Boggs Run Cemetery

BOGGS RUN

Cemetery formerly located in area shown in upper center.
From The Intelligencer
(Photo by Calhoun)

From Tri-County Researcher, 1986, by Mrs. Ethel Briggs.

"We have had inquiries regarding the Old Boggs Run cemetery. Ada and I have spent considerable time driving up and down Boggs Run road and asking questions of residents but found no cemetery and no information until a friend we ask about it knew about this one. We don't know if this is the one referrred to or not but the cemetery was located at the top of this photo where the heavy equipment is working. At the present time the new four-lane highway cuts straight across from the bottom of this photo to the middle upper part of it. It crosses this area via a bridge and Boggs Run road goes under it east-west. We are told the cemetery was very small and at the time of this construction only one grave was marked. That of JOHN LEECH, CO F 50th. Inf. This was a Civil War marker with no dates.The State Highway department in Moundsville told our friend that in February 1966 they hired Walter K. Brown of Sistersville, a mortician, to relocate the graves. Remains of twelve were found and removed---and the marker for LEECH/LEACH, to other cemeteries. Leech was moved to the soldiers section of Riverview cemetery, Moundsville and the others to a Pauper cemetery on the old Marshall Co. Poor Farm..This move was done in September, 1967. No records have been found of other graves being moved but it is believed many more were removed several years prior to this, to other cemeteries. This turns out to be one of those mysteries we run across all too often in research."

[Using information in old Wheeling newspapers, this list was edited and added to by Linda Cunningham Fluharty.]

Article, Wheeling Daily Intelligencer, Dec 8, 1880: THE BOGGS RUN CEMETERY just below the limits of Wheeling, in Marshall County, on the hill-side above the mouth of Boggs Run, is a very old cemetery, one of the oldest in this neighborhood. It is not very large, and was used by the early settlers of this section as a place of interment. Our reporter was most assiduous in his efforts to ascertain something of the early history and incidents of this cemetery, but could glean nothing beyond what we have given above." [LCF]


BARON, George - July 13, 1889 - 3 yr s/o James & Maggie
BARON, Abram - Jun 21, 1889 - 2 - s/o Abram & Margaret
BENEK, Marie - Oct 2, 1894 - 1 yr d/o Karl & Fran
BENEK, Harvey ?? - Jul, 27, 1892 - 4 mo
BENEK, Frendnif ?? - Feb 3, 1889 - 8 yr - p/ Karl & Joh- Beckman
BENEK, Clara - Sept 6, 1892 - 3 yr
BRANNON, Frank - May 21, 1890 - 1 yr s/o Jos & Margaret
BROSCHI ?, Frind ?? - Jan 26, 1892 - 1 yr p/ Ed & Marie Holdebranct
BURKET, Clinton - Nov 1, 1887 - 1 yr
CHAPTUON ?, Infant male - Oct 14, 1894
CLINE, Monnia ?? - July 29, 1887 - 38 yr
COTTRELL, George - Apr 28, 1888 - 28 yr - p/ John & Matilda
CROSBY, Edan - Mar 28, 1883 - 20 mo
FERCISON, William Thomas - Oct 15, 1887 - 7 mo
FERGUSON, Charles - Jan 22, 1891 - 1 yr
FERGUSON, Benjamin - Oct 23, 1890 - 1 yr
FOUNDRY, Charles - May 14, 1894 - 50 yr
GLEN, George - Jun 30, 1892 - 2 yr
HORSTMAN, Elise - Jan 21, 1890 - Nov 9, 1875
HUGHES, Harriet - Sept 13, 1888 - 35 yr - p/ Henry & Hannah Roberts
JEFFERSON, James - Jun 21, 18?? infant - s/o James & Emma
JEFFERSON, Fred - Oct 21, 1895 - 5 mo - s/o James
KOCH, Dores (Gunlock) - Mar 11, 1884 - Jan 15, 1849
LEACH, John - 50th Ohio Inf - (Civil War)
LYNCH, Infant - May 22, 1900 - p/ James?? & Jesse
LYNCH, Ella May - Oct 19, 1926 - p/ John
MANNING, Emma - Jun---1893 - 28
REINEKE, Infant - Jan 2, 1897 - p/ Frederick & Cora
REINHARDT, Martha - Dec 5, 1885 - Dec 17, 1815 ??
RIES, Robert (Bonner) - Aug 1, 1883 - Aug 11, 1868 - p/John E & Mary A(Bonner)
SCHALL, Barbart - Feb 13, 1885 - 46 yr (moved to Mt Zion)
SCHOTT, Henry - Jul 23, 1890 - 54 yr (moved to Mt Zion)
SCHREBE, Carl (aka Charles) - Apr 13, 1896 - 48 yr (w/ Ana) - Article, Wheeling Daily Intelligencer, Apr 14, 1896: "SCHREBE- On Monday, April 13, 1896, at 4 o'clock p.m. CHARLES SCHREBE, in his 49th year. Funeral from his late residence on Forty-seventh street, on Wednesday afternoon at 3 o'clock, Friends of the family are respectfully invited to attend, Interment at Boggs Run cemetery." [LCF]
SMITH, George - Nov 25, 1887 - 60 yr
TAYLOR, Infant - Mar 13, 1898 - p/ William & Sessie
VANDREN, Carl - May 14, 1894 - 91 yr
WEISS, Calvin - Jul 31, 1884 - Apr ? 22, 1882 - p/ Frederick

BURIALS FROM OTHER SOURCES (Compiled by Linda Cunningham Fluharty):

BURKET, Hiram - died of heart disease Nov 1887, per Wheeling Register, Nov 6, 1887

NIEDEMEIER, Infant Daughter of William and Katherine M. - died July 6, 1896 - 11 months - (Wheeling Register, July 9, 1896)

RUSSEL, Mrs. J. W. - died Nov 1890, per Wheeling Register, Nov 11, 1890)

SIBLEY, William - Article in Wheeling Daily Intelligencer, Jan 18, 1898: "The funeral of William Sibley, who died suddenly of heart failure, Saturday night, will occur at 2 o'clock this afternoon, from the home of ex-Mayor Joseph Mahood, on Water street. The interment will be at Boggs Run cemetery. The deceased was seventy-three years of age, and came here from Penobscott county, Maine. He was a Union veteran and lived in Benwood since the war. He was the step-father of Mrs. Joseph Mahood and Mr. William Hall."

SIBLEY, Mrs. Mark - Article in Wheeling Register, Feb 28, 1891: "Mayor Joseph Mahood has had the remains of his wife's mother, Mrs. Mark Sibley, removed to a new grave at the Boggs Run Cemetery on account of a landslide."

SNOOR, Infant - L. H. Snoor buried an infant child on Friday in Boggs' Cemetery - (Wheeling Register, Mar 14, 1886)

STEEN, William E. - d. Jan 16, 1889 - age 52 - (Wheeling Register, Jan 18, 1889)

STORM, Infant Child of Herbert Storm - died Jan 1897 - (Wheeling Register, Jan 24, 1897)

WHITEMAN, George - Buried Aug 19, 1891 (Wheeling Register, Aug 20, 1891 - Name was written as William, but should read GEORGE. Article) [Info from Bill Wnek: Margaret J (Hill) Whiteman and William Whiteman had a son named George Whiteman who died on Aug. 16, 1891 and was buried in Boggs Run Cemetery. I have a copy of his obituary. Upon Margaret J (Hill) Whiteman's death she was buried in Greenwood Cemetery in Wheeling on Feb 19, 1917. On June 2, 1917 William Whiteman and George Whiteman's bodies were exhumed and reburied beside her in Greenwood. I would just assume that William and his son George were together at the Boggs Run Cemetery."

WHITEMAN, William A. - 1833 - Sept 22, 1899 -- William Whiteman, a Civil War soldier in Company "H" 15th W. Va. Infantry, was born in Norristown, Pa. to Rees & Ann Whiteman, according to William's marriage record. William died Sept 22, 1899. His original burial place is not stated in his death notice: Wheeling Daily Intelligencer, Sept 23, 1899 - WHITEMAN - "At his home, in North Benwood, on Friday, September 22, 1899, in the 67th year of his age. Funeral from his late residence, No. 203 Marshall street, Benwood, on Sunday at 2 p.m. Friends of the family respectfully invited to attend." - However, his burial place is stated in United States Records of Headstones of Deceased Union Veterans, 1879-1903. He was the husband of Margaret J. Hill (daughter of Thomas Hill).

UNKNOWN CHILD - "A little child of a lady visiting Mrs. McKalyer, died Wednesday of scarlet fever, and was interred at Boggs Run cemetery, yesterday. This case of scarlet fever was pronounced a very malignant one." - (Wheeling Register, 2 Nov 1883)


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