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Photo by Terry Pritchard 2012
Old Shellman Cemetery (aka Woodbury) Chatham Township,
Tioga County, Pa 2012
The old family burial ground is located in Chatham Township, Tioga County, Pennsylvania on Swing Gate Road, 1/2 mile west of the intersection with R436 (Dug Road). It is 260 feet south of Swing Gate Road in a clump of trees and shrubs. It is also located 290 feet west-southwest of the NW corner of the nearby pond. The burial ground is located on private property, owned by Mr. And Mrs. Ric Vespe.
The Old Shellman cemetery is a family burial ground with two visible fallen headstones. It is overgrown and in poor condition. There is some evidence of possible other burials but visual inspection and probing did not locate other headstones in 2012. Due to woodchuck activity, the two sunken areas are in doubt as to whether they are burials. Stones turned up by tree growth and thrown into the area from the fields has confused the evidence to whether there are field stone markers.
Read by Terry Pritchard
|Surname||Given name||Birth date||Death date||Age||Notes/inscriptions/Comments|
|Woodbury||Mary E||Nov 13, 1854||4yr 5mo||daughter of Augustus & Elizabeth C Woodbury|
|Woodbury||Mary E||April 29, 1849||22yr||Wife of Augustus Woodbury|
OLD SHELLMAN CEMETERY 1970s
CHATHAM TOWNSHIP TIOGA COUNTY, PA.
Buried on the Old Shellman Place, next to a big elm tree about 300 ft. South of Leg. Rte. in Chatham Twp. Inquire of Clifton Erway.
|Woodbury||Mary E.||Nov. 13, 1854||4y 5m||daughter of Augustus & Elizabeth C. Woodbury.|
|Mary E.||April 29, 1859||22y||wife of Augustus Woodbury|
|Copied from 1850 Census Chatham Twp. Household no.154|
|Augustus Woodbury, farmer age 31 born Mass. Elizabeth age 30 born N.Y.|
|Living in same household is Augustus Ham age 10 born in Pa.|
|(Mary E. could be Mary Elizabeth)|
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