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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Thursday, April 8, 2010

Carmel Cemetery - Continued

1942 - 1945
Roy Edwin Bean was born on 22 Apr 1943 in Hollywood, Monroe, West Virginia. [His birth and death dates as recorded on his tombstone are incorrect.] He was the 15th born child of John M. Bean. His mother was John's third wife, Mary Elizabeth Faudree.

Roy died 02 Jul 1946 in Ronceverte, Greenbrier, West Virginia due to a burst appendix. He was 3 years of age.

RUFUS W.                    ANNA R.
JUNE 4, 1877                    JUNE 7, 1892
MAY 6, 1958                    DEC. 4, 1971

Rufus Wheeler Wiseman was born 04 Jun 1877 in Monroe County to Benjamin Green "Shannon" Wiseman and Clara Kessinger. He was one of at least 2 children born to the couple.

He married Anna Roony Carr on 3 Sep 1913 in Union, Monroe, WV. The couple had at least two children: Bessie and Albert.

No known further info on Anna Carr.

WARD C.                 MARIE D.
1899 - 1987                    1901 - 1986

Ward Cecil Hedrick was born 08 Sep 1899 in Fort Springs, Greenbrier, WV to George Harvey Hedrick and Nancy Emma Shepherd. He was one of at least 11 children born to the couple.

He married Marie Dransfield, born 02 Nov 1901 to Beirne Dransfield and Annie Elizabeth Young in Centennial, Monroe, WV. The couple were married on 19 Jun 1935 at the Methodist parsonage in Ronceverte, Greenbrier, WV. They had one child, Jeanette.

Ward died 17 Feb 1987 in Fairlea, Greenbrier, WV. Marie died 11 Sep 1986 at Low Moor, Alleghany, Virginia. 


  1. Is the Benjamin Green "Shannon" Wiseman, which you listed as father of Rufus, the same Benjamin Green Wiseman that m: Nancy Elizabeth Broyles 16 Jun 1883 in Monroe Co., WV?? I have had Rufus's parents listed as Shannon and Clara Kessinger Wiseman, but have been unable to find Shannon's parents.

  2. I have Benjamin Green married to Nancy Elizabeth Broyels and a brother named John Shannon Wiseman if this is the same I have Owen and Elizabeth Wiseman as their parents. I have no concrete evidence as to which is Rufus parents but would love to find out. He was my great grandfather