Warren County, PA

Bill Burying Ground

a.k.a. - Old Bill's Cemetery

Pittsfield Township, Warren County, PA

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     DIRECTIONS TO CEMETERY: - at Pittsfield intersection of Rt. 27 & Rt 7, take Rt 7  west about 2.25 miles to the first turn off past Barton Run Rd. T441, to entrance of Brokenstraw Gravel Pit.  Bear right, go clear through the Pit, staying to the right up an incline into the woods.  Cemetery is about 100 feet off the old woods road.

Bill Burying Ground is an original project of

 Laura M. Brainard

     This almost abandoned cemetery is located two miles west of Pittsfield, Warren County, Penna., off Rt. 6.  It is necessary to wade Brokenstraw Creek in order to reach it.  The property once belonged to Chauncey Bill but was owned by F. E. Billsborough in 1951 when the inscriptions were copied by Mrs. Laverne Voght and Mrs. Frances Ramsey.  Mr. Billsborough accompanied and assisted us.  Mr. Billsborough reported remembering a William Farnum being buried here.  He was shot as a group of boys were playing with guns.

     This cemetery needs attention badly in 1951.  Many stones are down.  It is brushed occasionally by Mr. Billsborough.  After leaving the attractive motor court on Route 6 on the west end of Pittsfield, count three farm houses on the right.  At the third (yellow brick type asphalt siding) stop and park.  Cross the cow pasture and wade the Little Brokenstraw.  Turn left and up the bank.  The bleached trunk of an old chestnut tree and a huge oak mark the site.

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Andrews, Olive Pirena, (view 2), d/o James & Emily M., d. 18 Aug 1844, aged 11M 29D

Berry, Abigail, d/o O.F. & Amanda, d. 31 Mar 1849, aged 1Y 4M 2D

Berry, Amanda M., w/o O.F., d. 06 Oct 1860, aged 36Y 5M

B., C., unknown

B., G. C., unknown

B., H., unknown

Bill, Chauncy, [d. 10 May 1837, aged 48Y], U.S. Soldier, War of 1812

Bill, Chester, [no photo available], 02 May 1845, aged ?4Y 4M 19D, (stone broken into fragments in 1951 survey)

Bill, Eunice, w/o Chester, d. 04 Oct 1841, aged 65Y 5M 11D

Bill, Oriscus C., s/o H.M. & Electa, d. 14 Mar 1851, aged 13Y 11M 9D

Durlin, Benjamin, d. 12 Jun 1857, aged 59Y 10M 4D

Durlin, Goodwin, [no photo available], d. 17 Feb 1875, aged 53Y 10M 27D

Durlin, Sabry L., d/o G. B. & L.M., d. 15 Apr 1862, aged ?

Goodwin, Norton N., s/o Isaac & Sally Ann, d. 08 Aug 1853, aged 16Y 11M 22D

Holcomb, Elizabeth Amanda, d/o Sterling & Eunice A., d. 27 Sep 1841, aged 1Y 3M 9D

H., E. A.

J., M.

Jordan, Margaret, d/o Elijah & Betsey, d. 09 Sep 1841, aged 15Y 9M

Page, Joseph L., 25 Dec 1810 - 03 Jun 1884

Page, Nancy A., d/o J.L. & D.M., d. 02 Nov 1857, aged 14Y 9M 5D

Roughton, Harlum, d. 25 May 1842, aged 17Y 1M 10D, WAR of 1812 flag marker

Smith, Fanny S., 20 Oct 1825 - 29 Nov 1890

Smith, Jackson, s/o Oscar & Fannie, d  Mar 1859?

Thompson, Noama, w/o Hinman, d. 27 May 1857?

Thompson, Unknown

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