A golfer walks to one of three putting greens surrounding French Cemetery, located on a knoll overlooking Berry Hills Country Club.
Behind the gravestone for Peter Simpson, who lived from 1821 to 1897, are the small native stone markers denoting the final resting places of Reuben Daggs, one of the first non-Native American natives of Charleston, and his wife, Catherine Phoebe Daggs.
Among the Civil War veterans buried in French Cemetery is Matthew Mooney, who served in Co. L of the 7th West Virginia Cavalry.
Surrounded by the greens for holes 1, 4 and 7, the tees for holes 5 and 8, and a tennis court, the French Cemetery occupies the high ground at Berry Hills Country Club.
More than 50 centuries-old cedar trees shade the hilltop cemetery.
Gazette photo by LAWRENCE PIERCE.......'FRENCHCEMETERY1'.......9.5x4.98.......Cemetery at Berry Hills Country Club.......5/21/13.......