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Tavenner Cemetery
Parkersburg, Wood County, West Virginia

Lat: 39 15' 17"N, Lon: 81 33' 03"W

Contributed by Teresa Fordyce, Jul 21, 2003, last edited Jul 22, 2007 [s82c43@verizon.net]. Total records = 80.

The cemetery is located between Hugh and Hamilton Streets, along Camden Avenue, in South Parkersburg.

The property was originally granted to Col. Hugh Phelps, a Revolutionary War Soldier. Mr. Phelps was the son-in-law of Capt. James Neal, the first permanent settler of Parkersburg. Mr. Phelps sold the property to Thomas Tavenner, who acquired a substantial amount of property in the area before his death in 1857.

The cemetery is one of the oldest in Wood County. It is no longer used and sadly, not very well kept. Most of the stones are broken and have fallen over, and others are so badly worn that they are no longer legible. The cemetery has been the victim of vandalism on more than one occasion.

Wood County Historian, John A. House, did a partial transcription of this cemetery in the early 1930s. He listed a few burials that I was unable to locate stones for. These will be marked with an asterisk (*).

I walked and transcribed this cemetery on Jul 17, 2003. Complete accuracy of this transcription cannot be guaranteed, please verify dates with other sources.
- Teresa Fordyce

Armstrong, Margaret, d. Apr 17, 1866, aged 76 years, w/o George Armstrong
Biles, Lillie Dale, d. Dec 10, 1902, aged 10y 6m, d/o F.P. and Eliza Biles, (broken and leaning against a tree)
Bower, David, b. Mar 25, 1822, d. Jan 26, 1904, (broken and fallen over)
Bower, Janette, b. Oct 15, 1826, d. Jan 27, 1915, w/o David Bower, (broken and fallen over)
Brown, Carrie, b. 1882, d. 1913
Dellinger, Charles R., b. 1913, d. 1921
Fortner, Matilda, d. 1854, d/o D. and V. Fortner*
Fugat, Ann, b. Nov 5, 1782, d. Aug 17, 1856, w/o Jarred Fugat, (broken and very worn)
Fugat, Elizabeth, b. 1811, d. 1822*
Fugat, Jarred, d. Jul 26, 1819*
Fugat, Langeloff, b. Dec 9, 1817, d. Dec 13, 1931, (very worn)
Huber, Captain George, no dates, Co. G. 200 PA Inf. Civil War
Jones, G. S., d. Mar 4, 1900, aged 69y 11m
Leisure, Edward C., b. 1916, d. 1919
Maxwell, Hannah, b. Feb 17, 1827, d. Apr 12, 1873
McDougle, Benjamin F., d. Aug 12, 1869, aged 32y 9m 14d
McDougle, Ida L., d. May 8, 1871, aged 20y 2m 22d
McDougle, Mary F., d. Oct 6, 1873, aged 26y 7m 26d
McDougle, Samuel, d. Mar 27, 1853, aged 51y 10m 13d, (broken and fallen over)
Miller, Vernie Marie, b. Nov 23, 1906, d. Apr 18, 1919
Mullines, Lula R., b. 1890, d. 1965, w/o Noah C. Mullines
Mullines, Mack, b. 1926, d. 1955
Mullines, Noah C., b. 1888, d. 1960
Neal, James, b. 1738, d. Feb 7, 1822, 1st Permanent Settler of Parkersburg, His remains were moved the Mt. Olivet Cemetery on 23rd Street in Parkersburg by his grandson.*
Nes, Mildred B. Hay, b. 1902, d. 1903, (on stone with Benjamin and Delphia Smith)
Nicely, Hannah, b. 1792, d. 1854, w/o John Nicely*
Nicely, Mary, d. 1835, d/o John and Hannah Nicely*
Phelps, Hannah, b. Nov 15, 1768, d. Sep 15, 1824, w/o Hugh Phelps, d/o James and Hannah Hardin Neal*
Phelps, Hugh, b. Feb 14, 1766, d. Sep 6, 1823*
Phillips, Horatio N., b. Jun 25, 1819, d. Nov 4, 1865
Phillips, Huldah, d. Jan 1865, Mother of Horatio N. Phillips
Phillips, Infant, b. Dec 7, 1884, d. Dec 25, 1884, d/o J.F. and E.A. Phillips
Phillips, Julia A., b. Jan 16, d. 1814, d. Sep 13, 1901
Proviance, Patience A, b. Oct 22, 1871, d. Nov 7, 1907, w/o Uriah J. Proviance
Proviance, Uriah J., b. Jun 16, 1868, d. Apr 14, 1911
Province, Rachel Jane, b. 1867, d. 1925
Province, Simeon, b. 1845, d. 1931
Province, Uanna, b. 1844, d. 1914, w/o Simeon Province
Reynolds, Harrison, b. 1891, d. 1902
Reynolds, Lillie, b. 1900, d. 1902
Robbins, J. W., no dates, Co. F. 13th Ill. Cav. Civil War
Rosser, Calvin P., no dates, Co. D. 14th W.Va. Inf. Civil War
Smith, Benjamin, b. 1842, d. 1905
Smith, Delphia, b. 1847, d. 1905, w/o Benjamin Smith
Smith, Herbert I., b. Sep 10, 1881, d. Jan 23, 1898
Smith, Ralph, b. Sep 21, 1868, d. Jul 31, 1870, s/o B. and D. Smith
Snyder, Job, no dates, Co. K. 11th W.Va. Inf. Civil War
Snyder, Sheridan E., b. Jul 16, 1890, d. Sep 19, 1901, s/o Job and C. Snyder
Stalnaker, Hattie, b. Mar 27, 1870, d. Mar 8, 1877, d/o S.S. and Martha Stalnaker
Stalnaker, Martha J., b. Jan 24, 1843, d. Jul 15, 1924
Stalnaker, S. S., no dates, Mus. Co. C. 11th W.Va. Inf. Civil War
Stewart, Estella, b. 1875, d. 1879, d/o William and Louisa Stewart
Stewart, Everett, b. 1891, d. 1904, s/o William and Louisa Stewart
Stewart, Franklin, b. 1877, d. 1879, s/o William and Louisa Stewart
Stewart, Louisa, b. 1855, d. 1936, w/o William F. Stewart
Stewart, William F., b. 1844, d. 1897
Stoneking, John, no dates, Co. K. 3rd W.Va. Cav. Civil War, (fallen over)
Tavenner, Alexander, b. May 1768, d. Feb 10, 1848
Tavenner, Ann R., b. Jun 8, 1835, d. Oct 9, 1928, w/o Thomas J. Tavenner
Tavenner, Charles Baldwin, b. Mar 7, 1860, d. Apr 9, 1883
Tavenner, Elizabeth B., b. 1863, d. 1939
Tavenner, Elizabeth F., b. 1876, d. 1957
Tavenner, Elizabeth, b. Mar 15, 1781, d. Sep 30, 1844, w/o Thomas Tavenner, (very worn)
Tavenner, Eunice C., d. Apr 15, 1865, aged 40y 6m 28d, w/o Franklin Tavenner
Tavenner, Fannie Elizabeth, b. 1849, d. 1865*
Tavenner, Guy Allen, b. Jun 17, 1868, d. Aug 28, 1891, s/o Thomas J. and Ann R. Tavenner
Tavenner, Hattie W., b. 1860, d. 1940
Tavenner, R. Wires, d. Apr 16, 1866, aged 40 years, w/o Franklin Tavenner*
Tavenner, Ray, b. 1870, d. 1950
Tavenner, Samuel Jaques, b. Jun 28, 1872, d. Feb 7, 1899, s/o Thomas J. and Ann R. Tavenner
Tavenner, Thomas J., b. Oct 17, 1821, d. Jan 18, 1875, Born in Wood County
Tavenner, Thomas Olin, b. Apr 17, 1856, d. Jul 7, 1888
Tavenner, Thomas, b. Apr 18, 1776, d. May 23, 1857
Tavenner, William Cabell, b. Nov 3, 1863, d. Aug 15, 1877, s/o B.F. and M.T. Tavenner
Timms, Laura, d. Apr 30, 1854, aged 1m 11d, d/o James and Sarah C. Timms, (fallen over and very worn)
Turner, Marlin G., b. 1907, d. 1911, s/o H.J. and J.B. Turner
Watson, Mary Emily, unreadable dates, w/o George Watson, (broken)
Wires, Monroe, b. 1852, d. 1906
Wolfe, Ella, d. Jul 3, 18??, aged 8y 5m 14d, (fallen and very worn)
Work, Lillian M., b. Mar 8, 1895, d. Sep 3, 1917, w/o S.F. Work, (fallen over)

Misc:
1 concrete marker with no information
1 fieldstone with the initials M.B.N.
1 fieldstone with the initials M.J.S.
1 fieldstone with the initials M.N.
2 graves marked only with a rock
4 fieldstones with no information
4 unreadable stones
47 unmarked graves
??, Adah, unreadable
??, David, no dates, Co. K. 9th W.Va. Inf. Civil War
??, Infant, unreadable
Watkins, only the base remains

 

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