Nichols Family Cemetery

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NICHOLS Cemetery, Lizemores, Clay County, West Virginia

Recorded 25 May 1996 by Neva Jane STOUT BRYANT

Location:  From State Route 16 travel North; turn left at the 
Lizemores sign onto a paved road.  Drive until paved road forks
to the left (paved road goes to the grade school) and a dirt
road forks to the right.  Turn onto the dirt road and drive 
approximately one-quarter mile to a gas well gate on the right
side of the road.  Cross over the gate and walk to the cemetery
at the top of the hill.

Description:  The cemetery is located at the top of a hill and
consists of approximately one-half to one acre of land.  No 
cemetery records exist, since it is strictly a rural cemetery, but
most buried there are NICHOLS, their spouses, children, etc.  No
one is in charge of the cemetery; in other words, there is no
sexton.  The land was part of a 440 acre parcel originally owned
by Zephaniah NICHOLS, my great-great-great grandfather.  Either
he or his son William, my great-great grandfather, established the 
cemetery.

The cemetery has a far left section with a few graves, a back 
section,and then a front section.  I recorded the cemetery in that
order, starting at the back of each section and going from left to
right until I reached the front of each section.  There are probably
more graves that have disappeared throughout its use these many, many
years.

Since this is part of my family, I have added notes to indicate
parents or spouses if I knew them.

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Double Headstone:
Vernon H. NICHOLS
Nov. 10, 1898 - Mar. 14, 1977
"Father"
[Note:  Son of Alexander Dayton & Mary Jane NICHOLS NICHOLS]

Agnes B. NICHOLS
Jan. 25, 1901 - Sept. 4, 1994
"Mother"
[Note:  Wife of Vernon H.NICHOLS; daughter of William Henry &
 Edna MORRIS BIRD]


Unreadable Fieldstone


Frances E. PRITT
1883 - 1958
[Note:  Middle name is Ellen.  Wife of Ernest PRITT; daugter
of David A. & Margaret Frances NUTTER NICHOLS]


Hermon A. NICHOLS
Born Dec. 20, 1955 - Died Feb. 17, 1957


Erving C. MOORE
Feb. 15, 1897 - May 20, 1970
"Gone, But Not Forgotten"
[Note:  Middle name is Charles.  Husband of Viola A.
NICHOLS MOORE; son of Charles & Mary A. HOLCOMB MOORE]


Viola A. MOORE
Apr. 15, 1903 - Dec 31, 1988
"Gone But Not Forgotten"
[Note:  Wife of Erving C. MOORE; daughter of Alexander
 Dayton & Mary Jane NICHOLS NICHOLS]


Ennid Andious MOORE
Dau. of Erving & Arminius MOORE
Dec. 31, 1943 - July 29, 1945
"Our Darling Baby"


Maryland NICHOLS
1897 - 1970


Samuel R. HOLCOMB
Mar. 11, 1896 - Apr. 1, 1945
"A Loving Father"
"Placed in Remembrance By Son Harley"
[Note:  Also has a flat military marker with the same
 data on it. Husband of Mattie NICHOLS HOLCOMB; son
 of William S. "Bill" & Olive B. BARNETT HOLCOMB]


Mattie NICHOLS HOLCOMB
Nov. 1, 1896 - Jan. 22, 1933
"A Loving Mother"
"Placed in Remembrance By Son Harley"
[Note:  Also has a homemade concrete marker with only
 her name carved in it.  Wife of Samuel R. HOLCOMB;
daughter of Alexander Dayton & Mary Jane NICHOLS NICHOLS]


Double Headstone:
Elijah NICHOLS
1820 - 1895

	
Christina NEAL NICHOLS
"Aunt Teen"
1825 - 1910
[Note:  Double headstone purchased by descendants of
 Elijah & Christena NEAL NICHOLS, my great-grandparents.
 I believe Christena's death date sometime after 1910,
 but no definitive proof.  Also, her name is misspelled -- 
should read "Christena."  Elijah still has original
headstone which has a closed hand with index finger pointing
to heaven at the top, & verse at bottom reads "O glorious 
hour O blest abode Our father is near the throne of God And
flesh and sin no more control The sacred pleasures of his soul"
 -- birth & death data the same.  Christena also has old,
unreadable, fieldstone marker.  He was the son of William &
#1Jane LILLY NICHOLS; she was the daughter of John & Ann
O'DELL NEIL/NEAL.]


Hannah A. SMITH
Dec. 15, 1888 - Dec. 22, 1929
[Note:  Wife of W. H. SMITH; daughter of Alexander Dayton
 & Mary Jane NICHOLS NICHOLS]


Broken Fieldstone, Unreadable except for an "A"


Fieldstone, Unreadable except for a "C" and an "E?"


Unreadable Fieldstone


Lee Wood  MOORE
July 10, 1920 - July 24, 1920
"Son"


Unreadable Fieldstone


Unreadable Fieldstone


Double Headstone:
Edward H. RODGERS
1892 - 1969

Stella A. RODGERS		
1894 - 1969
[Note:  Husband & wife;  He was son of Elza & Mary J. RYAN
ROGERS.  She was daughter of Alexander Dayton & Mary Jane
NICHOLS NICHOLS]


Herbert Leon RODGERS
PVT US ARMY KOREA
Apr. 25, 1931 - Mar. 11, 1980


Lucy Mae ROGERS
[Note:  Homemade concrete marker with no birth or
 death dates on it]


Harles ROGERS
"Baby"
[Note:  Homemade concrete marker with no birth or
 death dates on it]


John Dayton NICHOLS
Dec. 25, 1908 - Apr. 28, 1985
[Note:  Homemade concrete marker.  Husband of Frona
 HOLCOMB; son of Alexander Dayton & Mary Jane NICHOLS
 NICHOLS]


Glen D. NICHOLS
[Note:  Homemade concrete marker with no birth or 
death dates on it.  This is actually Glendora NICHOLS,
daughter of Marion & Mariah MOORE NICHOLS]


Ivy NICHOLS
[Note:  Homemade concrete marker with no birth or
 death dates on it, but it does have a drawing of the 
palm of a hand with a heart in the center and the initial
"N" on the left under the thumb and the initial "W" under
the little finger.  Daughter of Marion & Mariah MOORE NICHOLS]


Marion NICHOLS
May 21, 1844 - Aug. 13, 1925
"Father Asleep in Jesus"
[Note:  Husband of Mariah MOORE NICHOLS; son of Elijah
 & Christena NEAL NICHOLS]


Mariah NICHOLS
May 17, 1845 - Oct. 12, 1940
"Mother Asleep in Jesus"
[Note:  Wife of Marion NICHOLS; daughter of John J.
& Mary MOORE]


Ethel M. RAMSEY
Aug. 7, 1893 - Feb. 15, 1944
[Note:  Wife of Henderson G. RAMSEY; daughter of 
Marion & Mariah MOORE NICHOLS]


Double Headstone:
Bermon NICHOLS
May 25, 1895 - Aug. 25, 1968

Amy NICHOLS
Oct. 3, 1895 - Dec. 9, 1992
"Together Forever"
[Note:  Bermon also has a military marker with same
 dates on it plus WEST VIRGINIA PVT SUPCO 7 INF 3 DIV 
WORLD WAR I.  Husband & wife.  He was son of Marion & 
Mariah MOORE NICHOLS.  Amy was daughter of Jefferson 
& Virginia KING DAWSON]


James Cardell NICHOLS
MAM2 US NAVY WORLD WAR II
Dec. 26, 1924 - Jan. 27, 1986
[Note:  Also a Carl Wilson Funeral Home marker]
[He was the son of Bermon & Amy NICHOLS]


Roger Lee NICHOLS
1950 - 1987 [metal marker from Carl Wilson Funeral Home]
[Note:  He was the son of James Cardell & Bethel DEBOARD
 NICHOLS.  Roger was allegedly murdered by Darryl BACKUS]


Richmond L. HOLCOMB
Born July 24, 1892 - Died Nov. 20, 1973
[Note:  Homemade concrete marker.  Husband of Priscilla
 Onie NICHOLS HOLCOMB; son of Sheridan & Bertha HOLCOMB]


Onie HOLCOMB
1894 - 1983
[Note:  Homemade concrete marker.  Full name is Priscilla
 Onie NICHOLS HOLCOMB.  Wife of Richmond L. HOLCOMB;
 daughther of Alexander Dayton & Mary Jane NICHOLS NICHOLS]


Mamie HOLCOMB IGO
November 12, 1916 - Entered Into Rest 1981 
[month and day unreadable because it was sunken too deep
 into the ground] 
[Note:  Homemade concrete marker.  Wife of Harry IGO;
 daughter of Richmond L. & Onie NICHOLS HOLCOMB]


Mary Jane NICHOLS
[Note:  Homemade concrete marker with no birth or 
death dates on it.  Wife of Alexander Dayton NICHOLS;
daughter of John W. "Jack" & Jane COBB NICHOLS]


A. D. NICHOLS
1860 - 1947
"At Rest"
[Note:  Full name is Alexander Dayton NICHOLS.  Husband
 of Mary Jane NICHOLS NICHOLS; son of Elijah & Christena
 NEAL NICHOLS]


Unreadable Fieldstone


Unreadable Fieldstone


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Fieldstone with initials? AMN


Unreadable Fieldstone


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Unreadable Fieldstone


David A. NICHOLS
Born Jan. 1 1839 - Died Sep. 30, 1902 [Civil War Headstone]
[Note:  Husband of Margaret Frances NUTTER NICHOLS; son of 
William & #2 Elizabeth BOGGS]


Unreadable Fieldstone


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George Duffy NICHOLS
US ARMY WORLD WAR I
1894 - 1971
[Note:  Also has a Combs Funeral Home marker.  Son of
 James R. & Denica JOHNSON NICHOLS]


Unreadable Fieldstone


Unreadable Fieldstone


Unreadable Fieldstone


B. Frank NICHOLS
1856 - 1921
[Note:  Full name is Benjamin Franklin NICHOLS.  Husband
 of #1Phelista Ellen MULLENS NICHOLS & #2Peggy Frances
 HOLCOMB NICHOLS; son of Elijah & Christena NEAL NICHOLS]


Unreadable Fieldstone


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William L. WENDELL
1963 - 1992 [B. C. Hooper Funeral Home marker]


NOTE: Buried in one of the graves which have either
 an unreadable fieldstone or no marker at all is Westa
 Agnes NICHOLS, a daughter of Jonathan Calvin and Virginia
 Aretta PRITT NICHOLS (my grandparents).  Westa was born
 19 Jan 1902, in Lizemores, Clay Co., WV, and died 23 Jan
 1903, in Lizemores, Clay Co., WV, of spinal meningitis. 
 She was buried with her little doll in her arms.