Old Siniaville Cemetery


Directions: Northbound on I-77 take Exit 132 at Fairplain, turn right onto Rt 21 make an immediate right. Southbound on I-77, take exit 132, take a left onto Route 21, go under interstate make a right after passing northbound exit. Signs will say to Cedar Lakes FFA-FHA Conference Center. At the top of the hill turn right at Southall Ridge, signs will say to Statts Mill. Go about 5-6 miles, turn onto the road to your right before you cross the new Statts Mill Bridge, Cemetery is on your right within a mile.

JoAnn Jones, Marvin Robie and Betty Briggs visited the cemetery May 11, 2006. It is fenced and well maintained. We tried to map the cemetery and place the pictures and inscriptions into rows, but some of the rows are less than even. There are several stones that are so covered with lichen they cannot be read, others are so old and eroded and/or broken that they only mark the spot where some unknown person lies. The pictures are cropped and resized for faster viewing but if you want a better quality picture, contact Betty Briggs.


  • Row 1
  • Taylor, James Co K 13th W VA Inf    
  • Cunningham, Sarah Wife of James Cunningham Born June 6, 1812 Died July 6, 1862        
  • Tolley, Caroline Feb 18, 1843 - Dec 5, 1922 Age 79 Yrs 6 Mos 17 Days Mother
    Tolley, Lewis Apr 11, 1817 - Sept 16, 1897 Age 80 Yrs 5 Mos 5 Days :   
    Tolley, Lewis Died Sep 16, 1897 Aged 80 Y 5M 5D   
  • Morris, Lucy Wife of C.C. Morris Born July 28, 1879 Died Sep 20, 1901 Aged 22 Y 1M 22D   
  • Staats, Fannie A. Dau of G & T Staats Died Jan 30, 1895 Aged 3 ys 11 mo 17 ds   
  • Staats, Granderson 1851 - 1920 Father
    Staats, Telitha J 1852 - 1928   
  • Staats, Kennie R. Dec 28, 1910 - Jan 2, 1911   
  • Casto, Stella Jane April 18, 1889 - May 26, 1974 "Our Mother"   
    Casto, Lafe Feb 17, 1884 - Feb 17, 1943   

  • Row 2 (far end of cemetery)
  • Staats, Emily J 'Mother' 1850 - 1911
    Staats, William 'Father' 1841 - 1914   
  • Staats, Alice Aug 6, 1860 - Aug 26, 1931
    Staats, Riley Mar 18, 1860 - Oct 4, 1936   

  • Row 3 (far end of cemetery)
  • Miller, Esther O. 'Mother' 1894 - 1941   
  • Winte, Normalee 1925 [Winter?]   
  • Winter, Vergie Staats   
  • Staats, Martin Luther 1878 - 1946
    Staats, Lucy Margaret 1880 - 1955   

  • Row 4
  • Casto, Joel Died Sept 25, 1886 Aged 52    
  • Casto, Otho C. Son of [M.L.]Casto Died [Oct 1, 1901] Aged 1y 1m 24d   
  • Casto, Nellie E. Dau of V.L. & M.A. Casto Died Feb 11, 1892 Aged 1y 6m 26d   
  • Casto, Goldie C. Dau of V.L. & M.A. Casto Died Feb 22, 1898 Aged 4 Y 10 M   
  • Rankin, Wm. Lloyd May 25, 1890 - Dec 26, 1891
    Rankin, Oral D. Dec 7, 1892 - Aug 8, 1894
    Rankin, Sophronia June 2, 1862 - Dec 16, 1925   
  • Windle, Maggie B. Wife of B.F. Windle born Apr 20, 1870 Died Sept 6, 1897   
  • Windle, Clyde B Son of B.F. & M.E. Windle Died Jan 27, 1898 Aged 6M 22D   
  • Casto, Sarah E. 1832 - 1907
    Casto, Dr. James C. 1829 - 1919   
  • Rhodes, Ray Jan 19, 1910 - Apr 27, 1914   
  • Rhodes, Laurice L. Dau of Rhomie C & Pearl Rhodes 1921 - 1932   
  • Rhodes, Wrendle A. West Virginia Sgt 328 Inf World War II April 6, 1923 - Sept 24, 1947   

  • Row 5
  • Windle, Robert H. Born Sept 30, 1827 Died Aug 11, 1896   
  • Windle, Rebecca M. Wife of R.H. Windle Died [Death record shows 10/16/1877 age 41y11m6d   
  • Windle, Three Infant Children of G.N. & Hannah Windle Born & Died 1886 Born & Deid 1888 Born & Died 1893   
  • McCrady, James Feb 26 1866 - Sept 18, 1926   
    McCrady, Icie G. Wife of James McCrady Born Aug 11, 1869 Died Sept 8, 1904   
  • Casto, Hettie J, Wife of F.A. Casto Born Oct 11, 1871 Died Jan 17, 19052 Aged 33Y 3M 6D   
  • Casto, Goldie Dau of F.A. & Ona Casto Died Dec 31, 1909 Age 5 Mo 21 Ds   
  • Casto, Frederick A. Son of F.A. & Ona Casto Dec 14, 1914 - July 11, 1915 Age 6 Mos 27 Das.   
  • Rhodes, Moody C July 9, 1897 - Mar 5, 1981
    Rhodes, Lydia M. Sept 27, 1897 - Feb 7, 1984   
  • Rhodes
    Rhodes, Lougenia "Mother" 1867 - 1913   
    Rhodes, William M. "Father" 1864 - 1950   
  • Rhodes, Rhomie C. June 30, 1889 - Mar 7, 1967
    Rhodes, Pearl May 30, 1889 - Feb 15, 1964   
    Rhodes, Pruda Pearl 1889 - 1964   

  • Row 6
  • Casto, Benjamin E Son of J & M Casto Died Nov 7, 1868 Aged 10 Y 1 Ms 28 D   
  • Staats, Isaac Died April 8, 1890 74 Yr
    Staats, Ann Eliza His Wife Died Jan 9, 1876 Aged 54 Yr   
  • Staats, Nicholas Son of E & L Staats Born April 2, 1872 Died May 1873   
  • Staats, Louisa Wife of Enoch Born Nov 18, 1847 Died Mar 30, 1893   
  • Staats, Enoch Aug 9, 1842 - Arp 2, 1912   
  • Staats, Zona Wife of Enoch Staats Died Aug 11, 1908 Aged 34Ys 1 Mo 23 Ds    
  • Morris, Geneva Wife of C.C. Morris Born July 23, 1866 Died Nov 12, 1897    
  • Morris, Minnie Dau of C.C. & Geneva Morris Born & Died Nov 2, 1897 Minnie Sleepeth    
  • Tolley Infant June 26, 1902 [Daughter of Elijah & A.B. Tolley]   
  • Casto, Infants of Ben & Bertha
    Louisa 1908
    Kathleen 1912
    Elizabeth 1915    
  • Casto, Elizabeth J. 1837 - 1988 [Death date was 1908]
    Casto, Martin 1832 - 1912   
  • Thomas, John M. 1872 - 1955   
    Thomas, Alice E. 1878 - 1956   
  • Casto, Jacob B. 1845 - 1930
    Casto, Sophrona His Wife 1843 - 1928   

  • Row 7
  • Staats, Edda D. June 2, 1883 - July 30, 1886 or 1888   
  • Warner, Elizabeth Jane Wife of G.T.Warner Mar 21, 1866 - Feb 4, 1894 Age 27 Yrs 10 Mos 14 Dys   
  • Warner, George T. 1863 - 1932   
  • Warner, William O. 1890 - 1941   
  • Duffield, Rosetta Wife of Newton Duffield Born Nov 12, 1856 Died Nov 4, 1897 [Staats]   
  • Duffield, Newton 1850 - 1922   
  • Staats, Clarence C. Son of C.B. & E. Staats May 11, 1891 - May 22, 1914   
  • Staats, E. Denzel Son of Perry & Dorothy Staats 1919 - 1920   

  • Row 8     Longest row
  • Johns, Emmazitta Staats 'Mother' 1868 - 1900   
    Johns, Emma Staats 1868 - 1900   
  • Monday, Priv. J.R. Co. K 13 Reg WVa Inf May 8, 1820 - Jan 12, 1918 [John R]
    Deaths but a path that must be trod if man would ever pass to God.   
  • Monday, Margaret Wife of J.R. Monday Died Feb 16, 1898 Aged 61Ys 7Ms 24Ds   
  • Monday, Margaret I Was Born Nov 20, 1861 Died Oct 17, 1876 [Dates from JCHS transcription]   
  • Chancey, Mary E. Died Nov 29, 1897 Aged 43 Yrs   
  • Chancey, Isaac 'Father' 1848 - 1931   
  • Windle, Clora Wife of G.N. Windle Born May 8, 1870 Died July 26, 1894
  • Rhodes, Murphy D. 1835 - 1922
    Rhodes, Mary E. 1837 - 1901   
  • Staats, Anderson Aug 8, 1834 - Dec 17, 1907   
    Staats, Mary Born Aug 4, 1836 Died Mar 24, 1902   
  • Staats, Ellen Wife of C.B. Staats Dec 9, 1851 - June 7, 1911
    Staats, C.B. 1855 - 1926 'Absent, not dead' [Clayborn B.]   
  • Staats, Nancy R. 1847 - 1907
    Staats, Squire 1850 - 1921   
  • Casto, William M. 1863 - 1950
    Csto, Cora 'His Wife' 1877 - 1949   
  • Casto, Mary M "Mother" 1837 - 1926   
  • Casto, Okey J. 1870 - 1952
    Casto, Della J. 1882 - 1957   
  • Casto, Otta Lee 1910 - 1978
    Casto, Aulene Mae 1923 - 1996   
  • Winter, William C. 1901 - 1975
    Winter, Audra M. 1899 - 1985   

  • Row 9
  • Monday, Clara H. Dau of J.R. & M.M. Monday Born Sept 24, 1879 Died June 6, 1903   
  • Staats, Maggie B Dau of J.F. & Sarah Staats Died Aug 9, 1883 Aged 4Ys 3Mo 15Ds   
  • Staats, Pearl Dau of J.F & Sarah Staats Died Feb 15, 1890 Aged 2Ys 10Mo 3Ds   
  • Staats, Sarah 'Mother' Apr 30, 1859 - Apr 1, 1935 [Casto]
    Staats, J.F. Feb 14, 1858 - May 30, 1942 [John Franklin]   
  • Edwards, Sarepta J 1849 - 1935   
  • Edwards, D.A. Aug 13, 1828 - Feb 1, 1907   
  • Edwards, Homer 1887 - 1925   
  • Edwards, Holly     West Virginia Pvt MD World War I    November 15, 1896 - March 1, 1957   
  • Winter, Anna P. 1893 - 1959   
  • Casto, Telitha Casto July 31, 1826 - July 17, 1913
    Casto, N. Oct 19, 1825 - Jan 31, 1913 [Nicholas]   
  • Casto, William H. 1863 - 1937
    Casto, Dovy M. 1892 - 1987   

  • Row 10
  • Rhodes, Willia MB 1852 - 1924    
  • Rhodes, Rebecca A [1869-1927 Southall]   
  • Haines, Hattie Ora Rhodes   
  • Rhodes, Mazy Bell Rhodes   
  • Casto, Leota L. Wife of W.E. Casto B. Feb 28, 1884 D. Feb 11, 1919   
  • Doolittle, Jemmina Esther (Maw) Apr 19, 1888 - Jan 3, 1973   
    Doolittle, Joseph A. 1878 - 1941    

According to the Jackson County Historical Society's reading of this cemetery, the following are also buried here, and they read these stones. Perhaps the broken and eroded stones are theirs.

  • Casto, Davy M Born 1892
  • Casto, G. Raymond July 26, 1913 - Feb 21, 1919; Son of W.E. Casto
  • Casto, Flossie M Died July 8, 1897 Aged 1M 13D; dau of M.L. Casto
  • Hunter, Andrew J Pvt Co, K 13 WVa Inf Civil War
  • Rhodes, Patty Ann Sept 3-4, 1935, Dau of Orville Rhodes
  • Rhodes, Shelby 1939 - 1939
  • Shamblin, Minnie Dove 1887 - 1951
  • Windle, Hannah Sept 30, 1855 - Ffb 20, 1893 Wife of G N Windle, dau of Isaac & Ann Eliza Staats

    The next ones they list as known burials, without stones.

  • Rhodes, Sadie (Merical) 2nd Wife of Murphy D Rhodes
  • Casto, Selma




Go to Cemetery Page with Map            Go to Cemetery Page without Maps            Go to Cemetery Table Page
USGenWeb logo

Return to Jackson County WVGenWeb homepage

Les Shockey and Betty Briggs, Co-Coordinators of the Jackson County WVGenWeb page.
Contact us



WVGenWeb logo