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Cemetery Name:

Burford

 

Burford Cemetery, Putnam Co., WV  Burford Cemetery, Putnam Co., WV

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County: Putnam
USGS Quad: Winfield
Coordinates: 38.5649N  81.9675W
Maintained by: Unknown
Land owner: Unknown
Date added to WVCPA register: June 2004
Condition of cemetery**: Good (October 2009)
Accessibility: This cemetery is located northwest of Eleanor on Route 62, near where 62 crosses Buffalo Creek.  The cemetery is located on the right side of the road heading out of Eleanor, and is well marked.  Parking by the cemetery is very limited - it amounts to the driveway of the neighboring home or in the drive of the utility station located next to the cemetery.  The cemetery itself, while not steep or hard to get to, has a lot of uneven ground and it can be easy to stumble - mind your step!
** 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:
Ash J.W. 1871 1925 [Husband and wife - shared stone"
"His Wife"
"Dear parents... memory of you lingers on"
Click for photo of tombstone Source: WVCPA reading of the cemetery June 2004
Source: WVCPA contributor, family researcher
Ash Hanna M. 1873 1932
Ash Martin H. 1888 1917   Click for photo of tombstone Source: WVCPA reading of the cemetery June 2004
Ash Corporal Wilford 1892 1919 "Son of J.W. & H.M. Mash"
"Enlisted in 1917, Died in the service 1919"
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Burford Andrew J. 22 Sep 1838 30 December 1892 "Aged 54 Ys 3 M. 8 Ds" Click for photo of tombstone Source: WVCPA reading of the cemetery June 2004
Burford Clarence B. 14 Jun 1870 18 May 1880 "Son of A.J. & M. J. Burford"
"Aged 9 Ys 11 M 4 Ds"
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Burford Elizabeth   7 March 1867 "Wife of William Burford"
"Age 73 yrs"
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Burford Julius G. 2 Mar 1874 29 July 1874 [Son of A.J. & M.J. Burford - Age 4 mo 27 dys]   Source: 'Putnam Co. Cemetery Inscriptions' - Upper Vandalia Historical Society
Burford Luvenia C. 1834 1903   Click for photo of tombstone Source: WVCPA reading of the cemetery June 2004
Burford Martha 17 May 1847 5 March 1878 "Wife of A.J. Burford"
"Age 30 Ys 9 Ms 19 Ds"
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Burford Robert Edward 1 Dec 1868 8 February 1890 "Age 21 yrs 2 mo 7 dys" Click for photo of tombstone Source: WVCPA reading of the cemetery June 2004
Burford William 26 Feb 1791 24 December 1871 "Age 80 yrs 9 mo 26 dys" Click for photo of tombstone Source: WVCPA reading of the cemetery June 2004
Camp Audria E. Workman "Pookie" 9 September 1928 12 September 1988   Click for photo of tombstone Source: WVCPA contributor, family researcher
Carr Ann   11 September 1866 "Wife of James Carr"
"Aged 72 Years"
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Carr Anna Araminta 18 October 1860 20 October 1928   Click for photo of tombstone Source: WVCPA reading of the cemetery June 2004
Carr Audria Workman ? ___ 1928 ___ 1988 "Cookie" Click for photo of tombstone Source: WVCPA reading of the cemetery June 2004
Carr Daniel E.     "CO. E 50 ILL. INF" Click for photo of tombstone Source: WVCPA reading of the cemetery June 2004
Carr James   6 May 1858 "Aged 74 Years" Click for photo of tombstone Source: WVCPA reading of the cemetery June 2004
Carr Nancy Alta 1884 1949   Click for photo of tombstone Source: WVCPA reading of the cemetery June 2004
Fergusson John H. 6 March 1811? 11 January 1819 "Son of D.P. & R.H. Fergusson" Click for photo of tombstone Source: WVCPA reading of the cemetery June 2004
Fergusson Rebecca 4 Jul 1818 27 April 1851 [Wife of D.P. Fergusson - Age 32 yrs 9 mo 23 dys]   Source: 'Putnam Co. Cemetery Inscriptions' - Upper Vandalia Historical Society
Fergusson Samuel B. 2 September 1813 13 August 1814 "Son of D.P. & R.H. Fergusson" Click for photo of tombstone Source: WVCPA reading of the cemetery June 2004
Hudson Albert Wesley "Buck" 28 October 1888 27 February 1956   Click for photo of tombstone Source: WVCPA reading of the cemetery June 2004
Johnson Benjamin December 1856 January 1857 "Of such is the Kingdom of Heaven" Click for photo of tombstone Source: WVCPA reading of the cemetery June 2004
Johnson Benjamin Franklin 1873 1936 [Shared stone] Click for photo of tombstone Source: WVCPA reading of the cemetery June 2004
Johnson Priscilla Thacker 1875 1950
Johnson Luvenia 27 Jan 1850 20 July 1851 "Daughter of W.H. & S.J. Johnson"
"Age 1Y 5M 24D"
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Kirk Nancy E. 30 May 1890 19 January 1905   Click for photo of tombstone Source: WVCPA reading of the cemetery June 2004
Martin         Click for photo of tombstone Source: WVCPA reading of the cemetery June 2004
Martin       "Our Sons"
[inscriptions on multiple sides - one of which appears to be for George M.E. Martin]
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Source: WVCPA reading of the cemetery June 2004
Martin Arch Y. 1895 1919 [Shared stone]
"Baby Daughter"
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Martin Kathleen Y. 1917

1919

Martin Archibald 17 April 1817 2 December 1906 [Husband and wife - shared stone] Click for photo of tombstone Source: WVCPA reading of the cemetery June 2004
Martin Saloma A. 21 July 1818 22 April 1901 "His Wife"
"At Rest"
Martin Fannie H. 24 August 1851 19 November 1903 "Wife of Theodore Martin"
"Mother"
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Martin George M.E. 14 Feb 1862 16 December 1882 "Son of A. & S.A. Martin"
"Age 20Y 10M 2D"
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Martin Grace S. 21 April 1883 31 August 1906   Click for photo of tombstone Source: WVCPA reading of the cemetery June 2004
Martin William W. 6 October 1875 13 January 1906   Click for photo of tombstone Source: WVCPA reading of the cemetery June 2004
Mash Catherine E. 1846 1906 "Mother" Click for photo of tombstone Source: WVCPA reading of the cemetery June 2004
Mash William H. 1827 1927 "Father" Click for photo of tombstone Source: WVCPA reading of the cemetery June 2004
McGrew George Luster 1918 1943   Click for photo of tombstone Source: WVCPA reading of the cemetery June 2004
McGrew Homer H. 2 March 1891 11 May 1932   Click for photo of tombstone Source: WVCPA reading of the cemetery June 2004
Monroe Homer    1938     Source: 'Putnam Co. Cemetery Inscriptions' - Upper Vandalia Historical Society
Robinson Edith P. ___ 17 June 1959 "Teacher" Click for photo of tombstone Source: WVCPA reading of the cemetery June 2004
Robinson Orville Deville 9 Aug 1872 4 July 1891 [Son of S.C. & M.V. Robinson - Age 18 yrs 10 mo 26 dys]   Source: 'Putnam Co. Cemetery Inscriptions' - Upper Vandalia Historical Society
Shue Mary Rosannah 22 February 1838 2 March 1879 "Wife of Rev. B.F. Shue"
"Age 41 Y 10 D"
Click for photo of tombstone Source: WVCPA reading of the cemetery June 2004
Shue Mary Virginia   8 August 1879 [Dau of Rev. B.F. & M.B. Shue - Age 51 years]   Source: 'Putnam Co. Cemetery Inscriptions' - Upper Vandalia Historical Society
Wade Annie A. 1880 1899   Click for photo of tombstone Source: WVCPA reading of the cemetery June 2004
Wade Lettie ___ 8 Aug 1887 12 November 1890 "Dau of __ & __ Wade" 
"Aged 3Y 3M 4D"
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Wade William J. 1883 1908   Click for photo of tombstone Source: WVCPA reading of the cemetery June 2004
Wolf Eugenia D. 24 May 1844 9 June 1911   Click for photo of tombstone Source: WVCPA contributor, family researcher
Workman Evelyn A. Carr 1901 1945 "The Lord is my Shepherd" Click for photo of tombstone Source: WVCPA reading of the cemetery June 2004
Wortman Alice C. 20 Mar 1857 29 July 1886 "Wife of John L. Wortman"
"Age 29 yrs 4 mo 9 dys"
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Unidentifiable Stones:
Photo 1       "Aged 51 Yrs. & 28 D"
[photos have been kept large, so will download slower than usual]
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Source: WVCPA reading of the cemetery June 2004
Photo 2         Click for photo of tombstone Source: WVCPA reading of the cemetery June 2004
Photo3         Click for photo of tombstone Source: WVCPA reading of the cemetery June 2004
Photo 4         Click for photo of tombstone Source: WVCPA reading of the cemetery June 2004
Photo 5         Click for photo of tombstone Source: WVCPA reading of the cemetery June 2004
Photo 6         Click for photo of tombstone Source: WVCPA reading of the cemetery June 2004
Photo 7         Click for photo of tombstone Source: WVCPA reading of the cemetery June 2004
Photo 8         Click for photo of tombstone Source: WVCPA reading of the cemetery June 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 cemetery had recently been cleared of very heavy undergrowth when we stopped to visit it in June 2004.  It will take some time for the sod to regain a foothold among the briar roots and weeds, but with diligent care, this cemetery will have been rescued from a bad state of neglect.

In 2009, this cemetery has been very well cared for. WVCPA thanks whoever is doing such a great job!

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