|Birth: ||Mar. 6, 1785|
|Death: ||Jan. 24, 1848|
Thomas was a farmer of about 200 acres according to the tax records. This land pasted to him by his father John Larimer and in turn Thomas passed it on to his offspring.
Thomas, a farmer, married Rachel Stevens about 1804. They had 13 children they named: Robert Stevens, Elizabeth C, Jane, Margaret G, Rachel, Mary, Eleanor "Ellen", Agnes "Aggie", John, Andrew Macune, Joseph, Benjamin Arundel "Ben" and Thomas Larimer.
Thomas and Rachel are buried on their farm. So are his parents and some other family members. This was called the "Larimer Old Family Farm" in family records. Sometime after 1850 the burial site came to be used by other families and now a church resides by the burial grounds.
Thomas's will was dated 3 Sep 1848 and it was proved on the day he died. The document follows:
In the name of God I will that all my just debts as shall be by me owing at my death toether with my funeral expenses and all charges touching the proving of or otherwise concerning this my last will shall in the first place out of my personal estate and effects be fully paid and satisfied and from and after payment therof and subject hereunto then my will is that all the residue of my goods stocks chattles merchandise and household furniture I give and bequeath unto my loving wife Rachel to use make sale of as she shall think most desirable.
I also bequeath unto my loving wife all that _____? or tenement situate lying and being in Donegal Township and County aforesaid together with all my other freehold estate whatsoever to hold until her death and at her death to be equally divided amongst all my children share and share alike. Robert S., Elizabeth C., Jane, Margaret G., Rachels Heirs, Mary, Eleanor, and Agnes, and to their Heirs and John, McCune A. and Benjamin, all share and share alike.
And my will and meaning is that in case any of my said children shall depart this life before such time as the part or portion of him or her or them so dying shall become payable then and in such case the part or portion of him or her or them so dying shall go and be equally divided among the survivor or survivors of them share and share alike if more than ____ ? to be paid to such survivors or survivor at the time aforesaid.
And lastly as to all the rest residue and remainder of my personal estate real and mixed goods and and chattles of what kind and nature so ever I give and bequeath the same to my said beloved wife Rachel Larimer Whom I hereby appoint ____? executrix of this my last will and testament hereby revoking all former wills by me made. In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal the 3 0 day of Sept. in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and forty five. Witnessed by Wm Crawford, Robert Jonston. Legally proved and approved the 24 th January A.D. 1848 Same day recorded.
***** Question/Issue *****
Is the Methodist Church Cemetery, Stahlstown, Westmoreland Co., PA the actual location of the Larimer Old Family Farm burial grounds? The actual location of the Larimer farm is still under review in Jan 2014.
The first burial in this (old farm) cemetery was John Larimer who died on 30 Sep 1818. He was buried on his 200 acre farm. Several family members were buried there during two generations.
In family records it is referred to as the "Larimer Old Family Farm Cemetery". At some time after 1850 the land came into general use for a church and other burials.
The location of the original family farm was aided by the Westmoreland County Historical Society after examining the historical tax records for the Larimer land owners that occupied this location.
John Larimer (1741 - 1818)
Elizabeth Calvin Larimer (1750 - 1834)
Rachel Stevens Larimer (1786 - 1850)
Robert Stevens Larimer (1806 - 1890)*
Elizabeth C. Larimer Hutchison (1808 - 1851)*
Eleanor M. Larimer Hutchison (1819 - 1867)*
Thomas Stevens Larimer (1785 - 1848)
Agnes Nancy Larimer Beatty (1785 - 1862)*
Elizabeth Johnston McCandless (1819 - 1909)*
Methodist Church Cemetery
Created by: Jack Gilchrist
Record added: Aug 10, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 56877229