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Whitmore Family (Dern Farm) Cemetery
Frederick County, Maryland

Lat: 39°39.30N, Lon: 077°17.20W

Contributed by James Whitmer, Feb 23, 2001 [jowhitmer@aol.com]. Total records = 6.

This abandoned cemetery, known as the Dern Farm Cemetery, is in what was once Toms Creek Hundred. It is south of Toms Creek Cemetery, which is southeast of Emmittsburg. In reality, Toms Creek Cemetery, itself, consists of two cemeteries. These graves are the earliest in the locality.
"To get to the Dern farm, go south on the Sixes Road, from the Toms Creek Church. Turn to the right and follow a lane to the residence. Not far from the Dern residence is a lane. Follow this, then cross a fence, and the stones will be seen among clumps of trees and brush, surrounded by a woven wire fence. All the stones were carefully examined, and data copied on Sep 16, 1956, by H.C. Nycum, Kalamazoo, Michigan, and Norman Niccum, Tecumseh, Kansas, recorded in National Genealogical Society Quarterly, Volume 52, 1964."

Although the remains of the cemetery are still located on the farm in Feb 2001, the gravestones have been moved to the Mountain View Cemetery, Emmitsburg, Maryland. As I understand, the reason for moving the gravestones was that Frederick County had plans to flood the area for a large reservoir but it was never constructed.

- James Whitmer

Whitmore, Barbara, d. May 14, 1863, Aged 59 Years & 7 M.
Whitmore, Benjamin, "In memory of Benjamin Whitmore Sen., who departed this life Mar 11, 1818, aged 84 years"
Whitmore, Christian, d. May 26, 1862, Aged 86 Years, 9 Mo. & 6 d.
Whitmore, Elizabeth, d. Mar 1, 1846, 70 Years, 6 Mo. & 28 days.
Whitmore, Fred, d. May 6, 1858, Aged 45 Years, 4 M. & 12 D.
Whitmore, Mary, "In memory of Mary Whitmore who departed this life Apr 4th, 1820, aged 67 years and 11 months"

Misc:
B. W, AU / A.64.
"A. 1789", Footstone
??, A O, 1728 22 May, C. x W

 

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