Concord Cemetery Listing Comparison, 1922 – 2000

Curiosity got the best of me and I found a list of the inscriptions of Concord Cemetery, Allegheny Township, Venango Co, PA, on USgenweb and did a comparison.

I placed the text from the 1922 newspaper above the matching text from the 2000 list that was created. I wasn’t as suprised to find stones missing from the 2000 list as I was to not find them listed on the 1922 list.

 

These stones seem to be missing from the list created in 2000 for USgenweb. http://files.usgwarchives.org/pa/venango/cemeteries/concord01.txt

Elijah D. Bevier, died 1881, aged 79 years.

Leah D., wife of Elijah Beylor, died 1867, aged 59 years.

Mary D., daughter of E. and L. D. Bevier, died 1856, aged 1 year, and Dewitt, son of E. and L. D. Bevier, died 1848, aged 2 years.

Simon Bevier, died 1835, aged 78 years, and Catherin, his wife died 1876, aged 74 years.

Elizabeth, daughter of Daniel and Parmelia Dunham died 1835 aged 10 years.  

Joseph, son of George and Polly Nonmaker, died 1856, aged 20 years.

 

Row 1

Willie, son of G. and E. A. Keyes, died 1870, aged 2 years.

1.    Willie, D. June 3, 1870   AE 2ys 7 mo & 16 ds

 

2.   John A. Welch,        B. Apr. 28, 1823 D. Sept. 27, 1887 "Gone Home"

 

Thomas, July 15, 1862, aged 2 years, and Sarah, July 22, aged 8 years, children of John and Sarah Sutton.

3.   Thomas S. D. July 15, 1862  AE(6?) y & 9 mo  Sarah S, D. July 22, 1862  AE 8 y & 10 ds

Children of John & Sarah Sutton            (4 lines unreadable)

 

4.       Blank Stone

 

Hannah, daughter of Josiah and Jane Stillwagon, died 1856, aged 12 years.

5.   Hannah E.   D. Nov. 26, 1858   AE 12 yr  Daughter of Josiah & Jane Stillwagon

 

Josiah Stillwagon, died 1852, aged 36 years.

6.    Josiah Stillwagon   D. Jan 23, 185 (3?)

 

Row 2

 

1.       Joseph F.

 

2.   Thomas E. D. ?  26, 18 (47?) The rest of this side is unreadable  Sarah         D. Mar 17, 1842 AE (4yr?)  Children of M. and Sarah Brown

 

David Copeland, died 1825, aged 65 years

3.   David Copeland      B. Oct. 11, 1760D. Dec. 8, 1825

"Sacred to the memory of David Copeland Who was born on Oct. 11 AD 1760 and departed this life Dec. 8th AD 1825  Blessed are the dead that die in the lord. Yea (sayeth ?) the spirit for the rest (?)  there labours and their works do follow them"

 

4.   John Neill, B. May (15?) 1740  D. Feb 29, 1829         AE 89 yrs

" In memory of John Neill Who was born on the (ides?) of May 1740 and died Feb 29, 1929 AE 89 years"

 

5.       Alexander (O?), D. Feb (18?) 18(36?) the rest is unreadable, John J., D. Feb. 18, 1836, Neill (in large letters)

 

Row 3

 

1.       Margaret, D. Feb. 12, 1870 "Wife of Robert Watson died Feb. 12, 1870 in the 79 year of her age"

 

William Broadfoot, died 1846, aged 69 and Sarah, his wife, died 1839, aged 54.

2.   William Broadfoot    D. May 6, 1846  " in the 69 year of age"  Sa (rah?), D. Feb. 19, 1839 "in the 54 year of her age" (broken top)

 

Samuel Jones, died 1838, aged 69 years.

2.       Samuel Jones, D. May 1, 1838 "In memory of Samuel Jones Who died May 1, 1838 Aged 69"

 

Pricilla, wife of Aspinwall Cornwall, died 1862, aged 82 and Aspinwall Cornwall, died 1828, aged 75 years.

4.   Precilla, D. Mar 11, 1862 "Wife of A. Cornwell           AE 82 years"

 

5.   JSPT J N?ILL          (First two lines), COR J NIELL    (Best Guess) PLAQUE: Continental Army, D. Dec. 23, 1828        AE 75 yrs   FLAG: Revolutionary War

 

The following record is somewhat puzzling as will be noted by the dates: William Neill, died 1841, aged 68 years, Jane, wife of William Neill, died 1812, aged 69 years.

6.       William Neill, D. Feb 17, 1841  " In memory of William Neill who died Feb 17, 1841 agde 68 years"

7.      7.   Jane, D. Aug.11, 1812   "Wife of Wm Neill  aged 69 yrs

 

Agnes, wife of S. D. Howell, died 1842, aged 29 years.

8.       Agness, D. Mar. 16, 1843 " In memory of Agness wife of S. D. Howell who died March 16 1843 aged 29 years 10 months & 27 days"

 

Possibly stones that belonged to:

It will be noted that the two following stones mark the death of children on nearly the same date, possibly the diphtheria epidemic: Alexander, died 1836, aged 4 months, John J., 1836, aged 2 years, sons of Thomas and Rebecca Neill. There is the following inscription:

“Dearest Brothers, thou hast left us, Here thy loss we deeply feel, But Us God that hast bereft us,  He can and our sorrows heed.”

9.   Stone

10.  Unmarked headstone

11.  Broken headstone (unreadable)

12.  Stone

 

Row 4

 

Henry Lamb, died 1887, born in 1819.

1.    Henry R. Lamb       1849 – 1887

 

John Lamb, died 1863, aged 57 years. His monument bears the following:

  “Death is the crown of Life. Were death denied, poor man would live in vain, Were death denied, to live would not be life.”

2.   John Lamb, D. Nov 18, 1863            Aged 57 yr 5mo & 5 ds " Death is the amen of life " (the next three lines mostly unreadable)

 

Nancy, mother of John Lamb, died 1853, aged 88 years. “How blessed the Righteous, when she dies, When sinks a weary soul to rest, How mildly beams the closing eyes, How gently heaves the expiring breasts.”

3.   Nancy, D. Feb. 3, 1853  AE 88 yr  " Mother of John Lamb"( 4 lines unreadable)

 

Mary, wife of John Lamb, died 1851, aged 46 years.

4.   Mary, D. Nov 27, 1851         "Wife of John Lamb in her 46th year" "Blessed are the dead which die in the lord. They rest from their labours and their works follow them"

 

William, son of John and Mary lamb, died 1835, aged 7 months.

5.   William S., D. Apr 17, 1835  "Son of John & Mary Lamb AE 7 mo"

 

John, son of John and Nancy Dawson, died 1831, aged 8 months.

6.   John L., D. July 28, 1831 "Son of John & Nancy Dawson AE 2y 8m & 8 d"

 

James, son of John and Nancy Dawson, died 1842, aged 10 years.

7.   James C., D. Sept 8 1842    "Son of John & Nancy Dawson AE 10yr 3mo&11d"

Outside of iron fence

 

Lilly, daughter of William and S. A. Black, died 1870, aged 3 months.

8.   Lilly M., D. Aug (?) 1870       "Daug of W.(W.) & S. A. Black AE 3 mo & 2 ds

 

Nancy, wife of Robert J. Neill, died 1841, aged 31.

9.   Nancy, B. Mar 20, 1810        D. July 31, 1841  "Wife of Robert J. Neill  aged 31 yrs"

 

Nancy, consort of Joseph McCasland, born in Ireland, 1779, aged 62.

9.   Nancy, B. Mar 20, 1810        D. July 31, 1841 "Wife of Robert J. Neill  aged 31 yrs"

 

See Row 5, #11 and 12.

11.  Joseph McCasland D. July 26, 1843, aged 65 years Inside of family area with pillar inscribed on back "In memory of Daniel and Fanny Wilson"

 

12.  Elizabeth Cormly, D. Dec. 25, 1917 "Mother"

13. "Father"

14. "Mother"

 

Row 5

 

The following interesting stone was noted: “In memory of Cornelius Brodhead, born Jan. 10, 1777, departed this life, Feb. 1, 1847, aged 70 years and

1. Cornelius Brodhead   B. Jan 10, 1777 D. Feb 1, 1847 "In memory of Cornelius Brodhead Born Jan 10, 1777 departed this life Feb 1, 1847  aged 70 years & 21 Days"

 

Maria, his wife, died 1833, aged 57 years.” These were pioneer settlers, having cleared the Bagbee farm, which was their home.

2.       Maria, D. July 1833 "In memory of Maria wife of Cornelius Broadhead who died July 1833 in the 57 year of her age"

 

Possible stone:

On a stone nearby is Jemima, daughter of C. and M. Brodhead, died 1837, aged 25 years.

3.       Broken Headstone or

4.      Face split off of stone (unreadable)

 

James McCasland, died 1813, aged 62. Mary, his wife, died 1845, aged 61.

5.   Broken Stone          D. Aug 3, 1845  "Wife of James McCasland AE 61 yrs"

6.   James McCasland   D. Aug 1, 1843  "aged 62 yrs"

 

William McCasland, died 1844, aged 24 years.

7.   Wm McCasland       D. April 2, 1844 "aged 24 yrs & 11 Mos

 

Daniel McCasland, died 1853, aged 40 years.

8.   Daniel McCasland    D. Feb 8, 1853  "aged 19 yr 6 mo &28 ds"

 

William C., son of Samuel and Catherine Young, died 1859. On this stone is the following:

 

“Reader, attend as you pass by, As you are now, so once was I, As I am now soon you will be, Prepare for death, and follow me.”

9.   Footstone Marked W. C. Y.

Leaning against a tree nearby I found a headstone that reads William C.  B. Feb 4, 1841 D. Sept 29, 1859 "Son of Samuel & Catherine Young"

 

10. Samuel W.   D. Mar 20, 1842 "Son of J. & R. McCasland Aged 6 mo"

 

Judging from the stone-cut record, the following story is to all outward appearances a very sad one. On a large granite monument enclosed within a well constructed fence is the record, Joseph McCaslin (all other stones bearing apparently this same name are spelled McCasland), his wife, Rebecca Jane, daughter of Daniel and Fanny Wilson, and their infant son. On the smaller markers is Samuel J. and R. McCasland, died 1847, aged 6 months, and on the other 2 markers is the record of the young parents death, Rebecca J., wife of J. J. McCasland, died 1859, aged 26 years, and Joseph McCasland, 185-, aged 28 years. The last block of the date is missing. On the other side of the monument is “In Memory of Daniel and Fanny Wilson.”

11. Rebbeca J. D. May 26, 1850            "Wife of J. McCasland aged 26 yrs"

12. Joseph McCasland D. April 13,  185(?) (Number missing)      AE 28 yr & 9 mo

 

Row 6

 

1.       Louisa E., D. Mar 13, 1849 "Dau of Wm & Elisabeth Morrison in the 1yr of her age"

 

Hugh Morrison, died 1839, aged 79.

2.   Hugh Morrison         D. Nov 24, 1839            "in the 79 yr of his age"

 

John Carson died 1841 aged 40, and Mary, his wife, whose maiden name was Mealy, died 1878, aged 1878, aged 78. John Carson was an uncle of A. C. Carson.

3.   John Carson            D. Aug 27, 1841            "in the 40th year of his age"

4.   Mary                       D. Feb 22, 1878            "Wife of John Carson AE 75 yr"

 

5.   Stone base             headstone missing

6.   John, D.Feb 23, 1860          (three lines of verse unreadable) "Son of Thomas & Mary McGrory AE 2y 5m & 20 d"

 

Row 7

 

Theodore, son of Amos and M. E. Clinger, died 1859, aged 4 months.

1.   Theodore A.              D.Aug 28, 1869, "Son of A.& M.E. Clinger AE 4 mo & 3 ds" "Thou art gone but not forgotten"

 

Adeline, daughter of William and Mrs. S. A. Scott, died 1802, aged one month.

2.   Adeline F., D.Sept 31, 1862 (4 lines of verse unreadable) "Daug of (Wm?) & S. A. Scott AE 1 yr"

 

James Carson, died in 1854, aged 55 years. On this stone is the following inscription, “A Native of Ireland, Town of Sessions.” Alongside is another headstone, marked Mariah, wife of James Carson, died 1872, aged 64 years. These were the parents of A. C. Carson.

3.   James Carson         D.Jan 10, 1854  "AE 55 yr"         (3 lines verse unreadable)

4.   Mariah                     D.Mar 27,1872   "Wife of James Carson AE 61 yr 7 mo &17 ds

 

Within a pretty, artistic and very substantial iron fence, a sturdy monument marks the last resting place of Michael Farel, died 1862, aged 59 years, and Catherine, his wife died 1864 aged 51 years.

5.   Michael Farel, D.June 5, 1862 "Age 59 yr 7 mo & 21 ds", Catherine, D.April 20, 1864 "His wife  age 61 yr 11 mo & 

 

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