Location: In Sherman, WV. which is roughly 2.5 miles north of Ravenswood. Traveling north from Ravenswood, turn right on CR8 immediately after crossing Little Sandy Creek. There is a church on the left side of the road, then a couple of houses with a road between them. The house pictured above was built by Isaac Sherman, and the cemetery is on the hill behind it. Two of Isaac's daughters married Rector boys and they are all buried here. The balloons in the picture of the cemetery above mark Levin and Steptoe Rector's graves. The one of small pictures shows the approximate location of the graves to each other.
The cemetery is not maintained at all. When we were there in the spring, we were advised to wait until it was cooler to try to get up there because of the possibility of snakes and because there was so much growth, and the hill has slipped. It was read and pictures taken in March 2001, by Marvin and Margie Robie, and Ed Rauh.
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Charles Rector Born Apr 24, 1778 Died June 29, 1859
Sallie Ruth wife of C. Rector Born Mch 4, 1786 Died Feb 4, 1864
L.L. Rector Born Oct 20, 1814 Died Jan 20, 1902 Aged 87 yr 3 Mo
Sarah B. Wife of L.L. Rector Aug 25, 1831 - Aug 21, 1910
Sleep on dear Heart and take thy rest God called you home He loved you best.
The pains of death are past Labor and sorrow cease
and life long wars are closed at last his soul is found in peace.
Mary L. Rector 1852-1927 Wife of R.W. Cooper
Our Dear Daughters
Tudie E. Rector Died Apr 1, 1894 Aged 34yrs 8m [Gertrude]
Hallie Rector Died Aug 5, 1894 Aged 40yrs 5m 10d [Harriet]
[Daughters of Levin and Sarah Rector]
Rector, Stephen Steptoe son of Charles and Sallie born 3 Sept 1816 died 4 Jan 1890.
Elizabeth [This stone is next to that of Steptoe Rector so we assume it is his wife's, Elizabeth Sherman Rector, born 8 Sept 1833, Jackson Co, VA, died July 1914. She was sister of Sarah, wife of Steptoe's brother Levin]
Sheets. E.C. Rector Dau S. & E. Rector Born Sept 9, 1861 Died Feb 11, 1893 [Elizabeth C]
Rector, R.S. Son S. & E. Rector Born Sept 4, 1869 Died Mar 9, 1898 [Reuben]
Dona [Dona Edith Rector Sheets, daughter of Steptoe and Elizabeth]
This stone seems to be so worn that it can't be read. We know the following Coopers are buried here, because the stones were read in 1982 and this cemetery is included in "Grant District Cemeteries" by Carolyn Thomas Miihlbach.
Cooper, Annie M. wife of L.V Cooper Died Mar 31, 1889 aged 37y7m30d [Daughter of Steptoe & Elizabeth Rector]
Cooper, John L. Died Nov 10, 1800 Aged 2y2m1d [Son of L.V. & Ann Cooper]
Cooper, Otta Died June 26, 1882 Aged 3m 9d [Daughter of L.V. & Ann Cooper]
Reuben Cooper (died early 1900's) [Husband of Mary L Rector]
M.V.B. Cline Daughter of T.P. & M.J. Cline Born Aug 18, 1870 Died June 22, 1884