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Andrew M. Russel and Andrew Russel, Sr., Tombstone, Oak Spring Cemetery

A simple rectangular stone is unusual in this era. This stone commemorates two Andrew Russels (note the spelling of the name). The first died in 1808 at six years old. 151 more words

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Jacob, Elizabeth, and Charity Bell Tombstones, Chartiers Hill Cemetery

Three different burials in the same family plot show us three different styles of early-settler tombstones.

Jacob Bell lived the longest of the three: he was buried in 1842. 243 more words

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Margaret, Mary M., and George Allison Tombstone, Chartiers Hill Cemetery

This triple tombstone, the only one of its kind from its era that Father Pitt has ever seen, remembers three Allison children who all died in January of 1836. 28 more words

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Ann Fink Tombstone, Oak Spring Cemetery

Only about half this tombstone is visible above ground—enough to tell us the name and death date (1832), and to show us that the stone itself was a very attractive piece of folk art.

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Margaret Templeton Tombstone, Oak Spring Cemetery

Somehow the stonecutter managed to run out of room twice while cutting the name “Templeton” into this stone for a young wife who died at the age of twenty-eight. 42 more words

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David and Ann Reed Tombstones, Oak Spring Cemetery

David Reed was one of the early settlers in the Canonsburg area, according to the cemetery’s Web site; we know that he was here by at least 1779. 163 more words

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Agness and Matthew Bowland Tombstone, Oak Spring Cemetery

A good and mostly well-preserved early-settler tombstone. It would have been erected in 1825 when Matthew died, to judge by the fact that the inscription seems to have been made all at once. 78 more words

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