Shaver Cemetery


Overbrook Road
Dallas Township, Luzerne County, Pa.



The land for this Cemetery was donated by Philip Shaver for whom the borough of Shavertown, Kingston twp., Luzerne County, Pa. was named.

The following is a list of people buried in the Shaver Cemetery as compiled by Mrs. J. Hall (SallyDawn) Shaver and Mrs. Joseph M. (Janice) Shaver in the year 1995.

In the past a list of people buried in Shaver Cemetery was compiled by a young man interested in local history and published in the March 30, 1977 issue of the Suburban News, Country Impressions Inc., Sweet Valley, Luzerne County, Pa., however it contains many errors.

Another list was found in "The Digger's Index" by Janet R. Schooley and it also contains errors.

This is not to say that our list is without errors, but we have compiled it from physically viewing stones still readable, by making rubbings of stones unable to be read easily and by testament from family members of those buried there.

* The information enclosed within parentheses ( ) has been added by us to aid you in your search.


1In Memory of Elizabeth Munson who departed this life
May 14th 1832 in the 34th year of her age
(Elizabeth was the only daughter of Philip Shaver and first wife of Abel Munson)

2In Memory of Philip Shaver who died Nov. 7, 1826 in the
64th year of his life
Mary Ann wife of Philip Shaver
who died Jan. 27th, 1828 aged 57 years
(This is the Philip Shaver for whom Shavertown was named. At the foot of Philip's grave lies a stone which reads "Here Lies My Weary Feet")
(Mary Ann's maiden name is either Wickizer or Miller)

3John P. Shaver, died July 1, 1871
aged 83 yrs 9 mos & 9 days
(First born of Philip and Mary Ann Shaver)

4Sarah, wife of John P. Shaver, died May 8th 1862
aged 65 yrs 7 mos & 4 days
(Sarah was a daughter of Joseph Montanye)

5Our Father, James Shaver, born May 5, 1801 died Nov. 19, 1877
Lovisa Shaver, born June 3, 1804 died March 19, 1877
Jared R. Shaver, born Jan. 25, 1833 died Nov. 5, 1857
after serving 7 years as an American Seaman
Daniel Shaver, born Oct. 30, 1835 died August 2, 1864
of wounds received in 2nd Battle of Manassas Aug. 20, 1862
while serving in the 1st Regt. Penna. Rifles
(James Henry was the 4th son of Philip Shaver)
(Lovisa was a daughter of Joseph Montanye and a wife of James Shaver)
(Jared was a son of James and Lovisa Shaver and a grandson of Philip Shaver. Another stone at the cemetery contained this information, Jared R. Shaver, died Nov. 5, 1857 aged 24 yrs 9 mos, 10 days)
(Daniel was a son of James and Lovisa Shaver and a grandson of Philip Shaver)

6Asa W. Shaver died Sept. 8, 1878 aged 70 yrs 8 mos & 1 day
Rachel his wife died Aug. 8, 1862 aged 57 yrs & 12 days
(Asa was 6th son of Philip Shaver)
(Rachel's maiden was Ramsay or Rumsey)

7William Shaver, Esq., died Sep. 20, 1852
age 58 yrs 3 mos & 7 days
(William was the third son of Philip Shaver)

8Rachel, wife of Wm. Shaver Esq. died June 22, 1847
aged 48 yrs & 8 days
(Rachel's maiden name was Robbins)

9Lusinda L., dau. of Wm. & Rachel Shaver died Nov. 7, 1823
in the 4th year of her age
(Lusinda L. was a gr. granddaughter of Philip Shaver)

10Elsie, dau of Wm. & Rachel Shaver died May 24, 1823
in the second year of her life
(Elsie was a gr. granddaughter of Philip Shaver)

11Jerusha, dau. of Wm. & Rachel Shaver died Oct. 4, 1836
age 1 yr & 6 days
(Jerusha was a gr. granddaughter of Philip Shaver)

12George Shaver, born May 30, 1802 died Sep. 11, 1871
Rachel born May 30, 1801 died Feb. 15, 1873
(George was the 5th son of Philip Shaver)
(Rachel was wife of George, maiden name VanCamp or Vancampen)

13Jane G. wife of Joseph Shaver died Aug. 9, 1854, aged 33 yrs
Oliver, son of J & JG died Aug. 11, 1854, aged 6 mos
(Jane G. was a daughter of Fayette and Sally Allen)
(Oliver was a gr. grandson of Philip Shaver)

14Fayette A. Shaver, 1842-1914
(Fayette was a son of Joseph & Jane G. Shaver and a gr. grandson to Philip Shaver)

15Fayette Allen, died April 10, 1880, aged 88 yrs, 1 mo & 2 days
Sally Conklin, wife of Fayette Allen, died Aug 15, 1880
aged 88 yrs & 9 days.
(Fayette and Sally were the parents of Jane G. Shaver)

16In Memory of Joseph Conklin, son of Joseph and Jane G. Shaver.
Feb. 12, 1844-Feb. 10, 1898, Interred--Selma, Ala.
(Joseph Conklin was a gr. grandson of Philip Shaver)

17Willliam Shaver, 1830-1919
(William was a son of Asa W. and Rachel Shaver and a grandson of Philip Shaver)

18Elizabeth M. Shaver, 1836-1887
(Elizabeth was the wife of William Shaver, maiden name was Brown)

19Elias Shaver, born June 20, 1830 died April 26, 1916
Katherine, his wife, born April 16, 1826 died May 29, 1905
(Elias was a son of George and Rachel Shaver and a grandson of Philip Shaver)
(Katherine was a daughter of Jacob and Sarah (Weise) Frantz)

20Andrew Jackson Shaver, died July 24, 1862
aged 31 yrs, 10 mos, & 24 days
(Andrew was a son of William G. and Rachel Shaver and a grandson of Philip Shaver)

21Andrew L., son of Andrew J. and Clarrissa Shaver, died May 11, 1863
aged 1 yr, 2 mos, & 6 days.
Bud of promise, precious flow'r / Thou art withered in an hour
Early called to yield thy breath / Thou art lovely e'en in death
(Andrew Livingston was a gr. grandson of Philip Shaver)

22Lewis R. Shaver, Oct. 4, 1833 - Nov. 13, 1913
Sarah E. Ferguson, his wife March 12, 1831 - May 2, 1900
Whitney H., our son, June 1, 1871 - Sep. 9, 1880
(Lewis was a son of Asa W. and Rachel Shaver and a grandson of Philip Shaver)
(Whitney H. was a gr. grandson of Philip Shaver)

23Asa B. Shaver, born April 23, 1836 died Jan. 25, 1907 and
his wife Sarah Elizabeth born Dec. 4, 1845 died May 23, 1925
(Asa B. was a son of James and Lovisa Shaver and a grandson of Philip Shaver)
(Sarah Elizabeth's maiden name was Kirkendall)

24Mary E.,-adopted daughter of Asa B. and Sarah Eliz Shaver,
born May 11, 1867 died Dec. 8, 1884

25Joseph M. Shaver, born April 27, 1840 died Jan. 28, 1902
Sarah, his wife born March 27, 1847 died June 24, 1897
On the other side of this stone are:
Arthur J. Shaver, 1872-1923
Almira E. Shaver, 1869-1934
(Joseph Montanye was a son of James and Lovisa Shaver and a grandson of Philip Shaver)
(Sarah's maiden name was Keene)
(Arthur J. was a son of Joseph M. and Sarah Shaver and a gr. grandson of Philip Shaver and a brother to Almira E. Shaver)
(Almira E. Shaver was a daughter of Joseph M. and Sarah Shaver and a gr. granddaughter of Philip Shaver and a sister to Arthur J. Shaver)

26Albert Shaver
(Albert was a son of Joseph M. and Sarah Shaver and a gr. grandson of Philip Shaver He lived with his sister Almira E. Shaver and a brother Arthur J. Shaver. He was the last of the three to be buried and has no stone.
No date of birth or death is known as of 1998)

27Sharps Shaver, 1843-1925
and wife Zibbie McMillan 1861-19__
(Sharps was a son of Asa W. and Rachel Shaver and a grandson of Philip Shaver)
(There was no date of death on Zibbie's stone)

28William S., son of Ira D. and Phebe Shaver
died Nov. 28, 1859 age 1 yr & 9 mos
(William S.'s name also appears on the stone of his parents who are buried in Woodlawn Cemetery, Dallas, Luz. Co., Pa. and was a gr. grandson of Philip Shaver)

29Wellington M., son of Ira D. & Phebe Shaver
died March 15, 1860 age 6 mos & 2 days
(Wellington M.'s name also appears on the stone of his parents who are buried in Woodlawn Cemetery, Dallas, Luz. Co., Pa. and was a gr. grandson of Philip Shaver)

30Nellie J. Shaver, born March 13, 1843 died Aug. 16, 1877
No More Sorrow There
Jesse E. Shaver, born June 5, 1843, brother, comrade, friend
Co. K, 1st Rifles, P.R.V.C.
Edwin A., Dec. 24, 1868
(Nellie was Ellen Brown, wife of Jesse E. Shaver)
(Jesse E. Shaver was a son of James and Lovisa Shaver and grandson of Philip Shaver)
(Edwin A. could be the son of Jesse E. and Nellie J. Shaver)

31Isaac N. Shaver, Sep. 15, 1845-Oct. 6, 1916
(Isaac N. was a son of Joseph and Jane G. Shaver and a gr. grandson of Philip Shaver)

32William Henry Shaver, Sept. 20, 1847-June 19, 1907
Eva B. Linskill, his wife, Sept. 27, 1848 - April 22, 1907
(William H. was a son of Joseph and Jane G. Shaver and a gr. grandson of Philip Shaver)

33Elmer B. Shaver, Oct. 1, 1849-May 2, 1902
(Elmer B. was a son of Joseph and Jane G. Shaver and a gr. grandson of Philip Shaver)

34Ralph A. Shaver, 1852-1903
Mary Agnes, his wife, 1862-1906
(Ralph A. was a son of Joseph & Jane G. Shaver and a gr. grandson of Philip Shaver)
(Mary Agnes's maiden name was Miller)

35Jacob R. Shaver, born June 20, 1837 died Dec. 22, 1914
(Jacob R. was a son of John P. and Sarah Shaver and a grandson of Philip Shaver)

36Mary L. Neyhart, born Sept. 3, 1849 died Feb. 25, 1889
(Mary L., possible daughter of Julia Shaver and Joseph Neyhart)

37Mary, wife of David Frantz, born Dec. 20, 1816 died Dec. 19, 1889
Lo, her we trust a place is given
Among the Saints with Christ in Heaven
(Mary was a daughter of William G. and Rachel Shaver and a granddaughter of Philip Shaver)

38William S. Frantz, born Feb. 6, 1842 died Feb. 15, 1873
Sleep father dear and take your rest,
God called thee home, he thought it best,
T'was hard indeed to part with thee
But Christ's strong arm supported me
(William S. was a son of Mary Shaver and David Frantz and a gr. grandson of Philip Shaver)

39Eliott Shaver, 1845-1918
(Elliott "Bishop" was a son of Asa W. and Rachel Shaver and a grandson of Philip Shaver)

40Fannie J., wife of Eliott B. Shaver, 1840-1919
(Fannie J.'s maiden name was Perrigo)

41Corey M. Shaver
(Corey M. was a son of Joshua P. and Mary (Wordon) Shaver and a gr. gr. grandson of Philip Shaver. He died Nov. 14, 1928. No stone marks his grave)

42Harry Howard Shaver
(Harry Howard was a son of George McClellen and Rosa Shaver and a gr. gr grandson of Philip Shaver. He was born Oct. 2, 1892 and died Feb. 6, 1941 No stone marks his grave. he is believed to be the last burial in the Shaver Cemetery.)

43Ruby Cora Shaver
(Ruby Cora was an infant daughter of George McClellen Shaver, Jr. & Jennie Frances Knecht and a gr. gr. gr. granddaughter of Philip Shaver. No dates of birth or death are known and no stone marks her grave)

44Elias H. Holcomb, 1844-1917
(Elias H. was a husband of Mary E. Shaver)

45Mary E., wife of Elias Holcomb,
born Aug. 14, 1845 died Oct 27, 1871
(Mary E. was a daughter of James H. and Lovisa Shaver and a granddaughter of Philip Shaver)

46Annie L. Holcomb, wife of John S. Wintermute
born Aug. 25, 1866 died Sep 23, 1887
(Annie was a daughter of Mary E. Shaver and Elias H. Holcomb and a gr. granddaughter of Philip Shaver)

47Father, Joseph Calkins, Born 1826 Died 1896
Mother, Mary C. Calkins, Born 1835, Died 1912

48Calkins, Mother Almina M., Born May 25, 1860
Died May 21, 1901
Father, Ambrose F. Born Aug. 17, 1851
Died Mar. 22, 1915
(We believe the Calkins family were buried here because there was a marriage between the Holcomb and Calkins families. At one time a small stone wall separated these graves from the rest of the Shaver Cemetery)


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