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Washington Co. Pa

Contributed by Liz DuBois


See PIGEON CREEK UNITED PRESBYTERIAN CEMETERY OLD SECTION

PIGEON CREEK UNITED PRESBYTERIAN CEMETERY
(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
Whitley, Mary Ann ____  Sep 7, 1883 57 (wf Frederick)
Whitley, Mary J. ____  Mch 24, 1856  26 (wf Frederick) 
         
Hall, Sarah K. ____  Sep 10,  1839 23
Hall, Thomas Aug 27, 1793 Dec 2, 1885 92 “A Founder and ruling elder of the Pigeon Creek U. P. Church and doner [sic] of the groung [sic=ground] for Graveyard and church.”
Hall, Katherine Apr 25, 1796 Sep 24, 1865 69 (wf Thomas)
         
Lambe, L. L.  ____  Oct 15, 1861 91
Lambe, Ann ____  Mch 17, 1844 74 (wf L. L.)
         
Whitely, Peter ____  Apr 2, 1873 70
Whitely, Mary Ann ____  Oct 12, 1881 77
Whitely, Catherine 1831 1897 66
Whitely, Maria Jane 1848 1922 74
         
Buchanan, Nathaniel ____ Jun 24, 1875 71
Buchanan, Nancy ____  Sep 15, 1858 52
Buchanan, Mary 1835 1902 47
         
Pollock, James Sep 19, 1815 Mch 19, 1905 90
Pollock, unreadable wf  Apr 3, 1817 Apr 27, 1865 48 *unreadable wf
Stone unreadable
         
Allen, Mary ____  Mch 2, 1871 80 (wf John)
Allen, Jane ____  May 4, 1844 65
Allen, Sammie ____  Nov 2, 1860 46
Allen, Nancy Jun 23, 1823 Oct 6, 1892 69
Allen, Mary J. Aug 10, 1825 Feb 19, 1905 80
         
Yorty, Nancy ____  Feb 3, 1858 41 (wf John)
Yorty, John Mch 8, 1812 Jun 7, 1886 74
         
Graham, William ____  Jan 31, 1850 20
Graham, Richard ____  Feb 21, 1878 88
Graham, Mary ____  Mch 30, 1872 77 (wf Richard)
         
Jackson, William ____  Jun 29,1868 70
Jackson, Margaret ____  Dec 14, 1874 77 (wf William)
         
Munce, Ludwick Mch 6 1824 Apr 7, 1850 26
         
Beck, Adam 1815 1899 84
Beck, Julia Ann 1819 1849 30 (wf Adam)
         
Miner, Christena Mch 17, 1784 Dec 14 1861 77
         
Thome, James ____  May 10, 1864 87
Thome, Abigal ____  Mch 6, 1848 72 (wf James)
Thome, Samuel ____  Nov 7, 1845 25
         
Burns, William 1820 1892 72
Burns, Leal ____  1848 [no age listed]
Burns, Solomon 1823 1851 28
         
Zediker, Nicholas Dec 15, 1825 Mch 2, 1900 75
Zediker, Annie M. Jan 9, 1831 Jan 7, 1881 50 (wf Nich)
Zediker, Isabel ____  Mch 20, 1876 76 (wf Lewis)
Zediker, Lewis ____  Nov 9, 1868 74
         

 

 

 



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