Readings and photo by Gerald Bills, 7/2000.
From State Route 2 in St. Marys across Middle Island Creek headed North, turn right onto County Road 26 ( Mt. Carmel Ridge Road) and go 8.4 miles. Park and walk to the right down country lane about 1/2 mile. The cemetery is on the left at the edge of the road (Union District).
This is a small family cemetery with one marker and footstone. There are remnants of an old fence around the cemetery still visible summer of 2000.
The marker contains two names:
1. William Huffman, died 10/20/1874 age 75 years.
2. Lucy d/o W. & J. Huffman, died May 27, 1858, age 10 yrs.
The Pleasants County death Register gives: Huffman, William; 75, s/o Henry and Mary.
You will find the William Huffman family with wife Jane in the Tyler County 1850 census and the Pleasants County 1860 & 1870 Census. Jane is in the 1880 Census. The 1850 census has the daughter Lucy. Jane Huffman is buried in the Point Lookout Cemetery.
William Huffman was a Civil War Veteran having served in Company K, 7th WV Infantry. His wife Jane Huffman is listed in the 1890 Census for Pleasants County.
William H. Huffman's West Virginia Civil War Medal remains unclaimed at the West Virginia State Archives as of 2/15/2002.