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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Tuesday, March 9, 2010

New Zion Union Church Cemetery - Continued

SARAH J.
DAU OF
J.M. AND N.C.
CROSIER
FEB. 27, 1856
[?]  6, 1889

Sarah J. Crosier was the third born child of John McIlhenny Crosier and Nancy C. Chapman. Born in Monroe County [probably Waiteville], it is believed she never married. [A death record has not been located at this time.] I have been unable to determine the month of death due to wear on the stone.


LAFON
SENNA ANN          SYLVESTER S.

Sylvester Sebury Lafon was born 30 Sep 1858, Giles County, Virginia to William Harrison Lafon and Nancy Kelly. He was the 7th born of nine children. He married Senna Ann Williams [date unknown].

Senna Ann Williams was born 02 Dec 1859 in Pembroke, Giles, Virginia to Madison Williams and Katherine Doyle. [Siblings are unknown.]

Sylvester died 11 May 1940 in Waiteville, Monroe, West Virginia. Senna died 03 Feb 1945 in Lindside, Monroe, West Virginia.

DAD
SHERMAN C.
TOLLEY
JAN. 21, 1920
SEPT. 20, 1989

Sherman Catlin Tolley was born 21 Jan 1920 to William Edward Tolley and Gillie M. Ray. He was the 4th born of nine children.

He married Mabel Amanda Bowyer [1917-2000] about 1950. The couple had five children: Carolyn, Martha, Edward, Deborah and Sherman Stanley.

Sherman died 20 Sep 1989.

SUSAN, FIRST
WIFE OF
WM. L. DUNCAN
OCT. 11, 1824
APRIL 6, 1857

Very little is known regarding Susan. Her maiden name was Susannah Miller. She was born 11 Oct 1824 to G. & S. Miller in Montgomery County, Virginia.  She married William Lawson Duncan [1821-1906] 31 Mar 1844 in Giles County, Virginia. The couple had at least seven children: Elizabeth; Araminta Agnes; Missouri Ann; Harriet; George Clifton; Nancy L.; and Hannah E.

She died 6 Apr 1857. Her death record states she died from "puerperal fever". The definition for this ailment is "A serious form of septicemia contracted by a woman during childbirth...(usually attributable to unsanitary conditions)" [Found here.] Her death was three weeks after the birth of Hannah, which is presumed to the source of the "fever".


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