Tri-Counties Genealogy & History by Joyce M. Tice
Meritt - Buckbee Burial Ground, 
Farmington Township, Tioga County, Pennsylvania
Bradford County PA
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Name of Cemetery:  Meritt - Buckbee Burial Ground
Read By:  Madeline B. Smith & Linda C. Reese
Date Read:  Oct. 2007.
Typed By:  Pat Smith Raymond
Location:  Croft Hollow Road, Farmington Twp, Tioga Co., PA
Other Comments:  We have been told that some stones were removed and used in a sidewalk.  The house has burned and ground has been bulldozed - We looked but found nothing.  Quite a few graves are marked by fieldstones
Photo by Joyce M. Tice 21 OCT 2007
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
1. Choose Cemeteries - Tioga. 
2. Enter part of the cemetery name [ie Newbury or Furman] AND a surname. 
3. Choose the Find ALL Words option. Then it will find just the pages with that surname in the one cemetery you indicated. 
Last Name First Name Date of Birth Date of Death Age Inscription/Relationship/Comments
Buckbee Hannah   1/22/1854 73y6m5d w/o Samuel
Buckbee S. P.   1/10/1855 47y2m9d  
Merit Annis   4/23/1841 2y6m25d d/o Hiram & Mary A.
Merit Anson   4/20/1841 2y6m22d s/o Hiram & Mary A.
Merit Sally M.   4/1/1845 4y7m24d d/o Hiram & Mary A.
Merit George   3/22/1848 1y11m s/o Hiram & Mary A.

Meritt - Buckbee Burial Ground (2)
This is a separate burial ground from the one above and no remnants can be found.
Located on Croft Hollow Road, Farmington Twp., Tioga Co., PA

This Cemetery was recorded by Rev. Victor C. Detty in 1944.  At this time we have not located it.  The Church was torn down long ago, so this makes it harder to determine the location of this Cemetery.  This would be the M.E. Church.

This is what Rev. Detty wrote – A child of Josiah H. and Mary Ann Merritt Foster is buried in the old and abandoned cemetery located in a pasture about 100 yards North the Farmington Methodist Church.  The marble stone, found lying flat, has this inscription – “Jane Maria, daughter of Josiah and Mary Ann Foster, died Sept. 15, 1852, aged 4 years and 17 days”.  This land, now owned by Fred Ackert, was once possessed by Hiram Merritt, four of whose children’s names are on stones found there.  Hiram Merritt married Mary Ann Foster, according to their niece,  Mary Merritt Hall of Osceola, PA.

The inscriptions on the stones are:  Sarah, daughter of Hiram & Mary Merit, died July 10, 1852, ae 4y-10m-12d; Mary Ann, daughter of Hiram and Mary A. Merit, died June 23, 1856, ae 1y-7m-23d;  Charles, son of H.  & M.A. Meritt, died July 31, 1864, aged 22y-3m-11d.

In addition to these four inscriptions there are two others on marble stones:  Temperance E., wife of T.T. Mann, died Sept. 5, 1858, age 40 y-5m-7d; (Stone broken), only daughrer of Henry and Mary E. Hall, died May 1, 1852, aged 7y-10m-16d.  Rhodes Hall had a brother Henry C.

Note from Joyce: Both Meritt and Merit as well as Merritt, are common spellings of this name.

Published on Tri-Counties  14 JAN 2008
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