Member Mark Reid shared the following query he received and his response:
The query: I am trying to find the exact location of the grave of Matthew MCCREIGHT, listed with one other grave between Alba and Yantis, on Hwy. 154. I believe this to be the grave of my G-G-Grandfather, I don’t know who the other grave could be. If any body has a picture of the head stone, I would certainly appreciate a copy. If all this other fails, possibly the e-mail address of someone who could help me.
This grave should date from the late 1840’s to the 1850’s. My Great Grandfather Thomas Newton McCright is listed on the Wood County Tax rolls during the 1850’s paying taxes on 100 acres in Western Wood County. Matthew would be Thomas’s father. I expect Matthew is buried on the land that Thomas was farming.
Thank you very much;
Mark’s Response: According to our cemetery book 4, pg 157, Matthew McCreight 10 August 1833 – 9 Feb 1902 and Winney Allen McCreight _____ – 2 August 1879 are buried in a family cemetery located as you describe. Apparently the researcher was unable to find the cemetery. Headstone information was obtained from a member of the family.
Highway 154 runs from Quitman to Yantis and the grave site is said to be close to the “Pleasant Divide” community.
If any family member can give a better description of the location, I will be glad to go there (assuming I can get permission to cross private property) and photograph whatever marker I can find.
If you have additional information share, you can contact John McCright at the email address above. Also, please post a copy of the response as a comment to this post.