Bogal Ridge Triumph Cemetery
Bogal Ridge, Wood County, West Virginia
Contributed by Teresa Fordyce, Sep 14, 2011, last edited Sep 27,
Total records = 10.
Take Rt. 21 South out of Mineral Wells to Wolf Run Road in Rockport.
Turn left onto Wolf Run Road and travel for about 3 ˝ miles to Slate
Creek Road. Follow Slate Creek Road for about 2 miles. Turn left
and follow the road that leads to the Slate Chapel Cemetery. It
is marked with a white sign. Follow the road past the Slate Chapel
Cemetery. Follow this road for about 4 miles. The cemetery will
be on the right side of the bank. This road is a logging road and
is not accessible by car, you will either need to walk or take a
This cemetery belonged to the Bogal Ridge Triumph Church. The
church was built in the mid 1800s, burials in the cemetery began
as early as 1860. The church has not been used since the early
1900s and no longer stands. The only part left is few foundation
I spoke with Mr. Earl Ryan, who gave me the information on the
cemetery. His grandparents once attended the church and are buried
in the cemetery. His grandfather, George Brand, was the last burial
in the cemetery in 1934. Mr. Ryan said that there were many burials
in the cemetery, but did not know how many. The cemetery has been
neglected since the church closed and is very overgrown with weeds
I only found 8 readable stones. The cemetery has been vandalized
several times and most of the stones were destroyed. Several years
ago some teenage boys dug up the grave of a Confederate Civil
War Soldier that was killed in action and buried here. The boys
stole the soldiers scull and left the metal casket exposed, which
is still visible. There was no marker at the soldier’s grave.
This is a complete reading of all existing headstones
when I walked and transcribed this cemetery in Sep 10, 2011.
- Teresa Fordyce
Brand, George Harvey, b. Nov 8, 1849, d. Jun
21, 1934, s/o Francis M. and Catherine Rice Brand, No Stone
Brand, Martha, b. May 18, 1852, d. Apr 30, 1899, w/o C.H.
Brand, Mary Ann Goudy, b. May 18, 1852, d. Apr 30, 1889,
w/o George Harvey Brand, Married Jan 17, 1874, d/o Robert M. and
Harriett J. Goudy, No Stone
Hopkins, Almeda, b. Nov 3, 1893, d. Mar 2, 1895, d/o George
and Lillie J. Crouser Hopkins
Hopkins, Bertha Alice, b. Jan 2, 1875, d. Mar 24, 1888,
d/o J.N. and Amanda Hopkins
Hopkins, Sarah I., b. Sep 24, 1880, d. Aug 6, 1881, d/o
G.W. and Mary Catherine Boice Hopkins
Hopkins, Thomas B., b. Feb 5, 1830, d. Aug 10, 1897, Co.
F. 11th W.Va. Inf. Civil War, s/o John and Edith Hopkins
King, Albert, b. Oct 11, 1880, d. Dec 10, 1892, s/o G.W.
and I.B. King
Marshall, James Blaine, b. Jun 28, 1892, d. Oct 2, 1892,
s/o G.R. and S.J. Marshall
Weekly, Annie M., b. Oct 8, 1887, d. Dec 6, 1887, d/o F.F.
and Ida M. Weekly
There were six large stones that may have been used to mark graves.
I noted the grave of the Confederate Soldier that had been left
Mr. Ryan said that there were 4 small children of J.P. and Emma
Goudy buried here also but I found no stones for them.
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