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Mount Olive Cemetery (on Gay Road)



Location: About 5 miles east of Ripley on Gay Road

Directions: From Ripley, drive about 5 miles east on Route 33 until you see the sign for Gay Road, turn right, drive about 800' until you see the sign for Sparrow Road on the left side of the road. Turn onto Sparrow Road, the road will curve and the cemetery is on the right. When you are ready to leave, you can continue down Sparrow and turn right on Aspen Ridge; it will intersect Gay Road below the cemetery.

GPS Coordinates: 38.81378,-81.646234
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JoAnn Jones, Marvin Robie and Betty Briggs visited the cemetery on May 11, 2015. Photos were taken of all markers. If you would like a better quality picture, contact Betty Briggs.

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There are 3 sections to this page. The first list includes photos, and any information enclosed in [brackets] has been added from Betty's research. Some stones are so badly worn that I needed to consult the reading by the Jackson County Historical Society, which is found in the third section. The second section is John House's reading of the cemetery, over a century ago. Check all three sections for the burials you seek.


  • Anderson, Edward M    5/1/1935 - 12/29/2010   

  • Knopp, Okey Junior    July 21, 1915 - July 13, 2003
    Knopp, Edna Bernice    Dec 15, 1918 - May 20, 2011   [Waybright, Mar 13/31/1935]   

  • Knopp, Albert L.    Feb 28, 1893 - Feb 19, 1981   

  • Masley, Harold Dean    PFC US Army Korea    Aug 22, 1934 - Nov 22 2001   

  • Masley, Sherri    1936 - 2015   

  • Conner, Orena J "Mother"    1888 - 1962
    Conner, Homer W "Father"    1886 - 1964   

  • Myers, Isabelle Pringle    Died Jan 25, 1929      
    [Born 13 Nov 1860, dau of John M Pringle & Margaret Johnson, mar Wm M Myers 10/17/1879]

  • Myers, William    Died May 27, 1911   

  • Myers, Cordelia    Infant Daughter   [born 2/13/1900 died 2/23/1900, dau of William and Isabelle]   

  • Myers, Beulah    Infant Daughter   

  • Myers, Okey Johnson    Feb 2, 1903 - Jan 16, 1976   

  • Conner, Ronald Ren    July 27, 1933 - June 26, 2000   

  • Conner, William Homer    March 16, 1935 - August 24, 1935   

  • Conner, Eula E. Waybright    1915 - 1944   

  • Conner, Delmar C.    Aug 12, 1940 - May 20, 1991    Beloved Father   

  • Knopp, Nora E    1889 - 1946   
    Knopp, George W    1888 - 1989      

  • Knopp, Edra Eva    Daughter of Okey and Bernice Knopp    Oct 26, 1935 - Oct 26, 1935   

  • Knopp, Edna June    Daughter of Okey and Bernice Knopp    Dec 6, 1942 - Mar 11, 1943      

  • Knopp, Edna J    Dec 6, 1942 - Mar 11, 1943
    Rhodes, E. Carol   Dec 26, 1943 - May 16, 2010
    Knopp, Edra E    Oct 25, 1935 - Oct 26, 1935   
    Edna & Edra's old stones are behind this new one.

  • Hosey, Mary   

  • Doolittle, William Thomas    B. 4/23/1859 - D. 8/17/1939   

  • Cunningham, Forney L.    1930 - 2001   

  • Cunningham, Phoeba    1896 - 1987 [Phoebe Ellen Hamon]
    Cunningham, Paul    1889 - 1944   

  • (Cunningham), Addie Pauline    Jan 13, 1917 - Aug 1, 1969    [Dau of Paul & Phoebe Cunningham]   

  • (Cunningham), Mary Ethel    July 19, 1922 - Aug 11, 1927    [Dau of Paul & Phoebe Cunningham]   

  • Cunningham Plot - 4 graves from Mary Ethel to Forney Cunningham   

  • Anderson, Rachel    May 29, 1851 - Jan 30, 1922   

  • Conner, Dale Allen    May 23, 1960 - Feb 27, 2003    Beloved Brother   

  • Conner, Ronald R    PFC US Army Korea    Jul 27, 1933 - June 26, 2000   

  • Thomas, Ada (Litton)    1889 - 1947
    Thomas, J. Frank    1878 - 1955   

  • Litton, Ira W    1886 - 1920   

  • Randolph, Hollie B.    1888 - 1965   

  • Hayes, Wyatt Franklin    9/7/2011 - 9/7/2011   

  • Waybright, Janice Diane    March 25, 1947 - July 10, 2002   

  • Waybright, William Wayne    May 28, 1918 - Dec 4, 2000   
    Waybright, William Wayne    Sgt US Army World War II    May 28, 1918 - Dec 4, 2000   

  • Waybright, Millie Marie    April 30, 1926 -
    Waybright, Elda John    June 1, 1923 - Aug 13, 1994      
    Waybright, Elda John    SSgt US Army World War II    June 1, 1923 - Aug 13, 1994   

  • Dickess, Esther P. Waybright    Aug 29, 1911 - June 10, 1973   

  • Waybright, James W    US Navy World War II    1921 - 1980   

  • McColaugh, Edra V Waybright    Nov 30, 1913 - Feb 3, 1978   

  • Waybright, W. R. "Bob"    1933 - 1994   

  • Waybright, Nathan John    Apr 23, 1975 - Nov 5, 1975    A Gift of God   

  • Waybright, Millie M    1892 - 1972
    Waybright, William H Waybright    1885 - 1949   

  • Waybright, Thomas Edward    Dec 24, 1932 - Feb 18, 1934    Beloved Son   

  • Unknown   

  • Steinhoff, Jane    Oct 11, 1873 - Jan 6, 1964    Mother   

  • Steinhoff, Eva P    May 28, 1918 - May 30/1916 [Death record: Eva Pauline]   

  • Cunningham, V.J.    Aug 15, 1852 - Jan 13, 1936    [Virginia Josephine Dixon]
    Cunnungham, J.W.    Oct 25, 1848 - Aug 21, 1916   [Joel Webster]   

  • Conner, Bobbie Eugene    Nov 4, 1941 - Nov 11, 1941   

  • Conner, Diane Barbara    Nov 4, 1941 - Mar 6, 1942   

  • Young, Alice L    1864 - 1939
    Young, George B    1866 - 1945   

  • Young, Otmer Dewey    West Virginia Pvt Army Air Forces World War II    March 4, 1899 - Jan 12, 1972   

  • Parsons, Mable    Daughter    1902 - 1928 [mn Casto]
    Randolph, Cora B    Mother    1883 - 1967 [mn Barnhart]   

  • Parsons, Nada Marie    1925 - 1926   

  • Randolph, Lillie Parsons    1885 - 1936   

  • Randolph, Phyllis    1940   

  • Harmon, Esta Collene    June 13, 1958   

  • Harmon, Juanita Marie    Sept 23, 1924 - Mar 8, 2002
    Harmon, John Thomas    Oct 22, 1924 - Jan 2, 1988   

  • Harmon, John Mayford    Jan 22, 1952 - Dec 29, 2002   

  • Fields, James Ricky    Apr 20, 1958 - Sept 22, 2009
    Fields, Nina Azelene    Mar 26, 1956   

  • Young, Unknown   

  • Wolfe, Lucy M Died June 10, 1901 Aged 38 ys 7 ms 23 ds   

  • Wolfe, John J    1862 - 1927   

  • Unknown   

  • Young, W R    Jan 12, 1869 - Mar 26, 1908    [son of Wm & Elizabeth Young, mar Lucetta I Reed]     
    Infant Dau of W.R & Lucetta Young    Born & Died Nov 21, 1907   

  • Young, Elizabeth "Mother"    Dec 11, 1836 - Aug 1, 1920 [mn Conley]
    Young, William "Father"    June 2, 1834 - Feb 16, 1908   

  • Westfall, J H    1856 - 1949    [John Henry]
    Westfall, Barbara E    1861 - 1943   [mn Raines]   

  • Unknown  

  • Merrill, Susan E    1872 - 1951
    Merrill, John N    1866 - 1950    [Small stone is probably footstone of grave in next row]   

  • Hyre, Elda    1880 - 1931   

  • Unknown young woman      

  • Rader, Mary E.    Died Dec 18, 1898 Aged 41 years 11 months 21 days    [Death record shows she is Mary F., dau of J.M. & E. Sergent, born 12/27/1855, died 12/18/1897, married to J.B. Rader]   

  • Hosey, Roy    West Virginia Pvt US Army World War I    June 10, 1896 - March 13, 1964   

  • Hyre, Infant Son of O and F Hyre    Born 1916 [Birth record shows July 1, 1916, no death record]   

  • Infant Son of O and F Hyre    Born Jan 18, 1914   

  • Hyre, Sarah A    1847 - 1940    [Sarah Ann Roush]
    Hyre, David F    1849 - 1940   

  • Unknown   

  • Hyre, Jonathan    Born Mar 18, 1812 Died July 10, 1880   

  • Hyre, Augustus    Son of J & E Hyre    Born Jan 6, 1841 Died Dec 10, 1861?
    Staats, Amanda V    Dau of J & E Hyre    Born June 22, 1839 Died Sept 21, 1872      

  • Waybright, Mary Hyre    1942 - 1998
    Waybright, Michael S    1836 - 1919   

  • The next 5 graves are enclosed in a block wall, the first 3 on one side and the other 2 on the opposite wall.
    Rader, Mary Sarah B.C.    Dau of G W & N Rader    Died Oct 7, 1859 Aged 3 Yrs 6 Mos   
    Rader, Nancy J (Miller) Wife of George W Rader is buried inside this block wall between George and their daughter, MarySarah  
    Rader, George W Born July 9, 1814 Died Sept 18, 1868 At Rest [in block enclosure]  
    Rader, Michael    Maj VA Militia Revolutionary War    1750 - 1839 In Memory      
    Rader, Catherine    Wife of M Rader    Born Jun 27, 1792 Died July 6, 1886 Aged 94 years      

  • King, Catherine    Daughter of L R & E King    Died June 15, 1871 Aged 35 Yrs 5 Mo 9 Ds   

  • Wolf, James G [Died Dec 26, 1889 aged 63 Ys 10 Ms and 16 Ds Born February 10, 1826 - John House]         

  • Rader, James E    son of Mr & Mrs Alonzo Rader   

  • Rader, William    Son of AGA & ME Rader    Died Dec 27, 1882 Aged 1 year 8 days   

  • Rader, Theckla M.    "Sister"    1878 - 1896   

  • Rader, Margaret E.    1854 - 1915    "Mother"   

  • Rader, Alonzo G    1853 - 1940    "Father"   

  • Rader, Sarah A    Wife of S B Rader    Died May 25, 1879 Age 24 y 2m 2d   

  • Rader, Samuel B    Died April 24, 1888 Aged 38 y 7 m 11 d   

  • Unknown   

  • Johnson Infant    May 29, 1947   

  • Grady, Aaron M    "Papa"    1881 - 1968   

  • Unknown   

  • Grady, Clara L.    Wife of Aaron M. Grady    Born Aug 29, 1889 Died Oct 5, 1912   

  • Grady, Elias    1829 - 1907
    Grady, Susan    1833 - 1911   
    Grady, Elias    Pvt Co I 23 Ohio Vol Inf Civil War    Jul 25, 1829 - Jun 11, 1907   

  • Rader, Thomas J    1855 - 1914
    Rader, Sarah F    1854 - 1926 [Hogsett]
    Rader, Glen M    1892 - 1906   

  • Unknown   

  • Hogsett, Everett H.    1920 - 1922    "Our Baby"   

  • Hogsett, William H.    "Father"    1857 - 1924
    Hogsett, Minnie B    "Mother"    1879 -1954   

  • Hogsett, Maggie    March 11, 1855 - April 4, 1909    [Margaret F Wolfe, Wife of Wm H. Hogsett]   

  • Hogsett, Asher F.    Died Apr 17, 1891 Aged 69y 1m 4d      

  • Hogsett, Elenor    wife of A F Hogsett    Born Sep 24, 1818 Died May 18, 1880    Aged 61y 7m      

  • Rader, Mary E    Wife of W Rader    Born May 11, 1828 Died Apr 24, 1925 Aged   

  • Rader William    Born Jan 27, 1827 Died Apr 14, 1891 Aged 64y 2m 19d?      

  • The next four graves are in a grass-level concrete or brick enclosure. Each grave has a low headstone marked Mother, Father, Retta and Infant with the tallest monument in the cemetery in the middle of the line, with each person having a side:  
    Infant Born & Died 1866 (Shinn, Infant Son of Charles P. & Elizabeth A. Rader Shinn Died Dec 9, 1866)            
    Shinn, Retta M. R.    Born July 17, 1884 Died Oct 2, 1891    "Our darling has gone to rest with her God in Glory [dau of Charles.P. & E.E.A.E. Rader Shinn - birth record]      
    Shinn, Chas. P.    Born June 6, 1843 Died Aug 3, 1921    Union Soldier 8 Reg, Co K, WVA Vol Inf      
    Elizabeth E.A.E. Shinn    Born Nov 13, 1846 Died Mar 11, 1928   

  • Rowley, Ellen L.    Born Apr 23, 1835 Died Oct 12, 1896   

  • Carder, Emma Florence    Dau of E.D. & M.J. Carder    Died Sept 10, 1879    Aged [Leaning on Ellen Rowley's stone]   

  • Rowley, Osburn    Born Feb 14, 1834   

  • Rowley, Mary E.    Wife of Osborn Rowley    Born in Philadelphia, Pa Dec 30, 1836    Died Sep 8, 1882   

  • Shepard, Margaret    Wife of Ashell Shepard    Born At Valley Forge PA Dec 8, 1811 Died Apr 18, 1883   

  • Shepherd, Ashel    Born in Orange Co, VT    Dec 23, 1804 Died --- 1885   

  • Harman, Esta   Aug 10, 1884 - Dec 28, 1948  
    Harman, Harley F. Dec 16, 1879 - Nov 25, 1963      

  • Harman, Bettie Johnson    Wife of H.F. Harman    B. Nov 20, 1883 D. Jun 7, 1914   

  • Windon, James P    Son of Thos & P Windon    Born Jan 31, 1866 Died Sept 24, 1897   

  • Windon, Thomas W    1847 - 1918
    Windon, Patsy Hogg    1847 - 1912   

  • Windon, Thomas    1871 - 1943   

  • Rowley, Holley O. Son of O. & M.E. Rowley Born Nov 17, 1878 Died May 23, 1898   

  • Burnem, Phebe    "Mother"    Apr 4, 1856 -
    Burnem, Horace    "Father"    Mar 27, 1852 - Aug 31, 1922   

  • Burnam, Alfred C    West Virginia PFC 314 Field Hospital World War I    Aug 16, 1891 - Sept 9, 1962   

  • Burnem, Fay    Aug 12, 1900 - Apr 15, 1969   

  • Westfall, Jackie Joan    Nov 25, 1937   

  • Starcher, Jason Elwood    Feb 10, 1977   

  • Stanley, Mabel V.    May 3, 1932 - Dec 31, 1988    Mother Kay, Burl E.   Feb 2, 1954   Son   

  • Stanley, Emma R.    Apr 6, 1904 - Jan 3, 1999
    Stanley, Mote J.    Nov 20, 1897 - Aug 14, 1991
    Married June 14, 1924   

  • Stanley, Patsy A Robinson    1936 - 2010 [mn Casto]
    Stanley, Jackson C.    1934- 1970   

  • Stanley, Edward    Feb 23, 1929 - May 20, 1946    [Jonathan Edward]   

  • Stanley, J.E.   "Father"    Apr 20, 1856 - Oct 14, 1940   [Jonathan Edward]   

  • Stanley, Liza D.    "Mother"    May 6, 1868 - Feb 16, 1943   [Eliza Dove Rhodes]   

  • Carpenter, Windfield Scott    1855 - 1933   

  • Carpenter, Martha Burrough    1856 - 1933   

  • Carpenter, Cynthia    dau of W.S. & M.    Dec 24, 1877 - Oct 28, 1899   

  • Carpenter, Icy Gay    Dau of W.S. & M.M. Carpenter    July 15, 1894 - Mch 7, 1902   

  • Jewell, Okey J. July 8, 1913 - Jan 11, 1914  

  • Jewell, Exey    Wife of C.A. Jewell    Born Apr 11, 1864    Died July 27, 1896   

  • Jewell, Three Infant Children of C.A. & E. Jewell   

  • Jewell, Fredia M    dau of C.A. & E. Jewell    Born Jan 22, 1896    Died May 27, 1896 [Death date from Death Record]   

  • Unknown   

  • Young, Hiram    Died Sept 19, 1890    Aged 54 years 7 months 29 days   

  • Unknown   

  • Young, John H. Born Sept 26, 1808 - Sept 16, 1879 Aged 70 Ys 11 Ms 20 Ds   
  • Young, Catharine    Wife of John H Young    Died Feb 8, 1874    Aged 61 Ys 20 Ds   

  • Unknown   

  • May, George W    Son of Jacob & Louisa May    Died Oct 28, 1861    Aged 1 Yr 8 Mo 6 Ds  

  • Young, Michael Lee    Died June 16, 1873    Aged 14 days   [Son of Henry & Sarah Elizabeth Waybright) Young]   

  • Conaway, Sarah A.    Born Oct 12, 1834    Died   

  • Conaway, Charles M.    Born Jan 27, 1819   Died Feb 26, 1895   

  • Hopkins, Lawrence B.    Continental Line Revolutionary War    1749 - 1839   

  • P. & M. Keenan    [on base of Peter's headstone]
    John H. or K.    Died Dec 5 1884?    Aged 3 ys 10 ms 20 ds
    Susan C.    Died Dec ?, 1848?    Aged 3 ms 19 ds   

  • Keenan, Peter    Died Dec 10, 1892    Aged 71 Years   

  • Hickman, Susan E.    Wife of J. H. Hickman    Died Oct 12, 1881    Aged 23 Ys 1 M 9 Ds    [dau of Peter & M. Keenan]   

  • Hickman, Richard W.    Son of J.H. & S.E. Hickman    Died June 9, 1879    Aged 3 Mo 4 ds   

  • Keenan, A.E.    1854 - 1898    "Father"    [Keenan, Andrew E. Son of Peter & Margaret Keenan]   

  • Harmon, Leona Pfost    1913 - 1972   Mother Dear you need not know the pain and sorrow, grief & woe   

  • Robinson, William A.    US Army Korea    Jul 25, 1927 - Mar 8, 2000   

  • Stanley, Jackson C    1934 - 1970   

  • Vannest, David T    1869 - 1947   

  • Vannest, Emma    1871 - 1949   

  • Harvey, Addie    1889 - 1959   

  • Harvey, George Annon    1886 - 1979   

  • US Army by G.A.R.    [on ground in front of a stone I can't read   

  • Cox, Robert    Mar 14, 1942   

  • Johnson, Floretta    1887 - 1977
    Johnson, Robert M.    1873 - 1939   

  • Harman, Clarissa J.    1845 - 1931
    Harman, Thomas    1841 - 1905      

  • Harman, Joseph F    1869 - 1953   

  • Cunningham, Cordelia    Wife of Okey Cunningham    Born Nov 26,1872    Died Apr 19, 1892 [mn Phillips]      


  • Transcription from "Some Early City, Village and Country Burying Grounds" by John A. House

    The Mount Olive Graveyard

    All was ended now, the hope and the fear and the sorrow,
    All the aching of heart, the restless unsatisfied longing,
    All the dull, deep pain and the constant anguish of patience.
    "Longfellow"

    It was the sixteenth of September 1904, the mellow sunlight lay tenderly and caressingly on the grassy mounds of the Mount Olive burial ground where sleeps the dust of many of the patriarchs of Mill Creek's Pioneer days. The laced filagree of shine and shade, where it fall through the tops of the massive oak trees which grow thickly along the outer boundary shimmered and glanced as the massive boughs swayed in the wind. Giants, they were indeed, in girth, but not in stature, having, like black and red oaks will when growing in the penetrating sunshine in the open, limbed well to the ground and throw their gnarled and many forked branches out laterally to a great distance. I stopped here and fed my horse and rambled for a half hour anyway among the graves.

    Some workmen were building a school house just across the road and it was near the noon hour and the men had stopped to prepare their mid-day meal on a stove they had set up under a rude shed under some oak trees. One of them left this important occupation to wander with me through the graveyard, pointing out the different headstones and monuments and the detailing scraps of history from the lives of those who were buried by them. He also showed me bullet holes through the walls of the old grey church, which stood on one corner of the lot, made forty years ago during the War of the Rebellion.

    Mount Olive graveyard is twenty-five by thirty-five fence panels and is on a flat on top of a low ridge, sloping very slightly to the east. It lies on the eastern side of the Ripley and Spencer Pike, five miles out from Ripley at the intersection of the Elk Fork Road. It has a board fence on two or three sides at least and there is a fine grove along the roadside and on the school lot opposite. At the junction of the two roads, stands the Mount Olive Southern Methodist Church, built in 1858. A German, named George Wolhaver was one of the builders. Over the door are four holes made by the musket balls of passing soldiers during the war and the building is grey and weather stained. Near it stands a white oak tree, a part of the forest primeval, which was smitten and shattered by lightning a few summers since. There are some costly monuments in the cemetery and a few old fashioned marble or sandstone slabs which, to my mind, are the most appropriate. Many of the graves have no names only a simple flagstone standing the head and foot or perchance not even that. The grounds are well kept for a country burial place, and though all the noise of passing traffic and the shouts of gleeful children turned out of school pass over it, it disturbs not the slumbers of those resting so peacefully here.

    In one corner, so near the outer boundaries, as to be in the shade of the oak trees, lying in nameless graves, is a whole family sleeping side by side. "In death, they were not divided."

    Leonard King settled on the old King farm, lying on the ridge between Station Camp and Sycamore. A pretty place, indeed flat, glat, but Oh! so poor and all grown up with sassafras and persimmon bushes and over run with dewberry and white briars and all gone to rack and ruin.

    Leonard King may have been related to the Wolfes, as his father came with them from Hacker's Creek to Mill Creek in August 1821. He was the son of Francis King, who settled at the mouth of Cow Run. Leonard married Elizabeth Hughes. Her father's name was said to be Bill Hughes and he was probably kin to Jesse.

    One headstone near the church reads: "James G. Wolfe, died December 26, 1889 aged sixty-three years ten months and sixteen days and was born February 10, 1826 on Mill Creek, near where his body moulders into dust. He married Lizzie Straley and settled on Station Camp where he lived and died. His widow still lives at the same place with one of her children. She was a daughter of George Straley and born on Hacker's Creek in Lewis County, on the same farm the Fort was on, in December 1825. She said that the ruins of the fort were still to be seen when her father moved away.

    James Wolfe, Sr., the father, came to Mill Creek in August 1821 from Hacker's Creek and first settled at the Rader place, below the mouth of Joe's Run, according to one account. Another says at the Charley Shinn place on Station Camp. He soon removed to the first farm below the mouth of Elk, now occupied by Mr. Thomas. There is an old graveyard up on the point of this farm where he and a few others are buried. I am told that there are no tombstones and a part of the graves were plowed over some years ago by the occupant of the farm, but upon consideration he was overcome by a superstitious fear of ghosts and desisted. This James Wolfe was a brother of Jonathan Wolfe, who lived under the rock at Spencer in 1812. His wife was Frances Beath.

    Among the other graves at Mount Olive are two children of Jacob and Louise May.

    John H. Young, born Sept. 20, 1808 died Sept. 16, 1879, aged seventy years eleven months. Catharine, wife of John H. Young died February 8, 1874, aged sixty-one years. They came to the Koontz farm at the mouth of Elk long enough ago to be old citizens if not pioneers. Monument bears the inscription: William Young, born June 2, 1834, died February 16, 1908. Elizabeth Young, born December 11, 1836.

    Sarah Belle, daughter of John and Sarah Matson, died May 19, 1875, aged thirty-one years three months. Mary, wife of N.O. Matson, died June 24, 1895 aged sixty-six years five months. The wife, son and daughter of William Matson.

    Rachel Matson Hargrave, wife of John Hargrave, born on Short Creek, Harrison County, July 12, 1842 died near Ripley August 7, 1898 aged fifty-six years and twenty six days. There are the representatives of the Matson family buried here. They lived on the hill east of Ripley.

    Ashbel Sheppard, born 1804 died 1885, had two faded Union Flags on his grave, September 1904. His wife, Margaret Sheppard was born at Valley Forge, Pennsylvania, 1811, died 1883. He was born in Orange County, Virginia (or Vermont).

    There is one government headstone, inscribed, "John Wimer, Co. I, 15th Pa. Can." Mr. Wymer lived on the Ripley Ridge, perhaps a mile and a half from Mt. Olive and died later.

    Cynthia, daughter of W.S. & N. Carpenter, died 1877.

    Mary E. wife of M.S. Waybright, born 1842, died 1896.

    A daugther of Osborn Rowley, born February 14, 1834.

    George W. Rader, his wife and daughter are enclosed in a wall of masonry, near the church. He was a son of Michael Rader, No. 2. Lived on the Charley Shinn Farm and was the first person to sell goods at the Reedy, being Clerk for N. Smith at that place. He was born July 9, 1814 and died September 18, 1868, aged fifty-four years two months. His wife was Nancy Miller, a daughter of Kitts Miller and an Aunt of Judge Warren Miller. The inscriptions are on marble tablets set in the wall at the heads of the graves. The daughter was Mary Sarah A. C. Rader, died October 7, 1859, aged three years six months. Samuel B. Rader, born about 1849 or 50 died 1888 aged thirty eight years seven months. Sarah A., wife of S.B. Rader, died in 1879, aged twenty foru years two months.

    Amanda Staats, daughter of Jonathan Hyre, was born 1839 and died 1872. Augustus Hyre was born 1841 died 1861. Elizabeth Hyre born March 31, 1822 died February 1901 nearly seventy nine years old. The latter was wife of Jonathan Hyre. Inscriptions are on the monument of Jonathan Hyre. It is by the side of a long grave and perhaps at end of two small ones, dates not cut on monument.

    Jonathan Hyre was a son of Jacob Hyre, who came to Mill Creek in 1815, settling first on the Keenan place, but in two or three years moved farther up the creek. Jonathan Hyre was born March 17, 1812 and died July 10, 1860. Jacob Hyre, Jonathan's father, was born in January 1784. His parents came from Germany. He lived on Hacker's Creek and married a Beath. John A. Hyre, who married Miriam, daughter of James Rader, was a first cousin of Jacob Hyre.

    There is a short grave, the head and footstones not more than four and a half feet apart, with inscriptions: Catharine, daughter of L.R. King, died June 15, 1871, aged thirty five years five months.

    Michael Rader, II, was the second son of Michael Rader, who settled on Elk Fork about 1816. He located on the Rader farm in the bend of the creek below Joe's Run. He married Catharine Roush of Mason County. He was born February 12, 1788, died March 18, 1867 aged seventy nine years one month. Catharine, wife of Michael Rader was born June 27, 1792 and died July 6, 1886, aged ninety four years. William Rader, born January 27, 1827 and died April 14, 1891, aged sixy four years two months. Mary S. wife of William Rader, born May 11, 1828.

    Asher E. Hogsett died April 17, 1891 aged sixty nine years one month. Ellinor, wife of A.E. Hogsett, born September 24, 1818 died May 18, 1880, aged sixty one seven months.

    Charles M. Connoway, born January 27, 1819, died February 26, 1895, aged seventy six years, one month. Sarah H. Connoway born October 12, 1834 - no date of death.

    In the north east corner, under two spreading black oak trees growing outside the fence, are two humble mounds with rough flag markers on which are rudely carved the letters W.S. and C.P.

    O. Rowley was born February 14, 1834. Mary E., wife of O. Rowley was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, December 30, 1836, died September 9, 1882.

    Rachel Matson, wife of John Hargrove born 1848 died 1898.



    The following was 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.

    • Bayer, Herbert Dean      Died Aug 3, 1899, Aged 1 year 11 months 2 days,     son of J. W. & C.R. Bayer

    • Bayer, James Wilmer      Died June 29, 1902 Aged 9 months Son of J.W. Bayer

    • Anderson, Rachel      May 29, 1851 - January 30, 1922

    • Burnem, Arthur      Died June 14, 1900 Aged 18 years 11 days

    • Burnem, Fleet      Sept 8, 1897 - Dec 12, 1902 Son of Horace & Phebe Burnem

    • Burnem, Fay      Aug 12, 1900 - April 15, 1969

    • Burnem, Alfred C.      Aug 16, 1891 - Sept 9, 1962 PFC 314 Field Hospital WWI

    • Burnem, Phebe      April 4, 1856 -

    • Burnem, Horace      March 27, 1852 -August 31, 1922

    • Carder, Emma Florence     Died Sept 10, 1879 Aged 8 days Dau of Ephraim D. Carder

    • Carpenter, Cynthia      Dec 24, 1877 - Oct 28, 1899 Dau of W.S. & M. Carpenter

    • Carpenter, Icy Gay      July 15, 1894 - Mar 7, 1902 Dau of W.S. & M. Carpenter

    • Conway, Sarah A.      Oct 12, 1834 -

    • Conway, Charles M.      Jan 27, 1819 - Feb 26, 1895

    • Carpenter, Winfield Scott      1855 - 1933

    • Carpenter, Martha (Burroughs)      1856 - 1933

    • Comer, Orena J.      1888 - 1962

    • Comer, Homer W.      1886 - 1964

    • Comer, Eula E. (Waybright)      no dates

    • Cox, Robert      Died March 14, 1942

    • Cunningham, U.J.      Aug 15, 1852 - Jan 13, 1936

    • Cunningham, J.W.      Oct 25, 1848 - Aug 21, 1916

    • Cunningham, Mary Ethel      July 19, 1922 - Aug 11, 1927

    • Cunningham, Phoebe      1896 -

    • Cunningham, Paul      1889 - 1944

    • Cunningham, Charles A.      Apr 4, 1911 - Feb 11, 1979 (moved to Parsons Cemetery at Gay)

    • Dickens, Esther W.      1912 - 1973

    • Grady, Aaron M.     1881 - 1968

    • Grady, Clara L.      Aug 29, 1889 - Oct 5, 1912 Wife of Aaron M. Grady

    • Harmon, Esta Collene      1958 - 1958

    • Harmon, Mary M.      Died Jan 20, 1888 Aged 3 years 3 months 1 day Dau of Thomas Harmon

    • Harmon, Thomas E.      Died Mar 9, 1881 Aged 3 years 9 months 10 days Son of Thomas & Clarissa J. Harmon

    • Harmon, Clarissa J.      1845 - 1931 Wife of Thomas Harmon

    • Harmon, Thomas      1841 - 1905

    • Harmon, Joseph F.      1869 - 1953

    • Harvey, Addie      1889 - 1959

    • Harvey, George Aaron      1886 - 1979

    • Harmon, Leona (Casto-Pfost)      1913 - 1972

    • Cunningham, Cordelia      Nov 26, 1872 - Apr 19, 1892 Wife of Okey J Cunningham

    • Keenan, Pete      Died Dec 10, 1897 Aged 71 years Born Ireland

    • Keenan, Margaret      Died Jan 25, 1907 Aged 87 Years Wife of Peter Keenan

    • Hickman, Biglard W.      Died June 9, 1879 Aged 3 months 24 days Son of John Hickman

    • Hickman, Susan E.      Died Oct 12, 1881 Aged 23 years 1 month 9 days Wife of John Hickman

    • Hyre, Jonathan      Mar 17, 1812 - July 10, 1880 Son of Jacob & Mary (Beath) Hyre

    • Hyre, Elizabeth (Wright)      Mar 31, 1822 - Dau of Daniel & Sarah (Woodruff) Wright Mar Jonathan Hyre Sept 27, 1838

    • Hyre, Augustus      Jan 6, 1840 - Dec 10, 1861 Son of Jonathan Hyre Pvt Co B 22nd Virginia Infantry (Border Rifles) CSA Died in service

    • Hyre, Elda      1880 - 1931

    • Hyre, Infant Son of O. & F. Hyre Died July 1, 1916

    • Hyre, Infant Son of O. & F. Hyre Died Jan 18, 1914

    • Hyre, David F.      1849 - 1940 Son of Jonathan & Elizabeth (Wright) Hyre

    • Hyre, Sarah A. (Roush)      1847 - 1940 Dau of George & Elizabeth (Fife) Roush Mar David F. Hyre Dec 22, 1874

    • Hyre, Hester E.      Died Sept 1886 Dau of David F. Hyre

    • Harmon, Esta (Waybright)      Born Aug 10, 1864 - Wife of H.F. Harmon

    • Harmon, Bettie (Johnson)      Nov 20, 1883 - June 7, 1914 Wife of H.F. Harmon

    • Keenan, Andrew E.      1854 - 1898 Son of Peter & Margaret Keenan

    • Knopp, George      1888 -

    • Knopp, Nora F.      1889 - 1946 Wife of George Knopp

    • Johnson, Infant      Died May 29, 1947

    • Johnson, Robert M.      1873 - 1939

    • Johnson, Flaretta      1887 - 1977

    • King, Catherine      Died June 15, 1871 Aged 35 years 5 months 9 days Dau of Leonard R. & Elizabeth (Hughes) King

    • Hogsett, Everett H.      1920 - 1922

    • Hogsett, William H.      1857 - 1924 Son of Asher F. & Ellen (Cochran) Hogsett

    • Hogsett, Minnie B.      1879 - 1954

    • Hogsett, Maggie      March 11, 1855 - April 4, 1909 Wife of H.F. Hogsett

    • Hogsett, Asher F.      Died April 17, 1891 Aged 69 years 1 month 4 days

    • Hogsett, Eleanor (Ellen) (Cockran)      Sept 24, 1818 - May 18, 1880 Wife of Asher F. Hogsett

    • Jewell, Okey J.      July 8, 1913 - Jan 11, 1914

    • Jewell, Freda M.      Jan 22, 1896 - May 19, 1896 Dau of C.A. & Exey Jewell

    • Jewell, Exey      April 11, 1864 - July 27, 1896 Wife of C.A. Jewell

    • Jewell, 3 Infants of C.A. & Exey Jewell

    • Hosey, Roy      June 10, 1896 - Mar 13, 1964 Pvt US Army WWI

    • Hosey, Mary      Wife of Roy No dates

    • Matson, George C.      Died April 30, 1884 Aged 27 years 7 months 14 days

    • Matson, Sarah Belle      Died Mar 19, 1875 Aged 11 years 9 months Dau of John Matson

    • Matson, Mary N. O.      Died June 24, 1879 Aged 66 years 5 months 13 days

    • Matson, Rachel      July 11, 1842 - Aug 7, 1898 Wife of John H.

    • Matson, Josephus      Died Mar 22, 1881 Aged 4 years 11 months 19 days Son of William

    • Matson, Frances H.      Died Mar 6, 1881 Aged 25 years 11 months 7 days Wife of William Matson

    • Matson, Frances      Died Mar 8, 1881 Aged 14 days Dau of William & Frances

    • Merrill, Susan E.      1872 - 1951

    • Merrill, John N.      1866 - 1950

    • Parsons, Nada Marie      1925 - 1925

    • Parsons, Mabel     1902 - 1928

    • Pickens, Ira Lee      1936 - 1936

    • Cunningham, Addie Pauline      Jan 13, 1917 - Aug 1, 1969

    • Randolph, Cora B.      1885 - 1962

    • Rader, Alonzo G.      1853 - 1940 Son of Michael Rader Jr.

    • Rader, Margaret E. R. (Gabbert)      1851 - 1915 Dau of Archibald H. Gabbert Mar Alonzo G. Rader Apr 4, 1876

    • Rader, Theckla M. 1878 - 1896

    • Rader, William A.      Died Dec 22, 1882 Aged 1 tear 8 days Son of Alonzo G. Rader

    • Rader, James E.      Son of Alonzo G. Rader no dates

    • Rader, George W.      Died Sept 18, 1868 Aged 54 years 2 months 9 days Son of Michael & Catherine (Roush)

    • Rader, Mary Sarah R. C.      Died Oct 7, 1859 Aged 3 years 6 months 2 days Dau of George W. & Nancy J. (Miller) Rader

    • Rader, Mary F.      Died Dec 18, 1898 Aged 41 years 11 months 21 days

    • Rader, Sarah A.     Died May 25, 1879 Aged 24 years 2 months 2 days Dau of David Cole Mar Samuel B. Rader Mar 22, 1877

    • Rader, Samuel B.      Died April 24, 1888 Aged 38 years 7 months 11 days Son of Michael Jr & Catherine (Roush) Rader (note: grandparents were William A. & Elizabeth F. (Allen) Rader)

    • Rader, Thomas J.      1855 - 1914 Son of William A. & Elizabeth F. (Allen) Rader)

    • Rader, Sarah F.      1854 - 1926

    • Rader, Glen M.      1892 - 1906

    • Rader, William A.      Jan 27, 1827 - Apr 14, 1891 Son of Michael Jr

    • Rader, Mary E.      May 11, 1828 - Apr 24, 1925

    • Rader, Michael Jr      Died Mar 18, 1862 Aged 79 years 1 month 6 days Son of Michael Rader Sr, a Revolutionary War Veteran

    • Rader, Catherine (Roush)     June 27, 1792 - July 6, 1886 Wife of Michael Rader Jr

    • Rowley, Holley O.      Nov 17, 1878 - May 23, 1898 Son of O. & M.E. Rowley

    • Sheppard, Ashbel      Dec 23, 1804 - Jan 11, 1885

    • Sheppard, Margaret      Dec 8, 1811 - Apr 18, 1883 Wife of Ashbel

    • Steinhoff, Jane      Oct 11, 1873 - Jan 16, 1936

    • Steinhoff, Eva P.      May 30, 1916 - May 28, 1918 Dau of G.W. & E.J. Steinhoff

    • Starcher, Jason Elwood      Died Feb 10, 1977

    • Stanley, Jackson C.      1934 - 1970

    • Stanley, Patsy A. (Casto)     1936 -

    • Stanley, Edward      Feb 23, ___ - May 20, 1946

    • Stanley, J.E.      Apr 20, 1856 - Oct 14, 1940

    • Stanley, Liza D.      May 6, 1868 - Feb 16, 1943

    • Vannest, Emma     1871 - 1949

    • Vannest, David      1869 - 1947

    • Shinn, Infant Son of Charles P. & Elizabeth A. Rader Shinn Died Dec 9, 1866

    • Shinn, Retta M.R.      July 17, 1884 - Oct 2, 1891

    • Shinn, Charles P.      June 6, 1843 - Aug 3, 1921 son of Samuel J. & Aroly (Carney) Shinn

    • Shinn, Elizabeth A.E. (Rader)      Nov 13, 1846 - Mar 11, 1928 Dau of George W. "Wash" Rader Mar Charles P. Shinn Feb 2, 1866

    • Spears, Anna Laura      Aged 3 months No year

    • Spears, Una A. (Hyre)      Aug 24, 1887 - May 23, 1913

    • Poling, Kidwell      Died Jan 21, 1873 Son of A.S. & F.E. Poling

    • Rowley, Osburn      Born Feb 14, 1834 - Son of Isaac & Rachel Rowley

    • Rowley, Mary E.      (Sheppard) Dec 30, 1836 - Sept 9, 1882 Dau of Ashbel Sheppard Mar Osburn P. Rowley, Aug 6, 1857

    • Rowley, George O.      Oct 8, 1875 - May 29, 1894 Son of Osburn P. Rowley

    • Rowley, Jessie      Died Dec 2, 1970 Aged 1 year 1 month 23 days

    • Rowley, Ellen L.      Apr 23, 1835 - Oct 12, 1896

    • Waybright, Mary E. (Hyre)      1842 - 1896 Dau of Jonathan Hyre, Mar Michael S. Waybright

    • Waybright, Michael S.      1836 - 1919 Son of John & Nancy (Rader) Waybright Mar Mary Elizabeth Hyre, Mar 26, 1879

    • Waybright, Nathan John      Apr 23, 1975 - Nov 5, 1975

    • Waybright, Millie M.      1892 - 1972

    • Waybright, William H.      1885 - 1949

    • Waybright, Thomas Edward     Dec 24, 1932 - Feb 18, 1934

    • Westfall, Vertie G.     Nov 1, 1900 - Sept 26, 1915

    • Westfall, J.H.     1856 - 1949

    • Westfall, Barbara E.      1861 - 1948?

    • Wiblin, Nancy A.      Died Apr 18, 1875 Wife of William H. Wiblin

    • Staats, Amanda V. (Hyre)      June 22, 1839 - Sept 21, 1872 Dau of Jonathan Hyre, Mar Jacob Staats Jr, Son of Jacob Staats Sr, Apr 6, 1856

    • Windon, James P.      Jan 31, 1866 - Sept 24, 1897 Son of Thomas & Patsy Windon

    • Windon, Thomas W.     1847 - 1918

    • Windon, Patsy (Hogg)      1847 - 1912 Wife of Thomas

    • Windon, Thomas      1871 - 1943

    • Wimer, Virgil W.      Sept 13, 1896 - Apr 27, 1901 Son of J & M Wimer

    • Wimer, John I.      Pvt Co I 16th Penna Cavalry Civil War

    • Wolfe, Lucy M.     Died June 10, 1901 Aged 38 years 7 months 23 days

    • Wolfe, John S.      1862 - 1927

    • Winter, Gay     1900 - 1974 Son of Ab Winter

    • Wolfe, James C.      Died Dec 26, 1889 Aged 63 years 10 months 16 days

    • Young, Hiram      Died Sept 19, 1890 Aged 54 years 7 months 29 days Pvt Co G 17th VA Cavalry CSA Son of John H. & Catherine (Slack) Young

    • Young, John H.      Sept 26, 1808 - Sept 16, 1879

    • Young, Catherine (Slack)      Died Feb 8, 1874 Aged 61 years 20 days, Mar John H Young, Kanawha Co, Mar 1, 1830

    • Young, Elizabeth (Conley)      Dec 11, 1836 - Aug 1, 1920 Dau of George, Mar William Young

    • Young, William R.      Jan 12, 1869 - Mar 26, 1908 Son of William & Eliza (Conley) Young

    • Young, Infant Daugher of W.H. & Lucretia Young Died Nov 21, 1907

    • Young, Michael Lee      Died June 16, 1873 Aged 14 days Son of Henry & Sarah Elizabeth (Waybright) Young

    • Young, Otmer Dewey      Mar 1, 1899 - Jan 12, 1972 Pvt AAF World War II

    • Young, George B.      1866 - 1945 Son of William & Eliza J. (Conley) Young

    • Young, Alice L.      1864 - 1939 Wife of G.B. Young

    • Young, Erga H.      Dau of O.F. & C.N. Young Died Apr 28, 1897 Aged 3 months 19 days

    • May, Mary C. J.      Dau of Jacob & Louisa May July 1858 - Oct 19, 1861 Aged 3 years 2 months 28 days

    • May, George W.      Son o f Jacob & Louisa May Died Oct 28, 1861 Aged 1 year 8 months 6 days

    • Doolittle, W.J.      No dates

    • McColaugh, Edra V.      No dates

    • Cunningham ?, Addie Pauline      Jan 15, 1917 - Aug 1, 1969




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