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              ..........a "free"  MASTER   search, for inhabitants that are in
                                      
cemeteries located in Mercer County, WV, West Virginia 
                                                                                                                                   
by
Arthur L. Davidson
               


 

                                                                                                                                                                 
    
                                              Welcome................................... 
                     
In other words-----------"now, yo'all come on in, and sit with we a spell. 
                             We'uns are family.  Rest yer weary bones.  Prop up yer feet.  We have some
                                  good spring water.  We'uns will have us a might of talk and look see
                                      about reltives fer a while.  Ther's some o'er that yonder hill.  Some at 
                                           back side of us.  Probly can't fine some ther places.  Fergit some
                                                others.  Cuz Belinda maybe of some hep. 
                                                     Aunt Marthy is too fer gone.  
                                                            Aur reltives, frinds and nehbors are 
                                                                                            planted ever wher on these hear hills."

 

      
                   
so,.......WHERE ARE YOUR FOLKS BURIED?
                                                                     
                
"yu could use alittle hep in these hills i reckon" 
                      
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This "unknown" has surely been a               "well who nows it all ennyhow?"
                                nagging and un-resolved experience
                                       
for many of you,
                                             
and, most definitely, it has been, for me. 
                                   
In many cases, 
                          
we may even know the large general area of the grave site,
                                  
but,                               
"cud be on the side uf enny of these hear hills"
                                           
circumstances have made it impossible,
                                                    
to go look for,
                                                            
or to know for sure,
                                                                    
 just where our relative has been placed.
                                     
"maybe on the uther side uf the hill to"                               

 

     

                                           Hopefully, some bit, of the information,
                                                                                     
in this 
                      
county-wide,  to-be  search---able  database,            
"is this bout a tik moren a bit?"
                                   
may be the "find" that ends the complexities,
                                                                 
of the long hunting season,           
"it dont nev'r end"
                                                                    
   that each of us has been on,
                                     
at some time during our family search endeavors.
                                                                                                                 
"aint famly a mite bit fun?"     

 


 
                                             "jist heered thet i can git creddit, and thet i can giv sum creddit"

                                      
 The credit for the content
                                                       
of this research vehicle
                                                    
must be awarded to each of many, many people;
                                                  
un-related, perhaps,           
"maybe cussins to"
                                                                
  in a genealogical sense,
                                                                             but,
                                                              
having a common purpose;
                                                           
that being,
                                 
1) to contribute of their time, efforts and expenses,
                                                                          in an attempt to give an amount of due
                                                                     reverence and
  "remembrance"  
                                                                                                                          
"aint thet jist so thotful"
                                                
to those folks who have gone on before us;  
                      
2) recording their record that is                       "som as aint get no ritin whatsomevr"
                                                              
"written in stone"; and,
                               
  3) providing a tool of research,
                                                               for each one of us today----- and,
                                               
also for our as yet un-born, replacement, researchers. 
                                                        
                        
"they'r aught be hear, enny time afor long now"  

 


                                                                                                                  "these er down home folks"
                      
In your mind, or, holler, if you wish, thank the  contributors,
                                                                                     
  of this data----- 

                      hurray.............., hurrah..............., hurrah...............!!!

 


                                          There are many of these cemetery locations,
                                              
that are situated                         
"ever wher in thar hills and woods"
                                                          
in the hilly areas, 
                                                                        
of good old Mercer County, that
                                                                                                                 "MOTHER NATURE "
                       
                                           has once again  re-claimed,
                        
  taken back what was borrowed  from her---- 
                                             
repossessed,  if you will,                   
"may be thet we'uns kin git it back"
                                                                          
    because, 
                                       "we" may be among those that have not been good stewards.

                                                                                                                              
"
if'n we take to doin rite"     

 


 
     
                                                                   "now holt on, thes boys and girls er not fraid uf nuthin"

                                                     
Making the trek to a cemetery location,
                                                                 
can be quite perilous,
                                                                             
in and of itself. 
                                                                  
While obtaining the information, 
                                                        
from the grave stones, those that can be found, 
                                     
these contributor
"gatherers  "
                                     
  
may have put themselves in             "way out yonder"
                                                                                                       
   
"harms' way  ",
                                           
  
 in many precarious ways;                 "somtimes i jist cant member em all"
                                                 
    as it can be said of many of these cemetery sites,

                                                                                                        
"there's a jungle out there" .
                                 
 
"now giv it to em strait, ther's rattlers, copperheads, an ever thin else out ther"
 
                                                     
      Hats off to each of you guys and gals!!

 


                                                                                           "yeh, thes are sum of th good things aroun"

    
             ------ Other cemetery data is contained in the following informative sites
-----

                                                          MY ANCESTORS    --- Linda Akers

                                                                             "SHINBRIER"     Almost Heaven --- Dizzy Harris

                                                                   USGENWEB   TOMBSTONE    PROJECT --- Mercer Co., WV 

 

  
                                        
  Last updated:   Wednesday, September 10, 2003
                                
Copyright  1999-2003 L.A.M.B.  Enterprises.  All rights reserved.

 


                         "SEARCH---ABILITY" IS A TOP PRIORITY
             
                                                                    
FOR THIS   175+    CEMETERY DATABASE:::::::::
                                                
                          
"yer wurd on this hear figur is fine fer me, an fer ma, besides ..."

                         
  ....................... at this time,
                      
        a suitable search engine has not been made available.
              
         
"dag nab it, he needs hep"..........................................  I need your help!!!

 

 


                                                          Arthur L. Davidson  ----------      
                                      
  Webmaster / Owner / Reseacher:::::    CONTACT by E-Mail  

 

                      
                                                                        
                   "lots more hep ask'd fer, now come on"  

                    Please contact this web site owner should you wish to contribute::: 

                             
          
1. additional cemetery listings; 
                                                       
2. corrections in any of the database data; 
                                                                     
3. fill in now-missing supplemental data;
                                                                                     
4. tombstone photos; 
                                                      
            
5. cemetery location photos; 
                          6.
copies of any documents to support the facts and figures in this database:::::

                               
   The short of it is----- any thing
                                            that pertains to Mercer County, WV,                                                 
                                                   cemeteries, and to the folks,         
                                                           that are buried in those cemeteries.



 

 



 
   
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