, age 3 mos 1 day]|
|Barringer||Catherine||8 March 1857||28 March 1857||[Dau of Peter & Olive Barringer, age 20 days]|
|Barringer||Elizabeth||8 April 1872||22 April 1874||[Dau of P. & O. Barringer, age 2 yrs, 0 mos, 14 days]|
|Barringer||John D.||8 October 1857||[Son of Peter & Olive Barringer, age 19 years]|
|Barringer||Lula||19 November 1913||[Wife of Peter, age 41]|
|Barringer||Peter||20 March 1832||24 March 1904||[Age 72 yrs, 4 days, born in Germany]|
|Barringer||William||1899||[Age 18 yrs, 11 mos, 15 days]|
|Bass||Amanda||11 April 1891||17 February 1893||[Age 1 yr 10 mos 6 dys]|
|Bass||Cora Bell||13 November 1872||7 October 1873||[Dau of J.W. & E.E. Bass - Age 10 mos 24 dys]|
|Bass||Ephriam||1829||15 December 1882||[Son of John & E. Bass, husband of Francis - Age 53 years]|
|Bass||Fannie||December 1887||August 1888||[Dau of J.A. & Fannie - Age 8 months]|
|Bass||Fannie Conway||23 February 1858||3 July 1888||[Aged 30 yrs 4 mos 8 dys]|
|Bass||James||1915||1943||[Son of J.W. & M. Bass]|
|Bass||Luella E.||8 June 1886||17 May 1887||[Aged 11 mos 9 dys]|
|Bass||Rebecca||3 April 1830||27 December 1874||[Dau of J. & L. Johnson, wife of Jerry Bass - Age 44 yrs 8 mos 24 dys]|
|Bass||Rebecca||1886||2 February 1890||[Age 4 years]|
|Batterson||Lillian||5 June 1868||12 June 1868||[Age 7 days]|
|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]|
|Chapman||____||__ July 18__||"Son
of E. & M.A. Chapman"
|Chapman||Erastmus||6 April 1806||20 November 1900||[Son of Joseph - Age 94 yrs 7 mos 14 dys]|
|Chapman||Joseph||17 April 1774||9 November 1869||[Aged 95 yrs 6 mos 22 dys]|
|Chapman||Lucy||23 April 1782||27 March 1866||"Wife
"Aged 83 Ys 11 Ms 4 D"
|Chittenden||Charles H.||17 May 1859||18 May 1861||[Son of E.H. & H.C. Chittenden - Age 2 yr 1 dy]|
|Conn||Helen M.||1927||1958||[Dau. of "Pete" & Maggie Fields]|
|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]|
|Cunningham||Julia Gibbs||8 October 1870||9 February 1934||"Mother"
[Dau. of Michael & Hannah (Kearns) Gibbs]
|Eaton||Jesse M.||12 June 1871||[Child of May J. & Philip Eaton]|
|Edwards||Robert||31 December 1841||20 October 1871||[Age 29 yrs 9 mos 20 dys]|
|Embleton||Dorothy||18 August 1861||[Shared stone - daughters of W. & J. Embleton]|
|Embleton||Shelah||16 April 1861||28 July 1861||[Age 3 mos, 12 days]|
|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]
|Fields||Mary||6 April 1874||13 January 1936|
|Fields||Margaret Ellen||3 October 1900||August 1973||["Maggie" - wife of Charles E. "Pete" Fields]|
|Fields||Penny K.||1956||1957||[Dau. of Thomas & Judy Fields]|
of M.A. Hall"
[Rest of inscription illegible]
|Hall||Elizabeth M.||21 January 1867||21 March 1868||[Dau of John Hall - Age 1 yr 2 mos]|
|Hall||John||19 December 1817||28 August 1892||"Aged 74 Y. 8 M. 9 D."|
|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]
|Hall||John Wm.||2 March 1866||20 July 1866||[Son of John & Mary Hall - Age 4 mos 18 dys]|
|Hall||Mary Jane||25 January 1837||20 May 1866||[Dau of John & Mary Hall - Age 21 yrs 5 mos 15 dys]|
|Hall||Richard||April 1858||9 July 1858||[Son of John, aged 3 months]|
|Harris||Narcissa||4 March 1841||8 December 1864||"Wife
of Daniel Harris"
"Aged 23 Ys 9 Ms 4 Ds"
|Hensley||James M.||26 June 1854||January 1933||[Husband
and wife - shared stone]
|Hensley||Margaret A.||1858||17 December 1912|
|Holmes||Ralph||6 January 1860||21 January 1860||[Son of Richard & Don Marie Holmes - Age 15 days]|
|Holmes||Susan J.||1860||3 February 1861||"Dau
of G. & D.M. Holmes"
"Aged 1 year"
|Hood||Grant||1880||4 November 1889||[Age 9 years]|
|Hope||Elvan||3 May 1862||18 June 1862||"Aged 1
Ms 15 Ds"
of J. & E. Hope - shared stone]
|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]|
|Hope||Osher||22 June 1872||[Age 45 years]|
|Horner||_____||["Wife of Jacob"]|
|Horner||Jacob||10 February 1874||7 August 1876||[Age 2 yrs 5 mos 25 dys]|
|Horner||Jacob||12 September 1890||["In his 53rd year]|
|Horner||Jennie||March 1876||[Dau of M.& J. Selbe of Ireland, wife of Jno. Horner - Age 40 years]|
|Hughes||Mary J.||28 August 1864||31 August 1865||[Dau of Thomas & H. Hughes - Age 1 yr 3 dy]|
|Hughes||Sarah Jane||20 December 1859||22 December 1860||[Dau. of T.H. Hughes - Age 1 yr 2 dy]|
|Humphries||John H.||[Shared Humphries family stone - many portions of inscriptions are illegible]||
|Humphries||Elizabeth||[Wife of Edward Hunter]|
|Humphries||Mary J.||27 July 187_||"Aged 1y. 8 ms. 2_ds."|
|Humphries||John R.||27 May 1867||"Aged 62 years"|
|Humphries||Mary||3 April 1890||[Age 70 yrs, 5 mos - source: Mason Co. records]|
|Hunter||Edward||17 September 1829||29 October 1898||[Age 69 yrs, 1 mo, 12 days - source: Mason Co. records]|
|Hunter||Elizabeth||7 June 1831||28 August 1891||[Age 60 yrs, 2 mos, 21 days]|
|Hunter||Jane||5 May 1866||[Dau of E. & Elizabeth - Age 1 yr 6 mos]|
|Hunter||Joseph||21 February 1858||7 April 1858||[Son of Edward & Elizabeth - Age 1 mo 14 dys]|
|Hunter||Mary J.||1868||22 July 1869||[Dau of E. & Elizabeth - Age 1 year]|
|Hurley||Susanah||6 November 1791||28 April 1863||"Wife
of E. Hurley"
"Aged 71 ys 5 ms 22 d"
[Wife of Edward]
|Jones||Daniel||June 1869||24 August 1869||[Son of R.D. & Susan A. Jones - Age 2 months]|
|Jones||John W.||1886||1918||[Son of Edward & Catherine]|
|Jones||Robert||1840||22 September 1869||"Aged 29 years"|
|Kauff||Infant male||15 November 1882||16 November 1882||[Son of G & S. Kauff - Age 1 day]|
|Kauff||Jane||1860||6 August 1882||[Dau of W. & A. Sley, wife of John - age 22 years]|
|Kell||Ann Hunter||[Wife of Johnston Kell - originally buried here, but later moved to Graham Cemetery]|
|Kell||Infant female||March 1891||22 February 1892||[Dau. of Johnston & Ann Kell, age 11 mos]|
|Kell||Johnson||22 December 1892||[Son of J. G. & A. Johnson - uncertain if date is birth or death date]|
|Kell||Johnston||[Originally buried here, but later moved to Graham Cemetery]|
|Kelly||James G.||24 August 1865||[Son of W. & S.A. Kelly - Age 8 mos]|
|King||John||29 November 1900||[Age 72 years - last name probably Ring, not King]|
|Law||Sarah||9 November 1872||"Wife
"Aged 31 years"
|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]|
|Matthews||Rachel||31 December 1882||12 August 1883||[Dau of J. & A. Matthews - Age 7 mos 12 dys]|
|Matthews||Spencer||15 October 1889||25 March 1892||[Son of J. & A. Matthews - Age 2 yrs 5 mos 10 dys]|
|MacKnight||Margaret||November 1871||3 October 1872||[Dau of William & Elizabeth MacKnight - Age 11 mos]|
|MacKnight||William||3 January 1874||4 May 1877||[Son of Wm. & Elizabeth, age 3 yrs, 4 mos, 1 day]|
77 yrs, 5 mos, 3 days]
[Husband and wife - shared stone]
|McKnight||Darby||5 October 1862||5 July 1864||[Age 1 yr 9 mos]|
|McKnight||James||10 November 1866||7 June 1888||[Age 21 yrs 6 mos 27 dys]|
|McKnight||Margaret||5 February 1875||5 September 1876||[Age 1 yr, 7 mos]|
|McMillen||Mary Jane||24 January 1845||20 May 1866||"Wife
of Robert McMillen"
"Aged 21 Ys 3 Ms 27 Ds"
|Morris||Lucy||31 August 1829||26 March 1877||"Wife
of J.C. Morris"
"Aged 47 yrs 6 mos 26 days"
[Remainder of inscription illegible]
|Mullins||Joe David||12 November 1935||2 October 1957||[Son of Golden & Essie Marie Mullins]|
|Ormston||Charles W.||21 November 1859||"Son
of J. & E.A. Ormston"
"Aged 1 Y 9 M"
|Ormston||Eliza Ann||2 November 1818||6 June 1871||"Wife
of Jas. Ormston"
"Aged 41 Y 19 D"
|Ormston||Izetta||29 ___ 1863||"Dau
of J. & E.A. Ormston"
[Rest of the inscription below ground]
|Ormston||Martha J.||1858||[Age 1 yr 9 days]|
|Ormston||Mary F.||14 February 1854||4 June 1858||[Age 4 yrs 3 mos 18 dys]|
|Ormston||Zertha||12 November 1860||27 April 1862||[Child of James - Age 1 yr 5 mos 15 dys]|
|Pearce||Eliza||1820||8 July 1857||"Wife
"Aged 37 years"
|Pearce||Henry||1867||15 June 1869||[Son of Wm. & E. Pearce - Age 2 years]|
|Piatt||John||1845||"CO. I 13TH W.VA. INF."|
|Pierce||Charlie||July 1883||10 October 1883||[Son of Asa & Jane Pierce - Age 3 mos]|
|Pierce||Martha||1816||April 1876||[Dau of B. & __ Belerts, born Wales, wife of Rasbil Pierce - Age 60 years]|
|Powell||John||10 August 1862||[Age 23 (53?) yrs 7 dys]|
|Powell||John||15 August 1856||24 April 1868||[Age 11 yr 8 mos 9 dys]|
"Aged 32 years"
|Quillen||Lillian Russell||6 February 1894||12 March 1954||[Dau. of Charles & Mary (Rings) Fields|
|Quillen||William S.||6 September 1864||29 May 1957||[Son of Uriah Quillen]|
|Ring||Elizabeth||12 December 1847||10 March 1928|
|Ring||George||10 February 1885||April 1945||[Son of John & Elizabeth Ring]|
|Rings||George A.||16 May 1856||26 July 1867||[Son of John & Lavinia - Age 11 yrs 2 mos 10 dys]|
|Roberts||Ellenor||1821||7 April 1865||[Wife of Thomas Roberts - Age 44 years]|
|Roberts||John||1885||[Age 7 mos]|
|Roberts||John G.||16 March 1848||26 March 1891||"Aged 43 years, 9 days"|
|Roberts||Mary||24 June 1885||[Wife of L. Roberts]|
|Robson||C.W.||30 July 1896|
family on shared
|Rogers||Infant Dau||1876||"Adopted Dau."|
|Roush||Albert||14 July 1911||[Age 45 years]|
|Roush||Cecil||1899||22 June 1909||[Age 10 years]|
|Roush||Ellis Pearl||8 October 1873||9 April 1953||[Son of William & Laura Roush]|
|Roush||James Ellis||5 September 1900||20 July 1935||[Son of Ellis & Laura Roush]|
|Roush||Rena||18 February 1905||12 March 1905||[Age 22 days]|
|Roy||Sampson||11 October 1812||29 July 1869||[Son of J. & M. Roy - Age 56 yrs 9 mos 18 dys]|
|Roy||Sarah Alice||7 June 1856||7 January 1858||[Dau of Sampson & Ruth Roy - Age 1 yr 7 mos]|
|Roy||Susan||November 1855||August 1856||[Dau. of Sampson & Ruth A. Roy, age 9 mos]|
|Scott||Clary M.||10 March 1890||15 June 1890|
|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]
|Skinner||["Infant dau of J. & M. lies here"]|
|Smith||George Cecil||29 September 1910||4 July 1911||[Age 9 mos 5 dys]|
|Smith||William||1884||9 September 1908||[Age 23 years]|
|Smith||William||19 February 1909||[Age 52 years]|
|Soulsby||_____||2 April 1861||26 May 1868||[Aged 7 yrs 1 mo 24 dys]|
|Soulsby||Daniel||2 January 1886||10 June 1888||[Son of E. & J. Soulsby - Aged 2 yrs 5 mos 8 dys]|
|Soulsby||Daniel J.P.||8 June 1868||26 November 1868||"Son
of E. & J. Soulsby"
[Aged 5 mos 18 dys]
|Soulsby||Edward||"CO. D 2 W.VA. CAV."|
|Soulsby||Infant female||28 January 1871||28 February 1871||[Dau of Harriet & Mattew - Age 31 days]|
|Soulsby||Matthew||[CO. E 4TH W.VA. INF.]|
|Thomas||Evans||1792||14 July 1862||[Age 70 years]|
|Tucker||Andrew T.||25 August 1866||2 November 1867||"Son
of C.C. & M. Tucker"
"Aged 1 YR 2 MOS & 8 DS"
|Tucker||Infant||23 February 1873||9 April 1873||"Infant
Dau of C.C. & M Tucker"
"Aged 1 Mo. 14 D"
|Tucker||Lucretia||2? August 18__||"Dau
of C.C. & S.M. Tucker"
"Aged 1 yr 11 ds"
[Rest of inscription illegible]
|Tucker||Mahala||25 July 1876||[Wife of C.C. Tucker - Aged 27 yrs 6 mos]||
|Tucker||Renona D.||12 May 1884||"Son
of C.C. & S.M. Tucker"
"Aged 9 mos"
|Turley||Francis||22 March 1904||10 April 1905||[Age 1 yr 19 dys]|
|Turley||Paul Clifton||3 January 1900||17 November 1900||[Infant son of E. & G. Turley - Age 10 mos 14 dys]|
|Turley||Zenlta E.||14 January 1833||4 January 1896||[Age 62 yrs 11 mos 21 dys]|
|Turnbull||George||26 May 1869||[Son of R. & E. Turnbull - Age 9 months]|
|Wetzel||M.E.||March 1873||[Son of D.D. & M.E. Wetzel - Age 19 yrs, 5 mos]|
|Wetzel||Malissa E.||10 October 1866||15 March 1878||[Dau of Rev. D.D. & M.E. Wetzel - Age 11 yrs 5 mos 5 dys]|
|Wetzel||Margaret E.||5 August 1865||11 March 1866||[Dau of Rev. D.D. & M.E. Wetzel - Age 7 mos 6 dys]|
|Wright||Horace||23 April 1807||2 April 1869||"Age
61 yrs, 11 mos, 9 days"
[Large photo size retained to provide detail - loads slowly]
|Based not on reading of stones, but by accounts of local citizens:|
|Bass||Edward||[Died ca. 1920 at 30 years of age]|
|Bass||Raymond||[Son of James & Fannie, died ca. 1930]|
|Craig||[ca. 4 of this family name]|
|Cullens||[2 of this family name]|
|Cunningham||Mary||[and her son]|
|Fields||Bobby||[Son of Helen Fields]|
|Hoods||George||[Along with 3 members of his family]|
|Jenkins||[The Jenkins family]|
|Jones||Edward||[Died ca. 1898]|
|Roush||Laura||[Wife of Ellis Roush, died ca. 1923 at age 45]|
|Roy||Mary Jane||[Died ca. 1914]|
|Smith||Balilis G.F.||1828||5 September 1873||[Engineer - killed when boiler exploded]|
|Soulsby||Jane||[Wife of Edward, died ca. 1889]|
|Soulsby||William||[Son of Edward & Fannie]|
|Turley||Elizabeth Bass Robson||1872||1947||[From Bible record]|
|Turley||Frances||[Dau of George & Elizabeth - aged 7 months]|
|Turley||George||[Died ca. 1946]|
|Turley||Isabell||1902||[Dau of Elizabeth - Age 2]|
|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]|
|Chapman||James W.||1868||29 November 1868||[Son of J.M. & Virginia Chapman - died in infancy]|
|Chapman||Lieutitia||1865||11 March 1866||[Dau of J.M & Ellen Chapman - Aged 1 year]|
|Chapman||Morris||16 February 1866||16 January 1868||[Son of J.M. & Virginia Chapman - Aged 1 yr 11 mos 0 dys]|
|Chapman||Oscar D.||27 November 1865||29 February 1866||[Son of W.W. & Angeline Chapman - Aged 3 mos 2 dys]|
|Edwards||George O.||1868||1 July 1869||[Son of Robert & Mary Edwards - Aged 1 year]|
|Fields||Alford||May 1868||17 November 1868||[Son of David B. & Sarah M. Fields - Aged 6 months]|
|Fields||George W.||8 March 1869||[Son of F. & Rachel Fields - Aged 3 months]|
|Fields||Henry W.||1867||4 March 1869||[Son of F. & Rachel Fields - Aged 2 years]|
|Hall||Elizabeth||6 October 1864||21 March 1866||[Dau of John & Mary A. Hall - Aged 1 yr 5 mos 15 dys]|
|Hughes||William||1826||24 June 1871||[Aged 45 years - born in England]|
|Mathews||Edith Martha||14 June 1868||[Dau of George & Mary Mathews]|
|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]|
|Pierce||James||1847||3 August 1883||[Son of William & Eliza - Aged 35 years]|
|Unknown||Marker 01||[Located in the vicinity of the Fields children's graves]|
|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]|
|Unknown||Marker 03||[Large stone laying on its face, it seems, though if on its back, the inscription has completely eroded away]|
|L.E. (or F.?)|
|L.B.||[Similar in fabrication to "L.E." above, and located within 8 feet of each other]|
|Unknown||Marker 05||[Looks as if it may have had some sort of inset panel or plaque at some point in time]|
|Unknown||Marker 06||[Illegible - looks to be a double stone, for a couple or siblings perhaps]|
|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]||
|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]||
|Unknown||Marker 09||[Illegible - sunken very deeply and solidly into the ground]|
|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]|
|Unknown||Marker 14||[Totally worn away - no inscription visible]|
|Unknown||John?||[It looks like his age at death was 62 years - very little left legible on this stone]|
|Unknown||[Located near Soulsby graves - poss. related?]|
|Unknown||__ February __||"Aged 16 Y 9 M 24 D"|
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.
help with this cemetery:
Click on the image to enlarge
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!
Updated: 07 September 2012