10 February 2015

Missing cemeteries

Below is a list of cemeteries that I still need to locate and document, if they still exist. All of these come from Names in Stone and should have been around in the 1950-60s. I'm sure between then and now some have been moved or destroyed. These are the names and numbers given in NIS. If you know anything about any of the following please let me know. The majority of them are smaller family cemeteries, though there are also a couple of other smaller churches that I either have not been to or have not located personally.

City Cemetery
Foxville [Eulid] Brown Family Cemetery 1 1
Foxville Mount Pleasant Church of God 3A south of MD77 at county line
Foxville Toms Family Cemetery 3B west of Quirauk School Road 1/2 mile north of MD77
Foxville Brown Cemetery 3 4A north of MD77 1/2 west of Foxville
Foxville Ridenour Family Cemetery 4B south of MD77, 1/4 west of Stottlemeyer Road
Garfield Wolf Family Cemetery 7A south of Smithsburg road at Garfield crossroads
Garfield Draper Family Cemetery 8
Wolfsville Kline Family Cemetery 9A Martin Road northeast of MD153, have been told is gone
Wolfsville Maugans Family Cemetery 12A West of Harp Hill Road, 3/4 mile south of Wolfsville, possibly moved
Ellerton Leatherman Family Cemetery 20A
Ellerton Harshman Family Cemetery 20B east of Harp Hill Road, 3/4 mile from Grossnickle's Church
Highland Miller Family Cemetery 22 Harmony-Ellerton Road and Wistman
Sabillasville Harbaugh Family Cemetery 29
Toms Creek Whitmore Family Cemetery [Dern Farm] 45 10720 Dern Road
Thurmont Hoover Family Cemetery 46 off US 15 north of fish hatchery
Thurmont Henge (Hankey) Family Cemetery 51 south of Moser Road
Millers Bridge Valentine Family Cemetery 55 North of 77 west of bridge, near RR
Lewistown Lichlider Family Cemetery 63A west of Hessong Bridge Road south of Blacks Mill Road

Mountaindale Brethren Church 66 Bethel & Mountaindale Roads
Daysville Link-Creager Family Cemetery 75 south of Daysville Road
Union Bridge Shepherd-Webb Family Cemetery 110 Good Intent Road
Johnsville German Baptist Church 111 Houck Road
Johnsville Saylor Family Cemetery 113 Bunker Hill Road
Good Intent Road Bethel Cemetery 114 Good Intent Road
Good Intent Road Smith Family Cemetery 116 Likely gone
Johnsville Stoner-Bucher Family Cemetery 117 Simpsons Mill Road and Buffington Road
Johnsville Methodist Episcopal Church 119
Johnsville Grabill Family Cemetery 1 120 Molasses Road
Johnsville Grabill Family Cemetery 2 121 Molasses Road
Johnsville Baker Family Cemetery 122 Molasses and Repp Roads
McKinstrys Mill Saum Family Cemetery 124 McKinstrys Mill Road
Englars Mill Landis Family Cemetery 125 Sams Creek Road and New Windsor Road
Clemsonville Clemson [Eisenberg] Family Cemetery 126 10120 Clemsonville Road, Union Bridge
Libertytown Simpson Family Cemetery 1 127 Fountain School and Coppermine Road
Libertytown Norris Family Cemetery 127A NE of of Coppermine Road 1/2 mile south east of Fountain School Road
Libertytown Burgess Family Cemetery 128 Pine Tree Road
Libertytown Lover's Rock Cemetery 130 Green Valley Road MD 75
Libertytown Simpson Family Cemetery 2 132 Fountain School Rd near New Windsor Road; 9608 B Fountain School Rd
Oak Orchard Dudderar Family Cemetery 134 south of New Windsor Road and McKinstrys Mill Road, possbily gone
Oak Orchard Ensey Family Cemetery [Rachel Ensey Grave] 135 Albaigh Road
Oak Orchard Baker Family Cemetery 136 Barnes Road
Weldon Lugenbeel-Worman Family [Frank Barnes Farm] 137 Oak Orchard and Covers Corners, off Barnes Road
Sams Creek Devilbiss Family Cemetery 138 north of Oak Orchard Road
Locust Valley [abandoned] Mount Hope Church of God 142 1236 Mountain Church Road
Locust Valley Young Family Cemetery 144 near Marker Road
Locust Valley Ramsburg Family Cemetery 145 On Beachley Road near Marker Road
Middletown Flook Family Cemetery 145A northeast of Biddle and Picnic Woods Roads
Braddock Heights Pyke-Coblentz Family Cemetery 149 south of [Alt] US 40
Braddock Heights Smith Family Cemetery 150 Cherry Lane
Braddock Heights House-Phillips Family Cemtery 151 Old Middletown Road
Burkittsville Schoolhouse Cemetery 152 2 miles NE of Burkittsville, on Arnoldstown Road
Burkittsville Slifer Family Cemetery 155 1/2 of Burkittsville, on Ahalt Distilery Road
Petersville Hook-McGill Family Cemetery 156 west of Catholic Church Road
Jefferson Catoctin Creek site 158A
Jefferson Shaff Family Cemetery 158B 1/4 mile west of Catoctin Creek, south of MD550
Jefferson Lamar Family Cemetery 159A Carroll Boyer Road
Jefferson Cost Family Cemtery 159B Haine Road
Jefferson Boteler Family Cemetery 160A
Jefferson Culler Family Cemetery 161 5255 Holter Road
Jefferson Feaster Family Cemetery 161A Roy Remsburg Road
Jefferson Chunn/Ridgley Family Cemetery 161B
Mountville Hoffman Family Cemetery 162 On Elmer Derr Road near Hawker Road
Doubs Johnson Family Cemetery 164 2518 Ballenger Creek Pike
Jefferson Lakin Family Cemetery 167 on Fry Road
Catoctin Creek Clagett-Duvall Family Cemetery 168
Knoxville Garrott Family Cemetery 171 Mountain Road
Indian Springs Angleberger Family Cemetery 176 Walter Martz Road and Yellow Springs Road
Harmony Grove Stephen Ramsburg Family Cemetery 178 possbily gone
Harmony Grove Cronise Family Cemetery 179
McKaig Lease Family Cemetery 185 North of Gas House Pike east of McKaig
New London Jones Family Cemetery 186 west of Old Annapolis Road
New London Nelson Family Cemetery 187 Central Church Road
New Market Price Family Cemetery 188 Yeagerstown Road
New Market Hammond Family Cemetery 189 west of Boyers Mill Road
New Market Hall-Wood Family Cemetery 190
Monrovia Friends Cemetery 191 near B&O tracks
Ijamsville Ijamsville Methodist Church 192 4010 Ijamsville Road
Reichs Ford Road Keller Family Cemetery 195
Reichs Ford Road Crum Family Cemetery 196 south of Ray Smith Road
Rocky Springs Kemp Family Cemetery 202 possibly moved to Mt Olivet
Ballenger Creek Pike Zimmerman Family Cemetery 208 Ballenger Creek Meadows
Buckeystown Methodist Church Site 211 3521 Buckeystown Pike
Buckeystown Davis Family Cemetery 212 southeast of brickyard near Monocacy
Urbana [Harriet] Simmons Family Cemetery 213 off MD 355 north of Urbana
Urbana Rine Family Cemetery 215 most likely gone
Park Mills Simmons Family Marker 219
Urbana Johnson Family Cemetery 219A Dixon Road
Dickerson Methodist Church 221A
Hyattstown Rollins Family Cemetery 225 on Slate Quarry Road
Hyattstown McClain Family Cemetery 226A
Browningsville Lawson Family Cemetery 228 2748 Loch Haven Drive
Unionville Campbell Family Cemetery 231 west of Mapleville Road
Unionville Dorsey-Mercer Family Cemetery 232 off Woodville Road south of Unionville
Unionville Lugenbeel Family Cemetery 1 233 on Woodville Road south of Unionville
Unionville Lugenbeel Family Cemetery 2 234 on Liberty Road east of Unionville
Unionville Nusbaum Family Cemetery 234A 150 feet south of MD26, 0.3 east of intersection of Unionville by-pass
Covers Corner Old Hammond Property 235
Covers Corner Gosnell-Haines Family Cemetery 236 on Buffalo Road south of 26, some stones possibly moved
Harrisville Douty Family Cemetery 241 West Falls Road
Harrisville Harn Family Cemetery 242 Peddicord Road
Linganore Poole Family Cemtery 2 245
Linganore James-Kimmel Family Cemetery 246 Old Annapolis Road and Kimmel Road
Linganore Devilbiss-Clary Family Cemetery 247 Dollyhyde Road south of Unionville
New London Buckey Family Cemetery 249 Lime Plant Road, possibly moved
New London Higgins Family Cemetery 249A north of Lime Plant Road 1.5 miles east of New London
New Market Dorsey Family Cemetery 253 Detrick Road
Kemptown Fowler-Rine Family Cemetery 262 Bill Moxley Road
Kemptown Fowler-Rine Family Cemetery 263 Route 80 and Bartholows Road

08 February 2015

Weekend of cemeteries part 2

On Sunday I went and picked up my helper Bob. He knows many of the cemeteries and he likes helping find the old cemeteries. During my Titus work I noticed a cemetery on a now defunct road. Looking through Names in Stone I was able to determine that it was most likely the Stull Family Cemetery, [060].
When looking for the cemetery I looked up L. Stull in Names and found a Lewis Stull (1811-1881), which worked out well for being the land owner and the Stull cemetery. Looking on Google Earth I was able to find what looked to be a cemetery still standing in the proper place.

Driving up to the farm it was located on we found no one around so we drove to the next farm and found someone who knew where the graveyard was, he also said that it wouldn't be a problem for us to go there to take photos.

I entered the coordinates that Google Earth gave me in to the GPS and we stopped where it told us to. Either the GPS will not leave the road or I entered the coordinates a bit wrong as we had to cross the fields to find it. Bob went one way and I went another, Bob found it just over the rise. There were still a handful of stones left standing, but a few originally listed by Holdcraft were missing. Unfortunately many of the stones are from the mid 1800s and are badly worn, though by piecing together some bits of information I could figure out what stones were left.

Stull Family Cemetery

I next had planned on going to Millers Bridge to find a few cemeteries there. When we came to Good Intent Road Bob asked if there were some down there and I said there are. He suggested that we try and find those. There are two cemeteries listed near Good Intent Road and Simpsons Mill Road, the Roop family cemetery, [115] and the Smith family cemetery, [116].

We stopped at the first house and the woman that answered knew nothing of either cemetery. We stopped at the next couple of houses but no one was home. Then we got lucky and the next house knew right where the Roop cemetery was.It was on the farm of one of the houses we had visited but no one was home. He said his deer stand was there and it wouldn't be a problem for us to go there. The cemetery was over grown and a few of the stones are missing, though it's possible that they are still there but covered.
Roop Family cemetery

Holdcraft describes the Smith cemetery as being right across the street from the Roop cemetery, we had to drive around the entire street until we were able to figure out which driveway we needed. The woman that lived there said she knew nothing of the cemetery and he family had owned it since the 70s. She did say that this was the old Bernard Keefer farm so we had the proper place. I plan to go back in the spring and look some more, she did say there was one place it could have been but it was covered in snow.

Our next stop was the Millers bridge area, which contains three cemeteries: Ott family cemetery, [056], Valentine family cemetery, [055], and the Pittenger family cemetery, [057]. At the first house we stopped at we were informed that she knew nothing of any family cemeteries in the area and that all of the homes right there are rented. We stopped across the street and the man who answered showed us right where the Ott cemetery was. We needed to go next door to photograph the cemetery but it was no problem for the owner to let us in. She knew were the Pittenger cemetery was but not the Valentine. As with most family cemeteries this one was missing a few stones and a few were broken and on the ground. They do keep care of what's left however.

Ott Family cemetery

Lastly we went to find the Pittenger cemetery since we had a good idea as to where it was. The land owner however, didn't want people on his property. We stopped at his neighbor's home and he confirmed that the cemetery was on his land. I left my contact information with the neighbor and hopefully will be able to go back and photo graph the cemetery at a later date.

Over all it was a good weekend for cemeteries. Finding nine cemeteries goes a long way in trying to find all of the known family cemeteries in the county.

03 February 2015

Weekend of cemeteries part 1

This past weekend was a productive one, I was able to locate seven cemeteries, four family and three church, in my efforts to catalog all of the cemeteries that Holdcraft found. Two of the church cemeteries, Mount Pleasant Methodist [181] and Mount Pleasant Reformed [182] are almost right next to each other. Both of those cemeteries are fairly small, as only 10 and 20 names respectively were found by Holdcraft.

Another cemetery I found was the old Methodist church [229] on Green Valley Road, MD 75, about 1/2 mile from the Pleasant Grove Methodist church [230]. This cemetery falls on the Titus atlas and taking a chance to find it on Tuesday after  a dental appointment I drove down 75 and spotted it along the side of the road. I didn't have my camera equipment with me, but I did take a quick shot with my phone to confirm I had the right cemetery.

Cemetery on Urbana page of Titus Atlas.
Saturday morning I went back and tried to see if there were more then the two stones that can be seen from the road. I wasn't able to find any more as it's overgrown with thorns. But I was able to get some ok shots of the memorials. Jacob Holdcraft found twelve names, I was only able to find four.

After volunteering at the Historical Society I went to Find the two cemeteries in Mount Pleasant. I wanted to confirm the location I had was accurate and to photograph the stones. It was pretty straightforward and I was able to get photos of most of the stones, though some were covered in snow and ice so I didn't get those.

My next stop was the Hammond family cemetery [250], also along Green Valley Road. This cemetery is on a horse farm and enclosed in a stone fence. The owners were quite happy to allow me access to take photos and document the graves. There were a couple of really nice stones here.

Note on personal nomenclature

When keeping my own notebooks I have a way to make the cemetery numbers that Jacob Holdcraft gave the cemeteries in Names in Stone. I write them as [001], [015], [110], so that I can keep my numbers and coordinates separated. I will give the cemetery name and number, Mount Olivet cemetery [200], in future posts to make it easier to look up the cemeteries I'm documenting. I will also link to Find a Grave for any cemeteries that they have.