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PIGEON CREEK UNITED PRESBYTERIAN CEMETERY Page 4

Washington Co. Pa

Contributed by Liz DuBois


See PIGEON CREEK UNITED PRESBYTERIAN CEMETERY OLD SECTION

PIGEON CREEK UNITED PRESBYTERIAN CEMETERY
(near 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

 

 

 

CEMETERY CENSUS READINGS: (page 4)

NAME BIRTH DEATH AGE Also on Stone
Henry, Nicholas ____  May 24, 1835 47
Henry, Margaret  ____ Aug 18, 1862 64
Henry, Joseph Sr. ____ Jun 6, 1854 29
Henry, Lewis ____  May 24, 1864 39* Co.C.140th Regt Pa. Vol.
         
Nesbitt, James ____ Aug 2, 1854 24 (son)
Nesbitt, John ____ Apr 27, 1861 61
Nesbitt, Ruth Oct 18, 1806 Apr 3, 1887 81 (wf John)
Nesbitt, Eleanor ____ Oct 22, 1836 30
         
Martin, James May 12, 1792 Jun 20, 1880 88
Martin, Mary White April 19, 1800 Nov 8, 1878 78 (wf Jas)
Martin, Mary J. 1832 1856 24
Martin, E. H.  1834  1864  30* (Drowned in Appomatix River while serving his country) 
         
Barr, Mary Gibson ____  May 12, 1855 (?) (wf John S.) 
         
Boyd, Rev. Bankhead ____  Apr 3, 1860 51 Pastor U. P. Church
Boyd, Margaret ____  Sep 19, 1850 38 (wf Rev. Bankhead Boyd)
Boyd, Rev. Hugh W. ____  Jun 12, 1869 29 (licensed to preach the Gospel Apr. 19, 1868)
Boyd, Lizzie S. ____ Jul 2, 1868 21
Boyd, James T. ____  Dec 22, 1861 19
Boyd, Wilson 1800 1870 70
Boyd, Jane 1814 1898 84 (wf Wilson)
         
Donalson, William ____  Aug 4, 1875  82
Donalson, Eleanor Orr (wf William)  ____  Oct 6, 1863  70
Donalson, Eleanor Orr  ____  Mch 18, 1812  20 “Virgins much, to much, presume
On your boasted white and red,
View her late in beauty blooming,
Numbered now among the dead.”
         
Myers, Stephen ____  Dec 9, 1875 70
Myers, Lucia (wf Stephen) ____ Sep 27, 1888 75
         
Boyd, Mary Jane ____  May 27, 1871 19
Boyd, Robert ____  Dec 8, 1850 53
Boyd, Sarah Margaret ____  Mch 2, 1869 21
Boyd, Robert W.  ____  Jan 17, 1873 19 (son) W&J College
Boyd, Elizabeth ____  Jan 19, 1842 72 (wf Hugh)
Boyd, Hugh ____  Sep 2, 1851 95
Boyd, Margaret ____  Jan 10, 1834 82
         
McMurray, John 1831 1908 77
McMurray, Jane H. 1821 1872 51 (wf John)
         
Rankin, R. W. ____  May 2, 1872 31
         
McMurray, James ____  Apr 15, 1875 79
McMurray, Catherine ____ Nov 26, 1867 62 (Wf James)
McMurray, Tillie ____  Dec 27, 1877 31 (wf James)
         
McNary, James S. Oct 27, 1851 Aug 14, 1898 47
         

 

 

 



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