Workman's Creek

Clear Creek, WV

The early historians of Raleigh County, such as William Turner, give the names of seven sons and two daughters for Jacob Stover and Sallie McGhee. The sons were Jacob Jr, Obediah, Henry, John, Lewis, Abraham, Sampson and Jubal. The daughters listed are Frances and Susan. We beleive two of the children, Elijah and Rachel were missed by the early historians.

The cemetery at Workman's Creek sits on top of the mountain, and at
the very top is an 8 ft Monument dedicated to Jacob Stover and
Sallie McGhee. There is a drawing of a Pioneer Man and Pioneer Woman 
on the monument and it reads: 
        Dedicated to Jacob Stover ca 1767-1844                        
                     Sally McGhee  ca 1767-1836             
                     Married on 3-16-1788   
And their children are listed as:
Jacob Jr, Obediah, Henry,, John, Lewis, Frances, 
Abraham, Susan, Sampson, Jubal.    
   The following inscription is on the stone -
         "Who with great faith in God left their homeland in Franklin Co, 
VA and settled here on Coal River at the mouth of Lick Run about 1815,
and by word and deed set, an example for their ancestors to follow.  
We, their many descendents are forever grateful to these, 'true pioneers 
for the courage They showed and the hardships they faced.  It is to these 
the grandparents of us all that we give our greatest honor and our 
deepest respect."                     
               Dedicated 5-29-1994




Others buried in this Cemetery
NAME BIRTH DEATH James Preston Dunbar 12/5/1892 6/7/1952 Wade French 1903 1982 Sallie French 1905 1977 Arizona French 10/7/1927 9/18/1932 Herman Elmo Williams WWII 7/10/1922 10/8/1982 Fronie Stover 4/25/1915 Webster Stover 2/5/1915 4/4/1985 Roy Williams 7/14/1917 7/11/1938 Ivory Williams 5/8/1885 7/19/1941 Burrell Williams 9/30/1881 7/22/1964 Carl Williams 4/23/1909 11/18/1989 Lola Jeanette Stover 10/25/1937 4/22/1990 Wetzel Stover 8/18/1935 7/24/1944 Pennirah King 6/26/1864 3/13/1952 Mae Pennington Short 2/14/1900 4/9/1981 Wilma S Williams 1929 1935 Orlin W Williams 1912 1961 Gentry R Williams 5/8/1953 2/23/1974 David Earl Williams 4/26/1937 4/5/1989 Little Juanita Williams 8/21/1941 Malinda Lou Williams 1948 1949 Simon Peter Williams 11/15/1938 1/25/1994 William Garfield Williams 1/31/1891 9/14/1951 Macy L Williams 4/29/1904 2/15/1989 Vonda Gladys Stover 7/17/1910 10/13/1973 Clonnie W Stover 12/31/1905 1/18/1976 George Lowell Stover 1934 1934 Rhelda A Lively 12/8/1929 2/5/1967 George H Williams 1870 1952 Rebecca J Williams 1876 1952 Wendell H Stover 1/22/1932 10/11/1991 Velma Williams Stover 1921 1984 Ballard Williams Llewella Young Penira Williams 4/27/1865 12/2/1946 Elizabeth N Taylor 5/30/1900 7/5/1960 Melissa Taylor 9/14/1873 10/17/1954 John R Taylor 7/18/1856 12/1/1933 Maggie A Taylor 10/29/1904 12/21/1926 Edward Taylor 1906 1906 Letha Taylor 1902 1902 Barbara Taylor 1906 1906 Joseph James Harper H Williams E McGinnis Abner McGinnis 1875 1964 George A Ruby 1874 1940 Allie McGinnis 11/24/1866 8/30/1887 Benjamin Stover 7/2/1858 1/30/1894 Sarah Stover 1868 1936 Flossie Stover 1909 1911 Celia Stover 1876 1911 Zebbie Stover 1882 1911 Zora West 1884 1912 Birdie D West 7/22/1878 3/6/1950 Everett A Anderson 1904 1983 Gracie A Stover 1906 Ora E Stover 1907 1926 Zenas Stover 1891 1969 T.S. Stover (Civil War) Delia A Dunbar Luemma A Mankin 9/20/1892 10/13/1919 Maud O Dunbar John R Dunbar Mirlie Dunbar 6/15/1912 12/12/1965 Judy Ann Humphrey 1957 1958? Ralph J Humphrey 1956 James C collins 5/31/1933 9/25/1994 Betty J Collins 9/10/1936 Donnie S Collins 9/14/1915 2/7/1981 David Jim Collins 1/22/1949 7/1/1969 Charles A Collins 6/13/1877 5/13/1959 Janet Collins 1943 1944 David Collins(Civil War) William A Collins 4/4/1869 11/27/1958 Fred Stover (s/o F.S.& E.E) 8/29/1888 8/21/1918 Vivian P Lilly 1929 1966 Stella F Lilly 1894 1978 E Burt Lilly 1890 1974 Jiles B Lilly 1953 1970 Alvie G Webb 10/10/1947 George W Webb 3/22/1920 Nora B Webb 2/18/1918 3/29/1984 Bobby J Stover 3/31/1949 Molly A Atha 12/26/1924 12/27/1995 French Atha 3/6/1886 2/19/1983 Walter Burton Crawford 1906 1964 Gary Louis Workman 6/9/1957 5/4/1976 Dillard C Workman 11/18/1920 Margie F Workman 5/18/1923 2/21/1985 Margie Mae Bailey 1/24/1922 2/7/1953 Arlie Bailey 1907 1940 Lawrence Wheeler Cummings WWII 10/27/1909 12/28/1993 Dewey E Bailey 1898 1980 Minnie N Bailey 1901 1984 Eva Bailey 1920 1921 Dorothy Bailey 1922 1936 Troy Bailey 1914 1936 Martha Bailey Creed Williams 1918 1987 Teanie Williams 1923 1992 King Williams 1900 1962 Spicey Williams 5/1/1878 9/7/1958 David Wayne Daniel 1967 1889 Emmett F Collins 1911 1987 Gracie E Collins 1912 Jake Klink 9/17/1884 3/27/1971 Elva Ethel Klink 1895 1977 Mary Lea Scott 12/19/1922 10/2/1987 Quillie E Scott 8/28/1915 12/18/1990 Donna Jean Collins 1966 1970 Susie E Seanze 5/12/1879 4/4/1962 W.C Workman 11/15/1882 5/26/1958 Bessie Sumner Bradford 1894 1971 Hallie Sumner Elliott 1/30/1930 2/14/1982 (wife of Bob Elliott) Virginia Williams 1921 1991 Iliff S Dunbar WWII 10/13/1894 4/4/1945 Deway Edward Underwood 11/30/1932 12/25/1963 A. Lincoln 6/22/1954 9/26/1982 Velia A Young Danny Ray Farley 3/31/1951 3/25/1980 Ruth Maynor Farley 11/19/1930 10/14/1972 Peachie C Stover 3/5/1911 11/12/1975 America Ellen Collins 4/30/1890 7/9/1961 _______ Collins 8/21/1922 1923 Elmo E. Conkle 2/14/1923 10/30/1951 Emol Quincy Atha 1936 1981 Posey G Sumner 1881 1953 Ivory Sumner Ora A Lilly(w/o Fred Williams) 1900 1940 Fred Williams Jr 1927 1927 Lawrence(Boxie) Stearns 5/30/1898 11/9/1980 Okie J Maynor 7/21/1894 11/10/1989 Sarah F Stearns Williams 1874 950 Oda Stearns 1/14/1899 3/16/1985 Robert H Stover Jr WWII 1922 1991 Beatrice Scarbro 1903 1948 Manoah 1899 1972 Roy Delaney 1/28/1885 7/15/1967 Erma M Delaney 11/3/1898 G W Stover Dewey H Williams WWII 2/14/1916 9/25/1973 Paul Edward Workman 9/24/1945 11/27/1964 Sherman C Workman 7/31/1918 Flossie T Workman 8/26/1916 _______ Williams 1898 8/17/1900
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