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Toland Family Cemetery
West Finley Township, Washington County, Pennsylvania

Contributed by Karen Hucko, April 2000 [whucko@valunet.com]. Total records = 3.

This lone stone is located in a fence row on the Ralph Dague farm in West Finley Township, Washington County. It is on a hillside across the creek from the house.

Toland, John, d.Jan. 4, 1812, "To the memory of John Toland who died"


I believe that Joseph Richmond and his wife Susannah Spillman are buried in this cemetery. I know that they were large supporters of the church. They signed the final deed for the property to be used as a church and cemetery. They were alive in 1905 in Marshall County, W.Va., and I cannot find them buried in any of the cemeteries in Marshall County, W.Va. or Washington and Greene Counties in Pennsylvania. Joseph, born 1815, in Washington County, was the son of Jacob and Jane Farley Richmond. His wife Susannah Spillman, was born 1816, in Muskingum County, Ohio. David Richmond, s/o Abraham, married Mary Farabee. Two of their sons, Thomas, born, November 21,1835 died November 23,1835 and Abram born June 30,1837 and died April 3,1838. Since the family was living around the area of the cemetery and church, I believe they buried the babies there with no headstones.

According to Mr. William Harsh, there is also an unidentified man in his twenties buried in the cemetery. He was found beaten and badly decomposed along the Majorsville Road by the Sheriff's department. Since, they didn't know his identity, they simply buried him in the cemetery.

I found an obit for William John Dreamer that lists the following, children : Minnie Dreamer, Rose Whiteman, Lottie Jones, Maria Chase, Flora Apache, Viola Lycett, Gladys Chase and dec'd, sons, Robert and William

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