The following list is part of the Tioga County
Cemetery Inscriptions . Reprinted with Permission of Rhoda ENGLISH Ladd.
SWING GATE CEMETERY
CHATHAM TOWNSHIP ,TIOGA COUNTY, PA.
Located about 1500 feet northeast of intersection of Route 58089 and Twp. road 643, on lands formerly owned by H.B Mattison Copied by Earl Cooper & Emma ATWELL Cooper, R.D.1, Middlebury Center, Pa. 16935 June 1972 .
See Also Swing Gate Cemetery Obituary Page
Joyce (July 2006)
Al Dickgieser here, Recently we searched for Swing Gate Cemetery, but had a hard time with the directions. Swing Gate Cemetery is located at 881 Swing Gate Rd. If you take Water St. out of Knoxville, PA. And go 4.0 miles from the Knoxville Bridge you will be at Swing Gate Entrance (see attached photo). The cemetery is located at the top of the hill on the left-hand side in a thicket of brush and trees. The cemetery is not visible, only after you walk into the thicket. Most gravestones are lying down, from ground settlement. Twp #643 is Cooper Rd, which you can take from Rt. 249 to Swing Gate Rd. then turn right, the entrance is just a short ways on the left. If you need help in finding the cemetery, you can stop at a large farmhouse just down the road on the left. The name on the mailbox is Homer Erway and he can direct you to the site. In talking with him, he said he has several people asking him about Swing Gate Cemetery each year.
|CHRISTIAN||Iva||1889||1914||daughter of Andrew and Dora, Stone erected by Jemison Grange No. 1497|
|BARGER||Sarah||May 15, 1866||80 yr. 9 mo. 20 da.|
|THOMPSON||James||July 7, 1865||82 yr. 2 mo. 27 da|
|THOMPSON||Jane||Sept.-----||wife of James|
|BOOM||Matthew||May 2, 1864||71 yr. 10 mo.|
|BOOM||Caroline||Apr. 11, 1875||77 yr. 1 mo.|
|CLARK||Susana G.||Mar. 23, 1837||Oct. 1, 1874||wife of Leonard Clark|
|COOPER||Julia||May 20, 1841||14-Jun-08||wife of Burdick Cooper|
|BENNETT||Ralph H.||Aug 19, 1860||Apr. 22, 1877|
|BENNETT||Eva||Nov. 8, 1862||Nov 16, 1877|
|BENNETT||Cromwell||Mar. 21, 1867||65 yr. 5 mo. 3 da.|
|BENNETT||Sally||May 20, 1873||81 yr. 18 da.|
|CORWIN||Martha||June 29, 1866||33 yr. 6 mo. 29 da.||wife of Daniel T. Corwin|
|WATKINS||William||Apr. 3, 1800||Jan. 20, 1888|
|WATKINS||Lorena M.||Feb. 25, 1823||---||wife of William Watkins|
|WATKINS||Maurice O.||May 7, 1865||Oct 8., 1870|
|WATKINS||Herbert D.||Feb. 7, 1857||son of W. and L.M.|
|WATKINS||Edward||Oct. 2, 1861||son of W. and L.M.|
|COOPER||Jason||Oct. 5, 1863||65 yr.|
|COOPER||Mariah CHAMPLAIN||Feb. 5, 1872||70 yr. 5 mo. 25 da.||wife of Jason Cooper|
|COOPER||Soloman M.||Apr. 23, 1826||1-11- ?||('Salmon' on marker)|
|COOPER||Thomas||May 21, 1855||Feb. 23, 1886||son of S.M. and Urania|
|COOPER||Winchester E.||Nov. 23, 1837||Feb. 3, 1913|
|COOPER||Urania J. MACK||Apr. 22, 1826||Jan. 24, 1902||wife of W.E. Cooper|
|COOPER||Ella A.||Oct. 6, 1862||1 yr. 7 ?||dau. of W.E. and U.J.|
|COOPER||Wm. M.||Mar. 15, 1858||2 mo. 14 da.||son of W.E. and U.J.|
|COOPER||Nathaniel||Said to be here. No Marker.|
|KING||Samuel P.||May 15, 1867|
|KING||Nellie||Mar. 26, 1875||70 yr. 8 mo. ?||wife of Samuel P. King|
|HUDSON||Mandana||Dec. 30, 1873||26 yr. 10 ?||wife of W.H.|
|COOPER||Jason||in Capt. James Taylor's Co. 30th Reg. Vermont May 4, 1813 for 1 year|
Thanks for the reply. I have attach a picture that I took at Swing Gate of My wife's Great, Great Grandfather William Watkins. Your sites has been a great help, it saves a lot of walking. Thanks again for all your work in making it easier to located old family members.
Note from Joyce - Tombstone also includes Lorena but does not mention her own surname. Her own nameShe was born Lorena Maria Lamphere . She died December 1, 1893 in Deerfield Twp. .
|20 NOV 2009
Hello Joyce, My name is P.J. Treat i live in Tioga County. I have been researching my family for about four years. As i locate them i have been adding their tomb stone pictures. In October i was at Swing Gate cemetery and took a photo of this tomb stone. I went back on November 18 to clean it up to get a better reading. When i got there it was gone. See attached photo. Thanks to you site i know Matthew and Christina Catherine Pangborn Boom aka Caroline are buried there. As a Farmer allowed his cattle to run through this cemetery their stones are missing. So when i was there on th 18 i was heart sick to find this Bates Stone missing. I was wondering if you would post this on your site, maybe someone will know where it's at. Your site has been a valuable source of information in my search Thank You P.J. Treat
11 SEP 2011
Apparently the person may have visited more than one cemetery in a day
and was confused about where the photo was taken, I am leaving it here
in case the original sender checks back and discovers her/his error.
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