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Re: Need the location of the Watkins Cemetery
Posted by: Roy Lockhart Date: November 06, 2001 at 19:20:07
In Reply to: Need the location of the Watkins Cemetery by Shirley J. of 1448

Hope this helps.
Roy Lockhart

Watkins Cemetery, near Rowlesburg, Preston Co., WV, Reno Dist., on property of Mrs. Asa (Lottie) Martin (1986). NOTE: Mrs Martin is now deceased.

From Rowlesburg: Rt. 72 north to left on Rt. 50/9 (Fill Hollow), go 2.1 miles to second road left, go to top of hill (through two gates), cemetery located to the right of Mrs. Martin's home and up a grade.

Inscriptions copied Aug. 9, 1986 by Roy L. Lockhart

H.M. Goff/ 1907-1936 (hand carved, may have misread dates)

Henline/ Oscar/ 1881-1949; Bessie/ 1881-19
Father (footstone?) Mother (footstone?)

Larew/ Nellie/ 1893-1942; Dorsey/ 1888-1950

Martin/ Lottie M./ 1905- ; Asa B./ 1904-1975

Lemuel A./ Nestor/ 1865-1962
Mother/ Millie M./ Nestor/ 1871-1941/ At Rest.
(not sure if one stone or two)

Dorthy Marie/ Rogers/ 1921-1924
Rogers/ William Andrew/ 1900-1967; Emily Ethel/ 1893-1951
William Howard/ Rogers/ 1924-1956

Bertie/ Shaffer/ 1890-1908
Shaffer/ Flossie M./ 1895-1967; Roy E./ 1891-1966
Roy Earl Shaffer/ 1891-1966 (funeral home marker)
Shaffer/ H. Walter/ 1888-1960; Ersie B./ 1895-1971
Shaffer/ Henry H./ 1855-1920; Eva/ 1848-1935
Shaffer/ Henry J./ 1874-1930; Bedelia C./ 1880-1940
J.J. Shaffer/ Born Feb. 6th 1850/ Died Oct. 18th 1912
Mervyn W./ Shaffer/ Apr. 6, 1916/ July 21, 1937/ In God's Care
Mervyn W Shaffer/ April 6 1916/ July 21 1937 (funeral home marker)

Shaver/ A. Bard/ 1875-1931; Rebecca/ 1883-1929; Leroma/ 1904-1930; Harold/ 1906-1922; Willard/ 1924; Pauline/ 1923-1928 (one stone)
Bernice M./ 1920-1921/ Dau. of W.B. &/ L.M. Shaver
Beulah G. Dau. of/ H.L. & Tacie Shaver/ Apr. 18, 1916/ Aug. 12, 1917
Charles Everett/ Shaver/ 1905-1930
Shaver/ Charles H./ 1860-1945; Ursula J./ 1864-1939
Dortha M./ Dau. of Mr. &/ Mrs. Sherman/ Shaver/ 1922/ Our Darling
Frank M. Shaver/ Aug. 5, 1891/ Sept. 19, 1914
F.M.S. (footstone)
Harry Lee Shaver/ 1893-1918; Tacie J./ 1888-1923
Sherman H./ Shaver/ 1895-1941

Evert A Shields/ Cpl/ 2 W Va Inf/ Sp Am War

Jno. E.R. Watkins/ Co. F./ 6 W. Va. Inf.
Minnie R. Watkins/ 1919-1948
Ottis Wayne/ Watkins/ 1940-1942
Watkins/ William J./ May 11, 1864/ Nov. 20, 1959; Catherine S./ Feb. 4, 1865/ Apr. 30, 1936
William J Watkins/ 1864-1959 (funeral home marker)
Catherine S Watkins/ Feb 4 1865/ Apr 30 1936 (funeral home marker)

Franklin B Wiles/ PFC US Army/ World War II/ Jun 13 1919 Sep 7 1977
Franklin F/ Wiles/ 1883-1921 (funeral home marker)
Minnie A./ Wiles/ Nov. 27, 1887/ Aug. 30, 1920
M.A.W (footstone)

Wilhelm/ Charles F./ 1879-1929; Marple Robert/ 1914-1918
C.F.W. (footstone) M.R.W. (footstone)
Wilhelm/ Grace H./ 1886-1980; Viola M./ 1905-
Howard Allen/ Wilhelm/ 1912-1936
Margie K Wilhelm/ 1940-1940 (funeral home marker)

Nov. 5, 1907 (rest of stone missing)

1926 (rest of stone missing)

many graves marked with rocks


Dorsey Walker Larew was born Preston Co. Apr. 26, 1888 and diedPreston Co. Jun. 1, 1950, son of Charles & Levina (Stevenson) Larew. His wife, Nellie E. (Goff) Larew, was the daughter of Charles Ulysses & Nancy Rebecca Ann (Hartsell) Goff.

Asa Burton Martin was born Preston Co. Mar. 19, 1904 and died Monongalia Co. Aug. 22, 1975, son of Emery & Margaret (Luzader) Martin. His wife, Lottie Mildred (Wagner) Martin, was born Preston Co. Jun. 17, 1905 and died Monongalia Co. Mar. 8, 1990, daughter of Lerah Catherine (Wagner) Uphold.

Lemuel A. Wise Nestor married Millie M. Hovatter.

Bertie Shaffer was born in Jan. 1890 and died Preston Co. Mar. 20, 1908, daughter of Henry Harrison & Eva (Myers) Goff Shaffer. She never married.

Harry Walter Shaffer was born Preston Co. Jun. 8, 1888 and died Preston Co. Nov. 15, 1960, son of Henry Harrison & Eva (Myers) Goff Shaffer. His wife, Ersie Beatrice (Nestor) Shaffer, was born Tucker Co. Jan. 8, 1895 and died Preston Co. Feb. 1, 1971, daughter of Lemuel A. Wise & Millie M. (Hovatter) Nestor.

Henry Harrison Shaffer was born Preston Co. Jan. 1855 and died Dec. 19, 1920, son of William & Catherine "Katie" (Nestor) Shaffer. His wife, Eva (Myers) Goff Shaffer was born Preston Co. May 24, 1848 and died Preston Co. Jul. 1, 1935, daughter of Daniel & Eva (Wiles) Myers. Her first husband was Preston Goff.

Henry J. Shaffer married Bedelia Catherine McCrobie.

Roy Earl Shaffer was born Preston Co. Nov. 12, 1891 and died Preston Co. Oct. 19, 1966, son of Henry Harrison & Eva (Myers) Goff Shaffer. His wife, Flossie May (Williams) Shaffer, was born Tucker Co. May 11, 1895 and died Lewis Co. May 14, 1967, daughter of Martin Luther & Abbie Ann (Poling) Williams.

Charles H. Shaver married Ursula J. Huffman.

Harry Lee Shaver was born Preston Co. Jun. 18, 1893 and died Preston Co. Oct. 27, 1918, son of Charles H. & Ursula J. (Huffman) Shaver. His wife,Tacie J. (Rosier) Shaver, was born Preston Co. Mar. 27, 1889 (1888 tombstone) and died Preston Co. Apr. 17, 1923, daughter of Christopher Columbus & Margaret M. (Bolyard) Rosier.

John E.R. Watkins was born (Monongalia Co.) Oct. 1838 and died Preston Co. Apr. 1, 1906, son of James & Sarah (Ambrose) Watkins. His wife, Louisa Jane (Howard) Watkins was born Preston Co. Oct. 8, 1846 and died Jul. 12, 1921, daughter of Richard & Clarica (Cool) Howard.


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