West Pittston Cemetery

West Pittston copied @ 10 am Jan 22 1986 a warm 54 degree day. It is off Wyoming Avenue and Linden Street in West Pittston. Most stones are chipped or badly pitted. There are 14 other stones that are unmarked.

Note: This cemetery is officially known as the Jenkins-Harding Cemetery. The land for the cemetery was given by Judge John Jenkins shortly after the Wyoming Massacre. Benjamin and Stukely (two brothers, not one individual as it appears in the table) were the first two people buried in this cemetery. They were killed by Indians on June 30, 1778, and are considered the first two victims of the Wyoming Massacre (July 3, 1778).
On an interesting note, the Harding stones were moved several feet to the West when Wyoming Avenue was straightened -- the bodies were left in place "as not to disturb the rest of the dead." However, when the tracks were laid for an electric streetcar, an electric pole was driven through Stephen's grave.
The note added to this page was submitted by: Ken Thomas(Great-great-great-great-great grandson of Stephen Harding and Amy Gardner)

Surname Given Name Birth Date Death Date Notes
Baker Catherine Jenkins 10 Oct 1824 1485 77 yrs 8 mth 16d
Bender Catherine Vandeburg 1896 1918 (sister)
Coudey Harriet Lucinda   19 Dec 1836 28y 5m 8d wf of John R
Fillmore William     rest in ground
Goodwin Harris Jenkins 30 Oct 1829 24 Jan 1861  
Goodwin Edwin M 3 May 1831 3 Jul 1866  
Goodwin Florence J     no other data
Goodwin Sally   20 Aug 1835 2y 4m 3d dau of David & Rachel
H-----       son of John &Lizzie
Harding Amy Gardner 1725 1803 mother of Benj Stuckley
Harding Benjamin & Stuckley   30 Jun 1778 Killed by Indians @ Exeter
Harding Stephen   11 Oct 1789  
Horner Anthony   12 Dec 1846 78y 11m 12d
Houston William 22 mar 1893 3-Mar-51 Pa Sgt 109 Field Arty 28 Div WW1
Jenkins Rachel 4 Jan 1792 30 Jul 1877  
Jenkins William 11 Feb 1811 18 Oct 1836  
Jenkins Col. Harris 22 Jul 1785 11 Aug 1850  
Jenkins Mary Booth 14 Feb 1790 1 Aug 1879  
Jenkins John   15 Oct 1796 21y 3m son of Col.
Jenkins William   25 Mar 1813 25y 11m
Jenkins Franklin   7 Dec 1832 44y
Jenkins Thomas   22 Apr 1812 51y 3m 3d
Jenkins Benjamin   28 May 1861 68y 6m 2d son of Thomas & Elinor
Jenkins Holden T   2 Feb 1833 10y 3m 22d Son of Benj & Sally
Jenkins Hugh   24 Jun 1819 4m son of Benj & Sally
Jenkins Thomas 29 Oct 1813 15 Mar 1888 Son of Benj & Sally
Jenkins Caroline Gangover 10 Dec 1816 29 Jul 1892  
Jenkins J. Hyde   9 Jan 1850 35y 2m 3d
Jenkins Walter H 1903 1980  
Jenkins Clare E 1898 1972  
Jenkins E. Coray 1864 1946  
Jenkins Elizabeth 1865 1953  
Jenkins Ralph L 1894 1940 Co C 305 Amm trn Pvt 1st cl 80 Div
Jenkins Mary     dau of Margaret, rest of stone Missing
Polen William   27 Jun 1839 86y 2m 22d
Polen Catherine   12 Jan 1836 74y wife of Wm
Scovell Anderson   24 Jun 1815 28y 10m 28d
Scovell Sarah   10 Oct 1817  
Scovell Fanny     dau of Theophlis
Shaw Samuel   3 Jun 1826 16y 3m 10d
Smith Lucy   30 Sep 1820 66y
Smith David   24 Feb 1811 63y
Smith Betsy   22 Aug 1788 37y
Smith George   11 Jul 1798 11m
Smith Charles   14 Aug 1800 2y
Todd William H 1889 1972  
Todd Cora Mae 1888 1985  
Vandenburg J.L.   11 Apr 1890 72y 3m 26d
Vandenburg Rachel J   28 Jan 1896 79y 7m 18d
Vandenburg Martha E 1856 1940  
Vandenburg Anna M 1862 1943 (Mother)
Vandenburg James H 1854 1934 (Father)
Vandenburg Fred S 1891 1918 (Brother)
Vandenburg Samuel L 1849 1909  
Vandenburg John M 1850 1915  
Vandenburg Nezzie Gothings 1909 1944  
Walters Mary Vandenburg 1888 1968  

This information was submitted by Suzanne LaFrance

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