Volcano, Wood County, West Virginia
Contributed by Teresa Fordyce, Sep 14, 2011, last edited Sep 28,
Total records = 18.
Take Route 50 east out of Parkersburg for 12 miles to Volcano Road.
(Mountwood Park entrance). Turn right onto Volcano Road. and travel
about 2.6 miles to where the road forks at the bottom of the hill.
Take the left fork and travel about 1.5 miles. The cemetery is located
in the woods about 200 yards behind the home of Wayne and Lisa Morrison.
You will need to obtain permission from the Morrisons to cross through
their property to the cemetery.
This was one of Wood County’s forgotten cemeteries until March
of 2011 when a logging company timbering the area stumbled upon
it. Three of the stones where damaged by equipment. The Wood County
Historical Society has repaired the damaged stones and cleared
the brush from the cemetery.
The original cemetery was a 7 acre plot of ground set aside to
be used by the residence of the booming oil town, Volcano. The
town burned in 1879 and most of the residence moved away. Now
the area is all wooded and overgrown. It is not known how many
burials are actually in the cemetery. Death records for some of
the interred also list the name as Volcano Cemetery. Also called
Barris Cemetery by some.
This is a complete reading of all existing headstones
when I walked and transcribed this cemetery on Apr 16, 2011.
- Teresa Fordyce
Babig, Joseph, No Dates, Sgt. 48th PA Inf. Civil
Bayer, Willie H., d. Aug 28, 1877, s/o J.J. and R.R. Bayer
Cramer, Infant, d. Feb 11, 1876, c/o Corban G. and Julia
Cramer, Infant, no dates, c/o Corban G. and Julia Emma Cramer
Crawford, Captola Jeneva, d. Feb 27, 1878, Aged 6 years,
1 month and 4 days, d/o M.L. and J.C. Crawford
Crawford, Nettie, d. Aug 11, 1884, Aged 41 years, w/o M.
DeMoss, James, d. Apr 24, 1878, Aged 3 years and 8 months,
s/o Nathaniel and Phoebe Hawk DeMoss, No Stone
DeMoss, Louisa, d. Dec 26, 1882, Aged 2 years and 9 months,
d/o Nathaniel and Phoebe Hawk DeMoss, No Stone
DeMoss, Nathaniel, b. Apr 1, 1844, d. Nov 22, 1931, Co. C.
19th VA Cav. Civil War, s/o William and Annie DeMoss
DeMoss, Phoebe Hawk, b. Feb 17, 1851, d. Feb 15, 1937, w/o
Nathaniel DeMoss, No Stone
DeMoss, Seth, b. Feb 6, 1898, d. Apr 25, 1910, s/o William
and J.H.B. DeMoss
DeMoss, Walter, b. May 3, 1905, d. Sep 30, 1906, s/o William
and Ann Morrison DeMoss
Hamrick, Louisa, d. Feb 26, 1879, Aged 45 years, 6 months
and 8 days, w/o Samuel Hamrick
Hamrick, Samuel, no dates, Sgt. Co. C. 18th Ohio Inf. Civil
Harman, William E., b. Apr 2, 1897, d. Apr 2, 1897, s/o J.W.
and Lizzie Harman
McGonigal, William, d. Aug 23, 1890, Aged 50 years, Corpl
87th PA Inf. Civil War
Morrison, Roana P., b. Sep 22, 1845, d. Apr 12, 1914, w/o
Sprouse, William, b. May 17, 1906, d. May 18, 1906, s/o David
B. and Lillie R. Sprouse
1 broken stone only the base remained
1 unreadable stone
5 obvious unmarked graves
There were several large rocks scattered about but it was unclear
from the condition of the ground if they were possible markers or
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