Casto-Fisher Cemetery

Location: Northwest of Goldtown, west of Young, Jackson County, WV

Directions: On I-77, from Ripley, take the Kenna exit; turn right and go to Kenna, turn left (south) on Rt 21; turn right on Highland Lane (first road after Young Road). On top of the hill, the road make a wide right curve and Hilltop Lane (looks like a driveway) meets Highland. Turn left on Hilltop, the cemetery is on the left. There is a split rail fence that faces on Highland, but parking under the trees on Hilltop gives easy access to the cemetery.

GPS Coordinates: 38.63587,-81.68606

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Marvin Robie, JoAnn Jones, and Betty Briggs visited the cemetery on 5 May 2015. Photos were taken of all markers. If you would like a better quality picture, contact Betty Briggs.

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A neighbor's dog ran down the long driveway (Hilltop Lane) to see us, followed by his man, who told us there had been a bad storm recently, in which trees fell and caused a lot of damage to the remaining stones. He pointed out the grave of a Civil War veteran, John Beaver, saying he tries to keep it cleaned up but it is in bad shape. The dog just wiggled and gave us kisses.

There are a number of stones that are either broken or so old that time has erased the data written on them. I know of no record of the data on these stones. It appears the most recent burial was in 1944, although there is one stone that appears to be a replacement stone that looks like a new style.

  • Young, William S. 1870 - 1944
    Young, Crecey 1850 - 1924   

  • Mother   

  • Wright, Mollie Dau of J & G Wright June 10, 1883 - May 3, 1911
    "We trust our loss will be her gain, and that with Christ she's gone to reign"   

  • Fisher, Mary Ann wife of J M Fisher Died May 1, 1882 Age 67ys 9 mo      

  • Fisher, John M. Died June 22, 1877 Aged 64 ys 8 mo 12 ds   

  • Layne, F.W. Died May 19, 1875 Aged 39 Ys's 7mo's & 23 ds [Death record shows him as Frank W, son of Robt & M Lane]   

  • Layne, Harrison F. Born Sept 6, 1857 Died May 12, 1900
    "Gone but not forgotten"      

  • Wolfe, Joanah Wolfe Died June 14, 1864 Aged 4 Years 4 Month ? Days
    "In Memory of "      

  • Casto, Ezra B. Son of P.C. & M. Casto Died Apr 2, 1889 Aged 4 Yrs 23 Ds
    "Gone to the Shepard"   

  • Beaver, John Co K 11th WV Inf   

  • Casto, Dau of P C & M Casto Aged 5 m 20 D   

  • Wright, James Died Feb 17, 1887 Aged 5 Ys 8 Ms 23 Ds   

  • Casto, P.C. Casto Died Aug 11, 1910 Aged 62 Yrs
    Casto, Malissa His Wife Born May 20, 1848 Died May 13, 1927   

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