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Bluff, Greene County, Pennsylvania
Lat: 39° 47' 34"N, Lon: 80° 18' 15"W
Contributed by Brad Jarvis, Apr 04, 2009, last edited May 13, 2009 [firstname.lastname@example.org]. Total records = 18.
From the Route 18/Route 21 split in west Waynesburg, follow Route 21 West approximately 6.5 miles through the town of Rogersville to a blinking yellow light. Turn left at the light and continue for another .4 miles. Make a left on to Hargus Creek Road, passing by West Greene High School. Follow for 5.2 miles until you come to the small town of Bluff and a T intersection at the top of a large hill. Turn left onto Bluff Ridge Road and follow for .1 miles. Make a right onto Mount Zion Road. Follow for .7 miles until you come to a house on your left. The cemetery is located in the middle of a field just over a small wooded noll to the right of a large shed that sits adjacent to the house.
The Jones family owns the land on which the cemetery sits. Please ask permission from the land owner before going to the cemetery.
This cemetery is in poor condition and is not maintained. Trees and brush have grown around it now and remnants of an old fence surround it. A few of the stones are down, but most are still legible. I found two fieldstone markers as well as one base without a stone. I have included portions of a transcription by Dorothy and James Hennen written on 17 Sep 1967 for the few stones that are difficult to read today. They are still identifiable, but certain potions are worn away. These entries are marked with an (*).
I walked the cemetery on 14 Mar 2009. This transcription is complete and includes all existing stones. I also have digital photographs of all the stones as well as many views of the cemetery itself and would share them with anyone interested.
- Brad Jarvis
b. = born
d. = died
d/o = daughter of
( ) = author's comments
s/o = son of
s/w = shares stone with
w/o = wife of
Cole, Henry A. T., b. 28 Jan 1883, d. 6 Nov 1900, s/o J.L. & S.A.
Cole, J. G. H., d. 21 May 1884, Aged 1m 7d, s/o J.L. & S.A.
Cole, John L., d. 13 Sep 1856, d. 19 Nov 1900, s/w Sarah A.
Cole, Sarah A., b. 5 Apr 1858, d. 16 Jul 1935, w/o John L.
Estel, Infant, d. ? Mar 186?, Aged 7d, d/o William & Rebecca
Henderson, Abner, d. 20 May 1869, (No age given), s/o Abraham & Susannah (*)
Henderson, Abraham T., b. 1824, d. 1899, s/w Susannah
Henderson, Infant, d. 5 Oct 1849, (No age given), s/o Abraham & Susannah
Henderson, Isaac N., b. & d. 14 Apr 1890, s/o George & M.A., s/w Thomas L.
Henderson, John W., d. 15 Jan 1863, Aged 3m 15d, s/o Abraham & Susannah (*)
Henderson, John, d. 7 Oct 1855, Aged 68y 1m, (Stone is broken off near the bottom)
Henderson, Leah T., b. 1853, d. 1898, d/o A.T. & S.
Henderson, Susannah, b. 1829, d. 1895
Henderson, Thomas H., d, 28 Sep 1876, Aged 1y 4m 21d, s/o Abraham & Susannah
Henderson, Thomas L., b. & d. 9 Sep 1884, s/o George & M.A.
Henserson, James, d. 18 Feb 1866, (No age given), s/o Abraham & Susannah, (Stone can not be located today) (*)
Kern, John W., d. 28 Apr 1882, Aged 7d, s/o Nelson R. & Harriet R.
Steed, William, b. 27 Mar 1800, d. 13 Apr 1872, Aged 72y 16d
Deaths & Obituaries: Newspapers 1690-Present