Holcomb Family Cemetery - Cowen, Webster Co., WV
HOLCOLMB FAMILIY CEMETERY
Cowen, WV





Directions: Located on Lost Run about three miles out of Erbacon towards Cowen. This is one of seven cemeteries located in this hollow. Take the right fork of Lost Run about a half mile, cemetery sits on left, can be seen from the road. Cemetery is mowed, located on the property of George Stem.


Shirley L. Holcomb (16 May 1949 - 26 Apr 1998)  (taken from obit)
 
 

ROW 1 Right corner at bottom

1. Andrew McCourt

2. Margaret McCourt

3. Military Marker Flander G. Mullens WV PVT CO D. 11th INF WWI Apr 30 1895
Sept 28 1968

4. & 5. Double Stone MULLENS Christopher C. April 6 1900 Mar 19 1976 Velva
L. Mar 3 1911 Nov 27 1991 Married Sept 3 1927

6. & 7. Double Stone CARPENTER Fielding T. 1888 1938 Sarah V. 1888 1962

8. Christina Grace Mullens Feb 3 1981 Mar 21 1981
 

ROW 2
 

9. Samuel T. son of Samuel and ?? Ruckman born july 20 1862 died June 15 1881

Three graves marked by fieldstone

10. Golden Mullens Legs 1956 1956**
 

ROW 3
 

11. Hannah F. dau of ?? GREEN? died Feb 19 1891 aged 4 yrs 2 days

12. Elizabeth M. dau of A.T. and N A? Green died Sept 11 1879 aged 4 yrs 8 mnts 3 days (these two markers are the same style and design, sitting side by side it is a reasonable assumption that both are children of the same parents, both stones difficult to read)

13. Ercell A. T. Green died ?? aged 92 years

Three graves marked by fieldstone

14. Lela Ann Nichols 1927 1947

15. & 16. Double Stone GREEN Allen K. 1892 1964 Mintie C. 1897 1974

17. Virgil Franklin Green 1-18-1918 1-5-1978

18. Allen Kessler 1892 19?6

19. Martha Carpenter 1844

20. Elizabeth S wife of H.S. Holcomb born Dec 24 1859 died Oct 30 1882

four graves marked by fieldstone
 

ROW 4
 

21. Double Stone MALCOMB F.C. 1877 1944 F.H. 1873 1960

22. & 23. Double Stone BRAGG James W. Dec 23 1894 July 26 1963 Golda A. July 24 1902 Jan 18 1963 (Beside this stone is a stick with a round metal emblem reading US American Legion)

Military Marker James William Bragg WV PVT Medical Dept WWI Dec 23 1894 July 26 1963

24. Dewey D. Malcomb 1900 1962

Unmarked grave

Open area
 

ROW 5
 

Base with top of stone missing

25. & 26. & 27. Triple Marker BARKER Goldie 1910 Blank Harvie 1903 1962 Garlen 1928 1931

Open area

28. Cremains of Roger Dean Palmer 1946 1983

29. Military Marker Clifford Stone PVT US ARMY 1950 1977

30. Bettie Jo Stone Sept 4 1928 July 4 1974

31. James Edward Barker 1872 1954

32. & 33. Double Stone home made marker Diana Barker Feb 24 1873 Jun 15 1940
J.E. Barker Oct 31 1872 Nov 12 1954

34. Sandra Ann Giles 1951 1951

35. Beulah V. Mick Sept 4 1929 Mar 7 1999

36. Ernest Holcomb 1944 GR. 19/32 1944
(the above is written exactly as it appears on the marker, if anyone knows
what the GR. 19/32 means please email me.)

37. Barbara E. Holcomb 1951 1952

Unreadable Marker

38. & 39. Double Stone Robert M. Mick 1901 1975 Myrtle 1903 1942 Married Dec
25 1922

40. Ruby M. Cogar 1921 1948

41. Zane Holcomb 1874 1928

42. Mary V. Holcomb 1880 1951

43. Tom Giles 1875 1972 (This is a unique stone marker it looks like a large letter C with the bottom of the letter buried and the name and dates
carved into the face of the letter, marker stands about two feet high. The following stones sit outside the cemetery fence and are fenced in by
themselves.

44. Buster Montie Holcomb Feb 16 1953 Aug 28 1982

45. Elsie Marie Snider Holcomb Oct 17 1918 Feb 28 1985

46. Woodrow D. Holcomb 1914 1994
 

** Golden Mullens was a neighbor of mine for many years. While working in the coal mines a car ran over him and cut off both his legs. Golden died a few months back and was buried in the Handschumaker cemetery but his legs are buried here.

A death record exists for an Infant Holcomb 2-8-1923 2-9-1923 Child of G. Zain and Molly Giles Holcomb, since the parents are buried in this cemetery the infant may be buried here also.



ADKISON CEMETERY read summer 2000 by Michael Henline


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