Fairmont Cemetery in Jackson County, Ohio

Location: City of Jackson
Lat: 39degrees 03.33N
Long: 082degrees 37.35W

Fairmont is the largest cemetery in Jackson County with many Gillilands, mostly descendants of Nathan Gilliland of Augusta County, Virginia, interred there. Fairmont is located on the northern edge of the city of Jackson (Fairmont Street) and is easily accessible from State Rt. 35, 93 or 788.

This particular report, submitted by John Benintendi, is for the final resting place of Grace Gillilan Jones, daughter of Coleman and Sarah (Fry) Gillilan. Coleman is among those descendants of James Gillilan, Jr. and Margaret Boggs of Greenbrier County, West Virginia. John also submitted the report and photos for Byrd Cemetery in Highland County, Ohio, where Grace's parents are buried.

Notes and photos provided by John Benintendi.

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Grace Jones

Grace Jones marker

The marker for Grace Gillilan Jones. The photo at right was taken after the inscription was highlighted with chalk.

Dan Jones

The marker for Dan Jones, Grace's husband.

Moses Jones

Moses Jones, Dan's father. The area has a particularly large Welsh population and Moses was born in Wales. During the Civil War he served as a member of the 7th West Virginia Infantry (U.S.).

Jane (Hughes) Jones

Jane (Hughes) Jones, Dan's mother.

Fairmont Cemetery

Fairmont Cemetery

Two views of Fairmont Cemetery.