I also photographed a marker for Sarah Eleanor Marshall, daughter of Robert R. and Sarah Stout Marshall, per the inscription. She is buried next to them. The sequence in the row left to right is Thomas M., Sarah Eleanor, Sarah Marshall (wife of Robert), and Robert. This may be her death record: http://www.wvculture.org/vrr/va_view.aspx?Id=528682&Type=Death.
The inscription does not match the data on the most likely candidate for her memorial, which is your Sarah Eleanor Stout Jun. 2, 1852-Nov. 10, 1866 (#137555570).
Would you rather I create a separate memorial than attach a photo? (There is a photo request for Sarah Eleanor Stout 137555570.) I'm glad to do whatever suits you.
In WV Death Records, there is a Melissa Bowyer born about 1853 who died at age 31 on Mar 4, 1884, on Horn Creek in Gilmer Co, and her husband was listed as G. Bowyer. Is this the same Melissa you are looking for?
First, I don't know where she is buried.
However, as you know there are some Bowyers buried in Trinity Cemetery, which is on Horn Creek in Gilmer Co.
The Bowyers buried here include Claud's first wife Sarah H. Garrett Bowyer and their infant twins; Claud's second wife Maude Hart Bowyer; Claud's brother Arlington; and there are others.
My notes below are from my visit to Trinity Cemetery in Oct. 2005; I don't know what info below may have changed since then.
Beside the marker of Sarah H. Garrett Bowyer is another labeled "Mother" with no name, initials or dates.
Beside Maude's marker is another labeled simply "Bowyer" with no other name or dates.
The very first row of this cemetery has three field stones with no legible names, initials or dates. They once had some simple carving that has been worn over the years so they are no longer legible. My cousin who was born and raised on the adjacent homestead (and now deceased) informed me at the time that these three stones were Grose and Stouts family markers.
There are many other field stones throughout this cemetery with several worn initials, but none legible that begin with M or end with B.
I don't know who the current caretaker of Trinity Cemetery is, but I'm sure a local funeral home could tell you. The caretaker's records might help you (or other relatives) identify the Stouts and Bowyers buried here that do not have markers with full information.
Maybe this will at least give you or others a promising lead for further investigation.
Incidentally, the grave is next to Elizabeth's and there is no other marker for a Samuel in the gated enclosure where these two are buried (facing, left to right in the quad: Sarah d. 1823 wife of Hezekiah, Samuel d. 1823, Elizabeth d. 1868, Thomas d. 1859, Absalom d. 1913).
It's always possible that the inscription itself is in error. That seems to have happened quite a bit, and the markers, once delivered, were usually not replaced.
But I have not researched Stouts and agree that it's best to err on the side of caution, so I removed the photo with the death date of Oct. 1823. I appreciate your assistance.
I photographed Sarah Marshall's headstone (the daughter born well after 1823) and will attach it soon.
Samuel Stout Hi Toots, The edit I sent for Samuel Stout #137556281 is based on the year of death (1823) inscribed on the marker. I saw that older cemetery records do give 1843. Which is the error? I'll pull the edit if it's wrong. Thanks, bc
RE: 136596126 Alvis F Stout Yes, he's my maternal great-great-grandmother's uncle. Francis Marion Stout > Cora Bell Stout Clowser (having big time trouble finding her grave) > Albert Sidney Clowser > Marie Clowser Wolff -- my grandmother, still alive.