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Berkeley County
West Virginia

Cemeteries and Memorial Sites of Politicians in Berkeley County

Index to Locations

  • Private or family graveyards
  • Gerrardstown Gerrardstown Presbyterian Church Cemetery
  • Hedgesville Hedgesville Cemetery
  • Hedgesville Providence Church Cemetery
  • Martinsburg Green Hill Cemetery
  • Martinsburg Norborne Parish Cemetery
  • Martinsburg Old Norbourne Cemetery
  • Martinsburg Rosedale Cemetery
  • Shanghai Presbyterian Churchyard
  • Spring Mills Falling Waters Presbyterian Cemetery


    Private or family graveyards
    Berkeley County, West Virginia
    Politicians buried here:
      Charles James Faulkner (1806-1884) — also known as Charles J. Faulkner — of Martinsburg, Berkeley County, Va. (now W.Va.). Born in Martinsburg, Berkeley County, Va. (now W.Va.), July 6, 1806. Democrat. Member of Virginia state house of delegates, 1829-34, 1848-49; member of Virginia state senate, 1838-42; delegate to Virginia state constitutional convention, 1850; U.S. Representative from Virginia, 1851-59 (10th District 1851-53, 8th District 1853-59); U.S. Minister to France, 1860; general in the Confederate Army during the Civil War; delegate to West Virginia state constitutional convention, 1872; U.S. Representative from West Virginia 2nd District, 1875-77. On his return from France in August 1861, was detained as a prisoner of state on charges of negotiating arms sales for the Confederacy while in Paris; released in December 1861 and negotiated his own exchange for Alfred Ely, a a Congressman from New York who had been taken prisoner by the Confederates at Bull Run. Died near Martinsburg, Berkeley County, W.Va., November 1, 1884 (age 78 years, 118 days). Interment in a private or family graveyard.
      Relatives: Father of Charles James Faulkner (1847-1929).
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — U.S. State Dept career summary
      Edward Colston (1786-1852) — of Virginia. Born near Winchester, Frederick County, Va., December 25, 1786. Lawyer; served in the U.S. Army during the War of 1812; member of Virginia state house of delegates, 1812-14, 1816-17, 1823-28, 1833-35; U.S. Representative from Virginia 2nd District, 1817-19. Died in Berkeley County, Va (now W.Va.), April 23, 1852 (age 65 years, 120 days). Interment in a private or family graveyard.
      Relatives: Son-in-law of William Brockenbrough; brother-in-law of Benjamin Watkins Leigh and John White Brockenbrough (1806-1877); nephew of John Marshall, James Markham Marshall and Alexander Keith Marshall (1770-1825); first cousin and second cousin of Thomas Alexander Marshall; first cousin of Thomas Francis Marshall, Alexander Keith Marshall (1808-1884), Charles Alexander Marshall and Edward Colston Marshall; first cousin once removed and nephew by marriage of Humphrey Marshall.
      Political families: Brockenbrough-Stevenson-Braxton-Tyler family of Virginia; Marshall-Harrison-Randolph-Cabell family of Virginia (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page


    Gerrardstown Presbyterian Church Cemetery
    372 Dominion Road
    Gerrardstown, Berkeley County, West Virginia
    See also Findagrave page for this location.
    Politicians buried here:
    Harry P. Henshaw Harry Preston Henshaw (1886-1961) — also known as Harry P. Henshaw — of Inwood, Berkeley County, W.Va.; Bunker Hill, Berkeley County, W.Va.; Huntington, Cabell County, W.Va. Born in Bunker Hill, Berkeley County, W.Va., December 21, 1886. Democrat. Fruit grower; member of West Virginia state house of delegates from Berkeley County, 1917-18; member of West Virginia state senate 15th District, 1921-31; resigned 1931. Died in Huntington, Cabell County, W.Va., February 4, 1961 (age 74 years, 45 days). Interment at Gerrardstown Presbyterian Church Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Edwin Smith Henshaw (1849-1912) and Mary Elliott 'Mazie' (Campbell) Henshaw (1858-1927); married to Mabel Virginia Bowen; nephew of Marion Lee Henshaw; second cousin once removed of Edgar Craven Henshaw (1859-1924); third cousin of William Thornton Henshaw and John Snodgrass Henshaw.
      Political family: Henshaw-Breathitt-Snodgrass-Sappington family of West Virginia (subset of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
      Image source: West Virginia Blue Book 1929


    Hedgesville Cemetery
    Hedgesville, Berkeley County, West Virginia
    Politicians buried here:
      Edgar Craven Henshaw (1859-1924) — also known as Edgar C. Henshaw — of Martinsburg, Berkeley County, W.Va. Born near Bunker Hill, Berkeley County, W.Va., November 9, 1859. Republican. Fruit farmer; postmaster at Martinsburg, W.Va., 1910-14. Member, Freemasons. Died, from Bright's disease, in City Hospital, Martinsburg, Berkeley County, W.Va., August 17, 1924 (age 64 years, 282 days). Interment at Hedgesville Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Levi Henshaw (1815-1896) and Sarah Ann (Snodgrass) Henshaw (1827-1899); married, December 16, 1886, to Sarah Mason 'Sallie' Lingamfelter (1865-1943); first cousin once removed of William Thornton Henshaw and John Snodgrass Henshaw; first cousin twice removed of John Fryatt Snodgrass; second cousin of Marion Lee Henshaw; second cousin once removed of Isaac Breathed Snodgrass (1841-1890) and Harry Preston Henshaw.
      Political family: Henshaw-Breathitt-Snodgrass-Sappington family of West Virginia (subset of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial


    Providence Church Cemetery
    Hedgesville, Berkeley County, West Virginia
    Politicians buried here:
      Ward Wilbur Keesecker (1898-1975) — also known as Ward W. Keesecker — of Berkeley Springs, Morgan County, W.Va. Born in Berkeley County, W.Va., November 30, 1898. Republican. Candidate for U.S. Representative from West Virginia 2nd District, 1958; member of West Virginia state house of delegates 1st District, 1969-70; defeated, 1964, 1970. Member, Freemasons. Died in Berkeley Springs, Morgan County, W.Va., January 24, 1975 (age 76 years, 55 days). Interment at Providence Church Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Philip Thomas Keesecker (1862-1955) and Hannah Emma (Stuckey) Keesecker (1863-1900); married 1922 to Mary Eleanor Mish (1898-1958); married 1960 to Emily Frances (Mish) Mosteller (1903-1993); second cousin once removed of Charles Lee Stuckey (1852-1944); third cousin of Carlton B. Stuckey.
      Political family: Stuckey family of Martinsburg, West Virginia.
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial


    Green Hill Cemetery
    East Burke Street
    Martinsburg, Berkeley County, West Virginia
    See also Findagrave page for this location.
    Politicians buried here:
      George Meade Bowers (1863-1925) — also known as George M. Bowers — of Martinsburg, Berkeley County, W.Va. Born in Gerrardstown, Berkeley County, W.Va., September 13, 1863. Republican. Farmer; banker; member of West Virginia state house of delegates from Berkeley County, 1887; candidate for West Virginia state auditor, 1888; delegate to Republican National Convention from West Virginia, 1892; U.S. Commissioner of Fisheries, 1898-1913; U.S. Representative from West Virginia 2nd District, 1916-23; defeated, 1922. Died in Martinsburg, Berkeley County, W.Va., December 7, 1925 (age 62 years, 85 days). Interment at Green Hill Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of John S. Bowers and Mary E. (Stump) Bowers; married, November 18, 1884, to Bessie C. Gray.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Find-A-Grave memorial
    Charles R. Beard Charles R. Beard (1879-1965) — of Martinsburg, Berkeley County, W.Va. Born in Berkeley County, W.Va., November 30, 1879. Republican. Blacksmith; United Brethren Church minister; member of West Virginia state house of delegates from Berkeley County, 1915-16, 1925-30, 1935-36, 1939-40, 1943-48; defeated, 1916, 1936, 1940, 1948, 1950, 1952. United Brethren. Member, Odd Fellows; Junior Order. Died in Berkeley County, W.Va., April 20, 1965 (age 85 years, 141 days). Interment at Green Hill Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of John O. Beard and Ella (Sakeman) Beard; married, June 17, 1904, to Elizabeth Robbins (died 1935); married, March 28, 1943, to Nellie Kiser.
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
      Image source: West Virginia Blue Book 1929
      Alexander Clohan (1846-1916) — of Martinsburg, Berkeley County, W.Va. Born April 8, 1846. Republican. Postmaster at Martinsburg, W.Va., 1898-1910. Died July 30, 1916 (age 70 years, 113 days). Interment at Green Hill Cemetery.
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
      Charles Lee Stuckey (1852-1944) — also known as Charles L. Stuckey — of Berkeley County, W.Va. Born in Berkeley County, Va. (now W.Va.), August 18, 1852. Member of West Virginia state house of delegates from Berkeley County, 1895-96. Died in Martinsburg, Berkeley County, W.Va., May 5, 1944 (age 91 years, 261 days). Entombed in mausoleum at Green Hill Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Daniel Stuckey (1819-1880) and Elizabeth (Grantham) Stuckey (1831-1903); married to Laura L. Nicodemus (1880-1934); second cousin once removed of Ward Wilbur Keesecker (1898-1975) and Carlton B. Stuckey.
      Political family: Stuckey family of Martinsburg, West Virginia.
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial


    Norborne Parish Cemetery
    Martinsburg, Berkeley County, West Virginia
    Politicians buried here:
      John Blair Hoge (1825-1896) — also known as John B. Hoge — of Martinsburg, Berkeley County, W.Va. Born in Richmond, Va., February 2, 1825. Democrat. Member of Virginia state legislature, 1855; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Virginia, 1860; served in the Confederate Army during the Civil War; delegate to West Virginia state constitutional convention, 1872; state court judge in West Virginia, 1872; member of Democratic National Committee from West Virginia, 1872-76; U.S. Representative from West Virginia 2nd District, 1881-83; U.S. Attorney for the District of Columbia, 1888-91. Died in Martinsburg, Berkeley County, W.Va., March 1, 1896 (age 71 years, 28 days). Interment at Norborne Parish Cemetery.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
      Philip Clayton Pendleton (1779-1863) — also known as Philip C. Pendleton — of Berkeley County, Va. (now W.Va.). Born in Berkeley County, Va. (now W.Va.), November 24, 1779. Lawyer; member of Virginia state house of delegates from Berkeley County, 1805-08, 1809-10; U.S. District Judge for the Western District of Virginia, 1825; resigned 1825; delegate to Virginia state constitutional convention, 1829-30. Died in Berkeley County, Va (now W.Va.), April 3, 1863 (age 83 years, 130 days). Interment at Norborne Parish Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Philip Pendleton (1752-1802) and Agnes (Patterson) Pendleton (1752-1788); married to Sarah Ann Boyd (1797-1868); nephew of Nathaniel Pendleton; grandnephew of Edmund Pendleton; first cousin of Edmund Henry Pendleton and Nathanael Greene Pendleton; first cousin once removed of George Hunt Pendleton; first cousin twice removed of Francis Key Pendleton; second cousin once removed of John Strother Pendleton, Albert Gallatin Pendleton, Philip Coleman Pendleton and Joseph Henry Pendleton; second cousin twice removed of William Barret Pendleton, Charles Rittenhouse Pendleton and John Overton Pendleton; second cousin thrice removed of Sidney Fletcher Taliaferro; third cousin of James Madison, William Taylor Madison and Zachary Taylor; third cousin once removed of Coleby Chew; third cousin twice removed of George Cassety Pendleton, James Benjamin Garnett (1845-1921), Hubbard T. Smith, Charles M. Pendleton and Daniel Micajah Pendleton; third cousin thrice removed of Elliot Woolfolk Major, Edgar Bailey Woolfolk and Charles Sumner Pendleton; fourth cousin once removed of Charles Willing Byrd.
      Political family: Pendleton-Lee family (subset of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
      See also federal judicial profile — Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial
    William T. Henshaw William Thornton Henshaw (1868-1949) — of Martinsburg, Berkeley County, W.Va.; South Charleston, Kanawha County, W.Va. Born in Martinsburg, Berkeley County, W.Va., March 20, 1868. Physician; mayor of Martinsburg, W.Va., 1896-1902; major in the U.S. Army during the Spanish-American War; member of West Virginia state house of delegates from Berkeley County, 1901-02; West Virginia State Health Commissioner, 1921. Member, Kappa Sigma. Died, from colon cancer, in St. Francis Hospital, Charleston, Kanawha County, W.Va., April 13, 1949 (age 81 years, 24 days). Cremated; ashes interred at Norborne Parish Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of William Snodgrass Henshaw (1845-1886) and Nannie Bell (Snodgrass) Henshaw (1846-1925); brother of John Snodgrass Henshaw; married 1897 to Georgia Ingraham Burns; grandnephew of John Fryatt Snodgrass; first cousin once removed of Isaac Breathed Snodgrass and Edgar Craven Henshaw; second cousin once removed of Marion Lee Henshaw; third cousin of Harry Preston Henshaw (1886-1961).
      Political family: Henshaw-Breathitt-Snodgrass-Sappington family of West Virginia (subset of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
      Image source: West Virginia Blue Book 1929


    Old Norbourne Cemetery
    Martinsburg, Berkeley County, West Virginia
    Politicians buried here:
      Charles James Faulkner (1847-1929) — also known as Charles J. Faulkner — of Martinsburg, Berkeley County, W.Va. Born near Martinsburg, Berkeley County, Va. (now W.Va.), September 21, 1847. Democrat. Circuit judge in West Virginia, 1880; U.S. Senator from West Virginia, 1887-99. Died near Martinsburg, Berkeley County, W.Va., January 13, 1929 (age 81 years, 114 days). Interment at Old Norbourne Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Charles James Faulkner (1806-1884).
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page


    Rosedale Cemetery
    Martinsburg, Berkeley County, West Virginia
    Politicians buried here:
      Luke Edward Terry (1916-1998) — also known as Luke E. Terry — of Martinsburg, Berkeley County, W.Va. Born in Oneida, Scott County, Tenn., August 21, 1916. Republican. Served in the U.S. Army Air Force in World War II; lawyer; member of West Virginia state house of delegates, 1957-58, 1971-76 (Berkeley County 1957-58, 1st District 1971-74, 35th District 1975-76); defeated, 1958. Disciples of Christ. Member, Farm Bureau; American Bar Association; Freemasons; Scottish Rite Masons; Shriners; Disabled American Veterans; American Legion; National Rifle Association; Elks; United Commercial Travelers; Junior Order; Rotary. Died in Lewes, Sussex County, Del., October 20, 1998 (age 82 years, 60 days). Interment at Rosedale Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Alvin C. Terry (1866-1957) and Nellie (Smith) Terry (1886-1988); married to Elizabeth Johnson (1914-1999).
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial


    Presbyterian Churchyard
    Shanghai, Berkeley County, West Virginia
    Politicians buried here:
      Bethuel Middleton Kitchen (1812-1895) — also known as Bethuel M. Kitchen — of Berkeley County, W.Va. Born in Ganotown, Berkeley County, Va. (now W.Va.), March 21, 1812. Republican. Member of Virginia state house of delegates, 1861; member of West Virginia state senate 10th District, 1865-66; U.S. Representative from West Virginia 2nd District, 1867-69; member of West Virginia state house of delegates from Berkeley County, 1879; state court judge in West Virginia, 1880. Died December 15, 1895 (age 83 years, 269 days). Interment at Presbyterian Churchyard.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page


    Falling Waters Presbyterian Cemetery
    Spring Mills, Berkeley County, West Virginia
    Politicians buried here:
      Wilson Thomas Moore Beale, Jr. (1909-1997) — of Falmouth, Barnstable County, Mass. Born in Salisbury, Wicomico County, Md., July 22, 1909. Economist; served in the U.S. Navy during World War II; Foreign Service officer; U.S. Ambassador to Jamaica, 1965-67. Died August 23, 1997 (age 88 years, 32 days). Interment at Falling Waters Presbyterian Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Wilson Thomas Moore Beale (1876-1959) and Mary Dutton (Harlan) Beale (1878-1971); married, November 25, 1944, to Mary Rita Williams.
      See also U.S. State Dept career summary — Find-A-Grave memorial


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