Warrington Friends Graveyard, York County

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At Warrington Friends Meeting House.

The following extracts are from the Diary of Benjamin Walker, who had charge of the grave digging at Warrington graveyard in Warrington township, York county:

10 mo. 18, 1780, 4tb day - Digging a grave for child of Daniel Glass.

4mo. 24, 1781, 3d day - Digging a grave for his brother, Abel Walker's child, and at the burial.

5 mo. 18, 1781, 6th day - Henry Laughman died at Christopher Newcomers.

5 mo. 22, 1781, 3d day - Digging a grave for Elizabeth Elliot, formerly Atherton.

5 mo. 27, 1781, 1st day - "Thomas Jones, one of ye artifissers at Carlisle, buried his child."

5 mo. 30, 1781, 4th day - Digging a grave for wife of Thomas Jones, "the above named."

6 mo. 2, 1781, 7th day - Digging a grave for Aaahel, sou of Benjamin Underwood.

6 mo. 4, 1781, 2d day - Digging a grave for a child of Thomas Jones.

9 mo. 9, 1781, 1st day - His brother, Asahel Walker's daughter, Rebecca, died at one o'clock, and was buried at Warrington Friends' graveyard the next day at ha half-past four.

9 mo. 11, 1781, 3d day - Digging a grave for William Vale's child.

9 mo. 16, 1781, 1st day - His brother, Asahel Walker's child, buried about three o'clock.

1 mo. 31, 1782, 4th day - Benjamin's daughter, Phebe Walker, died at half past eight in the evening.

4 mo. 10, 1782, 4th day - Digging a grave for wife of James Davis.

4 mo. 18. 1782. 5th day - Digging a grave for William Garretson's wife.

5 mo. 14, 1782, 3d day - Digging a grave for John McWilliaim's wife Jane.

7 mo. 27, 1782, 7th day - Digging a grave for child of Joseph Davis.

8 mo. 31, 1782, 7th day - Benjamin's son, Jarman Walker, died at one in the morning.

9 mo. 30, 1782, 2d day - John Stanton and wife buried in one grave.

10 mo. 17, 1782, 5th day - Digging a grave for Thomas Leech's child and for John Stuard.

10 mo. 18, 1782, 6th day - Diggmg a grave for Ebenezer Horsman's child.

10 mo. 28, 1782, 2d day - Digging a grave for Joseph Strecth's sou.

10 mo. 30, 1782, 4th day - Digging a grave for Hannah Cadwallader, widow.

11 mo. 29, 1782, 6th day - Peter Lowden buried.

11 mo. 30, 1782, 7th day - George McWilliams' child [Jeane] buried.

12 mo. 10, 1782, 3d day - Digging a grave for William McMillan's daughter, Deborah.

2 mo. 5, 1783, 4th day - Digging a grave for John Edmondsou, who was buned this day.

5 mo. 22, 1783, 5th day - Digging a grave for Joshua Vale's child.

6 mo. 8, 1783, 1st day - Digging a grave for Sarah Cook [widow of Peter Cook].

6 mo. 31 (?) 1783, 2d day - Hannah Kirk buried.

12 mo. 10, 17S3. 4th day - Digging a grave for Charles MeVane.

2 mo. 5, 1784, 5th day - Digging a grave for Record Hussey.

3 mo. 12, 1784. 6th day - Digging a grave for Ann Cook.

5 mo. 17, 1784, 2d day - Digging a grave for Martin Clandy's wife, Margaret.

9 mo. 8, 1784, 4th day - Digging a grave for Amos Garretson's child.

9 mo. 29. 1784, 4th day - Digging a grarve for Jacob Underwood.

9 mo. 30, 1784. 5th day - Digging a grave for Amos Jones' daughter.

10 mo. 8, 1784, 6th day - Digging a grave for Samuel McMullen's child. Detrick Upach'a mother-in-law was buried.

10 mo. 9, 1784, 7rlv day - Benjamin Walker's mother-in-law. Ann Morris, died this day, aged 66. She was buried in Friends' graveyard at Newtown, on the 10th.

10 mo. 19. 1784, 3d day - Digging a grave for Elizabeth Loge.

11 mo. 20. 1784, 7th day - Digging a grave for Lydia Holland.

12 mo. 21, 1784, 3d day - Digging a grave for Jacob Griffith.

3 mo. 1, 17?"i, 3d day - Digging a grave for John Blare's child.

4 mo. 11, 1785, 2d day - Digging a grave for Martin Clandy's child.

4 mo. 14, 1785, 5th day - Benjamin Williams was buried.

5 mo. 8, 1785. 1st day - Digging a grave for Sarah Kifel(?) "poor of the township."

5 mo. 19, 1785. 5th day - Digging a grave for William Underwood, an elder.

5 mo. 21. 1785. 7th day - Digging a grave for William Prowel's child.

5 mo. 31, 1785, 3d day - Digging a grave for Thomas How's child.

8 mo. 19. 1785, 6th day - Willium Penrose buried.

11 mo. 1. 1785. 3d day - Digging a grave for William Worthland's wife. Ruth.


SOURCE:  Page(s)189-190;  Notes and Queries: Historical, Biographical and Genealogical, Relating Chiefly to Interior Pennsylvania By William Henry Egle, Pennsylvania State Library; Harrisburg publishing company, 1898