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Bates Fork Cemetery
Washington Township, Greene County, Pennsylvania

Lat: 39 57' 42"N, Lon: 80 15' 25"W

Contributed by Brad Jarvis, Nov 11, 2007, last edited Apr 08, 2009 [forza@windstream.net]. Total records = 74.

From west Waynesburg, turn right off of Route 21 West onto Route 18 North. Follow Route 18 North approximately 3.3 miles until you come to the village of Sycamore. After making a sharp left turn and crossing a bridge in the middle of Sycamore, you will see the church entrance on your right. The church and cemetery sit atop a steep hill.

This cemetery is situated beside the Bates Fork Baptist Church. I found it in good condition and it is maintained on a regular basis. No burials have occurred here since 1975.

I walked the cemetery on 3 Apr 2007. This transcription is complete and includes all existing stones. I also have digital photographs of all the stones and would share them with anyone interested.

- Brad Jarvis

Legend:
d/o = daughter of
d. = died
s/o = son of
s/w = shares stone with
w/o = wife of
author's comments appear in brackets

Anderson, Florence May, b. 19 Oct 1890, d. 11 Nov 1895, s/w Nannie Viola & Sara Rebecca, d/o Samuel & Margaret
Anderson, Nannie Viola, b. 6 Apr 1886, d. 27 Jul 1893, s/w Florence May & Sara Rebecca, d/o Samuel & Margaret
Anderson, Sara Rebecca, b. 27 Dec 1888, d. 3 Jan 1889, s/w Florence May & Nannie Viola, d/o Samuel & Margaret
Bland, Hazel, b. 1890, d. 1917
Bonham, Catharine J., b. 1844, d. 1912, w/o Francis M., s/w Francis M.
Bonham, Francis M., b. 1842, d. 1913, s/w Catharine J.
Bonham, Lizzie E., d. 13 Dec 1905, aged 17y 7m 8d
Bonham, Mary Etta, d. 29 Nov 1897, aged 23y 6m 14d, d/o Marion & Catharine
Breese, Henry H., b. 1856, d. 1934, s/w Malissa P.
Breese, Malissa P., b. 1857, d. 1929, s/w Henry H.
Burns, Eveline, d. 20 Jan 1906, aged 79y
Cage, Lottie M., b. 9 Aug 1871, d. 9 May 1904, aged 32y 9m, w/o W.P., "Gone but not forgotten"
Cage, Margery, b. 11 Mar 1839, d. 13 Jun 1883, aged 44y 3m 2d
Cage, Peter, b. b. 1844, d. 1906, aged 62y
Donahoo, Daniel, d. 3 Nov 1885, aged 47y 8m 10d, s/w Franklin
Donahoo, Franklin R., d. 26 Jul 1878, aged 1y 6m 14d, s/o D. & S.E., s/w Daniel
Donohoo, Infant, d. 26 Jun 1883, aged 7d, d/o D. & S.E.
Foringer, Carrie, d. 17 Apr 1899, aged 27y 6m 1d
Frye, George W., b. 1861, d. 1923
Frye, Ralph J., b. 1895, d. 1905, "At rest"
Fugate, Jackie Ralph Kessel, b. 1931, d. 1936
Fugate, Jessie S., b. 1889, d. 1975
Fugate, Joseph N., b. 1887, d. 1950, "Father"
Fugate, Jospeh N. Jr., b. 1918, d. 1969, Sgt 517th Signal Company, World War II, Flag Marker
Garner, May, b. 24 Jul 1865, d. 18 Jul 1898, aged 32y 11m 24d, w/o Issac M.
Iams, Dennis, d. 7 Jan 1888, aged 79y 7m 5d, s/w Matilda
Iams, Flora Bell, d. 5 Sep 1870, aged 2y 4m 19d, d/o Thomas & Lydia
Iams, Matilda, d. 14 Oct 1887, aged 73y 18d, w/o Dennis, s/w Dennis
Isherwood, Jean Fugate, b. 27 Jul 1922, d. 14 Nov 1991, SPQ2 US Navy, World War II, World War II Flag Marker
Johnston, G.W.L., b. 1835, d. 1897, Pvt Co. F 1st Pa. Cav. Civil War, GAR Flag Marker
Loughman, Daniel, b. 25 Apr 1832, d. 28 Jan 1892, s/w Sarah
Loughman, Sarah, b. 4 Jun 1837, d. 8 Mar 1899, s/w Daniel
Martin, Esther, b. 20 Dec 1825, d. 8 Oct 1907, s/w Perry W.
Martin, Perry W., b. 28 Mar 1828, d. 12 Jun 1887, Co. F 85th Regt. Pa. Inf., GAR Flag Marker, s/w Esther, (Private-Wounded 16 Aug 1864)
McWee, Edna Irene Cage, b. 13 Dec 1892, d. 7 Aug 1915, "Rock of ages"
Parshall, Nathaniel, b. 12 Feb 1824, d. 26 Mar 1881, s/w Priscilla
Parshall, Priscilla, b. 27 Jun 1834, d. 11 Mar 1900, w/o Nathaniel, s/w Nathaniel
Pettit, Catharine, b. 1835, d. 1912, s/w Levi
Pettit, Elizabeth, b. 2 Dec 1838, d. 29 Jan 1892, d/o Isaac & Cynthia
Pettit, Elmas, d. 25 Sep 1890, aged 56y 5m 2d
Pettit, Emma A., b. 1864, d. 1909
Pettit, John B., d. 17 Jul 1887, aged 28y 10m 2d, s/o Levi & Catharine, s/w Suda B.
Pettit, Levi, b. 1832, d. 1902, GAR Flag Marker, Pvt Co. C 18th Pa. Cav., s/w Catharine
Pettit, Rachel, b. 3 Oct 1875, d. 3 Apr 1877, d/o L. & C.
Pettit, Suda B., d. 2 Apr 1885, aged 22y 10m 2d, w/o John B., s/w John B.
Roach, Nancy, d. 23 Oct 1897, "In the 40th year of her age"
Ross, Amanda P., b. 1843, d. 1893, "Peace be with you"
Ross, Sarah E., d. 7 Mar 1887, aged 49y 10m 13d, w/o T.M., s/w Thomas L.
Ross, Thomas L., d. 11 May 1885, aged 20y 14d, s/o T.M. & S.E., "Jesus died for me", s/w Sarah E.
Ross, Thomas M., b. 1831, d. 1916, "Peace be with you"
Rush, Fanny, b. 4 Feb 1883, d. 18 Mar 1895, s/w Richard S.
Rush, Mary G., b. 12 Mar 1854, no other information given
Rush, Mary, d. 9 Dec 1871, aged 49y 6m 9d, w/o Peter
Rush, Richard S., b. 4 Jul 1853, d. 15 Feb 1888, s/w Fanny
Sanders, Lewis R., d. 8 Aug 1902, aged 68y 3m 15d, s/w Mary Jane
Sanders, Mary Jane, d. 16 Mar 1902, aged 66y 5m 12d, w/o Lewis R., s/w Lewis R.
Sargent, Elizabeth, d. 25 Mar 1908, aged 77y
Sargent, Eva Gail, d. 15 Jan 1892, aged 10m?, d/o J.R. & I.M.
Sargent, Henry R., d. 5 Apr 1872, "In the 46th year of his age"
Sargent, James, b. 1859, d. 1915
Smith Jennie D, d. 3 Apr 1873, aged 20y 4m 4d, w/o Jacob I.
Smith, Annie B., d. 20 Aug 1880, aged 23y 8m 16d, d/o Jacob & Nancy
Smith, Jacob I., b. 7 Nov 1853, d. 11 Apr 1898
Smith, Jacob Sr., d. 21 Apr 1887, aged 75y 7m 26d, s/w Nancy
Smith, Louie Bell, d. 7 Mar 1878, aged 11m 15d, d/o J.I. & J.D.
Smith, Nancy, d. 1 May 1888, aged 71y 2m 4d, w/o Jacob Sr., "Asleep in Jesus", s/w Jacob Sr.
Taylor, Maria, (Lower right corner of stone reads 1908, Rest of stone illegible)
Thomas, Charles E., b. 1923, d. 1958
Thomas, Nellie B., b. 5 Jun 1901, d. 14 Sep 1944
Thompson, George W., d. 27 Dec 1882, aged 28y 3d, s/o Samuel & Mary
Thompson, Johnnie N., d. 9 Mar 1882, aged 1y 8m 19d, s/o N. & E.
Thompson, Mary, b. 26 Aug 1824, d. 26 May 1901
Thompson, Nelson, d. 24 Mar 1882, aged 34y 8m 14d
Thompson, Samuel, b. 18 Sep 1821, d. 23 Jan 1901

Misc:
??, #1, Illegible stone, (Most likely that of Albert H. Pettit)
Thomas, Baby, no other information given, (Beside stone of Nellie B. Thomas )

 

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