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7/52 sideroad Route 7 Kingwood


Green's Cemetery


Cheat River


52 sideroad


Bruceton Mills


Route 26


Route 7 Route 26 Route 72 In June of 1988, I tried to visit the site of Green’s Cemetery but because of rain and a


road detour which forced me onto the south side of the Cheat River, I could only look over to the approximate location. However, in October of 1988, my cousins Elmer and Barbara Ahart were able to visit the site of the cemetery. In her diary, Barbara wrote:


Next we went to the Kingwood area to locate the Green cemetery. With the aid of Gary’s information and map we soon located what appeared to be the right hill. We talked to a Mr. Strawser who now farms the hillside and he agreed that we had found the right place, the hill being located just above Green’s Run, and there was a graveyard. He gave us permission to climb the hill, warning us of an electric fence that was there to protect a patch of blueberries from the deer. From the top of the hill we could look down Green’s Run to where it empties into the Cheat River - another beautiful view - almost more than the eyes can take in or the heart can hold!! The graveyard is completely overgrown, with no sign of maintenance for many years. There are tombstones there, most of them overturned, many lying face down. None appeared old enough to have been those of the Greens or the Spurgeons. The names we found were Morris and Carter, and the earliest date was 1819.


We can presume that John Spurgeon was still alive and in Monongalia County because


on 14 April 1800, “Valentine and Mary Sowerhaber [sold] to John Spurgin and Lydia his daughter, 60.3 acres on the west side of the Cheat River and the south side of Buffelow Run, part of John Green’s plantation.”179


Because John Spurgeon had a daughter Lydia, and his second


wife was Mary Green, it is almost certain this account refers to my ancestor. Another records compilation shows on 18 April 1800 an agreement was recorded of “a Deed of bargain and sale


179Rick Toothman, “Monongalia County (West) Virginia Deedbook Records 1784-1810 (Old Series Volumes 1-4),” (Bowie, Maryland, 1994), Heritage Books, p. 133.


© 1993 Spurgeon Family History by Dr. Gary Alan Dickey, 1546 Devonshire Avenue, Westlake Village, CA 91361 • p. 47


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