THE MORTON CEMETERY
The cemetery is located one mile out of Bentleyville, Somerset Twp. Washington County, Pennnsylvania on Lincoln Street Extension R.D. by the School Bus Garage.
It is in a field, 150 foot off the road. Stones are loose in the base
and most are leaning. There is much deterioration and wear, but were readable,
some smaller stones, two foot in height and worn completely and are located
on the lower side. They could be for children or foot markers, appeared
to be made crudely by hand. The surrounding area is a beautiful setting
as 6 trees grow in the cemetery and all area around it is mowed regularly,
perhaps by the Bentworth School which sits on top of the hill behind the
#1 Richard Morton Nov. 4, 1868, 62 years 7 mo 25 days (stone at foot "R M") #2 Sarah Jane daughter of R. & H. Morton, died Oct. 13, 1862 aged 13 years 10 mo & 17 days (stone at foot "SJM") #3 William son of John and Jane Smith who departed in life Sept. 22 A.D. 1845, age 11 yr 7mo 24 days #4 Margaret wf of James Morton May 26, 1806 - Sept. 26, 1891 #5 James Morton died Oct. 10, 1872 aged 63 years 9 m 9 d #6 In Memory of Elmira Morton, consort of James Morton who departed this life July 5, 1839 aged 26 y 9m 22 d #7 Rhoda Mary daughter of J. M. Morton died June 22, 1846 aged 11m 27 d #8 In Memory of Joseph Morton who departed this life Aug. 13 A. D. 1898 82 yrs 6 mo 15 daLayout map of "Morton Family Cemetery" The Xs mark the numbered graves and coincide with the transcriptions. Many of the graves are sunken, and the stones could be uprighted as the base has two large hole for upright to fit into.Some of the graves were overgrown but now are kept cut, so that reading them was not a problem. I had to use a reflective mirror on some. I hope that I have done this family homage in some small way.
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