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Cemetery Name:

Maddox Cemetery

Maddox Cemetery, Putnam Co., WV (before its rescue)
August 9, 2003... 

Maddox Cemetery, Putnam Co., WV (after its rescue)
...and August 12, 2003 after the 'Rescue'

Maddox Cemetery, Putnam Co., WV (after fence repair)

...and January 23, 2004 after fence repair

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County: Putnam
USGS Quad: Saint Albans
Coordinates: 38.4498N  -81.8689W
Maintained by: Terry & Fred McCallister
Land owner: Maddox descendant, 
Brenda Maddox West & her husband
Date added to WVCPA register: 17 January 2004
Condition of cemetery**: Excellent (January 2004)
Accessibility: The cemetery is located on Ches-Wal-Road, Sec. Rt. 33/4, about 1/4 mile from the juncture with State Rt. 33, Teays Valley Road (on south side of Rt. 33, between Scary Creek and Teays Valley Road).  It is easily accessible - located in a relatively flat area on top of a ridge, and about a 50 yard walk across the field from the road (be sure and close the gate behind you to keep the cattle from getting out!).  There is enough space to park a car outside the fence.  

** 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:

Adkins Frances Maddox 6 December 1915 5 May 1985

 

Click for photo of tombstone Source: Maddox Cemetery historian & caretaker, Terry McCallister
Clark Lonnie Lewis 6 October, 1911 3 February 1981 "PFC US ARMY WWII"

[wife of Lonnie Lewis]

Click for photo of tombstone Source: Maddox Cemetery historian & caretaker, Terry McCallister
Clark Virginia C. 14 March 1912 22 November 1987
Hedrick Thomas M. 1870 1924 [husband of Ore M.]
"At Rest"
[wife of Thomas M.]
Click for photo of tombstone Source: Maddox Cemetery historian & caretaker, Terry McCallister
Hedrick Ora M. 1870 1920
McAllister  Morris H. 1899 1979 [husband & wife - shared stone] Click for photo of tombstone Source: Maddox Cemetery historian & caretaker, Terry McCallister
McAllister  Daisy M. 1909 1972
Maddox Frank H. 1878 1936 [first husband of Bertie W.] Click for photo of tombstone Source: Maddox Cemetery historian & caretaker, Terry McCallister
Maddox Fred J. 1880 1963 [brother of Frank H. & 2nd husband of Bertie W.]

[shared stone] 
Click for photo of tombstone Source: Maddox Cemetery historian & caretaker, Terry McCallister
Maddox Bertie W. 1891 1960
Maddox Robert Lee 1874 1924 "Father" "At Rest"
[husband of Ona F.]
Click for photo of tombstone Source: Maddox Cemetery historian & caretaker, Terry McCallister
Maddox Ona F. 1889 1951 [wife of Robert Lee] Click for photo of tombstone Source: Maddox Cemetery historian & caretaker, Terry McCallister
Maddox Elias G. 1 April 1934 2 April 1905 "Husband"
[shared stone] 
"His Wife"
Click for photo of tombstone
Click for photo of tombstone
Source: Maddox Cemetery historian & caretaker, Terry McCallister
Maddox Eliza L. 23 July 1839 29 June 1911
Maddox C.E. 25 September 1901 23 October 1927 "At Rest" Click for photo of tombstone Source: Maddox Cemetery historian & caretaker, Terry McCallister
Maddox Charles C.   21 April 1898   Click for photo of tombstone Source: Maddox Cemetery historian & caretaker, Terry McCallister
Maynard Eva Lee 1905 1959 [wife of Cecil P.] Click for photo of tombstone Click for photo of individual Source: Maddox Cemetery historian & caretaker, Terry McCallister
Maynard Cecil P. 7 May 1902 29 October 1973 "WEST VIRGINIA TEC5 US ARMY WORLD WAR II" Click for photo of tombstone Click for photo of individual Source: Maddox Cemetery historian & caretaker, Terry McCallister

 

Comments:

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 are taken from work done by Paul & Ruth Ellis on September 17, 1986.  The contributor of the photos for this page is Terry McCallister, a descendant of the families buried in Maddox Cemetery.  It is through his dedicated efforts that this cemetery was cleared of the overgrown brambles and briars in August of 2003, and he and his family continue to maintain this cemetery with loving care and devotion.  We of the WVCPA extend our encouragement and thanks to Terry for doing such a wonderful job in preserving this little piece of the history of West Virginia!

And notes from Terry:
"Bertie was married to two of the men there, well they were brothers. Fred lived with Bertie and Frank to help on the farm. When Frank died he knew Bertie couldn't take care of the farm alone and he couldn't stay there in the same house and not be married. So he told Bertie they would get married and she said ok. Bertie did not have any children by either man, but they lived happy until Bertie's death."
"In the picture's I am sending, you can see one part of the fence is falling down and three of the markers are knocked over. Well this past Fall I got the markers reset and my Uncle Fred and myself fixed the fence. The Cemetery is in the middle of a pasture field and cows would get thru the fence and rub up against the markers but not now. Once I get a new picture with the fence fixed I will send it for posting on the page.

The land has always been in the Maddox family. The last one was Elton Maddox but he passed away last year. The land then went to his daughter Brenda West. There is a gate in the fence so you can either walk 50 yards to the cemetery or drive to it because it's on top of a ridge and is flat. I called her the day Uncle Fred and Me worked on the fence. She said just to be sure to close the gate behind us so her cattle would not get out. There is enough room to park outside the fence if you just want to walk in, but just watch where you step!  The cemetery is now full and there will not be anymore people buried there."

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