Morgan - Plesant Hill Cemetery

Located Ravenswood / Ripley Pike.
The Cemetery is on the right side of the road from Ripley, it is roughly about 4 miles on County Road 11. From Route 2 on County Road 11 it is roughly 6 1/2 miles on the left. It is up on a Hill, so a bit of walking is necessary but this cemetery is well kept and the view is great. It is marked but not very well.

This reading was made the last week of June 2001 by Michaelle Weese. her mother Aloise Hughes Bosworth and daughter Tamela Weese.


(d) double marker

Quick link to transcription of John House's reading of this cemetery.


  • A surnames

  • Anderson, Bertie A. 1917 - 1980
  • Anderson, Clarence O. July 17, 1914 - December 5, 1979
  • Anderson Matilda 1876 - 1946
  • Anderson, James 1902 - 1922
  • Anderson, Jesse 1861 - 1921
  • Anderson, Russel A. March 5, 1907 - September 21, 1963 Wva Sgt. Atco Iso Infantry
  • B surnames

  • Balser, Cecil Audrie Died August 10, 1905
  • Daughter of JB & ME 1 year & 7 months
  • Balser, James April 10, 1838 - May 1, 1909
  • Balser, Malinda January 17, 1833 - January 28, 1908
  • Balser, T.W. January 17, 1896 - November 1, 1918 Private, Company F 61st Infantry
  • Balser William C, Jr March 13, 1838 - April 8, 1981
  • (d) Barnhart Wayne, M. April 16, 1908 - September 2, 1989 Married October 11, 1930
  • Barnhart, Gladys M. January 7, 1913 - November 2, 1997
  • (d) Barnhart, Clemetta May 20, 1872 - May 30, 1938
  • Barnhart, G. Sherman July 1, 1866 - May 3, 1953
  • Bennett, Malinda 1861 - 1896
  • (d) Bennett, Elizabeth L. 1867 - 1901
  • Bennett, Thomas A. 1853 - 1899
  • Bennett, Mariah A. January 9, 1863 - December 19, 1937
  • Bennett, Francis A. October 30, 1850 - October 30, 1909
  • Bennett, Joseph S. March 12, 1860 - November 12, 1906
  • Bennett, Luly Most of Stone unreadable died March 1819
  • Benson, Raymond C. July 18, 1920 - May 9, 1997 Sgt. US Army Air Corp. WW II
  • Benson, Ethel May March 5, 1901 - April 30, 1970
  • Benson, Clarence H September 15, 1896 - October 5, 1893
  • Benson, William C. 1869 - 1942
  • Benson, Allie J. 1877 - 1928
  • Boon, Evaline December 28, 1854 - December 30, 1917
  • Wife of Nathan Boon
  • Boone, Allen C. 1857 - 1899
  • Boone, Nathan Co. F 7th Wva Cav
  • (d) Bosworth, Clyde 1891 - 1961
  • Bosworth Freda 1895 - 1979
  • (d) Bosworth, Francis M. 1834 - 1919
  • Bosworth, Nancy 1837 - 1942
  • Bosworth, Charles J. March 5, 1866 - January 5, 1926
  • Bosworth, Ida M. February 15, 1870 - November 15, 1955
  • Bosworth, Sarah Ellen February 4, 1933 - August 26, 1940
  • Bosworth, Alice Ellen 1892 - 1968
  • Bosworth, Charles J. 1895 - 1979 Pvt. US Army WWI
  • Bourgeois, John September 27, 1927 - October 22, 1927
  • (d) Bourgeois, William H. 1894 - 1969
  • Bourgeois, Pleasie V. 1897 - 1991
  • Bourgeois, M. I. 1921
  • Bourgeois, Edna October 25, 1921 - March 24, 1986
  • Bourgeois, Robert Warren 1921 - 1992
  • Bourgeois, Shawn D. 1961 - 1988
  • Bourgeois, Elmer S. 1926 - 1996
  • Bourgeois, Robert R. February 28, 1912 - February 11, 1920
  • Son of P & MF
  • Boyd, Anthony December 1912 - October 1988
  • (d) Bowman, John Jr. October 21, 1924 - September 8, 1981 Married July 2, 1971
  • Bowman, Ruth F. March 13, 1938 -
  • (d) Bowman, Lena F. 1898 - 1986
  • Bowman, John E. June 26, 1893- September 17, 1964 WVA Pvt. US Army WWI
  • Bowman, Virgil L. 1929 - 1932 Son of JE & LF
  • Bowman, Calla H. April 12, 1873 - September 27, 1966
  • Bowman, Thaddeus B. November 26, 1872 - February 9, 1939
  • C surnames

  • Carper, Roy David July 26, 1947 - December 15, 1979
  • (d) Carver, Lavada 1869 - 1926
  • Carver, Thomas A. 1858 -
  • (d) Carver, C. Blair May 18, 1902 - May 21, 1972
  • Carver, Evan Cross February 21, 1907 - April 30, 1981
  • Cobb, M. Louise 1943 - 2000
  • Combs, Gilbert E. 1896 - 1917
  • (d) Combs, Lillie 1877 - 1970
  • Combs, John E. 1873 - 1949
  • (d) Combs, Nancy A. 1842 - 1920
  • Combs, W. Edgar 1845 - 1928
  • Curry, Patrick Wayne June 5, 1971 - June 6, 1971
  • Custer, Duane 1910 - 1918
  • D surnames

  • Derenburger, Fanny 1884 - 1920 Mother of Vesta, Cellie, Goldie, Verna, Robert, Flossie
  • F surnames

  • (d) Fisher, Naomi 1925 -
  • Fisher, Rector Raymond April 20, 1919 - January 1998 PFC US Army WWII
  • H surnames

  • (d) Hager, Ira Prescott October 28, 1883 - December 25, 1980
  • Hager, Blanche Carver 1889 - 1924
  • Haynes, Juanita A. January 25, 1940 - January 28, 1940
  • Haynes, Majorie F. - J 1931 - 1971
  • (d) Haynes, Lorenzo W. 1895 - 1978
  • Haynes, Mary E. 1898 - 1985
  • Hawk, Hazel Marie 1936 - 1941
  • Hawk, Violet Parsons April 14, 1918 - May 18, 1978
  • Hawk, Albert L. March 26, 1895 - January 10, 1973 Pvt. Co. G 101 Infantry WWII
  • (d) Hendershot, George W. 1898 - 1948
  • Hendershot, Sarah C. 1899 - 1991
  • Hendershot, Virginia Mae 1921 - 1922
  • (d) Hendershot, Brown 1842 - 1912 Pvt Co E 77 Reg Ohio Vol Infantry
  • Hendershot, Henrietta Yost 1864 - 1927
  • Hunter, Linda Gail Bourgeois February 20, 1951 - February 20, 1990
  • Hoschar, James 1862 - 1931
  • 8 graves marked Hoschar and nothing else
  • J surnames

  • Jett, James Henry 1884 - 1979
  • Jett, Willie F. February 13, 1914 - December 6, 1943 WV PFC 701 Tank Destroyer BN WWII
  • Jett, Cecil Elsworth 1935 - 1983
  • M surnames

  • Miller, Bobby Joe June 13, 1939 - August 8, 1997
  • (d) Morgan, James W. 1854 - 1933
  • Morgan, Mary E. 1865 - 1946
  • Morgan, Verlie May 11, 1888 - July 28, 1888 Daughter of JW & ME
  • Myers, Everett Died October 14, 1918 - 23 years old 39th Co. Detachment 10th BN 159 D.B.
  • O surnames

  • OBright, Nellie Tribbett February 25, 1910 - May 22, 1994
  • P surnames

  • (d) Puckett, Finley E. 1870 - 1948
  • Puckett, Amanda C. 1847 - 1963
  • Puckett, Clair September 7, 1906 - January 7, 1911 Son of FE & AC
  • (d) Puckett, Claud R. 1903 - 1929
  • Puckett, Ethel M. 1907 - 1928
  • Puckett, Warren H. February 24, 1919 - April 11, 1958 WV PFC US Army WWII BSM-PH
  • Puckett, Ruby I. August 15, 1918 - October 28, 1987
  • (d) Puckett, Johnson L. 1863 - 1931
  • Puckett, Ermina 1874 -
  • Puckett, Cecile April 25, 1837, age 11 days Daughter of JL & E
  • (d) Puckett, Creed W. 1902 - 1956
  • Puckett, Lucy C. 1910 -
  • Puckett, C. Camden April 25, 1916 - July 27, 1916 Son of JF & Mary E.
  • Puckett, Sarah M. May 27, 1841 - February 9, 1919
  • Pucket, Mary S, Lytton Died April 1, 1901- 22 years 2 months 11 days
  • Parson, Lona 1880 - 1908
  • Patterson, W.T.W. 1866 - 1936
  • Patterson, Flora 1875 - 1956
  • Perry, Constance 1933 - 1950 Daughter of Arthur & Lavinia Bowman
  • R surnames

  • Rardon, Flossie B. 1880 - 1898 Daughter of WH & SC
  • Ramsey, Melody Lynn June 5, 1969 - November 20, 1988
  • (d) Ramsey, Dewey F. 1905 - 1983
  • Ramsey, G Ernestine Friend 1906 - 2000
  • Ramsey, Calvin C. February 6, 1924 - March 14, 1995
  • Ramsey, Ernest Lee Jr. September 8, 1970 - September 9, 1979
  • (d) Rogers, Anna 1899 - 1909
  • Infant son 1904
  • (d) Romine, William M No dates
  • Romine, Mary H.
  • S surnames

  • Salser, Grace Cather July 31, 1878 - June 11, 1934
  • Salser, Addison S. May 10, 1875 - July 21, 1938
  • Salser, Duane G. 1924 - 1979
  • Shamblin, Margie V. 1941 - 1997
  • (d) Smith, Naomi F. ( mother) November 7, 1932 - March 16, 1974
  • Smith, Michael A.(son) August 25, 1962 - July 11, 1977
  • Snyder, Pearl M. 1870 - 1917
  • Stewart, Ruby L. 1932 - 2001
  • Stewart, Oley Clifton August 16, 1929 - October 22, 1995 PFC US Marine Corps
  • Stewart, Vernon 1934 - 1991
  • Smith, Ronda Gail November 15, 1977 - February 27, 1999 Daughter of Lowen Jr & Jeanie
  • T surnames

  • Tribett, Murl T. December 18, 1896 - Age 1 month 24 days Son of JG & GM
  • Tribett, Lenora B. 1904 - 1930
  • Tribett, W.A. 1881 - 1964
  • Tribett, G.W. October 8, 1830 - June 23, 1922 C.O.B. 67 Pa Vol Inf age 92 years
  • Tribett, L.I. January 22, 1850 - July 27, 1904
  • W surnames

  • Westfall, Pamela S. November 5, 1956 - June 17, 1997
  • Wheeler, Gladys F. January 28, 1909 - January 13, 1998
  • (d) West, Carl 1915 - 1980
  • West, Alpha M. 1918 - 1979
  • Y surnames

  • (d) Yost, John 1832 - 1914
  • Yost, Eliza Jane 1841 - 1919
  • Yost, Homer 1880-1953 Son of John & Eliza
  • There was 5 unmarked graves
  • One stone only has a first name, Mary A.


      

Pleasant Hill Graveyard

It was my good fortune to visit a cemetery near the Pleasant Hill Church on the Ravenswood and Ripley Pike about the month of October 1910.

This burying ground, which is comparitively new, crowns the summit of one of the loftiest peaks of the divinding ridge which separates Mill Creek and Sandy Waters.

There is an area of about one fourth of an acre which is nearly level and lies much higher than the road which runs along the ridge top. This flat is fenced in with a shackling fence of three planks and a barbed wire.

A part of the area is occupied by a grove of whispering pines, through which the slightest stir of the air sighs in mournful cadence while the winter's winds, which sweep the spot so fairly, must rage and toss.

There are thirty-six of the pine trees running from the size of a large rafter to that of a small backlog, or say, from six to fifteen inches in diameter and some twenty-five or thirty feet high. Most of them are tall and straight and grow so closely together as to be limbless except in the tops which are locked and interlaced.

There are several graves among these trees, which occupy the middle of the lot.

The western side of the lot, (there is about half an acre fenced in) is quite steep for burial purposes.

The inscriptions noted are:

Verlia, daughter of J.W. and M.E. Morgan, born May 11, 1886 and died July 28, 1898.

There was a small granite monument marked "Puckett" with an inscription "Cecile, daughter of J.L. and E. Puckett, died April 25, 1907, aged eleven months."

Another grave was marked: "Mary S. Lytton, died April 1, 1901 aged thirty-two years two months."

Another inscription was:

Bailey A. Yost, born November 5, 1877 died August 26, 1908

L.I. Tribbet, born January 22, 1850, died July 27, 1904, aged fifty four years six months.

Most of the humble mounds had no tombstones, being only marked with board or flagstone and the greater number were children's graves, many of which were strewn with toys and playthings, pieces of colored glass or china or mussel shells.

One nameless grave told its story of patriotism in the tattered American flag which waved over it. Whoever slept beneath had served that flag and his country in their days of peril. Honor to the Union Soldier.

Though none of the graves could have been more than twelve or fifteen years old, there have already come many to lie them down among the whispering pine trees, which can be seen for miles and miles in all directions.

The graveyard as is common in the country, was in a neglected condition, much of its surface being overgrown with weeds and brush, pale flaunting ghosts of golden rod or flaming sumach.




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