Bethel Cemetery
Elkland Township
Sullivan County, PA

September 2, 2001
Bethel is located south of Bethel, PA on LR 56020 at the intersection with T430.

Transcribed by Phil Herman

Beginning in April 2010, the Sullivan County Historical Society and Museum (SCHS&M) provided an update that includes previously unlisted interments, as well as addtional information on several of the interments that we did have. This information was extracted from current and old records in the possesssion of that organization. We have color coded those entries in crimson, and express our sincere appreciaton for this information to our colleagues at SCHS&M.

In April and again in August of 2010, June Howard contributed several pictures of several tombstones and markers from this cemetery. We have linked these pictures in the listing below and color coded the surnames for these entries in green. Naturally, we are much appreciative of June's efforts in this regard. She is a descendant of the Rowe, Molyneux and Tomlinson families of Sullivan County, and is related by marriage to the Vough family. You can learn more about these families at
The Grain of Salt in Streby...Early Settlers of Lycoming County.

Latest update: August 2014 


Bethel Cemetery
Elkland, PA
July 2002
Photo Taken by Mike and Debbie Krause

 


Tombstone of Anna Woodhead
Died August 7, 1849 at age of 62 years
Wife of Joseph Woodhead (1800-1867)
Also Known as "Hannah" Woodhead
Originally from England
They Came to Sullivan County at an Early Date
Photo contributed by Linda Bosnak.
Photos of other Woodhead tombstones can be seen at Woodhead Grave Markers.

Last Name First Name Date of Birth Date of Death AGE Inscription/RELATIONSHIP/COMMENTS  
Arnold Doris M. Featherbay 1921 August * 1951   Our Daughter - with Featherbay plot;* per obituary list  
Avery Luther 1867 1944      
Avery Gene R. September 22 *, 1914 May * 1978   * Per LDS site  
Avery Ina Day * July 23 *, 1918 December 10, 2003 *   Gene and Ina on same stone; * per LDS site  
Avery John Roy 1899 January *1967   * Per obituary list  
Avery Eugene July 10 *, 1872 November 22 *, 1952   * Per LDS site  
Avery Orrill Whiteley 1873 September* 1945   Eugene and Orrill on same stone;* per obituary list  
Bacorn Donald W. May 2, 1939 June 15, 2007      
Bacorn Julia Elizabeth 11 Jun 1890 1 Oct 1960      
Bacorn Genevieve 1914 1941      
Barnes Robinson 4 Dec 1808 11 Jun 1902      
Barnes Alson M. July 11, 1886 October 1967      
Barnes Amanda 17 Aug 1822 11 Mar 1877   Wife of Robinson Barnes  
Barnes Betsy   8 Apr 1874 86y, 8m, 5d Widow of Jeremiah Barnes  
Barnes Miles O. 1854 1937      
Barnes Pearl V. July 6, 1893 August 1976      
Barnes Phebe I. 1851 1929   Miles and Phebe on same stone  
Barnes Murray P. March 30 *, 1905 March * 1965   * Per LDS site  
Barnes Myrtle T. January 24, * 1909 August * 1980   Murray and Myrtle on same stone; * per LDS site  
Barnes Jay C. 1857 1944      
Barnes Minnie Gilbert 1872 1911      
Barnes Frank R. 1850 March 1939 *   * Per obituary list  
Barnes Mary E. 1849 November * 1929   Wife of F.R. Barnes; * per obituary list  
Barnes Willie   15 Jun 1897 14y, 4m Son of F.R. and Mary Barnes  
Bedford Henry   30 Apr 1863 79y, 2m    
Bedford Joseph H. 1806 No date      
Bedford Sarah   1853   Wife of Henry Bedford - Broken stone  
Bedford Georgie H.   20 Jan 1892 4y, 10m    
Bedford Henry, Jr. September * 1822 February * 1900   * Per obituary list  
Bedford Martha 1825 1858   Wife of Henry Bedford  
Bedford Mary Hunsinger 1831 July * 1912   Wife of Henry Bedford, Jr.; * per actual obituary  
Bedford Cordelia   20 Aug 1865 3y, 8m, 23d Dau of Henry and Mary  
Bedford Benjamin   10 Dec 1873 60 Yrs Broken stone  
Bedford Mary M.   2 Jan 1873 25y, 4m, 15d * Broken stone
Editor's Note: This date is not visible on the attached photo. It is believed that this is the marker for Mary Bedford, wife of Benjamin, who would have been about 58 at the time of her death, based on the 1870 Federal Census for Elk Township. In that case, the information above on her age at time of death is incorrect.
 
Bedford Victor April 21 *, 1898 March * 1975   Helen and Victor on same stone; * per LDS site  
Bedford Helen 1897 December * 1965   * Per obituary list  
Bedford Elmer 1865 October * 1942   * Per obituary list  
Bedford Lucy 1870 1955   Elmer and Lucy on same stone  
Bedford Harry J. February 7 *, 1922 January * 1976   * Per LDS site  
Bedford John T. February 4, 1879 * November * 1968   * Per LDS site;
Editor's Note: Stone reads "1880" for birth year, which is likely correct.
 
Bedford Emma J. February 13 *, 1890 March * 1967   * Per LDS site  
Bedford Alberta June 1 *, 1902 March 3 *, 1920   * Per LDS site  
Bedford Marion January 23 *, 1916 March 5 *, 1920   * Per LDS site  
Bedford Baby   1898   Albert, Marion, and Baby on same stone  
Bedford Oscar W. October 16 *, 1870 February 4 *, 1940   * Per LDS site  
Bedford Martha E. December 2 *, 1872 October 11 *, 1956   Oscar and Martha on same stone; * per LDS site  
Bedford Samuel 1837 1921      
Bedford Harriet 8 Nov 1840 20 Dec 1894   Samuel and Harriet on same stone  
Bedford Willard I. March 20 *, 1907 May 20 *, 1983   * Per LDS site  
Bedford Merton E. October 1 *, 1911 December 8 *, 1994   S/o Oscar & Mattie Sabin Bedford *; * per LDS site  
Bedford Sylvia E. 1916     Merton and Sylvia on same stone  
Beinlich Frank C. 1862 December * 1927   * Per obituary list  
Beinlich Caroline 1866 1930   Wife of Frank and on same stone  
Biddle Elizabeth B. 1874 May * 1951   * Per obituary list  
Black John   15 Feb 1874 79y, 6m, 11d    
Black Charlotte Blakely   16 May 1875 77y, 4m, 10d Wife of John Black; same stone  
Black Mary E.   4 Dec 1875 3y, 7m, 8d Dau of John and Charlotte  
Black Hartley J.   28 Sep 1879 3y, 3m, 10d Son of William & Ellen  
Black Ellen   27 Sep 1894 53y, 20d Wife of William Black  
Black William L. No date 24 Jan 1885 55y, 1m, 16d    
Black Bruce E.   15 Jan 1893 1y, 7m Son of Fred and Bertha  
Boecker George November 23 *, 1889 August * 1976   * Per LDS site  
Boecker Edna April 14, 1900 * July 3, 1988 *   George and Edna on same stone;w/o George, d/o William & Laura Bedford McCarty  
Boyles Bertha W. 1873 1959      
Brenchley Dean R. November 7 *, 1911 March * 1985   * Per LDS site  
Brenchley Edna A. January 31 *, 1928 October 19 *, 1993   Dean and Edna on same stone; * per LDS site  
Brown John E. 1937        
Brown Helen J. 1938 October * 1997   John E. and Helen J. on same stone; w/o John E., d/o Ralph & Lela McCarty Higley *, * per obituary list  
Brown Mary Ann   29 Apr 1859 19y, 9m, 3d Wife of John E. Brown  
Chapman John M. 1865 1914      
Chapman Arvilla R. 1871 December * 1945   * Per obituary list  
Davis Lou A. Keeney No date April 1895   W/o W. P.  
Day Arley A. December 30 *, 1890 May * 1975   * Per LDS site  
Day Anna K. January 25 *, 1896 March * 1983   Arley and Anna on same stone; * per LDS site  
Day John Ardell 1864 April * 1936   * Per obituary list* per LDS site  
Day Anna B. 1868 December * 1948   John and Anna on same stone; * per obituary list  
Edkin George 1898 1975      
Edkin Cassie B. 1896 1959   Wife of George  
Eldridge Ryan * 1980 * October * 1980   * Per obituary list  
Featherbay Johnny 1892 July 24 *, 1909   Son of R and M Featherbay; * per actual obituary  
Featherbay Walter 1890 July * 1959   * Per obituary list  
Featherbay Nellie 1892 November * 1973   Walter and Nellie on same stone; * per obituary list  
Featherbay Gene T. 7 Aug 1925 13 Nov 1934      
Featherbay George C. 15 Dec 1848 10 May 1918      
Featherbay Helen M. 12 May 1850 19 Mar 1916   George and Helen on same stone  
Featherbay Fred 1878 1956      
Featherbay Edna 1886 April * 1978   Fred and Edna on same stone; * per obituary list  
Featherbay Ralph C. 11 Nov 1919 5 Apr 1935      
Featherbay Leonard 1887 May * 1963   * Per obituary list  
Featherbay Katherine F. 1890 May * 1975   Leonard and Katherine on same stone; * per obituary list  
Fetherbay Reuben 1869 1942      
Fetherbay Mary 1870 1956   Reuben and Mary on same stone  
Fiester Irene Day Aug. 8, 1920 Dec. 1, 2004   Same stone as Warren  
Fiester Nancy L. 1942 1990      
Fiester Roberta I. December 26, 1960 March 24, 2009   D/o H. Warren & Irene (Day); Obituary  
Fiester Warren Sept. 2, 1920 No date      
Gauslapp Dora 1843 1870      
Gilbert Cecilia H.   25 Jul 1872 25y, 5d Wife of Daniel Gilbert  
Glidewell George W. 7 Sep 1841 7 Mar 1905   GAR Flagholder  
Glidewell Caroline Kaye 12 Jul 1844 26 Mar 1907   George and Caroline on same stone  
Hatch Joseph 1870 1940      
Hatch Jennie 1875 May * 1949   Joseph and Jennie on same stone; * per obituary list  
Hatch Lawrence F. March 30 *, 1914 June 13 *, 1925   * Per LDS site  
Hottenstein Clara A.   23 Oct 1881 17y, 10m Wife of Charles W. Hottenstein  
Hottenstein Olive C.   23 Jan 1889 [sic] 4y, 3m, 7d Dau of Charles and Clara  
Huckell Joseph H.   27 Oct 1862 6 Mos Son of Henry and Dinah  
Hunsinger Howard 19 June 1919 14 Aug 1992      
Hunsinger June Rogers 1917 October 1992   D/o Charles & Leana Rogers  
Kay William 30 Nov 1804 26 Dec 1879      
Kay Ann 29 Jul 1807 20 Aug 1885   William and Ann on same stone  
Kay Sarahan 26 Apr 1831 17 Nov 1885      
Kaye * Albert 1847 June 17 *, 1918   * Per actual obituary  
Kay Susie J. King 1858 May 1949 *   Albert and Susie on same stone; * per actual obituary  
Kay Elizabeth 9 Oct 1833 31 Dec 1873      
Keeney Susie   2 Aug 1894 35y, 6m, 1d    
Keeney Lou A.   4 Apr 1895 28y, 7m, 15d Lucy Almira Keeney - Wife of W.P. Davis  
Keeney Alexander 21 Jul 1833 21 Oct 1921   Co A 141st PA Vols GAR Flagholder  
Keeney Rebecca S. 9 Aug 1837 20 Sep 1912   Wife of Alexander; same stone  
Kelchner Heather Nicole 9 Jun 1882 6 Oct 1882      
Kilmer Sylvester 1859 October * 1949   * Per obituary list  
Kilmer Mary H. 1865 1934   Sylvester and Mary on same stone  
Kilmer Charles S. April 29 *, 1865 March 27 *, 1955   * Per LDS site  
Kilmer Elizabeth April 19 *, 1872 December 2 *, 1965   Charles S. and Elizabeth on same stone; * per LDS site  
Kofler Louis L. * 04 April * 1889 December * 1975   * Per LDS site  
McCarty Susie W. 1877 May * 1949   * Per obituary list  
McCarty Carl D.   2 Feb 1908 32y, 8m, 27d    
McCarty Anna M. 1906 1931      
McCarty William L. 27 Feb * 1864 18 Sept * 1930   * Per LDS site  
McCarty Laura M. 1867 September * 1948   * Per obituary list  
McCarty Floyd S. 1893 1894   William, Laura, and Floyd on same stone  
McCarty James W. 1918 February * 1934   * Per obituary list  
McCarty Cloyd 2 Aug 1884 4 Jun 1965      
Merrick Mary   19 Dec 1867 5y, 9m, 14d Dau of Ralph and Minerva Merrick  
Miller Francis H. 27 Mar 1929 5 Mar 1986   "Doc" Korean War Flagholder  
Miller John E. Sr. 1869 June * 1956   * Per obituary list  
Miller Marion E. 30 Sep 1888 2 Jul 1909   Wife of John Miller  
Miller Bessie G. 1896 April * 1969   * Per obituary list  
Miller Charles W. 1924 January * 1949   * Per obituary list  
Miller Rosetta B. 17 Apr 1910 21 Aug 1996      
Miller George 1937 2000      
Mock Hetta   25 Jan 1871   Wife of Jessie Mock - broken stone  
Mock Emma   2 Jan 1873 23y, 4m Wife of Daniel Mock  
Nisbet James S. December 19, 1906 February 16, 1989   S/o Alex & Isobel Spence Nisbet  
Nisbet Mary Jane August 30, 1902 April 1977      
Nisbet Jessie K.R.       Same stone as James S. Nisbet  
Phillips Jane 10 Aug 1950 9 Oct 1983   Jane Louise Driscoll Phillips  
Reibson Maynard February 7 *, 1919 June 14, 2006 *   * Per LDS site  
Reibson Marcella E. June 30 *, 1918 December 3, 2004 *   * Per LDS site  
Reibson Baby Boy 1942 1942      
Reibson Raymond E. 11 Oct 1950 11 Jul 1970   FN US Navy; Vietnam War Flagholder  
Rightmire Alvin 1864 April * 1951   * Per obituary list  
Rightmire Florilla 1870 1963   Alvin and Florilla on same stone  
Ryman Asa May 11 *, 1901 January 11 *, 1968   * Per LDS site  
Ryman Helen L. March 26, 1906 * December * 1974   Asa and Helen on same stone; * per LDS site  
Ryman Marshall C. March 27 *, 1851 November 1934   * Per LDS site  
Shaffer Ida 12 Jun 1881 22 Sep 1901   * Per actual obituary  
Sixsmith Eliza Kay No date 1973      
Sixsmith John   12 Nov 1851 72 Yrs    
Snell Edward * Wallace * 1840 January 23 *, 1911   Co C 12th PV - GAR f/h;* per actual obituary  
Snell Melvina 1844 1888   First Wife of E.W. Snell  
Snell Mary Whiteley 1852 1914   Second Wife of E.W. Snell  
Snell Margeret Molyneux 9 Apr 1817 7 Jun 1884   Wife of Charles Snell  
White Julia H.   30 May 1900 49y, 6m Wife of Norman White  
Whiteley J. Roy 1885 May * 1954   * Per obituary list  
Whiteley Fanny M. 1887 April * 1953   * Per obituary list  
Whiteley John March 31 *, 1838 May * 1913   * Per actual obituary  
Whiteley Elsie 1841 1925      
Whiteley Joseph P.   25 Feb 1863 1y, 8d Son of John and Elsie Whiteley  
Whiteley Joseph   3 Apr 1886 76y, 8m GAR f/h  
Whiteley Mary 31 Mar 1809 18 Apr 1888   Wife of Joseph  
Whiteley William   16 Feb 1876 34y, 6m Son of Joseph and Mary  
Whiteley Cecil W. March 10 *, 1917 June * 1965   * Per LDS site  
Whiteley Doris McCarty 1922 No date   Cecil and Doris on same stone  
Whiteley Baby Boy   1945      
Whiteley John Clifford 1928 1929   Son of John and Doris  
Whiteley John C. 1908 September * 1928   * Per obituary list  
Woodhead Family Plot          
Woodhead Joseph   1 Nov 1867 67y, 6m, 11d    
Woodhead Anna   7 Aug 1849 62 Yrs Wife of Joseph Woodhead  
Woodhead George F. July 2 *, 1856 December 30 *, 1933   * Per LDS site  
Woodhead Maria H. Little 1862 April * 1923   George and Maria on same stone; * per obituary list  
Woodhead Vinson Lee 12 Apr 1889 29 Mar 1899   Son of George and Maria  
Woodhead Stanley M. 1905 1998      
Woodhead Francis I. 1891 July * 1972   * Per obituary list  
Woodhead Lavinna B. 1895 November * 1957   Francis and Lavinna on same stone; * per obituary list  
Woodhead Raymond D. 1885 March * 1947   * Per obituary list  
Woodhead Bessie   6 Jun 1897 2y, 13d    
Woodhead Ellen 1831 August * 1881   * Per actual obituary  
Woodhead Vinson   21 Mar 1896 73y, 5m, 2d    
Wright Edward B 1875 1955      
Wright Nettie G. 1873 December * 1933   Edward and Nettie on same stone; * per obituary list  
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