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Fordyce Cemetery
Center Township, Greene County, Pennsylvania

Lat: 39 48' 52"N, Lon: 80 18' 48"W

Contributed by Brad Jarvis, Mar 16, 2008, last edited Apr 08, 2009 [forza@windstream.net]. Total records = 85.

From Waynesburg follow Route 21 West through the town of Rogersville to a blinking yellow light. Bear left at the light and continue for another half mile. Make a left on to Hargus Creek Road, passing by West Greene High School. Follow for approximately 4 miles. Turn right onto Fordyce Road and follow approximately 1 mile. Look for a small log cabin with a red roof on your right. The path to the cemetery goes past the cabin and up a hill. The cemetery may be hard to see from the road if the leaves are on the trees.

The cemetery is still maintained and is surrounded by a fence with a gate. Some stones are worn badly from age, and some have fallen. I also found one unidentified fieldstone marker, two completely illegible stones and few bases with no stones. The last burial took place here in 1985.

I walked the cemetery on Nov 25, 2007. This transcription is complete and includes all existing stones. I also have digital photographs of all the stones as well as many views of the cemetery itself and would share them with anyone interested.

- Brad Jarvis

Legend:
( ) = author's comments
b. = born
d. = died
d/o = daughter of
s/o = son of
s/w = shares with
w/o = wife of

Burge, Mary A., d. 16 Feb 1894, Aged 35y 7m 14d, w/o Alfred J.
Cole, Mattie, d. 15 Nov 1880, Aged 7y 2m 4d, d/o J.T. & N.J.
Eagon, Cearra, d. ? Jul 18??, Aged 4y 9m 26d, d/o L.A. & Elizabeth
Eagon, Cephas, d. 24 Feb 1858, Aged 1y 11m 21d, s/o L.A. & Elizabeth
Eagon, Flora, d. 21 Jul 1862, Aged 4y 9m ?d, d/o L.A. & Elizabeth
Eagon, Isabel, d. 1862, (rest of stone is illegible)
Evans, Judy Glover, b. 1884, d. 1952, "Mom"
Evans, Mary V., b. 18 Nov 1858, d. 9 Aug 1884, w/o W.L., s/w Hannah Remley
Evans, Perry, b. 1879, d. 1945, "Dad"
Fordyce, Albert G., b. 14 Apr 1859, d. 30 Jul 1902
Fordyce, Archibald G., d. 28 Apr 1893, Aged 85y 4m 24d
Fordyce, Barney, b. 1848, d. 1906, s/w Martha
Fordyce, Cora, b. 28 Aug 1872, d. 29 Apr 1905, s/w Mary Emma Lynch
Fordyce, David, infant s/o J.A. & Sarah, (No other information given)
Fordyce, Elizabeth, b. 28 May 1823, d. 14 Oct 1906
Fordyce, Frank, b. 27 Aug 1884, d. 27 Jul 1906
Fordyce, Jacob, d. 21 Jul 1880, Aged 70y 7m 17d
Fordyce, Jesse, d. 14 Apr 188?, Aged 53y 10m 16d (stone is laying on its side near fence line)
Fordyce, John A., b. 1823, d. 1904, s/w Sarah
Fordyce, Lilly M., d. 11 Mar 1879, Aged 4y 5m 14d, d/o Silas & M.J.
Fordyce, Madonna M., d. 11 Feb 1892, Aged 10m 21d, d/o Albert & Malissa
Fordyce, Malissa Burge, b. 31 Dec 1858, d. 7 Nov 1929
Fordyce, Martha, b. 1848, d. 1911, s/w Barney
Fordyce, Martha, d. 20 Dec 1877, Aged 67y 1m 22d, w/o Jacob
Fordyce, Mary Jane, d. 4 Nov 1897, Aged 55y 1m 4d, w/o Silas
Fordyce, Mary, d. 13 Jan 1882, Aged 78y 1m 19d
Fordyce, Nancy, d. 22 Oct 1855, Aged 46y 7m 20d, w/o A.G.
Fordyce, Nevada, b. 31 Aug 1878, d. 25 Apr 1905
Fordyce, Oscar, d. 16 Feb 1861, Aged 21d, s/o A.G. & Elizabeth
Fordyce, Rebecca, b. 1 Aug 1847, d. uninscribed, s/w Silas C.
Fordyce, Samuel, d. 17 Sep 1862, Aged 4y 11m 24d, s/o A.G. & Elizabeth
Fordyce, Sarah, b. 1825, d. 1902, s/w John A.
Fordyce, Silas C., b. 20 Jun 1842, d. 27 Jan 1907, s/w Rebecca, GAR Flag Marker, (Private Co. G 18th PA Cavalry)
Fordyce, W.C. Rev., d. 21 May 1888, Aged 52y 6m 11d
Fordyce, William C., b. 1835, d. 1888, Co. F 85th PA Vol. Inf. Civil War, GAR Flag Marker
Fordyce, William L., b. 1866, d. 1958
Fry, Rachel Ann, (Rest of stone is illegible)
Frye, David K., d. 14 Jul 1859, Aged 42y 9m 8d
Frye, Elizabeth, d. 14 Jun 1859, Aged 32y 7m 27d, (Stone is broken in two)
Grove, Infant, s/o Jesse & Rachel, (No other information given)
Grove, John Inghram, s/o Jesse & Rachel, (Rest of stone is illegible)
Grove, Mary Margaret, d/o Jesse & Rachel, (Rest of stone is illegible)
Grove, Rachel, d. 26 Mar 1872, Aged 3?y 12d, w/o Jesse
Hathaway, John E., d. 14 Feb 1873, Aged 2y 10m, s/o L. & Margaret
Hickman, Abraham, d. 11 Mar 1879, Aged 72y 10m 11d
Hickman, Eagon, (Rest of stone is illegible)
Hickman, Margaret, d. 2 Feb 1862, Aged 53y 9m 11d, w/o Abraham
Lee, Bernice F., b. 31 Oct 1908, d. 20 Jan 1985
Leonard, Elizabeth, b. 1837, d. 1919
Leonard, Jane, b. 1806, d. 1879
Leonard, Jane, b. 1846, d. 1858
Leonard, John, d. 31 Mar 1858, Aged 47y 4m 4d
Leonard, Lot, b. 1835, d. 1904
Lynch, Mary Emma, b. 9 Sep 1868, d. 27 Mar 1938, s/w Cora Fordyce
Marley, Sarah Wood, b. 1 Jan 1895, d. 22 Feb 1983
Moninger, Henry, (Rest of stone is illegible)
Morris, Helen Wood, b. 1894, d. 1943
Morris, Lloyd M., b. 1895, d. 1990, Col. US Army World War II, World War II Flag Marker
Remley, Hannah, b. 15 Nov 1832, d. 13 May 1877, w/o John, s/w Mary V. Evans
Shults, Flora Wood, b. 5 Mar 1882, d. Mar 1927
Simmons, Keziah, d. 13 Nov 1870, Aged 39y 8m 3d, d/o Spencer & Mary
Simmons, Mary, d. 6 Nov 1868, Aged 66y 4m 20d, w/o Spencer
Simmons, Rebecca, d. 12 Aug 1862, Aged ?y 10m 5d, d/o Spencer & Mary
Simmons, Rebecca, no dates, w/o Dr. John, (Rest of stone is illegible)
Simmons, Spencer, d. 26 Mar 1869, Aged 72y 2m 9d
Weaver, Elizabeth, d. 9 Sep 1882, Aged 38y, w/o Jacob
Whyte, Annanias R., b. 1850, d. 1933
Whyte, Clarinda, b. 1851, d. 1907
Whyte, Flora, d. ? Apr 1879, Aged 5y 10m, d/o A.P. & C.
Wood, Anges, b. 26 Feb 1863, d. 27 Apr 1950
Wood, Baby, s/o ??, (Rest of stone is illegible)
Wood, Catharine F., b. 13 Jun 1864, d. 8 Jun 1942
Wood, Charles, b. 5 Oct 1874, d. 31 Dec 1876
Wood, Clive, d. 10 Mar 18??, Aged 5y 10m 8d, s/o Ezra & Anges
Wood, Edward, b. 8 Aug 1835, d. 15 Jul 1911, Co. I 1st WVA Cav. USA, "Faithful unto death", GAR Flag Marker, (Private)
Wood, Elizabeth, b. 12 Nov 1854, d. 19 Jun 1899
Wood, Ezra, d. 9 Dec 1859, d. 18 Oct 1985, "Father"
Wood, Fernando, b. 6 Aug 1861, d. 5 Apr 1902, Aged 40y 7m 23d
Wood, George, b. 2 Apr 1884, d. 15 Oct 1901
Wood, Jesse C., b. 1825, d. 29 Mar 1897, (Also has an older stone with first name spelled Jessie)
Wood, John L., b. 15 Oct 1877, d. 22 Aug 1935
Wood, Maria, b. 1832, d. 1922, w/o Jesse C., (Also has an older stone with birth date as 30 Mar 1831)
Wood, Sarah Fordyce, b. 22 Feb 1834, d. 19 Aug 1912, "Asleep in Jesus"
Wood, Silas, b. 21 Dec 1863, d. 25 Nov 1944
Wood, William L., b. 23 Jun 1855, d. 12 Feb 1936

 

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