(As read by Bonnie Simons Hendershot, November 2002; transcribed by B. Kay Melvin)
Directions to Joe's Run Cemetery. Drive Rt. 33 east from the junction of Rt. 33 (Ripley-Spencer road) & State Rt. 21 (Ripley-Parkersburg road)(some maps show this as CR 21) in downtown Ripley for 6 miles and turn left on CR-14 (Joe's Run); go 1/2 mile to the "Y" intersection; take left fork and go 1 block. The Church used to be on the right in the bottom until the watershed took it out. On the right, straight up a very steep hill, the cemetery sits on top of the point of the ridge (there are old paths and 4-wheeler paths leading up to it). The cemetery is kept OK for where it is and people are still buried there occasionally.
More information on this cemetery can be obtained by contacting:
The best time to call is Monday through Friday (when she doesn't have a house full of company). Belva is wife of Daniel Charles SIMONS (deceased). Her nickname is Bee. Close relatives include RICHARDS, SIMONDS/SIMONS, ALLEN, PYATT/PIATT, ARGABRITE, GREATHOUSE, HARRIS, MOREHEAD, WRIGHT, ROWLEY and MYERS
Belva aka (Bee) also has very good first hand knowledge and marriage connections to SNYDER, GRADY, HINZMAN, DUSKY, PARSONS, HARTLEY, WINTER(S), HUDSON, CASTO, PICKENS and BEECH
Les Shockey and Betty Briggs, Co-Coordinators of the Jackson County WVGenWeb page.