This blog will provide information about cemeteries and graveyards in both Monroe and Greenbrier Counties in West Virginia.

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Our mission is to log locale's and photographs of as many graves and cemeteries as possible within Monroe and Greenbrier Counties.

We are a one-woman team, so progress may be slow, and will take place as weather permits. If you know of a cemetery or graveyard that you would like to see showcased here, please let us know.

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Wednesday, February 17, 2010

New Zion Union Church Cemetery - Continued

1908      1972

John Monroe Beane was born on  08 Oct. 1908 to John Monroe Bean and Ada Burdette. He was the eldest of their 9 children, however, John [Sr.] had 3 from a previous marriage, and later had three more with a third marriage.

John married Mildred Tolley on 23 Aug. 1943 in Monroe County. Mildred is the daughter of the late William Edward Tolley and Gillie M. Ray.

John and Mildred had four children: Betty, Johnny, Cathy and Darrell. John died in July 1972.

JNE 20  1842
MAR 19  1915

Joseph Preston McCormack was born 20 Jun 1842 in Monroe County, West Virginia. His parents are unknown at present.

He married (1) Martha Caroline Bean [1836-1893]. They had four children: Leonidas Wellington, Lucy Nannie, Annie, and Joseph Preston. He married (2) Roena Ann Porterfield [1865-1956], and they had five children:  Arbana, Nora, Edwin, Mary and James.

Joseph died on 19 Mar 1915, and is buried beside his first wife, Martha Caroline Bean. The two share this obelisk, upright stone. It sits at the direct South-East corner of the New Zion Union Church. She is found on the south side of the stone, and he on the north. [Oddly enough, Roena had first been married to Martha Carolina Bean's nephew, William Ballard Preston Bean. He died the same year as Martha Caroline. And Roena was buried alongside him when she died. Their graves lie about 20 feet southwest of Joseph and Martha Caroline's.]

OCT. 10, 1904
DEC. 20, 1906

Kathleen McCormick was born on 10 Oct 1904 to Andrew Jack McCormick and Nannie Bean, in Waiteville, Monroe, West Virginia. She was the 5th born of 9 children to the couple.

Kathleen died 20 Dec 1906 from scarlet fever and whooping cough.

L.W. (BUD)               JOSIE ANNE
1867 - 1944               1868-1953

Leonidas Wellington "Bud" McCormick was born 22 Dec 1867 to Joseph Preston McCormick [see above]  and Martha Caroline Bean [1836-1893].  He was the eldest of four children born to the couple.

He married Josie Anne Williams on 30 Mar 1892 in Monroe County. He died 20 Feb 1944 in Monroe County.

Josie Anne Williams was born on 03 Nov 1868 in Simmonsville, Craig, Virginia to Henry Bunyum Williams and Margaret C. Kintzley. She was the eldest of at least 6 children born to the couple.

Josie and Bud had two sons, Alvey Hovey and Dwight William. Josie died on 29 Jun 1953.


No known information.

NOVEMBER 9, 1899
FEBRUARY 25, 1990

Leola Opal Clark was born on 09 Nov 1899 to John H. Clark and Virginia Dixie Harvey, at Rock Camp, Monroe, West Virginia.

She married Alvey Hovey McCormick [1895-1966]  on 23 Sep 1922 in Monroe County. They had one child: Shirley Dawn.

Leola died on 25 Feb 1990 in Wytheville, Virginia.

FEB. 28, 1858
DEC. 25, 1928

Elizabeth Gertrude Jane Miller was born on 28 Feb 1858 to James Miller and Mary Jane Bland, in Monroe County.

She married Madison F. Dunbar on 02 July 1879 in the home of Joseph Preston McCormick [see above] in Waiteville, Monroe, WV. The wedding was officiated by the Rev. Wilbur F. Hank.

Elizabeth died on 25 Dec 1928 at her home in Waiteville.

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