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SS Philip & James Church Cemetery

Overton Township, Bradford Co Pa

Cemetery was read and submitted by John Frawley et al. 1997
Updated 2014
Courtesy of the Sullivan County Historical Society (SCHS)
Updates from SCHS noted in crimson


Saints Philip and James Church
Overton, PA
Photo by Lynn Franklin 1997

Sugar Ridge is the name the family has always called it, but I don't know if that is official anywhere though. I can't find it called that on any map. The official name of the church now is "The Saint John Neumann Shrine". Formerly it was Saints Philip and James Church of Overton. It was blessed by Saint John Neumann (before he was a saint) way back in 1854, and now is under the care of St. Basil's in Dushore. They still have a mass there, three times a year. The first sunday of July, August and September. We try to get there for one of them, usually the one in September. It is quite difficult to find, espically for anyone not familar with the area. From New Albany go to Overton then onto the dirt roads, about five miles back into the woods. It is somewhat marked, but not very good. If anyone is interested, I can provide more detailed instructions on how to get there.

Although there seem to be some inconsistentcies (name spellings, dates), I've made no attempt to correct anything. What you see is what you get. There are some broken stones and some stones off in one corner. Some are replacements for others.

Credit for compiling the list should also go to my daughter Cynthia Duprey and her husband Steven. Helping me check the list on another visit, was my wife Louisa and my sister Katrina Schreib, who was here on a visit from California.
John Frawley

Beginnning in January 2006, Mike Dempsey contributed photographs of several grave markers at this cemetery location. We have linked these images to the names listed here. Mike is a descendant of the Dempsey family that has lived for over 100 years in Sullivan County, several of whose members are buried in this location. We are deeply appreciative of this contribution by Mike and will post other photographs from him and others as they become available. You will also find a historical footnote on the "Leahy" family name provided by Ed Kelly, great grandson of Mary (Leahy) Kelly.

Updated by our local cemetery research team
Based partially on information from the
Sullivan County Historical Society
Last revised January 2006
Additions and changes in teal color

Surname First Name Birthdate Deathdate Age Inscription or Note
Bray Richard   July 12, 1879 60y
Broschart Joseph 1883 1968
Broschart Isidore Sep. 6, 1891 Aug. 12, 1965 PA Pvt.Ordinace Dept. W.W.1.
Broschart Fred 1845 1925 Husband of Mary Anna and Father of Anna
Same stone
Broschart Mary Anna 1851 1923 Wife of Fred Broschart
Same stone as husband and daughter Anna E.
Broschart Anna E. 1891 1911 Anna also on common stone for Fred and Mary Anna
Her parents
Burke Kathleen Jan. 16, 1931 Jan.7, 1989 On the same tombstone as Joseph A. Cullen
Byron Mary Ellen 1892 1985
Byron Elizabeth 1847 1937 Elizabeth & Matthew are on the same tombstone
Byron Matthew 1858 1940 Elizabeth & Matthew are on the same tombstone
Byron Michael 1817 1915 Co. Sligo,Ireland, Wife of Michael Byron
Byron Ann JORDAN 1821 1901 Co. Sligo,Ireland
Byron Mike 1852 1916
Byron Bridget JORDAN Jan. 25, 1853 Jun. 3, 1901 Wife of Mike Bryon, Mike and Bridget are on same tombstone
JORDAN See Bridget Byron (married name)
Byron Annie Jan. 31, 1890 5y, 3m, 26d Dau. Of Michael and Bridget Byron
Byron Maggie T. Feb. 12, 1890 3y, 5m, 10d Dau. Of Michael and Bridget Byron
Clark Belinda Belinda, Edward, Barbara on same tombstone
Clark Edward Belinda, Edward, Barbara on same tombstone
Clark Barbara Belinda, Edward, Barbara on same tombstone
Collins Timothy Aug. 2, 1898 71y, 9m
Collins Ellen Apr. 5, 1915 85y Wife of Timothy Collins
Collins Mary Aug. 22, 1861 Oct. 4, 1896 Dau. of Timothy & Ellen Collins
Connell Alice Mar. 8, 1881 1y, 11m, 3d Dau. Of J. & M. Connell
Conmey Sarah Kane 1807 June 2, 1862 64y,5m,
8d
"Sally"
Wife of James Conmey

Conmeys on Same stone
Conmey Mary Ann 1841 1845 Conmeys on Same stone
Conmey Sarah 1842 Sept. 27, 1862 19y, 10m,
8d
Daughter of J. & S. Conmey
Conmeys on Same stone
Conmey Bridget 1849 1888 Conmeys on Same stone
Conmey Eleanor 1852 Oct. 10, 1862 10y, 9m Daughter of J. & S. Conmey
Conmeys on Same stone
Cullen Family Graves
Cullen James V. 1924 2003 US Navy WW II
Cullen Joseph A. Aug.17, 1933 On same tombstone as Kathleen Burke
Cullen Francis E. Aug.8, 1966 31-Jul-77 Beloved son of Joseph & Kathleen
Cullen M. Laurena Aug. 2, 1928 Aug. 24, 1985 Sister, I.H.M. Dau. Of Lawrence & Agnes Leahy Cullen
Cullen (Walsh) Ruth C. Aug. 23, 1924 Feb. 15, 2007 D/o Anthony & Ellen (Brian); w/o James V. "Jay"
Per actual Obituary
Cunningham Richard Mar. 5, 1882 65y
Cunningham Annie Oct. 15, 1889 62y
Dorsey Edward 1848 1902
Dorsey John W. 1862 1945
Dorsey Margaret 1866 1941 Wife of John W. Dorsey
Dorsey Patrick Apr. 29, 1901 90y
Dorsey Margaret Aug. 23, 1893 65y Wife of Patrick Dorsey. John W. & Margaret & Patrick & Margaret all on same stone
Dorsey William J. P. 1900 1923 Son of John W. & Margret Dorsey
Dorsey Mary M. 1898 1926 On the same stone as William J.P.
Dorsey Willie Apr. 12, 1868 2y, 3m, 7d Son of Patrick & Margaret Dorsey
Fleming Patrick Feb. 15, 1865 65y
Fleming Margaret Aug. 20, 1879 75y
Fleming Joseph P. Nov. 9, 1892 7Y 7M. On same tombstone w/ Patrick & Margaret
Fleming John Nov. 11, 1892 5y 6m On same tombstone w/ Patrick & Margaret
Fleming Mary C. Nov. 24, 1892 9y 9m On same tombstone w/ Patrick & Margaret
Flemming Bridget Apr. 25, 1873 May 2, 1879 Dau. Of Jame & Mary Flemming
Flemming Timothy Oct. 22, 1882 82y
Flemming Bridget McNERNEY Apr. 11, 1863 56y Wife of Timothy Flemming. Timothy & Bridget on same tombstone
Flemming Bridget Apr. 15, 1863 Wife of Timothy Fleming. A native of Co. Clare, Ireland
Flynn Daniel April 6, 1851 19y  
Flynn Ellen Jan. 18, 1891 35y Wife of Patrick Leahy
Same stone
Flynn Johanna June 27, 1860 73y Mother of John and William Flynn
Flynn Margaret Mar. 27, 1883 56y Our mother.Wife of Daniel Moore
Fogarty Bridget April 24, 1872 36y Wife of M. Fogarty
Frawley James Dec. 27, 1880 82y Native of Co.Limerick,Ireland
Frawley Bridget May 6, 1881 81y Wife of James Frawley. James & Bridget on same stone
Frawley John 1844 1917 Son of James & Bridget Frawley
Frawley Thomas Apr. 11, 1863 25y A native of Co.Limerick, Ireland. He has departed from father, mother, sisters, brother.
Frawley James 1841 1907 Husband of Mary Frawley
Same stone
Frawley Mary 1845 1913 Wife of James Frawley. James & Mary on same stone.
Frawley Frank P. 1879 1911 Son of James & Mary Frawley
Frawley our Anna Sep. 7,1869 6y Dau. of James & Mary Frawley
Frawley John 1868 1945
Frawley John 1828 1917
Frawley Mary Sep. 13, 1896 61y Wife of John Frawley
Frawley Timothy H. Oct. 5, 1864 Jan. 17, 1892 Son of John & Mary Frawley
Frawley Joseph D. Jan. 23, 1877 Jan. 30, 1892 Son of John & Mary Frawley
Frawley Mary Sep. 13, 1896 61y Wife of John Frawley
Frawley Mary A. Jul. 7, 1869 Feb. 2, 1892 Dau. of John & Mary Frawley
Frawley Catherine J. Feb. 1, 1871 Feb. 9, 1892 Dau. of John & Mary Frawley. John, Mary, Timothy H.,Joseph D.,Mary, Mary A. & Catherine on one stone.
Frawley Julia Aug. 5, 1880 23y
Frawley Thomas Aug. 30, 1863 3y, 10m, 2d
Frawley Marguerite Mar. 20, 1913 Dec. 15, 1913 Dau. of Wm. & Tilley Frawley
Frawley Patrick Apr. 7, 1897 68y
Frawley Mary Jun. 25, 1893 67y Wife of Patrick Frawley. Patrick and Mary on same stone
Frawley Michael J. 1866 1925 On back of Patrick & Mary's stone
Grimes Thomas
Grimes Mary Wife of Thomas Grimes
Grimes Thomas Children of Thomas & Mary Grimes - all on same stone
Grimes Michael Children of Thomas & Mary Grimes - all on same stone
Grimes Edward Children of Thomas & Mary Grimes - all on same stone
Grimes Catharine July 5, 1870 21y "Kate"
Children of Thomas & Mary Grimes - all on same stone
Grimes Bridget Dec. 16, 1872 22y Children of Thomas & Mary Grimes - all on same stone
Grimes Margaret Children of Thomas & Mary Grimes - all on same stone
Hannon Michael 1814 1899
Hannon Mary Nov. 15, 1886 59y Wife of Michael Hannon
Hannon Katie Jul. 29, 1857 Mar. 26, 1875 17y, 7m,
27d
Daughter of M. Hannon
On same tombstone with Michael & Mary
Hannon Mary Jul. 13, 1859 Mar. 18, 1875 15y, 8m,
5d
Daughter of M. Hannon
On same tombstone with Michael & Mary
Houck Bernard Nov. 7, 1899 33y Editor's Note: Husband of Mary Richlin
Jerdon Maggie LEAHY Dec.19, 1876 Wife of T.J. Jerdon
Keefe Joseph P. 1903 1974
Keefe Jeremiah 1833 1913
Keefe Mary A. 1845 1901 Wife of Jeremiah Keefe
Keefe Margaret 1876 1877 On same tombstone with Jeremiah & Mary
Keefe Patrick Oct. 3, 1875 55y Native of Co. Cork, Ireland
Keefe Elizabeth Aug. 6, 1865 60y Wife of Patrick Keefe
Keefe Dan Aug. 15, 1886 86y
Keefe Bridget Sep. 25, 1885 76y Wife of Dan.
Keefe Patrick Jul. 7, 1872 22y 3m 28d Son of Daniel & Bridget
Keefe Mary Catharine Jan. 31, 1870 3y 7m 19d Dau of D. L. & Margaret Keefe
Keefe Patrick Patrick & Sarah on same tombstone
Keefe Sarah Patrick & Sarah on same tombstone
Kelly Mary Feb. 12, 1880 59y Wife of Michael Kelly. Dau. of Patrick & Mary O'Brien. A native of Clonkilty, Co.Cork,Ireland. May her soul rest in peace. Amen. She was our best & only friend who lies beneath this cold, green sod, too good for earth her spirit fled to live forever with its God.
Kelly Catherine Feb. 9, 1882 20y
Kelly Annnora May 3, 1864 10y, 2m Dau. of Michael & Mary Kelly
Kelly Jerrmiah Aug. 8, 1868 2y, 10m Son of Michael & Mary Kelly
Kelly Michael Jan.18, 1881 Son of Michael & Mary Kelly
Lane John F. Feb. 6,1850 Mar 10, 1896
Lane Joseph D. Sep. 22, 1883 3m 21d Son of John F. & Mary A. Lane
Lane Mary Sep. 19, 1885 Dau of John F. & Mary A. Lane
Lane Charles Aug. 4, ? 8m 15d Son of John F. & Mary A. Lane
Lane John, Jr. May 1, 1825 Nov. 9, 1907
Lane Catharine Jan. 2, 1826 Feb. 11, 1901 Wife of John Lane, Jr.
Lane John, Sr. May 22, 1860 77y
Lane Dennis May 21, 1861 40y
Lane Mary May 29, 1879 86y Wife of John Lane, a Native of Kenmare,Kerry,Ireland
Lane Daniel Nov.25 1891 77y 9m A Native of Kenmare,Kerry,Ireland
Lane Catherine Feb. 22, 1883 66y Wife of Daniel Lane. A Native of Kenmare,Kerry,Ireland
Lane Catharine 1893 Dau of Michael & Mary Lane
Lahey * Rosemary Mar. 26, 1893 Sep. 26, 1894 Dau of Frank & Catherine Lahey
Leahy * Patrick Sep. 3, 1888 78y A native of parish of Koncklong,Co.,Limerick,Ireland
Husband of Ellen Flynn
Same stone
Leahy Ellen FLYNN Jan. 18, 1891 85y Wife of Patrick Leahy
Leahy Rosemary Mar 26, 1893 Sep. 26, 1894 Dau of Frank & Catherine Leahey. Patrick, Ellen & Rosemary on the same tombstone
Leahy Francis P. 1851 1924
Leahy Cathrin DORSEY Wife of Francis P. Leahy
Leahy Therresa 1896 1920 Same stone as Francis P. & Cathrin Dorsey
Leahy Hugh 1878 1940 Hugh & Agnes B. on same stone
Leahy Agnes B. 1889 1978 Agnes B.
Leahy Patrick Jan. 19, 1924 Son of Lawrence & Agnus Leahy Cullen
Leahy Edward Oct. 6, 1926 Son of Edward & Mary Leahy Byron. On same tombstone as Patrick
Leahy Mary FLINN 1850 Wife of Thomas Leahy
Editor's Note: This inscription is found on the same stone as that for their daughter, Bridget Leahy, who died in 1848. The inscriptions are very difficult to read due to aging. "Mary Flinn" is the same individual as "Mary F. Leahy" listed below with her own stone. The stone cutter either mislabeled this stone with a death date of 1850 or the inscription is eroded to the point where it is not legible. We know that she actually died in 1859.
Leahy Bridget June 23, 1848 Dau of Thomas & Mary Leahy, aged 13 years
Leahy Thomas May 11, 1861 55y
Leahy Mary F. May 11, 1859 49y Wife of Thomas Leahy
Leonard Eliza Apr. 18, 1876 27y, 2m Wife of Patrick Leonard
Lillendahl John W. 1889 1980
McCormick Elizabeth 1853 1921 \ on
McCormick James 1889 1927 > same
McCormick Michael 1875 1940 / tombstone
McCormick Nichlos 8th Inf. NY Vol.
McCroarty Theresa A. 1934 1934
McHale Patrick 1817 Nov. 1903 86y Husband of Bridget Mullen
Same stone
McHale Bridget MULLEN 1835 1916 Wife of Patrick McHale
Same stone
Moore Dan 1823 1898
Moore Margaret March 27, 1883 56y Wife of Daniel Moore
Mullaney Anthony Nov. 17, 1888 79y
Mullany Sabina Feb. 22, 1872 49y Wife of A. Mullany
Mullaney Michael Jul. 5, 1889 40y
Mullaney Annie 1856 1931 Wife of Michael Mullaney
Mullaney Mary Oct. 14, 1882 Mar. 8, 1884 Michael,
Mullaney John May 3, 1921 19y Annie, Mary & John on same tombstone
Mullen Thomas 1828 1920 Requiscat in Peace
Mullen Bridget 1828 1892 Wife of Thomas
Mullen Mary E. 1858 1894 Thomas,Bridget,Mary E., & Josie L. are on same tombstone
Mullen Josie L. 1861 1915 Bridget,
Mullen Andrew 1869 1936
Mullen Ellen 1870 1941
Mullen Anne JUDGE Nov. 26, 1891 84y Wife of Bartholomew Mullen
O'Brien Patrick Aug. 25, 1870 73y
O'Brien Mary Dec. 16, 1872 78y A native of the parish of Clonakilty, County Cork, Ireland
O'Keefe Jeremiah May 10, 1857 3y 3m 15d Son of Dan'l & Bridget O'Keefe
O'Keefe Daniel Aug. 6, 1863 6y 9m 22d Son of Dan'l & Bridget O'Keefe
O'Keefe Denis Jan. 14, 1890 70y
O'Keefe Joanna Mar. 22, 1883 52y Wife of Denis O'Keefe. A native of parish of Kildino, Co. Limerick, Ireland. Denis and Joane on same tombstone
Reagan Single stone, No first name
Shahen James Dec. 28, 1881 70y
Shahen Ann Feb. 3, 1887 56y Wife of James Shahen
Shariden Sabina 19y
Sweeney Miles Sep. 30, 1906 74y
Sweeney Nellie Nov. 16, 1887 53y Wife of Thomas Sweeney
Sweeney Nora V. Feb. 27, 1872 Apr. 26, 1897
Sweeney Patrick Mar. 4, 1863 Aug. 24, 1863 Children of Thomas & Nelly Sweeney. All on same tombstone.
Sweeney Anna Nov. 3, 1866 Apr. 17, 1874 Children of Thomas & Nelly Sweeney. All on same tombstone.
Sweeney Catharine Aug. 3, 1869 Oct. 20, 1872 Children of Thomas & Nelly Sweeney. All on same tombstone.
Tolan Henry Oct. 18, 1885 72y
Tolan Ellin Apr. 8, 1822 Apr. 7, 1880 ? Wife of Henry Tolan
Tomordy Paul Jan. 13, 1862 Dec. 7, 1924
Tompkins Dennis Mar. 6, 1882 67y A Native of Ireland
Tompkins Clarance W. Mar. 15, 1895 Jan. 19, 1896

Son of T.S. & R.L. Tompkins. On same tombstone as Dennis Tompkins
Tompkins Loretta Mar. 17, 1860 11y 2m Daughter of D. & M.A. Tompkins. On same tombstone with Dennis
Tompkins Thomas S. 1862 1919
Toohey Mary Oct, 3, 1879 41y 8m Wife of Thomas Toohey
Toohey Thomas Mar. 23, 1856 27d Son of Michael & Mary Toohey
Toohey Mary Jul. 26, 1870 5m 20d Dau of
White Willam 1867 1892
White Elizabeth M. FRAWLEY 1862 1928 Wife of William White, Wm. & Eliz. On same tombstone
FRAWLEY See Eliz. White (married name)

* Editor's Note: In January 2009, Edward Kelly of Washington D. C., grandson of Daniel and Mary (Leahy) Kelly, provided the following information on the Leahy surname to Bob Sweeney, his second cousin:

As you know, our great grandmother's surname is Leahy, and not Lahey, even though the surname is misspelled in some records, including some census records. You may recall that the tombstone of our great, great grandparents, Thomas and Mary Flynn Leahy, at the Sugar Ridge, PA cemetery spells correctly their surname as Leahy. Since Thomas and Mary Flynn Leahy died in 1859 and 1861, their tombstone is among the oldest in the cemetery. Thomas's brother Patrick and his family also spell their surname as Leahy. See the picture of the Grave Marker for Thomas Leahy and his wife, Mary Flynn.

Sts. Philip and James Church
Overton, PA

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