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Cemetery Name:

Jennewine


Jennewine Cemetery, Monongalia Co., WV

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County: Monongalia
USGS Quad: Lake Lynn
Coordinates: near 39.6876N 79.8690W
Maintained by: Not maintained
Land owner: Metro Rentals
Date added to WVCPA register: November 2004
Condition of cemetery**: Poor (September 2004)
Accessibility:

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 -
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:

Guseman Mary 28 October 1833 15 April 1858 "Aged 24Y 5M 18D"   Source: family researchers & WVCPA contributors, Bob & Elaine Burrell
Jennewine Catherine ca. 1815 19 April 1870 "Aged 54Y" 
"Wife of Charles Jennewine"
  Source: family researchers & WVCPA contributors, Bob & Elaine Burrell
Jennewine Elizabeth 21 October 1828 22 January 1876 "Aged 5Y 7D"   Source: family researchers & WVCPA contributors, Bob & Elaine Burrell
Jennewine Willhelmina 4 March 1864 14 March 1895 "Aged 31Y 10D"   Source: family researchers & WVCPA contributors, Bob & Elaine Burrell
Kissinger William ca. 1770 20 October 1832 "Aged 61 years"   Source: family researchers & WVCPA contributors, Bob & Elaine Burrell
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]
Click for photo of tombstone
Click for photo of tombstone
Source: family researchers & WVCPA contributors, Bob & Elaine Burrell
Worman Francis 14 July 1821 11 August 1851 "Son of E. & E. Worman
Died Aug. 11, 1851;
Aged 30 Years 28 D."
Click for photo of tombstone
Click for photo of tombstone
Source: family researchers & WVCPA contributors, Bob & Elaine Burrell
Yenewine Martha E. 10 August 1848 16 June 1851 "Dau. of G. & E. Yenewine"
"Died June 16, 1851"
"Aged 2Y 10 M 6D"
Click for photo of tombstone
Click for photo of tombstone
Source: family researchers & WVCPA contributors, Bob & Elaine Burrell

 

Comments: Dates in RED above have been calculated based on the age at death indicated on the tombstone.

WPA surveyed cemeteries in Monongalia Counties in late 1930s.  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.

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