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Cemetery Name:

Gibson  (a.k.a. Maddox or Gibson/Maddox)

 

From the road to Gibson Cemetery

Upper portion of Gibson Cemetery

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County: Putnam
USGS Quad: Scott Depot
Coordinates: 38.4524N  81.8775W
Maintained by: Terry McCallister and Carol Sanford
Land owner: unknown
Date added to WVCPA register: 26 January 2004
Condition of cemetery**: Excellent (December 2007)
Accessibility: Located on a wooded point overlooking Teays Valley Road, State Rt. 33, (south side of Rt. 33) and opposite the juncture of McCloud Road and Teays Valley Rd. There is no public road to it. It is on the Gibson farm which is about midway between Rocky Step Road and Bills Creek Road. 

** 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:

  Joseph  22 May 1872 2 June 1882 "Age 10 yrs 11 dys"   Source: Upper Vandalia Historical Society, and Gibson Cemetery historian, Terry McCallister
Adkins Henry A., Sr. 1932 2000

"Father"
[Husband & wife - shared stone]
"Mother"

Click for photo of tombstone Source: Gibson Cemetery historian, Terry McCallister
Adkins Mary M. 1935  
Adkins Jewell 1892 1972

 

  Source: Upper Vandalia Historical Society, and Gibson Cemetery historian, Terry McCallister
Adkins John M. 13 August 1944 13 April 1998 [Husband & wife - shared stone] Click for photo of tombstone
Click for photo of tombstone
Source: Gibson Cemetery historian, Terry McCallister
Adkins Clarinda B. 28 April 1944  
Adkins Larmie W.   24 April 1987   Click for photo of tombstone Source: Gibson Cemetery historian, Terry McCallister
Adkins Susie Virginia 11 June 1927 27 August 1998 "....d Aunt" Click for photo of tombstone Source: Gibson Cemetery historian, Terry McCallister
Angle Mary 25 Jun 1878 3 July 1901 [Wife of Silas Angle] 
"Age 23 yrs 8 dys"
  Source: Upper Vandalia Historical Society, and Gibson Cemetery historian, Terry McCallister
Arrington Robert E. 6 July 1839 26 May 1900     Source: Upper Vandalia Historical Society, and Gibson Cemetery historian, Terry McCallister
Arrington Susan A. M. 23 February 1841 4 October 1921     Source: Upper Vandalia Historical Society, and Gibson Cemetery historian, Terry McCallister
Belcher James G. 31 March 1869 12 March 1897 "Age 27 yrs 11 mo 12 dys" Click for photo of tombstone Source: Gibson Cemetery historian, Terry McCallister
Bryant Martha Catherine 1 November 1917 11 July 1926   Click for photo of tombstone Source: Gibson Cemetery historian, Terry McCallister
Bryant Robert Howard "Bob" 15 September 1883 9 February 1961 "Age 77 yrs 4 mo 24 dys"   Source: Upper Vandalia Historical Society, and Gibson Cemetery historian, Terry McCallister
Bryant William Andrew "Fritz"  29 April 1914 12 February 1979 "Age 64 yrs 9 mo 13 dys" Click for photo of tombstone Source: Gibson Cemetery historian, Terry McCallister
Cundiff Freddie E. 19 March 1955 21 January 1965 "Beloved son and brother" Click for photo of tombstone Source: Gibson Cemetery historian, Terry McCallister
Dent M.T. 28 July 1876 8 February 1908   Click for photo of tombstone Source: Gibson Cemetery historian, Terry McCallister
Dent J.B. 10 May 1845 9 November 1899 [Husband & wife - shared stone]
"Christ is our hope"
"His wife"
Click for photo of tombstone Source: Gibson Cemetery historian, Terry McCallister
Dent Mary J. 30 April 1847 16 December 1924
Dillon Isabell   July 1916   Click for photo of tombstone Source: Gibson Cemetery historian, Terry McCallister
Fisher Harry 17 February 1905 19 October 1907 "Son of Frank & Elizabeth Fisher" Click for photo of tombstone Source: Gibson Cemetery historian, Terry McCallister
Fizer James Preston 1861 1942   Click for photo of tombstone Source: Gibson Cemetery historian, Terry McCallister
Fizer Mariah Persinger 1863 1899   Click for photo of tombstone Source: Gibson Cemetery historian, Terry McCallister
Gibson Howard Thomas 2 August 1877 30 August 1946     Source: Upper Vandalia Historical Society, and Gibson Cemetery historian, Terry McCallister
Gibson Joseph 1908 1978     Source: Upper Vandalia Historical Society, and Gibson Cemetery historian, Terry McCallister
Gibson Lucille Macel 18 July 1910 25 October 1989   Click for photo of tombstone Source: Gibson Cemetery historian, Terry McCallister
Gibson Rutherford B. 1905 1937   Click for photo of tombstone Source: Gibson Cemetery historian, Terry McCallister
Gibson William O. 1861 1943 [Husband & wife - shared stone] Click for photo of tombstone Source: Gibson Cemetery historian, Terry McCallister
Gibson Mary L. 1876 1955
Harmon Mary G. 6 April 1834 9 April 1884 "Wife of M.R. Harmon" 
"Age 50 yrs 3 dys"
Click for photo of tombstone Source: Gibson Cemetery historian, Terry McCallister
Jones Clarence B. 1918 1931   Click for photo of tombstone Source: Gibson Cemetery historian, Terry McCallister
Lovejoy Jessie Lee 26 February 1907 28 December 1955   Click for photo of tombstone Source: Gibson Cemetery historian, Terry McCallister
Lovejoy Mary E. 1929 1968   Click for photo of tombstone Source: Gibson Cemetery historian, Terry McCallister
Lovejoy Thomas T. 1875 1947 [Husband & wife - shared stone] Click for photo of tombstone Source: Gibson Cemetery historian, Terry McCallister
Lovejoy Mary K. 1883 1957
Lovejoy Unknown     [Illegible metal funeral home marker] Click for photo of tombstone Source: Gibson Cemetery historian, Terry McCallister
Lovell Nancy     [Death date inscription sunken below ground] Click for photo of tombstone Source: Gibson Cemetery historian, Terry McCallister
Maddux Mary C. 12 December 1853 3 January 1865 "Daughter of W.H. & A. Maddux" 
"Age 11 yrs 22 dys"
Click for photo of tombstone Source: Gibson Cemetery historian, Terry McCallister
Maynor Maggie Lee 1880 1913   Click for photo of tombstone Source: Gibson Cemetery historian, Terry McCallister
Moses James Richard 1 January 1837 28 August 1909 "CORP CO G 11WEST VIRGINIA INFANTRY CIVIL WAR" Click for photo of tombstone Source: Gibson Cemetery historian, Terry McCallister
Moses Lois 15 May 1875 13 August 1876   Click for photo of tombstone Source: Gibson Cemetery historian, Terry McCallister
Moses Mary E. 16 July 1870 11 June 1890   Click for photo of tombstone Source: Gibson Cemetery historian, Terry McCallister
Moses Mary Jane     "Wife of James R." Click for photo of tombstone Source: Gibson Cemetery historian, Terry McCallister
Moses Thomas     "Father of James R." Click for photo of tombstone Source: Gibson Cemetery historian, Terry McCallister
Moses William H. 2 July 1872 7 June 1890   Click for photo of tombstone Source: Gibson Cemetery historian, Terry McCallister
Persinger Basil Gene 27 February 1936 18 September 1936 "Son of Basil & Mary" Click for photo of tombstone Source: Gibson Cemetery historian, Terry McCallister
Persinger George W. 27 February 1822 7 February 1904 "Son of Andrew" Click for photo of tombstone Source: Gibson Cemetery historian, Terry McCallister
Persinger Harry C. 1918 1938   Click for photo of tombstone Source: Gibson Cemetery historian, Terry McCallister
Persinger Jacob H. 6 January 1852 21 January 1941 [Husband & wife - shared stone] Click for photo of tombstone Source: Gibson Cemetery historian, Terry McCallister
Persinger Mary C. 17 January 1851 28 November 1936
Persinger Josephine Taylor 1868 1903 "1st wife of Russell" Click for photo of tombstone Source: Gibson Cemetery historian, Terry McCallister
Persinger Lewis 1858 1941   Click for photo of tombstone Source: Gibson Cemetery historian, Terry McCallister
Persinger Mary Jane Tingler 1827 1880 "Wife of George" Click for photo of tombstone Source: Gibson Cemetery historian, Terry McCallister
Persinger Minnie W. 1889 1958   Click for photo of tombstone Source: Gibson Cemetery historian, Terry McCallister
Persinger Russell B. 1868 1918   Click for photo of tombstone Source: Gibson Cemetery historian, Terry McCallister
Persinger Ruth Anna   28 November 1939   Click for photo of tombstone Source: Gibson Cemetery historian, Terry McCallister
Persinger Sallie 1875 1943   Click for photo of tombstone Source: Gibson Cemetery historian, Terry McCallister
Russell Donald Lee 13 March 1957 3 April 1993   Click for photo of tombstone Source: Gibson Cemetery historian, Terry McCallister
Russell Martha E. 3 May 1936   [Husband & wife - shared stone]
"Sgt US Army Korea"
Click for photo of tombstone Source: Gibson Cemetery historian, Terry McCallister
Russell Rev. McAdoo 3 September 1932 7 April 1983
Searls Dorothy 24 January 1922 22 March 1924   Click for photo of tombstone Source: Gibson Cemetery historian, Terry McCallister
Searls Mary 30 October 1897 27 March 1923   Click for photo of tombstone Source: Gibson Cemetery historian, Terry McCallister
Shamblin Mary Ann 11 February 1929 24 July 1930   Click for photo of tombstone Source: Gibson Cemetery historian, Terry McCallister
Shumate John S.   22 March 1923   Click for photo of tombstone Source: Gibson Cemetery historian, Terry McCallister
Shumate Martha W. 20 September 1861 28 March 1950 "Mother" Click for photo of tombstone Source: Gibson Cemetery historian, Terry McCallister
Terry Bessie L. 9 June 1885 25 March 1916 "Wife of J.M. Terry"
"Age 32 Yrs"
Click for photo of tombstone Source: Gibson Cemetery historian, Terry McCallister
Terry Cecil Alvin 7 October 1906 9 April 1936   Click for photo of tombstoneClick for photo of individual Source: Gibson Cemetery historian, Terry McCallister
Terry Dorothy G. 12 February 1913 21 October 1949 "Daughter of John and Ida" Click for photo of tombstoneClick for photo of individual Source: Gibson Cemetery historian, Terry McCallister
Terry Ida Lee 27 January 1874 27 July 1950 "Wife of John" Click for photo of tombstoneClick for photo of individual Source: Gibson Cemetery historian, Terry McCallister
Terry John W. 22 November 1866 29 October 1920 "Husband and Father" Click for photo of tombstoneClick for photo of individual Source: Gibson Cemetery historian, Terry McCallister
Terry Sylvia M. 27 February 1910 21 June 1926 "Daughter of John and Ida" Click for photo of tombstoneClick for photo of individual Source: Gibson Cemetery historian, Terry McCallister
Thacker Eligah 23 March 1884 23 March 1980   Click for photo of tombstone Source: Gibson Cemetery historian, Terry McCallister
Welch Burtrum T. 14 January 1917 7 October 1984 "Tec 4 US Army World War II"   Source: Upper Vandalia Historical Society, and Gibson Cemetery historian, Terry McCallister
Welch Vera A. 1912       Source: Upper Vandalia Historical Society, and Gibson Cemetery historian, Terry McCallister
Unidentifiable graves:
Unknown         Click for photo of tombstone Source: Gibson Cemetery historian, Terry McCallister
Unknown         Click for photo of tombstone Source: Gibson Cemetery historian, Terry McCallister
Unknown         Click for photo of tombstone Source: Gibson Cemetery historian, Terry McCallister
Unknown         Click for photo of tombstone Source: Gibson Cemetery historian, Terry McCallister
Unknown         Click for photo of tombstone Source: Gibson Cemetery historian, Terry McCallister
Unknown         Click for photo of tombstone Source: Gibson Cemetery historian, Terry McCallister
Unknown         Click for photo of tombstone Source: Gibson Cemetery historian, Terry McCallister
Unknown         Click for photo of tombstone Source: Gibson Cemetery historian, Terry McCallister
Unknown         Click for photo of tombstone Source: Gibson Cemetery historian, Terry McCallister
Unknown         Click for photo of tombstone Source: Gibson Cemetery historian, Terry McCallister
Unknown         Click for photo of tombstone Source: Gibson Cemetery historian, Terry McCallister
Unknown         Click for photo of tombstone Source: Gibson Cemetery historian, Terry McCallister
Unknown         Click for photo of tombstone Source: Gibson Cemetery historian, Terry McCallister
Unknown         Click for photo of tombstone Source: Gibson Cemetery historian, Terry McCallister
Unknown         Click for photo of tombstone Source: Gibson Cemetery historian, Terry McCallister
Unknown Grandma       Click for photo of tombstone Source: Gibson Cemetery historian, Terry McCallister
Unknown Grandpa       Click for photo of tombstone Source: Gibson Cemetery historian, Terry McCallister

 

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.

Use of the readings of this cemetery graciously granted by Bill Wintz of the Upper Vandalia Historical Society.  The names and dates of the tombstone inscriptions, where they were illegible at the 2004 reading by Terry McCallister, are taken from work done by Paul & Ruth Ellis on September 16, 1986. Terry is the contributor of the photos for this page.

Comments from Terry:
"There is a row of eight concrete markers, painted white, all in a single row, with no inscriptions on them. Down over the hill where you can't see in the picture is one grave with no headstone. Well that is the grave of the man that made the others and before he could put the names on the others and also make his self one before he died."

And regarding the cemetery name(s): 
"...when my Aunt Dorothy (Dorothy Terry) was buried there it was called the Gibson Cemetery, but a year later when my Grandmother (Ida Lee Terry) was buried there they called it the Maddox. Looks like it is known by both names."

Click for photo of tombstone

Note that there are also a number of graves marked only with a stone; some with no stone at all.

If you have any questions about this cemetery, its care and maintenance or current conditions, please contact WVCPA and we will forward your emails to Terry McCallister and his sister Carol Sanford who presently maintain this cemetery, following in the footsteps of their parents before them.

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