Fayette County Genealogy Project

Henderson Cemetery - Springhill Twp.

Contributed by Gordon C. Baker

Directions: From the intersection of Penn Street and Rt 119 in Point Marion, go south on Rt 119 for 0.2 miles and keep left on Stewartstown Road. Go 1.3 miles and turn left on Davison Road. Go up the gravel road to the old Davison Coal Mine buildings. The single tombstone is in one of these abandoned buildings.

GPS Location:

39.72455 N

79.88704 W

This reading was made by Charles W. Stewart in 1927 and includes the entire inscription as best it could be read.

"In Memory of Robert Henderson

aged 79 yrs 9 mos.

He was born in Ireland 1745.

He sailed for America in 1766 and

landed in New York 22 Oct 1766.

Came to the western country in 1786

and departed this life 11 Nov 1824.

My Loving wife I bid Adieu

long time I have suffered here with you

but I hope to land on Canaans shore

where we shall meet and part no more."