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Postlethwaite Cemetery

Long Hollow, Mifflin County Pennsylvania

 

Cemetery View 1, 2  Contributor: Ed Bratton

 

John POSTELTHWAIT, d. 10/6/1802, aged 66y  Contributor: Ed Bratton

 

Joseph POSTLATHWAIT, d. 12/3/1862, aged 53y  Contributor: Ed Bratton

 

The following information was contributed to the Mifflin County USGenWeb Project by Vonda DeMerritt

 

Copied from C.E. Postlethwaite's note book with his notes

 

On the 26th of August 1878 I visited the old Postlethwaite homestead in Long Hollow, Mifflin Co., PA, on which my Great Grandfather settled about 1789. He died Oct. 6th 1802. After his death my Grandfather, Thomas Irvin Postlethwaite, resided on the farm until his decease Nov. 20th, 1856, and Uncle David Alexander Postlethwaite remained on the place until his death, Sept. 9th 1866.

 

After Uncle David's death the farm was purchesed by William Morgan (an uncle by marriage to Jane Rebecca Postlethwaite) who leased to Uncle William Armstrong Postlethwaite, now residing on the farm.

 

From the Tombstones in the old Burial place on this farm I copied the following inscriptions:

 

John Postlethwaite
Died Oct 6th 1802
In the 66th year of his age
(Note: Great Grandfather)
In Memory of Samuel Postlethwaite
Died Dec 26, 1809
Aged 34 Years
(Note: Brother of Grandfather Thos. I. Postl.)
Eleanor Irvin
Died March 1811
Aged 80 Years
(Note: Mother of Susannah Irvin who md. Great Grandfather John Postl...... Emigrated from Ireland)
In Memory of Col. William Postlethwaite
who died July 4th 1831
Aged 71 years
(Note: Half brother of Thos. I. Postl.)
Susannah Postlethwaite
Died February 25th 1833
In the 79th year of her age
(Note: Great Grandmother.2nd wife John P. Emigrated with her mother from Ireland)
In Memory of Elizabeth,
consort of Col. William Postlethwaite
who died Feby 28th 1842 Aged 83 years
 
Nancy, wife of Samuel Postlethwaite
Died Aug 23, 1855 Aged 76 Years
 
Thomas I. Postlethwaite
Died Nov 20, 1856
Aged 76 yrs 11 mos.
(Note: Grandfather)
Mary, Wife of Thos. I. Postlethwaite
Died July 2nd 1867
Aged 83 yrs 11 mos. 20 day
(Note: Grandmother)
Joseph Postlethwaite
Died Dec 3rd 1862
In the 53rd yr of his age
(Note: Son of Col. Wm. P. and nephew of Thos. I. Postl.)

 

There are quite a number of other graves which are without tombstones.

 

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