Slate, Wood County, West Virginia
Contributed by Teresa Fordyce, Sep 14, 2011, last edited Sep 28, 2011 [firstname.lastname@example.org]. 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, no stone
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 stone
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 Hopkins Boice
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 Hopkins
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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