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Spencer Family Burial Ground, Chatham Township,  Tioga County, Pennsylvania - 2009
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Name of Cemetery: Spencer Family Burial Ground
Deeded As
Read By: Linda C. Reese
Date Read: 2009
Typed By: Pat Smith Raymond
Formatted and Published by Joyce M. Tice
Location: Chatham Township., Tioga County, PA
GPS Coordinates
Other Comments: Old Spencer Homestead on Left Branch Road behind Farm House
Many more graves with more markers to be found
Number of Burials this Section Approximately  6
Last Name First Name Date of Birth Date of Death Age Inscription/Relationship/Comments
Spencer B. F.   6/4/1867 60 yr  
Spencer Louisa   10/11/1867 5 mo. d/o Franklin & Mary
Spencer ??   10/4/1867 3 yr d/o Franklin & Mary
          Top of Stone gone
Spencer Infant       s/o (Believe it to be another child of Franklin & Mary
          Stone in pieces-All that is readable is death year of 1862
Whitney Laurette   10/12/1867 2y1m10d d/o Fitch & Sally A.
Foot Stone         11?S.

Name of Cemetery: Mosher/Leach
Deeded As
Read By: Linda Reese
Date Read: 2011
Typed By: Pat Smith Raymond
Formatted and Published by Joyce M. Tice  22 OCT 2016
Location: "Chatham Twp,Tioga County-At intersection Shortsville, PA"
GPS Coordinates
Other Comments: This Cemetery is almost destroyed
Last Name First Name Date of Birth Date of Death Age Inscription/Relationship/Comments
Leach Carrie  1836 7 yr Only known marker

Note: "In 1988 this marker was at the Chatham Twp. Building.  It was moved from the creek bank by Supervisor Groves.  It was a large white stone, now missing"

Name of Cemetery: Boardman
Deeded As
Read By: Linda Reese & Terry Pritchard
Date Read: 2012
Published by Joyce M. Tice  10 DEC 2017
Location: "Chatham Twp,Tioga County-
GPS Coordinates
Other Comments: 


Boardman CemeteryChatham Township, Tioga County, Pennsylvania

Latitude41.86431 Longitude-77.46931

Located about 1230 feet East of Burrell Road (Township road #392) and 2300 feet North of Shorthill Road (St4012) in the far Western part of Chatham Township, Tioga County, Pa. It is located on private property owned by Kenneth Palmer.

This is an old cemetery that appears to have not been used since the 1860's. It is in poor condition with no standing headstones. It has a large number of field stone markers that do not appear to have any initials scratched into them. The cemetery is surrounded by a stone fence that has sections down and the stones have fallen in the cemetery area. The cemetery is about 130' by 100' in size. The southern area of the cemetery is subjected to animal use and there are few standing field stones in this area but there are hints that the area was populated with field stones in the past.

The field and head stones appear to be spaced about 3 feet apart with about 9 feet between rows. Many of the head/foot stone pairs are missing one of the stones and there are gaps in the rows. Accurate calculation of the number of burials would seem to be almost impossible but indications are that at least 46 souls are buried there and probably many more. 

Some headstones may have been removed by vandals and used for building materials, based on a story I've been told. This is unsubstantiated but the missing headstone pieces makes the story seem to be possible.

In 2012, the upper portion of the Marcus Chamberlin headstone with the name and dates was not located. The identification of the remaining portion was based on the inscription match to the 1970's reading. Name, dates and age was copied from the 1970's reading. Probing around the headstone remnant was done but the name/date piece remains missing.

In 2012, a headstone with Annaliza Pearsall, wife of J.A. Pearsall was located. It is broken and the upper half was in good condition but the date/lower section of the stone was not located in spite of local probing. Annaliza was the daughter of Dixon and Catherine Booth Southworth.

A foot stone with the initials JAP is located near the Harriett Pearsall headstone. The spot where the headstone should have been appears to have added dirt from the adjoining field that also covered and destroyed the stone fence. Light probing was done with no result but it is possible that the JAP headstone is there to be found.

Further work in the cemetery might uncover further information and locate the missing pieces of headstones but, I suspect, it will take a great deal of time and effort.

Terry Pritchard
Surname Given name Birth date Death date Age Notes/inscription/Comments
Westmiller Josiah Sep 11 1872 71y 1mo 11days
Westmiller Catherine Sep 7 1862 44y his wife – same headstone as Josiah
Chamberlin Marcus 20 Feb 1843 28y 2d Name and dates from 1970's information, bottom of headstone with inscription there but did not locate upper portion with name & dates Inscription: "You, that in blooming health appear, You do not think that death is near, But, Oh, our God, has many ways, To bring us mortals to our graves."
Southworth Leonard June 28 1845 11y 9mo s/o Dixon and Catherine – headstone broken at given name and date – Inscription: “Friends nor Physicians could save, This mortal baby from the grave Nor can the grave confine it here When Christ, the Savior, shall appear.”
Pearsall Alvina Jan 11 1861 10y 10d d/o J.A. And Annaliza
Pearsall Harriett Oct 23 1859 2yr 1m 19d
Pearsall Infant 3d s/o J.A. & A – same headstone as Harriett
Pearsall Annaliza Wife of J.A. Pearsall – top of headstone with name but no located bottom with dates
JAP Footstone with JAP- no headstone located but area of headstone may have material from bulldozer work over it

Published on Tri-Counties  24 MAY 2010
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