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(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
Patterson, Sarah  ____  1851 51 Comment: Begins page 2
Patterson, Ezra  1802  1863 61
Patterson, Nancy  1810  1892 82 (wf Ezra) 
Patterson, John  1795 1876 82
Patterson, Elenor (sic) 1793 1868 75 (wf John) 
Patterson, Margaret  ____  1850 23 (daughter) 
Baile, Isaac  1809 1889 89 [there is likely an error here with dates]
Baile, Mary A. 1818 1886 68 (wf Isaac)
Baile, Margaret Alice Boss  1863 1895 32
Baile, Frances S. 1852 1911 59
Donley, David VanEman  1839 1923 84 (Co.F18th Pa.Cav’l’y)*
Donley, Emma 1845 1926 81 (wf David VanEman Donley)
Martin, Sarah Ella 1866 1926 60
Painter, Jas. M. 1851 1936 85
Painter, Sarah G. 1850 19__  [no age listed]
Barr, Agness 1890 1918 28
Reynolds, Mary R. 1803 1890 87
Herron, M Catherine 1866 1896 30
Reynolds, B. D. 1832 1892 60
Reynolds, Elizabeth P. 1887 1894 _7 (wf of B.D.) 
Reynolds, Joseph ____  1885 68
Reynolds, Sarah 1820 1895 75
Irwin, Robert  1814 1870 56
Irwin, Nancy ____  1887 78 (wf Robert)
Irwin, William Mc. 1856 1886 30
Irwin, Thomas W. 1842 1902 60
Irwin, James 1840 1883 43
Smith, J. Irwin 1878 1928 50
Smith, Margaret C. 1879 1937 58
Smith, Margaret J. 1845 1914 69
Patterson, Sarah Jane 1829 1904 75
Patterson, Hannah 1823 1903 80
Patterson, J. S. 1838 1914 69
Patterson, Agness E.  1842 1917 75 (wf J.S.)
Patterson, Charlotte ____  1863 20 (wf J.S.)
Herron, Joseph ____  1852 56
Herron, Marge ____  1854 48 (wf Joseph) 
Gruber, Eliza ____ 1869 71
Herron, James 1791 1863 72
Herron, Sarah C. 1790 1875 85
Herron, Jane Emmot  1825 1905 79
Martin, Peter  ____  1862 42
Berry, Jas B. 1858 1881 23
Berry, Jennie  ____  1865 27 (wf William) 
Berry, John ____  1881 76
Berry, Jane E. ____  1844 39
Berry, Mary A.  ____  1864 44 (wf John)
Berry, David W. ____  1864 23* Co.C.140th.Reg Pa. Vol
1st Brig. 1st Div. 2nd Corps
Died at Alexandria









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