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Cooke Burial Ground
South Strabane Township, Washington County, Pennsylvania

Lat: 40° 12' 22"N, Lon: 80° 14' 41"W

Contributed by Gina G. Nestor, Jun 17, 2005 [jgnestor@comcast.net]. Total records = 21.

From intersection at Rt. 19 South at Washington Mall/Home Depot, make right onto Oak Springs Road. At end of Oak Springs Rd. at intersection, make a right onto Locust Ave. Travel a few hundred feet and make a left onto Country Club Rd. Make left onto Enterprise Rd. Proceed on Enterprise Rd. a short way past Fairway Drive. The dirt lane goes over the hill and bears off to the right. As soon as you bear right, the cemetery is on the right through a path in the woods behind the Washington Country Club Clubhouse.

The condition of this privately owned family burial site is generally good. For a long time, it was overgrown, then a boy scout undertook the restoration of the cemetery as his Eagle Scout project at least 10 years ago. Since then,for a long time it was always visible from the interstate and seemed to be taken care of. At this time (July 2005) the cemetery is not visible from the interstate and is quickly becoming overgrown.

I was under the impression that the land now belonged to the Cameron family who owns the Washington Country Club though I am not positive about that. I assumed that because the cemetery is located behind the country club clubhouse.

I visited and read this cemetery in 2003. This includes all existing and legible headstone readings at that time.

- Gina G. Nestor

Bennet, Abigail Agnes, d. 21 Jan 1855, age 1y 9m
Cooke, Andrew S., d. 18 Aug 1823, age 24y
Cooke, Helen, d. 1822
Cooke, John Lyttleton, d. 6 May 1872, age 61y
Cooke, John, d. ? Jul 1858, age 87y
Cooke, Sarah Swearingen, d. 18 Jan 1852, age 81y, wife of John Cooke
Creigh, Ellen Dunbar, b. 30 Sep 1842, d. 30 Sep 1842, daughter of Dr. Alfred & Sarah Jane Creigh
Creigh, Sarah Jane Cooke, b. 11 Sep 1814, d. 8 Oct 1842, wife of Dr. Alfred Creigh
Eterrel, Benjamin, d. 30 Sep 1857, age 33y . Native of New Orleans
Leet, Edmund C., d. 26 Oct 1852, age 23y, son of Isaac & Margaret Leet
Leet, Honorable Isaac, d. 10 Jun 1844, age 42y, State Senator
Lewis, Katie, b. 30 Aug 1861, d. 17 Oct 1886
Moore, Sarah, d. 5 Oct 1861, age 45y 9 m 9 d
Mull, John, b. 15 Jan 1843, d. 7 Apr 1919, Co. F, 32nd Regiment (United States Colored Troops, Civil War)
Mull, John, b. 24 Dec 1811, d. 13 Sep 1872, age 60y
Mull, Mary M. Moore, b. 22 Jan 1844, d. 15 Aug 1911, wife of John Mull
Mull, Samuel, b. 1856, d. 1930
Swearingen, Andrew, Esq., d. 26 Jun 1824, age 78y, Revolutionary War
Swearingen, Elizabeth Chaplin, d. 11 Dec 1834, age 85y, wife of Andrew Swearingen, Esq.
Swearingen, Thomas, d. 12 Apr 1803, age 29y
White, Sarah, b. 1861, d. 1939

 

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