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Wood County, WV Genealogy

Hall-Hornbeck Cemetery
(aka Johnson Cemetery)

Contributed by Teresa Fordyce

Take Rt. 50 East out of Parkersburg for about 12 miles. Turn right onto Progress Ridge Road. Travel for 2 miles, turn left onto Dewey Ridge Road. Travel for mile. Cemetery will be on the right. Originally this was the Johnson Cemetery. It is not known why, since there are no names in it like that, perhaps it was first owned by Johnson's.

This cemetery is on private property owned by C. Horner. It is no longer used, the last burial being in 1956. The grounds have not been maintained and are overgrown with brush and weeds. The stones are in very poor condition, some have broken and others have fallen over. This is a complete reading of all existing headstones when I walked and transcribed this cemetery in Jun 05, 2003.

Conner, Carl A
b. Aug 17, 1898, d. Jul 31, 1899
s/o G.A. and M.J. Conner

Hall, Clara
b. Feb 10, 1879, d. Jan 23, 1906
d/o Wm. And M. Hall

Hall, Minerva C
b. 1850, d. 1925
w/o William R. Hall

Hall, William R
b. 1842, d. 19

Hall, William
b. May 1, 1783, d. Feb 25, 1886

Hornbeck, Benjamin
b. Mar 30, 1822, d. Feb 26, 1911

Hornbeck, Eliza
d. Jun 21, 1883
aged 55y 10m 20d
w/o Benjamin Hornbeck

Hornbeck, Fred R
b. Jan 7, 1887, d. Jul 6, 1951
WV PFC Medical Department WWI

Hornbeck, J.H.
b. Apr 3, 1861, d. Jun 21, 1897

Hornbeck, Margaret A
d. Jan 19, 1881
aged 37 years

Hornbeck, U. Grant
b. 1870, d. 1953

Hornbeck, William E
b. 1874, d. 1959

Wilt, John H
d. Jan 7, 1862
aged 18y 6m ?d

1 unreadable broken stone
4 unmarked graves
(May be more but these were obvious)
2 graves marked only with rocks