Hereford - Parrish Cemetery


Location: Hereford. Directions: Going east on Rt 33 from Ripley, about a mile after you see the sign to Gay, there is a big curve in the road going right. As the road starts to straighten out, there is a driveway on the left. Follow it up the hill, the cemetery is behind the house.


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The full text of John House's article about this cemetery can be read below

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. See transcription below


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

    The Parish Graveyard

    And the sunshine and the shadow
    Fell in flecks and gleams upon it;
    Fell in little shining patches,
    Through the waving rustling branches.
    (Author Unknown)

    On a widish point that runs out from a narrow backbone, departing the left branch of Joe's Run from Mill Creek, a little above the residence of Cal. Parish, there lies Hereford or Parish Graveyard.

    It was a warm bright afternoon in the fall when I visited the spot. The valley and hillside lay bathed in the white glow of the evening sunlight. The air was clear and pure with just a suggestion of coming frosts. Some leaves on the tress were already brown and enough had fallen to rustle under my feet as I climbed the steep point from the roadside, chambering among rocks and roots through the scrub woods.

    The cemetery is about four by ten and a half rods, being a littel the widest at the eastern end. It is fenced with six strands barbed wire and is in bad repair for the most part, showing neglect and decay.

    The western end, or old part of the graveyard is carved in a beech and oak wood.

    On the south and west sides and for three or four rods up the north side are pretty beech which shade the graves the greater part of the day.

    The surface of the ground is nearly level and in the western part is a fine spreading beech with many graves under its branches.

    The western end is nearly full and is over grown with ivy and myrtle. The eastern or new part is taken from a neighboring field and is more sparsely "populated."

    Much of it is grown up in "blue devil" just showing a white blossom here and there, interspersed with clumps of the waving plumes of golden rod and a belated iron weed shows purple by the southern fence.

    Most of the graves are those of the Parish family, who came to the valley about 1866.

    Among the inscriptions are:

    Salley, wife of M.L. Smith, died August 8, 1889, aged twenty-four years five months.

    Viola, wife of H.S. Merril, died July 1885, aged forty-six years.

    Mary, wife of J.M. Reynolds, born August 5, 1819, died February 14, 1905. She was a sister of Clark Aultz.

    There are several Hinzman Children buried here. The oldest date I gleaned was:

    David B. son of A. and M. Rader, died January 12, 1855, in fourth year.

    A. Rader was born April 14, 1816 and died July 18, 1897. He is buried in the west end.

    J.F. Parish was born in 1819 and died in 1895.

    Laura J. Golden, his daughter, was born in 1850, died 1902.

    Minerva Parish, wife of Jonathan, was born in 1833.

    William R. Parish died February 18, 1885, aged eighty-one years ten months. Elizabeth, his wife, is probably dead, but, althought the name is engraved on the monument, the dates have never been filled in.

    Joanna Hawkins, was born December 18, 1870 and died May 1, 1905.


    Transcription from "Jackson County Cemeteries, Vol 1" by the Jackson County Historical Society.

  • Allen, Carl, B. & D. February 11, 1941
  • Allen, Edsel Lee, April 7, 1936 - November 20, 1936
  • Carder, Burton, 1849 - 1902; s/o John Smith & Hulda (Rowley) Carder
  • Carder, Matilda, 1853 - 1940; d/o Levi & Mary (Stansbury) Payne; Mar Burton Carder, April 3, 1973
  • Carder, Opal M., Aug 26, 1903 - March 14, 1904
  • Cunningham, Thaddeius S., Jan 1, 1836 - Oct 20, 1909; s/o James & Sarah (Parsons) Cunningham; Mar Lorena J, d/o Isaac & Elizabeth (Parsons) Casto, Feb 22, 1864; Sgt, Co F 1st W.Va. Veteran Infantry, Civil War
  • Carder, John S., Jan 27, 1820 - May 20, 1887; s/o John W. & Margaret (Smith) Carder
  • Carder, Huldah, July 8, 1827 - ; Mar. John S. Carder, Dec 12, 1844
  • Carder, Ziba Darius, Jan. 19, 1853 - May 28, 1899; s/o John S. & Huldah (Rowley) Carder
  • Carder, Mary Jane (Parsons), Dec. 13, 1854 - Jan. 5, 1921 ; M. Ziba D. Carder Feb. 3, 1876
  • Davis, Mary E., May 7, 1833 -
  • Davis, William E., June 8, 1850 - Dec. 12, 1912
  • Davis, Dilemma, D. May 21, 1886, aged 58 Years 9 Months 26 Days
  • Golden, James M., March 19, 1839 - Feb. 21, 1923
  • Golden, Louisa Jane, July 17, 1850 - Aug. 20, 1902; Wife of James M. Golden
  • Hess, Elva, Sept. 16, 1871 - May 5, 1896; d/o Frank & M. Hess
  • Hawkins, Joanna, Dec. 19, 1870 - May 1, 1903; Wife of `W. B. Hawkins
  • Hawkins, Infant Daughter of Joanna & W.B. Hawkins, B&D March 1, 1905
  • Hinzman, Emma P., March 8, 1847? - July 17, 1876, Wife of C. H. Hinzman
  • Hinzman, Froanna J., July 22, 1861-Oct. 27, 1894; Wife of J. H. Hinzman
  • Hinzman, Thomas L., D. April 19, 1888, aged 1 day; s/o J. H. & F. J. Hinzman
  • Hinzman, Christina, March 5, 1830 - Jan. 8, 1909; Wife of Thomas Hinzman
  • Hinzman, Thomas H., D. Feb. 20, 1890, aged 58 Years 1 Month 19 Days
  • Hinzman, Jennie M., May 5, 1867 - Jan. 3, 1895, Wife of E. I. Hinzman
  • Hinzman, Infant D. of Henry & Mary Hinzman, 1898-1998
  • Hinzman, Margaret (Walters), 1864-1898
  • Hinzman, Mary E., D. April 23, 1899, aged 38 Years 9 Months 27 Days; Wife of D.B. Hinzman
  • Holden, Cecil D., Feb. 24, 1899-Feb. 21, 1902, s/o Rev. H. W. & N. J. Holden
  • Landfried, Jacob L., 1964-1908; s/o Philip & Sarah Ann (Ables) Landfried
  • Murray, Charles, June 9, 1874-June 3, 1899; s/o J. & M. J. Murray
  • Merrill, Viola, D. July 8, 1885, Wife of H. S. Merrill, aged 46 Years 9 Months 26 Days
  • Merrill, Eva, Dec. 13, 1877 - Sept 4, 1900; fife of S. T. Merrill
  • Patterson, Willie D., D. Feb. 22, 1895, aged 24 Days; s/o 0. & M. J. Patterson
  • Miller, Thaddeus L., May 17, 1895-July 20, 1895; s/o C. A. & A. Miller
  • Parsons, Alfred, May 29, 1829-May 31, 1900; s/o John Fink & Ruhama (Sayre) Parsons; M. Emeline, d/o James Carr, March 9, 1854
  • Parrish, Joshua F., Oct. 9, 1829-July 17, 1895
  • Parrish, Minerva H., Sept. 8, 1833- ; Wife of J. F. Parrish
  • Parrish, Minnie, Oct. 11, 1877-March 8, 1901
  • Parrish, Alvin, D. Oct. 15, 1882, aged 23 Y 9 M 8 D, s/o of J. F. & M. H. Parrish
  • Parrish, Robert E., March 14, 1845-April 17, 1912; s/o William & Elizabeth Parrish
  • Parrish, Sarah Jane (Wolf), Jan. 17, 1850-March 16, 1919; d/o Jacob & Sarah Wolf; M. Robert E. Parrish, Oct. 17, 1867
  • Parrish, Infant Dau. of R. E. 3: S. J. Parrish, B. & D., July 14, 1868
  • Parrish, William R., D. Feb. 18, 1885, aged 81 Y 10 M 9 D
  • Parrish, Elizabeth, D. Dec. 7, 1895, aged 82 years; Wife of W. R. Parrish
  • Parrish, Calder Clyde, 1887-1891; s/o C. H. & Mary F. Parrish
  • Parrish, Robert S., D. Dec. 4, 1905; s/o C. G. & E. P. Parrish
  • Parrish, Mary E., 1856-1906, 4ife of Z. K. Parrish
  • Parrish, Z. K., 1850-19__
  • Parrish, Effie, 1879-1897, d/o of Z. K. Parrish
  • Parrish, Orval T., 1880-1900, s/o of Z. K. Parrish
  • Parrish, Frances F, 1885-1909, d/o of Z. K. Parrish
  • Parrish, Charles O., Jan. 21, 1882-Sept. 30, 1910
  • Parrish, Henry Hamilton, 1853-1937; s/o William R. & Elizabeth Parrish
  • Parrish, Margaret (Cain), 1857-1940; M. Henry H. Parrish, Nov. 13, 1873
  • Parrish, Delbert C., June 27, 1906-April 20, 1907; s/o C. H. & 0. L. Parrish
  • Parrish,Clarence 0., D. Jan. 22, 1913, aged 41 Y 7 M 17 D; s/o H. H. Parrish
  • Parrish, Stella(Kuhn), 1888-1974, Wife of C. 0. Parrish
  • Parrish, Freda M., D. Jan. 4, 1919, aged 12 Y 8 M 22 D; d/o C. 0. & Stella Parrish
  • Parrish, Goldie P., D. Jan. 4, 1919, aged 11 Y 2 M 24 D; d/o C. 0. & Stella
  • Parrish, William O., Sept. 2, 1877 -
  • Parrish, Lelia M., April 25, 1882-Feb. 13, 1907; Wife of William 0. Parrish
  • Parrish, William E., Aug. 27, 1847-Feb. 29, 1931; s/o William R. & Elizabeth Parrish; Pvt., 19th Virginia Cavalry, CSA
  • Parrish, Lavinia A. (Humphrey), Dec. 28, 1846-April 23, 1898; D. William Humphrey; M. William E. Parrish, Sept. 3, 1870
  • Parrish, Rudy E., D. March 11, 1901, aged 21 Y 19 D; s/o W. E. Parrish
  • Parrish, Ica Lee, D. Oct. 4, 1904, aged 22 Y 2 2 M 23 D; d/o W. E. Parrish
  • Parrish, Infant Son of Ray and Pauline Parrish, 1942-1942
  • Parrish, Infant Dau of Ray and Pauline Parrish, 1940-1940
  • Parrish, Frank, 1872-19_
  • Parrish, Amanda, 1873-1935, Wife of Frank Parrish
  • Parrish, Guy 0., 1897-1947
  • Rader, David B., D. Jan. 12, 1855, aged 4 years; s/o of Abraham & Mary (Bush) Rader
  • Rader, Adam M.G , D. Sept. 14, 1861, aged 5 Y 6 M 13 D; s/o Abraham Rader
  • Rader, Abraham, April 14, 1816-July 18, 1897; s/o Michael Jr. & Catherine (Roush) Rader
  • Rader, Kenny E 1858-1916
  • Rader, Elizabeth S., 1864-1906; Wife of K. E. Rader
  • Reynolds, Mary, Aug. 5, 1819 - Feb. 25, 1905; d/o Adam Aultz; M. James M. Reynolds, Sept. 5, 1870
  • Skinner, Jonathan, Jan. 4, 1877-1892; s/o T. J. &N. J. Skinner
  • Scyoc, Henry Harrison, May 14, 1875-June 20, 1901; s/o Isaac & Samantha (Hinzman) Scyoc
  • Stanley, Thomas M., 1870-1932
  • Stanley, Rosa, 1867-1946; wife of Thomas M. Stanley
  • Stanley, Viola, D. July 18, 1912; aged 8 Y 11 M 5 D; d/o Thomas M. Stanley
  • Wolf, Charles P., 1845-1906
  • Wolfe. Savillar J., 1846-Nov. 26, 1890, aged 44 Y 9 M 24 D





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