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Wells Township Cemeteries


Wells Township, Bradford Co Pa

Text by J. Kelsey Jones submitted November 1997

The oldest public cemeteries in Wells township, Bradford County, Pennsylvania are Coryland and Mosherville and some of the earliest settlers are buried in these two cemeteries. Early settlers in the southern portion of the township are interred at Coryland and those in the northern portion of the township are interred at Mosherville. Besides Coryland and Mosherville the only other public cemetery is Judson Hill and it is believed that burials did not begin at Judson Hill until the 1840's. The other cemeteries are private family cemeteries. There could be other private family cemeteries or burials that I am not aware of.

There are related to be seven Revolutionary soldiers buried in Wells township: William Carr, Richard Cooper, William Converse, Solomon Judson, Shubel Rowley, Thomas Warner, and Thomas Watkins. William Carr was buried in the old Wisner Burying Ground in Elmira, New York and when that cemetery was reclaimed he was reinterred at Woodlawn Cemetery in Elmira. Of the remaining six, only two have markers, Solomon Judson in Mosherville and Thomas Warner in Coryland. It is quite certain Shubel Rowley is buried in Wells, but which cemetery or a private family cemetery is undocumented.

An occasional interment is still made at Judson Hill and Coryland, but the majority of the residents are now buried outside of the township and this began in the early part of this century. Many residents are buried at Woodlawn Cemetery in Elmira, New York, the cemetery personnel at that time actively soliciting in Wells township. Even at an early date, many of those residents who resided on the fringes of the township were buried at Jobs Corners or Millerton in Jackson Township, Tioga County, Pennsylvania; Baptist Hill in Columbia Township, Bradford County; Gillett in South Creek Township, Bradford County; Glenwood and Oak Hill in Troy Township, Bradford County; and Pine City and Webb Mills in the Town of Southport, Chemung County, New York.

J. Kelsey Jones 1998

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Published On Tri-Counties Site On 15 NOV 1997
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