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.