Washington County, PA

Zion United Brethren Cemetery

Rural Route 1

Claysville, Donegal Township, Washington County, PA 15323

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Zion United Brethren Cemetery  

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Lat: 40°10'16.61"N,  Lon:80°27'18.16"W.
Donegal Township

Directions from Claysville, Pa: From Main Street and Wayne Street (PA-231), proceed north on PA-231 for 5.2 miles.  The Cemetery will be on the left.

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), Zion Chapel of the United Brethren Church dates back to the year 1800, when the first organization was effected. The members at about that time (and who, as is believed, were the original ones) were Christopher Winter, Daniel Rice, George Crider, William Barnhart, George Framer, Capt. Jacob Miller, Andrew Deeds, David Simmons, William Sheller, George Kerns.

The first house of worship of this congregation was erected on Christopher Winter's land, at about the time of the organization. It was a log building, two stories high, with a gallery. The second meeting-house was built in 1839, and after being in use for twenty years gave place, in 1859, to the edifice which has since been the place of worship of the congregation. The present membership of this church includes about fifty persons.

The church and cemetery is now called Zion United Methodist.

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John Richey - March 25, 1862


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