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THE PHOTOS ABOVE WERE PROVIDED BY RANDY WHITLATCH.


This McCreary Cemetery information was submitted by the late Sylvia Sligar on behalf of the McCreary Cemetery Preservation Foundation.

McCreary Cemetery is located eight miles out of Moundsville on U.S. 250 South at Limestone. At a sign there indicating Palace Road, turn left and follow Palace Road (Formerly McCreary Ridge) past the Palace of Gold one-half mile to the fork in the road. Directly in front of you will be McCreary Cemetery.

NOTE - January 19, 2015: Gerald Plants was the force behind the project to preserve the McCreary Cemetery. He died January 8, 2015. - May he rest in peace.

Gerald "Jerry" Plants, 80, of Benwood died Thursday, January 8, 2015 at Cameron Nursing Nursing Home. - He was born January 2, 1935, in Marshall County son of the late Walter and Olive McWhorter Plants. - Jerry was a retired inspector from the WVDOH, former employee at the Olin Chemical Company formerly Allied Chemical Co., a former employee of Wheeling Tile Co. until the plant closed, founder, president and chairman of the McCreary Cemetery Preservation Association, member and past president of the Marshall County Historical Society, member of the Genealogical Society of Southwestern PA, member of Simpson United Methodist Church, Moundsville and a U.S. Army veteran stationed in Germany. - In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Barbara Shaw Plants. - Survivors include two daughters: Debby (Randy) Whitlatch of Moundsville and Brenda (Clay) Harris of Woodsfield, OH; two grandchildren: Tiffany Danhart of Martins Ferry and Kelsey Whitlatch of Moundsville; two brothers: Ronnie (Carolie) Plants of Wheeling and Jim (Sharon) Plants of Warwood; several nieces and nephews, and his devoted cat: Gretchen. - The family will receive friends on Saturday from 2-4 & 6-8 p.m. at the Grisell Funeral Home & Crematory, 1 Ridgecrest Road, Wheeling/Bethlehem, where funeral services will be held on Sunday at 1 p.m. with Mike Eskridge officiating. - Interment in Limestone Cemetery, Moundsville where the Honor Guard will conduct Military Graveside Services. - Memorial Contributions may be made to the McCreary Cemetery Preservation Foundation, c/o 30 Virginia Oaks Dr., Moundsville, WV 26041.

Photos of markers, submitted by Carol Hassig:
Captain John Wetzel
Mary Bonnett Wetzel, w/o Capt. John
Martin & Mary Ann (Coffelt) Wetzel
Lewis Wetzel


Photos of this cemetery are found on Flicker, courtesy of Willy Nelson.
McCREARY CEMETERY

Information in ( ) is additional information added from the research of various McCreary Cemetery Preservation Foundation members.

Infant - 17 Oct 1816 - s/o L S
Caldwell, Alexander - 1 Mar 1832 - 28 Jul 190- (h/o Amanda Price - s/o Ezekiah & Margaret)
Caldwell, Alexander - (4 Aug) 1798 - 25 Jun 1889 - (h/o Rhuie Wetzel - s/o John & Mary Boggs)
Caldwell, Alfred 1838 - 22 Nov 1863 (? s/o Ezekiah & Margaret)
Caldwell, Amanda (Price) - 5 Aug 1823 - 5 Feb 1901 - w/o Alex - (s/o Ezekiah Price & Margaret)
Caldwell, Eli - (26 Dec 1854) - 11 Oct 1855 - s/o O(liver) & M(ary) A(nn Shook)
Caldwell, Elmer D. - (11 Mar 1855) - 12 Nov 1862 - s/o O(liver) & M(ary) A(nn Shook)
Caldwell, Florence V. - 4 Nov 1849 - 5 Nov 1898 - (d/o Alexander & Amanda Price)
Caldwell, Infant daughter - 27 Oct 1865 - 27 Oct - d/o O(liver) & M(ary) A(nn Shook)
Caldwell, John - 4 Apr 1833 - 13 Feb 1911 - (h/o Sidney)
Caldwell, Josephine R. - 27 Nov 1851 - 16 Jan 1886 - d/o O(liver) & M(ary) A(nn Shook)
Caldwell, Mary (A.) - 27 Dec 1863 - 9 Apr 1885 - d/o O(liver) & M(ary) A(nn Shook)
Caldwell, Rebecca (A.) - (18 Feb 1859) - 29 Mar 1879 - d/o O(liver) & M(ary) A(nn Shook)
Caldwell, Ruhie (Ruhama Wetzel) - (1793) - 25 Feb 1865 - (w/o Alexander - d/o Martin Wetzel & Mary Coffeld)
Caldwell, Sidney (J. McCreary) - 2 Jul 1839 - 29 May 1901 - w/o John (d/o Thomas McCreary & Elizabeth Briggs)
Caldwell, Sylvia - 17 Jun 1896 - age 7
Caldwell, Thomas Ellsworth - (1863) - 18 May 1864 - age 10 mos - (s/o John & Sidney J. McCreary)
Coffield, Jacob - (24 May 1814) - 11 Aug 1881 - s/o J. & J(ane) - (h/o Sarah J. Hicks) - PHOTO - (Steve Bowers)
Coffield, Maggie - (6 Jul 1867)- 17 Jul 1867 - 11 days - PHOTO -(Steve Bowers)
Coffield, Margaret (Belinda Carney) - 21 Jul 1831 - 21 Oct 1902 - (w/o Wm Coffield) - PHOTO -(Steve Bowers)
Coffield, Phebe - (15 Dec) 1874/75 - 27 Apr 1880 - d/o J(acob Jr) & (Sarah) J. (Hicks) - PHOTO -(Steve Bowers)
Coffield, Robert - (17 Dec 1860) - 28 Mar 1878 - PHOTO -(Steve Bowers)
Coffield, Sarah Jane - (27 Apr 1810) - 31 Aug 1840 - d/o J. (& Jane)
Coffield, Sarah Jane - 31 Mar 1860 - 3 Aug 1890 - d/o J(acob) Jr & Sarah Jane Hicks - PHOTO -(Steve Bowers)
Coffield, William - 15 Feb 1853 - Jul 1919 - (h/o Susan Martin) - PHOTO -(Steve Bowers)
Coffield, Susan [Susanna] (Martin) - (7 Nov 1857) [new stone says 1853] - (13 Sep) 1945 - (w/o William Coffield)
Coffield, Clarence A. - 1921 - 2008 - Grandson of William & Susan(na)
Coffield, Ralph V. - 1923 - 2004 - Grandson of William & Susan(na)
Coffield, William - 26 Nov 1821 - 18 Sep 1902 - (h/o Margaret B. Carney) - PHOTO -(Steve Bowers)
Coffielt, Mary (J.) - 27 Mar 1842 - 28 Nov 1851 - d/o G(eorge) & I(sabella) - PHOTO -(Steve Bowers)
Dowler, John (H.) - (24 Jun 1842) - 22 Jul 1899 - Co D Reg WV Inf 17 Mar 1864 to 22 Jul 1865 (Civil War) - (h/o Nancy Jane Caldwell)
Dowler, Nancy (Jane Caldwell) - 6 Apr 1847 - 20 Apr 1919? - age 34 1880 census (w/o John H. - d/o John Caldwell & Jane Poole)
Dowler, Thomas B. - (17 Apr 1884) - 14 Jun 1884 - (s/o John H. & Nancy Jane Caldwell)
Ewing, Alsena Irene Orange - (15 Feb 1908)
Ewing, Henry (Marshall) - (4 Apr) 1849 - (18 Apr) 1934 - (s/o John & Jane Caldwell)
Ewing, Jane (Caldwell) - 1814 (25 Feb) - 1900 - (w/o John Ewing - d/o Alexander & Rhuie Wetzel)
Fauber, George - 21 Feb 1907
Gaddel, C(harles) H. - (9 Apr) 1844 [stone says 1849] - ( Mar) 1938
Givens, Elizabeth S. - 1884 - 1970
Givens, James H(erbert) - 1907 - (23 Feb) 1970
Givens Melvin J. - (23 Jun) 1914 - (13 Nov) 1931
Glendenning, (Andrew) Andy C. - 18 Aug 1854 - 16 May 1933 - (h/o Lydia Galloway)
Glendenning, John - (12 Jan 1877) - (15 Jan 1887) - (s/o Andrew C. & Lydia Galloway)
Glendenning, (Lydia) Liddie (Gallaway) - 25 Aug 1861 - 9 Jun 1949 - (w/o Andrew C. d/o Nicholas Galloway & Mary Staley)
Gosney, Edward - 1830 - 5 Sep 1848 - s/o W. E.
Gosney, Isabella (McCreary) - 1804 - 18 Nov 1844 - w/o William - d/o James McCreary & Sarah Wetzel)
Gosney, Nancy - (1833) - 1 Dec 1838 - s/o W(illiam) & I(sabella) McCreary
Gosney, Pollard - (1830) - 5 Sep 1848 - d/o W(illiam) & I(sabella) McCreary
Gosney, Rebecca - 1800 - 20 Jul 1848 - w/o John T.
Hartley, Elizabeth - 7 Dec 1884 - 7 Sep 1970
Huggins, D(aniel) Hayes - 18 Nov 1876 - 26 Sep 1928 - (2nd h/o Pearl Jane Berry - s/o Eli Benson & Melvina Magers)
Huggins, Della - (1881) - (12 Jun 1911) - (w/o Harry Huggins more likely 1st w/o Daniel Hayes Huggins)
Huggins, Eli (Benson) - 8 Oct 1846 - 20 Dec 1940 - Co H 17 WV Inf Civil War - (h/o Melvina Magers, s/o Alexander & Margaret Gosney)
Huggins, Melvina (Magers) - 8 Jan 1847 - 19 Sep 1906 - w/o Eli (Benson - d/o Daniel Magers & Martha)
Huggins, Harry - 27 Jul 1914 - (4 Sep) 1990
Huggins, Harry - 30 Mar 1879 - 11 Jul 1910 (1st h/o Pearl Jane Berry - s/o Eli Benson & Melvina Magers )
Huggins, Leroy "Ike" - 1904 - 1989
Huggins, Pearl Jane (Berry) - 5 Nov 1885 - 11 May 1963 - (w/o #1 Harry #2 Daniel Hayes Huggins - d/o Wilmer Berry & Anna Null)
Lowery, David - (24 Jul 1801)- 29 Aug 1829 (1st husband of Nancy McCreary)
Martin, Martha (Ellen) - (7 Jun 1845)- 16 Sep 1878 - w/o S. D. Martin -(d/o Samuel McCreary & Emily Buchanan)
McJ. - 11 Jan 18xx
McCreary, Thomas - Died 1802 - Original owner of land - PHOTO -(Steve Bowers)
McCreary, (H?)ester Margaret - 1841 - 10 Jul 1857 - d/o S(amuel) & M.
McCreary, Annie (L.) - 20 Oct 1881 - 28 Dec 1884 - d/o T(homas) & J (P. Jane Luke)
McCreary, Eli - (8 Jan 1855) - 11 Oct 1855 - s/o E. & O.
McCreary, Elizabeth (Briggs) - 6 Sep 1851 - age 38(1st) - w/o Thomas - (d/o Isaac Sr & Mary Murphy)
McCreary, Elmer - (25 Aug 1874) - 14 Feb 1875 - s/o T(homas) & J (P. Jane Luke)
McCreary, Emily (Buchanan) - (8 Nov 1810) - 20 Apr 1851 - Consort of Samuel
McCreary, Emma Jane - (4 Mar 1885) - (16 Sep 1886) - (d/o John Glenn McCreary & Sarah Jane Daughtery)
McCreary, George H. - 21 Feb 1837 - infant
McCreary, Hannah (Jones) - 10 Aug 1809 - 27 Sep 1896 (2nd w/o Thomas, d/o Thomas & Keziah Cole)
McCreary, Infant (May 1834) - 10 Sep 1834 - s/o T(homas) & E(lizabeth Briggs)
McCreary, Infant - (17 Oct 1816)
McCreary, Isaac - (14 Dec 1836) - 28 Dec 1872 - (s/o Thomas & Elizabeth Briggs - m Sophia Campbell)
McCreary, James - 1775 - 17 Mar 1817 (h/o Sarah Wetzel - s/o Thomas & Margaret)
McCreary, James - (16 Jun 1837) - 19 Aug 1851 - (s/o Thomas & Elizabeth Briggs)
McCreary, Jane (P. Luke) - (15 Jan) 1847 - (23 May) 1916 - w/o John ? mistake (Thomas )
McCreary, John - (20 Jan 1848) - (30 Aug) 1851 - (s/o Thomas & Elizabeth Briggs)
McCreary, John - (1797) - 20 Sep 1864
McCreary, John T(homas) - 1797 - (29 Sep) 1864 - (s/o Wm & Margaret Glenn)
McCreary, Margaret - (Glenn)(1766) - 6 Jan 1847 - w/o William
McCreary, Rebecca (Buchanan) - (9 Feb) 1800 - (20 Jul) 1848 - w/o John T(homas)
McCreary, Riley - (abt 1870) - 19 Apr 1947 - (s/o Thomas R. McCreary & Elizabeth Robinson)
McCreary, Samuel - (4 Aug 1804) - (14 Mar 1879) - (h/o Emily Buchanan, - s/o Wm McCreary & Margaret Glenn)
McCreary, Sarah (Wetzel) - 1783 - 30 Nov 1848 - w/o of James (d/o Martin & Mary Coffeld)
McCreary, Silas M. - 10 Feb 1884 - 18 Feb 1887 - s/o T(homas) & J (P. Jane Luke)
McCreary, Thomas - 6 Jan 1806 - 3 Mar 1890 - (h/o Elizabeth Briggs & Hannah Jones - s/o James & Sarah Wetzel)
McCreary, Thomas - (18 Feb) 1846 - (30 Jul) 1905 - (s/o Thomas & Elizabeth Briggs - m P. Jane Luke )
McCreary, William - (1769)2 Jun - 1854 - (McCrerey) - (h/o Margaret Glenn)
McMillan, Joseph
McMillan, T(homas) E. - 1873 - (16 Mar 1928)
Plants, Lewis (E.) - (14 Dec) 1891 - 1 Mar 1899 - s/o S(olomon) E(llsworth Plants) & C(ora) M(ay Dowler)
Plants, Louella E. - 14 Dec 1889 - Dec 1899 - d/o (Solomon) E(llsworth) & C(ora May Dowler) Plants
Plants, Maggie E. - 2 Mar 1900 - 7 Feb 1901 - d/o (Solomon) E(llsworth) & C(ora May Dowler) Plants
Pollard- - 1829 - 5 Sep 1848 (?) - s/o W. & L.
Shepherd, Andy - 1855
Shepherd, Mary (Haines) - died 1 Dec 1855 - (w/o Nathan)
Shepherd, Nathan - 1755 - 12 Nov 1849 - (h/o of Mary)
Shook, Infant - 24 Mar 1911 - 22 Apr 1911 - (d/o Henry Shook & Martha Virginia Huggins)
Snider, Infant - 6 Dec 1836 - s/o M. & C.
Snider, James R. - (28 May 1834) - 22 Jun 1838 - s/o M. & C.
Weddle - - 12 Jan 1861
Weddle, Gertrude B. - (1 Jan 1864) - 23 Aug 1882 - d/o W(m) B. & S(arah Caldwell)
Weddle, Sarah (Caldwell) - 12 Jul 1838 - 9 Jun 1888 - w/o W(m). B. - (d/o Alexander Caldwell & Rhuie Wetzel)
Weddle, W(illiam) B. - 24 Feb 1833 - 12 Jan 1864 - (h/o Sarah Caldwell)
Wetzel, Catherine - 1789 - Died young - (d/o Martin Wetzel & Mary Ann Coffelt)
Wetzel, (Capt John) - 1729 [1733] - Jun 1786 - Monument - (h/o Mary Bonnett) - PHOTO - PHOTO 2 -(Steve Bowers)
Wetzel, (Mary Bonnett) - 1735 - 1805 - w/o Capt John - d/o Jacque & Anna Dreseaux - PHOTO - (Steve Bowers)
Wetzel, Barbary - (16 Feb 1792) - 31 Dec 1863
Wetzel, Elizabeth - (? Sep 1829)
Wetzel, John Jr - (1770) - (May 1817)
Wetzel, Lewis - (Aug 1763) - 1808 - Pvt VA Rangers Rev War - (s/o John & Mary Bonnett) - PHOTO -(Steve Bowers)
Wetzel, Martin - (1757) - (Oct) 1829 - Pvt VA Troops Rev War - (s/o John & Mary Bonnett) - PHOTO - PHOTO 2 - (Steve Bowers)
Wetzel, Mary (Coffeld/Coffelt) - 1847 - w/o Martin - d/o George & Clara Wolfe)
White, Elizabeth - (20 Dec) 1793 - (30 Sep) 1850


NOTE: Elizabeth S. Givens and the Elizabeth Hartley are the same person. Givens is from first marriage and Hartley is from her second marriage. Also the Pollard that is listed is actually the Pollard Gosney who is mentioned earlier.(Submitted by Joe Frey)


Copy of the Original Deed for McCreary Cemetery

Submitted by Joseph Frey.

This indenture made this 14th day of October Eighteen Hundred and Fifty two, between me, Thomas McCreary, of the County of Marshall and State of Virginia of the one part, and Alexander Caldwell, Thomas Coffelt, and John T. McCreary (as Trustees) of the other part, and these successers forever as a place of deposit for the dead, Witnessth, that the said Thomas McCreary for any consideration of Five Dollars to him in hand paid the receipt whereof doth hereby acknowledges both bargains and sold and by these presents doth confirm and convey to the said second, a certain lot of ground lying and being in Marshall County and State of Virginia on Big Wheeling Creek containing one acre and bordered as follows,Begin-ning at a stake in William McCreary line and with said line, South 19 1/4 West8 1/2 poles to a stone in the road thence North 73 1/2 West 14 poles to a white oak stump, thence North 19 1/4 East 12 poles to a stone, thence South 73 1/2 East 11 poles to the beginnings, which lot of land with the appurtances thereto belonging or in anywise apportaining to the said trustees and and their successors the said Thomas McCreary, his heirs and assigns doth convenant to and with the said trustees that the said with the appurtances thereto belonging and from his heirs and assigns any other person or persons whatever claiming or hereafter to claim right-title or claim thereto will warrant and forever defend . In testimony whereof the said Thomas McCreary has subscribed his name and affixed his seal the day and year above written.

Thomas McCreary

Virginia Clerks Office, Marshall County Court, June the 24th 1853

This deed from Thomas McCreary to Alexander Caldwell, Thomas Coffelt and John T. McCreary (trustees) and their successors was this day received in my office for record and being duly acknowledged before me by the said Thomas McCreary, the said deed is thereupon admitted.

Jackman Cooper, Clerk

This a copy of the original deed for the McCreary Cemetery, filed by Thomas McCreary in Marshall County Court House, June 24, 1853, Deed Book 8, Pages 470-471.


Linda Cunningham Fluharty - Marshall County, WVGenWeb Project

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