Bethel EUB Cemetery

Photo added by Harley Dakin

Bethel EUB Cemetery

Location
James Fork Road
Morristown, Wirt County, West Virginia, 26143 USA
Memorials 126 added (41% photographed)

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This is a hillside cemetery located off of a dead end gravel road (James Fork - CR 1/4 ) and less than 1/4 mile from a paved road on Tucker Creek Road. and closest town is Elizabeth. Interstate 77 (exit 161) is within 15 minute drive. The church associated with the cemetery is now on the Rolston family farm and in dis-repair. Church services last held in 1950's. The cemetery is well kept and is accessible by parking across the road and climbing the hill located on the right side of the road. Major surnames of burials here include: Cline, Dakin, Davis, Fox, Cumberledge, James, Quick, Gray, and many more. This cemetery was indexed by Ms. Cindy Buskirk & Patricia Wine Buckbee of Parkersburg WV area. Key contact for care and contributions for up-keep of the cemetery is Mr. Charles Murrey, who lives nearby. His phone listed in the white pages of Elizabeth, West Virginia.

HISTORY
The first church in Tucker District of Wirt County, that we have a record of, is Bethel United Brethren Church, which is located one mile above Morristown. The records show that on February 29, 1872 George E. Hubbard and his wife Sarah J. Hubbard, deeded a lot to Trustees John T.James, Robert H. Davis and John W. Plum, A hewed log structure was built as a church that same year. The building of the church was a great undertaking by it's members and stands as an example of the importance of religion to those early settlers.
In the early 1950's, the previous church, a log structure, was still standing and being used as a stable on the farm owned by Charles Murrey. A new church was built in 1901-1902 and replaced the old one. This structure is located on what is now the farm owned by the Dan Ralston family. The late 1950's and 60's saw the last useful days of this old church. This structure still stands but sadly is in advanced stages of decay and will soon fade into history. Photo on this site. The Congregation moved from this church to what is known as the Gant or today as Morristown Community Church.



BURIAL STATISTICS

Average Age: 51 Yrs

Youngest: 1 Day - Ethel Powell

Oldest: 96 Yrs - George C James - Civil War Veteran - 11th WV Infantry Vols.

Military
9 - Burials
Civil War : 4
WWI: 3
WWII: 1
Cold War: 1

Children of Civil War Veterans: 2 known, probably more


Earliest Burial: Feb 3, 1871, William Davis

Latest Burial: July 8, 2001 - Lillie Honaker

No. of Surname: 33

No. of Burials: 109

No. of Females: 55

No. of Children 18 & Younger: 19

% of Children 18 & Younger: 17%

Years with most Burials: 1898 & 1958 (4 each year)

Burial - Surnames
Davis
Cumberledge
James
Dakin
Cline
Quick
Miller
Fisher
Hill
Martin
McLain
Gates
Gray
Porter
Powell
McVay
Caplinger
Thompson
Fox
Hague
Honaker
Lyons
Lockhart
Allman
Ballard
Farley
Griffith
Kidder
Kiger
Kysor
Murray
Young
Hickman

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GPS Coordinates: 39.05146, -81.51251

  • Added: 17 Jun 2009
  • Find A Grave Cemetery: #2310246