May 14, 2024

Taggarts Presbyterian Church Cemetery, Lafferty OH

Let me throw out my disclaimer that I am just a tourist who was visiting the area.

I do not know of who cares for this cemetery. I was pleasantly surprised that it had been somewhat recently mowed when I visited May 11, 2024.
I'm so glad GPS is a thing since I wouldn't have ever found this place otherwise!
It would have been a tight squeeze if I'd met another vehicle on this road!
This is a very hilly area, too.
This is where it told me to turn!
Once I got past that little stand of trees on the left, all I could say is ...
Wow!

This is a beautiful little cemetery.
All I could do is stand there and look and listen for a few minutes.

All of the graves are from the 1800s with Revolutionary War Vets.
Some are broken and neatly piled up.
Sometimes I couldn't tell if there was one or more stones piled up.

I bounced my pics off of FindAGrave, so I was able to find some names, dates & interesting info. 
Benjamin Franklin Hannum
April 20, 1825 - Jan 15, 1826
son of John & Hanna
Thomas Culbertson
Aug 22, 1799 - Aug 18, 1862
Rev. Alexander Calderhead
born near Glasgow, Scotland
Aug 11, 1752 - Jan 31, 1812
Find a Grave has a lot of his genealogy in it.
Robert Martin
1762 - Apr 6, 1825
Samuel McWillaims
3rd Batt Lancaster Co Mil PA
Revolutionary War
Built a mill north of town 1816
Husband of Jane Wilson
Feb 22, 1753 - Apr 29, 1825
Polly Jane
1817 - Jul 3, 1835
daughter of Thomas & Nancy McWilliams
George N Sharp
Nov 15, 1781 - Jan 12, 1840
George N. Sharp
1781-1840
Asst Judge Common Pleas Court
State Senator 1835-1836
Colonel Ohio Militia 1821
Husband of Nancy A Henderson
The name is long gone, but look at how beautiful the carvings are!
John Henderson
1747 - Jun 5, 814
Pennsylvania Line
Revolutionary War
Died 1814 Aged 67 years
Husband of Martha Long
Martha Long Henderson
wife of John
Jun 18, 1754 - May 8, 1829
Margaret McConnell Henderson
wife of Robert
Aug 9, 1789 - Apr 4, 1861
There were all sorts of critters in here - I can confirm a deer, but also something larger than a squirrel, smaller than said deer...
Joseph Culbertson
1760 - Mar 31, 1850
William Drennen
1789 - Sep 10, 1828
I was just trying to get a pic of this robin who had been flying all around me, and I absolutely love this shot!
Mary Morton McConnell (left)
Aug 12, 1764 - Mar 28, 1839
John McConnell (right)
Apr 1, 1763 - Oct 16, 1831
George McConnell
Jan 17, 1796 - Dec 17 1849
John Boyd
Continental Line
Revolutionary War
1756 - Dec 29, 1832
Pretty sure I got the back of this stone. Whoops!
Joseph Lyons
1773 - Feb 3, 1859
There's info in his FindAGrave memorial that he was born in Ireland and was a War of 1812 veteran.
Ann Lyon
wife of George
1772 - Jul 11, 1824
wonder why the "s" is missing off her last name?
...this looks to be the back of a stone, too!
Margaret Gillespie Taylor
wife of William
Apr 13, 1817 - Jan 13, 1885
William Taylor
Aug 2, 1817 - Aug 28, 1893
John Taylor
Oct 1, 1783 - Aug 25, 1861
Mary Gillespie
Mar 31, 1839 - Jan 19, 1861
daughter of John & Margaret
Margaret Gillaspie
wife of John
1813 - Feb 18, 1862
William Thompson
Jan 16, 1831 - Oct 16, 1878
died of "erysipelas" - a common bacterial skin infection
Elizabeth Hogue Thompson
Nov 18, 1788 - Apr 20, 1864
Ann Hawthorne Patterson
1793 - Jan 21, 1877
M.A.
Could possibly be Martha Armstrong?
1805-1830
There are 2 memorials in FindAGrave. One has no photo and the other has a stone with this shape but a full inscription. Maybe I got the back again?? Or a footstone?
Riccadilla Barton
1841 - Jan 31, 1843
son of J&M Barton
That's one really unusual name!
Mary Ellen Barton
Jan 10, 1832 - Feb 25, 1835
daughter of J&M Barton
Abigail Culbertson Walker
Mar 10, 1810 - Sep 20, 1879
The name is gone, but it's an interesting shape.
James Walker
Dec 7, 1808 - Mar 3, 1886
William Boyd
Jul 3, 1789 - Apr 27, 1877
Looks like I got the back again!
This one is very illegible. When I zoomed in on my phone, I can see a few random letters, but that's it.
Robert Armstrong
PA Militia
Revolutionary War
1755 - Jan 27, 185
Husband of Rosanna McGowan
William Black
1773 - Aug 7, 1856
James Black
1770 - May 13, 1855
Patrick Black
1777 - Apr 20, 1849
(left)
Infant Caldwell
Jan 10, 1854 - Jan 13, 1854
daughter of W&MJ Caldwell
(right)
James Caldwell
May 18, 1860 - Sep 30, 1863
son of W&MJ Caldwell
William Caldwell
Feb 14, 1814 - Nov 4, 1880
John Nickols
Nov 25, 1782 - Apr 30, 1856
His obituary said he died suddenly on his farm and was esteemed as an excellent neighbor and an honest man.
Hannah Osborne Nickols
Jun 15, 1784 - May 10, 1843
consort of John Nickols
Martha Hogue
Oct 16, 184 - Nov 11, 1891
Beautiful view!
Martha Watt Hogue
Jun 23, 1780 - Aug 24, 1867
I believe this is Jonas Atkinson
Feb 21, 1825 - Apr 10, 1870


I'd like to go back to visit again!