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Cemetery Name: Hazelkirk (Van Voorhis) Cemetery
Address: Shannon Road
Location: In Carroll Twp. 1/4 mile south of Hazelkirk on Shannon Rd. The cemetery is on a hilltop to the east of the road. The Hazelkirk (Van Voorhis) Cemetery is located in Hazelkirk, Carroll Township, Washington County, Pennsylvania, 1/4 mile south on Shannon Road. The cemetery is on a hill to the east of this road. It is high on a hilltop overlooking Hazelkirk, PA.
Directions: Coming from Monongahela, take LR route 62175 west, then LR 62016 (bears to the right former LR 62175). This will lead you into the village of Hazelkirk. Cemetery may be seen from the eastern approach to the village - south side of the road.
Background: This is the Van Voorhis burial ground containing approximately 110 graves. The cemetery site was chosen by Captain Daniel Van Voorhis who served as a sea captain in the Revolutionary War.
Census: The Census of this Cemetery has been taken at least three times. These records have been combined and placed here. The dates the different Census were completed are:
March 1962 - Walter Hoffman for Mrs. Virginia Naser, Mon Valley Chapter, DAR.
20 March 1962 - Mrs. Margaret Colvin of Charleroi, Pennsylvania, who added some family information (bracketed).
March 1971 - Mrs. Irene P. Lignian checked the above lists against the cemetery stones.
The combined records are published in "Miscellaneous Cemeteries, Washington Co., PA", Vol. 5, 1984. A copy is in the genealogical collection at Citizens Library.
"History of Washington County, Pennsylvania," Boyd
Crumrine, page 695:
Van Voorhis family - "A spot of ground was selected by Daniel Van Voorhis
overlooking Pigeon Creek long ago for his remains and those of his kindred. Four
generations of the name are in that cemetery, incorporated and made perpetual by
the laws of the land."
More Information: Surnames in the cemetery are: Baker, Behanna, Bently, Colvin, Crouch, Fry, Fury, Glendaniel, Glendanial, Hill, Jones, Mansell, Marshall, Null, Reader, Sickels, Silcox, Snyder, Stewart, Stoops, Teeple, VanVoorhis, Willson, Watkins, Withrow, Yant, Yohe.
^ = Information Card made & on Index
Washington County, Pennsylvania Cemetery Database – compiled by Gina Nestor, 2001. jgnestor AT comcast.net
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