JACKSON COUNTY, WEST VIRGINIA
NORTH OF U.S. ROUTE 33
Cemetery Readings Made in the Summers of 1977 and 1978
George W. Archer
George W. Archer
P.O. Box 6233
McLean, VA 22106
*Cemetery No. 58 ‑Shaver Cemetery (Grant Dist.)
On the USGS map it is listed as Shafer Cemetery, but it is actually Shaver Cemetery.
Location: From Sherman, go east on WV Co. Rt. 8 1.7 mi to Co. Rt. 10/1 and follow it north 3.1 miles to dirt road at the forks to the southeast. Turn right onto the dirt road and follow it .3 miles to cemetery.
Condition: Open pasture ‑ unfenced.
See Miihlbach's "Grant District Cemeteries" for more on unmarked stones.
Margaret E. MC MILLEN, wife of C. E. MC xe "MC MILLEN:Margaret E., Mrs." MILLEN August 14, 1898‑January 24, 1924, daughter of M. H. & S. A. xe "SHAVER:____ (f)" xe "SHAVER:M.H. (see Martin H. SHAVER)" xe "SHAVER:Margaret E." xe "SHAVER:S.A., Mrs. (see Sarah A. SHAVER)" xe "SHAVER:Margaret E." SHAVER fallen stone.
(2) Martin H. xe "SHAVER:Martin H." SHAVER 1857‑1930
Henderson SHAVER , son of H. S. & R. I. SHAVER Died April 2, 1829, aged 30 years, 7 months, 21 days
(3 or 4 fallen stones, broken and unreadable)
*Cemetery No. 59 ‑ Rankin Cemetery (Ravenswood Dist.)
Location: On Co. Rt. 3 about .5 miles after Rt. 3 crosses over I‑77 but before reaching Wilding. Stones are located in a field on the property of O.L. Butcher behind a unique round or octagonal barn on the right side of the road.
Condition: Open pasture but clearly visible on a small knoll above the level of the field.
Thomas B. xe "RANKIN:Thomas B." RANKIN December 17, 1843‑January 2, 1911 Father Co. I., 11th Vol. Inf.
Sarena A. xe "RANKIN:Sarena A., Mrs.?" RANKIN February 14, 1852 ‑ September 4, 1916
*Cemetery No. 60 ‑ Nesselroad Cemetery (Grant Dist.)
Location: From Sherman, take Route 8 about 3 miles to east of Sherman, to Co. Rt. 10/4 at Meathouse Fork. Turn left, go .5 miles. Cemetery is on the left.
Note: Incomplete reading. See Miihlbach's "Grant District Cemeteries." for more stones and unmarked graves.)
Condition: Cemetery grown over ‑ not fenced ‑ some stones may be down.
Addison H., son of David? & Margaret xe "NESSELROAD:Addison H." xe "NESSELROAD:David" xe "NESSELROAD:Margaret, Mrs." NESSELROAD died September 12, 1853 in 9th year of his age.
Charles E. xe "COZART:Charles E." COZART 1882‑1917
James Franklin xe "COZART:John Franklin" COZART born August 2, 1863; died May 8, 1893
(2) Lafayette xe "COZART:Lafayette" COZART, February 15, 1836‑March 15, 1906 Father
(2) Marjorie A. xe "NESSELROAD:Marjorie A., Mrs.?" NESSELROAD 1859‑1909Peter F. xe "NESSELROAD:Peter F." NESSELROAD 1858‑1936
Iva E. xe "LAHEW:Iva E."LAHEW 1894‑1937
*Cemetery No. 61 Nesselroad Cemetery (Grant Dist.)
Location: From Sherman, take Route 8 about 3 miles east of Sherman, to Co. Rt. 10/4 at Meathouse Fork. Turn left, go 1 miles. Cemetery on the left .15 miles off the road.
There are three (3) graves and no stones. Of the three buried are:
Sheldon xe "NESSELROAD:Sheldon" NESSELROAD & his wife, name unknown should be buried there. The other grave should be a child of the Nesselroad family, parents unknown.
*Cemetery No. 62 ‑ Wade Cemetery (Grant Dist.)
Location: From Topins Grove south on WV Rt. 6 2.9 miles to cemetery on the right of the road.
Condition: They are unreadable sandstone, completely broken and eroded ‑ open pasture. Mr. Gordon Parsons, who lives here, says that he thinks perhaps there are people buried there, but he is not sure. No visible stones.
*Cemetery No. 63 Springston Cemetery (Grant Dist.)
Location: On Route 8 about 3 miles east of Sherman, on left side of road .9 miles after intersection of Rt. 8 and 10/4 at Meathouse Fork.
Joseph xe "SPRINGSTON:Joseph" SPRINGSTON born November 26, 1817; died October 5, 1858
Stewart, son of J. W. & M. xe "SLAVEN:Stewart" xe "SLAVEN:J.W. (m)" xe "SLAVEN:M., Mrs." SLAVEN died (date is broken off), age 1 year, 5 months
*Cemetery No. 64 ‑ Beech Grove Cemetery (Grant Dist.)
Location: Exit I‑77 at Exit 154, go under the underpass and turn left North (left) on Co. Rt. 1/5. Immediately on the right is Beech Grove United Methodist Church founded in 1908 and an open space to the left of the church is where the cemetery used to be.
Condition: The cemetery no longer exists. The stones are all broken and gone due to cattle ranging through it as it is now an open pasture.
*Cemetery No. 65 ‑ Alexander Cemetery (Grant Dist.)
Location: From Topins Grove go south on WV Rt. 6 2.9 miles to cemetery on the right of the road.
Condition: No stones