Barbour County Cemeteries
PLEASANT GROVE CEMETERY

This cemetery was inventoried in September 2011 by Rebecca Lomparski, who lives in the area. Rebecca has made a plan of the cemetery which shows the locations of the graves as they are numbered here. An earlier reading was made for Echoes of Glory, Hodgesville Heaston Church Centennial Edition by Gary Wayne Evans and some notes from that reading are appended. This publication may be available in a library.

For locations of the grave markers see the Pleasant Grove Cemetery Map.


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Grave
Number 
Name  Inscription  Dates  Comment 
1 WM TOWNSEN Aged 78 Ys 7 Ms 8 Ds APR 30 1841 - DEC 8 1919 This grave is old, and difficult to read. At the bottom of the stone, TOWNSEN is written.
2 Sarah TOWNSEN WIFE OF WP TOWNSEN
AGE 62 Yrs 8 Mos 22 Ds
DIED JULY 24, 1899 Grave is old and difficult to read. At the bottom of the stone, TOWNSEN is written. The back of the grave has what appears to be a religious symbol and some scripture, which is no longer legible
3 Mary Lusetta TOWNSEN   1841-1923 The foot of the grave has a stone which reads "M.L.T"
4 Samuel H. SIMPSON   1875-1954 Foot of the grave has a stone which reads "FATHER". This is a shared stone with #5.
5 Julia A. SIMPSON   1860-1931 Foot of the grave has a stone which reads "MOTHER". This is a shared stone with #4.
6 William H. SIMPSON Husband 1899-1981 This is a shared stone with #7. Back of stone reads "IN GOD WE TRUST".
7 Helen S. SIMPSON Wife 1907-1966 This is a shared stone with #6. Back of stone reads "IN GOD WE TRUST".
8 Almanza M. NITZ   June 13, 1920- July 1, 2005  
9 Elva Grace HARVEY MOTHER 1917-1973 This is a shared stone with #10.
10 Egbert Sears HARVEY FATHER 1891 - 1969 This is a shared stone with #9.
11 David Wesley TOWNSEN   July 23, 1862 - Feb 3, 1945  
12 Sarah Blanche SWICK   1897 - 1971  
13 Debra Ann ADDIS   Oct 12 1952 - June 12 1989 I found the broken funeral home marker for this grave laying on top of grave #1.
14 Infant ZIRKLE   1954-1954 This is a small brass-colored plaque.
15 KERR Inf. Dau.   1918-1918 This is a shared stone with #16 and #17
16 Austin KERR   1881-1938 This is a shared stone with #15 and #17
17 Estella KERR   1888-1940 This is a shared stone with #15 and #16
18 Dever E. CLEAVENGER   Jan 3 1882 - May 12 1958 Foot of grave has a stone which reads "BROTHER".
19 Mollie M. CLEAVENGER   Dec 2, 1877- Mar 7, 1947 Foot of grave has a stone which reads "SISTERS". This is a shared stone with #20.
20 Della CLEAVENGER   Jan 28, 1872- July 23, 1945 Foot of grave has a stone which reads "SISTERS". This is a shared stone with #19.
21 Edison E. CLEAVENGER Son of Thos. & Montie 1921-1922  
22 Ada C. CLEAVENGER Dau of Thos. & Montie 1919-1921  
23 Montie Wolfe CLEAVENGER   May 18, 1890- Dec 1, 1938 This is a shared stone with #24
24 John Thomas CLEAVENGER   July 6, 1879- Dec 13, 1947 This is a shared stone with #23
25 Winfield Scott McCOY   June 1 1845- Feb 4, 1921  
26 Mary Jane McCOY   Nov 17, 1851- Jan 25, 1930  
27 J.M. SAFFLE   1863-1923 This is a shared stone with #28. Top of stone reads "GONE, BUT NOT FORGOTTEN".
28 S.E. His wife 1862-1935 This is a shared stone with #27. Top of stone reads "GONE, BUT NOT FORGOTTEN".
29 Troy L. WARNER   Born & Died Feb 19, 1915 This is a sweet little statue of a lamb or some other small animal.
30 John C. MAXON   June 24 1866 - Jan 02 1941 This is a shared stone with # 31
31 Julia M. MAXON   1865 - Dec 09 1916 This is a shared stone with #30. No birth month or date is present.
32 Frank MAXON   Jan 1 1889 - June 9 1916  
33 Mary Ann KERR Mother 1842 - 1918  
34       NEEDS WORK
35 Laura KERR Wife of J.M. Kerr 1882 - 1941 This grave stone is difficult to read
36 McCOY     The large stone simply says McCoy. Lying against the backside of the grave stone are two smaller stones, one of which reads "A McC"
37 Etta V FORNASH Wife of A.J. Fornash Jan 16 1873 - Sept 5 1914  
38 Asa FORNASH     Towards the bottom of the stone is some unredable scripture.
39 Alston R. LEACH   1899 - 1927 This is a shared stone with #40
40 A. Louise LEACH   1907 - 1927 This is a shared stone with #39
41       This is a completely smooth stone with no evidence of engravings
42 Carl LANTZ   1887 - 1913 This is a shared stone with # 43 and #44
43 Noah LANTZ   1860 - 1923 This is a shared stone with # 42 and #44
44 Sophia LANTZ   1867 - 1960 This is a shared stone with # 42 and #43
45       This is a completely smooth stone with no evidence of engravings
46 Milton FURR   Apr 22 1880 - June 1 1935  
47 Joab O'NEAL A good man at rest 1852 - 1905 Bottom of grave stone reads "O'NEAL".
48 Matilda McCOY Mother Wife of Benjamin McCoy May 5 1822 - Mar 5 1911 Back of grave reads "In Memory: Alverta Ward, Artenius McCoy, Margaret J Holt, Mary E Curry, Willa A Parsons"
49 Artenius McCOY   1849 - 1935 "This is a shared stone with #50. Top of stone reads "Blessed are the dead which die in the Lord. REV. XIV, 13".
50 Sarah E. McCOY His Wife 1852 - 1913 This is a shared stone with #49. Top of stone reads "Blessed are the dead which die in the Lord. REV. XIV, 13"
51 John Wesley ZINN   Jan 7 1845 - Sep 10 1915 Bottom of grave stone reads "ZINN"
52 Nancy E ZINN Wife of J.W. Zinn Age 46 Ys 7Mos 21 Ds Died Jan 12 1899 Bottom of grave stone reads "ZINN". Stone difficult to read.
53 Emma ZINN Dau of J.W. Zinn Age 29 Ys 7 Mos 7 Ds Died July 7 1901 Bottom of grave stone reads "ZINN"
54 Benj. E. McCOY Age 64 Yrs 4 Mos 12 Ds Oct 7 1851 - Feb 19 1916 Bottom of stone reads "McCoy"
55 Barbara E. McCOY   1853 - 1928  
56 Richard L. McCOY Son of B.E & B.E. McCoy Aged 18 Yrs 3 Mos 23 Ds Died June 27 1902 Bottom of grave stone has a worn off inscription and "McCOY".
57 Mary McCoy MARTENEY   1877 - 1945  
58 Lee R. CRISLIP 1870 - 1939 This is a shared stone with #59. It lies between two bushes and has a stone reading "FATHER" at the foot.
59 Ella E. CRISLIP   1895 - 1984 This is a shared stone with #58. It lays between two bushes and has a stone reading "MOTHER" at the foot.
60       This is a blank stone, with no signs of engraving.
61 Jacob Lee ANDERSON   1875  
62 D.W. TALBOTT   1852 - 1917 This is a shared stone with #63.
63 Vittura E. TALBOTT His Wife 1868 - Blank This is a shared stone with #62. The year of death has not been engraved.
64 John W. HYRE   May 31 1847 - Feb 28 1911 This grave is beautiful. It looks like an embellished log with a book laying on top of it. Coming down from the book is a scroll.
65 Jerome CHRISLIP   Oct 6 1866 - Dec 13 1938  
66 William B. HOWES Son of Rand & Liza Parker Howes Jan 30 1880 - Nov 26 1960  
67 Mattie Parker TALBOTT   1867 - 1907  
68 Cora McCOY Wife of M.O. McCoy Age 28 Ys 7 mos 13 Ds Nov 15 1872 - June 28 1901 Bottom of stone reads "McCOY".
69 Sarah E. BARTLETT Wife of W.J. Bartlett Oct 9 1851 - Oct 9 1909 "Bottom of stone reads "BARTLETT".
70 Rev. Gilbert ROGERS  1842 - 1929 This is a shared stone with #71
71 Hettie House ROGERS His wife 1846 - 1933 This is a shared stone with #70
72 DSY LANDERS   This is a funeral home marker that was found laying on the grave of # 70 and #71
73 James D. SIMONS   1856 - 1931 This is a funeral home marker that was found laying on the grave of # 70 and #71
74 Ella V. ROGERS Dau of Rev G. & H.A. Rogers 1868 - 1928  
75 John S. ROGERS   1874 - 1941 Foot of grave has a stone that reads "FATHER".
76 Helen H. JOHNSON   August 26 1926 - blank This is a shared stone with #77. It's likely that Mrs. Johnson is still alive.
77 Albert C. JOHNSON   Jan 1 1923 - May 2 2000 This is a shared stone with #76. The foot of the grave has a plaque that reads "Albert Claude Johnson, CPL US Marine Corps, World War II"
78 Infant TALBOTT Infant Dau of GC & MV Talbott Born and Died April 10 1899  
79 Elizabeth TALBOTT Dau of A.R & Irena Talbott Feb 2 1852 - Nov 28 1912  
80 A.R. TALBOTT   1827 - 1903 This is a shared grave stone with #81.
81 Irena TALBOTT His wife 1827 - 1898 This is a shared stone with #80.
82 Anna WOOD Wife of J.S. Wood May 30 1819 - Dec 22 1881 This is a shared pillar style stone with # 83.
83 James S. WOOD   Nov 26 1816 - Dec 19 1896 This is a shared pillar style stone with # 82.
84 W.I. WOOD   Dec 6 1840 - Jan 26 1909  
85 Phebe WOOD Wife of W.I. Wood Sep 19 1849 - July 22 1916  
86 Clark M WOOD   Feb 18 1870 - Aug 11 1909 This grave stone is broken.
87 Rev. Leeper ROGERS   Sep 26 1838- May 9 1906 This is a shared stone with #88
88 Maggie R ROGERS His wife Mar 2 1846 - Aug 22 1916 This is a shared stone with #87
89 Mary L. ROGERS Dau of Rev L & Margaret Rogers Age 16 Yrs 3 Mos 20 Ds May 7 1865 - Jan 27 1902 This grave is beginning to fall over.
90 Cornelius ZINN A good man at rest Sep 22 1817 - Feb 16 1918  
91 Mary ZINN Wife of Cornelius Zinn Age 25 yrs (75?) Died Dec 11 1894 This grave is pointed backwards compared to all the others.
92 Arnold ZINN Aged 24 Y 11 M 16 D Son of C & M.A. Zinn Died Feb 24 1885  
93 Charles William WALDEN Teacher 1871 - 1943  
94 WALDEN     The only thing readable on this grave is the name "Walden" at the bottom.
95 N.A. WALDEN   1843 - 1926 This is a shared stone with # 96
96 Rev. Rueben WALDEN Aged 40 Ys 2 Ms 16 Ds Died Nov 25 1881 This is a shared stone with #95
97       This grave is badly weathered and no longer readable
98       This grave is badly weathered and no longer readable
99       This grave is badly weathered and no longer readable
100 S.S. ZINN Aged 44 Yrs 3 Mos 22 Ds Feb 5 1849 - May 27 1893  
101       This grave is badly weathered and is now almost smooth
102 Lura Inis McCOY   May 29 1907 - July 24 1907 This is a shared stone with # 103
103 Orval Jewel McCOY   July 8 1912 - July 12 1912 This is a shared stone with #102
104 E.A. McCOY   1875 - 1919  
105 Alice May McCOY Mother Wife of E.A. McCoy Mar 3 1873 - Feb 11 1958  
106 Ernest LOVE   1871 - 1958  
107 Martha I. LOVE   1871 - 1930  
108 Jacob ?????   Jan ** 1808 - Sept 31 1896  
109 ROGERS In --- of Arnold Rogers Age 92 Ys Died May 9 1879 This grave stone is very difficult to read.
110 Anthony ROGERS   Mar 2 1829 - Oct 9 1890 This is a shared stone with #111
111 Rachel ROGERS His wife June 26 1881 - Nov 17 1912 This is a shared stone with #110
112 ROGERS     This is a large stone with just "ROGERS" written across it.
113 Stella KESLING   Born and died Aug 13 1894  
114 T.M. KESLING   Jan 24 1850 - Sep 11, 1909  
115       This is a completely smooth stone with no evidence of engravings
116 Ernest M ROGERS In Loving Rememberance Of, Age 28 Yrs 8 Mos 2 Ds Son of Rev G. & H.A. Rogers Aug 20 1846  
117 Bessie Pearl STRADER Wife of O.D. Strader Age 22 Yrs 1 Mo Died Dec 10 1900 Bottom of stone reads "STRADER"
118       This stone is too eroded to read
119 B.J. THOMPSON He was the sunshine of our home. 1880 - 1946 This is a shared grave with #120
120 Maudie E. THOMPSON A Devoted Wife and Mother 1887 - 1941 This is a shared grave with #119
121 Earnestus E. THOMPSON   Jan 28 1853 - May 3 1947 This is a shared stone with #122
122 Amanda E. THOMPSON   June 9 1855 - Apr 12 1939 This is a shared stone with #121
123 George W. HUBER West Virginia PVT. 131 INF 33 DTY June 18 1890 - Dec 18 1944  
124 Annie STARKS   Jan 22 1861 - Jan 10 1940  
125 Hannah JONES There is rest in Heaven Nov 12 1838 - Sep 20 1916  
126 Abraham WHEELER   Nov 1 1812 - Oct 29 1887  
127 Susan WHEELER Wife of Abram Wheeler Having finished life's duty, she now sweetly rests June 19 1829 - Oct 20 1913 This grave says "Wife of Abram Wheeler". It's placed next to Abraham Wheeler's grave…I suspect this grave has his name misspelled
128 Harriet FORENASH Wife of H. Forenash   This is a shared stone with # 129 and #130. No dates are noted
129 Hiram FORENASH Age 78 Yrs 1 M 15 Ds Died Dec 8 1901 This is a shared stone with # 128 and #130
130 Frances FORENASH Wife of H. Forenash Age 60 Yrs 4 Mos 1 Day Died April 29 1881 This is a shared stone with # 128 and #129
131 William SMITH Aged 62 Ys 7 Ms 4 Ds Died May 25 1889  
132 Edith SMITH Wife of W. Smith Age 81 Yrs 10 Mos 20 Ds Died Oct 28 1901  
133       This marker is just a large rock with no engravings
134 Columbia SHREVES   Apr 16 1858 - Sep 21 1936 This grave is beginning to fall over.
135 Benjamin J. CLEAVENGER   July 20 1838 - Feb 9 1901 This is a shared stone with # 136
136 Minerva A CLEAVENGER   Jan 2 1846 - Oct 1 1930 This is a shared stone with #135
137 Edna CLEAVENGER Dau of B.J. & M.A. Cleavenger Aged 26 ys 5 Mos 18 Ds Died April 10 1892  
138 Ray ROGERS   Dec 25 1896 - July 11 1917  
139 Manser HOUEY Son of J.M.R. & S.E. Hovey Aug 5 1870 - Apr 9 1900 This grave is very weathered and parts of it are almost unreadable.
140 Roy MARKS Age 3 Mos 19 Ds Died Sep 17 1894 This is a shared stone with # 141 and #142
141 Edna MARKS Age 3 Yrs 11 Mos 9 Ds May 12 1895 This is a shared stone with # 140 and #142
142 Flay MARKS Age 1 Mo Died Sep 1 1895 This is a shared stone with # 140 and # 141
143 Clifford M. WHETZEL God Bless My Son Dec 19 1898 - June 21 1922 Foot of grave has a stone which reads "C.M.W."
144 Ernest I. RINEHART Gone, but not forgotten 1898 - 1941 This is a shared stone with #145
145 Emma M RINEHART "Gone, but not forgotten" 1898 - 19XX This is a shared stone with #144. The death year has not been completed
146 Hayward PERINE   July 27 1907 - Dec 3 1930 Foot of grave has a stone which reads "HAYWARD"
147 Francis M. WINANS   1860 - 1923 This is a shared stone with #148
148 Martha WINANS   1867 - 1932 This is a shared stone with #147
149 William Loyd WILLIAMS CPL US Army World War I Aug 19 1889 - Apr 25 1977  

Notes: Some additions and differences found in the reading in Echoes of Glory, Hodgesville Heaston Church Centennial Edition by Gary Wayne Evans:
Grave number
1 Townsen, William P.
2 Wife of W. M. Townsen
18 Denver E. Cleavenger
78 Infant daughter of C.C. and M.V. Talbott
94 Marvin W. son of R.E. and N.A. Walden born January 28, 1874 died May 14, 1894
108 Jacob Rogers Born January 20, 1808 Died September 3, 1896
111 Rachel Ann Rogers
112 possibly Abbie A. Rogers 1860-1939 and Gideon Rogers 1860-1947
123 WV Pvt. 131 Inf. 33 Div
128 & 130 Frances, wife of Hiram Forenash (Harriet F. wife of Hiram)
138 Ray Rogers
141 Edna B. Marks

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