Rea Family Cemetery
Barnett Township 

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Local legend tells us that three members of a Rea family are buried in the woods off of Blood Road not to far from the Blue Ridge Cemetery.  Eugene F. Throop in his book Forest County, Pennsylvania Cemetery Inscriptions relates the legend as well.

The story says that the individuals had died of a contagious disease and so they were buried away from others.

There was a George Rea family living in the area from 1900 - 1930. George and his wife Rossetta are buried in the Clarington Cemetery. The three known children lived into adulthood. George's mother Catherine was living with them, it is unknown where she is buried. His father Patterson is suppose to be buried in the Fisher Presbyterian Cemetery in Clarion County.  I found no other published history of this family showing any other children born to the family.

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