History and Establishment of the Newbury Cemetery

1750 - 1768

Newbury - Thomas Spencer, one of the sons of James Spencer took up the tract of land owned by John Mitchell and Abraham Augustine and donated the Newbury Lot to the episcopal Church.

1810 - 1812

The then members of the Church built and erected a log meeting house on the Lot donated by Thomas Spencer before spoken of and recieved a deed for the same from Spencer's vendee John Cockinbaugh dated March 25, 1814 made to Edward Kemp, John Kemp, John Heston and John Foshey as trustees of the Methodist Congreation in Addison Twp., Pennsylvania which was witnessed by James Boardman at which place a society was formed and continued until 1836 - 1837 which property is now under the ownership and control of the Addison Circuit. The original trustee all having died or removed, the quarterly conference at its meeting July 8, 1839 appointed as thrustees John Bowlin, Robert Robinson, John Easter and Joseph Justice, trustees in the stead.

November 29, 1849

Newbury - On motion of M. A. Ross, the C. P. was directed to fill the Board of Trustees forNewbury and the trustees empowered to enter into an agreement with the School Directors to build a new house to be used as a school house and preaching place but not to bind the church for any expenses.

1888 - 1889

Newbury Cemetery - M. A. Ross, Geo. Wass, H. Rishebarger, Jeremiah Bowlin, Wm Stark, Samuel Pullin, S. Ryland, James E. Easter & Samuel Lakel.

Mintues read and approved.

*Note: References to Newbury taken from Record books of the Addison Circuit compiled by M. A. Ross (This information was recieved by me from "Fran Swearman" member of the Addison Historical Society.

Back to Addison Township
Back to Somerset County PAGenWeb

Return to the top of this page

Last Revised: March 22, 2010
©Somerset County, PAGenWeb