Baptist Cemetery

Survey taken in July 1965 by Mrs. Arno Dening and Miss Karen Dening.
Location: Town of Martinsburg.
Drive State Hwy 26 heading south from Town of Martinsburg for about one to two miles. Turn right onto Lee Road (this is a small dirt road). Continue on Lee Road towards West Road. Just before getting to West Road the Baptist Cemetery can be seen on the right and easily reached from the side of the road. It is a square grassy area framed by trees. There is no sign for this cemetery and it gets mowed only about twice a year.

This road is well known at Pitcher Road, because there were so many Pitcher residents (Pitcher Settlement). According to the surveyers, the Martinsburg United Baptist Society building (built 1825) once stood on the ground where the district school house now stands.

Name                                        Died           Age
Day, Dolly wife of H. Day                   Mar 15, 1830   26 years
Griffis, Mary Laidra dau Ranson S.          Jul 19, 1840   2 years
Jaryl, Roselinda wife Richard               Aug 20, 1830   ----
Jarly, baby Henry Ira                       Aug 20, 1830(?)----
Johnson, Lucy Mary dau of Enoch             Aug 31, 1830   11 mos
Johnson, C.S. Mellisa                       (Uncertain)    ----
Miner, Samuel                               Aug 22, 1838   59 years
Neil, E.I. dau of Danforth Whittling                1835   ----
Pitcher, William son Philander & Mary       Mar 30, 1831   1y 1m 16d