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Florence Presbyterian Cemetery

Burgettstown, Washington County, PA

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Florence Presbyterian Cemetery
Florence, Washington County, Pennsylvania

Address:
1088 Steubenville Pike
Burgettstown, PA 15021

Contact:
Paris Presbyterian Church
127 Steubenville Pike,
Burgettstown, PA, 15021
(724) 729-3450

Lat: 40°25'55.95"N, Lon: 80°26'9.74"W
Hanover Township

     Directions: From Burgettstown head south on S Main St toward John L Brunner Bypass Rd; Sharp left at John L Brunner Bypass Rd/PA-18 N and continue to follow PA-18 N for 4.5 mi; slight left at Steubenville Pike, on right about .01mi.

     According to Boyd Crumrine’s, "History of Washington County, Pennsylvania with Biographical Sketches of Many of Its Pioneers and Prominent Men" (Philadelphia: L. H. Leverts & Co., 1882), the Florence cemetery dates from around 1799 when the church at Kings Creek was moved to Cross Roads (later named Florence). In this old ground, many of the old settlers in this section of country were buried. The Rev. Robert Fulton, who founded the Florence Academy in 1832, died Aug. 20, 1842, in Wellsburg, Va., in the 38th year of his age, and was buried here. The Rev. Elisha McCurdy was buried here, and the following is inscribed upon his tombstone:

     "In memory of the Rev. Elisha McCurdy, Late Pastor of the Congregation of Cross Roads. Born October 15th, 1763. Licensed June 24th, 1799. Ordained and Installed Pastor June, 1800. A Pastor 35 years and minister of the Gospel 46 years. Died July 22d, 1845. He took an active part in the great revival of 1802, and was distinguished for his zealous labors in the cause of Indian Missions."

     The Florence Presbyterian Church merged with the Paris Presbyterian Church in November 2005. The cemetery remains but there is no longer an active church at this address.

     This data was collected by the DAR and found in the genealogy section of the Washington PA library. The data is from 1937 so the burial records may not be complete.

(contributed by Gary Caldwell)


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Duncan, David, emigrated from Northern Ireland in 1700's, (contributed by Gary Caldwell)

Duncan, David, 1791 - 1872, (contributed by Gary Caldwell)

Duncan, Polly McFarren, 1794 - 1860, (contributed by Gary Caldwell)

Livingston, Thomas, (contributed by Gary Caldwell)

Livingston, Thomas, 1755 - 1849, (contributed by Gary Caldwell)

Livingston, Elizabeth Carr, w/o Thomas, (contributed by Gary Caldwell)

Livingston, William, (contributed by Gary Caldwell)

Livingston, Elizabeth McFarren Duncan, w/o William, (contributed by Gary Caldwell)

McFarren, William II, 1757 - 1826, (contributed by Gary Caldwell)

McFarren, Polly Scott, 1756 - 1817, (contributed by Gary Caldwell)

McFarren, John, father of William II, (contributed by Gary Caldwell)

McFarren, William I, father of John, (contributed by Gary Caldwell)


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