PA History and Genealogy
Rutland Township Cemeteries
Tioga County, Pennsylvania
Watkins Farm Burial Ground
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Photo taken by Joyce M. Tice from the Watkins Burial Ground overlooking
the Grandason WATKINS / Jerusha RICE homestead
Photo of Watkins Farm from Cemetery
by Joyce M. Tice 1998
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Watkins Burial Ground
Rutland Township, Tioga County PA
Located in southeastern Rutland Township, Tioga County, Pennsylvania
on a wooded hill (highest point) between Kennedy and Pine Hollow Roads
near their junction and northwest of the Nathan & Dolores Burleigh
residence. Markers copied November 1998 by J. Kelsey Jones and photographed
by Joyce M. Tice.
Grandison WATKINS, (SRGP 07238) departed
this life at his residence in Rutland, Tioga Co., Pennsylvania, on the
9th day of March, 1875, in the sixty-ninth year of his age. The subject
of this notice was born in Connecticut and emigrated to this country with
his parents at the age of nine years. He was married to Jerusha A. Rice,
January 13, 1731, and subsequently settled on the farm on which he died.
He gave his heart to Jesus in 1840, and united with the Methodist Episcopal
Church. Subsequently, because of the connection of that Church with Slavery
and the arbitrary character of its government, he withdrew and united with
the Wesleyan Methodists where he and a number of his family have since
found a congenial home. He embraced fully all their distinctive principles
and the practical workings of the holy religion of the Son of God. He could
not return to the Methodist Episcopal Church because of its criminal connection
with Freemasonry and other kindred Societies. Brother Watkins was recognized
by those that knew him best, as a conscientious, consistent Christian man.
He suffered long and much, but with great Christian patience and resignation.
But now the conflict is over. He fought the good fight, he has finished
|Grandason Watkins d. March 9, 1875 AGED 68 yrs 7 mo &
|Jerusha A. Watkins d. Feb 15, 1888 Agd 82 years
|Ephraim B. son of Grandason & Jerusha A. Watkins d.
Mar 31, 1864 Ag’d 18 y’rs 2 m. & 15d. Footmarker, E. B. W.
“He sleepeth in Jesus, blessed sleep,
From which none ever wake to weep.”
He leaves the companion of his early manhood, and six children to mourn
their loss; two have gone on before him, but the afflicted are comforted
with the words of the Apostle, I Thes. 4:14. “For if we believe that Jesus
died and rose again, even so them also which sleep in Jesus will God bring
with him.” In his last will, made 1872, he gave direction where to deposit
his remains, and that his funeral should be held by, and agreeable to the
usage of his own denomination. The occasion was improved by the writer
to a large and attentive congregation of friends and neighbors, from I
Published on Tri-Counties 02 NOV 1998
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