SAMUEL WESLEY
UNITED METHODIST CHURCH CEMETERY
Manokin, Somerset County, MD

By Delphine E. Steficek, dchecks@warwick.net



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The Samuel Wesley cemetery is located on Rt. 361 in Manokin. The land is flat and floods with frequent rains. The cemetery is fairly well maintained, but weather conditions have destroyed some grave vaults. There are many unmarked and unreadable graves here. Many of the graves have sunk completely out of sight.

Directions: Rt. 13 south from Salisbury, to Rt. 413 to Crisfield. Turn Right onto Rt. 361 to Manokin. Church is on the left.

I will start at the rear of the property, closest to the dirt lane and proceed toward the church.


1. Henrietta Goodwin 1912-1963

2. Molly C. Fontaine 1923-1961

3. Malcha A. Maddox 1915-1960

4. Herbert Cottman May 10, 1894-June 12, 1960 Maryland PFC Co D 333 Svc BNQMC WWI

5. William Waters

6. Edward Waters

7. John Wesley Maddox

8. Datub C. Goodwin 1902-1956

9. Robert Maddox July 6, 1905-Aug 19, 1956 Maryland Pvt US Army WWII

10. Elizabeth Slade 1915-1956

11. Unmarked d. 1954

12. M M W

13. M 0W

14. Fannie L. Fontaine Nov 4, 1902-Jan 9, 1957

15. Nelson B. Fontaine

16. James L. Waters

17. E E W

18. Stanley Manuel Sept 17, 1896-Mar 1, 1963 Maryland Pvt Co D 333 Labor BNQMC WWI

19. Martha A. Mason d. Jan 12, 1921 w. of Alexander Garret Mason

20. Angela D. Wallace Apr 20, 1968-Aug 25, 1970 a sculpture of a lamb sits on headstone

21. Willie J. Maddox Feb 14, 1908-Apr 29, 1962 Maryland TEC 5 Co B 1697 ENG CBN WWII

22. Henrietta Braxton 1874-1958

23. Mary Cottman 1877-1955

24. Henrietta B. Fontaine Feb 9, 1874-Nov 9, 1952

25. Issac Fontaine June 1, 1870-May 13, 1939

26. Maggie L. Waters 1898-1991

27. Robert Waters

28. Unmarked child

29. Harrison B. Johnson, Jr. Name is written in large black letters on vault top

30. Beatrice M. Fontaine Dec 29, 1919-Jan 21, 1984 This is a handmade, handwritten headstone. Written in black paint is, in memory of a loving wife and mother next to her husband

31. Kenneth Fontaine Sr. Oct 14, 1914-Feb 22, 1988

32. James Waters

33. Fawn Maddox - At rest

34. Edward C. Banker Aug 10, 1895-June 26, 1952 Pennsylvania Pvt US Army WWI

35. David E. Miles Oct 4, 1875-Aug 11, 1944

36. Esther Broughton- At rest (sunken)

37. Milcha E. Banker Apr 30, 1876-Sept 16, 1947

38. Howard D. Maddox June 14, 1898-Jan 30, 1949

39. Mitchell T. Terrell 1934-1998

40. Henry Eugene Harris 1912-1992

41. Bertha Beauchamp 1903-1954

42. Leonard L. Maddox Apr 25, 1906-Dec 18, 1966

43. Margaret Maddox Feb 24, 1906-June 28, 1973

44. Wilhema Waters 1875-1961

45. Edward R. Beauchamp July 14, 1923-Oct 29, 1990 PFC US Army WWII

46. Pauline D. Johnson 1916-1989 and her husband

47. James Geneses Johnson May 4, 1908-June 3, 1967

48. Lula B. Cotton 1899-1994 A glass pane atop the vault reads, In memory and honor of our mother, grandmother, ggrandmother, and gggrandmother who we will always love.

49. Joseph A. Ward Mar 15, 1950-June 25, 1997 US Army-Vietnam

50. Virginia M. Waters d. Oct 15, 1965

51. Issac M. Maddox

52. Marion Hall Feb 23, 1894-Feb 20, 1968 Maryland Pvt Co H 811 Pioneer Inf WWI

53. William M. Maddox July 12, 1920-May 11, 1968 Maryland TEC 5 Co A 460 Signal Co WWII

54. Robert Fontaine June 23, 1932-Dec 14, 1968 Maryland Sgt US Army

55. William Thomas Ward May 9, 1928-Feb 16, 1969

56. Daisy N. Robbins 1935-1991 marker only, possible cremation and her husband

57. Coulbourne Robbins (Lightning) 1921-1969

58. Shanley Maddox

59. Lucretia Bacon 1880-1969

60. Westen Dock ? There is a dog's paw print in a dollop of cement atop vault.

61. E.C. Emmit Cotton 1899-1970

62. O.J. Handwritten letters with J. made backwards

63. Elsie Gresham d. 1971

64 George Wilson b. July 20, 1820-d. July 17, 1897 and his wife

65. Henrietta d. July 27, 1992 age 71

66. Clarence A. Short Jr. Sept 14, 1923-June 9, 1972 Maryland PFC US Army WWII

67. M N

68. Hubert Waters Rest in peace

69. Robert R. Maddox Nov 17, 1913-Nov 28, 1973 Maryland PFC US Army WWII

70. William Ward Jr.

71. Flossie Dykes 1904-1974 loving mother

72. Lillie Mae Johnson Sept 5, 1905-Jan 21, 1976

73. M E M

74. Helen Beatrice Waters 1924-1966

75. Rayfield Waters 1903-1977

76. Hattie Mae Waters 1907-1965

77. Jerry Robertson Feb 7, 1912-Apr 4, 1978 Pvt US Army WWII

78. Richard White June 15, 1954-Nov 22, 1980

79. Albert C. Dix Nov 16, 1923-Feb 6, 1983

80. Thomas W. Waters Apr 2, 1896-May 26, 1919

81. Cecil Maddox Apr 22, 1920-Jan 28, 1992

82. Adeline Lindsay 1806-1908

83. Margaret Williams 1895-1992

84. Nancy Beauchamp 1878-Feb 1911 this grave is in a slanted position

85. Magdalene C. Handy Apr 1, 1928-Apr 23, 1978 Rest in peace

86. George R. Joynes Apr 25, 1893-Nov 18, 1979 Pvt U.S. Army WWI

87. Clarence Benson Jr. Apr 11, 1928-Oct 7, 1984 US Army Korea

88. Beulah M. Joynes 1901-1989

89. Clarence Leroy Dorsey 1918-1989

90. Hershel V. Joynes, Sr. Apr 25, 1929-Aug 18, 1987

US Army Korea

91. Charles L. Cotton 1931-1987

92. Catherine F. Short 1926-1991

93. Bessie L. Leek 1900-1991

94. Ronnie H. Ayers 1944-1991

95. Elijah G.W. Purnell Sept 27, 1943-Sept 4, 1987

96. Robert H. Fontaine 1908-1986

97. Otis L. Thomas 1955-1992

98. Francis A.C. ??ry 1949-1994

99. Lutina Purifoy Feb 11, 1885-Dec 10, 1983

100. Inez E. Fontaine 1910-1993

101. Robert Troy Handy 1981-1997 marker only, possible cremation

102. Andrea T. Turner 1979-1996

103. Michael L. Joynes

104. Baby boy Walker Aug 31, 1987-Sept 1, 1987

105. James Edward Collins July 23, 1906-Mar 28, 1982 US Navy WWII

106. Wendell J. Maddox Oct 9, 1946-Mar 7, 1985

107. Charles Randolph Maddox

108. Etta Mae Maddox 1919-1996

109. Walter Maddox

110. Irene Ayers 1923-1997

111. Katie Boyd 1913-1996

112. Andre Maddox June 24, 1960-June 3, 1996

113. Ashley Maddox Nov 10, 1980-July 29, 1984 4yrs

114. Charles R. Maddox, Jr. 1954-1997

115. Infant Marquez JaQuann Davis d. 1999

116. Harrison Johnson 1917-1998 and his wife

117. Cecelia Johnson 1925-1999

118. J W M

119. G. Handy d. July 27, 1895 age 35


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