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Cemetery Reading

Cemetery Name:

Pitchford-Carney (a.k.a. Pittsford or Pittsford-Carney)

 

 

No overview photo available

County: Putnam
USGS Quad: Sissonville     Map
Coordinates: 38.5955N -81.7477W
Maintained by: Not maintained regularly
Land owner: J. McLane and others
Date added to WVCPA register: January 2005
Condition of cemetery**: Abandoned (June 2004)
Accessibility: Located between Sigman Fork and Sand Hill Road, Route 18/1, near Liberty. Going north turn left off Rt. 34. Reportedly there is a route possible across the McLane farm on the south side of Sand Hill, though WVCPA has not seen this route personally to convey accurately its condition.  More information is needed.

** 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:

Bailey Alter S. 18 November 1873 17 September 1877 [Son of Silas & America Bailey]   Source: Earlier reading by Upper Vandalia Historical Society
Bailey America Carney 1 September 1850 24 March 1904 "Wife of S.W. Bailey", "Aged 53Y, 6M, 23D" 
[Married Silas Bailey 24 October 1869]
Click for photo of tombstone Source: WVCPA volunteer reading of the tombstone
Bailey Silas Washington 9 October 1843 27 June 1916 [Son of George W. & Sophronia Ann (Johnson) Bailey, husband of America (Carney) Bailey]   Source: Earlier reading by Upper Vandalia Historical Society
Bailey Walter 18 November 1873 17 September 1877 [Son of Silas & America Bailey]   Source: WVCPA contributor and family researcher
Boggess Basil Otmer 7 February 1910 29 Dec 1911 [Son of George M. & Harriett Page Boggess]   Source: Earlier reading by Upper Vandalia Historical Society
Boggess Sarah Ann Carney 1 October 1870 19 May 1895 "Wife of G.M. Boggess", "Aged 19y 9m 9d"
[Daughter of Silas & Lucinda Carney]
  Source: Earlier reading by Upper Vandalia Historical Society
Buckalew Mandaisy Edith 24 September 1881 18 November 1889 "Daughter of J.A. & N.A. Buckalew"
[Jonathan Albert & Nora Alice Carney Buckalew's daughter]
  Source: Earlier reading by Upper Vandalia Historical Society
Carney Elbin 1846 1863 
or 4 January 1865
"Age 18 yrs"
[Son of Silas & Lucinda Carney - monument only, his body is buried in North Carolina, where he died as a Union soldier during the Civil War]
  Source: Earlier reading by Upper Vandalia Historical Society
Carney George B.   6 June 1865 [Died as a small child - son of Silas & Lucinda Carney]   Source: Earlier reading by Upper Vandalia Historical Society
Carney Lucinda Margaret Fisher 22 September 1826 9 March 1903 "Wife of S. Carney"
"Aged 76 yrs 5 mo 15 days"
[Daughter of John & Lucretia Harrison Fisher]
  Source: Earlier reading by Upper Vandalia Historical Society
Carney Nancy S. Jones 5 February 1851 10 May 1928 "Beware young friends as you pass by, as you are now so once was I. As I am now so you must be, prepare therefore to follow me."
[Wife of Charles C. Carney, the son of Silas & Lucinda Carney]
Click for photo of tombstone Source: Earlier reading by Upper Vandalia Historical Society
Source: WVCPA volunteer reading of the tombstone
Carney Silas 9 May 1821 3 June 1898 "Aged 77 yrs 5 mo 15 days"
[Son of Wm. & Margaret (Bonnett) Carney]
  Source: Earlier reading by Upper Vandalia Historical Society
Fisher Ardelia F. 29 December 1853 4 June 1887 "Wife of P.S. Fisher", "Aged 33Ys 5Ms 6Ds"  Click for photo of tombstone Source: WVCPA volunteer reading of the tombstone
Fisher Lucretia Carney 29 March 1856 20 December 1887 "Wife of P.S. Fisher" 
[Died 9 months after her marriage to Pleasant Fisher - she is the daughter of Silas & Lucinda Carney]
  Source: Earlier reading by Upper Vandalia Historical Society
Harrison Okey 1913 1915     Source: Earlier reading by Upper Vandalia Historical Society
Harrison Orpha 1900 1905 [children of James F. & Marcella Harrison - dates for Orpha need to be verified - does not match 1910 census data]   Source: Earlier reading by Upper Vandalia Historical Society
Pittsford Almeda         Source: Earlier reading by Upper Vandalia Historical Society
Pittsford Infant         Source: Earlier reading by Upper Vandalia Historical Society
Pittsford James M.     [shared stone?]   Source: Earlier reading by Upper Vandalia Historical Society
Pittsford Nancy E.         Source: Earlier reading by Upper Vandalia Historical Society
Pittsford Thomas D.         Source: Earlier reading by Upper Vandalia Historical Society
Pittsford William A.         Source: Earlier reading by Upper Vandalia Historical Society
Whitt Farley R. 21 November 1875 29 January 1914     Source: Earlier reading by Upper Vandalia Historical Society
Whitt Mary Ann Hamilton 3 January 1880 6 September 1927 "Wife of F.R. Whitt"   Source: Earlier reading by Upper Vandalia Historical Society

 

Comments: Dates in Red are either calculated based on age at death and death date, or from further research on the individual done by either WVCPA staff or family researchers. This cemetery was last cataloged by Charles Ray Harper and Ron Roberts in December 1983 for the Upper Vandalia Historical Society.

More recent research results provided by local historians that regularly contribute to WVCPA has turned up that the correct name of this cemetery is "Pitchford", not Pittsford, despite the recorded names on the tombstones. Apparently this stems from a need that developed between two "Pitchford" brothers who needed differing spellings of their names to facilitate deliveries to their respective stores many years ago. As more information regarding this becomes available, we will provide more details as appropriate on this page.

Our thanks to all the family researchers who have contributed additional background information on these individuals to date, including Kathy Pence, Marieda Edens, and Elouise Harrison. 

Updates on the reading of this cemetery, along with additional photos, are needed for this cemetery - any volunteers? Contact us!

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