"They Rest Quietly Cemetery Records of Barbour County, West Virginia" by Odie Chapman lists over 1000 interments for Mt. Vernon Cemetery. Mack McDonald, b 8 April 1875 d 1 May 1966. Myrtle L. McDonald b 19 Oct 1884 d 20 June 1962 are listed and also son Forist J. & wife Areta.
Statewide newspapers on microfilm are available at West Virginia Archives and also West Virginia University Library. The Barbour Democrat, published weekly at Philippi, is shown in the WVU catalog for 1966 but that year is missing at the archives. Each of the libraries will do an extremely limited amount of research for a fee. In addition they will provide a list of researchers for specific areas.