I have wanted to visit the Keener Cemetery in Grafton, WV for some time and in October I finally had the opportunity to do so. While I was only able to "visit" for about 10 minutes, it felt wonderful and yet sad to finally be there among the ancestors that I've spent so many years chasing down. My Dad and I often talked about going out there - I really wish he was still here so I could tell him all about it.
The cemetery is on a piece of property that has long since left the hands of the family, but the couple who now live there are glad to share their driveway and directed me up a path in the woods. Upon finding it, I wondered how much longer it will be able to be found...
There are other researchers of this family who have worked hard over the years to document the burials here. I believe they have documented 75+ and many of them return to clean up and clear away the overgrowth. Its a wonderful thing to know that others visit these woods for the same reason I do, and I hope to return soon, when I've got a bit more time to spend.
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