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|USGS Quad:||Lake Lynn|
|Coordinates:||near 39.6876ºN 79.8690ºW|
|Maintained by:||Not maintained|
|Land owner:||Metro Rentals|
|Date added to WVCPA register:||November 2004|
|Condition of cemetery**:||Poor (September 2004)|
Easily accessible. The cemetery is located on the Northeast side of Cheat Lake on Sunset Beach Road, adjacent to the Mountain View Apartments.
** Condition of cemetery as
observed on the given date -
|Last Name:||First Name:||
|Guseman||Mary||28 October 1833||15 April 1858||"Aged 24Y 5M 18D"|
|Jennewine||Catherine||ca. 1815||19 April 1870||"Aged 54Y"
"Wife of Charles Jennewine"
|Jennewine||Elizabeth||21 October 1828||22 January 1876||"Aged 5Y 7D"|
|Jennewine||Willhelmina||4 March 1864||14 March 1895||"Aged 31Y 10D"|
|Kissinger||William||ca. 1770||20 October 1832||"Aged 61 years"|
|McShane||Francis||22 October 1784||28 July 1845||"In
Memory of Francis McShane, who
Departed this life
July 28th, 1845 of a long
Lingering disease of
Dispepscy of neare 20
Years. Aged 60 years
9 Months, and 6 days."
"This languishing head is at rest,
It's thinking and acheing are oer;
This quiet immorable breast
Is heaved by affliction no more.
This heart is no longer the the seal..."
[the remainder is illegible due to stone damage]
|Worman||Francis||14 July 1821||11 August 1851||"Son
of E. & E. Worman
Died Aug. 11, 1851;
Aged 30 Years 28 D."
|Yenewine||Martha E.||10 August 1848||16 June 1851||"Dau.
of G. & E. Yenewine"
"Died June 16, 1851"
"Aged 2Y 10 M 6D"
Dates in RED
above have been calculated based on the age at death indicated on the
WPA surveyed cemeteries in Monongalia Counties in late 1930’s. This cemetery was inventoried in 1937 and even then the condition was rated poor. The report intimated that there may be additional, but unmarked graves present.
In the summer/fall of 2004, almost 100 years
after the last known burial, Elaine and Bob Burrell made an up-to-date
assessment. What they were able to document and assess follows:
There were only two tombstones that could be
identified with certainty. One was that of Francis Worman. It is a
white, marble stone lying flat, face up. The other was Wilhemina
Jennewine's, a very aged marble stone, broken in half, but standing erect, the
broken half leaning against the other.
Although there were some stones lying flat in
which no inscriptions could be read on either side, no evidence could be found
to indicate the location of the four other graves. We did not attempt to
probe for stones covered with earth/debris.
But more importantly, we were able to document at least 5 stones that were not accounted for in the 1937 inventory. Either the original work was done very sloppily or else these stones even nearly 70 years ago were covered up by vegetation. A third possibility, although remote, is that someone in more recent times has moved these previously unrecorded stones from other nearby cemeteries.
Updated: 07 September 2012