St. Peter's churchyard

Photograph courtesy of Roger Thorne

A Listing of Burials in the Churchyard
of the Church of Saint Peter’s in the Great Valley
From the Year 1737 through 1920

During the Rectorship of the Venerable Jules Louis Prevost, M.D. (1910-1924), Dr. Prevost commissioned a longtime St. Peter’s parishioner, Miss Ellen Gooding, to compile a meticulous listing of all burials and associated information within the original St. Peter’s Churchyard, often referred to as “the sacred acre”. He rightly suspected that the then-current parish records did not accurately reflect actual burials. Miss Gooding’s survey was completed in January 1921. Her diligence substantiated a total number of graves almost one-third more than the official documentation had shown.

The original log chapel erected between 1711-15 to serve the initial St. Peter’s congregation appears to have been adjacent to an earlier graveyard. Accounts describe the earliest headstone with a date of 1703, but this stone has long disappeared. The earliest documented grave found by Miss Gooding was dated 1737 (Gwen Davis). There are 37 recorded burials from the eighteenth century, at least four of whom are buried beneath the current church building. This number does not include the eight plain fieldstone markers which we believe lie atop the graves of unnamed Continental and British combat casualties from the September 1777 Battle of Paoli.

In 1980 and 1981, Miss Elizabeth Rumrill, then Historian of St. Peter’s Church, published Miss Gooding’s unabridged work in the Tredyffrin-Easttown History Club Quarterly. This record was taken directly from Miss Gooding’s original work.

Here then, by alphabetic listing of last names, are the recorded burials of 389 persons buried within the churchyard of St. Peter’s Church in the Great Valley from the year 1737 to 1920, accompanied by each epitaph in full exactly as recorded by Miss Gooding:

Eva Acnes 1881-1900 [on same stone as Robert T. Baer, Lewis Phillips, and Marguerite Phillips]

In memory of John Adams who departed this life December 23, A.D. 1809, aged 76 years

In memory of Davis Adams – Died Sept. 19th, 1858, aged 78 years & 8 months

In memory of Mary Catherine W, daughter of Samuel & Mary Ahn, who departed this life March 8th, 1842, aged 2 years 2 months 7 days

In memory of Henry Munshower, son of Samuel & Mary Ahn, who departed this life Nov. 24th, 1851, aged 14 years 5 mo. & 17 days

Sacred to the memory of Samuel Ahn Sr. who departed this life March 25, 1871 In the 71st year of his age

Sacred to the memory of Mary W. Ahn, who departed this life Aug. 15, 1873 in the 75th year of her age

Robert T. Baer 1851-1895 [on same stone as Eva Acnes, Lewis Phillips, and Marguerite Phillips]

In memory of Catherine Barrington, wife of Henry Barrington, who departed this life December 17th 1802, aged 50 years

Sacred to the memory of Catherine Beaver, wife of Daniel Beaver, who departed this life February 5th, A.D. 1871, aged 75 years and 1 day

Sacred to the memory of Daniel Beaver, who departed this life October 22, A,D. 1861 aged 72 years 5 months & 15 days

In memory of Elizabeth, wife of William Blackwell, who died Dec. 19th, 1854, aged 85 years 9 months and 5 days

In memory of William Blackwell, died November 27th, 1856, aged 77 years

George Blackwell. son of William & Elizabeth Blackwell – Born Sept. 21st, 1807, died July 11th, 1868, aged 60 years 9 months and 20 days

Thomas M. Bloom – Private Co. I, 51st Pa. Vol. died March 22, 1897, aged 86 years

Eliza Ann Boon, died Nov. 25, 1872, aged 76 years. Wife of John P. Boon

In memory of Ezekiel Bowan, who departed this life November the 16th, 1805 In the 72nd year of his age

Benjamin Bowen

Ruth Bowen

Sacred to the memory of Rebecca Boyle Wife of Robert Boyle, who departed this life January 31st, 1854, Aged 59 years 4 months and 5 days

Lewis G. Bull Jr Born June 27, 1843 Died Nov. 4, 1881

John J. Bull Born February 29, 1820 Died January 10, 1878

Louis G. Bull Sr Born July 27, 1806 Died Dec. 26, 1898

Sarah Rush Bull, wife of Lewis G. Bull Born May 10, 1806 Died Sept. 8. 1887

Sallie, daughter of Louis G. & Sarah R. Bull Born December 23, 1838 Died Mar. 1, 1868

He giveth His beloved sleep

In memory of John G. Bull Born April 26, 1772 Died March 13, 1846 Aged 73 years 10 months and 17 days

In memory of Sarah Bull Born Aug. 22nd, 1780 Died Feb. 26th, 1837 Aged 56 years 6 months and 4 days

In memory of Sarah G. Bull Died March 27, 1827 in the 76th year of her age

William Carson Died April 11th 1877 in the 76th year of his age

Sacred to the memory of Thomasine, daughter of William and Mary Richison, wife and relict of James Bones, afterward wife of William Carson Died June 23rd 1871, aged 80 years 2 months and 21 days

John Clift Died Dec. 7, 1860 Aged 67 years

Afflictions sore long time he bore
Physicians were in vain
Till God did please
To give him ease
And free him from his pain

Henry Ridgway Coates 1835-1917 Sergeant Major 97 R.V.V. 2nd Brigade 2nd Div 10 R.A.C.

(Mother) Gertrude P., wife of Henry R. Coates Died Jan, 2, 1883 Aged 44 years

Coates: Edwin C. died April 30, 1872 Aged 27 days
Maggie P. died Sept. 10, 1874. Aged 10 mos. & 10 days
Bessie L. died June 30, 1875 Aged 6 mos. & 22 days
Mary A. died May 9, 1881 Aged 2 years 10 mos. & 12 days
Henry Shreve died June 24, 1886 Aged 9 years 8 months & 7 days
Preston A. Coates 1862-1891

James Colbirt Died April 22, 1894, Aged 75 years

In memory of Deborah M. Coy, consort of Thomas M. Coy, who departed this life October 11th, 1825, aged 37 years & 13 days

Harry, son of John & Martha Curry, died Oct. 7th, 1863 Aged 14 mos.

“Of such is the Kingdom of Heaven”

John Stanley, son of John & Martha Curry, Died Sept. 23, 1865 Aged 7 years. 5 mos. & 19 days

“Love cannot die”

In memory of Our Father John Curry Died July 6, 1904 in the 75th year of his age

In memory of Our Mother Martha Darragh, wife of John Curry Died Jan. 31, 1918 in the 86th year of her age

In memory of Henry Curry Died Aug. 18, 1914 In the 76th year of his age 1st Lieut. Co. B, 8th Reg’t. Del. Inf. Vol.

Milton P. Davis Died July 22, 1885

When we all meet at home in the morning
with our Blessed Redeemer to be;
when we know and are known by our loved ones
What a meeting indeed that will be

Catherine R. Davis Born February 17, 1792 Died April 30, 1874

Sampson Davis Born June 3, 1789 Died June 30, 1862

Margaret Dunn Died March 7, 1892 In the 81st year of her age

In memory of Isabella B. Elliot born October 11th 1800 died December 14th 1826 aged 26 years 2 months and 3 days

Matilda Emery departed this life August 13, 1839 Aged 20 years 6 mo. 20 days

Levi Emery aged 10 years

Charles A. Emery aged 4 years

J.G.F. [small stone]

P.F. [small stone]

John Famous 1807-1885

Susan Famous 1817-1860

In memory of Margaret Famous, daughter of Ebenezer and Magdalene Rambo, who departed this life June 11th 1836, aged 20 years and 10 months

Afflictions sore long time I bore
Physicians were in vain
But God alone heard my moan
And eased me of my pain

Now in my grave I rest in hope
And in my Saviour trust
That I to glory must arise
From this my sleeping dust

In memory of Susanna, wife of John Famous, who departed this life March 9th 1869 Aged 84 years 5 months and 11 days

‘There remaineth a rest for the people of God”

In memory of John Famous Sen. who departed this life November 7th 1834. Aged 58 years 11 months and 11 days

In memory of Hiram, son of John & Susanna Famous, who died March 29th 1833 aged 48 years 9 months and 13 days

In memory of Sophia, daughter of John & Susanna Famous, who died January 20th 1833 Aged 23 years 3 months and 11 days

In memory of Catherine Ann, daughter of John & Susanna Famous, who died October 27th 1832 Aged 16 years 6 months and 26 days

In memory of Horatio G., Son of John & Susanna Famous, who died January 9th 1831 Aged 12 years 3 months and 6 days

In memory of John B. Famous, the son of Samuel and Louisa Famous

In memory of Samuel Famous, son of John & Susanna Famous, who departed this life June 29, 1833 Aged 27 years 5 months and 20 days

In memory of Jacob, son of John & Susanna Famous, who departed this life May 9th 1839 Aged 27 years & 26 days

Lizzie, daughter of Samuel & Esther M. Finch Born October 27th 1850 Died February 10th 1856

In memory of John Francis, who departed this life Feb’y the 9th A.D. 1809 aged 90 years

Michael Friel Died November 10, 1893 aged 75 years

“At Rest”

Mary E. Frock 1831-1914 [on same stone as Catherine Wersler]

Sacred to the memory of the Rev. John Gemmil V.D.M., who departed this life December 14th, 1814. Aged 54 years

His eminent abilities as a Teacher of the religion of Jesus Christ, His social virtues and His private worth and His superior attainments in science are enshrined in the fond recollection of his numerous and bereaved admirers. His patriotism and public services are recorded in the annals of his country. (Revolutionary soldier)

Father D. Howard Green Born Feb. 22, 1826 Died Dec. 11, 1899

Ellen E. Snyder, wife of David H. Green Died Feb. 14, 1897 In her 65th year

Our Baby, Susie S., daughter of D. H. & Ellen E. Green Born Feb. 15, 1869 Died March 27, 1870

Gone but not forgotten
God needed one more angel child
To join his shining band
He gently stooped with loving hand
and clasped Susie’s hand

Our Mother Rachel M. Griffith Born Nov. 16th 1817 Died May 1st 1891

Our Father Samuel M. Griffith Born May 24th 1817 Died Nov. 28th 1855

Griffith – Hannah C. 1820-1899

In memory of Harriet B. Griffith Died March 19, 1858 Aged 34 years and 20 days

John Henry, son of William H. & Harriet R Griffith Died March 25 1858 Aged 4 years 6 months 8 days

In memory of John Griffith Died Jan. 10 1858 Aged 29 years 9 months & 2 days

Sacred to the memory of Mariah B. Griffith who died December the 2nd 1856 aged 72 years 1 month and 18 days

John H, son of Thomas & Mary A. Griffith Born March 18, 1847 Died May 9th 1864

Griffith – Maurice C. 1827-1912

Sacred to the memory of Henry Griffiths who died Oct. 16, 1848 aged 39 years & 5 days

Sarah E., daughter of Thomas & Mary A. Griffiths Born February 1st 1862 Died March 20th 1865

In memory of Sarah Allen, daughter of Jesse & Rebecca Gyger Born Oct. 3 1836 Died Oct. 15 1902

In memory of Jesse Gyger Died August 29, 1855 Aged 60 years 7 months & 29 days

In memory of Rebecca K., wife of Jesse Gyger, who departed this life December 19th, A.D. 1863 Aged 67 years & 25 days

In memory of Davis, son of Jesse & Rebecca Gyger, who departed this life November 4th 1842 aged l7 years & 28 days

In memory of Rebecca, daughter of Jesse and Rebecca Gyger Died July 31st 1860 Aged 27 years and 2 months
“God is Love”

In memory of William Dinfant, son of Samuel & Angeline Hall, who died Jan. 24th 1850 aged 6 mo. & 10 days

In memory of Mary Hall, wife of John Hall, who departed this life April 9th 1813 Aged 53 years

William W. Infant son of J. A. & C. M. Hamer Died April 17 1878 aged 2 weeks

Milton W. Son of James & Charlotte Hamer

Dear Husband and Father James A. Hamer Died October 5 1892

Soon life’s springtime will be over
And its autumn days will come
Happy then will be those workmen
Who have sheaves to carry home

Dear Wife and Mother Charlotte Hamer died December 14, 1898

Thro’ the gates to the city, in a robe of spotless white
He will lead me where no tears shall ever fall
In the glad song of ages I shall mingle with delight
I long to meet my Saviour first of all
God bless us all together
God bless us and save us

Mary M., Daughter of James A. & Charlotte M. Hamer Died August 12 1915

I am thinking today of that beautiful land
I shall reach when the sun goeth down
When thro’ wonderful grace by my Saviour I stand
Will there be any stars in my crown

Amelia Emma, daughter of Davis & Amelia E. Hampton departed this life July 2nd, 1858 aged 2 years 2 mo. & 20 days

(Father) (Mother) In loving remembrance of John Hampton died Jan. 3, 1858 aged 55 years
Mary H. Hampton Died Feb. 8, 1901 aged 101 years. 5 mos. and 14

In memory of James Hampton Died Feb. 29, 1872, in the 50th year of his age

Sarah, wife of James Hampton Died March 29, 1889 In her 65th year

In memory of Bernard Hampton Died March 12, 1872 In the 74th year of his age

In memory of Mary Ann, wife of Bernard Hampton Died Aug. 12, 1861 aged 48 years and 4 days

George W. Hampton Battery C., 1st Pa. Rev. Light Artillery Born Dec. 4, 1845 Died July 3, 1917

“At Rest”

In memory of Elizabeth Harris Born March 12th, 1767 Died July 31st, 1853

Angelic purity and holiness Of character meriting the love of all who knew her. Her trust was in Jesus.

In memory of Margaret Harris Born January 19th, 1749 Died December 24th, 1844.

Our Father Jonathan B. Hartman Born June 30th, 1845 Died August 5, 1881 Aged 36 years 1 month and 5 days

“May he rest in peace”

Charlotte D., wife of George W. Heins, and daughter of Evan F. & Anna R. Johns Died May 25th, 1868 aged 26 years and 2 months

“I will give thee a Crown of Life”
also their infant Lotta W. Heins
“Of such is the Kingdom of Heaven”

Mary E., Daughter of George W & Elizabeth B. Houseman Died April 8, 1912

Hannah B., daughter of George W. & Elizabeth B. Houseman Died Nov. 2, 1900

Elizabeth B., wife of George W. Houseman Born March 28, 1812 Died Nov. 18, 1901 In her 90th year

George W. Houseman Born March 1, 1811 Died June 17, 1889 aged 78 years

In memory of Elizabeth S. Houseman died February 7th, 1855 aged 75 years

Thomas W. Howard April 18, 1812 February 8, 1890

Elizabeth, wife of Thomas Howard departed this life May 23rd, 1853 aged 45 years 7 months and 5 days

In memory of Thomas, son of Thomas & Elizabeth Howard died March 17, 1846 aged 1 year 8 months & 14. days

Sacred to the memory of James Howard who departed this life April 1st, 1845 In the 29th year of his age

In memory of Henryette L., daughter of Wm. & Phebe Howard died April 14, 1848 aged 1 year 1 month & 7 days

William H., son of William & Phebe Howard died July 17, 1849; aged 1 year

John Hickman., son of William & Phebe Howard Died Sept. 11, 1859 aged 12 months & 17 days

Willie L., son of William & Phebe Howard Died May 5, 1864 aged 2 years 5 months & 5 days

In memory of Rees Howell who departed this life July the 11th 1810 in the 54th year of his age

Come silly mortal take thy stand
Here view the world unknown
Nor would you wish me in your hand
Or in God’s alone

My innocence to rest is gone
In preference to you
Remember tho’ my work is done
That yours is yet to do

In memory of John Howell, son of David and Mary Howell, who departed this life July 20th, 1826 Aged 62 years 4 mos. and 12 days

Hannah Howell aged 18 months

In memory of Mary Hudson died Sept. 10th, 1828 aged 32 years

In memory of Robert Hudson died Nov. 25th, 1840 aged 15 years 10 mo. 24 days

In memory of Mary John Born Sept. 26th, 1772 Died March 13th, 1859

So all the emblems of love are here

May she rest in peace

Evan F. Johns Died February 6th, 1868 Aged 57 years 5 months and 26 days

When this Earthly House is dissolved I have a habitation not made with hands eternal in the Heavens

Anna R. Johns, wife of Evan F. Johns Died October 28, 1896

In God I have found a retreat
Where I can securely abide
No refuge or rest so complete
And there I intend to reside

Wilmer E. Johns, only son of Evan F. and Anna R. Johns Died March 25, 1867 Aged 19 years 6 months & 13 days

“He Giveth His Beloved Sleep”

Ira Keller 1845-19__
Abbie R. Howard His wife 1850-1912

In memory of Mary P., wife of P. Morris Kenzie Died Oct. 10th 1864 Aged 29 years 10 months and 7 days

In memory of Margaret King, Consort of Joseph King, who departed this life November the 13th, 1822 In the 45th year of her age

Oh, thou whose Consort Virtuous Parent dear
Thy name in silence has often caused a tear
She has gone to meet us there, no more on earth is my best beloved,
whose heavenly mind genius to virtue, strength to softness are led to this blest shade,
where rests thy languid head

W. K, By side of Margaret King 1891

Mary Kirkner 1840-1918 (Mother)

Robert Kirkner 1837-1904 (Father)

Joseph Kirkner Born Jan, 8, 1804 Died Oct. 12, 1891

Catherin Kirkner Born May 9, 1809 Died Sept. 12, 1890

Albert R., son of J & E F Kirkner Mar. 29, 1900 May 11, 1916

“God is Love”

Emma Reva, daughter of Jeremiah & Esther T. Kirkner 1883-1909

Stephen H. 1895-1898
Edward O. Infant 1898
(Children of Jeremiah & Esther T. Kirkner)

Robert L, Son of Jas. & Bettie M. Kirkner Died Aug. 13, 1888 Aged 5 months

In memory of William Kungle who departed this life October 9th, A.D. 1824 in the 65th year of his age

In memory of Mary, wife of William Kungle, who departed this life August 21st A.D. 1835 In the 55th year of her age

Elizabeth G., daughter of William & Eliza Kungle who departed this life Oct. 29th, 1849 aged 11 years 5 mo’s and 4 d’ys

Suffer little children to come unto Me and forbid them not,
for such is the Kingdom of Heaven

Eliza, wife of William S. Kungle Born Nov. 10, 1815 Died Aug. 19 1857 Aged 47 years 9 mo’s 7 d’ys

Afflictions sore five weeks she bore
Physicians all in vain
Till Christ did please to give her release
And free her from all pain

William L. Kungle Born July 4, 1809 Died May 1, 1889

“At Rest”

J. L. [small stone]

Our Mother Margaret, wife of the late Henry McDonald and of the late Abraham Lapp died Nov. 13th, 1853 In the 43rd year of her age

Mary A. Lawrence 1807-1891

Joshua Lawrence 1801-1874

Mary C., wife of Smith Lawrence 1840-1900

Hannah C. Lawrence 1860-1866

T. Smith Lawrence 1833-1912

Our Mother Mary J. Lewis, wife of Jonathan T. Lewis & daughter of Benjamin and Abigail Thomas In her 40th year d. Aug. 25, 1853

Be ye also ready for in such as ye think not the Son of Man cometh Matthew 24, Chapt.; 44th Verse

Hannah M. Rossiter, wife of Eugene Lewis 1857-1918

J. Howard, son of Eugene & Hannah M. Lewis died Jan.10, 1895 aged 7 mos.

“Budded on earth to bloom in Heaven”

In memory of Roger Little who departed this life Oct. 1st, 1819 In the seventieth year of his age (Revolutionary Soldier)

In memory of Mary Little who departed this life May 11th, 1841 In the seventy-ninth year of her age

In memory of George Little who departed this life October 25th, 1819 In the 21st year of his age

In memory of John Little who departed this life May 30th, 1821 In the 24th year of his age

In memory of Ann Little died Dec. 14th, 1847 aged 4 months & 15 days

Mary J., daughter of William & Ann Little Born July 1, 1843 Died July 27, 1863

Anna Chrisman, wife of William Little Born May 21st, 1810 Died Aug. 28th, 1876

William Little. Born Sept. 27th, 1801 Died March 25th, 1879

Ruth Ann Llewellyn, daughter of Thomas & Ann Llewellyn 1827-1897
Thomas Llewellyn 1782-1865
Ann Griffith, wife of Thomas Llewellyn 1789-1854

In memory of Susanna Llewellyn died February 27, 1862 aged 74 years 2 months and 17 days

In memory of William Llewellyn Jun. who died November 28th, 1844 In the 61st year of his age

In memory of William Llewellyn who died November 25th, 1825 in the 77th year of his age [Revolutionary Soldier)

In memory of Susanna, wife of William Llewellyn, who died May 28th, 1834, in the 87th year of her age

In memory of Hannah Lloyd Departed this life Oct. 9th, 1856 In the 82nd year of her age

Sacred to the memory of Rebecca Lloyd who departed this life May 10th, 1852 In the 90th year of her age

Sacred to the memory of John Lloyd who departed this life Oct. 21st, 1827 in the 68th year of his age

Sacred to the memory of William Lloyd who departed this life Dec.1st, 1820 In the 88th year of his age

Sacred to the memory of Rachel Lloyd, wife of William Lloyd, who departed this life December 4th, 1820 In the 85th year of her age

Sacred to the memory of Elizabeth Lloyd who departed this life May 28th, 1829 In the 52nd year of her age

Sacred to the memory of Sarah Lloyd who departed this life March 12th, 1832 In the 66th year of her age

Sacred to the memory of Josiah Lloyd who departed this life February 29th, 1840 In the 67th year of his age

Sacred to the memory of Amos Lloyd who departed this life February 22nd, 1843 In the 73rd year of his age

Sacred to the memory of Mary Lloyd who departed this life March 3rd, 1849 In the 85th year of her age

Mamie H., daughter of B. M. and Hannah Miller Died Jan. 29, 1884 aged 4 years 5 months

Sacred to the memory of Ann Milligan, wife of Samuel Milligan of Ellerslie, county of Susquehanna, who departed this life the 23rd day of July A.D. 1831 aged 42 years

Sacred to the memory of Samuel Milligan. formerly of Ellerslie, Susquehanna County, Pa. died April 24th, 1854 Aged 65 years

Charles H. Milligan Born June 12th, 1840 Died May 16th, 1867 In the 27th year of his age

My Husband Lafayette Minker Born Jan. 14, 1840 Died Oct. 14, 1896

Sacred to the memory of Harriet Morris, daughter of Benjamin Morris, who departed this life the 12th of March 1864 In the 75th year of her age

Sacred to the memory of Ann Morris, daughter of Benjamin Morris, who departed this life the 4th of September 1845 In the 54th year of her age

Sacred to the memory of Frances Morris, wife of Benjamin Morris of Schuylkill Township, Chester County, who departed this life the 20th day of June A.D. 1832 Aged 75 years

Sacred to the memory of Samuel Morris of Schuylkill Township, Chester County, who departed this life on the 21st day of February A D 1820 Aged 77 years

Sacred to the memory of John S. Morris who departed this life the 16th day of April I860, in the 75th year of his age

Sacred to the memory of Hannah Morris, daughter of Cadwalader Morris, who departed this life the 3rd day of Sept’r.1860, in the 77th year of her age

Joseph J., son of Peter & Maria Macneill died May 23, 1840 aged 3 yrs. & 14 d’s

Our Father Peter Macneill departed this life March 17, 1871 aged 64 years 8 months and 20 days

“Gone, but not forgotten”

Our Mother Mary M, wife of Peter Macneill departed this life May 17, 1898 aged 85 years 9 mo’s and 28 days

“Sleep dear mother sleep
Till we in heaven again shall meet”

Elizabeth H. McClellan Born Sept. 30, 1820 Died Oct. 13, 1902 In her 82nd year

At Rest George McClellan Died April 17, 1891 Aged 58 years and 6 months

Eliza Ann, wife of George McClellan Died June 5th, 1865 Aged 35 years 7 mos. & 28 days

Asleep in Jesus

Alexander McConaghy 1848-1907
Emma McConaghy
Their children
Mary E. 1881-1905
Minnie Alda 1906-1907

In memory of Henry McDonald who died March 20th 1845 aged 39 years

In memory of H. M. aged 10 mo. & 24 days

Our Mother Margaret, wife of Alexander Mclntyre Died August 10th, 1896 Aged 82 years 3 mo. & 2 days

Dearest mother thou hst left us
And thy loss we deeply feel
But ’tis God who hath bereft us
He can all our Sorrows heal

Our Father Alexander Mclntyre Died July 19th 1881 Aged 73 years

Gone but not forgotten

In memory of Margaret Dunn, wife of Alexander McMeill and daughter of John and Martha Curry Born March 6, 1856 Died Feb. 12, 1892

Sacred to the memory of Rebecca McVeagh who departed this life January 5th, 1855 Aged 71 years 2 months and 26 days

In memory of Anna Margaret Nebhut, consort of John Nebhut, who departed this life February 12th 1842 In the 49th year of her age

In memory of Juliann Pearce, daughter of John and Hannah Pearce, who departed this life September the 18th 1823 Aged 16 years

In memory of Cromwell Pearce, son of John & Hannah Pearce, who departed this life October the 11th, 1823 Aged 27 years

In memory of Hannah, daughter of Thomas Roberts and Mary Fox, widow of William Haines and also widow of Edward Pearce Born Feb 27th 1763 Died Nov. 20th 1850

In memory of Edward Pearce who departed this life July 31st 1850 In the 66th year of his age

Cromwell Pearce Born Aug. 12th, 1772 Died April 2nd, 1852

A devoted member of the Protestant Episcopal Church A faithful officer Military and Civil and an exemplary citizen of the Republic
He filled the civil office of high Sheriff and Associate Judge of Chester County and Acceptable Impartiality
Colonel of the 16th Regiment United States Infantry, in the War of 1812 The Battlefields of Little York, Fort George, Williamsburgh and Lyons Creek attest his bravery
This memorial is erected by his son L. G. Pearce

In memory of Isabella, the wife of Cromwell Pearce the younger, who departed this life March the 30th, 1807 Aged 30 years 9 months and 24 days

Sacred to the memory of Cromwell Pearce Jr., who departed this life March 5, 1851 Aged 25 years and 2 months

Sacred to the memory of Anthony Wayne Pearce, son of Joseph & Jane Pearce, who departed this life January 16th, 1815 In the 4th year of his age

Joseph Pearce Born June 9, 1780 Died April 11, 1828

Jane Pearce Born March 9, 1782 Died Nov. 24, 1851
The remains of Jane were removed from West Chester and interred here Dec. 16th, 1854

In memory of John Pearce, who departed this life June the 7th, 1808 Aged 41 years & 1 month

In memory of Hannah, consort of John Pearce, who departed this life March 8th, A.D. 1831 In the 56th year of her age

In memory of Harriet Ann Pearson, the daughter of William & Ann Pearson

Margaret Llewellyn Peck 1834-1913

Our Mother Margaret, wife of Charles Peck Died September 7th, 1872 aged 82 years

Our Father Charles Peck Died January 21st, 1870 aged 81 years

Susanna L., daughter of Charles & Margaret Peck died August 22nd, 1864 aged 45 years

Mary Ann, daughter of Charles & Margaret Peck died January 13th, 1834 aged 11 years

Theodore D., son of Charles & Margaret Peck died April 18, 1829 aged 18 months

Lydia, daughter of Charles & Margaret Peck died June 23, 1827 aged 2 years

Nelson, son of Major Charles Peck Born Sept. 12, 1822 Died March 8, 1893 aged 75 years 6 m. & 4 da.
Sara J. W., wife of Nelson Peck Born Mar. 8, 1840 Died Apr. 28, 1883 aged 43 years 1 mo. and 20 days
Anna M., daughter of N & M Peck Born Aug. 31st, 1855 Died Feb. 1st, 1867 Aged 12 years 6 mo. and 30 days
Mary Y., wife of Nelson Peck Born Feb. 15, 1824 Died March 1, 1873 aged 49 years 16 days

Laura May, daughter of Abram and Lizzie Peck Born May 29, 1867 Died Dec. 20, 1873
“She Sweetly Sleeps”

Eliza Evans Phillips Born June 12, 1816 Died October 16, 1903

Hannah Phillips Born January 17, 1809 Died December 25, 1886

Ann Phillips, wife of Abram Phillips Died May 19th, 1870 In the 88th year of her age

Sacred to the memory of Abram Phillips Esq., who departed this life on the sixth of October in the year of Our Lord One thousand eight hundred and forty-one Aged seventy-five years and five months

There are deposited the mortal remains of a kind husband and affectionate Father, a generous neighbor, a faithful friend, and this stone is placed here to perpetuate his memory

In memory of Davis, son of Abram and Ann Phillips, who departed this life the 3rd of October 1813 aged 4 years 2 months and 16 days

In memory of Slater Clay Phillips, son of Abram and Ann Phillips, who departed this life October 24, 1853 aged 31 years 2 months 17 days

In memory of Evan Phillips, who departed this life August 28th, 1824 In the 64th year of his age

Lewis Phillips 1873-1877
Marguerite Phillips 1886-1899
[On same stone as Eva Acnes and Robert T. Baer]

Nannie Davis, daughter of John L. and Lizzie Phillips Died Aug. 28 1878 Aged 8 months 15 days

Sleep little darling sleep
And Nannie may we one day meet
There in that better land
Where thy sweet spirit, too pure for earth, has flown

John Lewis Phillips Died January 27, 1875 Aged 61 years 6 mo. & 28 days

Verily, I say unto you, they have their reward Matt. V iv

Agnes Happersett, wife of John L. Phillips, only daughter of Jonathan & Agnes Jones Died March 13, 1866 Aged 46 years 6 months & 9 days

Lieut. Jonathan J. Phillips, of Comp. D, 5th Regiment, Penna. Cavalry, who died in the United States Chesapeake Hospital, Fortress Monroe, Va. June 11, A.D. 1864. (Our only son)
Outworn by marching and watching, he yielded up a life devoted to his country and his God
Jonathan Jones, son of John L. & Agnes H. Phillips Born July 11, A.D. 1841 Enlisted in the service of the United States July 28, A.D. 1861 Died June 11, A.D. 1864 Aged 22 years 11 months

Saviour like a Shepherd lead us
Much we need thy tender care
In the pleasant pastures feed us
For our use Thy folds prepare
Blessed Jesus Thou hast bought us
Thine we are

In memory of Edwin Abram and Anna Mary, Infant twins of John L.& Agnes H. Phillips Born July 1st, 1841

In memory of Agnes Darlington, daughter of John L. & Agnes Phillips Born July 17, 1850 Died on the 29th Aged 13 days

In memory of Mary Powell who departed this life October 5th, 1823 aged 50 years 8 months and 13 days

In memory of John W. Quay died July 15, 1839 son of Edward & Elizabeth Quay

In memory of Rush M. Quay died July 29, 1836 aged 3 months and 10 days

In memory of Sarah Quay, wife of J. Quay, who departed this life Dec. 21st, 1844, aged 71 years 11 months and 21 days

In memory of William Ralston, who departed this life November 27, 1825 aged 45 years 2 months and 20 days

In memory of Catharine, wife of William Ralston, who departed this life December 13th, 1825 aged 43 years and 8 months

John Ralston Born Dec. 22, 1782 Died Nov. 26, 1825
Ruth, wife of John Ralston Born Nov. 17, 1786 Died Oct. 11, 1871
Margaret Born Mar. 10, 1815 Died Jan. 31, 1884
Catharine Born Mar. 5, 1816 Died Nov. 8, 1819
Daughters of John & Ruth Ralston
George Born Jan. 22, 1819 Died. Feb. 24, 1820
John Born Nov. 19, 1820 Died Apr. 1, 1821
Sons of John & Ruth Ralston

Sacred to the memory of John Ralston, Esq., who departed this life September 1st 1825 aged 81 years 10 months and 27 days (Revolutionary Soldier)

Beloved and honored in life
In death he was much lamented
He was a Christian
The highest style of man
Also now, behold my witness is in
Heaven and my record is on High Job 16 C, 19 V

Here lies also the remains of Catherine Ralston, wife of John Ralston, Esq., who departed this life March 25, 1816 Aged 65 years and 13 days

God my Redeemer lives
And ever from the skies
Looks down and watches o’er my dust
Till he shall bid it rise

Arrayed in glorious grace
Shall these vile bodies shine
And every shape and every face
Look heavenly and divine

Sacred to the memory of Robert Ralston, who departed this life February 19th, 1814 Aged 91 years 4 months & 5 days

The Glorious Lord He will descend
And is my Father and my friend
Then let my songs with angels join
Heaven is secure and God is mine

Charles Rambo Born March 8th, 1814 Died March 8th, 1864 also Walter P., son of Charles and Elizabeth Rambo died August 1st 1864, aged 7 months & 7 days

“Gone, But not forgotten”

Father Abraham Rambo Co. E 124th Reg’t Pa. Vol. Born Feb. 12. 1844 Died July 9, 1907
At Rest

Elizabeth H., daughter of Abraham & Kate Rambo Died Feb. 8, 1892 Aged 2 years 10 mo.

Our daughter is not dead, but sleepeth

Hannah Eliza, daughter of Benjamin & Eliza Rapp died Oct. 25th, 1857 Aged 5 years 3 months and 6 days

In memory of Ester Ann, daughter of Benjamin & Eliza Rapp, who departed this life January 15th, 1844 aged 1 year 6 months & 26 days

In memory of Sarah, daughter of Benjamin & Eliza Rapp, who departed this life January 10th, 1844 Aged 8 years & 11 days

In memory of Lewis W. Son of Benjamin & Eliza Rapp, who departed this life Jan. 5th, 1844 aged 5 years 2 months & 9 days

In memory of Mary Elizabeth, daughter of Benjamin & Eliza Rapp, who died Sept. 10th, 1849 aged 2 years 7 months & 16 days

In memory of Henry Munshower, son of Benjamin & Eliza Rapp died August 15th, 1841 aged 7 years & 2 months

Anna W. Rapp Born March 28, 1814 Died August 7, 1887

In memory of Elizabeth, wife of David Reader, who died April 22nd, 1833 aged 44 years 9 months & 22 days

In memory of Holland, son of Alexander & Jane Rees, who departed this life September 2nd, 1852 In the 25th year of his age

In memory of George, son of Alexander & Jane Rees, who departed this life July 17th, 1854 in the 52nd year of his age

In memory of Jane Rees, wife of Alexander Rees, who died March 12th, 1843 in the 58th year of her age

The faithful Just, the friend sincere
Parent long loved on earth
Tis here a daughter has had reared
A tribute to remembered worth

Sacred to the memory of John, son of William and Mary Richison Died Sept. 27, 1852 Aged 64 years & 5 days

“Gone but not forgotten”

Sacred to the memory of Rebecca, daughter of William and Mary Richison departed this life Friday August 29th, 1856 Aged 59 years 2 months and 6 days

Sacred to the memory of Benjamin Thomas Richison, son of William and Elizabeth Richison, who departed this life October 16th, A.D. 1832 Aged 22 years 2 mos and 3 days

Pleas’d with the strain he ardent strove
To gain the blest abode
And yielded up his soul in love
To meet his Parent God

Sacred to the memory of Elizabeth, daughter of Benjamin and Elizabeth Thomas and Relict of William Richison, who departed this life Feb’y 25, 1855 aged 83 years 9 months and 24 days

My Dear Mother

Sacred to the memory of William Richison, departed this life March 5th, 1857 aged 75 years one month and 17 days

Francis Riley Died January 6, 1828 aged 62 years

Emeline, wife of James C. Riley Died January 11, 1828 aged 35 years

Dearest mother thou hast left us
And thy loss we deeply feel;
But ’twas God that bereaved us
He can all our sorrows heal
“Gone, but not forgotten”

James Riley Born July 6, 1847 died April 15, 1910 Private of Co. C 19 Reg. Pa. Vol.

Clarence, son of James C. & Elizabeth Riley Died Dec. 26, 1884 In the 3rd year of his age

In memory of Richard Robinson who departed this life February 16th, 1811 in the 69th year of his age

In memory of Rachel, wife of Richard Robinson dec’d, who departed this life December the 4th, 1815 Aged 72 years

Our Mother Catharine, wife of Henry Rossiter Born Feb. 25, 1835 Died Jan. 6, 1876

“At Rest”

Henry R. Rossiter 1831-1911

Sacred to the memory of William Rowland who departed this life October 10th, 1814 aged 62 years

Sacred to the memory of Sarah Rowland, consort of William Rowland, who departed this life November the 10th, 1823 aged 67 years

In memory of Jonathan Rowland who departed this life April the 9th, 1829 aged 53 years 5 mos and 21 days

Sarah, daughter of Charles and Margaret Rowland Born June 15th 1825 Died Feb. 22nd, 1830

Charles Rowland Born Aug. 12th, 1792 Died Feb. 19th, 1867

Margaret S. Rowland Born Nov. 16th, 1802 Died Jan. 14th, 1859

Our Father Eber Samples Died June 7, 1880 aged 89 years 9 mo and 3 days

The joy of our dwelling
Has left our home today
For the one we loved so dearly
Has forever passed away

Richard R. Schofield Died July l8th, 1865 Aged 30 years 21 days Co. C 20th P.V

John S. Schofield Died July l8th, 1865 Aged 31 years 3 mo’s and 18 days 2nd Lieut. Co. H 68th P.V.

Sacred to the memory of Susannah Barnard, wife of Lewis Shee, who departed this life June 17th, 1816, in the 19th year of her age

This stone was presented by her father, Thomas D. Barnard In memory of an affectionate daughter

Lewis, Son of Parke & Rachel Shee Born Feb. 13, 1818 Died June 25, 1881

Blessed are the dead who die in the Lord

Elizabeth Anna, Daughter of William and Elizabeth Richison, Wife arid Relict of Lewis Shee Born Aug. 15, 1812 Died March 1, 1886

The memory of the just is Blessed

In memory of Margaret, daughter of Adam & Susan Snyder, who died Feb.,15th, 1839 aged 18 years and 2 months

In memory of Susan, wife of Adam Snyder died March the 24th, 1856 in the 77th year of her age

In memory of Adam Snyder who died Sept. 25th, 1837 aged 65 years & 6 months

In memory of Conrad, son of Adam & Susan Snyder, who died Jan. 17th.1830 aged 26 years and 1 month

In memory of Edward, son of Thomas & Lydia Snyder died January 7th 1857 aged 6 months

“He died in Jesus and is blessed
How sweet his slumbers are
From suff*rings and from sin released
And free from every care”

In memory of Margaret, wife of John Steward, who died August 13th, 1840 aged 80 years

In memory of John Steward who died November 15th, 1822 aged 51 years

In memory of Hannah Steward who died August 11th, 1842 aged 18 years & 5 months

In memory of John Steward Died November 18th, 1870 aged 70 years 1 month and 7 days

In memory of Catharine, daughter of Elijah & Margaret Steward Departed this life May 7th 1857 aged 25 years 3 months and 20 days

In memory of Margaret, wife of Elijah Steward Died February 20, A.D. 1841 aged 39 years 1 month & 13 days

In memory of Sarah, daughter of Elijah & Sarah Steward Aged 1 year 1 month & 3 days

In memory of Sarah, wife of Elijah Steward departed this life January 19th, 1882 Aged 64 years and 7 months

In memory of Elijah Steward departed this life March 5th, 1885 aged 79 years and 1 month

In memory of Elizabeth Strickland, wife of William Strickland, who departed this life May the 2nd, 1824 Aged 55 years and 10 months

In memory of William Strickland who died May 3, 1847 Aged 78 years

Ann Strickland Died March 1855 aged 55 years

In memory of Jacob Strunk Born January 12th, 1801 Died August 24th, 1856 aged 55 years 7 months and 12 days

In memory of Sarah, wife of Jacob Strunk Born December 18th, 1800 Died September 18th, 1854 Aged 53 years and 9 months

Martin, husband of Elizabeth Sullivan, departed this life April 6th, 1847 In the 39th year of his age

Elizabeth King, daughter of George L. & Phebe Davis and widow of Martin Sullivan Born Dec. 7, 1813 Died Dec. 15, 1885

Louise D. Sullivan 1839-1920

“Our Darling” Willie L., Son of Wm. R. & Margaret E. Swearer
Elsie M. Swearer 1902-1902

“Our Darlings” – Levi R. May 21, 1905 – Aug. 1, 1905
Margaret E. May 21, 1905 – Aug. 14, 1905

In memory of Mary P. Taylor, daughter of Ephraim & Rachel Taylor, who departed this life October 22nd, 1828, aged 7 years

Abigail, daughter of Benjamin & Abigail Thomas, Born June 20, 1817, Died June 24, 1899 Aged 82 years

Emily, daughter of Benjamin & Abigail Thomas, Born August 2, 1822, Died February 2, 1908 Aged 85 years & six months

In memory of Hannah Thomas, daughter of Benjamin & Abigail Thomas, who departed this life October 23, 1840 Aged 36 years and 8 months

In memory of Benjamin Thomas Died Aug. 9th, 1825 Aged 52 years 2 mo’s and 20 days
In the midst of life we are in death

In memory of Abigail, wife of Benjamin Thomas Died May 23rd, 1861 Aged 83 years 2 mo’s and 12 days

Reposing until the last trumpet’s joyful sound
Then in my Saviour’s image rise

In memory of John W. Thomas, son of Benjamin & Abigail Thomas, who departed this life Aged 78 years 3 mo. and 21 days

He bore his afflictions with patience
And calmly fell asleep

In memory of Ann, the wife of Robert Todd, who departed this life May the 1st, 1828 Aged 34 years 5 mo’s and 3 days

In memory of Sarah Ann Todd, daughter of Robert & Ann Todd Departed this life April the 9th, A.D. 1822 Aged 3 months 12 days

Mary J., wife of Robert S. Todd Born May 31st, 1834 Died Dec. 21st, 1914

Robert Smith Todd Born Aug. 13, 1834 Died Feb. 1, 1900

Gone but not forgotten

Agnes J. Tucker born June 10, 1838 died Jan. 27, 1903

At Rest

Hannah Tucker born June 1, 1797 died May 11. 1862

At Rest

John Tucker born Aug. 11, 1796 died Jan. 23, 1883

At Rest

Our Mother Hannah Walker

Dear children too your mother kind
Must go and leave you here behind
May Jesus deign your soul to raise
To join and sing his lasting praise

Henry Walley Died August 27, 1865 aged 71 years

“I know that my Redeemer liveth”

Samuel Steele Walley Dies February 13, 1860 aged 75 years

In memory of Mary Ann Ward died February 25th, 1853 aged 32 years, 7 months & 20 days

Sacred to the memory of Robert Watkin who departed this life October 14th A.D. 1825 Aged 67 years

John, son of Robert and Sarah Watkin Died Aug. 29, 1858 Aged 71 years 8 mo’s & 25 days

In memory of Sarah Miller, daughter of Jesse & Catherine Watkin. who died Oct. 17th, 1845 aged 18 years 2 months & 20 days

Sarah Watkin Died March 13, 1870 Aged 73 years

In memory of Catharine, daughter of Robert and Sarah Watkin, who died Nov. 16th, 1811 aged 45 years 5 mo’s & 16 days

In memory of James Watkin who departed this life February 10th 1856 aged 62 years

In memory of Catherine Watkin, wife of Jesse Watkin, who departed this life July 2nd, 1846 Aged 41 years 3 months & 30 days

Mary Watkin died May 9, 1870 aged 70 years

In memory of Frances B., wife of Isaac Weaver and daughter of Cromwell & Margaret Pearce, who departed this life August 15th, 1852 Aged 46 years

In memory of Isaac Weaver who departed this life July 31st, 1863 aged 79 years 5 months & 8 days

Maj. John G. Wersler Born Jan. 30, 1781 Died 1876 Also his wife Maria Born Aug. 4, 1786 Died May 25, 1880

In memory of George Wersler who departed this life May 14th, 1832 In the 81st year of his age

In memory of Anna Maria Wersler who departed this life March 18th, 1831 In the 80th year of her age

Catherine Wersler 1807 – 1897
Mary E. Frank Wersler 1831 – 1914

In memory of Elizah F. Wersler who died May 9th, 1853 Aged 41 years 3 mos and 13 days

Walter, son of Harry & Maggie Whisler July 21, 1909 – Feb. 11, 1918

Sadly missed

Our Father Moses Williams Born August 10th 1787 Died March 10th, 1869

In memory of Martha, wife of Moses Williams, who died May 7th, 1852 In the 61st year of her age

In memory of David Williams, who departed this life September the 4th, in the year 1801 In the 63rd year of his age

My flesh shall slumber in the ground
Till the last trumpet’s joyful sound
Then burst the chains with sweet surprise
Aid in my Saviour’s image rise

In memory of Mary Williams, who departed this life March 11th, 1842, in the 76th year of her age

The Saint has left her dust behind
Her soul has fled to her dear Lord
Great is the power of living faith
Which she possessed through Jesus’ blood.

While she is Thine in joys complete
Eternally will Christ adore
When soul and body will unite
Her bliss secured through Jesus’ power

In memory of Thomas Willson Departed this life April 18, 1862 in the 90th year of his age

Rest dear father rest in slumber
Here thy loss we deeply feel
But ’tis God that has bereft us
He can all our sorrows heal

In memory of Hannah Willson Born July 19, 1804 Died Oct. 20, 1888

“The end was Peace”

Sacred to the memory of Sarah, wife of Thomas Willson departed this life June 8th, 1829, in the 44th year of her age

Dear relations do not weep
I am not dead but here do sleep
Within this solid lump of clay
Until the resurrection Day
And here my body must remain
Till Christ shall call me home again

Sacred to the memory of Thomas Willson who departed this life April 17th, 1826 In the 87th year of his age

Here also lies the remains of Elloner Willson, wife of Thomas Willson, who departed this life September 18th, 1823 In the 80th year of her age

Then why lament departed friends
Or shake at death’s alarms
Death’s but the servant Jesus sends
To call us to his arms

In memory of Mary Willson, wife of Thomas Willson Jr., who departed this life November the 11th, 1801 in the 26th year of her age

My race is run, my life is done
And I lye in the ground
Entombed in clay until the day
I hear the trumpet’s Sound

In memory of Sarah Ann, daughter of Jacob and Sarah Wisner, was born March 18th, 1820, who departed this life Sept. 23rd, 1851 aged 31 years 5 months & 5 days

“How sweet to rest within the tomb
From pain released in heaven to ‘bloom”

In memory of William, son of Jacob & Ann Wisner, who died Dec. 24th, 1845 aged 40 years 5 months & 3 days

In memory of Levi, son of Jacob & Ann Wisner, who departed this life December 17th, 1841 aged 34 years & 4 months

In memory of John, son of Jacob & Ann Wisner, who departed this life March 26th, 1820 aged 24 years 6 months and 29 days

In memory of Ann Wisner, the wife of Jacob Wisner, who departed this life January 2nd, 1810 aged 35 years 3 months and 16 days

In memory of Catherine, daughter of Jacob & Ann Wisner, who departed this life November 17th, 1811 aged 4 years 8 months & 3 days

In memory of Jacob Wisner who died December 26th, 1846 aged 85 years & 7 months (Revolutionary soldier)

Sarah, wife of Jacob Wisner died March 14th, 1860 aged 82 years 10 months & 28 days

William Wreath Died April 2nd, 1910 In his 33rd year

William Wreath died April 4th, 1900 In his 66th year

Gone, but not forgotten

In memory of Marshall D., son of Owen and Margaret Yarnall who departed this life December 10th, A.D. 1835 aged 24 years & 3 months

Be ye also ready for in such hour as ye think not, the son of Man cometh

How short the race our friend has run
Cut down in all his bloom
The course but yesterday begun
Now finished in the tomb

Maggie P., daughter of David and Anna M. Young aged 14 years

Few the sturdy summers
For her path had shown
Ere the angels called her
To the far unknown.

David B. Young 1825 – 1914

Anna M. Young 1830 – 1898