JONES METHODIST CHURCH CEMETERY
East side Jesterville Road & south side of Muddy Hole Rd. (*Listed as Clara Rd. in John Jacobís Book)
There is no longer a church at this site. This is a heavily wooded corner lot, thick with trees, vines, spines, brambles, barbs and dense undergrowth. Footing is treacherous. The West Side Lions Club cleared the site several years ago, but it is obvious that no effort has been made to do anything recently. Extremely hard to navigate (we both tripped on vines and fell). Gravestones are 20 feet or less from edge of woods, but can barely (if at all) be seen as you drive past. We stopped first on opposite side of road, and did not see them, then drove on looking for Clara Road. (It is now renamed and signed as Muddy Hole Road). On the return trip we stopped on the adjacent shoulder and saw the stones. Recorded November 29, 1997 by Margaret Robinson and Paul Willing.
Addie Bernice WALTER, daughter of Thos. T. & Mary E. Walter, b. Mar. 27, 1873 d. Aug. 8, 1873
Willie A., Infant son of Thos. T. & Mary E. Walter, b. Jan. 25, 1892 d. Sept. 25, 1892
Annie Grace, daughter of Thos. T. and Mary E. Walter, b. Oct. 3, 1877 d. Oct. 16, 1888, Aged 11 years 13 months
Warren Stingle HEATH, b. Aug. 23, 1877 d. Feb. 19, 1878
(No name) Infant child of Francis and Lacy, b. Oct. 2, 1884 d. Oct. 23, 1884
* Note: Above graves were inside a wrought iron fenced enclosure at the edge of the woods on the Jesterville Road side. They were not recorded in John Jacobís book, although they were buried prior to 1900.
Isaac S. STREET, d. Aug. 5, 1882 24 yrs. 5 days
Albert T., consort of Delia S. MEZICK, b. Jan 8, 1854 d. Oct. 11, 1878
(Note: John Jacobís book lists above as Albert T. Mezick, son of Delius Mezick)
The following are listed in the order found in John Jacobís book and each was verified.
Louisa J. Catlin, Wife of Julius Catlin, b. Mar. 26, 1853 d. Sept. 3, 1898
Maria COLBURN, b. Sept 1, 1891 d. Oct. 23, 1882
Mary C. DICKERSON, b. Sept. 28, 1828 d. Nov. 9, 1887
Sarah V. JENKINS, Wife of Theodore K. Jenkins, b. Apr. 29, 1851 d. Oct. 4, 1899
Minus D. MESSICK, b. Dec. 21, 1859 d. Sept. 12, 1881
Ritty A. MESSICK, b. Sept. 10, 1825 d. Feb. 16, 1879
Mahlon S. MUSIC, b. Apr. 9, 1826 d. Dec. 5, 1894
Henry J. MESSICK, b. Mar. 10, 1833 d. June 17, 1892
Mabel MESSICK ,Daughter of Henry J. and Annie E. Messick, b. May 6, 1893 d. Sept. 3, 1894
Margaret MESSICK, Wife of George Messick, b. Mar. 4, 1803 d. Apr. 17, 1885
Lucy E. A. TRAVERS, Wife of Francis M. Travers, b. Feb. 5, 1865 d. May 11, 1885, age 20 yrs. 3 mos. 6 days
Note: There is a single sized plot on the Muddy Hole Road side enclosed by a wrought iron fence. It appears to be a single grave, or it may be 2 infant graves end to end. There is a small stone at each end similar to a foot stone, but they are both sunken to half their depth, and there is no discernible inscription on either. It was not possible to get inside the enclosure or close enough to see anything more.
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