Indian Mound Cemetery Listing
Instructions and Disclaimer
We thank the Board of Trustees of Indian Mound Cemetery for sharing the data collected by Matthew Ward of Delray, West Virginia, during his Eagle Scout project to survey this historic cemetery. We congratulate Matthew Ward on undertaking such a complex project. Historical Societies with many members often struggle to complete such a project. However, there are some things that you should know when using this listing.
- As a public service, HistoricHampshire.org undertook the reformatting of this project for use on the Internet. It is a complex and time consuming effort and, therefore, is subject to various errors. We regret any mistakes we have inserted and take no responsibility for the accurracy of the information. We will make every effort to post corrections to these pages within the scope of our resources, but the responsibility for authenticating information remains with the reader/viewer. Projects such as this are not offical death or genealogical records. For that kind of information one must go to county, state or federal records.
- This list does not usually contain middle names or initials. They were not included in the data we were supplied. HistoricHampshire.org has inserted some based on the photographs. However, one should actually inspect the gravestones.
- HistoricHampshire.org has not verified the data. Such an undertaking is beyond our resources. We invite you to contact us with information on errors or omissions. We know there are some.
- The identification of locations may or may not correspond to the official cemetery map or plot deed.
- Not all named individuals are actually deceased or buried. Often when one member of a family dies and a gravestone is placed in the family plot, the names of living members (and their birth date) are listed in the expectation that when they die they will be buried here. That is not always the case, so if no death date if given, you should expect that individual in not interred here.
- It is often difficult to determine the actual last name of an individual when there is a family plot with a family name marked on the large stone. For example, sometimes a married daughter or sister is interred under the family name and one has difficulty distinguishing her married name.
- The comments section contains both information garnered from the gravestones and information of note to the cemetery visitor. They are not necessarily verbatim quotes from stones.
- Photographs are not available for all individuals/graves. Photographs added by HistoricHampshire.org after the Eagle Scout project was finished usually contain our identification at the bottom of the photo.
- We do not locate new burials; we endeavor only to include names and dates. Our resources are limited.
- There are many burials in this cemetery that have no marker. We do not know how many that may be. The "first burial" listed was garnered from a newspaper article. We would appreciate help in ascertaining other old burials.
- The stones in the Old Presbyterian Cemetery section do not necessarily denote the presence of those individual's remains. Although there are a few marked graves in the older part of Indian Mound Cemetery that were re-interments from the old Presbyterian Cemetery, many stones were moved without the remains having been moved.
- Tradition says that some Union soldiers were buried here during the war. Those plots, if existent, are not marked.
Please note that we appreciate corrections and constructive suggestions. If you have complaints, they should be buried in the next available open gravesite or thrown over the cliff.
If you or your organization wish to do a similar project for a Hampshire County cemetery, please contact us. We will not expect to use any listing that is not pre-approved. Any project should be done with the expectation that is can be easily formatted for various presentations or uses. We will gladly supply a spreadsheet format to help with this requirement.