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Powell Cemetery, Union Township, Tioga County, Pennsylvania 
Photo by Joyce M. Tice
2008
Joyce's Search Tip - December 2007 -
Do You Know that you can search just the 600 pages of Tioga County Cemetery Records on the site by using the Cemeteries -Tioga button in the Partitioned search engine at the bottom of the Current What's New Page? If you use that partition follow these steps to search just one cemetery
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2. Enter part of the cemetery name [ie Newbury or Furman] AND a surname. 
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Name of Cemetery: Powell Burial Ground
Read By: Linda C. Reese
Date Read: September. 2008
Typed By: Pat Smith Raymond
Formatted & Published by Joyce M. Tice December 2008
Photos by Joyce M. Tice
Location: Union Township, Tioga County, Pa
Other Comments: English Hill Road
GPS  41.61241 -76.90891
Last Name First Name Date of Birth Date of Death Age Inscription/Relationship/Comments
Russell Elenor 3/16/1799 4/8/1857    
Powell Rees   3/17/1853 69 yr  
Powell Sarah   12/20/1879 85y6m w/o Rees
Derbin Ann   2/8/1877 63 yr  
Davis David   8/25/1863 75 yr  
Davis Elizabeth   3/25/1870 82 yr w/o David

Powell Cemetery
Union Township, Tioga Co., PA

From Volume 1 of Tioga County Cemeteries, pub. by Rhoda ENGLISH Ladd 1970s
Formatted & Published by Joyce M. Tice - 22 November 1997

Cemetery is located near Spencer Cemetery. It is walled in and wooded at time of reading in 1970s.

Davis David 1863 75 wife Eliz.
Davis Eliz. 1870 82
Durbin Ann 1877 63
Powell Reese 1853 69

Name of Cemetery: Rain Burial Ground
Read By: Linda C. Reese
Date Read: September. 2008
Typed By: Pat Smith Raymond
Formatted and Published by Joyce M. Tice December 2008
Photos by Joyce M. Tice
Location: Union Township, Tioga County, Pa
Other Comments: English Hill Across from McNett Cemetery in woods
GPS 41.58776 -76.91811
Last Name First Name Date of Birth Date of Death Age Inscription/Relationship/Comments
Palphramand Isabella   9/11/1861 51 yr  
Rain Elizabeth   2/17/1857 55 yr w/o Stephen
Rain Leah   2/23/1878 75 yr w/o Stephen -On marker w/Elizabeth
Rain Stephen   1/11/1886 82y3m16d  

McNett Family Burials on English Hill
Name of Cemetery: McNett Burial Ground
Read By: Linda C. Reese
Date Read: September. 2008
Typed By: Pat Smith Raymond
Formatted and Published by Joyce M. Tice December 2008
Photos by Joyce M. Tice
Location: Union Township, Tioga County, PA
Other Comments: On English Hill Road
GPS - 41.58950 -76.91753
Last Name First Name Date of Birth Date of Death Age Inscription/Relationship/Comments
McNett Alice R.       Own Name Rinebold 
McNett Francis W. 8/4/1918 11/4/2005   Cpl. US Army
Forsburg Frederick A. 7/15/1925 12/7/1982   CM 3 US Navy WW 2
Obituaries:
FRANCIS W. ‘BILL’ McNETT - On the evening of Friday, Nov. 4, 2005, well-known and well-loved Roaring Branch, Pa. resident Francis William McNett passed away quietly at Williamsport Hospital surrounded by his beloved family.  He was 87 years of age.  Known to the family and friends as "Bill", Mr. McNett he was born Aug. 4, 1918, on English Hill, Union Township, Tioga County.  He was the son of Frank W. and Helen (Cole) McNett.  At the age of 4 he began playing the fiddle, eventually mastering the mandolin, banjo, harmonica, guitar, bass guitar and piano as well.  By the time he reached his teens, young Bill was performing professionally at various local venues.  Music became one of the great passions of his life, blossoming into a career that spanned seven decades.  For many years, Bill toured the Eastern seaboard extensively, performing with his brothers Bob and Dean, to whom he had personally taught the skills of a master musician. Long after the touring stopped he continued to enrich lives with his humor and music, playing many local events along with his family as the McNett Family Band.  He was still booking engagements up until about three years ago.  In the midst of his busy career, Bill courted Alice Rinebold, and they were united in marriage on March 1, 1947.  Together they raised two son's two daughters, and this past March celebrated their 58th anniversary.  When not performing professionally, Mr. McNett could be found at Landon's Cedar Ledge Store, where he helped out officially as a clerk and unofficially as an entertainer.  For 40 years he brought joy and laughter to all who stopped by. Bill was a very caring and giving man who gave lessons to aspiring musicians, and in his spare time offered a free taxi service to senior citizens in the community.  He was a man who loved his country, volunteering for the United States Army during World War II, where he served in the China-Burma-India Theater.  Over the years he had been a member of the former Carpenter Grange, the Ogdensburg Grange, Canton VFW Post No. 714, Canton American Legion Post No. 303 and the American Federation of Musicians.  Of paramount importance was Bill's unshakeable faith in the Lord. He was a lifetime member of the Newelltown United Methodist Church.  Mr. McNett was the embodiment of a true country gentleman who touched innumerable lives throughout the land.  He is survived by his wife, Alice, at home; sons, Francis L. (and Beverly) McNett and Dennis (and June) McNett, and daughters, Carol (and Gene) Kelly and Karen Jackson, all of roaring Branch; brother Kenneth (and Dorothy) McNett of Williamsport, Pa.; sister-in-law, Dorothy McNett of Montgomery; grandchildren, Michelle Mcnett, Richard (and Jill) McNett, Becky (and Brandon) Williams, Melissa (and Kevin) Lohss, Alicia Mott, and Jason Jackson; great-grandchildren, Brittany Breese, Brady McNett, Brian and Brandon Mcnett, Tyler and Kaley Williams, and Adam Frank Lohss; three nephews; two nieces and many beloved cousins.  He was preceded in death by his parents, Frank and Helen McNett; brothers, Robert C. McNett and Dean McNett; and son-in-law Frank D. Mott Jr.  There will be a celebration of his life at 2 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 13 at the Church of Christ (Disciples) in Canton, with the Rev. Duane Taylor officiating.  There will be a time for visitation one hour before the service.  The family suggests that memorial contributions be directed to the Newelltown United Methodist Church in care of Eleanor Wooster, 203 Wooster Road, Roaring Branch, Pa. or the Newelltown Cemetery Association, 3681 Route 14 Highway, Roaring Branch.  Professional services have been entrusted to Morse and Kleese Funeral Home, Canton.  –Canton Independent Sentinel

SZENDREY Mary E. Forsburg
83, was promoted to glory on Oct. 14, 2010 to meet her Lord and Savior. She resided in Ralston for 63 years. She was born March 3, 1927, the daughter of Mary (Shoup) and Edward Szendrey. Her husband of 35 years, Fredrick A. Forsburg, predeased her in death in 1982. She was a wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. She enjoyed her family, church and community. Mary graduated from Williamsport High School. She was a member of the Ralston Volunteer Fire Co. Ladies Auxiliary and an active member of the Open Door Chapel. Former Girl Scout leader, 4-H leader, co-owned Jubilee Catering and later opened the Heavenly Taste Restaurant in Ralston, where she enjoyed serving ice cream to the children. She is survived by Linda (Gordon) DelJanovan, Cogan Station; Ann (Kenneth) Hoover, Loyalsock Twp.; June (Dennis) McNett, Roaring Branch; Rita (Ronald) Clayton, Montoursville; Fredrick N. (Susan) Forsburg, Livonia, N.Y.; Mark W. (Ronda Webster) Forsburg, South Williamsport; Michael V. Forsburg, St. Petersburg, Fla.; 12 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren. Two sisters, Marguerite Nierle, Richmond, Va.; Bertha Schreiber, Suprise, Ariz.; a brother, John Szendrey, Austin Tex. Mary was predeceased by brothers, Edward, Steve, Frank, Joseph and William Szendrey; and sisters, Julia Kragle. Elizabeth Higgins and Irene Kontz. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, Oct. 18, at the Open Door Chapel, Ralston. Pastor Dave Eggers will officiate. Interment will be at the family cemetery. Arrangements by Morse & Kleese, Canton. - Williamsport Sun Gazette, October 16, 2010


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