Old Presbyterian Graveyard, Danville, Mountour County

Old Presbyterian Graveyard at Danville, Pa.

In the old Presbyterian graveyard at Danville, Pa., the following records of deceased residents have been copied. Who was first buried there is not positively known, but it is supposed to have been Robert Curry, who was cruelly murdered by the Indians, May 1, 1780, while traveling up the river from Northumberland with his wife. She was carried away a prisoner, but escaped the first night, returned, and securing the remains of her husband conveyed them to the Mahoning (Danville) settlement and had them there buried. Many of the earlier inscriptions have beon obliterated by the action of the elements. Some of the oldest remaining are as follows:

John Sechler, d. Oct. 5. 1831, aged 92.
Christina Sechler, b. Jan. 11, 1750; d Oct. 25, 1825.
John Sechler, Jr., d. July 16, 1844, aged 72.
Barbara, daugh. of Joseph and Elizabeth Sechler, d. Jan. 6, 1807.
Elizabeth Sechler, d. Feb. 11, 1846.
Sarah H. Sechler, d. Nov. 4, 1849.
Herman Sechler, b. Oct. 4. 1793; d. July 20, 1826.
Jacob P. Sechler, d. July 31, 1842.
Hannah Sechler, d. Jan. 7, 1829.
Christina, wife of George Bert, d. April 29, 1836, aged 33 years.
Peter Kolb. d. Jan. 5, 1845, age 74.
Aana, wife of Thomas D. Siglar. d. Dec. 7, 1843.
Rev. John B. Patterson, d. May 8, 1843, aged 70.
His wife, Rebecca Boyd. d. Jan. 20, 1842, aged 60.
John Boyd. d. Aug. 29, 1801, aged 24.
Gen. William Montgomery, d. May 1. 1816, aged 80.
William Montgomery, Jr., Jan. 1784; d. aged 22.
Gen. Daniel Montgomery, d. April 30, 1831, aged 65.
Christiana, his wife, d. Nov. 15, 1848, aged 77.
Margaret Montgomery Woodside, b. Jan. 8, 1784, d. aged 22
Alexander Montgomery, b. Oct. 8, 1777; d. May 29, 1848.
Sarah Caldwell Watson, b. May 13, 1815; d. Mar. 25, 1849.
John Thomas, b. May. 1802; d. Aug. 7, 1855.
John Russell, d. April 27, 1846, aged 66.
Robert Russell, d. Sept. 26. 1816.
James F. Russell, d. July 11. 1841.
Daniel Cameron, d. March 16, 1831, aged 55.
Catharine Cameron, d. July 11. 1849, aged 92.
Mary Childs Cameron, widow of Daniel. b. July 17. 1795, d. July 14, 1873.
John Gulic. d. Nov. 2, 1837, aged 66.
Mary Gulic, d. Oct. 2, 1848, aged 74.
Isaac Gulic, d. April 29, 1862, aged 60.
Margaret Gulic, b. Oct. 1, 1803; d. Oct. 20,1855
Gilbert Voris, d. March, 1797.
Jane Voris, d. Oct., 1816.
James Childs, b. June 16, 1793; d. Jan. 10, 1871.
John Childs, b. Feb. 12, 1798; d. Dec. 12, 1867.
Esther K. Childe, d. May 28, 1849, aged 63.
Margaret Childs, d. Dec. 1, 1834, aged 34.
Mary Gragg. wife of John Childs, d. July 31, 1846, aged 85.
Andrew Childs, d. May 7, 1864, aged 74.
Elizabeth Childs, b. July 10. 1809: d. Oct. 11, 1875.
James Kreapton, b. 1796; d. July 13,1875.
Thomas James, d. Dec. 17, 1863, aged 78.
Elizabeth James, d. Oct 12, 1863, aged 72.
James Everett d. Feb. 18, 1859, aged 78.
Isabella Everett, d. Jan. 19, 1849, aged 71.
Obed Everett, b. July 22, 1786; d. March 30, 1852.
Mary Everett, b. Nov. 20, 1789; d. April 14, 1852.
Daniel Barton, d. April 27, 1808, aged 71.
Thomas Cousart, d. Aug. 29, 1853, aged 59.
Robert Curry, b. Dec. 21, 1775; d. Dec. 14, 1857.
Mary Gurry, d. Nov. 21, 1848, need 57.
William Curry, b. June 16, 1778; d. Nov. 9, 1852.
Jane Curry, d. April 21, 1825, aged 75.
Jane McWilliams, d. Aug. 4, 1808, aged 30.
Elizabeth McWilliams, d. Jan. 9, 1813, aged 64.
Mary, wife of William Caldwell, d. Dec. 15, 1853, aged 77.
Andrew Clark, b. 1752; d. 1831.
Mary Clark, d. Aug. 3, 1806.
Florence, their daughter, b. May 19, 1792; d. May 28, 1841.
Catharine Sholes, wife of Orrin, d. June 8, 1826, aged 38.
Bridget, wife of Cyrus Sholee, d. Feb. 19, 1820, aged 57.
Thomas Lemon, d. Dec. 9, 1849, aged 62.
James Lemon, d. Jan. 6, 1843, aged 37.
James Lemon, Sr., d. Dec. 11, 1842, aged 85.
Rachel Lemon, his wife, d. Aug. 21, 1840, aged 75.
William Lemon, d. Jan. 3, 1847, aged 38.
Lucinda Lemon, d. Dec. 3, 1849, aged 22.
John McCullough, d. Nov. 15, 1832, aged 52.
Jane Crawford McCullough, d. Sept 12, 1853, aged 66.
George Miller, d. Oct. 20, 1843, aged 63.
Edward Hathaway, b. Nov. 1819; d. Dec. 8, 1875.
Peter Blue, d. March 19, 1826, aged 74.
Mary Blue, d. Sept. 28, 1838, aged 79.
Hon. William Montgomery, d. Jan 8, 1846, aged 73.
Jane Montgomery, d. Oct. 29, 1807.
Daniel W. Montgomery, d. Aug. 28, 1830, aged 39.
Capt. John S. Wilson, d. at Vera Cruz, April 12, 1847, aged 35; he was Captain of the Columbia Guards.
Joseph Cornelison, b. May 17, 1789; d. Aug. 18, 1851.
Lettia Cornelison, b. July 7, 1778; d. Sept 16, 1863.
Anna Grier, d. Sept 10, 1828.
Robert C. McWillians, d. March 4, 1832.
Daniel Frazer, d. March 26, 1828, aged 72.
Isabella Frazer, d. Jan. 19, 1856, aged 79.
Jane Frazer, d. Jan. 2, 1828. aged 20.
Margaret Frazer, d. March 19, 1824, aged 26.
James Frazer, d. March 19, 1836, aged 36.
Jacob Shulze, d. Aug. 13, 1863. aged 69.
Elizabeth Shulze, d. Aug 26, 1858, aged 55.
Elizabeth Snyder, b. May 19, 1827; d. Oct 2, 1853.
Hugh McWilliams, b. 1799; d. 1877.
John Sundry, b. July 22, 1799; d. Sept 17, 1858.
Benjamin Gearhart, d. Oct. 22, 1865, aged 61.
Mary Gearhart, d. Nov. 12, 1867.
Benjamin Gearhart, d. Feb. 22 1854, aged 44.
Abner Pittner, d. Oct. 21, 1867, aged 53.
Mary Pittner, d. Aug. 22, 1867, aged 58.
Margaret Montgomery. d. March 18, 1876, aged 58.
Jane Boyd. widow of Alexander Montgomery, d. March 8, 1876, aged 93.
John Best, b. Feb. 20, 1799; d. Dec. 19, 1870.
Mary, widow of Andrew Russell, d. Nov. 11, 1866, aged 80.
Robert G. Russell, d. Aug. 15, 1872, aged 53.
Valentine Best, b. March 8, 1801; d. Oct. 28, 1857; was founder and long editor of the Intelligencer.
John C. Boyd, d. Oct 18, 1849, aged 56.
Hannah M., his wife, d. Dec. 24, 1864, aged 64.
Charles H. Reynolds, b. Sept. 12, 1818; d. May 7. 1842.
Ann Maria Reynolds, b. Sept 13, 1820; d. Jan 2, 1839.
Thomas Reynold, b. Feb. 10, 1788; d. Aug. 8, 1880.
Mary M. Reynolds, b. May 30, 1791; d. Jan. 6, 1877.
Hannah Blue, b. Ai ay 10, 1788; d. April 6, 1870.
John Blue, b. Mar. 7, 1788; d. Sept 25, 1861.
James Voris, d. May 24, 1866, aged 78.
Ann Gray Voris, d. April 26, 1881, aged 92.
John Voris, d. April 5, 1848; aged 36.
Priscilla Gulie, d. Mar, 4, 1852; aged 75.
Daniel Cameron, d. Mar. 16, 1834, aged 55.
Catharine Gulie, d. Jan. 1840, aged 92.
Robert Moore, d. Mar. 20, 1871, aged 66.
Hugh MdBride, d. Dec. 2, 1808, aged 68.
Nathaniel McBride, d. June 30, 1S21, aged 57.
Elizabeth Rose, b. April 11, 1761; d. June 26, 1816.
David Moore, b. May 10, 1765; d. Mar. 12, 1829.
Mary Moore, b. May 7, 1773; d. Aug. 16, 1825.
M. C. Grier. d. Dec. 25, 1878. aged 70.
John M. Mulfinger, b. 1809; d. May, 1869.
George Gearhart, d. May 17, 1817, aged 78.
John Frazer, d. Aug. 1821, aged 70.
Rudolph Sechler, b. Feb. 22, 1773; d. June 26, 1857.
Susannah Sechler, d. Sept. 20, 1871, aged nearly 93.

SOURCE:  Page(s)115-117  Notes and Queries: Historical, Biographical and Genealogical, Relating Chiefly to Interior Pennsylvania By William Henry Egle, Pennsylvania State Library; Harrisburg publishing company, 1898