[from papers of M.S.W. 5/20/11]
A search of courthouse records has not yet turned up any document verifying the establishment of the Association. It appears that just following the Civil War no one cared to file papers for a colored organization. Furthermore, a query to the Division of Highways has not turned up any documents verifying the agreement connected with the land transfer in 1934. We assume that the Division of Highways was probably faced with the fact that the Colored Benevolent Association no longer existed making it difficult to do any deed transfer. It is uncertain how much land the cemetery had to give up to the highway. It appears that the cemetery lost some land and gained only the old road bed. However, no records exist of the original layout. It is not clear if graves had to be moved.
The cemetery is owned and operated by the Mt. Pisgah Methodist Church.
Within those interred at the cemetery include: black slaves, members of the Armed Forces, a governess of former WV Gov. John Cornwell, two brothers who served as barbers for the town and members of Mt. Pisgah Methodist Church.