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linksLink to ObitCentral.com - search the Pocahontas Times obituary archive

Link to The Pocahontas Times, Index of Obituaries Posted Since June 1998 (available online)

Link to Memorial Gardens of Pocahontas County, by Norman Alderman. It has many cemetery surveys!

Link to Roger Sharp's photo's of Pocahontas County cemetery surveys.

Link to The Inter-Mountain obit from Elkins, Randolph Co, WV.

Link to Charleston Gazette obit

Link to Pendleton Times obits from

Link to the Arnold Hill Cemetery Association, Randolph Co, (W)Va

Link to the Randolph County Cemetery List

Link to the Webster County Cemetery List . Link to the Webster County Historical Society Cemetery List.

Link to the Greenbrier County Cemetery List

Link to the Veterans and Services: Burial and Memorial Benefits. Memorial headstones/markers: eligibility, replacements, ordering, Civil War era, types available, order status, inscriptions, etc.

Link to the American Battle Monuments. The Commission administers, operates, and maintains twenty-four permanent American burial grounds on foreign soil. Presently there are 124,917 U.S. War Dead interred at these cemeteries, 30,922 of World War I, 93,245 of World War II and 750 of the Mexican War. Additionally 6,010 American veterans and others are interred in the Mexico City and Corozal American Cemeteries. This site may be searched by veteran’s name and provides excellent details about each of the cemeteries.

Link to Saving Graves - Endangered West Virginia cemeteries.

Link to West Virginia Obits Links

Link to A Grave Affair

Link to Cemetery Photos, a project designed to help people obtain photos of headstones in areas that they can't get to themselves.


Link to Cyndi's List > Cemeteries & Funeral Homes > How To's

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Cemetery Identification and Survey Project

Help us to identify and survey Pocahontas County WV cemeteries. Contribute anything — cemetery name, location/directions, tombstone survey, comments, accessibility, condition, or "hear-tell" rumors. Surveys taken by the Allegheny Regional Family History Society (ARHFS) are viewable online only if you are a member of their organization; therefore, we welcome survey contributions for these as well.

Please note that this is not a complete list of all cemeteries in the county, but only the cemeteries we have identified to date. Help us if you can!

Index of Identified Pocahontas County Cemeteries

Cemetery Table (a list of all cemeteries found in the Index and some issues)

For suggestions on how to take a survey, visit the Pocahontas County Tombstone Transcription page.

Index of Identified Pocahontas County Cemeteries

Select the first letter of the name of the cemetery...


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Cemetery Table (a list of all identified cemeteries found in the Index and some issues)

?? Slavens Cemetery right above the Tannery
?? Slaty Fork Native American Burial Ground -and- 2 Confederate soldiers buried
BUCKEYE PRESBYTERIAN Ch (probably also known as BRICK CH)
CIVIL WAR - MARLINTON, Union. The Jerico Bed/Breakfast and Pre-Civil War Log Cabins
CIVIL WAR - MARLINTON, Confederate. Pocahontas County Historical Society Museum
CLAWSON ( Directions!)
Denmar Correctional Center / State Colored Tuberculosis Sanitarium www.wvculture.org
PRICE, James Atlee Price family - Pocahontas County Historical Society Museum
Sharp Cemetery
VERDANT VALLEY, near Fairview, in Edray District ?

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Cemetery: Cemetery (unknown) property on Hamilton Hill

  1. Gramp, Barbara Re: Cemetery property on Hamilton Hill. 18Aug2002. The Pocahontas Times, published August 15, 2002 "Marlinton Town Council" section. "Attorney Saffer asked for executive session to discuss legal problem; John Leyzorek objected, so discussion was open in regard to adding the Historical Society as a defendant in its case regarding David Cain quitclaim deed for cemetery property on Hamilton Field Sub-Division. Mr. Cain gave deed for part of property to Historical Society. Council voted to include Pocahontas County Historical Society in law suit concerning cemetery property on Hamilton Hill."

Cemetery: Cemetery (unknown) on Red Lick Mountain

  1. Gramp, Barbara - source unknown

Cemetery: PRICE, James Atlee Price family

  1. Gramp, Barbara - Re: Price, James Atlee Price family. 16Dec2002. From the book "History Of Pocahontas County, West Virginia 1981", by the Pocahontas County Historical Society, Inc. Page 152-153. From an article about the Historical Society Museum, "... Frank R. Hunter, the first cashier of the Bank of Marlinton, and Anna Virginia Price were married in the newly built home in 1904. The building is located on two acres of land that were part of the James Atlee Price farm on the west side of the Greenbrier River. Price and his wife, Margaret Davies Poage Price, and other members of the family are buried in the cemetery near the house." Your help is needed for any additional information!

??Cemetery: Slaty Fork Native American Indian Burial Ground -and- Confederates Buried

  1. The Pocahontas Times, April 14, 2005, Pages 2 and 12. SLATY FORK SEWER PROPONENTS ATTEMPT TO CLEAR THE AIR, By Drew Tanner, Staff Writer. Page 12 "According to family history, Shipley's grandfather discovered a Native American burial site while plowing the field where the proposed plant would be located, Shipley wrote in an open letter to Snowshoe Mountain Resort, County Commissioners and the PSD. A circle of arrowheads was found in that field as well as other artifacts and tools", he added. Two Confederate soldiers are also buried in the embankment just above the site, Shipley...."

Cemetery: SLAVENs' Graveyard, right above the Tannery

  1. Gramp, Barbara - Re: Slaven Cemetery 11Nov2003. From the website http://www.marshall.edu/speccoll/cass/html/slavis_transcript.htm
    An interview with Virginia (Ginny) Slaven. " I'll tell you what I was thinking about this morning and I was looking at some history of the Slavens'. You see our ancestors came from Tyrone, Ireland. And I was reading part of the history and I was thinking... I think maybe I'm right. That uncle... uh... grandfather Jacob Ward Salven settled up there at the tannery. Where the bricks... uh... the bark bricks were. There he settled his first. Built a big house and it stood there until not too many years ago. And he raised his family there, which was my grandfather and I don't know there were several. And their all buried right above the tannery. They call it the Slavens' graveyard although there is no marker and there's nothing there to show... it's growed up in timber. We've been trying sometime to get a deed and just put up a monument there, but my mother was buried there, Aunt Maggie, Uncle Prier and two little children. They're all buried there, but you couldn't find them. "

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Cemetery: Lone Grave At Old School House in Verdant Valley, near Fairview, in Edray District

  1. Gramp, Barbara - Re: Lone Grave At Old School House in Verdant Valley, near Fairview, in Edray District. Reprint April 15, 2004 The Pocahontas Times, Fifty Years Ago Today, Thursday, April 15, 1954. From the desk of Calvin W. Price, Editor. "Who Knows? One of the old school house sites is that in Verdant Valley, near Fairview, in Edray District. The log building has been gone for a generation and more. The road was changed, so the highway no longer goes by the place where school was kept for so many, many years.
    The building fell into disuse when replaced by the present Fairview school on the hill. It was no longer the community meeting house when Fairview Church was built.
    At the old school site is a lone grave. Some say it has a stone marker; all agree it used to be enclosed by a picket fence.
    The grave is that of the late Rev. Harrison Alexander Johnson Francis‹a minister of Methodist Protestant Church. Along in the late 1860's‹early 1870's he was assigned to work in Pocahontas County. He came from Charleston here. The venerable John Buckley, of the mouth of Swago, recalls that the neighbors moved Mr. Francis from the James Shisler place on Droop Mountain to a house near the present residence of Dr. G. D. McNeill. Later the family moved to the Fairview neighborhood.
    Some say the family consisted of the minister, his wife, whose maiden name was Gabbert, and one child.
    Another tradition is that Mr. Francis had taken training as a Roman Catholic priest, before transferring to the Methodist Church.
    Any way, Mr. Francis held a notable revival meeting at the "Frame House" on Stony Creek. This was the residence of the late Captain William Cochran. The "Frame House" was replaced by the present residence of Porter Sharp. When it was built, a frame house was notable because most of the homes were constructed of logs. Incidentally this frame house was "chinked" with brick between weather boards and ceiling, between the two by four framing.
    Later, Mr. Francis held another big revival at Verdant Valley school house. During the course of the services he made solemn request of his friends that they promise to lay his body to rest at this great Spiritual triumph.
    The recollection is that Mr. Francis passed away at the Gabbert home on Browns Creek.
    There is recollection, too, that the late William B. Johnson, then a young man, busied himself to enclose the lone grave of Preacher Francis with a neat picket fence.
    Anyway, the foregoing is what I have been able to ferret out about the good minister, whose body lies in a lone grave at the place he picked for a peaceful resting place, in Verdant Valley. "

Cemetery: BURKES GRAVES, The Galfords Creek Community

  1. Gramp, Barbara - Re: Burkes Graves, 08Oct2005. From the book: History Of Pocahontas County, West Virginia 1981, (Third Printing 1997), Pocahontas County Historical Society, Inc., Page 70, THE GALFORDS CREEK COMMUNITY, "...Early in the 1800's or before, a Burke family lived up the Right Hand Prong of Galfords Creek. They had come from across the mountain and lived there several years. There are some graves at the old homestead and the location is still referred to as Burkes Graves."

Cemetery: Notes Regarding Cemeteries / Graves in Marlinton

  1. Gramp, Barbara - Re: Old Graves, 08Oct2005. From the book: History Of Pocahontas County, West Virginia 1981, (Third Printing 1997), Pocahontas County Historical Society, Inc., Page 73, MARLINTON, "...In 1916 old graves were cleaned up at the cemetery and sale of lots ordered..."
  • Gramp, Barbara - Re: Burial place of child "dashed to death by an Indian warrior in 1765",
    • 16Oct2005. From the book: William T. Price, Historical Sketches Of Pocahontas County WV,, (Marlinton, W. Va., Price Brothers, Publishers, 1901 / Published 1990 by Heritage Books, Inc.). Page 107, Biographic. Section V. JACOB MARLIN AND STEPHEN SEWALL, "...It is moreover interesting in this connection to recall the fact that on the banks of Marlin's Run is the burial place of a little child that was dashed to death by an Indian warrior in 1765, when overtaken by a party of Bath and Rockbridge men, seeking to rescue Mrs Mayse, her son Joseph, an unmarried woman with an infant in her arms, a Mr McClenachan, and some other captives. This burial place is a few rods diagonally from the east angle of Uriah Bird's barn on the margin of the rivulet. The infant corse was buried at the foot of the tree where it had been found a few minutes after its death. The burial took place just a few hours later, before the pursuers act out on their return. The grave was dug with hunting kninves, hatchets, and naked fingers. The little body laid in its place very tenderly, and the grave partly filled with earth. The covering of the grave was completed with rather heavy stones, to prevent foxes or other animals from getting at the remains. Thus died and was buried the first white child known to history west of the Alleghany Mountains..."
    • 16Oct2005. From the book: History Of Pocahontas County, West Virginia 1981, (Third Printing 1997), Pocahontas County Historical Society, Inc., Page 73, MARLINTON "...On Marlin Run (near the home of Pearl Carter Ward 1981) was the grave of an infant dashed to death by the Indians as they returned from a raid in Bath County — the first white child known to history west of the Alleghenies..."

  • Gramp, Barbara - Re: The news for the week of May 10, 2007 , Durbin To Honor Bosley... "Emma Grace Nottingham has asked the town to take over the upkeep of the town cemetery. She will also pass on the money from the treasury. Kincaid thanked her for her years of dedicated work to the town over the years."

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