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Cemetery Name:

Parthena Baptist - a.k.a. Jack Estes

Parthena Baptist Church Cemetery, Putnam Co., WV

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County: Putnam
USGS Quad: Scott Depot
Coordinates: 38.4575N  81.9765W
Maintained by: Brenda & Kevin Davis
Land owner: Brenda & Kevin Davis
Date added to WVCPA register: November 2005
Condition of cemetery**: Excellent
Accessibility: This cemetery is located on a point overlooking I-64 near the Cow Creek underpass. To get there, turn off Rt 34 to Cow Creek Road and go under the Interstate then turn right on to the first road which is the entrance to Woodbridge Estates. As soon as you turn into the estates you can see the cemetery on the hill. Click here for a 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:
Black Anna Louise 10 January 1932 1 April 2009 [Dau. of Erasmus and Anna Bell Estes, wife of Paul Black - from her obituary in the Charleston Daily Mail Apr. 3, 2009]   Source: WVCPA research
Estes Hugh C. 19 March 1934 3 July 2002 "FN US NAVY"
[Husband and wife - shared stone]
"Married Aug. 16, 1959" 
[uncertain on reading of marriage date from photo]
Click for photo of tombstone
Click for photo of tombstone
Source: Family researcher, Terry McCallister, from his reading of the cemetery in Oct. 2005
Estes Ruby J. 24 December 1938  
Estes John Jackson 30 March 1838 19 December 1916 "A Confederate Soldier"
"Co D 8th Va. Cav."
"Age 78Ys. 8Ms. 19Ds."
Click for photo of tombstone
Click for photo of individual
Source: Family researcher, Terry McCallister, from his reading of the cemetery in Oct. 2005
Estes Parthena Jane 24 October 1836 18 May 1914 [Husband and wife - shared stone]
"His Wife"
"Age 77Ys. 7Ms. 24Ds."
Estes Lonnie E. 9 March 1930 4 July 1996 "Father" Click for photo of tombstone Source: Family researcher, Terry McCallister, from his reading of the cemetery in Oct. 2005
Estes William Oscar 1875 1951   Click for photo of tombstone Source: Family researcher, Terry McCallister, from his reading of the cemetery in Oct. 2005
Stamper Lannie Elizabeth 28 July 2005 30 September 2005 "Age 2 mos. 2 days"
[Chapman Funeral Home marker]
Click for photo of tombstone Source: Family researcher, Terry McCallister, from his reading of the cemetery in Oct. 2005

 

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.

According to research by Terry McCallister, this cemetery, while commonly known as "Jack Estes Cemetery", is also known as the Parthena Baptist cemetery.  Parthena Baptist Church was named after Parthena Estes, Jack's wife, who was a school teacher at an old schoolhouse once located at this site.

Inscribed on Jack & Parthena's monument in the cemetery:

"For we know that if our earthly house of this tabernacle were dissolved we have a building of God, an house not made with hands, eternal in the Heavens"

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