Swandale Cemetery, Swandale Road, Clay Co., WV
a.k.a Hamrick Burying Ground

Swandale Road leaves civilization, more or less, as a left turn off of Triplett Ridge Road onto a not-so-well maintained cinder road. The road runs between a creek on the right and a fairly steep hill to the left. The setting is spectacular and neighbors are few and far apart. I was just about to give up finding this cemetery when I noticed three rustic looking fellers standing by a pickup truck near the road. I stopped to ask if they knew of a cemetery in the area. "Who ya lookin' fer?" one of them asked. I explained that I was looking for my Uncle Franklin Hamrick. "Oh, that's our Uncle Ben." We swapped a few cousin stories and then they told me how to find the cemetery. You should know that Uncle Ben made some of the best shine in them parts...



Hamrick, Albert L. b.Mar 8 1931 d.Apr 13 1931
Hamrick, Alexander b.Feb 24 1849 d.Apr 26 1926 (Father of B. Franklin)
Hamrick, Barbara Ann b.Aug 16 1957 d.Aug 16 1957
Hamrick, B. Franklin b.Apr 11 1874 d.Oct 16 1952  (Benjamin)
Hamrick, Clifford b. 1916 d. 1960
Hamrick, Clifton E. b.Jan 8 1923 d.Aug 7 1954 Pvt. U.S. Army WW II
Hamrick, Cornelius D. b.Mar 19 1903 d.Jun 10 1971 Pvt. U.S. Marines WW I
Hamrick, Elizabeth Brown b.Oct 12 1807 d.Dec 23 1874
Hamrick, Flavey b. 1929 d. 1950 Cpl. U.S. Army Korea
Hamrick, Garnie Bell b. 1943 d. 1943
Hamrick, Glen b.Oct 15 1941 d.Feb 1 1942
Hamrick, Harold b. 1956 d. 1980
Hamrick, Herman F. b. 1905 d. 1950
Hamrick, Maryln Lynn b.Dec 7 1961 d.Dec 7 1961
Hamrick, Merlie D. b.Jun 1 1907 d.Apr 18 1978
Hamrick, Opal b.Jan 23 1910 d.Dec 24 1968
Hamrick, Oscar Newton b.Jul 9 1890 d.Jan 29 1964
Hamrick, Richard R. b.Feb 6 1923 d.Feb 6 1923
Hamrick, Samson b.Aug 17 1869 d.Feb 2 1937 (Brother of B. Franklin)
Hamrick, Sena B. b. 1869 d. 1967
Hamrick, Stella M. b.Mar 4 1895 d.
Hamrick, Theodore H. b.Oct 26 1882 d.Dec 9 1960 (Brother of B. Franklin)
Hamrick, William b.Dec 16 1798 d.Jun 27 1876 (Grandfather of B. Franklin)

Hughes, C.D. b.Apr 27 1921 d.Apr 12 1922
Hughes, E.L. b.Sep 3 1913 d.Oct 27 1919

Johnson, Charles A. b.May 9 1908 d.Oct 31 1967 Cpl. Co.D 2nd Tank Bn. WW II
Johnson, Missouri Hamrick b.Sep 13 1878 d.Jun 24 1964 (Sister of B. Franklin)
Johnson, Walter b.Jan 1 1898 d.Jun 22 1912

Keen, Anderson Dow b.May 1 1916 d.Sep 19 1975

Lanham, Alice A. b.Apr 1 1921 d.Mar 4 1923
Lanham, Letha May b.Jun 16 1928 d.Oct 13 1928
Lanham, Wanie b.Apr 13 1918 d.Nov 5 1918

Martin, Pearlie C. d.May 12 1915

McCleese, Amanda Psimer b.Dec 8 1858 d.May 8 1945

McTheny, B.H. b.Nov 24 1901 d.Oct 21 1918

Miller, Homer Durr b. March 22, 1894 d. May 4, 1988
Miller, Lettie J. b. 1900 d. 1983 (Wife of Homer Durr Miller)
Miller, Robert Lloyd Stillborn Feb. 08, 1944
(Resting between parents Lettie & Homer)

Mollohan, Michael E. b.Jan 17 1880 d.Feb 13 1959

Monroe, George A. b.Jan 3 1861 d.Nov 9 1945
Monroe, Ora b.Feb 11 1878 d.Mar 26 1926

Murphy, Carroll d. 1944
Murphy, C. Curtis b. 1883 d. 1954
Murphy, Cluster b. 1937 d. 1938
Murphy, Colonel F. b. 1911 d. 1950
Murphy, Ethel May b. 1900 d. 1981
Murphy, Francis b. 1892 d. 1967
Murphy, Freda Evelyn b. 1927 d. 1967
Murphy, Grace b. 1917 d. 1938
Murphy, Lester D. b.Nov 21 1921 d.Feb 29 1923
Murphy, Marian R. b. 1928
Murphy, Mark Otis b.Jun 9 1923 d.Jun 19 1967 P.F.C. 623 Air Mat. Sq. A.A.F. WW II
Murphy, Mart M. b.Apr 21 1921 d.Nov 27 1927
Murphy, Maxine Gibson b.Sep 26 1932 d.Sep 25 1978
Murphy, Paul Warner b.Jun 4 1926 d.Apr 24 1971 S 1c U.S.N.R. WW II
Murphy, Ralph Jr. b. 1926 d. 1972
Murphy, Susanna b.Nov 22 1893 d.Feb 9 1977
Murphy, William Orland b.Oct 1 1913 d.Aug 1 1978

Myers, Murray b.1922 d.1995
Myers, Betty Imogene Miller b.Nov 26, 1924 d.Aug 4, 1998

both cremated and their ashes placed near the foot of Homer and Lettie Miller's graves

Nottingham, Dorsey Lee b.Jan 9 1932 d.Dec 12 1952 Sgt. 504 ABN inf. 82 ABN Div.
Nottingham, John E. b.Aug 27 1878 d.Jun 13 1945
Nottingham, Lydia F. b.Nov 13 1880 d.Sep 17 1945
Nottingham, Shelton C. b.Feb 13 1911 d.Dec 12 1968

Psimer, Jenny G. b.Oct 4 1898 d.Feb 13 1951
Psimer, Mary Edith b. 1918 d. 1919

Rogers, Alfred Jr. d.Jun 22 1945

Tucker, Darrell d.Feb 17 1928

West, Bernard d.Nov 16 1925

Young, Charles b. 1878 d. 1940
Young, Russell Lee b. 1913 d. 1978