Alan's note: This stone is a marble redo. The gravestone to the left of his is composed of sedimentary sandstone. The only remaining part of the inscription says "SAM_____ _____ Jr" and there is a number "2" which seems to be the last number in their age at death.
Note: This marble gravestone is not in the style of an 1839 gravestone. So this is a marble redo.
The following is contained in an email, to me, from Leona Henderson:
It is found on Ancestry.com and shows an application by Miss Ellie Roberts Ray, Regent of the Conemaugh DAR chapter, for a marker for Alex McCurdy which shows the same information in his memorial for Find A Grave. The citation for the source is:
Cemetery: Loyalhanma Baptist
Cemetery Location: Blairsville, Pennsylvania
Ancestry.com. U.S., Headstone Applications for Military Veterans, 1925-1963 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2012.
Original data: Applications for Headstones for U.S. Military Veterans, 1925-1941. Microfilm publication M1916, 134 rolls. ARC ID: 596118. Records of the Office of the Quartermaster General, Record Group 92. National Archives at Washington, D.C.Applications for Headstones, compiled 01/01/1925 - 06/30/1970, documenting the period ca. 1776 - 1970 ARC: 596118. Records of the Office of the Quartermaster General, 1774–1985, Record Group 92. National Archives and Records Administration, Washington, D.C.
Loyalhanna Baptist Cemetery
Maintained by: Burke Stoughton
Originally Created by: Alan Saltsman
Record added: May 17, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 37190795
Alexander McCurdy died at the residence of his son Samuel near Tunnel Hill Derry township January 6 1839 aged 86 years. He enlisted 1776 in Captain William Peebles company Second Battalion Regiment Riflemen Pennsylvania Line commanded by Colonel Miles. He...(Read more)|
Added: Jul. 29, 2013
To my 5th great grandfather.....|
Added: Apr. 16, 2011