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CousinJudy (#46830064)
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Grave Marker for James M. Gray
I was checking to see if someone had added a photo of James and Mary Gray's grave marker as I have one in my notebook. I came across your memorial and cannot seem to locate a separate photo added, is there protocol for doing this? I am not sure if I should do a separate entry for the same person, do you know?
I am descended from his brother George, are we related in some way?

Added by pSnitwong on Oct 16, 2014 8:28 AM
RE: The Washington Cemetery
Hi Judy

That is indeed exciting news! It would be great if you could make a copy of the page where the 3 Pooles appear. Also, if the list includes in which cemetery the Pooles were reburied that would be of great interest to me. I wonder if they moved the grave markers as well.

I really look forward to what you find.

Added by Paul on Feb 14, 2014 2:02 AM
RE: The Washington Cemetery

I can't thank you enough. I'll await your reply.

I'm pretty sure that the Boge Cemetery Memorial was created in honor of John Hoge.

Hoge, John b. September 10, 1760 d. August 4, 1824 US Congressman. Born near Hogestown, Pennsylvania, he served during the Revolutionary War as an ensign in the 9th Pennsylvania Regiment. From 1782 he made his home in the town of Washington, which he and his brother William founded. He was a delegate to the 1790 State Constitutional Convention and a member of the State Senate from 1790 to 1795. When William Hoge resigned from the Eighth US Congress in 1804, John was elected to complete his brother's term and served until March 1805. Originally buried in Washington's Old Graveyard (now defunct), John and William Hoge were reinterred at the new Washington Cemetery in the 1850s.(Bio by: Robert Edwards) Washington Cemetery, Washington, Washington County, Pennsylvania, USA Plot: Sec H Lot 28.

As you see his grave was moved to the "New" cemetery.

Good luck with the cable guy. :-)

Added by Paul on Feb 12, 2014 7:15 AM
RE: The Washington Cemetery

You have gone above and beyond and I really appreciate it. I don't think asking for a list of the graves (bodies) that were moved would yield any information because she didn't have a record of Peter Poole in the new cemetery anyhow. But, having said that, you never know if Peter may be on that list and not in the regular register of the cemetery that began in 1853.

I do think that the Hoge Monument probably holds the key to finding Peter, Mary, and Susannah. I looked at the website and see that there are 7 memorials on findagrave but the person who created the site said that there were 331 "internments" in that structure. This is probably what I am looking for, if indeed, it is a memorial to the people in the Old Washington Cemetery.

If you have the time to call that person again please ask if they have a list of the inscriptions from the Hoge Monument. The following are the inscriptions I am trying to verify:

Sacred to memory of
Susannah Pool
Who departed this life
July 3rd, 1837, Aged 31 years

In memory of Mary Pool
Consort of Peter Pool
Who departed this life
July 15th, 1826
Aged 65 years, 1 month, 13 days

In memory of Peter Pool Sen.
Who departed this life
Aug. 27, 1829
Aged 71 years, 8 months, __days

I found the location on Google Maps and there is even a street view at: It is on West Walnut in front of the John F. Kennedy Catholic School.

If the people at the Washington Cemetery don't have a list and you are in the area I would really love to have a photograph of the inscriptions and I would be more than happy to compensate you for your expenses. It is the least I can do for the help you have given me.

Best regards

Added by Paul on Feb 12, 2014 3:38 AM
RE: The Washington Cemetery
Hi Judy

Many thanks for the response. Let me explain my dilemma.

- The Washington Cemetery you stated in your message was established in 1853 according to their website.

- The picture you posted has a plaque that states the cemetery was chartered in 1852.

- Therefore I think your photo is that of the Washington Cemetery at 498 Park Avenue.

Here's where it gets confusing.

- My ancestor Peter Poole has a memorial in that cemetery that was created by another member of findagrave. However, he died in 1829 and unless his grave was moved (very unlikely) he could not have been buried in that cemetery.

- I did a few searches in that cemetery to determine if anyone was buried there before 1852 and couldn't find any except for Peter Poole.

- Another researcher found copies of old marker inscriptions for Peter Poole (and two other relatives) and they were from a cemetery called the "Old Washington Cemetery". She even made a point of saying that it is not the "newer one in town." Newer is a relative term but I'm sure she meant the one you photographed.

- There are 17 cemeteries in Washington County that have "Old" somewhere in their name. But none are named specifically "Old Washington Cemetery". The 17 include the other one you mentioned, the Immaculate Conception Cemetery, which on findagrave is listed as "Old Immaculate Conception Catholic Cemetery". A lookup of the history of that parish and cemetery states that the parish was dedicated August 16, 1857. Again, later than my relatives deaths.

- The obvious next step is to ask the person who created the memorial for Peter Poole what was her source for the burial info. I have already done that but she has not responded to my questions. So, I am trying to figure it out myself.

- The cemetery info is important and could answer a question that has haunted all Poole researchers did Peter have two wives and if so, are we sure we are following the trail of the correct Peter Poole?

Sorry for the long reply. If you have any further insights I would appreciate hearing them.

Best regards

Added by Paul on Feb 10, 2014 3:12 AM
The Washington Cemetery
You have a picture of this cemetery that you added on 8/08/2006. Can you tell me where this cemetery is located? It doesn't look like the new Washington Cemetery in the center of the town of Washington, PA. Could this possibly be the cemetery that some people have called "The Old Cemetery" in Washington County?

Any help greatly appreciated.

Paul in Reinach, Switzerland
Added by Paul on Feb 09, 2014 8:48 AM
Sandra K (English) Bane
RE: Re: Memorial #85721059
When it said Cousin Judy I thought maybe you were related.
Thanks for replying and your kind words.
Added by Sandra K (English) Bane on Jul 08, 2013 12:37 PM
Sandra K (English) Bane
Re: Memorial #85721059
I hope this message finds you well.
Your name is Cousin Judy
Are you related to Rachel Ann (Briggs), Bane?
Do you have a picture of her or her husband that you can share?
If you do I would appreciate it.
I will gladly pay any cost to do so.

Thanks Much
Added by Sandra K (English) Bane on Jul 03, 2013 6:48 PM
LeMoyne Crematory

I noticed that You used MY original photograph on the home page of the LeMoyne Crematory.

I DONT appreciate it at all.

You need to insert my user name as the original photographer...I DESERVE CREDIT FOR THAT PHOTO !

Thank You.......Sandman
Added by Sandman on Dec 30, 2012 12:07 PM
sibyl gines
RE: John T Clutter
Oh yes, I'm not sure how I made that mistake. Thank you for replying.
Added by sibyl gines on Sep 05, 2012 11:35 AM
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