MT. HOPE PRESYBTERIAN (MCCARTY) CEMETERY
OVERTON PLACE, KEYSER 1/8 ACRED

Survey done April 22 1937, updated May 2000.

A list of those buried in the Mount Hope Presbyterian Churchyard, Keyser WV, copied some years before the removal of the graves and the destruction of the grave stones to make a site for the Boy Scout Cabin follow.
 
In the May 2000 survey, I find the few stones left lying in the brush over the hill. There has obviously been no attention to restoring this cemetery. A man who owns adjoining property told me the graves are still there in the yard, the stones only were moved. He said he thought the Presbyterian Church still owned the property.
According to Mr. Wolfe, the Mt. Hope Presybterian Church was organized in 1853, and the church built in 1855 at 152 Overton Place on land donated by Mrs. Sarah (Mosley) McCarty (who is intered in this desecrated place. This graveyard surrounded the church.

One stone here is that of James Crawford, according to William Wolfe, he died here during the Civil War. Mr. Wolfe also states in his book that the only fatality during the Civil War here was a Confederate soldier (no name mentioned), who was killed at the corner of Main and Center Streets, where Minnich's Flower shop is. His body lay there for three days in the open field until burial in the Armstrong Mansion yard, now the Grand Central Business Center yard. (I'm assuming this is the same man, and wonder if his body was interred and buried in this cemetery, or if only his stone was moved here).

It's quite depressing and appalling to see this cemetery in its present condition, and one of the worst acts of disrespect I have seen.
  Patti

THEN AND NOW

THE STONES AS THEY APPEAR IN 2000
The only ones I see are those of Charles, Susan, Gibson, Annie and Joseph McCarty, one on which C & S MCC is seen, James Crawford and Susan (wife of Washington Mosely)



Name

Birth/Death

Relationship

Yr Mo Dy

Bodine, Georgette

8/16-1866-2/8/1870

d. George & Sarah M Bodine

3 5 22

James Crawford

no date

Co. E. 57th PA Infantry
Union soldier, died here during the Civil War

Grimes, Ellen D.

7/20/1863-11/30/1865

d. A.S.H. Grimes

2 4 10

Hughes, Arthur K.

8/20/1867

s. John & Eliza Hughes

0 18 20

McCarty, Annie D

2/26/1859-9/27/1864

d. Joseph C. & Sarah McCarty

5 7 1

McCarty, Charles

1/1/1851-12/5/1862

s. Joseph C. & Sarah McCarty

11 10 11

McCarty, Gibson

1/13/1857-12/10/1864

s. Joseph C. & Sarah McCarty

7 10 27

McCarty, Joseph C.

5/22/1810-11/19/1881

"The pains of death are past, Labor and sorrow cease, And life's long warfare closed at last, His soul is found in peace"

81 5 28

McCarty, Sarah C.

5/221811-9/19/1893

w. Joseph C. McCarty

74 3 22

McCarty, Susan

3/3/1854-10/28/1862

d. Joseph C. & Sarah McCarty

8 7 16

Moseley, Susan C.

4/2/1828-4/10/1896

w. Washington Mosely

68 0 8

Mosley, George Washington

d. 1897

Trout, William D.

7/23/1836-5/28/1873

s. Henry & Susan Trout

36/10/5

West, Laurence

3/5/1872-9/25/1872

s. Dr. T.H. & F. H. West

0 7 20

 NOTES

Gibson, Annie, Charles and Susan McCarty were all children of Josecph C and Sally C (Mosley) McCarty, and all died of Scarlet Fever. The McCarty's had no other children.

Mr. William D Trout, unmarried, was related by marriage to the late William S Caldwell. He had a general store on the corner of Patrick and East Streets. He went ot Baltimore to do some spring buying. On his return to Keyser, he developed small pox. He boarded at Mrs. Eliza Davis's, 213 Water Street, where he died. He was buried at night by two negroes, who took his body to the graveyard in a wheel barrow, lighted by a lantern.

Georgette Bodine There is a birth record in the Mineral County Court which reads: "Georgette Bodean, born Aug 12, 1866 in Ohio, daughter of George and Sarah F Bodean" Mr. William Wolfe relates Mr. Bodine was a brakeman on the B&O RR.

Taken from the 1937 Cemetery Survey and "History of Keyser WV" by William W Wolfe

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