St. Joseph's Chapel
Cemetery

 

The oldest Catholic Church in Greene County, this cemetery is located to the left of the chapel. The entire site is surrounded by an iron fence and is situated on Rte 23 west of Ashland. Regular services are no longer available in the chapel, however the door is left unlocked for visitors.  Over 100 fieldstones mark the graves of those who could not afford a granite marker. A memorial marker and poem to the Irish Colleens who worked the local cotton mills as weavers provides a certain poignancy to the site. The first three stones are surrounded by their own iron fence.

 

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Transcribed by Sylvia Hasenkopf June 2, 2000


  1. Orson Owen, b. 1860, d. 1927
    Catherine Morgan, b. 1845, d. 1922, w/o Orson Owen

  2. Lawrence, b. 1919, d. 1924, s/o John and Margaret Musgrave

  3. Morgan, only base standing, granite column with names face down on ground

  4. Mary Cannon, d. April 30, 1869, aged 32y, w/o Arthur Kearney

  5. William Flynn, d. September 19, 1875, aged 70y

  6. Michael, b. 1858, d. 1886, s/o John and Catherine Graham

  7. Katie, b. 1871, d. 1881, d/o John and Catherine Graham

  8. Mary Traynor, d. May 1, 1895, aged 32y5m20d, w/o Elmer Squires

  9. Bridget Agin, d. May 19, 1868, aged 40y, w/o John Cain

  10. Mary, d. April 1, 1860, aged 28y, w/o Thomas Kane

  11. John Graham, b. 1830, d. 1876
    Catherine Glenn, b. 1840, d. 1915, w/o John Graham

  12. Patrick Ford, b. March 17, 1817, d. August 12, 1893
    Nellie Keledy. b June 10, 1830, d. July 2, 1901, w/o Patrick Ford

  13. Jennie Ford, b. 1866, d. 1906

  14. James Barrett, d. November 8, 1886, aged 29y9m27d

  15. John Henaghan, d. October 25, 1874, aged 72y5m

  16. James Henaghan, d. May 16, 1882, aged 41y

  17. Michael Hamley, d. January 11, 1877, aged 77y

  18. Agnes, d. May 30, 1856, aged 60y, w/o Rodger Dempsey

  19. Rodger Dempsey, d. January 31, 1869, aged 72y1m6d

  20. Charles McDonnell, d. April 15, 1852, aged 68y, a native of Northern Ireland

  21. Catharine, d. April 9, 1853, aged 6y9m9d, d/o Michael and Ann Jordan

  22. Peter, d. June 7, 1849, aged6y2m3d, drowned, s/o Michael and Ann Jordan

  23. Daniel Coughlan, d. December 25, 1850, aged 42y

  24. Patrick McGinnis, d. July 1, 1870, aged 54y3m14d, a native of Cloone, Co. Leitrim, Ireland, d. Gilboa, NY

  25. Thomas Kerins, d. March 17, 1866, aged 46y

  26. Annie Joyce, d. November 18, 1890, aged 40y, a native of West Porttown, Co. Mayoe, Ireland

  27. Mary Elizabeth Joice, d. January 12, 1906, aged about 70

  28. William Flynn, d. September 19, 1875, aged 70y

  29. Patrick Cahalan, d. February 27, 1858, aged 35y

  30. In Memory of The Irish Colleens, Robert W. Boughter, 1896-1983

  31. Philip Brannigan, d. February 17, 1866, aged 67y
    Sarah Brannigan, d. June 30, 1900, aged 80y, w/o Philip Brannigan

  32. Cornelius, d. March 29, 1853, aged 18m23d, s/o Thomas and Helen Kerins

  33. Mary J. d. November 4, 1862, aged 4m19d, d/o Thomas and Helen Kerins

  34. Rodger, d. August 6, 1850, aged 3y7m25d, s/o Philip and Sarah Brannigan

  35. Agnes, d. October 13, 1843, aged 24d, d/o Philip and Sarah Brannigan
    Margaret E., d. April 7, 1853, aged 4m7d, d/o Philip and Sarah Brannigan

  36. Rodger, d. September 21, 1857, aged 3m27d, s/o Philip and Sarah Brannigan


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