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Information Card for Hill Cemetery

Washington County, Pennsylvania Cemetery Database  compiled by Gina Nestor, 2001.

Cemetery Name: Jones Cemetery ("Old" Jones Cemetery)

Address:  LR 62040

Phone: N/A

Location: The "Old Jones Cemetery" is located in Somerset Twp., Washington Co., PA on LR 62040 between Rt. 136 and Interstate 70 near Sawmill Creek and south of Ginger Hill. Cemetery is located on the private farm owned by Orlando Leoni (1975).  This land was formerly the William Jones Farm and then the Hayden Farm.  

Background:  "WILLIAM JONES' FAMILY - "William Jones was born at Ellicott Mills, Maryland, in May 1763 and died in the latter part of March, 1862. He located in the neighborhood of Ginger Hill in Washington County, a few years before the Whiskey Insurrection, on a farm still owned by his son William. He was a blacksmith by trade.. When the U.S. Troops were sent out to disperse the insurgents, they halted near his farm, from whence they were ordered to return as the Insurrection was over. While in camp, he shod some of the Government horses. He was loyal to the government and took no part in the Insurrection.By his first wife he had eleven children, five sons and six daughters,--viz., John, Elijah, Jesse, Samuel, and William--Rebecca, Delilah, Polly, Ruth, Rose and Ann. At an advanced age, he married Mrs. Jane Phillips. They had no children. John was the founder of Jonestown in Fallowfield Township where he lived most of his life. He was generally engaged in farming..."  - From Old & New Monongahela by J.S. Van Voorhis, p. 156.

Census: Published in "Miscellaneous Cemeteries, Washington Co., PA", Vol. 4. Copy in genealogical collection at Citizens Library in Washington, PA. 

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Washington County, Pennsylvania Cemetery Database  compiled by Gina Nestor, 2001.

Note: The numbering is not any reference to the cemetery records, if any exist at all.  Instead, the numbering is only a count on this alphabetical list.


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