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Persinger Cemetery
Buery Mountain, Fayette County, West Virginia

Lat: 37° 55' 43"N, Lon: 81° 01' 21"W

Submitted by Darlene Jackson, Jun 28, 2004 [sunnidaze6612@yahoo.com].  Total records = 6.

Route 19 north or south, take route 60 exit, toward Midland Trail, follow 60 to 41 South, approx. 4 mi. will see sign for Chestnut Knob Road follow to Buery Mtn road, (dirt road) follow for approx.4 mi dirt road on left (Tunnel road no sign) .5 tenths of mi. will see sign for Persinger Cemetery, park and follow old road on right through woods about 2-3 tenths of mi. Will run into cemetery. Cemetery used to have fence, all that is left now are posts and sign that says,"Persinger Cemetery, Clairmont WV".

This represents all that have markers that are readable, some are only marked with crosses, no writing, approx. 3 unmarked stones.

No idea of ownership, it is near an old cleaning plant for coal, that is down on the river, but this cemetery is straight above the cleaning plant on top of the mountain. It is in fair shape, had fence around it but all that is left are the posts and sign. Does not appear to be accepting new burials.

Daniel Sumpter and I compiled these records Jun 27, 2004, by going to the cemetery and recording all information available from the headstones.

- Darlene Jackson

Hunter, Bertha, b. 5 Oct 1890, d. Jun 1891, daughter of Wm & Sarah Hunter, #23
McClane, Martha E., b. 27 Aug 1862, d. 6 Oct 1899, wife of W.M. McClane, #9
McClane, Perry W. , b. 25 Sep 1899, d. 12 Dec 1899, son of W.M. & M.E., #10
O'Daniel, Zena V., b. 21 Jul 1903, d. 4 Aug 1903, daughter of J& M.C. O'Daniel, #42
Price, Hallie H., b. 11 Mar 1822, d. -4 Apr 1895, wife of J.M. Price, #27
Smith, Emma L., b. 15 Jul 1874, d. 21 Oct 1894, wife of W.R.Smith, #22

Misc:
1st Row 1-8 are sunken graves w/crosses, 11-13 sunken graves w/crosses
Second Row 14-17 are crosses, Third Row 18-21 are crosses
28 & 29 are Blank Stones, Fourth Row 24-26 crosses
Fifth Row 30-38 are crosses, Sixth Row 39-40 are crosses
41 Blank Stone, Seventh Row 43.Unmarked Stone 44.cross

 

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