Pitchford-Carney (a.k.a. Pittsford or Pittsford-Carney)
No overview photo available
|USGS Quad:||Sissonville Map|
|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 -
|Last Name:||First Name:||
|Bailey||Alter S.||18 November 1873||17 September 1877||[Son of Silas & America Bailey]|
|Bailey||America Carney||1 September 1850||24 March 1904||"Wife of S.W. Bailey", "Aged 53Y, 6M, 23D"
[Married Silas Bailey 24 October 1869]
|Bailey||Silas Washington||9 October 1843||27 June 1916||[Son of George W. & Sophronia Ann (Johnson) Bailey, husband of America (Carney) Bailey]|
|Bailey||Walter||18 November 1873||17 September 1877||[Son of Silas & America Bailey]|
|Boggess||Basil Otmer||7 February 1910||29 Dec 1911||[Son of George M. & Harriett Page Boggess]|
|Boggess||Sarah Ann Carney||1 October 1870||19 May 1895||"Wife of G.M. Boggess", "Aged 19y 9m 9d"
[Daughter of Silas & Lucinda Carney]
|Buckalew||Mandaisy Edith||24 September 1881||18 November 1889||"Daughter of J.A. & N.A. Buckalew"
[Jonathan Albert & Nora Alice Carney Buckalew's daughter]
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]
|Carney||George B.||6 June 1865||[Died as a small child - son of Silas & Lucinda Carney]|
|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]
|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]
|Carney||Silas||9 May 1821||3 June 1898||"Aged 77 yrs 5 mo 15 days"
[Son of Wm. & Margaret (Bonnett) Carney]
|Fisher||Ardelia F.||29 December 1853||4 June 1887||"Wife of P.S. Fisher", "Aged 33Ys 5Ms 6Ds"|
|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]
|Harrison||Orpha||1900||1905||[children of James F. & Marcella Harrison - dates for Orpha need to be verified - does not match 1910 census data]|
|Pittsford||James M.||[shared stone?]|
|Whitt||Farley R.||21 November 1875||29 January 1914|
|Whitt||Mary Ann Hamilton||3 January 1880||6 September 1927||"Wife of F.R. Whitt"|
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!
Updated: 07 September 2012