Orum Cemetery


Orum Cemetery
Rt. 88, Sherrard, West Virginia

Compiled by Linda Cunningham Fluharty.

This is a very old cemetery in the center of Sherrard. Few makers are legible.

ORUM, Peter (Peter 1) - b abt. 1785 in Maryland - d 28 July 1852 in his 67th year, according to his gravestone [stated in Orum book].

ORUM, Hannah, b abt 1783 - d 11 Aug 1835 in her 52nd year. May have been one of the first buried in this cemetery. Wife of Peter and mother of all of Peter's children [stated in Orum book].

ORUM, Peter (Peter 2)- 24 Sep 1805 - 23 Sep 1873 - s/o Peter & Hannah

ORUM, Sara(h) (McCombs) - b 18 Sep 1808 - d unknown - w/o Peter 2

CRISWELL, Catherine (Orum) - b abt 1806 in Pa. - d 27 Aug 1873 - w/o Lloyd Criswell - d/o Peter 1

CRISWELL, Lloyd - b abt 1799 - husband of Catherine Orum

CRISWELL, Lydia (Orum) - b 1810-1814 - d before 1880 - w/o John Criswell; m 16 Dec 1830 in Ohio Co. - d/o Peter 1 - buried in unmarked grave

CRISWELL, John - b abt 1807 - husband of Lydia - brother of Lloyd - unmarked grave

ORUM, William - b 20 June 1816 in Pa. - d 15 Nov 1874 in an accident - Married 13 Feb 1840 Mary Dowler, d/o Minister Geo. Dowler & Mary Barto - s/o Peter 1 - Article in Wheeling Register 17 Nov 1874: FATAL ACCIDENT - On Saturday evening a man named William Orum, who lives near Pleasant Hill, Marshall county, met with an accident which resulted in his death. Mrs. Orum had been in this city at the above time with his team, and after purchasing some brick, and lumber in the Eighth ward, started towards home. When within about a half a mile of his home, he fell off his wagon upon the road. Some parties who happened to be behind saw him fall and hastened to his assistance. They helped the unfortunate man into his wagon again and took him home, not supposing he was dangerously injured but he died in about hald an hour after the accident. Upon examination bruises were discovered on his body which had been caused by the wheels of the wagon passing over him and injuring him internally. - Mr. Orum was about fifty years old and was highly spoken of by all who knew him. It is supposed that he was attempting to shut down the rubber and his foot slipped, which caused him to fall. The deceased leaves a wife and several children.

ESKEY, Elizabeth Ann (Criswell) - 27 Jan 1834 - 14 Dec 1903 - w/o John Ludwick Eskey - d/o Lloyd & Catherine (Orum) Criswell

ESKEY, John Ludwick - 25 Jul 1830 - 1 Oct 1911 - h/o Elizabeth A. - s/o Samuel & Catherine Matilda (Tar) Eskey

ESKEY, Richard L. - 21 Ap 1863 - 1927 - s/o John & Elizabeth

CRISWELL, Loyed - 15 Sept 1883 - s/o C L - 19 days

DeGARMO, Hannah - No dates - d/o A & P A - 15 days

HOPKINS, Mark - stone broken. From the Orum book, 1979: "Vic Orum told this story: Mark lived by himself down in the hollow below the Joe Orum place. He was not an Orum but he so enjoyed loafing at the Sherrard store and visiting with the men and boys that he requested that he be buried in the front part of the Orum cemetery so that he could see the men and boys gathering and visiting at the store."

JOHNSON, Martha - stone broken. "Our Mother" d 12 Jan 1844 in her 48th year of life.

KELLER, Sarah V - 1850 - 7 Dec 1861 - d/o H & E Keller

MARPLE, J(ohn) N(elson) - 5 Feb 1842 - 12 Nov 1923 - s/o Isaiah & Harriett Marple - h/o Sarah J Criswell

MARPLE, Sara(h) Jane (Criswell) - 27 Dec 1839 - 26 Aug 1897 - w/o J(ohn) Nelson Marple - d/o Lloyd & Catherine (Orum) Criswell

McCOMBS, Children - No dates or names legible - c/o C W & E H McCombs

McGRATH, Daniel Ecklin - b June 1855/1857 Ireland - d 4 Aug 1929 - h/o Mary Catherine Eskey - s/o John & Marayure (Ecklin) McGrath.

McGRATH, Mary Catherine (Eskey) - b 1 Oct 1857 - d 15 June 1890 - w/o Daniel Ecklin McGrath

McGRATH, John - b Oct 1880 - d 5 April 1882 - s/o Daniel Ecklin McGrath & Mary Catherine Eskey. Mary was the d/o John & Elizabeth (Criswell) Eskey.

ORUM, William - 1795 - 28 Aug 1852 - b/o Peter 1?

CRISWELL, Oliver - According to Burial Records, United States Veterans of the Northern Pan-Handle of West Virginia, compiled by Audra Wayne, OLIVER CRISWELL, Company "A" 12th West Virginia Infantry - Civil War - is buried here. Unconfirmed but he was the s/o Lloyd & Catherine (orum) Criswell.

PRIMARY SOURCE: Orum, Oram, Orem Descendants in America, by Arthur Orum, 1979.
Cemeteries of State Route 88, by Lois Ann Edison.
How Our Little Family Grew by Mary Margaret Freese Worrall, 1964.
Research of Sylvia Sligar.
Research of Linda Fluharty (Civil War records, vital records, newspapers, etc.)