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Randolph County
West Virginia

Cemeteries and Memorial Sites of Politicians in Randolph County

Index to Locations

  • Beverly Beverly Cemetery
  • Elkins Unknown location
  • Elkins Maplewood Cemetery
  • Kingsville St. Vincent's Catholic Cemetery
  • Midland Elkins Memorial Gardens
  • Valley Bend Phares/Pritt Cemetery


    Beverly Cemetery
    Beverly, Randolph County, West Virginia
    Politicians buried here:
      Lemuel Chenoweth (1811-1887) — of Randolph County, W.Va. Born in Beverly, Randolph County, Va. (now W.Va.), June 25, 1811. Member of West Virginia state house of delegates from Randolph County, 1871. Died in Beverly, Randolph County, W.Va., August 26, 1887 (age 76 years, 62 days). Interment at Beverly Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of John I. Chenoweth; married, June 22, 1836, to Nancy Ann Hart (1821-1912).


    Unknown Location
    Elkins, Randolph County, West Virginia
    Politicians buried here:
      James Buhl Shahan (1908-1987) — also known as J. Buhl Shahan — of Elkins, Randolph County, W.Va. Born in Randolph County, W.Va., October 23, 1908. Democrat. School teacher; member of West Virginia state house of delegates from Randolph County, 1933-36; member of West Virginia state senate, 1937-40 (13th District 1937-38, 12th District 1939-40); candidate in primary for U.S. Senator from West Virginia, 1940, 1946. United Brethren. Member, Alpha Sigma Phi; Moose. Died in February, 1987 (age 78 years, 0 days). Interment somewhere.
      Relatives: Son of Charles Shahan and Katherine (Scott) Shahan.


    Maplewood Cemetery
    Elkins, Randolph County, West Virginia
    Politicians buried here:
    Stephen B. Elkins Stephen Benton Elkins (1841-1911) — also known as Stephen B. Elkins — of Messilla, Dona Ana County, N.M.; Santa Fe, Santa Fe County, N.M.; Elkins, Randolph County, W.Va. Born near New Lexington, Perry County, Ohio, September 26, 1841. Republican. Served in the Union Army during the Civil War; lawyer; member of New Mexico territorial House of Representatives, 1864-65; New Mexico territory attorney general, 1867; U.S. Attorney for New Mexico, 1867-70; Delegate to U.S. Congress from New Mexico Territory, 1873-77; U.S. Secretary of War, 1891-93; U.S. Senator from West Virginia, 1895-1911; died in office 1911. Died in Washington, D.C., January 4, 1911 (age 69 years, 100 days). Interment at Maplewood Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Philip Duncan Elkins (1809-1897) and Sarah Pickett (Withers) Elkins (1814-1865); married, June 10, 1866, to Sarah Simms "Sallie" Jacobs (1841-1872); married, April 14, 1875, to Hallie Davis (1853-1933; daughter of Henry Gassaway Davis; niece of Thomas Beall Davis); father of Davis Elkins (1876-1959).
      Political family: Elkins-Davis family of Elkins, West Virginia.
      The city of Elkins, West Virginia, is named for him.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article
      Image source: The Parties and The Men (1896)
      Henry Gassaway Davis (1823-1916) — also known as Henry G. Davis — of Piedmont, Mineral County, W.Va. Born near Woodstock, Howard County, Md., November 16, 1823. Democrat. Railroad promoter; member of West Virginia state house of delegates from Hampshire County, 1866; member of West Virginia state senate 10th District, 1869-71; U.S. Senator from West Virginia, 1871-83; delegate to Democratic National Convention from West Virginia, 1872, 1880, 1904, 1912; candidate for Vice President of the United States, 1904. Died in Washington, D.C., March 11, 1916 (age 92 years, 116 days). Interment at Maplewood Cemetery; statue at Davis Park, Charleston, W.Va.
      Relatives: Son of Caleb Davis (1792-1850) and Louisa Warfield (Brown) Davis (1799-1868); brother of Thomas Beall Davis; married 1853 to Katherine Ann Salome 'Kate' Bantz (1892-1902); father of Hallie D. Davis (1853-1933; who married Stephen Benton Elkins (1841-1911)); grandfather of Davis Elkins.
      Political family: Elkins-Davis family of Elkins, West Virginia.
      The town of Davis, West Virginia, is named for him.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier
      Davis Elkins (1876-1959) — of Morgantown, Monongalia County, W.Va. Born in Washington, D.C., January 24, 1876. Republican. Served in the U.S. Army during the Spanish-American War; banker; U.S. Senator from West Virginia, 1911, 1919-25; delegate to Republican National Convention from West Virginia, 1916; major in the U.S. Army during World War I. Died, from bronchial pneumonia, cardio-renal disease, and senility, in Westbrook Sanatorium, Richmond, Va., January 5, 1959 (age 82 years, 346 days). Interment at Maplewood Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Stephen Benton Elkins and Hallie (Davis) Elkins; married to Mary Elkins; grandson of Henry Gassaway Davis (1823-1916); grandnephew of Thomas Beall Davis.
      Political family: Elkins-Davis family of Elkins, West Virginia.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Find-A-Grave memorial
      Howard Sutherland (1865-1950) — of Elkins, Randolph County, W.Va. Born near Kirkwood, St. Louis County, Mo., September 8, 1865. Republican. Newspaper editor; member of West Virginia state senate 13th District, 1909-12; U.S. Representative from West Virginia at-large, 1913-17; U.S. Senator from West Virginia, 1917-23; defeated, 1922; delegate to Republican National Convention from West Virginia, 1924, 1928, 1932, 1936 (member, Committee on Permanent Organization). Presbyterian. Member, Knights of Pythias; Odd Fellows; Freemasons; Knights Templar; Shriners; Ancient Order of United Workmen; Royal Arcanum. Died March 12, 1950 (age 84 years, 185 days). Interment at Maplewood Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of John Webster Sutherland (1827-1889).
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — NNDB dossier
    William Wallace Barron William Wallace Barron (1911-2002) — also known as W. Wallace Barron; Wally Barron — of Elkins, Randolph County, W.Va. Born in Elkins, Randolph County, W.Va., December 8, 1911. Democrat. Lawyer; served in the U.S. Army during World War II; mayor of Elkins, W.Va., 1949-50; member of West Virginia state house of delegates from Randolph County, 1951-53; resigned 1953; West Virginia state attorney general; elected 1956; Governor of West Virginia, 1961-65. Presbyterian. Member, Freemasons; Shriners; Elks; Moose; Civitan; Odd Fellows; Knights of Pythias; American Bar Association; American Judicature Society; American Legion; Forty and Eight. Convicted of jury tampering in 1971, and sentenced to five years in prison. Died in Charlotte, Mecklenburg County, N.C., November 12, 2002 (age 90 years, 339 days). Interment at Maplewood Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Rev. Frederick H. Barron and Mary (Butler) Barron; married, February 15, 1936, to Opal B. Wilcox (1914-2010).
      Cross-reference: Curtis B. Trent, Jr.
      See also Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier — Find-A-Grave memorial
      Image source: West Virginia Blue Book 1951
      Thomas Beall Davis (1828-1911) — also known as Thomas B. Davis — of Keyser, Mineral County, W.Va. Born in Baltimore, Md., April 25, 1828. Democrat. Member of West Virginia Democratic State Executive Committee, 1876-1907; member of West Virginia state house of delegates from Mineral County, 1899-1900; U.S. Representative from West Virginia 2nd District, 1905-07. Died in Keyser, Mineral County, W.Va., November 26, 1911 (age 83 years, 215 days). Interment at Maplewood Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Caleb Davis (1792-1850) and Louisa Warfield (Brown) Davis (1799-1868); brother of Henry Gassaway Davis; uncle of Hallie D. Davis (1853-1933; who married Stephen Benton Elkins (1841-1911)); granduncle of Davis Elkins.
      Political family: Elkins-Davis family of Elkins, West Virginia.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
      Cyrus Scott Kump (1908-1964) — also known as Cyrus S. Kump — of Elkins, Randolph County, W.Va. Born in Elkins, Randolph County, W.Va., October 26, 1908. Democrat. Lawyer; bank director; served in the U.S. Army Air Force in World War II; chair of Randolph County Democratic Party, 1949-50; alternate delegate to Democratic National Convention from West Virginia, 1952; candidate in primary for Governor of West Virginia, 1952; candidate in primary for U.S. Representative from West Virginia 2nd District, 1956. Presbyterian. Member, American Legion; Elks; Rotary. Died, from suffocation caused by angioedema, in a car en route to a hospital, in Elkins, Randolph County, W.Va., February 25, 1964 (age 55 years, 122 days). Interment at Maplewood Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Herman Guy Kump (1877-1962) and Edna (Scott) Kump (died 1957); married, September 6, 1933, to Hazel Vorus Turner; nephew of Garnett Kerr Kump.
      Political family: Kump family of Elkins, West Virginia.
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
      Lummie J. Earle (1852-1906) — also known as Columbia J. Coberly — of Leadsville (now Elkins), Randolph County, W.Va. Born in 1852. Democrat. Postmaster at Leadsville, W.Va., 1885-89; Elkins, W.Va., 1889. Female. Died in West Virginia, June 6, 1906 (age about 53 years). Interment at Maplewood Cemetery.
      Relatives: Daughter of Ruth Ann (Hart) Coberly (1822-1904) and William Harrison Coberly (1824-1904); married to Creed L. Earle; second great-granddaughter of John Hart (1713-1779); second cousin of James Coberly; second cousin once removed of Stark Lloyd Coberly and Levi Wade Coberly; second cousin twice removed of Earl H. Stalnaker; fourth cousin once removed of Absalom Price Lanning and Jack Vincent Stalnaker.
      Political families: Conger family of New York; Kellogg-Seymour-Chapin-Adams family of Connecticut and New York; Lockwood-Lanning family of New Jersey; Coberly-Hovermale family of West Virginia; Hendricks family (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
      Daniel S. Haymond (1838-1908) — of Leadsville (now Elkins), Randolph County, W.Va. Born in West Virginia, May 31, 1838. Republican. Postmaster at Leadsville, W.Va., 1883-85. Died in Taylor County, W.Va., April 21, 1908 (age 69 years, 326 days). Interment at Maplewood Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of John Haymond (1780-1863) and Parthenia (Murphey) Haymond (1798-1848); married to Phebe C. Mouse (1855-1891); granduncle of Guy D. Haymond; first cousin twice removed of Daniel Haymond; second cousin once removed of Thomas Sherwood Haymond, Daniel Haymond Polsley and William Summerville Haymond; second cousin twice removed of George S. Snodgrass; third cousin of Alpheus Forest Haymond, Edwin Maxwell, Creed Haymond and Henry Haymond; third cousin once removed of William Stanley Haymond, William Edgar Haymond, Thomas S. Haymond and Haymond Maxwell; third cousin twice removed of Frank Cruise Haymond (1887-1972).
      Political family: Haymond family of West Virginia (subset of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
      Levi Wade Coberly (1888-1977) — also known as L. Wade Coberly — of Elkins, Randolph County, W.Va. Born in Elkins, Randolph County, W.Va., January 29, 1888. Democrat. Mayor of Elkins, W.Va., 1934, 1947-48. Died in Elkins, Randolph County, W.Va., October 6, 1977 (age 89 years, 250 days). Interment at Maplewood Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Christopher Columbus Coberly (1859-1917) and Alcinda Louisa (Gainer) Coberly (1864-1954); married, September 11, 1917, to Edna Blanche Pfau; first cousin once removed of James Coberly; second cousin of Stark Lloyd Coberly; second cousin once removed of Lummie J. Earle (1852-1906).
      Political families: Coberly-Hovermale family of West Virginia; Lockwood-Lanning family of New Jersey (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
      Joseph French Harding — also known as French Harding — of Randolph County, W.Va. Served in the Confederate Army during the Civil War; lawyer; delegate to West Virginia state constitutional convention, 1872; member of West Virginia state house of delegates from Randolph County, 1887-88, 1895-96. Interment at Maplewood Cemetery.
      Hazel T. Kump (1914-2002) — also known as Hazel Vorus Turner — of Elkins, Randolph County, W.Va. Born in LaGrange, Troup County, Ga., July 8, 1914. Democrat. Member of West Virginia Democratic State Executive Committee, 1949. Female. Presbyterian. Member, Daughters of the American Revolution; United Daughters of the Confederacy; American Association of University Women. Died, in Elkins Regional Convalescent Center, Elkins, Randolph County, W.Va., March 14, 2002 (age 87 years, 249 days). Interment at Maplewood Cemetery.
      Relatives: Daughter of William Henry Turner, Jr. (1879-1962) and Hazel Netelle (Vorus) Turner (1886-1952); married, September 6, 1933, to Cyrus Scott Kump (1908-1964).
      Political family: Kump family of Elkins, West Virginia.
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial


    St. Vincent's Catholic Cemetery
    Kingsville, Randolph County, West Virginia
    See also Findagrave page for this location.
    Politicians buried here:
      James Coberly (1863-1932) — of Elkins, Randolph County, W.Va. Born in Belington, Barbour County, W.Va., March 14, 1863. Democrat. Lawyer; justice of the peace; member of West Virginia state house of delegates from Randolph County, 1919-20. Died in Elkins, Randolph County, W.Va., March 2, 1932 (age 68 years, 354 days). Interment at St. Vincent's Catholic Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Jane Mariah (Wilson) Coberly (1820-1885) and Randolph Coberly (1832-1885); married, August 4, 1885, to Delphia B. Marstiller (1861-1895); married, July 23, 1902, to Mary A. Flanagan (1862-1961); first cousin once removed of Stark Lloyd Coberly and Levi Wade Coberly; second cousin of Lummie J. Earle (1852-1906).
      Political families: Coberly-Hovermale family of West Virginia; Lockwood-Lanning family of New Jersey (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial


    Elkins Memorial Gardens
    Midland, Randolph County, West Virginia
    Politicians buried here:
      John Bartlett Chenoweth (1914-1966) — also known as John B. Chenoweth — of Elkins, Randolph County, W.Va. Born in Elkins, Randolph County, W.Va., March 28, 1914. Democrat. Served in the U.S. Army during World War II; Randolph County Sheriff, 1948-52; member of West Virginia state senate 12th District, 1955-58. Presbyterian. Member, Eagles; Elks; Moose; Freemasons; Redmen; American Legion; Veterans of Foreign Wars. Died April 28, 1966 (age 52 years, 31 days). Interment at Elkins Memorial Gardens.
      Relatives: Son of Fred Chenoweth and Virginia Dell (Bartlett) Chenoweth; married 1936 to Elthadora M. Pence (1910-2004).
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial


    Phares/Pritt Cemetery
    Valley Bend, Randolph County, West Virginia
    Politicians buried here:
      Jesse Franklin Phares — also known as Jesse F. Phares — of Randolph County, W.Va. Randolph County Sheriff; member of West Virginia state house of delegates from Randolph County, 1865-66. Interment at Phares/Pritt Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Benjamin Phares; married to Lucinda Quick.


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