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Saint John the Evangelist Cemetery
Forest Glen, Montgomery County, Maryland
9700 Rosensteel Avenue
Silver Spring, Maryland 20910
Lat: 39° 00' 54"N, Lon: 77° 03' 06"W
Contributed by Robert Tebow, Oct 27, 2003 [email@example.com].
Total records = 1,044.
From Georgia Ave, take Forest Glen Rd west to Rosensteel Ave, you will
see the cemetery on the northwest corner of Forest Glen and Rosensteel.
Turn right on Rosensteel Avenue.
The cemetery dates back to the 18th century and was originally the
private Darnall/Carroll family plot. Today it is maintained by Gate
of Heaven Cemetery which has records of the new section begun after
1978 that has metal grave markers flush with the ground. A record of
the old section was made by members of Boy Scout Troop 466 as Robert
Tebow’s Eagle Scout project in 2003. They worked from notes from the
early 1960s left by two ladies from St. John’s parish, Mrs. Phyllis
Falcao and Mrs.Mary Creeden. Rob Tebow and his volunteers entered the
information in a database and created a map dividing the cemetery into
Orient yourself by facing the asphalt path leading from Rosensteel
Avenue to the chapel. The A sections are on the right. A1 row 1 begins
where the path turns to the right in front of the chapel and ends with
a small stone block next to the path inscribed with a W, A2 ends at
a double set of stone blocks next to the path, and A3 ends at the block
marked Boyle. The C sections are to the left of the path and begin near
the entrance at Forest Glen. C continues up the path, past the chapel
on the left, and behind the chapel, ending in C3 in the vicinity of
the small Gilson/Sorensen enclosure. The B section is to the right of
the chapel, beginning with B1 which is enclosed by an iron fence and
ending with the small enclosure of B3. D1 and D2 are to the right of
the B section. E is the large, somewhat sprawling section beginning
in the far left corner beyond C3 nearest to Forest Glen Road and backing
up to the new section. Each grave is identified by the section, row
number and grave number. When you find the section of the grave you
are looking for, count rows as indicated in the record and count along
the row to the grave number indicated. In the case of some of the large
family markers, graves are all listed by a single plot number, even
if there are individual stones or they appear to be in two separate
Some markers are gone, others sunken in the ground or overturned, and,
as a result, the only record that a person was buried in the cemetery
is from the notes of the 1960s which have no indication of location.
In addition, some markers were disturbed by a tree uprooted during Hurricane
Isabel in 2003.
This transcription was compiled by myself and my BSA Troop 466 for
my Eagle Scout project.
- Robert Tebow
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