Slate, Wood County, West Virginia
Contributed by Teresa Fordyce, Sep 14, 2011, last edited Sep 28,
Total records = 5.
Take the Mineral Wells exit off of I-77. Follow Rte 14 south out
of Mineral Wells for about 6.8 miles. Turn right onto Slate Creek
Road. Follow Slate Creek for about .7 miles. Cemetery is on the
left in a pasture field behind the home of Mr. and Mrs. Bob Gilbert
This is an old family cemetery that was neglected for many years.
It is located in a pasture field and was overgrown with trees
and brush. A couple of years ago the cemetery was cleared of the
brush and a chain link fence was put up around it. Most of the
stones are in very poor condition. Mr. Gilbert said that there
are many more burials than there are stones. The last known burial
was in the late 1950s.
This is a complete reading of all existing headstones
when I walked and transcribed this cemetery in Sep 10, 2011.
- Teresa Fordyce
Boice, Catherine, b. Feb 14, 1825, d. Jan 22,
1871, w/o George William Boice, d/o John and Edith Bartlett Hopkins,
Boice, Everett S., b. May 5, 1883, d. Dec 21, 1888, s/o
Jasper and Lydia Coss Boice
Boice, George William, b. Mar 4, 1820, d. Dec 13, 1874,
s/o Thomas and Patience Province Boice, Civil War Soldier, no
Boice, Infant, d. 1875
Boice, Jasper Newton, b. Jun 7, 1856, d. Dec 17, 1929,
s/o George W. and Catherine Hopkins Boice
Boice, Lydia Ann Coss, b. Oct 14, 1864, d. Aug 30, 1939,
w/o Jasper Newton Boice, Married June 6, 1882
Boice, Marshall E., No Dates, s/o George William and Catherine
Boice, Mary E., b. Jan 28 1859, d. Apr 10, 1923, w/o Marshall
E. Boice, Married Dec 1, 1881, d/o Okley and Virginia Menefee
Boyce, Martha E.A., b. Mar 19, 1847, d. Jul 2, 1887, w/o
G.W. Boyce, d/o E.B. and Sarah Boyce
4 - unreadable stones
6 - graves marked with large rocks
1 - fieldstone with the initials H.E.A.B.
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