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Jane and James McBurney Tombstones, Robinson Run Cemetery

Instantly recognizable as the work of the Master of the Curly G, these two stones have inscriptions beginning simply “the grave of”—a curious family tradition also observed by… 27 more words

Early Settlers

Gideon Miller Tombstone, Prospect Cemetery

This is one of the earlier burials that were moved from nearby churchyards to Prospect Cemetery in Brackenridge, and it is probably the most artistic early-settler tombstone Father Pitt has yet found in this area. 104 more words

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Richard Coulter Tombstone, Bethany Cemetery

memory of
who departed this life
May 4th 1821, Aged 22 years
Long, long expected home, and lo:
Home he has scarcely come, 145 more words

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Master of the Curlicue I in Canonsburg

Oak Spring Cemetery

In memory of
James R. Sinclair
who departed this life
Jan. the 21, AD 1843.
aged 5 months.

Two early-settler graveyards at opposite ends of Canonsburg have tombstones inscribed by some of the same local craftsmen. 235 more words

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Sarah Ransom Grave, Trinity Churchyard

This little stone lay hidden under the ground until 2008, when a landscaper almost literally stumbled on it. It marks the grave of a small child who died in 1794, and that is all we know about her. 34 more words

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Dr. Nathaniel Bedford Monument, Trinity Churchyard

Dr. Nathaniel Bedford was the first physician in Pittsburgh. He came with the British to Fort Pitt and stayed. Here are two paragraphs from the  453 more words


Morgan Tombstones, Bethany Cemetery

In Memory of
Who departed this life
h the 7th 1836
th year of his age

Here is a pair of tombstones by the same extraordinary folk artist—and, because he actually signed one of them, we know his name: H. 96 more words