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Posted: November 28, 2010 /  Last Update: November 28, 2010


Some history of Interments in the

Sharpsburg Presbyterian Church Graveyard


    The following interments are noted in the oldest interment book of Greenwood Cemetery as being removed from the graveyard of the Sharpsburg Presbyterian Church. This church was an associate of the Pine Creek Presbyterian Church of Indiana Township, with pastors serving both buildings.

    The Sharpsburg Presbyterian Church grew from a group of Sharpsburg residents who heard Pastor Stockton preaching in the log home of James Sharps while he also preformed his duties as the pastor of the Pine Creek Church. He later held services in a school house built by James Sharp at 15th Street and South Canal Street and then in a school house near the residence of R M Coyle, also built by Sharp. It was described as being on land near the hill backing the town and was probably near 15th Street and North Canal Street. This location was used until 1833 when the first church building was constructed.

    An article by Alice McCormick (Sharpsburg Herald correspondent and feature writer), described the land donated by James Sharp in 1853 as being on Sixth and Main Street for the next Presbyterian Church and the cemetery. An 1862 map of Sharpsburg shows the church building where Main Street splits at 6th Street (named as Elm Street on the map), between the Vesuvius Rolling mill and the original cabin belonging to the other early resident of Sharpsburg, Jacob Tschudy of Switzerland. The article goes on to state that a second church was built in 1857 and used until 1904, when another building was constructed at 13th Street and North Canal Street. A 1906 plat map book shows a larger Polish Church was built on the 6th Street property. The plot now has a high-rise senior citizen residence. The 13th Street location was used until that church merged with the Aspinwall Presbyterian Church.

    Removals from the church yard were started in 1875 with the Stroud family and continued until 1904 when the last removals were interred in a plot owned by the church in Greenwood’s Section 1. The plot had been purchased on August 5, 1885, which implies that the church officials knew the cemetery was at capacity, and perhaps they anticipated the total removals of all graves to help the situation of cholera and typhoid that regularly plagued the community. The church location is Section 1, Range 21, Lots 1 to 4.

    This list is surely not complete for all the burials in the church graveyard. It is stated in some histories that James Sharp (Sharpsburg founder) and his family were interred in the graveyard until they were removed to Allegheny Cemetery. Others may have also been moved to Allegheny and possibly other local graveyards.

    When supplied with an additional name, it will be added to the list with a notation of the cemetery. This original list contains 83 interments.



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Transfers from the
Sharpsburg Presbyterian Church graveyard
To Greenwood Cemetery, O’Hara Township, PA

(Alphabetical List)

Int. #1874 – J B Angell to Section 1, Range 21, Lot 1 on Aug 19, 1904 (church lot - stone – d. March 11, 1851, age 38y2m17d)

Int. # 709 – unnamed Brawdy to Section 2, Range 7, Lot 10 on May 25, 1891(John A. Brawdy lot – stone – 3 children of George and Nancy Brawdy)

Int. #1885 – John Campbell to Section 1, Range 21, Lot 3 on August 20, 1904 (church Lot - illegible stone)

Int. #1886 – Mary Ann Campbell d. Sept 10, 1841 age 25 to Section 1, Range 21, Lot 4 on August 20, 1904 (church lot - illegible stone)

Int. #326 – unnamed Chessman to Section 2, Range 8, Lot 14 on Mar 12, 1884 (lot of Robert Chessman – stone for Maria, wife of Robert and children David and Mary)

Int. #1875 – Rachel Cook, d. Apr 4, 1864 age 64 to Section 1, Range 21, Lot 1 on Aug 19, 1904 (stone – wife of C. Cook (Charles)) (church lot – stone)

Int. #327 – Samuel Dunlap, to Section 3, Range 7, Lot 14 on Mar 13, 1884 (lot of Joseph D. Arnold)

Int. #247 – unnamed Ferguson to Section 4, Range 3, Lot 18 on Mar 8, 1882 (stone – James, d. Mar 6, 1846)(H W Ferguson lot)

Int. #248 – unnamed Ferguson to Section 4, Range 3, Lot 18 on Mar 8, 1882 (stone – Robert d. Aug 2, 1845) (H W Ferguson lot)

Int. #249 – unnamed Ferguson to Section 4, Range 3, Lot 18 on Mar 8, 1882 (stone –Wife of Robert d. May 12 18--)(H W Ferguson lot)

Int. #250 – unnamed (probably Ferguson) to Section 4, Range 3, Lot 18 on Mar 8, 1882 (H W Ferguson lot)

Int. #251 – unnamed Ferguson to Section 4, Range 3, Lot 18 on Mar 8, 1882 (H W Ferguson lot)

Int. #252 – unnamed Ferguson to Section 4, Range 3, Lot 18 on Mar 8, 1882 (H W Ferguson lot)

Int. #1887 – Duncan Galbraith, d. Dec 29, 1844 age 81, to Section 1, Range 21, Lot 4 on August 20, 1904 (church lot – stone)

Int. #66 – Florrie E. Hanna, d. Sharps, July 28, 1867, age 1y5m7d, cholera infantum, To Section 2, Range 3, Lot 5 on Feb 10, 1877 (John J. Hanna lot)

Int. #67 – Jennie B. Hanna, d. Sharps Oct 15, 1876, age 4y8m24d, croup, to Section 2, Range 3, Lot 5 on Feb 10, 1877 (John J. Hanna lot)

Int. #65 – Josie S. Hanna, d. Sharps. Nov 21, 1864, age 1y7m21d, congestion, to Section 2, Range 3, Lot 5 on Feb 10, 1877 (John J. Hanna lot)

Int. #64 – Mary S. Hanna, d. Sharpsburg Feb 4, 1858, age 2y2m27d, croup, to Section 2, Range 3, Lot 5 on Feb 10, 1877 (John J. Hanna lot)

Int. #3261 – unnamed Hohn, b & d Sharpsburg, int. Section 3, Range 5, Lot 15 on Apr 2, 1882, removed to Sec 4, Range 9, Lot 11 (Nicholas Hohn lot – stone – Charles D. Hohn, 1867 – 1869)

Int. #193 – Jane Jordan, d. Sharpsburg, Aug 13, 1849, age 27y5m, to Section 3, Range 6, Lot 11 on Mar 22, 1881 (James Jordan lot)

Int. #194 – unnamed Jordan, d. Sharpsburg to Section 3, Range 6, Lot 11 on Mar 22, 1881 (James Jordan lot)

Int. #1888 – unnamed Kay to Section 1, Range 21, Lot 4 on August 20, 1904 (church Lot- illegible stone)

Int. #156 – unnamed King to Section 2, Range 3, Lot 4 on May 12, 1880 (lot of Lewis King)

Int. #157 – unnamed King, to Section 2, Range 3, Lot 4 on May 12, 1880 (Lewis King lot)

Int. #158 – unnamed King, to Section 2, Range 3, Lot 4 on May 12, 1880 (Lewis King lot)

Int. #159 – unnamed King, to Section 2, Range 3, Lot 4 on May 12, 1880 (Lewis King lot)

Int. #160 – unnamed King to Section 2, Range 3, Lot 4 on May 12, 1880 (Lewis King lot)

Int. #1873 – Jeremiah Klingensmith, d. June 5, 1847, age 23 to Section 1, Range 21, Lot 1 on Aug 19, 1904 (church lot – illegible stone)

Int. #190 – Catharine Love, d. Sharpsburg, Apr 4, 1847, age 59 to Section 3, Range 6, Lot 11 on Mar 22, 1881 (James Jordan lot – photo of lot)

Int #189 – Christopher Love, d. Sharpsburg May 23, 1846, age 64y2m6d, to Section 3, Range 6, Lot 11 on Mar 22, 1881 (James Jordan lot – photo of lot)

Int. #191 – George Love, d. Sharpsburg, May 17, 1847, age 63, to Section 3, Range 6, Lot 11 on Mar 22, 1881 (James Jordan lot – photo of lot)

Int. #192 – unnamed Love, d. Sharpsburg, to Section 3, Range 6, Lot 11 on Mar 22,1881 (James Jordan lot – photo of lot)

Int. #331 – Eva Mack, to Section 3, Range 6, Lot 9 on Mar 13, 1884 (lot of James E. Mack)

Int. #333 – Isaac Mack, to Section 3, Range 6, Lot 9 on Mar 13, 1884 (lot of James E. Mack)

Int. #332 – Jane Mack, to Section 3, Range 6, Lot 9 on Mar 13, 1884 (lot of James E. Mack)

Int. #334 – Sarah Mack, to Section 3, Range 6, Lot 9 on Mar 13, 1884 (lot of James E. Mack)

Int. #330 – Charles M. McClain – to Section 2, Range 3, Lot 3 on Mar 13, 1884 (lot of James Ramsey)

Int. #329 – William J. McClain – to Section 2, Range 3, Lot 3 on Mar 13, 1884 (lot of James Ramsey)

Int. #245 – unnamed McElheny to Section 4, Range 3, Lot 18 on Mar 8, 1882, stone – Robert McElheny b. Apr 18, 1780, d. Feb 28, 1851 (H W Ferguson lot)

Int. #246 – unnamed McElheny to Section 4, Range 3, Lot 18 on Mar 8, 1882, (stone – Tabitha McNeal McElheny b. Mar 14, 1779, d. Feb 14, 1841) (Ferguson lot)

Int. #1889 – Henry Nesbit to Section 1, Range 21, Lot 4 on Aug 20, 1904 (church lot – stone indicates Henry and Elizabeth Nesbit interred with no legible dates)

Int. #506 ½ - J. Reese Parker to Section 3, Range 1, Lot 2 on Apr 3, 1888 (stone -- lot of Mrs. Julia Parker)

Int. # 736 – C B Patterson’s 6 children, b & d Sharpsburg, to Section 3, Range 14, Lot 3 on October 28, 1891 (C B Patterson lot)

Int. #152 – John G. Patterson, b. Ind. Twp, d. Sharpsburg, age 60y5m17d, typhoid fever, to Section 2, Range 13, Lot 1 on Apr 21, 1880 (J W Patterson lot – stone – John Galbraith Patterson 1818 – 1878)

Int. #1880 - Benjamin Powers, d. Jan 16, 1836 age 86 to Section 1, Range 21, Lot 2 on August 19, 1904 (church lot – stone)

Int. #1879 – Clarissa Powers to Section 1, Range 21, Lot 2 on August 19, 1904 (church Lot – possible stone)

Int. #1880 cont. – Elizabeth Keyes Power, d. Mar 11, 1838 age 83 to Section 1, Range 21, Lot 2 on August 19, 1904 (church lot - stone)

Int. #1878 – Mary Powers d. Jan 26, 1849 at age 46, to Section 1, Range 21, Lot 2 on August 19, 1904 (church lot - stone)

Int. #1877 – Sarah Powers to Section 1, Range 21, Lot 2 on August 19, 1904 (church lot – stone – wife of George, d. Nov 14, 1851, aged 36y8m)

Int. #1876 – William Powers, d. Mar 21, 1853 age 56 to Section 1, Range 21, Lot 2 on August 19, 1904 (church lot – illegible stone)

Int. #338 – unnamed Robins to Section 1, Range 21, Lot 2 on Mar 14, 1884 (lot of the Sharpsburg Presby. Church – illegible stone)

Int. #325 – unnamed Rodgers to Section 3, Range 8, Lot 10 on Mar 11, 1884 (lot of John Rogers)

Int. #351 – Isaac Saint to Section 2, Range 3, Lot 2 on July 3, 1884 (James G. Saint lot – stone – d. 1863)

Int. #352 – Sarah Saint to Section 2, Range 3, Lot 2 on July 3, 1884 (James G. Saint lot stone – d. Jan 1864))

Int. #353 – Orlanda Saint to Section 2, Range 3, Lot 2 on July 3, 1884 (James G. Saint Lot – illegible stone)

Int. #223 – unnamed Scoval, to Section 2, Range 7, Lot 6 on Dec 13, 1881 (Anthony Yerkins lot)

Int. #340 – Mrs. Ada Sleigh, b & d. Sharpsburg, age 20, to Section 2, Range 7, Lot 4 on Mar 16, 1884 (lot of John Arbuckle)

Int. #341 – Florence Sleigh, b & d Sharpsburg, age 7 to Section 2, Range 7, Lot 4 on Mar 16, 1884 (lot of John Arbuckle)

Int. #339 – Eliza Smith to Section 1, Range 21, Lot 1 on Mar 14, 1884 (lot of the church – illegible stone)

Int. #335 – Robert Smith, to Section 3, Range 6, Lot 15 on Mar 13, 1884 (lot of W C Smith) (stone – b. 1798, d. Dec 1872)

Int. #336 – unnamed Smith to Section 3, Range 6, Lot 15 on Mar 13, 1884 (lot of W C Smith)

Int. #337 – unnamed Smith to Section 3, Range 6, Lot 15 on Mar 13, 1884 (lot of W C Smith)

Int. #265 – unnamed Spurier, to Section 2, Range 8, Lot 2 on July 14, 1882  (lot of George Tilghman)

Int. #9 – Anna Mary Stroud, d. July 14, 1864, b & d Ind. Twp., age 5m20d, Inflammation of brain, to Section 1, Range 2, Lot 18 on Apr 1, 1875 (lot of Mrs. Sarah E. Stroud)

Int #7 – Francis Stroud, d. June 28, 1872, b & d Indiana Twp., age 40, consumption, Int. Section 1, Range 2, Lot 18 on April 1, 1875 (lot of Mrs. Sarah E. Stroud)

Int. #10 – Henrietta Weber Stroud, d. Oct 3, 1868, b & d Ind. Twp, age 4m10d, Unknown cause, to Section 1, Range 2, Lot 18 on Apr 1, 1875 (lot of Mrs. Sarah E. Stroud)

Int. #8 – Henry Martin Stroud, d. June 4, 1863, b & d Ind. Twp., age 3m15d, inflammation of brain, to Section 1, Range 2, Lot 18 on Apr 1, 1875 (lot of Mrs. Sarah E. Stroud)

Int. #328 – Wesley Wagener – to Section 3, Range 7, Lot 14 on Mar 13, 1884 (lot of Joseph D. Arnold)

Int. #737 – Henry Weichel’s 3 children, b & d O’Hara Twp, to Section 3, Range 14, Lot2 on October 28, 1891 (Henry Weichel lot)

Int. #1884 – Mary Willey, d. Mar 29, 1863 to Section 1, Range 21, Lot 3 on August 20, 1904 (stone – wife of John, aged 66 years)

Int. #1881 – Father Williams to Section 1, Range 21, Lot 3 on August 19, 1904 (church Lot – stone – William D, d. Nov 14, 1868, age 71y11m)

Int. #1882 – Edward D. Williams, d. Nov 14, 1868 age 71 to Section 1, Range 21, Lot 3 on August 19, 1904 (church lot – stone – d. Nov 17, 1868, age 21y2m)

Int. #1883 – Isabella Williams, d. Feb 17, 1871 age 71, to Section 1, Range 21, Lot 3 on August 20, 1904 (church lot – illegible stone)



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