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I enjoy going to the cemeteries and looking for gravestones of my family and looking for requests for other people. It makes me sad to see some stones in bad shape and some cemeteries so overgrown with weeds and not taken care of. I work full time, but I try to get to the cemeteries on my days off when I can. I spend many hours looking for other members requests. I don't do it just to get the credit for a request, I have added more photos to memorials than what shows on my credit for doing requests. I really enjoy looking for the gravestones and it is very relaxing to me. I love the old cemeteries, but alot of the gravestones are very old and in bad shape. There is alot of information you can find out from a gravestone. |
Note: The Dement Cemetery in Ohio County, WV is a very old cemetery located on private property. Many of the stones are very difficult to read and some dates may not be exactly right. Let me know of any corrections.
I'm currently working on the Dallas Presbyterian Church Cemetery in Dallas, WV in Marshall County. This is another old cemetery with many old stones. Some of the names and dates may not be correct. Many of stones are difficult to read. Let me know of any corrections. I have found many gravestones of people that are not on the list in the cemetery books at the library or some with the names not correct.
In the spring of 2013 the Dallas Presbyterian Church members had two clean-up days to clear all the wooden area behind the church. They cut out many old trees, briars, weeds. This area hadn't been cut or cleared off for about 15 or 20 years. There are many gravestones in this area. Some of the young members of the church have continued to try to keep it cut through out the year of 2013 and have continued their work into 2014. There is still a lot of work to do. Some of the gravestones have fallen over, some stones have been buried in the dirt for years. I have found many stones that were buried in the dirt, I'm still searching for more.
NOTE!! When you looking for someone buried in the Dallas, WV area there are four cemeteries in this area. These cemeteries are being listed in Ohio & Marshall County on Find-A-Grave so check both counties when you are looking for someone buried in this area. A lot of the death certificates have Dallas Cemetery which makes it that more confusing to find someone.
The four cemeteries are:
1.Dallas Cemetery (also known as West Union Cemetery and Haneytown Cemetery). This was the first cemetery in this area about 1828. This is the very old cemetery across from the Dallas Fire Department.
2. Dallas Presbyterian Church Cemetery (this church was called West Union Presbyterian Church back in 1831. The cemetery was there before the church was built. It too is called West Union Cemetery & Haneytown Cemetery).
3.Dallas Methodist Church Cemetery started in 1855. (This cemetery is called Dallas Cemetery too) To keep things less confusing I refer to call it Dallas Methodist Church Cemetery.
4. Mount View Cemetery currently still in operation to this day.
I consider these four cemeteries in Marshall County and that is how they are listed on the Marshall County web-site.
So just check both counties when you are looking for someone's burial place in this area.. Peace to All!!
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|Juanita ||Sarah J Miner|
Thank you so much for photoing this headstone....I appreciate so much, that you go out of yout way to help people like me, that cannot get around...God Bless you for what you do.
Juanita J Heatwall
Added by Juanita on Apr 30, 2015 4:34 PM
Thank you so much. I had planned to go visit the cemetery this Summer.
Added by Lisa on Apr 29, 2015 9:52 AM
|Gerald "Jerry" Hobson||Crow, Limestone Cemetery|
Many thanks for the Crow marker photos. I'm grateful for your help.
|Melissa OBrian||Re David Lawrence Ewing # 108435746|
Once again, many thanks for doing photo duty for our memorial. Makes doing the Find A Grave memorials so much more meaningful.
|Bill Gunn||Rolly Yocum memorial picture|
Thank you for your time and effort getting a very nice picture.
|Michael Milliken||Limestone Cemetery|
Thank you very much for the beautiful photos of the grave markers of William & Emma Sellers in Limestone Cemetery. Your work with FindaGrave is very much appreciated. Thank you again!
|Cindy (Seifert) Cooper Abelson||Seifert|
Thank You for the Picture.
|Irish Rain||RE: Calora Smith White #22790703|
Thank You So Much for everything. You just made my day!
You are so fantastic!!!
|Charles Patterson||Maurice Smeal|
Thanks once again for assistance, it is very much appreciated.
|Dave B||William Koegler SR|
Thanks for the photo.
Added by Dave B on Apr 25, 2015 5:49 AM
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