Old Stone Presbyterian Church

Old Stone Church

Old Stone Church

Old Stone church, built in 1796, is the oldest church building in this region west of the Alleghanies, which has remained in continuous use in its original form. It is built of rough native stone. One of the many interesting traditions concerning the building is that the sand used in its construction was supplied by devoted women of the congregation, being carried on horseback from Greenbrier River, three miles away, in bags thrown across their saddles. The spirit our pioneer forebears who erected this building is finely reflected in the inscription on a stone above the door, made by Col. John STUART, and reproduced on this page. It reads:

THIS BUILDING was
erected in the year
1796 at the expence
of a few of the first
inhabitants of this
land to commemorate
their affection &
esteem for the
holy gospel of

JESUS CHRIST
reader
if you are inclined
to applaud their
virtues give God
the glory

Battle of Lewisburg Marker

Battle of Lewisburg Marker


These photos were taken by Ed Johnson. Thanks, Ed!

The following cemetery transcription was submitted by Julie, E-mail address: critters@rcvideo.com

OLD STONE CHURCH CEMETERY
Lewisburg, WV (Section B-3)

Submitters "notes" in ( )

Each stone separated with ~~~~~~~~~~

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Lettie W. FORD
June 6, 1856-Oct. 1, 1928

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James W. A. FORD
1843-1900
U.C.V.

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(left side of stone)
David J. FORD
died Sept. 28, 1881
aged 74 ys. 7 mos. 21 das

(right side of stone)
Mary A. FORD
wife of David J. Ford
died March 19, 1860
aged 41 ys 4 mos 21 das

(front of stone)
As a husband, father, & friend he fulfilled
all his duties with fidelity, tenderness, and
sincerity and his acts through life attest him true.
FORD

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Mrs. Lizzie A. BURDETT
born Nov. 25, 1839 died Sept. 17, 1863
daughter of DJ & MA FORD

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Sacred to the memory of
Wm II son of
David J. & Mary A. FORD
who died Aug the 26th 1849
aged 8 months

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David Nickell
son of H. C. & V. CABELL
died _________
(not readable--
but know death date is Dec. 20, 1892)

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CABELL
(top of stone)
Our Mother and Father
(no names, but directly in front of Henry/Va CABELL stones--
as if a foot marker, though is like a regular upright marker)

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Nannie W. PATTON
wife of S. R. Patton
born Sept. 30, 1855 died Dec. 16, 1886
daughter of DJ & MA FORD
Wife & Mother
foot marker-- N.W.P.

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David M.
born Nov. 9, 1875 died June 21, 1876

Emma C.
born Dec. 9, 1863 died Aug. 4, 1866
children of Jas. M. & M. W NICKELL
(appears to be a foot marker as well--no readable markings)

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N. B. (Tobe) CABELL
1886-1958

Bertye W. CABELL
1893-1940

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Edward Moman CABELL
Sept. 2, 1873-May 17, 1910

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Henry Clay CABELL
Sept. 22, 1840-July 8, 1909

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Virginia Ford CABELL
Jan. 25, 1845-Aug. 1, 1927

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Ashton Ford PATTON
April 12, 1885-Oct. 29, 1886

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John Cabell KEARNEY
1941-1975

John B. KEARNEY, Jr.
1918-1947

Doris Cabell NAUGHTON
1919-1995
(funeral home marker)

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Annie W. CABELL
June 9, 1865-Nov. 23, 1949

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William M. CABELL
June 11, 1880-Nov. 11, 1952

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Nannie W. CABELL
May 18, 1875-Jan. 12, 1963

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Mary C. BURKETTE
April 22, 1869-Sept. 13, 1960

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