Photo by Joyce M. Tice
|NAME OF CEMETERY: McGovern Cemetery
Also called St. Patricks
READ BY: Elaine Frey
DATE: July 2001
TYPED BY: Elaine Frey
I went to this cemetery to get some information for some friends from Sullivan County Web Site and it was so small, I read the whole thing. It is another case where stones have been broken, removed or just lost. So sad. I am going to send you the information that I got. Use it on the site if you want to. I was very careful and checked and re-checked myself both in reading and typing.
This cemetery is another sad story in the way stones have disappeared and been let go to the point that they are almost unreadable. There were four tall monuments (I think) and just a few stones. I tried to get everything that was readable and had to work hard at a couple. I will not list this as I normally would a cemetery.
O'Neill, Daniel born 1801 - died 1881 on the same stone
, Bridget born 1816 - died 1858 on the back of the stone
, new stone erected by great great grandson, John F. O'neill - 1977
Right beside it is the old stone for Bridget
Harden, Bridget - died August 24, 1877 - Aged 49 years. Daughter of Edward
Margarett McGovern - Wife of Thomas Harden
, Thomas March 17, 1822 Oct. 15, 1844 (Ireland)
, Margarett R. - Died March 14, 1844 - Aged 22 years. Daughter of Thomas and Bridget Harden.
, Mary - died Aug. 27, 1867 - Aged 6 weeks
McGovern, Edward - Born in the County Gavin Ireland 1799
Emigrated to the United States 1833. Was among the first Catholic Pioneers of the Region - 1842. Died in the Lord April 1, 1876. A Loving Husband, A fond father, A kind neighbor and A Devout Catholic. Requiescat in Page.
, Francis - Son of Edward & Margaret McGovern. Died March 17, 1844 in the 6th year of his age. (There was a second stone for Francis leaning against the monument.)
, Anne - Daughter of Edward and Margaret McGovern. Died in Lancaster Pa. Dec. 29, 1912. Aged 71 years.
, Patrick - Son of the Late Edward and Margaret McGovern. Died May 8th 1893. Aged 67 years.
, Margaret - Consort of Edward McGovern. Born in County Fermanagh Ireland. 1799. Died April 5th 1888. She was a lady of strong Faith and sterling virtues, a kind neighbor, a devoted wife and mother. She left her children a legacy of a bright example.
Coggins, Bridget - died Dec. 1, 1862 -Aged 19 yrs 6 mo (?) Daughter of Thomas and Mary.
Cogans, Mary - Died Oct. 9, 1855 - Aged 40 years. Wife of Thomas
A native of the parish of Killglass Co. of Sligo Ireland. Requiescent in Page.
Coggins, Cathar----- Died Dec. 4, 1862 - Age 23yrs 3 mo (?) Daughter of Thomas and Mary Coggins.
There was a stone face down in the ground, my guess is that it was Thomas
Broken Stone - No Name - Aged 10 mo, 11 days - May her soul rest in peace. Amen
Nagle (?), Mary - wife of Patrick Nagle (?). and Daughter of Thomas
Age 25 years 9 months 20 days. July 20, 1860.
Andrews, John M. died August 12, 1850
O'Brien, Jennie A. - Died Jan. 4, 1883 - Aged 3 yr 8 mo 14 da
, Alice L. - Died Jan. 20, 1883 - Aged 2 yr 4 mo 24 da
, John J. - Died Jan. 16, 1883 - Aged 10 yr 8 mo
, Daniel T. - Died Jan 18, 1883 - Aged 6 yr 2 mo 13 da
Children of D. F. and Kate O'Brien
Conmey, John - Died Feb. 26, 1889 - Aged 82 years
A native of Castle Connor Co. Sligo, Ireland
Jane - Died Oct. 5, 1894 - Aged 78 years - wife of John
A native of Droheda, Ireland