Ravenswood Cemetery - Jackson County, WV


Directions: The cemetery is located on the main road in the north end of Ravenswood.

I visited the cemetery on May 13, 2006. I took photos of some markers, mostly in the old section, which is at the farthest north end. If you would like a copy of the original, higher definition photo, contact Betty Briggs

My comments are in brackets [ ] and include information from my own database at West Virginia Pioneers. Where I was unable to read the inscription fully, I checked "Jackson County WV Ravenswood Cemetery" by Carolyn Thomas Miihlbach. She has listed the graves by section and row, and has included notes from Sue Proctor Miller from a listing of the old cemetery done by her aunt, Eunice Proctor Perkins. Some of those stones are no longer in the cemetery and she states "Over a period of years, the old section of the cemetry has been vandalized. When questioned about the broken and missing tombstones, the caretakers of the cemetery said they were probably at the bottom of the Turkey Run Lake since the lake borders the old section of the cemetery."

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  • Robey, Elizabeth      Wife of W.H.Robey      Died July 2, 1872     In her 51st Yr. [s]   
  • Anderson, Julia A.     Wife of P.G. Anderson      Born Apr 7, 1826      Died March 2, 1897     aged 70 Yrs 10 Mo 15ds [d]   
  • Anderson, P.G.     Died Sept 22, 1893     aged 71 Ys 28 ds [d] [Peter G.]   
  • Ayres, Our Parents [m]   
  • The following stone is inscribed on three sides. John and Mary on the 'front' James on one side, Ann on the opposite side.
         Kouns, John    Died Feb 22, 1872     Aged 74 yrs 10 Ms 18 ds
         Kouns, Mary     Wife of John Kouns     Died Sept 6, 1849     Aged 51 ys 3 ms 16 ds   
         Kouns, James R.    Died July 18, 1869     Aged 48 ys 5 ms 17   
         Petty, Ann Eliza    Wife of J.A. Petty     Died June 5, 1873     Aged 38 ys 6 ms 12 ds   
         The next two are on either side of the large one.
         Kouns, Mary 1798 - 1849 [s]   
         Kouns, Melissa 1837 - 1886 [s] [Daughter of John and Mary]   
  • Smith, Jemima     Born Dec 14, 1844     Died June 28, 1864   
  • McKelvey, Ida May     Died Aug 27, 1902     Aged 24 Y 2M 20 D [s]
         The small stone to the right and behind reads:
         Knight, John W.S.      son of H. & L. Knight [s]   
  • McGraw, John     Co. F     8 W. VA. Inf   
  • Smith, Elza E     "Son"     son of E.J.Smith     Oct 11, 1867 - Apr 23, 1909
         Smith, Eliza J.     "Mother"     Feb 25, 1841 -   
  • Bennett - Front:
        Children of J.W. & E. A. Bennett   
        Right side:
        Bennett, Elissa Ann  Wife of J.W.   Oct 9, 1843 - Oct 8, 1874   
        Left side:
        Bennett, Jessie F.    Sept. 9, 1873 - Aug. 31, 1874
        Bennett, John W.    Aug 11, 1871 - Dec 26, 1874      
  • Williamson, Mary Jane   1855 - 1880
        Her Son   R.B.   (Arb) 1878 - 1902   
  • Flesher, A.J.     Born Feb 11, 1845 Died Sept 12, 1882    Aged 36 Ys 7 Ms 10 Ds   
  • Flesher, Isaac M.   Born Sept 14, 1866   Died Oct 18, 1901   
  • Flesher, Elizabeth V.  daughter of Wm. B. & E.   Died July 29, 1859   Aged 17 years 4 mo 2 d   
  • Flesher, George M.   son of Wm. B. & E.   Died Jan 1, 1868    Aged 5 Ys 11 Mo 25 Ds        
  • Flesher, Wm. B.   Born Sep 9, 1822   Died June 11, 1897   Aged 74 Yrs 9 Mo 2 Ds   
  • LeMaster, Frank F.   Son of T.H. & J.A  Died Aug 16, 1855   Aged 4 Mos 19 ds   
  • Flora Jane   dau of M. & N. Burditt  Died Sept 29, 1855   Aged 17y 6m 2d   [Age from "Ravenswood Cemetery" by Miihlback]   
  • Gabbert, Lewis A.      
        Murphy, D.A.   Co. I   11 W.VA Inf.   
         [According to "Jackson County WV Ravenswood Cemetery" by Miilhbach, these were "Soldiers burned in barracks - E.P.P."]
  • Lula   Dau of L.E. & A.E. Dye   Died May 16, 1874   [leaning on side of Harriet Staats' stone]   
  • Lobdill, Margaret   wife of H.Lobdill  Born May 19, 1837   Died Jan 9, 1875   aged 36y 7m 20d   
  • Staats, Harriett  "Mother"   Born Apr 1, 1809   Died Jan 30, 1877
        Staats, Noah   "Father"   Born Oct 23, 1804   Died May 10, 1887   
  • Wood, Sarah A.   "Mother"   Aug 10, 1843 - June 29, 1911
        Wood, James F.   "Father"   Mar 14, 1845 - Dec 14, 1919   
  • Taylor, William    Died Oct 1, 1872   Aged 23 Ys 1 Mo 21 Ds   
  • Taylor, Mary   Wife of R Taylor   Died Apr 29, 1878    Aged [63y6m14d]   
  • Taylor, Ruben    Died Sept 14, 1878   Aged 62 Ys 4 Ms 19 Ds   
  • Murtis M    dau of W.H & A. V. Wood    Died May 21, 1870   Aged 1 Mo 24 Ds   
  • Lee, William H.    Dec 26, 1850 - Apr 10, 1924
         Lee, Anna E.    "His Wife"    Feb 10, 1852 - Feb 29, 1900   
  • Jett, Lillian Dare    1922 - 1985   
  • Campbell, William B.    1869 - 1943
        Campbell, Rena M   1893 - 1967   
  • Campbell, D. Frederick   1949 - 1952
         Campbell, James D   1951 - 1952
         Sons of R.C. & Manzel Campbell   
  • Campbell, John    1878 -1956   
  • Sayre, Henrietta    wife of Wm. Sayre    Died Oct 24, 1889    Aged 61y 1m 9d   
  • Miller, Sue Proctor    Aug 6, 1909 - Feb 17, 2002   
  • Miller, Starling L Sr    Sept 10, 1909 - Mar 26, 1979   
  • Proctor, Mae Casto    May 18, 1885 - Sept 10, 1953 [s]   
  • Proctor, Wm Augustus    Oct 22, 1876 - Feb 25, 1949   
  • Staats, Bernice Ora    June 19, 1874 - Feb 28, 1968   
  • Staats   
        Keeney, Emma W.    Wife of C.A. Staats    1854 - 1933   
        Staats, Coleman A.    Dec 12, 1851 - Sept 22, 1897 [s]   
  • Coleman, Henry A.    Died Jan 22, 1891    aged 19Y   
  • Flesher, A.J.    Born Feb 11, 1845   Died Sept 12, 1882    Aged 36Ys 7Ms 1Da   
  • Coleman, N.P.    Died Sept 16, 1871    Aged 55y 1m 26d   
  • Clerc, F. Leon    Born in Motiers Switzerland    Oct 26, 1845   Died Feb 6, 1886   
        Clerc, Mary Elizabeth    His Wife    Born Sept 20, 1858    Died June 28, 1923   
  • Casto, Margaret M.   1870 - 1934 [d]
        Casto, Charles E.   1866 - 1943 [d]   


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