Susquehanna Headstones - susquehannaheadstones
Welcome to Susquehanna Headstones! This site consists of photographs I have taken of headstones in Susquehanna County, PA. I am currently working on transcribing and photographing all of the county's cemeteries. This will certainly not be an overnight endeavor, especially when the weather refuses to cooperate. Please feel free to use these photos for genealogical purposes, but afford me the courtesy of the photo credit. Feel free to contact me with any questions, requests, or howdies. Enjoy your visit!
INDEX pages are provided to make the site more searchable. Please read the Index Intro to see how to, hopefully, find the people you are searching for a little easier. Of course, you are welcome to browse every cemetery! The indexes are currently under construction, will mainly be my winter project, so if you have any questions about exactly where a photo may be, please ask and I can help you find it. I just added a site search widget -- we'll see if it works...
SPECIAL NOTE: Due to sheer size Montrose Cemetery is going to be split up into sections. I may combine some sections, in which case the section will be in parens after the person's name. Each album cover will bear a hand drawing of the cemetery.
Please see the Misc Pictures page for samples of headstones that I have cleaned.
Some of the photos on this site are contributions from other photographers. If no name is mentioned in the transcription of the stone, the photo is mine. Otherwise, the contributing photographer will be credited in the transcription section. Thank you!
Some genealogical and historical notes can be found on the Forum page. This can also be used as an info inquiry/swap page. As well as my source notes on any given source used quite often throughout the site.
Note: If you have info that an ancestor is buried in a particular cemetery and they are not shown here, that does not mean they are not in that cemetery. It may only be that I have not yet photographed that marker.
I will also include photos from other areas I visit, such as Broome County, NY; Logan County, WV, etc.
Please feel free to add any historical or genealogical information that you would like to share concerning individuals, families, places, etc.
Remember us for we too have lived, loved and laughed. - on the cemetery gate in "Shutter Island"
"What we have done for ourselves alone dies with us; What we have done for others and the world remains and is immortal." Albert Pike
To contact me, email:
3/17/2013 1:34:05 PM - 002026843542
Hey, Everyone I'm just now seeing some of the comments here - haven't been getting the messages for some reason...Julie S: I've been trying to figure out how to add a search option, but I can't figure it out. There is an index to (hopefully) make it a little easier). Tamara W: Do you know where she's buried? And thank you to all for the compliments!! It's something I really enjoy doing and knowing it's helping others is pretty awesome1 :)
3/13/2013 2:43:32 AM - 006059428283
What a great idea. You have helped me in so many ways. I have searched and searched for dates of death for my of my descendants and this site... wow.. you nailed mostly all of them, those of which were located in the same cemetary. Only thing missing is a search option to search names of the decedents.
Thank you for all your hard work!
12/18/2012 5:28:20 PM - 006038962784
looking for my moms headstone
9/14/2012 3:44:52 PM - 005099840697
You have such a nice cause. I'm sure this will be very helpful. You also have very nice pictures, too. Good luck!
9/11/2012 3:19:43 PM - fb:100003652294747
Laurel!! THIS is AWESOME!!! I didnt even KNOW you had a website!! Keep growing at this rate and you'll have to start hiring employees!! Oh wait--you have already got 3 ready made right there at home!! =D
7/9/2012 9:27:40 PM - 005019868124
I am amazed at what you have done. I have looked for a listing of my Bennett & Lyons families in Montrose forever. You are a saint! Marge Howe
5/28/2012 8:45:23 AM - 005005606949
Thanks for the photo of my GGGG Grandmother Patty Roberts headstone.
Alan - Happy to help!! Hopefully will be getting to West Auburn soon!
5/25/2012 10:12:45 PM - 004098325454
Sorry -- i wasnt sure if i should put this in the question section or not but i was just curious about what camera/lens you are using?
Jay C - I've used 3 different cameras so far. Most of them were done with a Canon Rebel Xti, either 50mm or 28 mm lenses, but I recently switched to an Olympus VR-320 with auto focus. The first camera I had I honestly don't remember what it was other than Kodak...
5/25/2012 8:29:24 PM - 004098827734
This is such a wonderful thing that you're doing. God bless you.
I enjoy doing it!!!
5/20/2012 6:39:10 PM - 005003830754
Thank you for completing the Montrose Cemetery. I found three individuals...I'm very excited. I was wondering if you have plans of doing any cemeteries in Brooklyn, Pa? My ancestors obit states that he was buried in Brooklyn, Pa. I am thinking that would be Brooklyn Old Cemetery. I am not that familiar with the area...any suggestions is always helpful.
Joan - I do plan on doing all of the cemeteries in the county - and a few in other states - there are 3 cemeteries in Brooklyn, 2 right across the street from each other. I will be getting over that way, hopefully this summer! OH, and I've not yet finished Montrose Cemetery. I have not done the new section yet, everytime I go over to do it there's a funeral in progress. I have also recently gotten the job as bookkeeper so will be able to identify some of the unknowns, and have found a couple of buried stones in the old section as well.
12/12/2011 11:35:41 PM - 002026843542
Corie - from the date I am guessing that he is buried in the newer section. I'm going to try to get over there in the spring. Everytime I had a chance to go photograph the new section a funeral was in progress so I wasn't able to do any work.
12/6/2011 4:53:42 PM - 004066543592
I have an uncle in the Montrose Cemetery that I can not find in any of your indexes, if you could please help me. Herman Robert MacGeorge Born 1914 and died 2002
6/17/2011 2:24:43 AM - 003043522647
Glendon W. please contact firstname.lastname@example.org I have a lot of information about your family in the Fairdale Cemetery. Sue Bennett-Dyson
5/31/2011 12:06:41 AM - 002093460444
Thank You for your hard work. I now have a solid foundation for better understanding the Stone family in susquehanna county, especially those buried in the McKeeby Cemetery. Dan Stone
1/20/2011 2:34:14 AM - 003086498822
You all have enabled me to visit my ancestors monuments while living so far away. Words cannot describe the gratitude I have for your work. My family (Warner) has deep roots in Susquehanna (Fairdale) and because of your work I am able to pay respects and pass the knowledge on to my only child. Thank you all!
10/17/2009 6:09:26 PM - 002093460444
This is a wonderful site for anyone interested in Susquehanna County history or genealogy. I hope I can contribute some photos when I get up home and take some. I have family in the "old" Brooklyn Cemetery, Brooklyn (Westside), the Strickland Cemetery in Springville, and The McKeeby Cemetery in South Montrose. If you think some coordination would be helpful, please contact me - I am registered and the contact data is good.
9/15/2009 7:21:43 PM - 000080829124
Laurel, this is a truly amazing accomplishment on your part. You go girl!
Is Kinne the believed maiden name? Or a remarried name?
Little Meadows Cemetery
This cemetery has been moved from the "L" page to the "M" page because I learned that the correct name is in fact Maplewood. 8 Nov 2011
I am looking for Thomas Morley's wife who we believe is Sarah(Kinne?). They both were born around 1769. He is buried in a West Auburn cemetary. She is supposed to have live until 100 years. We have no idea what happened after he died young. Some of the kids went west. My sides settled in southeastern michigan, built a mill. I know the place well.
He is supposed to have jumped the british ship on the east coast with his brother. I presume his brother's name is john, but we have no real info on that. Can anyone help me with this?
Re: CEMETERY RESTORATION PROJECT
Well, this is going to take longer to get going as it turns out my info was wrong. The cemetery is on private property and I'm having difficulty tracking down the owner. Once I locate said owner I will hopefully get permission to do this.
CEMETERY RESTORATION PROJECT
I'm currently organizing (in the very early stages) a cemetery restoration project for Patch aka Old Forest Lake Cemetery. I am hoping to begin the actual work this spring. This winter I am focusing on finding volunteers to help, getting pointers on headstone repair (Thanks Noel!!), and applying for funding for repairs as it qualifies for Historic Burial Site status. As well as searching for a way in without crossing private property (I think I found it)...that's the hardest part! Anyone in the area who would care to put in a few hours of backbreaking fun, please let me know!!! :) All are welcome to help out!! This cemetery has not been used in 110 years and is in dire need of some attention.
More info will be posted as I get things rolling.
Emily Blackman on Google Books
John Locke, Deans Family
I have added a transcription of John Locke's Revolutionary War Pension application to the forum, as well as a brief bit on the Deans family.
Added more pages
Rather than try to fit all of the cemeteries onto a single page I have created more pages, dividing the cemeteries up alphabetically. As I get more on here this will hopefully help keep it neater and more user-friendly.
I've added a forum page to this
Hopefully you guys will find this useful. The board can be used to swap Susquehanna genealogy info and ask questions of each other, or just get to know each other. So feel free to discuss genealogy, history, the weather, whatever here.
Q & A
Louise asked if there was a search option on here.
I don't see anyway to make one. I've posted a surname list in the description for each cemetery and the photos are arranged alphabetically. Hopefully this will help.
Laurel, I have many pictures of headstones from St John's cemetery in Susquehanna PA, also I live in Susquehanna and can take more pictures. Do you want these for your website?
Visit our Facebook page and say Hey! I've been trying to play catch up because when the weather is gorgeous I'm out in it photographing. So I'm working on Dimock, St Bonaventure, St Francis, Fairdale...and a few others. Old Section of Montrose is DONE. Working on the index (although it doesn't look like it here).
HAPPY 4TH OF JULY!!
Hope all are well and safe and having a good time celebrating our independence from foreign rule. I spent the day with a Rev War veteran -- A Mr John Darrow who happened to have passed away on this date in 1854. I was sure to thank him as I took his photo. You'll be able to view it, probably tomorrow after the parade. I had a nice little visit with some of his descendants as well. Hopefully they'll find Mr darrow here and be able to print a copy of his photos. Until next time -- Be safe, and always Remember.
So maybe I'll have more time to head out and photograph. Also, next week I'll be going to WV and photographing some cemeteries out there with my cousin, so I'll be posting some more out-of-state for me photos in a couple weeks.
HAPPY MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND!!!
Hope everyone has a good and safe time!! I'll be at Salt Springs myself, enjoying hiking and bbqing. When I return I'll add about 200 more photos I have for Montrose Cemetery (which, it turns out, is actually called Oakland Cemetery!!! Who knew??). Until then, be safe, have fun, and remember to Honor All Dead, each a hero in their own way.
HAPPY ST PATRICK'S DAY
And I am BACK!!! Went to Burdick Cemetery 2 weekends ago (don't have the pictures up yet, but will soon), and had a nice picnic lunch in Montrose Cemetery today with my 3 year old son. He wants to do it again tomorrow, and I think we will!! Will have today's photos up soon as well. I have not started cleaning stones yet, but I do have the solution and all the supplies are ready. I think I'll start cleaning in a week or two. Let Spring get going first. It is sooo wonderful to be back outdoors, in the cemeteries, taking pictures!!!! HELLO SPRING (early).
Well, it looks like Old Man Winter finally shut me down for the season. At least he held off a month later than usual. Making up for all the rain this summer, I guess. So, while it's too cold to photograph I will be researching the people I've photographed and adding info to the site. Please continue with any contributions you may have to offer!!! I'm going to be getting some headstone cleaner toward spring as well, so I may branch out into the headstone cleaning business. We shall see what fate allows...
Rain rain go away I'd like to go see graves today...
Harford Congregationalist Graveyard
14 Sept 2009 Photographed a little bit more in this one. This is going to take several trips as I can only get 2 or 3 good hours of light per day and rarely make it out there without help. But I'm getting there!!
Some of these photos will appear to be duplicated sometime (hopefully soon), as I have gotten a better camera since many of these were taken. If you see a picture that you'd like to have a better copy of, let me know and I will try to give it priority.
Burial Index Cemeteries A-F
Burial Index Cemeteries G-L
Burial Index Cemeteries M-R
Burial Index Cemeteries S-Z
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