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Woodruff, Greene County, Pennsylvania
Lat: 39° 50' 41"N, Lon: 80° 19' 11"W
Contributed by Brad Jarvis, Mar 31, 2009, last edited May 12, 2009 [firstname.lastname@example.org]. Total records = 15.
From the Route 21/Route 18 split in west Waynesburg follow Route 21 West approximately 6.5 miles through the town of Rogersville and to a blinking yellow light. Turn left onto Route 18 South and travel 3.4 miles. Just as you cross over from Center Township into Jackson Township, Grinnage Run (with two tunnels going through the hillside) will be on your left. Just past Grinnage Run on your right will be an old driveway that leads up to an abandoned house. Park at the bottom of this old driveway. The next house down the road on the left has a white barn with a red roof. The cemetery is located across Route 18 from this barn and up the hill in the woods.
This cemetery cannot be seen from the road and I would advise that anyone going to the cemetery use GPS coordinates to locate it, as the brush and undergrowth were quite thick even during the winter.
Woodruff Cemetery currently sits on land owned by a coal company. This area was once known as Woodruff. The cemetery is in very poor condition and has not been maintained in quite a long time.
Nearly half the stones are down. I found one fieldstone marker as well as a couple stones that only have small legible portions today, yet they can still be identified. Due to that fact I have included portions of a transcription written for this cemetery by Dorothy and James Hennen on 20 May 1962. Those enteries are marked with an (*) and denote these badly worn stones.
I walked the cemetery on Mar 07, 2009. 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
b. = born
d. = died
d/o = daughter of
( ) = author's comments
s/o = son of
s/w = shares stone with
w/o = wife of
Carpenter, Angess, d. 11 Mar 1853, Aged 31y, w/o W.B. (*)
Eagon, Lucy, d. 5 Jul 1856, Aged 26y 1m 18d, w/o Thomas J.
Eagon, Rebecca J., d. 21 Dec 1861, Aged 7y 7m 1d, d/o Thomas J. & Lucy (*)
Eagon, Thomas J., d. 6 Jul 1863, Aged 40y 3d, A Member of Co. A 18th Regt. PA Cavalry, Killed at Hagerstown MD, GAR Flag Marker, (Rank-Private), (Stone has an intricately carved sword and scabbard at the top.)
Grove, Nancy, d. 30 Dec 1886, Aged 42y, w/o John (*)
Roberts, Eleanor, b. 15 Mar 1816, d. 30 Jul 1881, w/o John
Roberts, George S., d. 12 Jul 1868, Aged 13y 6m 8d, s/o John & Eleanor
Roberts, John, d. 16 Apr 1867, Aged 52y 8m 1d
Roberts, Lucy, d. 16 Oct 1859, Aged 1?y 2m, d/o J. & E., (Age in years is either 19 or 10)
Roberts, M. A., d. 2 Jul 1863, Aged 3y 1m 4d, d/o William & N.A.
Roberts, Margaret, d. 3 Jan 1863, Aged 14y 11m 29d, d/o John & Eleanor
Roberts, Sarah Jane, d. 11 Jan 1863, Aged 10y 7m 2d, d/o John & Eleanor
Roberts, Thomas K., d. 11 Jul 1851, Aged 5y 9m, s/o J. & E. (*)
Roberts, William, d. 10 Aug 1867, Aged 30y 8m 13d
Wells, Lindsey R., d. 24 Apr 1867, Aged 1y 22d, s/o Thomas & Louisa, (Thomas & Louisa are buried in Rogersville Cemetery)
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