Thru Kingtown-Co Rd 19 to Rockcamp Run turn left on Co Rd 19/6

Read April 2007 by Nora Hostutler


Cemetery Index

James H Willey Cemetery



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Willey, James H




Willey, Samantha Ann Wagner




Stoneking, Franklin D




Stoneking, Emma Jane




Several unmarked graves and several marked only with fieldstone




Willey, William Santford 13 Jul 1849 13 fJan 1923 s/o William H. Willey & Clarinda Anderson Willey
No Marker.

Additional information supplied by Joyce Yowler


*The James H. Willey Cemetery is named for him.  The cemetery is located at: Rockcamp Run, Wetzel Co., WV.   >From Pine Grove: North Fork Rd. to Big Run to Willey Fork Rd.  Turn left on Rockcamp Run/Co. Rd. 19/6.  It was transcribed by Nora Hostutler, April 2007.  (  SOURCE: Joyce Yowler

 *James Huey Willey m. Susanna Magdaline Yost.  Their children:  Edwin Carl (b. Mar 8, 1901 d ).  Bessie Mae (b. Feb 14, 1902 d. Nov 24, 1954).  Opal Dessie (b. Sep 25, 1903 d. Oct 1, 1959 Wetzel Co., WV).  Lennie Olive (b. Aug 21, 1907 Pine Grove, Wetzel Co., WV d. Aug 7, 1988 Okeechobee, FL).  Emma Bell (b. May 28, 1907 d. Jun 3, 1951).  Thomas Jefferson (b. Apr 8, 1909 Kodol, WV d. Nov 24, 1966 Sarasota, FL).  Bruce Edward (b. Mar 5, 1911 d. Feb 24, 1963 PA).  Mary Myrtle (b. Jun 4, 1913 d. Aug 24, 1978).  George Calvin (b. Aug 24, 1915 d. in a barn fire).  Florence Audra (b. Oct 17, 1917).  Burl Floyd (b. Mar 18, 1920 d. Dec 5, 1974) & Flossie Juanita (b. Aug 19, 1922).  SOURCE: Jim Shreve, Sr.  NOTE: Lennie Olive Willey is his grandmother.

 *James H. Willey: 3 May 1877 Wetzel Co., WV  - 9 Sep 1942.  Parents: Santford Willey & Anna Long.(both b. in WV).  James was a farmer & widower, preceded in death by wife Sarah M.  He died in Big Run, Wetzel Co., WV & was buried 13 Sep 1942 in the Willey Cemetery.  Informant was Charley Miller of Sproul, PA.  SOURCE: Death Certificate.  WV Div of Culture & Hist. (  Transcribed by Joyce Yowler

 *James H. Willey was born May 3rd 1878. He died Sept. 9, 1942 age 65 yrs. 4 months 6 days.  He was united in marriage to Susanna Yost on April 1, 1900 at Birchfield, W. Va. Mrs. Willey died May 1941.  From this marriage was born 12 children, 9 of which are still living.  The surviving are: Mrs. Perry Vandruff, Toronto, Ohio. Mrs. Arthur Stoneking Big Run W. Va. Mrs. Frank Shreve Fraine W. Va. Thomas J Willey U.S. Army. Bruce E Willey Spraul, Pa. Mrs. John Connelly Salemville, Pa. Mrs. Edwin Rice Big Run W. Va. Burl F Willey U. S. Army and Mrs. Charley Miller Spraul Pa.. There are 34 grandchildren and three great grandchildren.  Also two sisters Mrs. Henry Brewer Big Run W. Va. and Mrs. Calvin Yost Shinniston W. Va.  Funeral Services was held Sunday the 2th at his home on Rock Camp with John Kindle officiating.  Internment took place in the Willey Cemetery. 

 NOTE: The above obit was written by Jim Shreve, Sr.’s grandmother for his great grandfather.   It was “typed exactly as it was written by my grandmothers hand, and this is what was sent to the local newspaper”.  SOURCE: Jim Shreve, Sr. (


*Samantha Ann Willey was actually a "Long".  She was left at the Willey farm at an unknown age, and took on their last name.  It is unknown who her parents are.  SOURCE: Florance Audra (Willey) Long (Grand Daughter).  NOTE: Florance is the dau. of James Huey Willey, who was a son of Samantha Ann "Anna" Long & William Santford "Sant" Willey.  Provided by Debra King

 * Samantha Ann (Long) Willey lived in the household of James & Mary “Polly” (Wyatt) Willey. 

 *She is noted as “Anna Long” on her son’s death certificate:  James H. Willey. 3 May 1877 Wetzel Co., WV - 9 Sep 1942.  Parents: Santford Willey & Anna Long (both b. in WV)....    NOTE: Unable to locate her death certificate.  SOURCE: Death Certificate of James H. Willey.  WV Div of Culture & History.  Transcribed by Joyce Yowler   (

 *Willey, Samantha Ann Wagner.  04/04/1844 - 11/20/1903.  Mother.  Cemetery Transcription Project.  SOURCE: Cemetery Transcription Project.  James H. Willey Cemetery (Rockcamp).  Read by Nora Hostutler, Apr 2007 


 *Franklin D. Stoneking, the son of Arthur Lee & Opal Dessie (Willey) Stoneking.  He was a stillborn child on 11 Nov 1942 in Wetzel Co., WV.  He is buried at the James H. Willey Cemetery - Rock Camp Run, Wetzel Co., WV.  This cemetery was named after his grandfather, James Huey Willey who m. Susana Magdaline Yost.  NOTE: Unable to locate his death certificate.  SOURCE: Cemetery Transcription Project.  James H. Willey Cemetery (Rockcamp).  Read by Nora Hostutler, Apr 2007.  Provided online by Bill Cunningham.  Written by Joyce Yowler

 4.  STONEKING, Emma Jane

 *Emma Jane Stoneking.  Mar 6, 1951 Big Run, Wetzel Co., WV - Jun 2, 1951 (Death Cert.) or Jun 3, 1951 (Headstone) Wetzel County Hosp.- New Martinsville, Wetzel Co., WV.   She died of Bron. Pneumonia, lasting 7 days, at age 3 Mos & 6 Days (calculates to Jun 12, 1951 death date).  Parents: Arthur L. Stoneking & Opal Willey.  Arthur L. Stoneking (father) was the informant.  Burial was on Jun 4, 1951 at the Willey Cemetery.  SOURCE: Death Certificate.  WV Div. of Culture & Hist.  Transcribed by Joyce Yowler ( 


*William Sant Willey (wife's name possibly Mary) father of James Huey Willey.  James Huey Willey born May 3, 1878 husband of Susanna Yost Willey.  SOURCE:  Transcribed from the bible of Lennie Olive Willey, my paternal grandmother, by Betty Elouise Shreve Lee, before my grandmother died in 1988.  This bible has not been seen since.  SOURCE: Jim Shreve, Sr.

 *William Santford Willey.  Jul 13, 1849 Wetzel Co., WV - Jan 13, 1923 Big Run, Grant Dist., Wetzel Co., WV.  Parents: William H. Willey b. in DE & Clarinda Anderson b. in Wetzel Co., WV.  He was a widowed farmer, and died at age 73 yrs/6 mos. of organic heart disease.  Informant was E.K. Willey of Big Run, Wetzel Co., WV.  He was buried at Rock Camp Run on Jan 14, 1923.  SOURCE: Death Certificate.  WV Div. of Culture & Hist.  Transcribed by Joyce Yowler

 Joyce Yowler