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Francis Cemetery


The cemetery was read 25 March 1981 by Kathy Hauser.
contributed for use by Cheri L Nolen and Dee Davidson
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FRANCIS CEMETERY
Franklin Twp, Erie Co, PA

This cemetery, operated by the Francis Cemetery Association, is located on the east side of Gudgeonville Road, about half way between Francis Road and Clair Wright Road. 

The first marked burial took place in 1831.  On 5 Oct 1857, Ira Cole & Lydia Cole, his wife, conveyed for $25 to Alvin Francis, Charles Wright & Henry Van Buskirk a piece of land bounded on the north by Stephen Francis land, on on the east and south by Hubbard Wheeler's land, and on the west by the school house lot, in the Cole neighborhood, about 3/4 of an acre for a cemetery and burying ground. (The old section of the cemetery.)
On 29 July 1896, Mary R. Wheeler & Truman L. Wheeler of Franklin Twp. deeded to the Trustees of Francis Cemetery for a $45, a piece of property bounded on the south by the cemetery for 17 rods, on the east by Nelson Francis for 48 feet, on the north by Truman Wheeler for 17 rods, and on the west by Truman Wheeler for 48 feet. (The new section of the cemetery.)
On 7 November 1957, the School District of the Township of Franklin deeded to Francis Cemetery Association for $520, a piece of property bounded on the south by George Buren for 110 ft, on the east by the cemetery for 180 ft, on the north by George Felege for 110 ft, and on the west by the road for 180 ft. (The old school house lot, not yet developed for burials.)
The cemetery was read in two section, Old and New.  Each section was read in rows from south to north, starting with the row closest to the road. The cemetery was read 25 March 1981 by Kathy Hauser.



OLD SECTION
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Row 0-1    No stones in this row.

Row 0-2

FILLINGER/ Alice V/ 1860-1907/
                     Davia R/ 1856-1933/

Fronie E Fillinger/ 1903-1974/
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Henry WHITNEY/ died/ Mar 17, 1880/ aged 77 y'rs/
Emily/ his wife/ died/ Jan 6, 1881/ aged 77 y'rs/
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Robert W/ 1845-19(uncut)/
Emma C/ his wife/ 1850-1913/
WALTS/

Mother

Clarence W/ son of/ R W & E C/ Walts/ died/ Dec 12, 1887/ aged/ 20 y 6 m 12
d/
Bertha/ dau of/ R W & E C Walts/ died/ Nov 8, 1883/ aged 3 weeks & 5 d/
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Father
John MISCHLER/ born/ Mar 20, 1821/ died/ Jan 24, 1902/
Wlisabeth/ his wife/ born/ Feb 11, 1810/ died/ Apr 14, 1892/
Baby born & died/ Feb 9, 1887/

Hannah/ wife of/ Frederick MISCHLER/ died/ July 29, 1883/ aged 39 yrs 1m & 9
d/ Thy
word is a lamp unto my feet and a light unto my path/

Baby
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Row 0-3

John WALKER/ 1836-1919/
Polly A/ his wife/ 1844-1907/

Albert M HICKERNELL/1874-1915/
Anna C his wife/ 1877- (uncut)
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Leonard/ BURGE/ died/ Mar 1 1880/ aged 45? yrs/
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Cora E/ daut of/ M & E  F COBURN/ died/ Dec 21, 1880/ aged 19 yrs 10 m 16 d/

Martin COBURN/ 1835-1907/
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MILKS/ David B Milks/ Co. D 145th Regt Pa Vols/ 1835-1902/
             Alice A his wife/ 1846-(uncut)

CLARK/ John W Clark/ Co D 145th Regt PA Vols/ 1837-1911/
               Caroline C his wife/ 1832-1917/

Father

Terice/ 1840-1922/

Ann P/ his wife/ 1844-1929/
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Row 0-4

Daniel M P/ son of Levi & R/ FRANCIS died/ Aug 18, 1833/ aged 9m and 21 d/
"So fades the lovely blooming/ flower Frail smiling/ solace of an hour/ So soon
our transient/ comforts fly/, bloom to die/ And pleasure only/

Levi FRANCIS/ 1786-1872/
Ruth Francis/ 1792-1874/
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G WOOLSEY/ born / July 8, 1827/ died/ Apr 4, 1907/
Ruth/ his wife/ born/ May 5, 1830/ died/ May 29, 1885/
L L Woolsey/ born/ Sept 18, 1848/ died/ Jan 11, 1866/

Lina L/ son of/ G & R Woolsey/ died/ Jan 11, 1866/ aged 16 yr/ (a verse)

Eva R SHERMAN/ 1851-1899/
Lina L SHERMAN/ 1870-1891/
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Susan SIMMONS/ 1851-1910/ At rest/ (stone down)
Orin SIMMONS/ 1818-1874/
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WHEELER/ Truman L/ Co D/ 145th Regt P.V./ 1839-1913/
                    Mary R/ 1848-1923/
                    Father & Mother
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George D/ HETZ/ 1846-1909
Elizabeth/ Hetz/ 1853-1923/

Gracie/ dau of/ G D & L Hetz/ born/ July 18, 1884/ died Sept 3, 1885/ Our
pet/

MYERS/ Dorothy/ died/ Dec 25, 1912/

Charles HETZ/ died/ Sept 26, 1882/ aged/ 24 yrs & 2 mo/
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Row 0-5

Charles/ WRIGHT/ 1815-1899/
Harriet N/ his wife/ 1820-1884/
Father
Mother
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L D R
S W R
David
Luther D ROUSE/ Sep 4, 1799/ Mar 24, 1882/
Sarah W/ his wife/ Feb 13, 1803/ Jan 26, 1881/
David/ thier (sic) son/ Nov 18, 1838/ Mar 19, 1843/
George W Rouse/ born/ Aug 4, 1815/ died/ Feb 23, 1871/
Esther W/ his wife/ born Nov 7, 1825/ (death uncut)
Minnie e/ dau of/ G W % & E W Rouse/ Sep 20, 1863/ Mar 12, 1864/
Minnie
G W R
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Little/ Arthur/ so of/ John & Julia/ VEITH/ died/ Oct 24, 1881? / aged 1 yr
?/
Benjamin C/ 1845-1872/
Lyda/ 1855-1874/
Lucinda M 1838-1875?/
Children of L VANDINE//
Thurren NOYES/ died Oct 4?, 1874?/
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THRALL (main stone)

William R/ 1836-1918/
Diana E/ 1871-1914/
Ella L/ 1838-1905/
Sarah E/ 1835-1882/
Willie G/ 1873-1879/
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Row 0-6
J L ALLEN/ 1833-1897/
Emily/ his wife/ 1835-(uncut)

Rozina/ FRANCIS/ 1832-1904/

SILVERTHORN (monument)
Rosa C/ 1863-1892/
Ethel L/ 1861-1878/
Charles S/ 1857-1858/
James F/ 1855-1858/
Phidelia/ 1818-1852/
Father/ 1816-1898/
Mother/ 1823-1899/
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Geo H BOGETT/ 1838-(uncut)/
his wife/ Ida M/ 1860-1895/

Mother

Minard BOGART/ died/ Feb 3, 1886/ aged 90 yrs/
Abigail/ his wife/ died Feb 8, 1892/ aged 95 yrs/

Father
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Henry C/ 1837-1913/

Betsey A/ 1849-1920/

HOWARD (monument)
Lou B Howard/ July 31, 1875- Dec 27 ,1900/
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HOOD/ Clark Allen/ 1844-1912/
              Margaret/ 1855-1885/
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Row 0-7

Eugene WOOLSEY/ Died/ May 29, 1875/ aged/ 17 yrs 2 mos & 5/ ds/
Newton S/ Woolsey/ died/ Feb 17, 1890/ agd 34 yrs/
Victor E son of/ Newton & Mary/ Woolsey/ died/ Nev 23 1886/ age 1 yr 1 mo/
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Father

Mother

Alvah/ FRANCIS/ born/ July 14, 1821/ died/ Jan 25, 1903/
Mary BLISS/ FRANCIS/ his wife/ born / Feb 13, 1821/ died/ Dec 13, 1911//
Diana/ M/ daughter of/ alvah & Mary/ Francis/ died Aug 26, 1854/ aged/ 1 yr
2 mos 18
dys/ "Sleep on, my sweet on/ sleep!  So early gone/ to earth a child is
lost/ to/ heaven a
cherub born"/

Diana M/ daut of/ Alva & Mary/ Francis/ died/ Aug 26, 1851(?)/ AE 1yr 2mos
18 dys/
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Luther FRANCIS/ died/ June 18, 1880/ aged/ 51 y'rs 2m/ & 2 d/
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1865-1898/ Kate BABBITT

a stone missing

Roswell/ COBURN/ 1845-1906/ COBURN/
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Father

Mother

SHERMAN//
Jennie A/ wife of/ Oscar MAXON/ died/ Nov 19, 1879/ aged/ 25yrs & 1 d/
daughter of/ J
O & B M/ Sherman/
J O Sherman/ 1825-1898/
Betsey M/ his wife/ 1830-1899//

Julia P BRITTON/ 1865-1917/
J A M
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Row 0-8

Smith WOOLSEY/ born Feb 6, 1825/ died Nov 10, 1903/ (Footstone: S. Woolsey)
Betsey BOGART/ wife of/ Smith Woolsey/ born Jan 5, 1821/ died/ Apr 6, 1896/
WOOLSEY/
   (Footstone: B Woolsey)

A W

Arza WOOLSEY/ died/ Nov 15, 1877/ aged/ 77 yrs 11 mo & 19 ds/
Betsey/ wife of/ Arza Woolsey/ died/ June 28, 1866/ aged/ 82 y 2 m 5 d/

Mother

Walton Woolsey/ 1848-1905/
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Alvin FRANCIS/ died/ Feb 9, 1867/ aged 69 yrs 5 m/ & 19 ds/
Betsey E/ wife of/ Alvin Francis/ died/ Oct 2, 1884/ aged 87 yrs 2 mo/ &
10ds/

Caroline/ wife of/ L D JOHNSON/ born/ Jan 17, 1828/ died/ Feb 22, 1894/
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H VANBUSKIRK
John J Vanbuskirk/ Sergt Co d 111 Reg PV/ Killed at Antietam/ Sept 17, 1862/
aged 23
y'rs//
Henry Vanbuskirk/ died/ March 14, 1880/ aged 72 y'rs/
Elizabeth/ his wife/ died/ Dec 12, 1888/ aged 75 y'rs/ VANBUSKIRK//
H M BROWN/ 1831- 1896/
Lucinda M/ his wife/ 1832-1920//

Mother
L M B
H M B
Menerva/ wife of/ John RUSSELL/ died/ Apr 10, 1873/ aged/ 56 yrs 10 mo/ & 22
ds/
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Orrin G WOOD/ born/ Aug 26, 1810 died/ Feb 18, 1873/
Susan/ wife of/ O G Wood/ died/ Sep 21, 1866/ AE 56 yrs 3 ms & 23 ds/

Hattie C/ wife/ of D E QUAY/ died/ May 23, 1875/ aged 24 years/

In memory of/ W H MARKHAM/ and Carrie E/ MARKHAM/ his wife/ The rest that
remaineth/
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Row 0-9
Joseph WOOLSEY/ died/ Nov 19, 1858/ aged 74 yrs/
Mehetabel/ his wife/ died Dec 11, 1875/ aged 75yrs/

Gone home/ Eliza J/ died/ May 10, 1861 ag'd/ 9 yrs 10 mo's/26 days/
                   John A/ died/ Mar 12, 1864 aged/ 5 mos 27 da's/
                    Children of/ A J & M A Woolsey
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Grace / ROUSE/ 1885- 1917/
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At rest/ Andrew C/ ALLEN/ member Co H/83 Regt PA Vol/ died/ Nov 17, 1895/
aged 56
years/
         3 mo 6 ds/ ALLEN/
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Row 0-10
John/ HARTMAN/ died/ Aug 17, 1871/ aged/ 52y/ 9m 25d/
Elizabeth/ his wife/ died/ Aug 5, 1885/ aged 67 y's//
Annettie/ dau of/ J & E Hartman/ died/ Mar 25, 1862/ aged/ 13 yr & 10d/
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William FRANCIS/ July 15, 1791/Feb 5, 1878
Damaris his wife/ Nove 20, 1798/
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Jennie/ daughter of/ W E & Mary L/ WRIGHT/ died/ Jan 4, 1884/ aged/ 7 m's &
11 d's/
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Row 0-11
Frederick

Anna

Eliza

Charles
"Hier ruhet/Mein Frau/ und Kinder/ Friedrich/ PIEPER"/Pieper/
(Translation: Here rest my wife and children-Frederich Pieper)

Pauline

Father

Minnie

Footstones: M P, C P, P P, A P, E P, F P
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Infant/ dau of/ S A & A L/ GIDNER/ died jan 1895/

Mary

Marian A/ dau of/ C W & H A/DAWLEY/ Apr 9   Oct 12/ 1898/
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PEIPER/ August C/ 1868 father 1943/
              Mary E/ 1869 mother 1951/
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Lena

Father

Christopher/ PIEPER/ born/ Feb 24, 1824/ died Dec 27, 1887/ PIEPER//
Lena/ dau of/ Chris & Hannah/ Pieper/ born/ Mar 14, 1867/ died/ Feb 24,
1868/

Mother/ 1834-1905/

Christ H. Pieper/ 1859-1939/
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Douglass/ 1900-19 (uncut)

Estella/ 1861-1945/

THRALL (monument)

Ellsworth/ 1861-1937/

Russell/ 1896-1918/
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a small illegible marker

WRIGHT/ Mryta A/ 1891-1974/
                  Burton/ 1920/
                 H Clair/ 1887-1963/

Verne D CARR/ 1876-1887/
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Row 0-12
M S ALLEN

E F ALLEN
E F Allen/ died at the Battle/ of Gettysburg/ July 3, 1863/ aged 21 y'rs/
Mary S Allen/ died/ Jan17, 1865/ aged 20 y'rs//
L D Allen/ died/ Oct 16, 1883/ aged 73 y'rs/
Jane/ wife of L D Allen/ died/ Apr 10, 1901/ aged 89 y'rs 8 m 9 d/

Mother

L D ALLEN
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Lizzie A/ PIEPER/ 1862-1884/

Louisa H/ Pieper/ 1857-1877/

 Hannah F/ VOHRMANN/ 1790-1877/

Christopher J/ Pieper/ 1854-1875/

Minnie P/ HOUGH/ 1848-1872/

August/ Pieper/ 1851-1872/
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Helon F NOYES/ 1846-1918/
Mary H his wife/ 1843-1931/
Father & Mother/
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Row 0-13
Mary H/ wife of J W DAWLEY/ Mar 1, 1828   Nov 30, 1903/
       (see also in row 0-15)

W Howard/ son of / W L & D M Dawley/ Nov 14, 1899-Mar 17, 1915/
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Roxia/ wife of/ Daniel ALFORD/ 1827-1899/
At rest/ Daniel Alford/ died mar 3, 1880/ aged 54 y's 10 m's  & 23 d's/
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William F PIEPER/ 1862-1937  See more information on these
burial in row 0-12

PIEPER/ Hanna F/ 1824-1902/
              Henry J/ 1820-1906/

Monument:
Henry J/ Pieper/ 1820-1906/
Hannah F/ Pieper/ 1824-1902/
Mary M/ dau of/ H J & H F / Pieper/ Nov 19, 1868//
Hannah VOHRMANN/ born 1790/ died/ May 6, 1877/
William F/ July 23, 1862/ Dec 17, 1937/
Henry J/ Nov 4, 1860/ May 29, 1845/
sons of H J & H F Pieper//
August/ born/ May 17, 1851/ died/ Feb 8, 1872/
Christ J/ born/ Jan 1, 1854/ died/ Aug 3, 1875/Pieper//
Louisa H/ born/ July 5, 1857/ died/ June 3, 1877/
Lizzie A/ born/ July 23, 1862/ died/ Mar 29, 1884/
Minnie HOUGH/ born/ Sept 14, 1848/ died/ Mar 9, 1872/
daughters of Henry & Hannah Pieper//

Henry J Pieper/ 1860-1945/
Mary M Pieper/ 1868-1964/
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J W ATWATER/ died/ May 19, 1876/ aged 72y's 1m 10d's/
    "And I heard a voice from/ heaven saying unto me/ Blessed are the dead
which/
     die in the Lord"/
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Henry G/ so of/ J D & R ROBERTS/ born / Dec 25, 1864/ died/ May 4, 1890/
ROBERTS/
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Row 0-14
John H/ son of/ John & Juliaett/ TUCKEY/died/ Dec 9, 1861/ aged 25 years/
John Tuckey/ died/ Aug 18, 1879/ aged 85 yrs/
Juliett/ wife of/ John Tuckey/ died/ June 30, 1878/ aged 76 y'rs/
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Luther C KENT/ died/ April 25, 1875/ aged 57 y'rs/
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Father/ at rest/

Edith

Robbie B.

Edith May/ dau of J M & M D JACKSON/ died/ Nov 21, 1895/ aged/ 3y's 7 ms/
John W Jackson/ died/ Oct 21, 1891/ age 71y's/ JACKSON//
Willie/ son of/ J M & M D Jackson/ died/ Feb 4, 1891/ age 3y's 1mo & 16ds//
Robbi B/ son of/ J M & M D Jackson/ died/ Jan 23, 1895/ ag'd 11y's 11m's
9d's//
Geo Wilbur/ son of J M & M D Jackson/ died/ Mar 27, 1900/ aged 15 y's 5m's
25da//
Willie
Wilbur
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Mother

Russell COBURN/ born Aug 17, 1845/ died/ Aug 13, 1908//
Sarah E Coburn/ 1846-1940//
Lizzie THRALL/ dau of R & S E Coburn/ born May 13, 1870/ died Dec 18, 1890/

Father
Lizzie
Esther ROUSE/ 1825-1905/ (See also Rouse lot, page 3)
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Row 0-15
Father/ John W DAWLEY/ 1816-1886/

Charlie W/ infant so n of/ J W & L E Dawley/ died/ Aug 23, 1866/

Loransa E/ wife of/ J W Dawley/ died/ July 1, 1866/ aged 37 y'rs/
Charles W/ son of/ J W & L E Dawley/ died/ Apr 18, 1862/ AE 5 mos 28 ds/

Emily S/ dau of/ J W & E S/ Dawley/ Oct 27, 1856/ Mar 8, 1858/
Franklin/ so n of/ J W & M S/ Dawley/ Aug 2, 1840/ killed at/
Fredericksburg, VA/ Dec
13, 1862//
John W Dawley/ Mar 9, 1816/ Feb 20, 1886/
Mercy S/ Oct 18, 1819/ Mar 12, 1855/
Emily S/ Mar 1826/ Nov 9, 1856/
Lurancy E/ Dec 24, 1829/ July 1, 1866/
Mary H/ Mar 1, 1828/ Nov 30, 1903/
Wives of John W Dawley/
Charles W/ Oct 20, 1861/ Apr 18, 1862/
Charley W/ June 25, 1866/ Aug 23, 1866/
sons of J W & L E / Dawley/

Emily S/ daughter of/ J W & E S Dawley/ died/ Mar 8, 1858/ AE 1yr 4mo 12d/

Mercy S/ wife of/ John W Dawley/ died/ Mar 12, 1855/ in the 35 yr/ of her
age/
Emily S/ wife of/ John W Dawley/ died/ Nove 8, 1856/ in the 31 yr/ of her
age/

Frank/ son of/ John W. & Mercy S/ Dawley/ killed at the Battle/ of
Fredericksburg/ Dec
13,
 1862/ AE 22 yr/

FD  (a broken footstone)
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Minerva/ dau of/ J & O BURGE/ died/ July 24, 1854/ aged 2 y'rs/
Josiah Burge/ died/ Jan 1, 1860/ aged 63 yrs/
Alva Burge/ died/ Feb 22, 1868/ aged/ 26yrs 6ms 13ds/
William/ son of/ J & O Burge/ died/ Dec 26, 1866/ aged 9 y'rs/
Josiah/ son of/ J & O Burge/ died/ Mar 27, 1866/ aged 16 yrs/
Polly A/ dau of/ J & O Burge/ died/ Apr 5, 1866/ aged 18yrs & 9mo/
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Olive/ wife of/ Jariah CLARK/ died/ Apr 7, 1875/ aged 62 yrs/

Robert EATON/ 1877- 1949/
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Row 0-16
Polly BLISS/,,,(illegible)  Footstone: blank

Henry BLISS died/ Jan 31, 1843/ AE 51ys 11ms/ 18ds/ Footstone: H B
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Joseph M VORSE/ died/ Feb 22, 1872/ aged/ 44y's  3mos/ (stone is down)
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Mary E/ daut of/ Daniel & Eliza/ HATFIELD/ died/ Oct 1, 1837/ AE 1y 6m/ 9
days/
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Hannah R/ daughter of/  A P & L M/ SISSON/ died/ Feb 7,
                      1855/ AE  2y'rs 1m? 4d?/
Lydia Ann/ daughter of/ G & M/ MCCLENATHAN/ died/ Sep 13, 1853/ AE 2y'rs 8m/
(stone is
 down) (a verse)

Lois RICHARDSON/ died/ Sept 12, 1850/ AE 67yrs  2ms/ & 12 days/  (stone
down)
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Wm H HAMILTON/ 1822-1897.
Caroline GILBERT/ wife of/ Wm H Hamilton/ 1826-1889/

Alva STAFFORD/ 1813-1909/
Mary J JUDD/ wife of/ Alva Stafford/ 1822-1902
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Row 0-17
stone gone

Ira COLE/ died/ Aug 24, 1860/ in the 79th yr of his age/
Harriet/ dau't of/ Ira & Lydia/ Cole/ died Nov 30, 1838/ AE 14 yrs & 7 m's/
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Samuel H/ died/ Oct 29, 1841/ AE 2y's 8mo/ 19ds/
Lovina/ died/ Dec 27, 1842/ AE 24 days/
Hariet E/ died/ June 25, 1845/ AE 10mo 5 ds/
Children of Charles & Hannah / COLE/

Hannah/ wife of Charles/ Cole/ died/ Sept 22, 1844/ AE 35yrs 11ms/ & 8 days/
(a verse)
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Jessie E/ DAWLEY/ born Mar 3, 1881/ died/ July 23, 1895/ daughter of/ Mr &
Mrs Isaac
 Dawley/

Mother/ Augusta A Dawley/ 1851-1901/

Josephine/ dau of/ F J & E M/ Dawley, 1911/ aged 8mos/
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W A STAFFORD/ 1856-1921/

Susie A HAMILTON/ wife of/ W A Stafford/ 1856-1891/

Nellie Stafford/ 1889-1893/

Lulu Stafford/ 1882/
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Nettie TAYLOR/ 1880-1896/

Ross Taylor/1885-1913/

Fannie Taylor/ 1857-1935/

Charles Taylor/ 1853-1935/

William R/ Taylor/ 1883 - 1971/
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0-17A
Stephen/ MARSH/1795-1837/

Enos/ son of/ 1795-1837/

Enos/ son of/ William & Anna/ FRANCIS/ died Nov 1, 1831/ in the 9th year/ of
his age/

Charles VAUGHN/ aged/ 84 years/

Ellie A/ daughter of/ Marshal & Cintha M/ FISH/ sied Feb 17, 1858/ aged/ 1yr
1mo &
17d/
 (stone is down)

In memory/ of/ Lucy Jane CALDWELL/ born/ Jan.......1826/ died May 21, 1845/
aged 19
years
 4m/ (very faint & hard to read)
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Row 0-18
Chas TALMAN/ Co G/ 6 PA H A/
Amy Talman/
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Stephen FRANCIS/ Apr 15, 1799/ Mar 2, 1879/
Almira A/ his wife/ Aug 23, 1799/ Aug 15, 1877/

Charlotte/ Francis/ died/ July 10, 1851/ AE 48 years 5 mo/ & 17 days/

Philip O/ Francis/ died/ Mar 7, 1851/ AE 10yrs 2mo/ & 17 days/

Charlotte/ Francis/ 1834-1853/
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Lory C PEET/ 1816-1886/ Footstone: L C P
Rebecca MOONEY/ wife of/ Lory C Peet/ 1818-1901/

FEET (Monument)

Chester L Peet/ 1853-1902/
Georgia STAFFORD/ wife of/ Chester L Peet/ 1850-1897/
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Ethel G HELD/ 1884-1940/
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Row 0-19

L D

Levi DEARBORN/ died/ Dec 7, 1883/ aged/ 76 y's 4 m's 24 d's//
Mary/ wife of/ Levi Dearborn/ (no dates cut)

M D
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Betsey MCCLURE/ died/ Mar 8, 1846/ age 23 y 10m/
Hamilton H McClure/ died/ Apr 23, 1840 age 24y 6m/
Daniel McClure/ died/ Jan 29, 1853/ AE 82 yrs & 11mos/
Betsey/ wife of/ Daniel McClure/ Mar 24, 1866/ aged 86yrs/ (stone is down &
broken)
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Dorcas/ wife of Samuel/ FRANCIS/ died/ Oct 8, 1840/ AE 83yrs 5m/ & 16das/

C F

Frank S/ son of/ Geo & Sally/ Francis/ died/ Sept 10, 1853/ AE 4ms 18d/
(stone is down)

Samuel/ Francis/ died/ Jan 31, 1840/ AE 87yrs 3ms/ & 9das/
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Minnie (a small field stone, very faint)

William WHEELER/ 1815-1883/
Nancy A his wife/ 1818-1883/
William their son/ 1838-1864/ killed at Cold Harbor/
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Grant Leroy/ HORN/ 1920-1925/
Horn/ Herman J/ 1876-1962/
          Lena A/ 1884-1978/
Christian Horn/ 1830-1919/
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Row 0-20
Joseph FISH/ Pvt CaptBailey's Co PA Mit/ War of 1812/ (this is a relatively
new stone)
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Chas M SACKETT/ born/ June 12, 1844/ died/ June 24, 1880//
Dr Ara Sackett/ born/ June 20, 1805/ died/ Nov 6, 1883/
Jennette Sackett/ born/ Oct 30, 1810/ (nothing else)
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James A TALLMAN/ died/  Jan 24, 1862/ AE 42ys 10mo/ & 12ds/
Louisa Tallman/ died/ Aug 4, 1854/ AE 7 ys 11ms/ & 22days/
Rufus Tallman was killed/ Aug 30, 1862/ aged 18 years & (broken)/
 Farewell husband and daughter resting here/
 Now joined by our only son in heaven/
 Who but 18 summers old fell in battle drear/
 Aug 62 when patriots from Bull Run were driven/
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Row 0-21
W C K
E J K

Infant son of/ Wm C & E J/ KIRKLAND/ died/ Feb 14, 1856/ KIRKLAND//
Adelia C/ BOGETT/ born/ June 18, 1843/ died/ June 18, 1878//
Wm C Kirkland/ born/ July 28, 1814/ died/ Mar 1, 1895/
Eliza J/ his wife/ born/ Oct 5, 1819/ died/ Mar 2, 1895//
Amelia M/ born/ Feb 4, 1842/ died/ Mar 29, 1894//

A M K
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L V H

V H

Mother

Hellen J/ dau of/ Geo & Esther WRIGHT/ died/ Nov 14th/ 1861/ ag'd 16y'rs
1mo/&
22days/
George Wright/ born/ Jan 26, 1817/
Esther/ his wife/ born Aug 2,1819/ WRIGHT//
Mary/ wife of/ Johnson Wright/ died/ Nov 4, 1874/ aged 79 yrs//
Lyda V/ HARRINGTON/ died/ Sep 2, 1891/ agd 31 ys/
Valnett/ Harrington/ died/ Sep 21, 1891/ agd 37 ds/

Frederick S/ son of George & Esther/ Wright/ died/ June 13, 1856/ AE 1yr 4ms
21ds/

E W

G W
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John J GIDNER/ 1864-1942/

Agusta W Gidner/ 1864-1898/

Baby Gidner/ age 9 days/ 1894/
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Ellen M/ dau of/ W & C FRANCIS/ died/ Jan 23, 1857/ aged 10mo & 17 ds/
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Reub. RHODES/ Co I/ 14 Pa Cav/
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Row 0-22
PIEPER/ Mary/ 1837-1895
             Conrad/ 1834-1918/

Minnie A/ Pieper/ 1859-1942/
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NEW SECTION
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Row N-1 (no stones)
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Row N-2 (no stones)
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Row N-3
Father

John E/ SMITH/ 1828-1897/
Elmina M/ his wife/ 1832-1920//
Eva L/ Smith/ 154-1862//
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Row N-4
BATEMAN/ Armillia/ 1874-1941/
                  Thomas E/ 1865-1932/
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Laura RIGGS/ born/ Sept 18, 1858/ died/  Jan 29, 1924/
 "This to a mother's sacred memory/ her son hath hallowed"/

James/ Henry/ DONIHI/ 1876-1941?/ (stone has sunk)

John H FORBES/ 1883-1949/

Effie R Forbes/ 1885-1954/

Augusta PARMETER/  (a metal marker)
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Row N-5
Father/ Mother/ ROSS/ (an urn)

Mother/ Edna Ross/ GILBERT/ 1905-1931/

Pearl D Ross/ 1892-1965/ Pvt Co I 51st Inf WWI/

Margaret E/ Ross/ 1948-1962/
Adeline M/ Ross/ 1931-1931/
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Row N-6
John J/ Aug 26, 1830/ May 14, 1899/

Elizabeth J/ Feb 27, 1832/ May 4, 1912/

PHILLIPS (monument)

Amelia J/ Aug 30, 1865/ May 14, 19, 1911/ (stone down)

James H. PHILLIPS/ 1859-1936/
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Row N-7
FLOYD/ A B Floyd/ Sept 18, 1840/
             Martha M his wife/ June 5, 1847/ Dec 2, 1907/

Father

Mother
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Row N-8
Edith J PAYNE/ Sept 4, 1900/ Nov 16, 1900/

C Wallace/ COLEMAN/ 1866-1940/
Lizzie M/ Coleman/ 1874-1949/
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Lucy ORR/ 1833-1913/

Wm Orr/ 1836-1920/

Wilson Orr/ 1878-1936/

Wilda Orr/ 1878-1954/
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Row N-9
Edward

Mother

HETZ/ Michael G Hetz/ 1843-1912/
          Caroline his wife/ 1848-1907/
          Edward A/ 1868-1905/

Father
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Row N-10
George N WRIGHT/ 1889-1961/ (a metal funeral home marker)
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Row N-11
Augusta GIDNER/ 1872-1901/

Augusta L/ wife of/ S A Gidner/ Dec 18, 1872/ Oct 27, 1901/
S A Gidner/ May 3, 1867/ June 14, 1945/ GIDNER/

Samuel Gidner/ 1867-1945/
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Row N-12
Rose/ 1880-1945/

Harry/ 1874-1950/

MERRITT  (monument)

Frank/ 1870-1939
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GIDNER/ Sarah/ 1844-1912/
               John/ 1834-1906/

George W Gidner/ 1870-1941/
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Row N-13
Lillian WHEELER/ 1871-1945/

Samuel A/ Co G 111 Vol Inf/ 1839-1916/

WHEELER

Eunice M/ 1841-1922/

John BAX/ 1845-19 (uncut)
Mary A Bax/ 1839-1901/

Mother

Father
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Archie L HOUGH/ 1907-1908/

HOUGH/ Father/ John H C/ 1872-1947/
               Mother/ Etta Mae/ 1875-1946/
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Row N-15
WRIGHT/ Clemma A/ 1889-1979/
                  Rufus R/ 1889-1974/

Baby Wright/ Nov 12, 1921/

Charles J Wright/ Oct 30- Nov 9, 1917/
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Tom HAMMOND/ 12-2-72   4-8-77/ (a metal marker)
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Row N-16 (no stones)
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Row N-17 (no stones)
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Row N-18 (no stones)
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Row N-19
Archie L BATEMAN/ Pennsylvania/ Sr US Navy/ Sept 1, 1947-June 4, 1966/ (plus
a
metal  marker from James P Summers Funeral Home, Albion, PA)
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Row N-20
Cylde M HANNAH/ 1907-1971/ Pfc US Army WW II/

Rhea Hannah/ WEAVER/ 1926- (uncut)/

Thomas "Buss"/ Weaver/ 1916-1977/
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Mother/ DeEtta L SMITH/ KRIEDER/ Feb 6, 1910/ Nov 28, 1978/

William Thomas.......died August.....1956/  aged 16 yrs.......C L
W.......Cranesville/
 (a funeral home marker)

Charles Jimbob/ DEETER/ July 13, 1977/ Jan 12, 1980/
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Row N-21
Lynn BATEMAN/ born Nov 9, 1909/ died July 13, 1972/ (a metal funeral home
marker.
 Name & dates handwritten recently)
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Row N-22
Kenneth E/ KREIDER/ 1903-1974/

Kenneth/ Edward/ Kreider, Jr/ July 11, 1947/ Dec 29, 1947/
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Row N-23
Burdett M/ LAWRENCE/ 1900-1920/

LAWRENCE/ Frank M/ 1863-1937/
                      Mary Jane/ 1860-1906/
                      Ida C/ 1864-1937/
Mother/ 1860-1906/
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DONATELLI/ Liborio/ 1883-1919/
                      Carmela/ 1895-19 (uncut)/
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Row N-24 (no stones)
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Inscriptions included on earlier readings of Francis Cemetery, but not found
in 1981.
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Armelia BATEMAN/ died/ May 9, 1947/ aged 67y 1m 22d/

Thomas F Bateman/ died/ October 1, 1936/ aged 7m 21d/
(These appear to be the same as the Thomas & Armillia Bateman in Row N-4.
Perhaps
the earlier reading was taken from a handwritten funeral home marker, thus
the
discrepancies with the carved stone.)
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Fred COLE/ died/ Mar 12, 1943/ aged 83y 5m 7d/
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T E RICE/ 1840-1922/
Ann P/ his wife/ 1844-1929/
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Samuel WINTERS/ died/ Dec 3, 1937/ aged 75y/

Emma DIELL WINTERS/ died/ Mar 3, 19--/ aged 73y 5m 5d/


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