Fayette County Genealogy Project

Honsaker Johnson Cemetery - Nicholson Twp.

Compiled from records by Jane McCann Walsh

According to accounts written in the Robert McClelland book, "Masontown and Its Environ", p 13: "A very old family burial ground can still be visited (1962) on the Diamond farm near Woodside. The earliest markers were hewn from sandstone, and most of the inscriptions are either obliterated or undecipherable. Here, on a plot about fifty feet in either dimension, are buried members of at least five families: Johnson, Honsaker, Reed, Bare, and Knott. Many of the later burials were made in the 1860's or the early 1870's, the last in 1888 or 1889."

Individuals for whom identifiable markers have been found are noted with an asterisk (*) after their year of death.

Directions: From the intersection of Main Street (Rt 166) and Church Street in Masontown, go east on Church Street 0.3 miles and bear right on Smithfield Road. Go 2.2 miles and bear right on Diamond Moldovan Road. Go 0.3 miles and the cemetery is up the hill in the brush.

GPS Location:

39.83029 N

79.85750 W

Surname Given Name(s) Born Died Notes
Baer Barbara Johnson 31 Mar. 1830 20 Jun. 1870* wife of Josiah
Bare Justus 2 Jan. 1860 age 1y; son of J. B.
Bare Martha 1 Jul. 1870 age 1y; dau. of J. B.
Bare Mary 1 Jul. 1870 age 1y; dau. of J. B.
Bare Nancy 12 Apr. 1866 age 3y; dau of J. B.
H. M. T.
H. N. 1820
Honsaker Catherine Snyder 15 May 1768 1851 wife of Nicholas
Honsaker Joseph 31 Oct. 1798 26 Jan. 1866*
Honsaker Nicholas 03 Feb. 1756 1843
Honsaker Rebecca 1794 11 Jan. 1860
J. P. 1871
Johnson Anna Druslein 1764 1847* wife of Peter
Johnson Barbara A. Honsaker 22 Aug. 1801 03 Nov. 1889* wife of Peter
Johnson Magdalene Bixler 27 Mar. 1792 15 Dec. 1869* wife of Nicholas
Johnson Nicholas 1787 5 Apr. 1873
Johnson Peter 20 Jun. 1800 16 Apr. 1864*
Johnson Peter 1762 1849* Reverend
K. P.
Knotts Mary F. 17 Apr. 1868* dau of Lewis & Barbara
M. M.
Reed Mary Bridget 3 Jan. 1864 age 10d; dau. of James & Rachel
W. N.