Photos by Gerald Bills, 6/2000, and Charles Elder, 2016.
From State Route 2 in St. Marys - north to Grape Island; cemetery on Powell property.
Middleborne, WV, Tyler County, WV - Deed Book 11 - Page 356 Dated October 27, 1849. Recorded in Tyler County Court of Virginia June, 1850.
"Greenberry B. Riggs and wife Eliza (Ruttencutter) Riggs give deed for one quarter of an acre - to John Kester, James L. Bailey, John F. Taylor, Greenberry B. Riggs, Joseph Bills, Uniah V. Gill and Isaac Reynolds, Trustee to build a Methodist Church on the land then owned by G. B. Riggs and wife Eliza"
"Provided, that nevertheless, that any time the trustees above mentioned should fail to erect a house or place of worship on said lot or piece of ground mentioned and said lot shall be vacant for the space of five years at any one time, then, and in such case the said lot or piece of land shall go back to and be the property of the said Greenberry B. Riggs and Eliza his wife, their heirs, and assigns and the above named deed to be void and of no effect"
The Memorandum to deed below was added as G. B. Riggs prepared to leave Pleasants County in 1856 to indicate the church property would not be part the Riggs property sold prior to leaving.
St. Marys, WV, Pleasants County Court House - Deed Book 1 - Page 456. Dated October 1, 1856. Recorded in Pleasants County Court of Virginia.
"The one fourth acre of land heretofore conveyed by Greenberry B. Riggs and wife Eliza to the trustees of Bethesda Chapel of the Methodist E. Church is exempted from the operation of this deed."
Edward Beeson - ____ - 07/1851 - s/o J. & S.
David Brown - 12/23/1843 - 06/27/1882 - Co. B 77th Ohio Vol. Inf., Civil War
Andrew Chalk - ____ - 08/19/1881 - s/o A. & M.; 1y 4m 1d
S. E. Gardner - 05/1843 - 07/1882 - w/o J. W.
William Gray - 03/1800 - 09/02/1883
John T. Hammond - ____ - 03/25/1864 - Age 65y 2m
Thomas J. Hammond - ____ - 06/04/1864 - Age 10m
Rose L. Hubacher - d/o J. & A. Hubacher - 11/27/1880 - 04/01/1886
Elizabeth Kester - ____ - 09/03/1853 - d/o J. & N.; age 10m 21d
Cynthia Knight - d 4/16/1870? - d/o A. & E.
David Knight - ____ - 04/27/1859 - Age 62y 1m 21d
James Knight - ____ - 12/28/1872 - s/o A. & E.; age 23y 4m 14d
Joseph Knight - ____ - 08/02/1880 - s/o A. & E.; age 20y 3m
R. W. Knight - ____ - 08/1863 - s/o A. & E.; age 9y
Mary Knight - d 1872 - d/o A. & E.
Mary (Pacracy) Ruttencutter - PHOTO 2 - ____ - 04/03/1873 - w/o Daniel; age 77y 3m 3d. German immigrant. Daniel was buried on their farm on Middle Island Creek in 1839. She wanted to be buried out of high water. Had 8 chlidren including Eliza (Ruttencutter) Riggs.
Rebecca Stafford - ____ - 10/1850 - d/o N. & B.; age 10m
Eliza Taylor - ____ - 10/1872 - d/o Rozanna Ruttencutter - Age 20y 7m
Eliza Terry - ____ - 11/26/1872 - Age 62y
Rebecca (Taylor) Triplett - ____ - 05/1865 - w/o F. M.; age 32y 6m 6d
Lucy ____ - ____ - ____ - STOP AND THINK - Lamin E. Tennity
Hanna M. Beaver - w/o Andy - 7/17/1859 - 3/11/1927
Amelia Hamilton - d. in 1882, aged 43 years
Samuel Hamilton - d. 12/21/1892, aged 65 years - Civil War - Co. D, 6th WVa Inf.