Barrett/Mathews Cemetery

Located in south Parkersburg, Wood County, W.Va.

Mathews Cemetery, also known as Barrett Cemetery, is located at the corner of Parmaco and Locust streets, south Parkersburg, W.Va. The property was originally part of the Caleb Barrett farm. It is currently unfenced.

Below is a list of burials, compiled from headstone readings, newspaper obituaries, etc. Each entry contains the following information (if available): decedent's name, date of birth, date of death, parents' names, spouse's name, military service, headstone notation, source notation, and obituary information. The "headstone" or "footstone" notation indicates the presence of a gravestone for that individual as of 2011. The source notations (the numbers following each entry) correspond to the sources used. A complete list of the sources appears at the end of this list.

All remaining gravestones have been photographed and can be viewed here. Names that are underlined are linked to a photo. To see the photo, just click on the name.

Known Burials


1. Some Early City, Village, and County Burying Grounds, by John A. House, "Barrett Graveyard"
2. Wood County, West Virginia, Court House Death Records
3. Obituary from local newspaper (most obtained through use of Russell Roy's Wood County, West Virginia Obits index)
4. West Virginia Vital Research Records (online through W.Va. Division of Culture & History)


DSJ = Daily State Journal
PMN = Parkersburg Morning News
PS = Parkersburg Sentinel
PSWS = Parkersburg Semi-Weekly Sentinel
PWS = Parkersburg Weekly Sentinel
WSJ = Weekly State Journal
WVWT = West Virginia Weekly Times