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PIGEON CREEK UNITED PRESBYTERIAN CEMETERY Page 6

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 6)

NAME BIRTH DEATH AGE Also on Stone
Zediker, Mary Ann ____  Oct 7, 1863 32
Zediker, George ____  Apr 3, 1835 30
Zediker, John  May 3, 1817 May 2, 1887 70
Zediker, Susan Apr 25, 1824 Jun 2, 1896 72
Zediker, Elizabeth ____  Nov 28, 1864 18
         
McCorkle, Thomas 1827 1882 55
McCorkle, Ann Loretta 1855 1873 18
         
Whiteley, Ann McCorkle 1833 1916 83
Whiteley, James Hart 1858 1885 27
Whiteley, Samuel McCollough 1860 1885 25
Whiteley, Robert Caldwell 1862 1911 49
         
Weir, Robert 1803 1886 83
Weir, Sarah L. 1803 1878 75 (wf Robt.)
Weir, Samuel M. 1813 1867 54
Weir, Jane Dec 22, 1811 Jan 24, 1849 38 (wf Sammie)
         
Weir, Samuel 1810 1890 80 (Son A&M)
Weir, Mary Jane Jun 14, 1842 Jan 19, 1895 53 (Dau)
Weir, Adam Jan 13, 1833 Feb 13, 1913 80
Weir, Catherine Wilson 1851 Feb 26, 1889 38 (wf Adam)
         
Donalson, Sugia J. 1831 1908 77
         
Weir, Margery Winnett 1843 1875 32 (wf Sam’l)
Weir, Hugh  1840  1863  23* (Co.G. 140th Regt. Pa. Vol. Wounded at Gettyburg 1863)
         
Weir, Margaret Scott 1807 1887 80 (wf Thomas)
Weir, Thomas  1862  1847  85  [there is an error here; he would be born 1762 to be 85 in 1847]
Weir, Samuel B. 1838 1925 87
         
McCorkle, Robert ____  Feb 15, 1845 62
McCorkle, Mary  ____  Feb 20, 1866 83 (wf Robt)
         
Weir, Jane ____  Feb 23, 1884 78
Weir, Lavina ____  Apr 2, 1860 55
Weir, Margaret ____  Aug 28, 1853 19
Weir, Samuel ____  Aug 1, 1853 52
         
Weir, Mary Lizzie 1865 1904 29
Weir, Ada Maragert 1873 1901 28
         
McMurt, Frederick Oct 14, 1832 Jun 17, 1903 71
McMurt, Esther Feb 17, 1836 Sep 3, 1897 61
         

 

 

 



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