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Old Eagle School Cemetery, Tredyffrin, Chester County


Jan 3, 2009

The Old Eagle School, Tredyffrin, 1769-1909
Chester County

A. D. 1767 TO 1895.


Alice Akins, b. July 9, 1825; d. 1838. (Unmarked.)
Eleanor Akins, d. November 24, 1832, aged 22 years, 1 month, 9 days.
James Akins, d. November 25, 1827, in 74th year.
James Akins, b. October 22, 11836; d. 1841. (Unmarked.)
John Akins, b. April 18, 1834; d. 1841. (Unmarked.)
Mary Jane Akins, b. September 4, 1838; d. 1840. (Unmarked.)
Rebecca Akins, b. March 18, 1830; d. 1838. (Unmarked.)
Roseannah Akins, wife of James, b. January r7, 1757; d. July 10, 1818.
Joseph Anderson, d, November 18, 1839, in 89th year of age.
Martha Anderson, wife of Joseph, d. September 23, 1834, aged 72 years.
Mary Anderson, d. March 30, 1863, in 87th year of her age.
William Anderson, d. April 17, 1861, aged 76 years, 1 month.


Charles Beaver, son of Samuel and Elizabeth, d. April 15, 1838, aged 8 years, 2 months, 7 days.
Devault Beaver, d. October 13, 1837, aged 81 years, 2 months, 15 days.
Elizabeth Beaver, 1793-1853. (Stone erected about 1900.)
Jacob Beaver, son of John W., died 1792. (Unmarked.)
John Beaver, d. December 15, 1777, aged 55 years.
Joseph Beaver, son of John, Jr., aged 43 years. (Unmarked.)
Margaret Beaver, consort of Devault, d. January 22, 1843, aged 85 years, 11 months.
Margaret Beaver, relict of John, d. March 9, 1816, aged 90 years, 6 months, 25 days.
Margaret Beaver, youngest daughter of Devault and Margaret, d. July 24, 1819, aged 18 years, 10 months, 24 days.
Margaret Beaver, daughter of John, Jr., d. 1795. (Unmarked.)
William Beaver, son of Devault and Margaret, d. July 6, 1816, aged 19 years, 7 months, 28 days.
William Beaver, son of Samuel and Elizabeth, d. May 1, 1837, aged 3 years, 8 months, 9 days.
Adam Bloom, d. July 29, 1804, aged 43 years, 5 months, 28 days.
Andrew Bowman, of Upper Merion, formerly Tredyffrin. (Unmarked.)


David Davis, d. about 1842-43. (Unmarked.)
Elizabeth Davis, wife of David. (Unmarkedo)


Rachel Elder, d. October 13, 1790, aged 32 years.
Henry Epright, son of Henry and Frances (Fimple), b. “Barbadoes Islands,” near Norristown, April 12, 1806; d. September 17, 1807. (Unmarked.)
Joseph Evans. (Unmarked.)


Rachel Finger. Said to be first burial in this graveyard, (Unmarked.)
Francis Fisher. Marine on brig “Hyder Ali.’ Wounded in capture of the “General Monk” in Delaware Bay, April 8, 1782; d. (about) 1825. (Unmarked, except by boulder.)
Elizabeth Fry, daughter Nathan and Elizabeth (nee Huzzard). (Unmarked.)
John Fisher, d. at Prissy Robinson’s tavern. (Unmarked.)


Grover. Two infant daughters of Robert Grover, of Tredyffrin. (Unmarked.)


Ann Harrison, d. July 5, 1842, aged 7o years, 9 months, 21 days.
Isaac Harrison, d. February 20, 1827, aged 62 years, 1 month, 16 days.
Nancy Harrison, d. about 1838. (Unmarked, unless as “Ann.”)
Anna Maria Henry, daughter of William and Hannah (Mrs. Adams). (Unmarked.)
Catharine Henry, consort of John, d. February 13, 1845, in 98th year of age.
John Henry (blacksmith), d. September 18, 1823, in 77th year of age. (Revolutionary Militia man.)
Seth Higgs, d. February 22, 1849, aged 44 years, 9 months, 13 days.
Jacob Huzzard (the second). Private in Morgan’s Co., Chester Co. Militia; Hannum’s Regiment of Foot, 1777. Died 1819. (Unmarked, except by boulder).
Jacob Huzzard (the pioneer) . (Unmarked and no express tradition of his burial in this graveyard.)
John Huzzard, son of Jacob (2d). (Unmarked, unless as “I. H. 1838”.)
Rachel Huzzard. (Unmarked.)
Roseanna Huzzard, wife of Jacob (2d), d. April, 1854. (Unmarked.)
Rudolph Huzzard. (Unmarked.)
Infant Huzzard, infant child of Rachel. (Unmarked.)
Samuel Huzzard, son of Jacob (2d). (Unmarked.)
J. Joseph Jefferis. (Unmarked.)

Casper Kitselman, d. February 6, i848, in 84th year of age. Hannah Kitselman, d. July 8, 1848, in 74th year of age.
John Kitselman, b. August 21, 1786. d. March 16, 1845.


Ann Laurence, d. July 23, 1830, aged 44 years, 13 days.
James Lawrence, son of James and Elizabeth, b. May 6, 1833; d. October 27, 1833. (Unmarked.)
Sarah Lawrence, daughter of Joseph and Elizabeth, b. March 19, 1819; d. September 9, 1820. (Unmarked.)
Allis (Alice) Lindsay, wife of William, d. October 29, 1839, in 79th year of age.
William Lindsay (of Upper Merion), Corporal in Cowpland’s Co. of Chester Co. Militia in Hannum’s Regiment of Foot, 1777; d. about 1817. (Unmarked, except by boulder.)


Polly McAfee, widow of Daniel, d. r855. (Unmarked.)
Charles McClean, b. 1741. Served in Third Pennsylvania Regiment of American Army in Revolutionary War. Said to have been wounded at capture of Stony Point, July 16, 1779. Died July 23, 1798. (Unmarked, except by boulder.)
Hannah McClean, wife of Charles, d. May 15, 1815. (Unmarked.)
Charles McGuigan, d. March 12, 1823, aged 28 years.
Mrs. Ellen McGuigan. (Unmarked.)
Patrick McGuigan (wheelwright), d. 1804 (Unmarked.)
Nathan McMinn, infant son of Samuel and Christian, d. 1805. (Unmarked.)
Edward McMinn, son of Samuel and Christian, d. 1826-27, aged 20 years. (Unmarked.)
Samuel McMinn, d. August 8, 1811, aged 54 years. Member of Emergency Militia of 1780 in American Army. (Unmarked, except by boulder.)


Ann Sophia Norman, daughter of George and Margaret, d. November 10, 1815, aged 3 years, 5 months, 9 hours.


Painter. Two minor children of John Painter. (Unmarked.)


Robert Ralston, d. March 15, 1838, in 21st year of age. Sarah Ralston, daughter of Joseph Anderson, d. November 20, 1840, in 52d year of age.
Mary Roberts, daughter of Eli (Sr.) and Maria (nee Bloom), 1855. (Unmarked.)
Mary Roberts (child), daughter of Lloyd and .Cidney (Sidney) (nee Harner). (Unmarked.)


Sarah Satterfield. (Unmarked.)
Theodore Schroder, killed on Pennsylvania R. R. about 1890-91. (Unmarked.)
John Sloan, died at Old Stage Tavern, 1846-47. (Unmarked.)


Sarah Ann Thropp, daughter of Isaiah and Anna V. (Werkizer), infant, d. November 4, 1829. (Unmarked.)
Matthew Trimble, d. about 1850. (Unmarked.)


Anna Watton, daughter of James and Jane, d. October 17, 1843, aged 2 years, 6 months, 17 days.
Marthann Watton, daughter of James and Jane, d. October TO, 1836, aged 1 year, 19 days.
Joel Watts, blacksmith, d. about 1800. (Unmarked and no express tradition of burial in this graveyard.)
Weir, infant child of Debbie Weir. (Unmarked.)
Christian Werkiser (pioneer), Revolutionary Militia man. (Unmarked and no express tradition of burial in this graveyard.)
Mrs. Margaret Workizer, consort of Christian, d. February 4, 1805, in 55th year of age.
George White, d. September, 1837, in70th year of age. (German.)
Mary White (nee Watts), wife of George.
White – Four sons of George and Mary.
White – Four daughters of George and Mary.

“Eliza” (colored), found dead at Prissy Robinson’s Tavern, Tredyffrin, near Daylesford. (Unmarked.)
Several Revolutionary soldiers who died of wounds or sickness during the encampment of the American Army at Valley Forge, 1777-78. (Unmarked, except by boulder.)
A soldier of the Mexican War, Second Pennsylvania Regiment. (Possibly Thomas Hahn, of Radnor-hostler at “The Spread Eagle.”) (Unmarked.)
Man, killed on Pennsylvania R. R. (Unmarked.)

Graves marked by rudely initialed field stones:
N. D.; M. W., 178?; S. S. W.; S. W.; H. M.; W. M., 1798; C. M., 1790 ; C. W. H.; M. A.; A.; M. H.; C. H.; J. H.; S. H., 1809; F. L.; M. S. R.; B. R.
An artificial gravestone, inscribed I. H., 1838.
N. B.-A large number of rude field stones set in position, but bearing no inscription, evidently mark the location of graves.

SOURCE:  Page(s) 161-166; The History of the Old Eagle School, Tredyffrin, in Chester County, Pennsylvania: With Alphabetical Lists of Interments in the Graveyard and of German Settlers in Chester County, and a Poem Presenting the Suggestive Features of the Place; By Henry Pleasants; Published by The John C. Winston company, 1909

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