|Death: ||Sep. 30, 1818|
John was the son of the farm family of Robert and Sarah Larimer of York Co., PA. He had a farm of about 200 acres according to historical tax records.
During 1777 in Donegal Township, Westmoreland Co., PA John married Elizabeth Calvin. Between 1779 and 1797 in Donegal Twp, Westmoreland Co., PA and they had 8 children. They were named: Jane, Mary, Margaret, Thomas Stevens, Alexander, Agnes "Nancy", John and Robert Issac Larimer.
The farm was passed down to the eldest son, Thomas, after his death.
John and Elizabeth were buried on their farm. This was called the "Larimer Old Family Farm" in family records. But, sometime after 1850 the burial site came to be used by other families and now a church resides by the burial grounds.
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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.
Robert Larimer (1704 - 1773)
Sarah McKee Larimer (1704 - 1770)
Elizabeth Calvin Larimer (1750 - 1834)
Thomas Stevens Larimer (1785 - 1848)*
Agnes Nancy Larimer Beatty (1787 - 1862)*
Elizabeth Johnston McCandless (1819 - 1909)*
John Larimer (1741 - 1818)
Jane Larimer Larimer (1752 - 1840)*
Methodist Church Cemetery
Created by: Jack Gilchrist
Record added: Aug 10, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 56878520