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East Buffalo Presbyterian Cemetery
Washington, Washington County, Pennsylvania

Lat: 40° 08' 17"N, Lon: 80° 19' 42"W
Buffalo Township

Contact:
180 East Buffalo Church Road
Washington, PA 15301-8576
724-222-1006

Contributed by Gary L Caldwell, Jun 16, 2010, last edited Dec 02, 2010 [caldwell.gary@gmail.com]. Total records = 110.

From Washington PA (intersection of West Chestnut St and Interstate 70) head west on US-40 W/W Chestnut St toward National Pike for 2.7 mi, turn left or south onto E Buffalo Church Road for about one mile. The cemetery is on the right across from the church.

According to Boyd Crumrine's "History of Washington County, Pennsylvania with Biographical Sketches of Many of Its Pioneers and Prominent Men" (Philadelphia: L. H. Leverts & Co., 1882), the time when the cemetery was formally organized cannot now be definitely fixed. The earliest mention of East Buffalo ecclesiastically is in the minutes of the Synod of Pittsburgh, where the Presbytery of Ohio reports Rev. Thomas Hoge as stated supply at Upper Ten-Mile and East Buffalo, in the year 1818, one year previous to the formation of the Presbytery of Washington.

The cemetery, however, must have had some kind of existence prior to that time, and contemporary with a German Lutheran congregation that existed in the same place until perhaps near 1840, when by removals and deaths it ceased to exist. It was doubtless to accommodate both these elements that existed in the neighborhood that induced Hardman Horn, Laurence Streker, and Michael Ely to make a deed to the "German Societies" of this neighborhood being of the Presbyterian Church and persuasion, and also, that for and in consideration of the sum of five shillings," conveying certain boundaries containing three acres (about one acre from each) "for the use of school-house, meeting-house, and burying-ground forever." The deed was made March 5, A.D. 1802.

This data was collected by the DAR and found in the genealogy section of the Washington PA library. The data is from 1936 so the burial records are not complete.

- Gary L Caldwell

Alexander, William J. (Rev), b. 15 Jul 1825, d. 20 Jan 1869
Alvey, Elizabeth, b. 3 Sep 1824, d. 24 Aug 1870, wife of Basil
Ashbrooke, Rebecca, d. 4 Apr 1869, wife of Solomon
Ashbrooke, Solomon, b. 26 Oct 1798, d. 2 Feb 1890
Bembarger, Michael F., d. 4 Jan 1859, age: 52yr
Braddock, John, b. 17 May 1783, d. 16 Apr 1864
Braddock, Mary, b. 11 Mar 1782, d. 5 Mar 1871
Burns, Anne, b. 16 Sep 182?, d. 14 Jul 1859
Carson, Frank C., d. 22 Apr 1892
Chambers, Elizabeth, d. 24 Sep 1876, age: 63yr
Chambers, Elizabeth, d. 9 Aug 1855, age: 71yr, wife of Thomas
Chambers, Thomas, d. 9 Apr 1856, age: 81yr
Clark, Elizabeth, d. 26 May 1863, age: 79yr, wife of Robert
Clark, Margaret, d. 6 Oct 1850, age: 28yr, wife of James
Clark, Mary R., b. 12 Dec 1831, d. 22 Jan 1896, age shown as 60yr
Clark, Robert, d. 16 Aug 1849, age: 70yr
Clark, Rosannah, b. Mar 1809, d. 27 Mar 1881
Clark, Uriah, b. 11 Dec 1808, d. 19 Sep 1887
Cleland, Elizabeth, d. 5 Apr 1838, age: 84yr
Cleland, James, d. 1 Feb 1850, age: 68yr
Cleland, James, d. 3 Nov 1830, age: 77yr, Soldier of the Revolution, hand written note says Pvt. Bucks County Militia
Cleland, Jonathon, d. 1822
Cleland, Mary, d. 19 Aug 1870, age: 83yr, wife of James
Cleland, Robert, d. 27 Mar 1826, age: 33yr
Clemens, Mary, d. 28 Feb 1832, age: 56yr, wife of William Esq
Clemens, William (Esq), d. 17 Jan 1819, age: 81yr
Dickerson, John, d. 10 Apr 1865, age: 55yr
Dickerson, Lewis, d. 4 Feb 1864, age: 5yr, son
Dickerson, Margaret, d. 27 Jun 1862, age: 20yr, daughter
Earnest, Mary, d. 4 Jan 1873, age: 60yr, wife of H.
Ely, Chrystenah, d. 16 Mar 1820, age: 40yr, consort of Jacob, First name may be Christenah
Ely, Martin, d. 13 Dec 1871, age: 81yr, written as Martin, Ely but hand corrected
Ely, Mary, d. 21 Apr 1828, age: 18yr
Flack, Elizabeth A. (Mrs), d. 16 Mar 1887, age: 59yr
Flack, Luther B., d. 29 Oct 1858, age: 26yr
Flack, Samuel, d. 23 Mar 1857, age: 65yr
Flack, Sarah Brown, d. 11 Apr 1873, age: 76yr, wife of Samuel
Gibson, Elizabeth, d. 30 Nov 1852, wife of John
Haley, Mary, d. 22 Jul 1841, age: 24yr, wife of Eli
Harshman, Jacob, d. 14 Jan 1859, age: 52yr
Harshman, Susannah, d. 11 Jun 1895, age: 84yr, wife of Jacob
Houston, Isaac, d. 9 Nov 1862, age: 67yr
Houston, John W. (Sr), d. 1 Aug 1863
Houston, Mary Ann, d. 1 Aug 1862, age: 23yr
Houston, Nancy Ashbrooke, b. 11 Jun 1800, d. 29 May 1889, wife of Isaac
Jolly, Charles (Jr), d. 1 Jan 1860, age: 23yr, date of death may be 11 Jan 1860
Jolly, Charles (Sr), d. 5 Mar 1859, age: 67yr
Jolly, J., d. 1816, age: 88yr
Kelly, Catherine, d. 9 Feb 1876, age: 88yr, wife of James
Kelly, James M., d. 18 Apr 1865, age: 26yr
Kelly, James, d. 12 Jan 1861, age: 84yr
Kelly, James, d. 14 Aug 1881, age: 63yr
Kelly, Mary, b. 12 Jan 1816, d. 28 Dec 1881, wife of Samuel
Kelly, Samuel, b. 20 Jun 1804, d. 29 Mar 1882
Knox, Mary Jane Flack, d. 10 Oct 1849, age: 23yr, wife of Mason, date of death typed over, may be 19 Oct 1849
Long, Nancy, d. 11 Aug 1849, age: 62yr
Long, William, d. 18 Jun 1862, age: 50yr
Luellen, Nancy, d. 23 Jul 1862, age: 31yr
Luellen, Phillip, b. 1806, d. 1890
Luellen, Sarah B., d. 30 Dec 1864, age: 62yr, wife of Phillip
Luellen, William S., b. 3 Mar 1830, d. 10 Nov 1911
Malone, James, unreadable
Malone, Sarah, d. 1 Sep 1846, age: 80yr, consort of J.M.
McKelley, Martha, b. 1811, d. 1891
McMillen, Jane, d. 5 Apr 1848, age: 45yr, wife of Robert
McPeak, Mary J., d. 23 Mar 1857, age: 24yr
Melone, Adam, d. 9 Sep 1895, age: 83yr
Melone, Eliza Jane, d. 2 Jan 1866, age: 23yr
Melone, Mary J., d. 17 Jun 1863, age: 23yr
Melone, Sarah, d. 29 Jan 1878, age: 41yr
Miller, Elizabeth, b. 30 Mar 1790, d. 6 Aug 1863
Miller, John, b. 24 Dec 1791, d. 27 Oct 1861
Miller, Mary A., d. 27 Jun 1850, age: 92yr, wife of Richard
Mitchell, Elizabeth, d. 28 Jan 1846, age: 39yr
Mitchell, James, d. 16 Oct 1833, age: 75yr
Mitchell, James, d. 1834
Mitchell, Jane, d. 22 Aug 1847, age: 73yr, wife of James
Mitchell, Robert, d. 1833
Mounts, Mary, d. 9 Sep 1882, age: 76yr, wife of William
Mounts, William H., d. 22 Jun 1884, age: 85yr
Mustard, Mary, d. 24 Nov 1849, age: 39yr, consort of John
Myers, Margaret, d. 1 Jan 1859, age: 81yr, wife of Peter
Patterson, Aaron, d. 29 Jan 1875, age: 47yr
Smith, Elizabeth, d. 26 Feb 1846, age: 20yr
Smith, John (Sr), d. 30 Mar 1855, age: 80yr
Smith, Julia Ann, d. 21 Sep 1873, age: 83yr, wife of John Sr.
Smith, Syrus, d. 16 Oct 1850, age: 22yr
Stewart, Mary, b. 9 Apr 1844, d. 25 Oct 1875, wife of Reid
Streight, George, d. 11 Aug 1877, age: 32yr
Streight, Jesse, b. 13 Jan 1803, d. 24 Nov 1864
Streight, Lydia, b. 10 Sep 1809, d. 2 Jul 1877, wife of Jesse
Taylor, Jane (Miss), d. 22 Apr 1842, age: 21yr
Taylor, Mary, d. 28 Sep 1844, age: 93yr, wife of James
Wilson, Elizabeth, d. 31 Aug 1827, age: 56yr
Wilson, Jean, d. 17 May 1839, age: 77yr
Wilson, John, d. 5 Dec 1830, age: 76yr
Wilson, Rachel, b. 31 May 1801, d. 2 Aug 1848, wife of William
Wilson, William, b. 18 Mar 1789, d. 27 Apr 1868
Wilson, William, b. 25 Aug 1856, d. 20 Mar 1863
Wolf, Jacob, b. 20 Apr 1738, d. 20 Apr 1835, Lieutenant of Washington County Militia, last name is also shown as Wolff.
Wolf, William, b. 1751, d. 16 Oct 1839, Soldier of the Revolution, born Buffalo Township
Wolfe, Abraham, b. 1799, d. 1874
Wolfe, Eleanor, d. 18 Sep 1849, age: 49yr, wife of Christopher
Wolfe, Eunis, b. 24 Sep 1866, d. 31 Jan 1886, daughter of John and Naomi, date of death is typed over and may be 31 Jan 1887
Wolfe, J. Glemius, d. 1 May 1867, age: 29yr, "Clemens" is hand written in after the first name.
Wolfe, John, b. 8 Jul 1819, d. 29 Jan 1881, date of death is typed over and 29 is best guess
Wolfe, Naomi, b. 25 Jul 1825, d. 29 Oct 1907, wife of John
Wolfe, Sebina, b. 1808, d. 1892
Wolfe, William, d. 24 Oct 1839, age: 88yr, soldier of the revolution
Wolff, Elizabeth, d. 2 Sep 1817, age: 65yr

 

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