Boggess-Shamblen Cemetery



Location: Between Goldtown and Kenna

Directions: From Ripley, take I-77 south to the Kenna exit; go west on Rt 21 to the intersection of Rt 34, turn left on Rt 34, drive about 5.5 miles, turn left on Watts Chapel Road (0Rt 21/36). Watts Chapel is on that corner and is hard to miss. Drive up Watts Chapel Road about .5 mile, turn right into the driveway. The cemetery is hidden from view and you must drive past the house and curve to the left. I'd suggest a courtesy stop at the house to ask permission. The lady who was there the day we went was very gracious and friendly.

GPS Coordinates: 38.63125,-81.66344
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Marvin Robie, JoAnn Jones, and Betty Briggs visited the cemetery on May 4, 2015. A recent storm broke some tree limbs which fell on the fence, making it difficult to get good pictures of a few stones. Photos were taken of all markers by Marvin & Betty. If you would like a better quality picture, contact Betty Briggs.

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Transcribed, with permission, from "Jackson County Cemeteries, Vol 1" by the Jackson County Historical Society. Information not found on the markers has been added by the person reading the cemetery, and may not be accurate; read here


  • Burford, Ollie H, Jr   Nov 5, 1929 - [28 Jul 2014 - from obit]  Loving Dad     
    Burford, Elma L July 16, 1925, Nov 25, 2001 Loving Mom  

  • Burford, Ollie H, III   Oct 29, 1957 - Oct 15, 213   Loving Son & Brother   

  • Boggess, Wayne   1903 - 1984
    Boggess, Grace   1910 - 2002   

  • Shamblin, Roy L   March 2, 1884 - July 25, 1933   

  • Hatcher, Betty Lou   

  • Harrison, Paul F   Oct 14, 1928 - Aug 4, 1930   

  • Harrison, Emory   Feb 22, 1892 - Apr 20, 1956
    Harrison, Orpha   Apr 5, 1901 - Feb 4, 1975   
    Harrison, Emery E  West Virginia   PFC Co H 147 Infantry World War I   Feb 22, 1892 - April 20, 1956   

  • Cunningham, Delbert A   1913 - 1919   

  • Burford, Alfred   Tec5 US Army World War II   Feb 19, 1912 - July 7, 1980   

  • Burford, Bertha   1911 - 1944   7-30-13 - 6-21-44   

  • Rhodes, W Edward   1932 - 2004
    Rhodes, Louise M   1941 -   

  • Cunningham, Rymer H   Jan 5, 1912 - Apr 18, 1991
    Cunningham, Alma F   Apr 19, 1906 - Feb 13, 1988   

  • Landis, Darlena   Oct 28, 1927 - May 7, 2014   

  • Harrison, Josephine   July 30, 1903 - Mar 19, 1980   

  • Cunningham, John P   Nov 11, 1869 - Mar 1, 1930
    Cunningham, Ader L   Feb 2, 1871 - Dec 12, 1931   

  • Cunningham, Richard R   1906 - 1927   

  • Cunningham, Martha V   1898 - 1919   

  • Fisher, George H   Aug 12, 1896 - Apr 9, 1986
    Fisher, Nellie C   Aug 3, 1896 - Mar 16, 1964   

  • Ray, Cpl Jane C   June 18, 1966 - Feb 4, 1987     

  • Daughter Sister   

  • Derrick, Jon Franklin   July 28, 1996 - Aug 4, 1996   

  • Ray, Betty L   Mar 30, 1935
    Ray, Jobe F   Jan 30, 1940 - Sept 22, 1989   

  • Shamblin, Rexie   1918 - 1980   

  • Bragg, Quincey T   West Virginia   Pvt 6 Inf 2 Div World War I   March 13, 1896 - February 2, 1949   

  • Bragg, Roxie M   "Mother"   1897 - 1951   

  • Bragg, Thomas Jr   Son of Q T & Roxie Bragg   Jan 30, 1932 - Oct 21, 1935   

  • Boggess, Virgil O   1868 - 1945   

  • Boggess, Hazen L   Oct 23, 1902 - Mar 10, 1985   

  • Miller, Gerald Ray   1939 - 2006   

  • Moore, Thomas C   Pvt US Army   Sep 5, 1944 - Dec 2, 1998

  • Miller, Fred C   Aug 25, 1910 - Apr 12, 1993
    Miller, Gladys I   Oct 2, 1909   

  • Miller, Irena Lee   June 26, 1936 - Aug 29, 1946   

  • Boggess, Arta Mishie   Mar 20, 1884 - Aug 9, 1961   

  • Boggess, Owen L   Nov 7, 1877 - Sept 15, 1974   

  • Boggess, Gertrude   Oct 7, 1881 - June 20, 1913   

  • Burford, Theodore Franklin "Teddy"   Jan 6, 1959 - Aug 23, 1959   

  • Dorsey, D W   Oct 10, 1855 - Mar 28, 1928   

  • Dorsey, Shirley O   Born Nov 11, 1889 Died [Stone broken, Died Sept 9, 1900]   

  • Shambling, John W   Born Jan 21, 1844   Died Mar 18, 1907
    Shambling, Rebecca J   Born Mar 18, 1843   

  • Shambling, Martha J   Wife of John Shambling   Born Sept 12, A.D. 1826   Died July 21, A.D. 1881      

  • Duff, Macel   "Daughter"   March 4, 1901 - February 19, 1917   

  • Duff, Annie M   "Mother"   August 19, 1878 - December 30, 1911   

  • Duff, Rufus E   "Father"   October 14, 1876 - October 24, 1918   

  • Elmore, Donnie   October 31, 1943 - August 24, 2006
    Married March 12, 1965
    Elmore, Sue   January 16, 1946 -   

  • Miller, Judy Shamblin   1884 - 1976   

  • Dooley, Lillian Mae   "Mother"   May 3, 1889 - Jan 19, 1951   

  • Shamblen, Martha J   Aug 27, 1869 - Nov 24, 1961   

  • Shamblen, Caroline   May 13, 1852 - June 28, 1932   

  • Shamblen, Joseph   Oct 13, 1848 - Sept 3, 1939   

  • Boggess, Ocie E   "Sister"   1913 - 1929
    Boggess, Okey C   "Brother"   1919 - 1942   

  • Boggess, Vaught   Mar 29, 1877 - Mar 17, 1955
    Boggess, Beulah   July 6, 1884 - Oct 19, 1973   



Transcription from "Jackson County Cemeteries, Vol 1" by the Jackson County Historical Society.

  • Boggess, Virgil O.    1868 - 1945    s/o Elias & Louisa A. (Dorsey) Boggess

  • Boggess, Artamishie    March 20, 1884 - Aug 9, 1961

  • Boggess, Owens L.    Nov 7, 1877 - Sept 15, 1974

  • Boggess, Gertrude    Oct 7, 1881 - June 20, 1913

  • Boggess, Vaughn    March 29, 1877 - March 17, 1955

  • Boggess, Beulah    July 6, 1884 - Oct 19, 1973

  • Boggess, Ocie    1913 - 1929

  • Boggess, Okey C.    1919 - 1942

  • Bragg, Thomas Jr.   Jan 30, 1932 - Oct 21, 1935    s/o Q. Thomas & Roxie Bragg

  • Bragg, Roxie M.   1897 - 1951

  • Bragg, Quincy Thomas    March 13, 1896 - Feb 2, 1949    Pvt 6 Inf Regiment 2 Div WWI

  • Burford, Bertha    1911 - 1944

  • Cunningham, Delbert A.    1913 - 1919

  • Cunningham, John P.   Nov 11, 1869 - March 1, 1930

  • Cunningham, Ader L.    Feb 2, 1871 - Dec 12, 1931

  • Cunningham, Richard R.    1906 -1927

  • Cunningham, Martha V.    1898 - 1919

  • Dorsey, Daniel W.    Oct 10, 1855 - March 28, 1928    s/o James W & Jane E Dorsey

  • Dorsey, Shirley    Nov 11, 1889 - Sept 9, 1900

  • Dooley, Lillian Mae    May 3, 1889 - Jan 19, 1951

  • Duff, Rufus E.    Oct 14, 1876 - Oct 24, 1918

  • Duff, Annie M.    Aug 19, 1878 - Dec 30, 1911

  • Duff, Macel    March 4,. 1901 - Feb 19, 1917    d/o Rufus M & Annie M Duff

  • Fisher, George H.    Aug 12, 1896 -

  • Fisher, Nellie C.    Aug 3, 1896 - March 16, 1964

  • Fisher, Infant    (No Dates)

  • Harrison, Josephine    July 30, 1903 -

  • Harrison, Emory E.    Feb 22, 1892 - April 20, 1956    PFC Co H 147 Inf WWI

  • Harrison, Orpha    April 5, 1901 - Feb 4, 1975

  • Harrison, Paul F.    Oct 14, 1928 - Aug 4, 1930

  • Hatcher, Betty Lou    (no dates)

  • Landis, Darlena    Oct 28, 1927 -

  • Miller, Irene Lee    June 26, 1936 - Aug 29, 1946

  • Miller, Judy (Shamblin)    1884 - 1976

  • Shamblin, Roy L.    March 2, 1884 - July 25, 1933    Deputy Sheriff shot & killed in hold-up and shoot-out at Kenna while escorting a prisoner to Moundsville

  • Shamblin, John W.    Jan 21, 1844 - March 18, 1907    s/o John & Martha Shamblin

  • Shamblin, Martha I.    Sept 12, 1826 - July 21, 1881    (married John Shamlin, April 26, 1841, she was a Rawlings)

  • Shamblin, Rebecca J.    March 13, 1848 - Jan 22, 1917

  • Shamblin, Wallace R.    July 14, 1925 - June 29, 1972    PFC US Army WWII

  • Joseph Shamblin    Oct 13, 1848 - Sept 3 1939    s/o John & Martha (Rawlings)

  • Shamblin, Caroline    May 13, 1852 - June 28, 1932    d/o Perry & Camilla A Fisher Married Joseph Shamblin Feb 13, 1868

  • Shamblin, Martha Jane    Aug 27, 1869 - Nov 24, 1961    d/o Joseph Shamblin




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