Pine Valley Cemetery
Columbus Township, Warren County, Pennsylvania

Columbus Twp Cemetery
Just outside Bear Lake PA toward Columbus Warren Co PA
A very old cemetery is in wonderful condition,  No burials have taken place for many years There are a few stones that are eroded or crumbled or placed off site where they cannot be read but not many; and there are several large areas where some may be buried but never had markers; Many of the old stone have been repaired and recemented together and encased in concrete envelopes to preserve them where possible the broken stones have been put in protected area and placed so they can still be easily read, the earliest burial I found is 1818

NOTE several stones have the FAMILY names spelled incorrectly
I have tried to bring notice or to correct if I can; Use data at your own
Respectfully submitted by
Dolores Pratt Davidson
Chautauqua Co NY
**Notes,and added family data

Charles, 1847-1909

Charles, March 1872 d 1-4-1896
Augusta 8-19-1885 d 8-10-1905

Betsy 3-13-1787 d 5-4-1872
Timothy, 3-30-1778 d 3-6-1869
Eliza (*nee BARTON, dau of ZENUS and Bathsheba BARTON 8-8-1832 d 11-14-1896
Wife of
Thomas, 1-2-1821 d 7-4-1909

Small monument,
James N BARTON, 7-29-1852 d 9-17-1902
Wife Susie, 2-5-1856 no death etched

Bathsheba (*nee BEALS dau of Ezra and Lucina) wife of Zenus BARTON (bro of
Hiram) died June 7 1848
She was born 16 MAR 1808
Milo Oscar,* son of Milo and Orpha ROW died 12-29-1852 age 10-11-10

In the center of this cemetery is an enormous pine tree, it's roots have
upturned several stones but the care takers of this cemetery have placed
them, even those in pieces, so they can still be read; under this tree is
the BEELS also spelled BEELS on the stones these are all individual markers
A beautiful stone for
Bathsheba BEELS died March 24, 1844 age 9?- could be 90 - 24 days
I think she is Bathsheba nee BISBEE wife of AZARIAH BEAL(S) and the mother
of Ezra and Daniel
Bathsheba was born 29 APR 1753 Abington, Plymouth, Massachusetts Marriage:
08 AUG 1776
Daughter of Ebenezer BISBEE and Bathsheba WHITMARSH ( vr BISBE of East
Bridgewater, Massachusetts (see Bisbee, Bisby), Bathsheba and Azariah Beal,
Aug. 8, 1776, C.R.1. [Bisbee, P.R.5.]
Daniel BEELS died Jan 23, 1841 age 63-8-10 ( **a brother to Ezra) b 21 MAR
1779 East Bridgewater, Plymouth, Massachusetts

Ezra, died 1-7-1869 age 87-10-18
Wife of Ezra, Lucina, ( *nee STREETER) died 2- 24-1878 age 87- ? - 20 days
Horace BEALS, died 2-16-1875 age 45-8 (*son of Ezra and Lucina)
(* notes, in 1870 Horace is 40 b NY a lumberman, , wife Lizzie 26 and son
Fred , is 1, he lives beside his brother Leroy BEALS , 47, wife Mariette,
40, Lily, 15, Burr 5, and the mother Lucina is now 83 b MA
Lucena b Jan. 4, 1789; *dau of Samuel Streeter who was a pioneer settler
having come here while the town was a part of Cummington. He was born in
Sturbridge, Mass., in 1754. After serving in the war of the Revolution he
married Bathsheba Barton of Charlton in 1778, and settled where S. H. Sears
now lives. Died Sept. 7, 1844, his wife having deceased six years before.
Children: Hannah, born June 16, 1780; Joanna, Oct. 30, 1781, died Aug. 13,
1787; Jacob, Feb. 21, 1783; Susanna, July 30, 1785; Auselm, Oct. 4, 1787;
Lucena, Jan. 4, 1789; Arnold, Oct. 14, 1790; Truman, Jan. 20, 1793; Samuel,
Jr., Aug. 17, 1795; Nahum, Feb. 9, 1797 Lucena mar. Ezra Beals, Jan. 29,
(* source, History of the Town of Plainfield )
3 stones side by side
LEROY died 12-26-1889 age 66-3-9
Wife Mary E. died 1882 age 52-4-23
Lillie E BEALS 1855-1923 MOTHER

Levi BETTS 12-3-1811 d 8-13-1890
Wife Samantha Spelled Semantha on stone, 5-21-1812 d 10-22-1887
Dau Julia BETTS MARSH 1851-1901
*In the census of 1870 they are in Crawford Co and he is a lumberman, the
first name is gone from his stone but the ages are still readable I traced
him thru census and Julia is in house 1870
All were born NY in 1850 Levi is in Chautauqua Co NY town of Ellicott,
Children then were
Marion, dau, 16, male Egl? 15, Jacob 10, John 9, Mary 1 BUTTS and Joseph

BOARDMAN single markers
E. A. BOARDMAN, GAR Co E 149th PA Infantry no dates
Alzina 1816-1897 **in 1880 she lives with son ANDREW Boardman, ae 44
Iris L dau of B S and M E died 3/30. 1886 age 9 months 6 days
Double marker, Effie A 1862-1944 Bruce D. 1859-1950

2 Matching stones by the other Boardman's, have been repaired and enveloped
in a frame of concrete but eroded beyond reading;

4 matching stones
Minerva, wife of Levi Boardman, d 10-9-1858 age 53-7-8
Levi, d 2-12-1863 or 5 age 63 has a GAR flag holder
Dau Emily d -15-1812 age 3-10-? ( as written on stones)
Dau Eliza M (Boardman) PALMER *dau of Levi and Minerva, 3-10-1863 age
(* note, I find no military records for Levi, the flag may be for the son in
law PALMER< but there is no stone for him, the flag is near Levi and his dau

Seek any more information on this man
1st WIFE SUSAN ADELIA HUMPHREY 1822-1859 *Dau of HIRAM and Elizabeth HILLS
Humphrey buried beside them
2nd wife RHODA (nee CLARK widow of Barzillai H. Porter d c 1838 Columbus PA
somewhere) 1800-1872 ( See her history and family on the Warren Message
boards has been re-interred in PHELPS Cemetery, West Decorah Winneshiek
County Iowa with her daughter Livia Porter McKAY of Columbus PA )
Dau Alice, 1853-1857 Dau of Lorenzo and Susan BROWN
link to tombstone photo provided by Deana

Double marker
Andrew C 1876-1909
Wife Blanche STEARNS 1882-1964

Darius died October 7, 1879 aged 82-7-10
Wife Martha (*nee TOWER) d October 10, 1873 age 75-4-16
*They are in census both born Vermont
IN 1850 Darius is listed as DAVID, lived in Freehold Twp
Also listed Cooper Benjamin age 21 Mary J 19 both b VT
COOPER beside Darius and Martha
Lovina COOPER FISH 1863-1881

Monument is badly eroded seems to read; but am only sure it's COVEY
AMOS, d 1876
EMMA? D 1878

Frank, 1865-1938
Blanch 1874-1933
Son Milton, no dates
*Added notes, in 1920 census Frank B Craker b PA parents born England, he
and Blanche have in home then;
Frank Jr, 18, Levi 12, Leo 7, George E. 4 ,

Monument but badly eroded
Anselum, is what it looks like
In the 1880 Freehold census , SELUM, which would be short for Anselum, born
NY is 62 wife Clarissa b NY is 62 a 10 yr old FRED is here also CROSBY
Clarissa 1818-1885 ? But not certain of date
Fernando D. CROSBY 1843-1917
Wife Fanny M died 12-23-1874
(* he married again and in 1910 he is 66 has a brother HENRY J. same age
living with him both b NY,
Wife is Ida J and son Otis is 33)
Childs stone
Clarissa dau of E D and E M 12-10-1873 age 5 yrs
Ida J CROSBY 2nd wife of Fernando, 1856-1927
Small monument death date not etched;
Henry J b 1844- brother of Fernando
Otis, O. 1878-1960 Son of Fernando
***This name may be EITHER CROSBY or CROSLEY,
Henry and Otis are in census as CROSBY in 1910 on the stone is CROSLEY
Fernando is on the stone as CROSBY and in census Otis O is also in 1930
census as CROSBY, Wife Nellie and dau age 9 cannot read the census either)
Alice wife of E.L. CROSBY 9-26-1853 d 3-5-1884

Hannah dau of T and Sylvia, died 1-16-1853 age 3-0-1

DARLING, double marker
William T. 1822-1907 wife TAMER B. 1833-1917
*Their children are in census William, Thaddeus, Nora and Clara William had
a brother JOHN Darling, born about 1827 lived with them 1880

R. John DEMING died 4-2-1859

A very large monument, but no death dates engraved;
Henry b 1840
Sarah his wife b 1848
* In the 1880 census of Otto McKean Co Pa Henry and Sarah and 7 kids are
there, Henry may or not be buried here
There are at least 4 children's stones here for Henry Dike , dates

As spelled but
(May also be DOAN)
2 Fieldstone markers in very bad shape the 2nd is totally eroded and a stump
LYDIA wife of Joseph DONE< died the first day of JUNE, 1836 is what it
seemed to say, ,
The one beside is probably Joseph DONE he is here in 1840 census aged 40-50
, a son under 5, several females, and may be remarried

George D died 1-5-1868 ae 60-2-10
Catherine d 6-19-1872 age 65-8-10

B. Franklin EDDY 1830-1879 wife Abby A. 1832-1917
Infant son, Benjamin 1873

Charles H. 1847-1910

3 matching stones
Anice H Findley 1858-1923
John J,. Findley 1857-1924
James DOWNEY, died 12-30-1887 age 37-5-25 * worked as a teamster at a
lumber mill in Warren Co 1880 a single man he and parents b PA)

Lovina WILSON 1837-1918
Alice, dau of Lovina and James GREGG died Feb 1873 age 7 months 2 days no
stone for James here
* The family is in Limestone , Tidioute Post office, Warren Co in 1870 dau
Annie is 7
James is 25 and Lovina is 33

Zeri Hamilton, Died August 18, 1836 aged 50-2-11 * Soldier 1812 WARREN'S
Wife Jerusha nee HAMILTON, dau of Benjamin HAMILTON b: BETWEEN 1759 AND
Mother: Marge b: BETWEEN 1761 AND 1762
married Zeri HAMILTON 13 SEP 1811 in Stockbridge, Berkshire Co., MA
A dau Mary Hamilton is also buried here wife of Cyrenius MONROE She died
Double marker for son
Edwin Lambton , 5-9-1827 d 9-1-1887
Wife Eunice, 11-4-1828 d 3-17-1899

Buried beside BROWN
Hiram HUMPHREY died June 6, 1886 ae 88-1-27 stones on the ground to the
left of the grave of Hiram Humphrey are footstones, one is H H for Hiram
Wife Matching stone but hers is eroded beyond reading, She is Elizabeth
"Betsey" HILLS dau of Adino HILLS and Chloe LORD she was born c 1798 and
died bet 1871 and 1880 She is dead by census 1880
Martha Ann Dau of HORATIO and Caroline Humphrey and Granddaughter of Hiram
and Elizabeth, 2 markers for her,
One a small marker and the other a monument with her brother
HIRAM S. HUMPHREY, Son of H.E. &C.S. Humphrey Died
July 17, 1875 Age 27 yrs. 5 ms Son of Horatio and Caroline S HUMPHREY
(* Notes; Hiram and Elizabeth (Betsey) are my G G G Grandparents their
1, Susan Adelia HUMPHREY 1822-1859 was married to Lorenzo D BROWN, Their
son ORREN BROWN 1853-1923 was my Great Grandfather and is buried here in
Ripley Chautauqua Co NY and there are several other children also
Other known children of HIRAM and Betsey HUMPHREY are;
2, Horatio E HUMPHREY 1824-after 1880 and his wife Caroline
3, James M HUMPHREY b February 04, 1827 d July 08, 1915 wife Electa WHITFORD
and they are buried in the Wheelock Cemetery, abandoned, in Wayne Twp Erie
Co PA near Corry
4, Dau Electa ca 1829 married James Hiltsford or similar name PA
We seek ANY info on this family

( I paid special notice to the spelling of this name, never saw it before)
Sally A. died 7-8-1871 age 60

Minnie d 1874 age 2-2-17

Calvin F. 1830-XX no death etched in 1910 he is living in Farmington Twp a
widower Calvin served in the Civil War with Co. L 16th PA Cavalry has a
flag holder GAR he has 2 markers and one is just for his War service, no
dates Enlisted as a Blacksmith on 06 October 1862
Enlisted in Company L, 16th Cavalry Regiment Pennsylvania on 06 October 1862
Wife Harriet P. 1836-1909
JOHNSON separate stones
Alvin died 11-28-1873 6-8-20
Marion, died as a child also, I read the date as 1863
In the 1870 census There is a dau Marion, age 5 of Calvin
Double marker
Albert L JOHNSON 1865-1939
Lillian M 1876-XX not etched

Maria, wife of William MAY 11-3-1818 d 5-21-1889

MERRIAM large monument some erosion
VanJulius MERRIAM, died 1842 cannot read the rest Soldier War 1812
Claims of the Soldiers of the War of 1812
page 321
No.: 11,079
NAME OF APPLICANT.: Merriam, Van, Julius, by Administ'r,
RESIDENCE OF APPLICANT.: Columbus, Warren County, Pa.,
Wife Matilda *(nee JOHNSON) died 9-17-1878 age 79-4-22
One side names 4 children, cannot read dates, MIRIAM (as spelled 2 of them)
Laura and Helen
Harris MERRIAM, 1839-1908, Civil War, wife Matilda, 1838-1912
(*note in 1880 Hiram MERRIAM is in Freehold Twp, Wife Matilda he is b PA
parents NY Ida 18 school teacher, JULIUS A. 13, Maud C. is 1 , )
Added family notes; HESTER ANN MERRIAM, dau. of Van Julius and Matilda
(Johnson), b. March 11, 1825, near Columbus, Pa.; d. March 11, 1887. She was
the wife of RICHARD DEWEY, son of John, b. March 25, 1818; d. July 16, 1869,
at Columbus, Pa., where was a farmer; m. Sept. 7, 1843, 4161. Celestia,b.
(???), 1848; d. (???), 1880; m. (???), 1870, (???) Carlin, of
Petrolia, Pa., and had two children.
4162. La Motte, b. Aug. 5, 1850; m. Aug. 3, 1880, Sally Evans, and lives at
Erie, Pa., September, 1898; in the insurance business.
4163. John R., b. April 6, 1862; living at Miami, Fla., September, 1898;
m. (???), 1891, Elizabeth Welsh, of Welshton, Fla., and has: Hester,
b. Feb. 14, 1892; Marion, b. Dec. (???), 1893; Welsh, b. Ang. (???),

Joseph died 5-6-1851 age 74-7-0
Wife HANNA died 1864 they HAD matching stones and hers is in pieces
O.L. MONROE b 12-1799 d 1877
Wife Anna 8-17-179? Died 2-8-1884
Is quite eroded and mossy, hard to read
* added notes;
Joseph was b 9-25-1776 son of Isaac Monroe and Sarah FASSETT
His wife was Hannah MONROE and her father was William MONROE mother was
Son O L: is Orsamus Leonard and he died 28 JAN 1877
His wife was Anna LOWE
(IGI data)

3 matching
Kate E. 1861-1944 (Catherine )
Thomas, 1852-1925 Born Canada Parents too, of Irish ancestry
Infant 1899

Philander 4-14-1812 no death date
Wife Harriet 8-2-1816 d 4-2-1873
D.L son of H D and A J Parker 7-22-1871 d 9-4-1871
Parker J. WALTON 10-4-1867 d 2-13-1868
Mary PARKER Walton, wife of Charles WALTON 4-14-1841 d 10-25-1867 ( new
mother )
Hiram PARKER 12-8-1837 d 11-10-1852
Reads children of P and H (Philander and Harriet)
In the 1870 census there is a son, of Philander and Harriet DALLAS H PARKER
age 20 and he is living in Jamestown NY in 1920
Also in 1870 John W, is 16 and Ida Mae is 8

2 matching stones
CHINA, dau of M D and D N PHELPS 8-6-1874
Mary 11-3-1860
* Is Mother of China, nee GREEN DN is David N PHELPS father of LYMAN O.
In 1850 Columbus David N is 48 b Ny
Wife Polly (Mary Green) 47 NY, Lyman O 21, China Celestia is 24, Jonathan
22, Franklin 19, Sauritis, Male is 17, Edwin 15, Orin 11, Judson 9
Lyman O. 2-11-1828 d 9-28-1904
Sophia, ( nee EVENS) 8-19-1819 d 4-28-1907
Ira E 6-30-1860 d 1-12-1901 blind person never married
(* note Lyman also had dau Lavinia, m Gilbert WHITELEY listed here also
Dau Mary married John D WILSON; David N PHELPS was the son of JONATHAN
PHELPS 1763-1857 who was a Rev War Soldier, and is buried in town of
Pomfret, Chautauqua CO NY )

Byron, 2-17-1826 d 4-9-1895
Melissa K, 3-18-1837 d 12-16-1901
Infant dau no date
3-14-1827 d 4-22-1900
Beside Alvin ROOT, died 12-5-1850
Dau Adelaide ROOT died 5-23-1859
Dau Adel Root died 1-26-1864 age 13-9-17

Isaac T. RODGERS 4-9-1826 d 7-20-1900
Elsie M 9-9-1853 d 3-9-1855
Infant son, 9-1868

ROW - ROWE although there is NO E on the stones, written as only ROW
Census 1850 is ROWE
Rebecca Row In memory, who departed this life, March 13, 1848 age 66-11-4
William ROW, died 12/13/ 1857 age 79-8-?
Albert died 5/14/1858 age 51-8-20
ROW double marker
BADORA (nee BEALS) 1816-1897
Husband John ROW 1816 -1904
(*BADORA (BEALS) is the daughter of Ezra BEALS and Lucena STREETER also b

2 matching large stones
Wilson SMITH, died 10-28-1890 age 82-11-16 has a Flag Holder Civil War, Was
born NY
Wife Nancy died 4-26-1876 age 59-3 At Rest

Massive monument, largest one in this cemetery
Eli STROW, died 9-1 or 4-1887 age 53 11-15
He is a son of John and Elizabeth (Betsey) STROW ( is not married age 40
in 1880 census lived with parents)
Have their own monument, smaller and all on 1
Hannah KEITH, wife of James KEITH, died 11-4-1847 age 84-4
Alzina Dau of John and Betsey STROW died June 30, 1874 age 29-8-
Betsey wife of John STROW, died 12-2-1881 aged 78-9-18 (Probably a dau of
the KEITH)
John STROW, died 2/11/1883 age 78 (* he as born in England, Betsey b NY)

Monument engraved 4 sides;
Sarah wife of W A SWART 6-3-1850 d 2-24-1889
Son Ralph 5-24-1878 age 1-yr 19 days
Son Leon L 3-23-2885 ae 7 mos 19 days
Son Charley G d 10-4-1881 ae 15-2-4

Milo L Walton 1833-1912
Wife Jane A. BARTON (dau of Zenus and Bathsheba Beals BARTON) 1841-1913
Childs marker
Fern Ethel March to Dec 1880
Pauline, 1908-1923
2 markers
Byron , Civil War flag holder 1846-1923 "FATHER " CO I NY Eng.
Emma T. 1852-1922 " MOTHER

WELDEN, WALRADT, Oldest burials here
Under the big Pine tree, very old stones;
PETER WALRADT, his stone is broken into 3 pieces but laid so it can clearly
still be read;
Peter died Jan 1, 1818 age 73
Elizabeth , Wife of Peter, died 1830 age 88-?-? Is still upright but a bit
Harlow, died 12-1865 age 53-?-?
James WELDEN, died 4-8-1854 age 52

Double marker
Keith 1878-1954
Lizzie 1891-1937

3 matching stones
Charles West died 12-1871 age 90-9-12
Eunice West died 4-8-1871 age 81-8-11
George H. CRIPPEN 1884-1885
(* added notes in 1870 census Charles SENIOR is 87 a retired farmer born CT
Wife UNIS, (Randall/RAMSDELL) b MASS, 79 they are in the home of Charles B.
WEST 45 b NY will die 1874 Wife Relief, (BAKER) 44, Alice 18, Byron 17,
Corie E female 12 there are 3 other known children of Charles and Eunice IGI
files )
Monument names on mon
Charles B WEST 1-18-1825 died 2-6-1914
Relief, (nee BAKER) 5-4-1825 d 1-4-1905
Dau Alice, 9-23-1851 d 5-18-1872
Son Byron A. WEST 1-19-1853 d 2-5-1935
1st Wife Cora B. (* nee DEWEY) 6-30-1853 died 4-5-1894
Velma C. or G. (* nee DOWD or DOUD ) 2nd wife Byron, 11-21-1864 died

2 matching stones
Gilbert 1857-1927
Lovinnie A 1864-1931 (As spelled )

Children of S C and N E WILLIAMS
Sarah E 4-12-1866 age 18-7-5
Elmira d 1865
Frankie L died 1878 age 8 yrs

4 stones matching all are children of James and Catherine WILLSON
Mary, died 1844 age 10 yrs ? Mos and 2 days
James, infant 1844,
Infant cannot read
Infant Henry 1846

Old double stone
Andrew 4-20-1835 d 8-27-1923
Elizabeth 2-18-1837 d 9-7-1925
2 Smaller stones beside
Hattie L Wilson 4-23-1865 d 11-5-1873
Baby cannot read

Monument with only Wilson
2 small stones beside
Olive, 10-1-1825 d 3-27-1875
Hugh, 2-9-1824 d 3-25-1904

Chauncey died 2-12/1878 age 32-11-28
Wife LUCINDA, 1850-1918
In 1880 Lucinda is a widow> Pennsylvania > Warren > Freehold
with 4 children, Mary C 13, George H 9, Cora 6 and Elma 3, there are
several other WILSON here same age group

Quite a tall monument etched on all 4 sides
Jacob died 4/20/ 1898 age 71
Wife Frances no dates
Mary J Wife of Jacob Wilson died 11/28/1858 age 27-9-26
Mark Wesley son of Jacob and Mary Infant no date

3 matching stones side by side
Hannah J WOOD 1846-19xx no death date
Emeline SHERMAN 1814-1867
David SHERMAN 1806-1852
Hannah is the dau of David and Emeline in 1850 census is 4
Freehold Twp all were b NY except Hannah PA

WOODARD ( and I double checked the spelling )
Perry C 8-24-1837 d 12-8-1918

(Under the tree)
2 stones
Levi M. WRIGHT, 9-24-1809 d 3-13-1896
Wife Maria H. (nee CARR) 8-5-1808 d 9-24-1881
Their children ( from the CARR Genealogy)
1 James R. Wright, b. April 2, 1832, d. Jan. 1863.
2. Arvilla Pauline Wright, b. Aug. 12, 1834, m. Walton.
3. Harriet P. Wright, b. Feb. 8, 1836. Married Calvin F. Johnson
4. Andrew J. Wright, b. March 9, 1838
5. Sally Ann Wright, b. June 8, 1839. married John C. JORDAN
6. Lucretia M. Wright, b. April 5, 1842. married to Charles GRAVES
7. |Serilous L. Wright, b. June 21, 1847, d. Jan. 1864.
8. |Serilla M. Wright, b. " " married Thomas CHAPMAN, in 1864
9. Lillie G. Wright, b. Feb. 18, 1849. married Ziba COLGROVE
10 Clarinda Wright, b. July 6, 1851, married John Minium. They lived in
Columbus, Pa. She died Sept. 1890
Stephen B. 1-31-1818 died 3-28-1898
Wife Martha C. 3-26-1822 died 1-25-1909
Lovica, WRIGHT wife of H.D. HODKISS, died 4-12-1874 age 26-?-?
(Dau of Stephen and Martha in 1870 is 22 single, spelled there Louise)

Sacred to the memory of Elnathan QUINBY who departed this life, August 7th,
1844 in the 81st year of his age
and at the bottom is the verse,
Remember Friends As You Pass By,
As You Are Now, So Once Was I;
As I Am Now, You Soon Will be,
Prepare For Death and Follow Me

The stone beside him matching is
FAMYAN QUINBY again with the N
Consort of A.D. QUIM with an MBY by
departed this life April 7, 1840 age 27
No other stones found yet; that first name makes NO sense to me at all she
was his Dau in LAW and that is how it is carved, and in great shape

there is a flag holder ONLY denoting Rev War service and I find NO records
for him either name spelling for service ;
there also is a reply to one of the messages for Elnathan on the Warren
Boards at Rootsweb with pix of these stones

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