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Hall/Hornbeck Cemetery (Johnson Cemetery)
Progress Ridge, Wood County, West Virginia

Lat: 39 12' 18"N, Lon: 81 21' 35"W

Contributed by Teresa Fordyce, Jun 05, 2003, last edited Jul 16, 2007 [s82c43@verizon.net]. Total records = 13.

Take Rt. 50 East out of Parkersburg for about 12 miles. Turn right onto Progress Ridge Road. Travel for 2 miles, turn left onto Dewey Ridge Road. Travel for mile. Cemetery will be on the right.

Originally this was the Johnson Cemetery. It is not known why, since there are no names in it like that, perhaps it was first owned by Johnsons.

This cemetery is on private property owned by C. Horner. It is no longer used, the last burial being in 1956. The grounds have not been maintained and are overgrown with brush and weeds. The stones are in very poor condition, some have broken and others have fallen over.

This is a complete reading of all existing headstones when I walked and transcribed this cemetery in Jun 05, 2003.
- Teresa Fordyce

Conner, Carl A., b. Aug 17, 1898, d. Jul 31, 1899, s/o G.A. and M.J. Conner
Hall, Clara, b. Feb 10, 1879, d. Jan 23, 1906, d/o Wm. And M. Hall
Hall, Minerva C., b. 1850, d. 1925, w/o William R. Hall
Hall, William R., b. 1842, d. 19
Hall, William, b. May 1, 1783, d. Feb 25, 1886
Hornbeck, Benjamin, b. Mar 30, 1822, d. Feb 26, 1911
Hornbeck, Eliza, d. Jun 21, 1883, aged 55y 10m 20d, w/o Benjamin Hornbeck
Hornbeck, Fred R., b. Jan 7, 1887, d. Jul 6, 1951, WV PFC Medical Department WWI
Hornbeck, J.H., b. Apr 3, 1861, d. Jun 21, 1897
Hornbeck, Margaret A., d. Jan 19, 1881, aged 37 years
Hornbeck, U. Grant, b. 1870, d. 1953
Hornbeck, William E., b. 1874, d. 1959
Wilt, John H., d. Jan 7, 1862, aged 18y 6m ?d

Misc:
1 unreadable broken stone
4 unmarked graves (May be more but these were obvious)
2 graves marked only with rocks

 

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