As part of the restoration of the St. John's Episcopal Cemetery restoration, Jim Marriott designed and built a new sign which was erected on State Route 2 at the entrance to the area where the cemetery is located. Jim has ancestors buried in the cemetery. The old Willow Island Post Office in the background.
From State Route 2 at Wood County line, go 2.8 miles north into Pleasants County; cemetery new Willow Island Post Office at Cow Creek.
More directions, provided by George Sharp:
"Go through the gate onto the private property of American Cyanamid and follow the abandoned road through the bow hunter's target area. After about a quarter mile there is a break in the trees on the left and up a hill. Cemetery is at the top of the hill. No stones can be seen from the road. Cemetery has long been abandoned and many of the markers have been moved and no longer mark the actual gravesites."
BARNETT, Elizabeth - 2-8-1779 - 12-24-1854 - born in West Moreland, VA
BASH, Margaret - 9-1-1832 - 8-27-1904 - w/o Michael Bash
BASH, Michael - 11-8-1828 - 8-3-1895
BIDDLE, Frances - 10-18-1795 - 9-23-1881 - w/o Loyd BIDDLE, Loyd - 3-10-1790 - 11-16-1876
BIDDLE, Susan - 3-10-1826 - 6-19-1901
BROWN, Luccia H., 4-8-1855 - 1876 - w/o Frank Brown
CALVERT, Ezekiel - ____ - ____ Co. K 1 Ohio L. A.
COOKE, Jane N. - ____ - 6-21-1878 - 25y 4m 27d - w/o John T. - d/o J. & C. Barnes
COOKE, John T. - ____ - 7-19-1883 - s/o E. N. & M. W. Cooke - age 32y 6m 4d
CORE, Alexander M. - ____ - 5-10-1897 - 79y 6d
CORE, Elizabeth - ____ - 7-15-1896 - w/o A. M. Core - age 80y 4m 26d
CORE, Francis M. - ____ - 5-30-1880 - s/o T. & B. Core - 6m 7d
CORE, Rebecca - ____ - 2-23-1881 - w/o T. H. Core
CORE, Thomas H. 9-26-1840 - 10-13-1914 - Q.M. Sgt Co. K 1 Ohio L. A.
COX, James - ____ - 12-1-1860 - age 64y
CRAIG, Thomas - ____ - May 1879 - 66y 10m 18d
DUNN, Rebecca - 7-27-1816 - 3-15-1896 - w/o Thomas Dunn
"I have fought a good fight. I have finished my course.
I have kept the faith."
DUNN, Thomas - 1-29-1801 - 1-7-1859 - "Farewell"
DUNN, ____ - ____ - ____ - son & dau. of D. R. & Marg. Dunn
"Our little ones have gone to rest. God called them home he thought it best."
FEENEY, Elizabeth? - ____ - 9-14-1857 w/o John S. Feeney - age 33y 2m 13d
FEENEY, Phineas P. - ____ - 9-5-1858 - age 4y
FEENEY, Sarah - 2-23-1816 - 2-23-1898 - w/o P. P. Feeney
FEENEY, Georgie Anna - 10-20-1897 - 1-23-1898 - d/o C. W. & T. J. Feeney
GARRISON, ____ - 2-19-1887 - 6-24-1888 - 1y 4m 5d - s/o N. G. & M. Garrison - E. W. G. on foot stone
GARRISON, C. - 1868 - 1902 - John his infant son
GARRISON, Franklin W. - 2-19-1887 - 6-24-1888 - s/o N. & M. Garrison
GRANT, Margaret - (Stone unreadable) - (Pleasants County Death Register - Died March 12, 1891, b: New Jersey, d/o Jesse & E. Hughes, w/o Andrew Grant)
HAWKINS, Elizabeth - 7-29-1870 - 6-19-1923 - (No Marker-Death Certificate)
HENDERSON, James - ____ - 5-25-1858 - age 73y 5m 17d
HENDERSON, Nancy - ____ - 5-14-1853 - w/o James Henderson - age 64y 1m 11d
HOSKINS, Mary - 11-25-1811 - 3-5-1885 - age 74y 3m 8d
IRWIN, William - 6-15-183_ - 7-7-1900
KESTER, Anna B. - 11-30-1870 - 10-5-1893 - d/o J. & M. Kester
KESTER, Charles C. - 10-7-1877 - 7-12-1900 - s/o James & Mary Kester
KESTER, James A. - ____ - ____ - Co. H 11 WV Inf.
KESTER, Mary R. - 10-28-1873 - 10 -5-1875 - d/o J. & M.
MAHONEY, Eliza J. (Garrett) - ____ - 5-7-1883 - w/o Thomas - d/o D. & E. - age 29y 11m 24d
McKINNEY, David - ____ - 10-23-1881 - 81y
McKINNEY, Mary Jane - ____ - 9-26-1855 - d/o David & Sarah - 18y 5m
McKINNEY, Sarah M. - ____ - 2-2-1878 - w/o David - age 71y
McKINNEY, Willie - ____ - 7-12-1856 - s/o H. P. & I. H. McKinney - age 1y 1m 15d
McTAGGART, Edward - Aug. 1795 - 5-1-1857
McTAGGART, Edward R. - ____ - 4-13-1868 - age 46y 3m 3d
McTAGGART, Ida D. ____ - 8-4-1862 - d/o E. R. & M. D. McTaggart - age 3m 27d
McTAGGART, Jane - ____ - 9-17-1862 - w/o Wm. McTaggart - age 71y 4m 13d
McTAGGART, Jesse - ____ - 4-28-1857 - 12w
McTAGGART, Margaret - ____ - ____ - d/o Wm. & J. McTaggart
McTAGGART, Mary D. ____ - 9-12-1868 - w/o E. R. McTaggart - age 34y 3d
McTAGGART, Mary Jane - ____ - ____ - d/o E. R. & Mary S. McTaggart
McTAGGART, Mary Jane - ____ - 9-10-1869 - d/o E. R. & M. D. McTaggart - age 3y 9m 1d
McTAGGART, Mary McCready - June 1800 - March 1867
McTAGGART, Niel - Dec. 1835 - Dec. 1865
McTAGGART, Wm. - ____ - 12-10-1862 - age 62y 2m 9d
McTAGGART, Wm. ____ - 3-8-1861 - "in his 28th year of his age"
McTAGGART, William E. ____ - 3-2-1864 - s/o E. R. & M. D. McTaggart - age 1y 10m 9d
MEYER, Enoch - 2-11-1807 - 1-27-1881 - age 74y 11m 16d Tombstone Photo
MOREHEAD, Ida M. - ____ - ____ - d/o J. T. & H. A.
MOWRY, Christena - 12-22-1817 - 3-6-1887 - w/o John Mowry
MOWRY, John - 6-14-1809 - 1-18-1880
OGLE, John - Died Oct 13, 1842; Aged 26yrs, 27 ds
PECKENS, Ester - ____ - ____
PECKENS, Mary - ____ - ____
PICKENS, Mary Jane, d/o H. L. & M. Pickens - Died 5/28/1852; Aged 13yrs 6mos 7ds.
RIDGELY, Lincoln - ____ - 9-15-1866 - s/o O. L. & N. H. Ridgely - age 9m
RIDGELY, Nancy H. - ____ - 10-8-1867 - d/o David & Sarah McKinney - age 35y 11m
RIDGELY, Sallie May - ____ - 7-3-1865 - d/o O. L. & N. H. Ridgely - age 1y 2m 2d
ROBINSON, Brady A. ____ - 5-6-1881 - s/o C. Robinson
TRIPLETT, Sarah S. ____ - 10-9-1865 - w/o J. B. Triplett - age 30y
A Note From Gerald E. Bills, 02/01/2001
A severe wind storm went through the area in recent years which blew down timber. The timber was sold and removed from the property. This permitted clearing and general clean up of the cemetery. It is my understanding that this effort was supported by the Grace Episcopal Church, 317 Riverside Drive, St. Marys, WV 26170. Also, it is my understanding that a work crew from the local state correction institution was made available to clear up the heavy brush and pile it for burning. This past year, I have worked with Harvey Hatfield, Bryan Bills, and Mr.and Mrs Everett McCoullough to do final mowing, burning of brush, and resetting of grave markers. This also included updating and publishing of the list as you now see it on the web.
Harvey Hatfield is a vesteryman of the Episcopal Church and is working on getting a continued program for maintenance in place. Mr. and Mrs McCoullough have had a sign for the cemetery made for placement as soon as weather permits. Bryan and I will continue to support maintenance of the cemetery as time and health permits. This entire group with the exception of Harvey (Retired Undertaker) is Seventy Plus.
The following photos were taken last fall (2000) after we finished restoring stones and the overall general clean up.