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Stephens Cemetery, Nicholson, PA

Stephens Cemetery, Nicholson, as seen from Route 92
Stephens Cemetery, Nicholson, Wyoming County, Pennsylvania, as seen from Route 92
To get to the Stephens Cemetery, Nicholson, take Route 92 out of Nicholson and under the Nicholson bridge (Click here for pictures of the bridge under contruction about 1915). The cemetery is on the right, 7/10 of a mile (.7) from the bridge.
The monument erected for Eliphalet Stephens, his wife and son
HERE REST IN PEACE
ELIPHALET STEPHENS. DIED AUGUST 31, 1814. AE 83 YRS.
SOLDIER AM. REVOLUTION. FRENCH AND INDIAN WARS.
ELSIE HOLLOWAY. HIS WIFE. DIED APRIL 5, 1820 AE 87 YRS. MARRIED IN 1751.
WILLIAM STEPHENS. THEIR SON. DIED JANUARY 16, 1797 AE 21 YRS. ENSIGN PA. MILITIA.
THEY WITH FOUR SONS CAME TO NICHOLSON, 1784, LIVED ON THIS FARM. FIRST PERMANENT WHITE SETTLERS IN THE AREA. ERECTED 1984.

Stones of Rachel Squirel, Ebenezer & Eliphalet Stephens, Sarah & Hollaway Jayne

Ebenezer Stephens, Rev., d: 15 Nov 1839 AE 80y 7m 3d (Revolutionary War marker); Rachel Squirel, wife of Ebenezer Stephens, born 1758, died 1848

Eliphalet L Stephens., died May 8, 1841 AE 79y (War of 1812 marker); Jane, wife of Eliphalet Stephens, died February 9, 1861 AE 83 y

Hollaway Jayne, Died March 12, 1873 Aged 63 Years 5 mo 26 d; Sarah (both stones), Wife of Hollaway Jayne, Died June 25, 1886 AE 74 y


Julianna Stephens dies, 1897 (Scranton Tribune, Sept. 28, 1897, Pg.6) Julianna Stephens, who lived with her youngest son and daughter, Loren G. and Anna Stephens, at Nicholson, passed from this earthly life on Sunday morning (September 26, 1897), aged 87 years. Funeral will take place at 2 o’clock this (Tuesday) afternoon from the Methodist Episcopal church, of which she was a member, Rev, George Ace, officiating. Interment in Stephens’ cemetery.
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Provided by Rudolph Kunz

A list the information on all the stones is available on the following sites:
http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~mjwanc/stephens.htm

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