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Reeder Cemetery
Mineral Wells, Wood County, West Virginia

Lat: 3910'21"N, Lon: 08132'31"W

Contributed by Teresa Fordyce, Mar 28, 2003, last edited Jul 19, 2007 [s82c43@verizon.net]. Total records = 38.

The Cemetery is located off of Rt. 21 South in Mineral Wells, next to the West Virginia Motor Speedway. It is surrounded by a barbed wire fence at the far end of a cattle pasture.

This is an old family cemetery with no public access. The property was once owned by Richard Reeder, but is now owned by Bob Matheny of Mineral Wells. The cemetery is very overgrown and many of the stones are in very poor condition, many have fallen over and are broken.

The cemetery was last used in 1979. There are several unmarked graves. I could not get an accurate count because of the overgrowth. I did count 12 graves marked only with rocks, fieldstone, or ilegible stones in addition to the trascription.

I obtained permission from Mr. Matheny to walk and transcribe this cemetery. The transcription was done on May 12, 2002.
- Teresa Fordyce

Ayers, DeWitt, b. Jul 23, 1891, d. May 23, 1979
Ayers, Myra M., b. Aug 2, 1893, d. Jun 11, 1955, w/o DeWitt Ayers
Ayers, Robert H., b. Sep 3, 1918, d. Jun 11, 1951, WV 328 MP Escort GD. Co. WW II
Bradley, Emma Virginia, b. Jun 23, 1875, d. Jan 16, 1899, w/o D.B. Bradley
Cooper, Deborah A., b. 1841, d. 1898, w/o Joseph Cooper
Cooper, Joseph, b. 1840, d.
Fetty, John H., b. Jul 7, 1882, d. Oct 7, 1949
Leach, Infant, b. 1912, d. 1912, s/o E.A. and M.L. Leach
McDonald, A. Frank, b. Jul 16, 1877, d. Feb 17, 1962
McDonald, Lula C., b. Nov 9, 1881, d. Nov 28, 1954, w/o A. Frank McDonald
McDonald, Mary E., b. 1842, d. 1930, w/o Zechariah McDonald
McDonald, Zechariah, b. 1844, d. 1920
Melrose, Bessie M., b. 1883, d., w/o Wm. Floyd Melrose
Melrose, Carl H., b. Sep 3, 1889, d. May 24, 1920, s/o Lloyd and Bessie Melrose
Melrose, Hannah, no dates, w/o William Melrose
Melrose, Phoebe L., b. Jun 7, 1862, d. 1898, w/o William T. Melrose
Melrose, Sarah, d. Aug 7, 1884, aged 16m 2 weeks, d/o W.T. and Phoebe L. Melrose
Melrose, William T., b. Nov 8, 1858, d. Nov 20, 1920
Melrose, Wm. Floyd, b. 1885, d. 1917
Powell, George, b. 1887, d. 1933
Powell, Hiram D., b. 1837, d. 1921
Powell, Infant, b. 1921, d. 1921, s/o George Powell
Powell, Lemira A., b. 1845, d. 1929, w/o Hiram D. Powell
Reeder, Richard, b. Aug 7, 1776, d. Feb 15, 1878
Reeder, Uree Butcher, b. Jan 27, 1781, d. Mar 13, 1868, w/o Richard Reeder
Roberts, Cora A., b. Nov 22, 1878, d. Jan 27, 1900, d/o J.T. and M. Roberts
Roberts, Jacob T., b. 1837, d. 1914
Roberts, John B., d. Nov 20, 1870, aged 85 years
Roberts, Joseph R., b. Nov 2, 1880, d. Oct 28, 1908
Roberts, M.J., b. Jan 23, 1843, d. Jul 11, 1896, w/o J.T. Roberts
Roberts, W. T., b. Aug 14, 1873, d. Jan 11, 1896, s/o J.T. and M.J. Roberts
Sams, Trissie A., b. Jan 3, 1870, d. Sep 3, 1936
Stephens, Daniel C., b. 1855, d. 1901
Stephens, Ora E., b. Jan 27, 1870, d. Jan 27, 1870
Tedrow, Custa B., b. Jul 2, 1900, d. Jul 2, 1900
Tedrow, Franklin, b. Sep 6, 1889, d. Dec 1, 1902
Tedrow, Pheby E., b. May 4, 1898, d. Feb 6, 1899
Wilson, Ida R., b. Oct 16, 1868, d. Nov 22, 1887, w/o William Wilson

 

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