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Elliott Cemetery, Adonijah, Clay County, West Virginia

Contributed by Neva Stout Bryant nevajb@aol.com
Copyright 2001, Neva Stout Bryant  This information may be used for
personal research but may NOT be copied to be sold or used in any
commercial venture.
(copyright permission received by Neva 3/18/2002)
Recorded 26 June 1992 by Neva Jane STOUT BRYANT
 
Description:  The cemetery consists of a good acre of land and is
publicly owned.  No cemetery records exist, since it is strictly
a rural cemetery.  No one is in charge of the cemetery; in other
words, there is no sexton.
 
A dirt lane divides the cemetery into three distinct sections.
There is a section to the left and above the lane; a section to
the right and above the lane; and a section below the lane. 
 
I recorded the cemetery as follows:  The section to the left and
above the lane from left to right and top to bottom; the section
to the right was recorded from left to right and top to bottom;
and the section below the lane was recorded from left to right and
top to bottom.
 
Location:  From State Route 16 turn left on Independence Hill
(secondary road 10 -a narrow, paved road)and drive approximately
1-3/4 miles; turn left onto a one-lane, paved/dirt/gravel road and
proceed approximately 1 mile; turn right and drive approximately
.1 - .2 miles up a dirt lane (a 4-wheel drive vehicle is required
for this part of the drive).
 
I have added bracketed notes [ ] indicating birth, death, marriage,
parents, or spouses when known since I have relatives still living
in Adonijah who know or knew these people and some facts about them.
 
Holmes EDWARD
US ARMY  SGT  US MARINE CORPS  WORLD WAR II  KOREA
May17 1929 - Feb 27 1992
 
Unreadable Fieldstone
 
Bessie M. ELLIOTT
Born April 11, 1898 - Died April 2, 1974
 
Jennings R. ELLIOTT
Born May 20, 1900 - Died March 28, 1946
[Jennings Richard ELLIOTT s/o Columbus C. & Hester A. MORTON 
ELLIOTT; died of TB] 
 
Unreadable Fieldstone
 
Unreadable Fieldstone
 
Martha & Perry LYONS
[There are no birth or death dates on the stone]
 
Unmarked Grave
 
Unmarked Grave
 
Unmarked Grave
 
Unmarked Grave
 
C. E. ELLIOTT
1903 - 1942
 
Unmarked Grave
 
Hester Ann ELLIOTT
Jan. 3, 1872 - Oct. 16, 1965
[d/o Rice W. T. & Mary J. THROCKMORTON MORTON;
 married Columbus C. ELLIOTT 19 Nov 1891] 
 
C. C. ELLIOTT
1870 - 1939
[Columbus C. ELLIOTT s/o John & Sarah F. BIRD ELLIOTT;
 married Hester Ann MORTON 19 Nov 1891]
 
Unreadable Fieldstone
 
John M. ELLIS
Born Apr 1_ ____ [Unreadable] - Died Feb 23 1920
 
Unreadable Fieldstone
 
Linda HICKMAN 
1900 - 1974 [Funeral Home Marker]
 
John Edward MORRIS
Born March 26 1882 - Died Sept. 11th 1955
 
Bonnie Kay HARPER
Died November 11, 1960 
Aged 0 Yrs. 4 Mos. 14 Days [Clay Funeral Home Marker]
 
Dianna Jean WALTERS
1972 - 1973 [Carl Wilson Funeral Home Marker]
 
Paul Staunton WALTERS
Died June 21 1961
Aged 1 Days [Clay Funeral Home Marker]
 
Unmarked Grave
 
Dencil Ray PRITT
Jan. 16, 1959 - Nov. 2, 1978
 
James Andy PRITT
Born March 23, 1913 - Laid to Rest January 21, 1972
[James Andrew PRITT s/o William Edward & Elizabeth
 Coral Bell HUDSON PRITT; married Macil BIRD 29 Jun 1934]
 
Wetzel Lee PRITT
OHIO   SSGT   US ARMY   WORLD WAR II
Nov 24 1918 - Dec 2 1962
[His large headstone states date of death as Dec. 2, 1962;
 however, his military marker at the foot of his grave states
 date of death as Dec 3 1962]
 
John Elvin PRITT
WEST VIRGINIA   TEC 5   17 FIELD HOSPITAL   WORLD WAR II
January 27 1919 - May 22 1964
 
Lonnzie A. PRITT
10-6-1909 - 1-3-1975
[He married Odith VanMeter on 6 Aug 1934]       
 
Unmarked Grave
 
Sabrina Kay BOGGS
Feb. 13 - 15, 1972
 
Freeman MORRIS
1905 - 1970
[He married Frances MOORE on 22 Dec 1926.  Brother to Ronnie
 MORRIS; s/o George W. & Lydia ELLIOTT MORRIS]
 
Donald Lee MORRIS
WEST VIRGINIA   SP5   US ARMY   KOREA   VIETNAM
January 10 1931 - June 9 1970
 
Ronnie MORRIS
Aug 10, 1909 - Nov 13, 1963
[His headstone has the above info; however, a Carl Wilson
 Funeral Home Marker,  also at the grave, lists the following
 info: Ronnie F. MORRIS Died Nov. 13 1969 Aged 60 yrs 3 
Mos 3 Days] [brother to Freeman MORRIS]
 
Unreadable Funeral Home Marker
 
Unreadable Fieldstone
 
Floyd BIRD
1939 - 1991 [Pennington Funeral Home Marker] 
[s/o Vernie & Nancy Jane BIRD]
 
Nancy Jane BIRD 
1911 - 1987 [Combs-Pennington Funeral Home Marker]
[married Vernie BIRD]
 
Unreadable Funeral Home Marker
 
Frances MORRIS
June 4, 1908 - Oct. 20, 1990
[nee MOORE; married Freeman MOORIS on 22 Dec 1926]
 
Darleen BENTLEY
1958 - 1960
 
Clayton Lee PRITT
F1 US NAVY WORLD WAR II
1923 - 1978
[married Mary MOORE]
 
Pearl Loretta JONES
1900 - 1977
[b. May 1900 d/o John N. & Rebecca MORRIS PRITT;
 married David H. JONES 22 Jun 1921]
 
D. H. JONES
Borned 6/9/1881 - Died 10/19/1950
[David H. JONES s/o Samuel Henderson & Mary Jane
 NICHOLS JONES; married Pearl JONES 22 Jun 1921]
 
Rebeckie PRITT
1883 - 1961
[Her headstone has the above info; however, a Funeral Home 
(unknown) Marker, also at her grave, has the following info: 
Rebecca PRITT, 1882-1961] [Rebecca Jane MORRIS b. 11 Jun 
1882 d/o John & Mary E. WALKER MORRIS; married John Nathaniel
PRITT 28 Apr 1898]
 
Vira PETRY
Mar. 6, 1907 - Feb. 26, 1983
[d/o John Nathaniel & Rebecca Jane MORRIS PRITT; married
 Clate PETRY 27 Apr 1928]
 
Clate PETRY
PVT   US ARMY   WORLD WAR I
Sept. 8, 1884 - June 6, 1989
[married Vira PRITT 27 Apr 1928]
 
Two Unmarked Graves with a rectangular stone placed flat in 
the ground on which is written:  F 10 81
 
Unreadable Fieldstone
 
W. E. Buck PRITT
February 2, 1860 - January 19, 1932
[s/o George Washington & Carlista Frances TURNER PRITT; 
married Elizabeth Coral Bell HUDSON 4 Oct 1885]
 
Unreadable Fieldstone
 
Unreadable Fieldstone
 
Unmarked Grave
 
Unmarked Grave
 
Unreadable Fieldstone
 
R. S. BARNETTE
Born Oct. 15, 1871 - Died Nov. 17, 1908   Age 32 yrs. 1 mo. 2 da.
[Robert S. BARNETT, according to age, would have been
 born in 1876 not 1871; married Georgia F. PRITT 27 Sep 1889]
 
Georgie BARNETTE
Born Aug. 18, 1876 - Died July 5, 1902
[Georgia F. PRITT, d/o George Washington & Carlista
 Frances TURNER PRITT; married Robert S. BARNETT 27 Sep
 1889]
 
Unmarked Grave
 
Unreadable Fieldstone
 
Unreadable Fieldstone
 
Unreadable Fieldstone
 
Arizona BIRD
1896 - 1985 [Combs-Pennington Funeral Home Marker]
[d/o Robert William & Lydia SIZEMORE ELLIOTT; married 
Lantie BIRD]
 
Roland K. BIRD
1962 - 1982
[s/o Delmer & Madilyn BIRD; killed in car wreck at Dixie]
 
Ulysses Grant BIRD
PVT   US ARMY   WORLD WAR II
Nov 12 1914 - Dec 29 1979
[s/o Lant & Arizona BIRD]
 
Delmer BIRD
SGT   US ARMY   WORLD WAR II
Oct 1 1923 - Dec 26 1979
[s/o Lant & Arizona BIRD]
 
Delbert Edison BIRD
1917 - 1971
[s/o Lant & Arizona BIRD]
 
Unreadable Fieldstone
 
W. H. BIRD
Borned Dec 15, 1855 - died Jan. 22, 1947
[William H. BIRD s/o Henry & Virginia BIRD]
 
Unmarked Grave
 
Matilda Jane BIRD
Born March 17 1857 - Departed This Life Dec. 5, 1936
[nee DORSEY]
 
Willie BIRD
Jan. 30, 1888; July 14, 1932
[brother of my Uncle Thornton BIRD; killed while cutting
 fire wood  a tree limb fell on him]
 
Mable S. BIRD
July 27, 1913 - Sept. 27, 1927
 
Double Headstone:
Edna BIRD
Nov. 22, 1880 - June 9, 1925
 
James Henry BIRD
Aug. 25, 1875 - Oct. 27, 1972
[Edna d/o John & Mary E. WALKER
 MORRIS; James s/o William & Virginia
 BIRD; married 23 Oct 1897]
 
Ina BARNETTE
Born 12-3-1900 - Died 12-30-1914
 
J. Roy ELLIOTT
1908  1922
 
C. BIRD
Born _____ 9 1903 [Broken Fieldstone]
 
Unreadable Fieldstone
[Footstone has initials J. A. B.]
 
Unreadable Fieldstone
 
Double Headstsone:
Ott H. NICHOLS
1910 - 1974
 
Minnie H. NICHOLS
1966 - 1977
[Ott Henderson NICHOLS b. 12 Mar 1910 s/o Jonathan Calvin
 & Virginia Aretta PRITT NICHOLS; Minnie HOLCOMB b. 9  Apr
 1916-d.6 Jul 1977 d/o James Andrew T. & Phoebe Dove JONES
 HOLCOMB; married 14 Nov 1932]
 
Double Headstone:
Jonathan C. NICHOLS
May 20, 1865 - Feb. 3, 1951
                       
Jennie A. NICHOLS
Jan. 2, 1877 - Jan. 21, 1965
[Incorrect birth date on her tombstone.  My grandmother
was born (proven) 30 Dec 1876][Jonathan Calvin NICHOLS s/o
Elijah & Christena NEAL NICHOLS; Virginia Aretta "Jennie" 
PRITT d/o Andrew Jackson & Sophia SAMPLES JONES PRITT; married
25 Nov 1894]
 
Enoch BARNETTE
Born March 25, 1920 - Died March 15, 1939
[s/o Richard & Laura M. BIRD BARNETTE; struck by 
lightning & killed]
 
Richard BARNETTE
Born April 11, 1875 - Died Oct. 26, 1938
[married Laura May BIRD 23 Dec 1898]
 
Laura May BARNETTE
Born Feb 17, 1879 - Died Oct 13, 1966
[d/o William & Virginia BIRD; married Richard BARNETTE 
23 Dec 1898]
 
Anna B. BIRD
Born 7 4[?] 1905 - Died 3 6 1935
 
Unreadable Fieldstone
 
Gladys NICHOLS
Oct. 8, 1900 - July 6, 1931
[d/o Richard & Laura BIRD; married Arnold H. NICHOLS
29 Aug 1918]
 
Elmer A. BIRD
1911 - 1946
 
Willard E. BIRD
1875 - 1939
[b. 28 May 1875 s/o Dickinson M. & Sarah M. BIRD; 
married Martha J. SIZEMORE 28 Dec 1893]
 
Martha J. BIRD
1879 - 1949
[born Aug 1879 d/o Jesse & Nancy E. WALKER SIZEMORE;
 married Willard E. BIRD 28 Dec 1893]
 
Unreadable Fieldstone
 
Double Headstone:
J. Sterling MORRIS
Feb. 22, 1913 - July 21, 1989
 
C. Berniece MORRIS
Mar. 22, 1929 - [still living]
 
Married May 16, 1934
[J. Sterling s/o John E. & Ellen BIRD MORRIS;[Carrie
 Berniece ELLIOTT d/o Earl & Clara STONE ELLIOTT]
 
Double Headstone:
Earl ELLIOTT
1889 - 1969
 
Clara ELLIOTT
1895 - 1977
                                      
Married Nov. 29, 1916
[Earl b. 19 Mar 1889 s/o Robert William & Lydia
 SIZEMORE ELLIOTT; Clara b. 16 Jun 1895 d/o
 James W. & Mary M. RAMSEY STONE]
 
Leo Otto SANDERS
WEST VIRGINIA   TEC 5   ORDNANCE   WORLD WAR II   KOREA
November 20 1924 - December 15 1967
[killed while driving a taxi  Silver Bridge in Point 
Pleasant collapsed]
 
Denver Elmo SANDERS
19_7 - 1923 [Wilson Funeral Home Marker]
 
Sarah F. ELLIOTT
1840 - 1924
[d/o Henry M. & Virginia BIRD; married John ELLIOTT 
6 Jan 1859]
 
Double Headstone:              
Georgie V. MORTON
1880 - 1955
 
Homer G. MORTON
1882 - 1959
[Georgia b. 4 Feb 1880 d/o
John & Sarah BIRD ELLIOTT; Homer s/o George
W. & Sarah HARVEY MORTON; married 29 Dec 1903]
 
Annis B. DEITZ
1908 - 1964
 
Two Unmarked Graves
 
Unreadable Fieldstone
 
John M. ELLIOTT
BATT A 1 WVA LT ARTY   CIVIL WAR
Sep 27 1837 - Feb 28 1896
[married Sarah BIRD 6 Jan 1859]
 
Belva L. ELLIOTT
1887 - 1973
[b. 11 Nov 1887 d/o James W. & Mary M. RAMSEY STONE;
married John D. ELLIOTT 29 Dec 1903]
 
John D. ELLIOTT
1877 - 1941
[b. 6 Oct 1877 s/o John M. & Sarah F. BIRD ELLIOTT;
 married Belva L. STONE 29 Dec 1903]
 
Albert Lee JONES
1913 - 1984 [Carl Wilson Funeral Home Marker]
[s/o Adam C. & Margaret ELLIOTT JONES; m1
 Mary Lois MORRIS (divorced; m2 Tressie STONE)]
 
Ira Alvin JONES
PVT   US ARMY   WORLD WAR I
1896 - 1977
[s/o Adam C. & Margaret ELLIOTT JONES; married Ruby
 Mayflower PRITT]
 
Mildred ELSWICK
1932 - 1963 [Combs Funeral Home Marker]
[Below this marker is a Parsons Funeral Home Marker
 with the following info:  Mildred Jones ELZICK, 1932 - 1963]
[died when her dress caught on fire]
 
Richard JONES
1904 - 1982 [Combs-Pennington Funeral Home Marker]
[s/o Adam C. & Margaret ELLIOTT JONES; married Maggie BIRD 
3 May 1924]
 
Maggie JONES
Born 3-16-1907 - Died 3-26-1946
[married Richard JONES 3 May 1924]
 
A. C. JONES
Born Jan 1 1873 - Died Dec 19 1944
[Adam C. JONES s/o Francis M. & Martha Ann MOORE JONES;
 married Margaret E. ELLIOTT 26 Dec 1893]
 
Okey R. JONES
August 29 1907 - January 29 1944
[Okey Ray JONES s/o Adam C. & Margaret E. ELLIOTT JONES;
 married Ruby Mayflower PRITT 24 May 1930]
        
Jessie M. JONES
April 28 1931 - April 29 1931
 
O. H. JONES
B. 1894 - D. 1912
(Oscar H. JONES s/o Adam C. & Margaret E. ELLIOTT JONES]
 
Unreadable Fieldstone
 
SMITH
Emily E. JONES
3-6-1868 - 8-19-1936
[married Thomas R. SMITH 20 Jul 1887]
 
SMITH
Thomas R.
7-13-1866 - 1-25-1957
[married Emily E. JONES 20 Jul 1887]
 
Unreadable Fieldstone
 
Unreadable Fieldstone
 
Unreadable Fieldstone
 
Unreadable Fieldstone
 
Unreadable Fieldstone
 
Unreadable Fieldstone
 
Unmarked Grave
 
John MOORE
1969 [Combs Funeral Home Marker]
 
Christina Faith MOORE
1978 - 1978
 
Unreadable Fieldstone
 
Unreadable Fieldstone
 
Unreadable Fieldstone
 
Unreadable Fieldstone
 
Unreadable Fieldstone
 
Double Headstone:
Mary A. MOORE
[No Dates]
 
Charles C. MOORE
[No Dates]
[Mary A. NEAL b. 1868 
d/o of Eunice NEAL; Charles
b. Jul 1860 s/o Carter & Sarah MOORE; married
25 Oct 1883]
 
Unreadable Fieldstone
 
Unreadable Fieldstone
 
James H. MOORE 
1893 - 1949 [Clay Funeral Home Marker]
[b. 10 Jul 1893 s/o Charles C. & Mary A. NEAL MOORE]
 
At Least Two Unmarked Graves
 
At Least Two Unmarked Graves
 
Unreadable Fieldstone
 
Unreadable Fieldstone
 
Unreadable Fieldstone
 
Earl J. STONE
WEST VIRGINIA   COOK 2 CO 155 DEPOT BRIGADE   WORLD WAR I
May 28 1892 - May 5 1965
[Military Headstone has the above info; however, a funeral
 home (unknown) marker, also at the grave, lists his name 
as James Earl STONE]   [s/o James W. & Mary M. RAMSEY STONE]
 
Oscar E. STONE
WEST VIRGINIA   PFC   US ARMY   WORLD WAR II
March 1 1927 - Aug 27 1962
[killed in car wreck]
 
Earl Elkins BROWN
1957 - 1976
 
Clarence Arthur STONE
1941 - 1959 [Carl Wilson Funeral Home Marker]
[died of cancer]