Elias Gorrell Family Cemetery

Read by Gerald Bills and Bryan D. Bills 8/2000.

DIRECTIONS: Union District, Pleasants County, WV. From the intersection of State Route 2 and State Route 16 in St. Marys, WV, go north on State Route 2 for approximately 8 miles to Bens Run. Turn right on Tyler County Route 5 which becomes Pleasants County Route 7 for approximately 10 miles to the Tyler County line at Pleasants County Route 3/12. Turn right on Pleasants County Route 3/12 to the first house on the right. The cemetery is approximately 100 yards east of the barn. This is a family cemetery with two base stones visible and one marker still visible. According to local people, this cemetery once contained two large stones and one small stone.

1. Elias Gorrell, Died Jan. 4, 1881, Age 72yrs 9ms 22ds.

You will find the Elias Gorrell family in the Tyler County 1850, 1860, 1870 and 1880 census. The 1850 Census shows the following family:

     Gorrell, Elias      42 m w VA
              Bertha     41 f w MD
              William    16 m w MD
              Prisilla   14 f w MD
              Ralph      12 m w MD
              Oliver     10 m w MD
              Mariah      5 f w MD
              Moses       4 m w MD
              Rachel      1 f w MD 

Elias Gorrell married Berthiah Galloway 15 Jan 1833 in Ohio County VA. Berthiah (Galloway) Gorrell died in 1867 Aged 55yrs.