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Loy Family Cemetery, North River Mills, WV.


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Located about 1.5 miles Southwest of North River Mills on Rt. (4/2). Once on Rt.(4/2) you ford North River east of Steve Bailes's farm and up at the top of the hill you will see this small cemetery on the right past the old farm house on the hill. This property is refered to as "River Bend Farm" because of the large field along North River at the big bend.

  • Benjamin Loy: died Feb 22, 1898; "Aged 76 yrs 3 mos & 28 days".
  • Martha A. Loy: died Aug 21, 1896; "Aged 73 yrs 1 mo 2 days" "Wife of Benjamin Loy".
  • A. C. Loy: born Dec 3, 184; died Dec 24, 1914.
  • William E. Loy: born Dec 25, 1868; died Dec 27, 1868; "Son of Benj. & Martha Loy".
  • Benjamin Loy: born Aug 23, 1855; died Aug 22, 1863.
  • Bakie Loy: born Feb 14, 1863; died Mar 19, 1863.
  • Emma Loy: born Feb 14, 1863; died Mar 18, 1863.
  • B. F. L.
  • Jonathan Loy: born Aug 19, 1846; died [inscription is below ground level].
  • There are several markers located outside the cemetery fence which are said to be the graves of slaves.

     

    The following listing was provided by Steve Bailes of North River Mills:
    • Loy, Emma B. Feb 14, 1863; D. Mar. 18, 1863 (unmarried)
    • Loy, Bakie B. Feb. 13, 1863; D. Mar 19, 1863 (unmarried)
    • Loy, Benjamin F. B. Aug 23 1855; D. Aug 22 63
    • Loy, Jonathan B. Aug 19 1849; D. Sept. 19, 1863
    • Loy, William B. Dec 25, 1868; D. Dec. 27 d.date.-"buried", (son of Ben J. and Martha Loy) 2 days
    • Martha A. no birthdate listed [B. March 22 1823]; D. Apr 24, 1896  Inscr. She was a kind and affectionate wife a fond mother and a friend to all. 73 y. 1 m. 2 d. (wife of Benjamin)
    • Loy, Benjamin (b. date not listed)[B. Oct 24 1821]; D. Feb 22 '98 [husband of Martha] Inscr. Earth has no sorrow that heaven cannot heal. 76 y. j m. 28 d.
    • Loy, A. C. B. Dec. 31, 1845; D. Dec. 24, 1914 68 yrs

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