Historic Hampshire County, WV
West Virginia's Oldest County
 

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Wilson Family Cemetery, Rio, WV.

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Located approximate 1.6 miles West of Rio, WV on Rt.53, right on the Hampshire Co.-Hardy Co. line. Make a right onto Cemetery Drive and you will see this family cemetery on the left about 20 yards up the hill.

This cemetery is set up rather uniquely. Almost all the grave markers have a number on them, ranging from 1 to 19. In the middle of each of these individualled number stones there is one central marker with all their names on them, starting with "Generation 1" all the way to "Generation 4". To identify each person as it appears on the family stone I will include the generation number and then the stone number, i.e. [4/15]= 4th generation, stone #15.

  • John T. Wilson: born 1802; died 1871; [1/1].
  • Nora Wilson: born 1807; died 1881; "Wife of 1"; [1/2].
  • Louisa Wilson Oats: born 1845; died 1908; [2/3].
  • Sis Wilson: born 1838; died 1895; [2/4].
  • Emmy Wilson Cheshire Hare: born 1831; died 1890; [2/5].
  • [no first name] Cheshier: [2/6].
  • Mary J. Wilson Poland Miller: born 1840; died 1922; [2/7].
  • John Poland; born 1839; died 1864; [2/8].
  • W. H. Miller: born 1845; died 1927; [2/9].
  • James H. Poland: born 1860; died 1932; [3/10].
  • Sally Rosebrock Poland: bron 1867; died 1889; [3/11].
  • Inf. Daughter: born 1864; died 1864; "Daughter of 7 & 8"; [3/12].
  • Nellie A. Poland Boone: born 1904; died 1955; [4/13].
  • Herbert L. Boone: born 1903; died 1966; [4/14].
  • Pearl C. Poland Stevens Maxey Stevenson Kahn: born 1913; [no death date]; [4/15].
  • Earl Kahn: born 1906; [no death date]; [4/16].
  • R. Miller Poland: born 1909; [no death date]; [4/17].
  • Claudine Collins Poland: born 1909; [no death date]; [4/18].
  • W. H. C. Wilson: born 1860; died 1949.
  • Geraldine M. Wilson: born 1941; died 1970.
  • Grover Wilson: born 1884; died 1964.
  • Minnie C. Wilson: born 1888; died 1970.

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