Kirby-Connelly (also Conley) Cemetery

Readings by Ethel Briggs; submitted by Phyllis Slater.

Located near Kausooth on Fish Creek. This cemetery is a rather large one, well kept. Many sunken graves without markers and others with only a rock to mark the graves, without names or dates.

ALLMAN, E - 3 Nov 1846 - 18 Feb 1912
ALLMAN, M J - 24 Nov 1860 - 25 Mar 1927
BROWN, Alma G - 22 Apr 1895 - 2 Dec 1897
BROWN, William H - 6 Sept 1857 - 29 July 1899
CONNELLY, Louisa - 1843 - 1937
COVALT, Jonathan - 16 June 1859 - 23 yrs
COVALT, Robert - 25 Nov 1862 - 53 yrs
COVALT, Sarah - w/o Robert - 23 Mar 1881 - 75 yrs
COVALT, Mary - 1 May 1853 - 18yrs
COVALT, James - s/o R & S - 4 Mar 1853 - 11 yrs
COVALT, Albert - s/o R & S - 3 Nov 1853 - 3 yrs
COVALT, Hannah - ------ - Dec 1879
COVALT, William - 4 May 1901 - 20/0/19
CRICKBAUM, Andrew S - 27 Sept 1895 - 43/11/22
CRICKBAUM, Rebecca - 13 May 1901 - 56/8/18
CRICKBAUM, - Edward D - Do I 5th WVa Inf - Civil War
KERBY, George M - ---- - 28 Mar 1888
KERBY, Charles E - 11 Aug 1861 - 2 Apr 1897
KIRBY, Peter F - 1827 - 1925
KIRBY, Hanna G - w/o Peter F - 1830 - 1904
KIRBY, Rachel S - w/o W J - 31 Mar 1868 - 28 Jan 1896
KIRBY, Hester A - 21 Nov 1858 - 2/9/11
--Two children's graves marked with foot stones initials and one date- I & R S - b&d 28 Jan 1896
MACKEY, Ida V - 1865 - 1942
--Two graves beside Ida's with initials G M K & C E K - no dates
RIGGS, Abbie E - 1871 - 1963
RIGGS, Harry H - 1878 - 1954
RIGGS, Jacob B - 1845 - 1895
RIGGS, Mary Jane w/o Jacob B - 1851 - 1918
RIGGS, Ella D - 1884 - 1977
RIGGS, Samuel Isaac - Dec 1926 - 25 Nov 1972 - WVa 3rd U S Navy WWII Korea
SCHLOBOHN, Della M - 1862 - 1933


ADDITIONAL INFORMATION ABOUT THIS CEMETERY

The staff at the City-County Public Library in Marshall County sent handwritten pages of information about this cemetery in April 2009. Apparently, these pages were written by ANNA BRINKMEIER and donated to the library. The pages have been transcribed for presentation here. Please send corrections and additions. -- Linda Fluharty

Start in Cameron, WV. Go s. on Rt. 250. Take a rt. onto Reed Ridge Rd. (Rt. 96) & Fish Creek Rd. (Rt. 94). You'll see Big Run Church & cemetery on Rt. 250 on the left there. Go 4.4 miles on Reed Ridge Rd. You will have come downhill to Fish Creek at this point. At the sign, turn left and go over the Low Water Bridge. You see a few houses on the left. Drive around the sharp bend to the left. See a pond on the rt. Soon after that, bear left and go up the hill. Go a short distance; the cemetery is on the left. The unmarked very short "entrance" has heavy wires across it. -- Anna Brinkmeier.

THE CONLEY CEMETERY
Marshall County, WV
(This is the correct spelling of the name according to a man in his late 70s who lives nearby.)

Kenneth L. Riggs - 1944 - 1996 - Anderson Funeral Home Marker

Casper Krawczak - 1900 - 1993 - Anderson Funeral Home Marker

Lawrence Allman - 1925 - 1984

2 wooden stakes with flowers near them. No names. [As written by Anna Brinkmeier.]

Ella D. Riggs - 1884 - 1977 - Sister

Samuel Isaac Riggs - Dec 19, 1926 - Nov 25, 1972 - West Virginia Momm 3 US Navy WWII Korea

Robert Eugene Riggs - 1920 - 1982 - Anderson Funeral Home Marker

Anna Isabella Riggs - 1923 - 1990 - Anderson Funeral Home Marker

Charles Wm. Riggs - 1944 - 1944 - Anderson Funeral Home Marker

Roger E. Riggs - Jan 24, 1942 - Feb 4, 1995 - SP5 US Army Vietnam

Anna Mae Riggs - 1988 - 1988 - Anderson Funeral Home Marker

Edward A. Workman - Feb 3, 1912 - Feb 4, 1981 - S1 US Navy WWII - Non-military stone says "Husband & Father"

Peter F. Kirby - 1827 - 1925
Hannah Kirby - On stone with Peter: "And Hannah his wife 1830 - 1904"

Ida V. Mackey - 1865 - 1942

Near a footstone that says "G. E. K." is the footstone "G. M. K." that goes with the headstone that says: "George M. Kerby born June 13, 1863 - died Mar 28, 1888 - I shall know the loved who have gone before and joyfully sweet will the meeting be, when over the river, the peaceful river, the Angel of death shall carry me."

Little stone says "Alma"

William H. Brown - Sept 6, 1857 - July 29, 1899 - "He asked for life but God gave him life eternal."

Abbie E. Riggs - 1871 - 1963 - On stone with Harry H.
Harry H. Riggs - 1878 - 1954

Louisa A. Connelly - 1843 - 1937
Della M. Schlobohm - 1862 - 1933 - Side by side with Louisa's stone of the same kind with the same decorations

Albert Covalt - son of R & S Covalt died Nov 30, 1853 aged 3 mos - Lie still sweet babe and take thy rest For such as thee the Saviour bles - PHOTO.
James Covalt - son of R & S Covalt died March 4, 1853? aged 11 yrs. (There's a worn inscription that possibly could be deciphered with a rubbing.)
There's a base with no headstone on it next to these 2.

Hester A. Kerbey died Nov 21, 1858 aged 2(?) yrs, 9 mos & 11 ds - (Stone is very moldy; could be legible if cleaned, possibly)

Mary Covalt died May 1 s l (1st?) 1853 aged 18 years (has a very worn epitaph - lying face up)

William Covalt (probably) died Nov 1st? 1852 (probably) aged 20 yrs 19 ds (epitaph almost worn away and is partially underground. Lying face up)

Jonathan Covalt died June 16, 1855 (? See photo) In his 23d yr. A lovely boy lies sleeping here - Was much beloved by parents dear; For were his day and short his presence; Heaven? ---- his dwelling place. - - PHOTO.

Robert Covalt died Nov 25th 1862 aged 53 years - My dearest friend, O! do not weep - I am not dead, but here to sleep; And here my body must remain, Till called by Christ to rise again. - PHOTO.
Sarah Covalt - SARAH (Holy Bible) wife of Robert Covalt died March 23d 1881, in the 72d year of her age. Blessed are the dead which die in the Lord from henceforth - Yea saith the Spirit that they may rest from their labours, and their works do follow them. - PHOTO.

Infant Hoffman - "Our Darling infant of M and H Hoffman - died Aug 18 1909"

Edward D. Crickbaum (probably) - Co. I 5th W. Va. Inf. [Note: He was in Co. I of the 15th W. Va. Infantry. - LCF]

Andrew S. Crickbaum died Sept 27, 1895 aged 43 yrs 11 ms 22 ds - He's gone to world's above, Where saints and angels meet - To realize our Saviour's love - And worship at his feet. - PHOTO.

A big footstone marked "R. C." is leaning against a mostly sunken headstone, against the base.

Saw 4 other field stone markers with no markings.

Jacob B. Riggs - 1845 - 1895 - Stone is lying face up near its base
Mary Jane Riggs - On stone with Jacob B. "Mary Jane his wife 1851 - 1918"

Saw 7 (or 8) graveshaped depressions; only 2 had unmarked fieldstone markers.

E. Allman - Nov 3, 1846 - Feb 18, 1912 - At the far end from the entrance.
M. J. Allman - Nov 24, 1860 - Mar 25, 1927 - - At the far end from the entrance.

Rachel S. Kerby - "Rachel S. wife of W. I. Kerby born Mar 31, 1868 died Jan 28, 1896 - Two children of W. I. & R. S. Kerby born & amp; died Jan 28, 1896 - Them also which sleep in Jesus will God bring with him." - PHOTO.


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