In MemoriamFrancis H. Pierpont, governor of the Restored Government of Virginia and the "Father of West Virginia" died on March 24, 1899. He is buried here with his wife, Julia Augusta Robertson Pierpont. They first met when he interviewed her in 1847 for a governess's position for his neighbor Judge Thomas Haymond. She accepted the position. In 1854, she married Pierpont. Three of their four children also are buried here. The fourth, Mary Augusta, died in Laurel, Maryland, where the family lived while Pierpont served as Virginia's governor in Alexandria. Two West Virginia governors, 113 Civil War veterans, and West Virginia's first state school superintendent are buried elsewhere in the cemetery.
|Series||This marker is part of the West Virginia Civil War Trails series|
|Placed By||West Virginia Civil War Trails|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Friday, September 26th, 2014 at 12:35am PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||17S E 574330 N 4371435|
|Decimal Degrees||39.48931667, -80.13561667|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 39° 29.359', W 80° 8.137'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||39° 29' 21.54" N, 80° 8' 8.22" W|
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|Closest Postal Address||At or near 502 Maple Ave, Fairmont WV 26554, US|
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