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Peace4me (#47513010)
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Bio Photo 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 a lot of the gravestones are very old and in bad shape. There is a lot 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.

The Dallas Presbyterian Church Cemetery in Dallas, WV in Marshall County is another old cemetery with many old stones. Some of the names and dates may not be correct. Many of the 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 wooded area behind the church. They cut out many old trees and 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 haven't been back out to the cemetery for awhile but last year 2015 when I had gone out it was all overgrown again.
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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Jimbo54
Photo Sarah Elizabeth Hill Burt
Peace4Me:
Thanks for the photo of Sarah Elizabeth Hill Burt's memorial. Somehow she made her way from origins in rural north Florida on the banks of the Suwanee River to West Virginia married to a cigar maker. Thanks again for helping confirm the final resting place of one of my wife's cousins.
Jimbo54
Added by Jimbo54 on Feb 08, 2016 12:42 PM
NEVER EVER FORGET......
John Wesley Gilmore
THKS FOR PHOTO...
Added by NEVER EVER FORGET...... on Feb 03, 2016 10:35 PM
Anna
LCpl Edwin Russell Danehart
Thanks very much for taking this photo for me. I appreciate your help!

Anna
Added by Anna on Feb 03, 2016 5:44 AM
suzanne pezick
RE: Salley Thoburn
Yes, a map would be wonderful. My email address is suzanne@bytesmith.net. Are you involved in the cemetery restoration? I think it's wonderful that the old cemetery is finally getting some special TLC. Many thanks! SSuzanne
Added by suzanne pezick on Jan 24, 2016 6:50 AM
suzanne pezick
RE: Salley Thoburn
Somehow I missed adding Jane Miller Thoburn, but, it is now added. Thanks!
Added by suzanne pezick on Jan 23, 2016 7:56 PM
suzanne pezick
RE: Salley Thoburn
Many, many thanks! I just added the memorials to Find A Grave. Your pictures and thoughtfulness are much appreciated. I have wondered what other Thoburn's are buried at Mt Wood and thanks to you, now I know. I'm in NC and have on my "bucket list" to visit Mt Wood sometime soon. Thanks!! Suzanne
Added by suzanne pezick on Jan 23, 2016 5:59 PM
Stephanie Carpenter
Thank You!
The photos of the Clary's headstones were so nice. Thank you so very much!

Everyone's time is valuable; for you to volunteer moments of your day for someone else is wonderful...you really make a difference!

Take care,
Stephanie
Added by Stephanie Carpenter on Jan 22, 2016 5:24 AM
backntyme55
Gould / robinson photos
I am very thankful for the photos. very much appreciate your time! these are great grandpa's sister and brother-in-law.
Added by backntyme55 on Jan 20, 2016 1:58 PM
MRD
RE: Martha Caldwell Photos!!!
Thank you, Carla, I'm glad you like the photos. The painting of Martha and Harry hangs in my guest room, and I've loved it since I was a child.
Added by MRD on Jan 20, 2016 12:08 PM
genieresearcher
Photos!
Neither rain, nor snow, nor sleet, nor COLD keeps you away from the cemeteries and filling photo requests! you are remarkable! thank you for all you do for so many!
Added by genieresearcher on Jan 20, 2016 6:09 AM
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