West Virginia Cemetery Preservation Association

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Cemetery Name:

Childers

Childers Cemetery, Putnam Co., WV - before rescue

County: Putnam
USGS Quad: Saint Albans
Coordinates: 38.4594N  81.7990W
Maintained by: Not maintained
Land owner: Until recently a Mr. Murphy
Date added to WVCPA register: October 2005
Condition of cemetery**: Adandoned 
Accessibility: This cemetery is located on a knoll a few hundred yards to the left of Bills Creek Road, and .6 miles from the intersection of secondary road 44 with Rt. 33, Teays Valley Road.  It is almost on the right-of-way of the large high-pressure gas lines.  The knoll is on a ridge close to the mouth of Bills Creek and is on land owned by a Murphy, but he died not long ago and the new landowner is yet to be determined. Click Here for a topo-map of the location.
** 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:
Childers Howard V. 7 December 1888 10 May 1940 "Dad" Click here for photo of tombstone Source: Family researcher, Terry McCallister, in email to WVCPA
Childers John W.     "CO A 22 VA INF C.S.A." Click here for photo of tombstone Source: Family researcher, Terry McCallister, in email to WVCPA
Childers Lizzie M. 18 April 1877 7 June 1923     Source: 'Putnam Co. Cemetery Inscriptions' - Upper Vandalia Historical Society - from reading of this cemetery by C. Harper in May 1984.
Enicks Sherman 1863 1910 "Husband"
[Husband and wife - shared stone]
"Wife"
Click here for photo of tombstone Source: Family researcher, Terry McCallister, in email to WVCPA
Enicks Avie A. 1873 1954
Turley J.R. 26 April 1845 31 July 1920 [Husband and wife - shared stone]
"His Wife"
Click here for photo of tombstone Source: Family researcher, Terry McCallister, in email to WVCPA
Turley Eliza 25 October 1850 3 January 1925
Turley James M. 1 January 1880 19 January 1900 [Rest of inscription illegible in photo - note the banjo engraved on the stone] Click here for photo of tombstone Source: Family researcher, Terry McCallister, in email to WVCPA

 

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.

Last cataloged by Paul & Ruth Ellis in October 1986 - photos & updates presented here are from WVCPA volunteer Terry McCallister. At the 1986 reading of the cemetery, evidence of other unmarked graves was noted.

The initial information on this page has been gathered from "Putnam County Cemetery Inscriptions", published by the Upper Vandalia Historical Society. WVCPA currently has a volunteer who is working on arranging a rescue of this cemetery.  Watch this page for updates!

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