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Farson Cemetery (Murphytown United Methodist Cemetery)
Wood County, West Virginia

Contributed by Teresa Fordyce, Apr 29, 2003, last edited Jul 16, 2007 [s82c43@verizon.net]. Total records = 150.

Take Rt. 50 East out of Parkersburg for about 9 miles. Turn right at the Murphytown/Montgomery Hill exit. (This will be the 2nd Murphytown exit.). Travel on Murphytown Road for about 1 mile to Hopps Country Store. The Cemetery is the very next right past the store across the road from a brick and gold split level house. The road to the cemetery goes up over the hill past a house. The cemetery is fenced in at the top of the hill. The gates are usually open during the day.

The cemetery was started in the early 1800’s by the Farson Family of Murphytown, years later the property changed hands and was owned by the Murphy family who later donated the cemetery property to the Murphytown United Methodist Church.

The Church maintains the cemetery now. It is still active, although not used a lot, and well maintained. The upper section contains the newer burials, while the lower section contains the oldest burials. Some of the stones in the older section are in poor condition due to weather wear. Complete accuracy cannot be guaranteed, please verify with other records.

This transcription was done on Apr 26, 2003 from a physical examination of the stones present, when I visited the cemetery.
- Teresa Fordyce

Alleman, Ellenor, b. 1922, d. 1923, d/o G.W. and Thelma Alleman
Alleman, George W., b. 1810, d. 1891
Alleman, Grover, b. Dec 31, 1884, d. Aug 19, 1903, s/o S.A. Alleman
Alleman, Samuel, b. 1850, d. 1923
Alleman, Susanna P., b. 1815, d. 1912, w/o George W. Alleman
Alleman, U. S., b. 1855, d. 1910
Arthur, Jack F., b. Jan 31, 1930, d. Oct 1, 1994
Arthur, Martha L., b. May 7, 1936, d., w/o Jack F. Arthur
Burge, Alfred J., b. 1823, d. 1911, “Father”
Burge, Lucinda, b. 1833, d. 1910, “Mother”
Burge, Rachel P., b. 1851, d. 1925
Buzard, Jacob, d. Nov 7, 1876, aged 66 years
Buzard, Mary, d. Apr 11, 1874, aged 61 years, w/o Jacob Buzard
Cain, Infant, b. Mar 14, 1907, d. Mar 23, 1907, s/o F.H. and R.J. Cain
Clark, Andrew J., b. Nov 30, 1904, d. Jan 3, 1977
Clark, Willa Beall, b. Jan 1, 1904, d. Sep 29, 1977, w/o Andrew J. Clark
Corbin, Minnie L., b. Jan 31, d. 1885, d. Nov 22, 1938
Coyle, Elizabeth, d. Jun 15, 1853, w/o Peter Coyle
Coyle, William P., d. Jan 23, 1853, aged 11d, s/o E. and P. Coyle
Cunningham, Clarice M., b. Jun 15, 1917, d. Jun 7, 1992, w/o Delbert B. Cunningham
Cunningham, Delbert B., b. Nov 30, 1913, d. Dec 31, 1998
Cunningham, Ida C., b. 1876, d. 1956, w/o Steven M. Cunningham
Cunningham, Steven M., b. 1873, d. 1956
Davis, Asa, d. Mar 26, ?, (stone is broken)
Davis, Laran B., d. Mar 22, 1867, aged 52y 9m ?d, (stone is broken)
Dimmick, Earl R., b. 1888, d. 1939
Dimmick, Fred L., b. 1863, d. 1949
Dimmick, Myrtie J., b. 1868, d. 1929, w/o Fred L. Dimmick
Elliott, Archie F., b. 1915, d. 1915
Elliott, Elizabeth J., b. 1844, d. 1885
Ellison, Emma C., b. 1887, d. 1965
Ellison, Frank, b. 1860, d. 1945
Farson, Almedia, d. Jan 27, 1840, aged 3y 6m 1d, d/o John and Iva Johnson Farson
Farson, Catherine (Stagg), d, May 11, 1861, aged 36y 1m 5d, w/o J.M. (Joseph Mann) Farson, d/o William and Catherine Johnson Stagg
Farson, Catherine, d. May 16, 1861, aged 1 month, d/o J.M. and C. Farson
Farson, Henry, b. Mar 9, 1786, d. Jan 16, 1876
Farson, Infant, dl Feb 3, 1860, aged 1 day, d/o J.M. and C. Farson
Farson, Infant, no dates, d/o John and Iva Johnson Farson
Farson, Infant, no dates, s/o John and Iva Johnson Farson
Farson, Iva Johnson, b. Apr 7, 1811, d. Dec 11, 1899, w/o John Farson, (said to be in this cemetery, but I found no stone)
Farson, Jesse K., d. 1839 aged 10 years, s/o Henry and Mary Mann Farson
Farson, John, b. Oct 11, 1811, d. March 27, 1900, s/o Henry and Mary Mann Farson, (said to be in this cemetery, but I found no stone)
Farson, Mary Ellen, d. Aug 7, 1855, aged 1y 9d, d/o J.M and C. Farson
Farson, Mary J., d. 1839, aged 5 years, s/o Henry and Mary Mann Farson
Farson, Mary Mann, d. May 16, 1853, aged 58y 4d, w/o Henry Farson, d/o John and Nancy Mann
Farson, William S., d. Nov 19, 1852, aged 1y 2m 11d, s/o J.M. and C. Farson
Farson, William, d. Jan 21, 1840, aged 4y 11m 2d, s/o John and Iva Johnson Farson
Foutty, Nellie E., b. 1908, d. 1957, w/o Walter A. Foutty
Foutty, Walter A., b. 1909, d. 1964
Grant, Joseph, b. Aug 2, 1808, d. May 28, 1885
Grant, Nancy, b. Mar 25, 1825, d. Apr 14, 1897, w/o Joseph Grant
Hoyler, Infant, d. Nov 1917, d/o W.H. and Mary D. Hoyler
Hoyler, Vivian B., b. Dec 21, 1909, d. Mar 24, 1918, d/o W.H. and Mary D. Hoyler
Huggins, Drusilla P., d. Jul 29, 1877, aged 24 years, w/o Joseph J. Huggins
Hunt, M. W. (Bill), b. 1901, d. 1927
Hupp, Gerald V., b. 1918, d. 1929
Hupp, Nellie M., b. Nov 29, 1894, d. Aug 9, 1993, w/o Virgil L. Hupp
Hupp, Virgil L., b. Apr 24, 1894, d. Oct 19, 1976, CPL US Army WWI
LeMaster, Dora Schaad, b. Apr 18, 1924, d. Jan 13, 1981, w/o Gary F. LeMaster
LeMaster, Gary F., b. Sep 30, 1927, d. Apr 26, 1974, WV WT3 US Navy WWII
Lee, Bertha E., b. 1877, d. 1944, w/o H.A. Lee
Lee, Betty Marie, b. Aug 6, 1935, d., w/o William (Tom) Lee
Lee, C. Gorden, b. Nov 19, 1903, d. Aug 21, 1905, s/o H.A. and B.E. Lee
Lee, Denzle A., b. Dec 15, 1905, d. Dec 15, 1905, s/o H.A. and B.E. Lee
Lee, H. A., b. 1869, d. 1947
Lee, Humphrey A. Jr., b. Sep 9, 1915, d. Feb 24, 1982
Lee, Kathleen V., b. Sep 12, 1916, d. Oct 26, 1994, w/o Humphrey A. Lee Jr.
Lee, William (Tom), b. May 14, 1934, d. Sep 3, 1990
Mason, Caroline, b. 1849, d. 1932
McAtee, B. Wayne, b. 1911, d. 1971
McAtee, Charles E., b. 1866, d. 1952
McAtee, Myrtle Davis, b. 1872, d. 1934
McAtee, Ora Mae, b. 1913, d. 1999, w/o B. Wayne McAtee
McDonald, Corwin R., b. 1933, d. 1933
McElwee, Carrie A., b. 1910, d. 1975, w/o William J. McElwee
McElwee, Jennifer G., b. Nov 21, 1958, d. Dec 2, 2000, w/o Michael R. McElwee
McElwee, Michael R., b. May 25, 1951, d.
McElwee, William J., b. 1907, d. 1987
Montgomery, J. E. (John), b. Jan 22, 1828, d. Feb 12, 1903
Montgomery, James A., b. Aug 17, 1863, d. Aug 12, 1864, s/o J.E. and Rebecca Montgomery
Montgomery, James, b. Dec 9, 1798, d. Jul 4, 1872
Montgomery, John L., b. Jul 2, 1854, d. Dec 5, 1882, s/o J.E. and Rebecca Montgomery
Montgomery, Permelia, b. Jun 17, 1801, d. May 22, 1883, w/o James Montgomery
Montgomery, Rebecca (Farson), b. Mar 29, 1822, d. Oct 2, 1898, w/o J.E. Montgomery, d/o Henry and Mary Mann Farson
Morton, Raymond A., b. Nov 7, 1943, d. Oct 27, 1998, Husband of Vera D., Father of William T. and Raymond Jr.
Murphy, Laura K., b. Jan 13, 1970, d., w/o Robb P. Murphy
Murphy, Robb P., b. Nov 16, 1969, d.
Murphy, Trisha L., Dec 1, 1993, d. Nov 29, 1994, d/o Robb and Laura Murphy
Musser, John H., d. May 29, 1868, aged 11y 11m 4d, s/o H. and D. Musser
Musser, Sarah M., d. Jun 15, 1863, aged 2y 8m 25d, d/o H. and D. Musser
Nowery, Agnes R., b. 1922, d. 1940, d/o Josiah and Blanche Nowery
Nowery, Anna, b. 1864, d. 1943, w/o Nathan S. Nowery
Nowery, Blanche C., b. 1888, d. 1973, w/o Josiah L. Nowery
Nowery, Josiah L., b. 1881, d. 1946
Nowery, Nathan S., b. 1862, d. 1944
Piersol, Balser, b. Sep 20, 1881, d. Feb 12, 1910, s/o J.S. and F. Piersol
Piersol, Fannie, b. 1854, d. 1939, w/o Jeremiah S. Piersol
Piersol, Harriet Newton, b. Feb 22, 1820, d. Jun 8, 1898, w/o Samson Piersol
Piersol, Harriet, b. Sep 2, 1848, d. Sep 25, 1893, d/o Samson and Harriet Piersol
Piersol, Harriett Susan, b. Aug 29, 1875, d. Feb 22, 1891, d/o Jacob and Alzarah Piersol
Piersol, Infant, b. Jul 5, 1896, d. Jul 5, 1896, s/o R.S. and S. Piersol
Piersol, Jacob, no dates, Co. H. 3rd W.Va. Cav. Civil War
Piersol, Jeremiah S., b. 1856, d. 1924
Piersol, Sabina, b. Aug 22, 1891, d. Aug 25, 1891, d/o J.S. and F. Piersol
Piersol, Samson, b. May 24, 1818, d. Apr 30, 1891
Prince, Nancy Ann Davis, d. Jul ?, 188?, w/o R.K. Prince, (stone is broken)
Queen, Jacob W., b. Nov 9, 1849, d. Dec 22, 1920
Queen, Malulia Stanley, b. Apr 20, 1865, d. Jul 28, 1941
Roberts, Elizabeth A., b. Apr 4, 1831, d. Aug 18, 1882
Ruckman, Audrey Isabella, b. Oct 19, 1901, d. Sep 8, 1902, d/o T.J. and Thelma Alleman
Ruckman, Maud May, b. Mar 15, 1882, d. Aug 21, 1903, w/o T.J. Ruckman
Schaad, Elizabeth Nowery, b. Mar 13, 1883, d. May 20, 1931
Shaffer, Charles A., b. 1871, d. 1942
Shaffer, Flora Stanley, b. 1879, d. 1953, w/o Charles A. Shaffer
Smith, Roy R., b. 1905, d. 1914, s/o A.R. and E.H. Smith
Stanley, Adam, b. May 10, 1816, d. Sep 17, 1883
Stanley, Children, no dates, c/o H.W. and M.M. Stanley
Stanley, Clara B., b. Apr 19, 1884, d. Jul 27, 1903, d/o J.M. and Elizabeth Stanley
Stanley, Earl C., d. Nov 17, 1937, WV PVT 1 CL 358 Inf. 90th Div.
Stanley, Elizabeth Grant, b. 1855, d. 1937, w/o Joseph M. Stanley
Stanley, Elizabeth, b. Jul 7, 1815, d. Aug 10, 1851, w/o Adam Stanley, d/o Henry and Mary Mann Farson
Stanley, H. W., b. May 28, 1862, d. Dec 27, 1907
Stanley, Henry F., no dates, Corpl. Co. K. 10th W.Va. Inf. Civil War
Stanley, Joseph L., b. 1939, d. 1975, MMC US Navy Vietnam
Stanley, Joseph M., b. 1848, d. 1944
Stanley, Joseph W., b. 1908, d. 1951
Stanley, Opal M., b. Feb 15, 1902, d. Mar 11, 1902
Stanley, Pearl, b. Apr 24, 1903, d. Dec 7, 1971
Stanley, Ralph B., b. Oct 4, 1887, d. Aug 21, 1905
Stanley, Stella E., b. 1902, d. 1994, w/o Walter Stanley
Stanley, Walter R., b. Nov 25, 1892, d. Jul 5, 1969, WV PVT 26 RCT Co. GEN SVC Inf. WWI, (Headstone had middle initial as R. and birth date as 1893, footstone gave middle initial as T. and birth date as 1892)
Stanley, William C., b. Oct 18, 1849, d. Feb 18, 1870
Sweesey, Edward, d. 1869
Sweesey, Elizabeth, b. 1825, d. 1897, w/o Edward Sweesey
Swesey, Catherine, d. Jan 11, 1869, aged 20y 5m 27d, w/o John W. Swesey, d/o John and Iva Johnson Farson
Swesey, David, b. 1862, d. 1947
Swesey, Gertrude, b. 1900, d. 1983, w/o Monroe J. Swesey
Swesey, Hazel, b. 1912, d. 1920, d/o David and Lucy Swesey
Swesey, Lucy A., b. 1872, d. 1923, w/o David Swesey
Swesey, Monroe J., b. 1892, d. 1944
Walker, Rebecca, b. May 2, 1824, d. May 28, 1900
White, Ella Virginia, b. 1876, d. 1905, “nee Weaver”
Winans, Elmer, d. Oct 30, 1879, aged 4y 8m 18d
Winans, Jeremiah, d. Dec 11, 1868, aged 1y 10, 11d, s/o J.M. and P.E. Winans
Wise, A. S., b. Jan 16, 1868, d. Dec 28, 1905
Wise, Eva A., b. Feb 19, 1830, d. Aug 4, 1910, 2nd w/o Levi Wise
Wise, Frank D., b. Jan 7, 1912, d. Mar 6, 1912
Wise, Ida Mae, b. 1878, d. 1982, w/o Samuel Wise
Wise, Levi, b. Jul 21, 1824, d. Dec 7, 1901
Wise, Samuel, b. 1863, d. 1943

Misc:
1 grave marked with a rock
34 unmarked graves (may be more, but these were obvious)
1 unreadable stone
2 fieldstones with no information
3 concrete markers with no information
1 fieldstone with the initials M.M.S.
1 fieldstone with the initials H.N.P.
1 fieldstone with the initials H.A.M.

 

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