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East Buffalo Presbyterian Cemetery

Washington County, Pennsylvania Cemetery Database  compiled by Gina Nestor, 2001.

Cemetery Name: East Buffalo Presbyterian Cemetery 

Address: 180 E. Buffalo Church Rd., Washington, PA 15301 

Phone:  (724) 222-1006 (church)

Mailing Address: 
East Buffalo Presbyterian Church
180 East Buffalo Church Road
Washington, PA 15301-8576,
(724) 222-1006

Location: 2 miles off Rt. 40 in Buffalo Township, Washington, Washington County, Pennsylvania

Latitude: 40 8' 17.21"N

Longitude: 80 19' 41.16"W

Directions: 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 at E Buffalo Church Rd; cemetery is on the right across from the Church

Background: This is the church cemetery of East Buffalo Presbyterian Church. The earliest readable burial is in 1816. 

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. 

Census:  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.
Published in "Miscellaneous Cemeteries, Washington Co., PA", Vol. 1, 1938. Copy in genealogical collection at Citizens Library.

More Information: There are 3 Revolutionary War soldiers buried here: Jacob Wolf, Lieut. of Wash Co. Militia, Apr. 20, 1738 - Apr. 20, 1835; William Wolf, 1751-Oct. 16, 1839; James Cleland, Pvt. Bucks Co. Militia, d. Nov. 2, 1830. Surnames in cemetery are: Wolf, Wolff, Ely, Eley, Patterson, Cleland, Clemens. 

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Washington County, Pennsylvania Cemetery Database  compiled by Gina Nestor, 2001.

Note: The numbering is not any reference to the cemetery records, if any exist at all.  Instead, the numbering is only a count on this alphabetical list.


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