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Contributed by Liz DuBois


(near Eighty-Four PA, Washington. County, Pa.)

The first minutes of the Pigeon Creek U. P. Church were burned with the house of the Clerk of Session and the following has been given from the oldest members of the Congregation.

Applications were made and granted for the people to form a church in 1816. They erected a tent with a platform for the preacher, with a cover which he occupied during services. It was known as “Hall’s Tent”. After that services were held in Mr. Hall’s house, making the date of the first church about 1818. Elders were elected Nov. 11, 1817 and were ordained April 7, 1818 - - William Pollock and Mr. Adam Weir. The church was organized and the place for erection was on Mr. Hall’s farm, where the graveyard now is. But it was necessary to get the permission of Presbytery for their location. There were difficulties as Rev. Dr. Ramsey at the Chartiers and the organization in Washington considered it too close to their churches for the good of the community, with a sparse population they would be “Too thick to thrive”.

But finally after much litigation they were permitted to build a log house, 1819 and in 1838 a brick Church 60x50 feet was built to cost $2500. The present church [1938] was built in 1871 to cost $18,000 - - a beautiful edifice. The Church and graveyard are kept in fine condition.

Number of interments - 246
EARLIEST INTERNMENTS - 1812 - 1842 - 1844 - 1850

Records of Cemetery taken by Mrs. Horne and Elizabeth B. Weaver
October 1938




NAME BIRTH DEATH AGE Also on Stone or Comments
Martin, William H.  1842  1905  63 Comment: begins p. 1
Martin, Anne M. 1847  1922  75 (wf William) 
Martin, T. J.  1847   1899  52
Martin, W.A.  1829   1897  68
McNary, Thomas  1819  1893  74 
McNary, Rachel R.  1821  1906  85 
Berry, William  1837   1906  69
Berry, Martha S.   1840  1910 70  (wf William)
Rankin, Samuel  1835   1906  67
Rankin, Catherine   1839 1906  67  (wf Samuel)
Rankin, Joseph W.  1868 1934 66 
Jones, Almeda  1871 1909 38
Thome, William 1889 1911 22 
Thome, Phebe  1866 1919 53 
Thome, J. Lane  1848 1931 83
Whitely, Elizabeth M.  1859 1914  55
Thome, James Thomas  ____  1894  78
Thome, Elizabeth  ____  1903 82  (wf James T)
Thome, William T.   1804  1892 88
Mumbower, Newton   1845 1933 88 Pvt. Co. C 140th Pa. Vol. Civil War*
Fulton, Sadie  1870 1904 34 (wf John M.) 
Herron, Robert  1826  1896  70
Herron, Rachel E.  1835  1909 74
Barr, John A. 1830 1902 72
Barr, Margaret J. 1828 1903 75
Myers, Leona Irene  1877 1902 25
Smith, Murdock  1842 1889  47
Smith, Elizabeth  1843  1922 79 (wf Murdock)
Boyd, Anna T. 1855 1937 82
McNary, Thomas K. 1860 1883 23
McNary, Mary  1832 1874 42
McNary, Mary 1833 1897 64
McNary, James 1816 1890 74
McNary, Isabel 1826 1907 81 (wf James)
McNary, Samuel 1847 1919 72
McNary, Margaret 1853 1929 76 (wf Samuel) 
Ford, Rosa B. 1853 1929 76 (wf Stewart)
Smith, Rosanna M. 1821 1898 77
Burns, John H. ____  1892 40
Roupe, William H. 1848 1923 75
Roupe, Rebecca J.   ____  1855 19 (wf Wm H)
Bowman, Margaret   1838  19__ [no age listed]
Bowman, Rebecca  1833 1908 75
Bowman, Mary  1830 1903 73
Berry, John M  1839 1912 73 Co G.140th Reg *
(Regt Pa. Vol 1861-65)
Berry, Mary J. 1840 1914 74 (wf John)







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