Rosewood Cemetery of Greenbrier County, WV

Here are a few photos taken during my short visit to Lewisburg, WV in September of 2007. There are many other cemeteries in Greenbrier County which I didn't have the opportunity to visit but hope to document on future visits.

—Kate Maynard

(Click on a thumb for larger image.)

Gillilan tombstone John Marshall Gillilan Ada May Gillian

Located on 219 just south of the I-64 interchange Rosewood is a contemporary and still active cemetery established circa 1925. There is a large Gillilan stone of pink granite and two footstones marking who is buried at this plot: John Marshall Gillilan and Ada Gillilan May.

I had very little time to spend at Rosewood; it was nearly dark when I arrived so I was only able to find the stones of Ida and John Marshall. I do know, however, there are at least three other Gillilan graves at this cemetery and during a future trip perhaps I can document those as well. Those burial sites would be for Steele M. Gillilan (1897-1951), Peggy Gillilan (dates in question) and Guy Wetzel Gillilan (1892-1960). Guy and Steele were both veterans of WWI: Guy listed as a PFC with Battery B, 313 Field Artillery, and Steele as a PFC, HQ BN GHO (Sorry, I'm not familiar with some of the acronyms.)

A view of the cemetery:

Rosewood Cemetery

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