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|DMG||Old Liberty Street Cemetery in Blairsville, PA|
I see you created all the memorials in this cemetery a couple years ago. Joseph Dixon Sr. is my GGGG Grandfather and he was one of the first pioneers of the area. I'm not sure if you were aware that this cemetery no longer exists. I have not been able to verify if the graves were moved to another cemetery or not. Based on the age of the graves (pre-1870's), I'm sure there wasn't much that could have been moved in terms of remains of those buried there. There is some evidence that Edward Wilkinson, a Revolutionary War veteran was moved to Blairsville cemetery.
I have seen stories that the headstones in this cemetery were simply pushed aside and piled up in the woods behind the current empty lot that remains on the land where the cemetery once occupied. There's also a story that a man actually used some of the headstones to build a wall on his property, other stones were found in the gutter, others lost, broken or stolen.
From what I understand, this lot was a park / playground for a couple decades (Boone Park), but it is now reported that it is being used as a parking lot for National Guard vehicles. My guess is that the cemetery was bulldozed over sometime in the 1930's or 1940's. You can see the area on Google maps at the very North end of Liberty Street at the intersection of North Ave. Pretty sad story that the cemetery is gone and has been gone for a long time.
I'm not sure if you want to make notes on all the memorial pages that the cemetery doesn't exist anymore. That's quite a bit of editing work and that's certainly up to you. Maybe you can make a note on the main cemetery page, if you created it. I see there are photo requests for 5 graves in this cemetery, but those folks don't realize the cemetery is gone.
Thanks for posting these memorials, by the way. Even though the cemetery is gone, at least the record is on this website for people doing research.
Added by DMG on Jan 15, 2014 10:31 AM
Hey just wanted to say thanks very much, ive been wanting to know where my dad was buried for years and thanks to you i now know and as an added bonus u had added my hrandad too;hopefully one day soon i can come and see it for myself.
Added by nadine on Aug 30, 2011 1:09 PM
|Lee Foster||RE: Foster|
Thank you. Any info is always welcome.
|Virginia Meadowcroft||Emma and Harold Williams|
According to cemetery records, Emma Williams 1892-1962 is interred in Section 23 (Main Mausoleum), niche 4, tier 4 per your records too; however niche 4, tier 4 has the name Munroe on it. The Munroe names are Florence Henas Munroe 1901-1981; Robert W.[no dates] and Walter, Jr. 1931-2003; Nancy [no dates]and Walter 1936-1993. Are these names familiar to you?
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