Quaker Burying Ground

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Quaker Burying Ground

Knoxville, Tioga County, Pennsylvania, USA Add to Map
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The Quaker Burying ground, now in Knoxville, is marked by a Historical Marker, simply-Quaker Burying Ground, 1817-1882. Was originally located in Deerfield Township since Knoxville was not incorporated until 1851. On April 24, 1817, ZADOC BOWEN sold to JOSEPH COLVIN and GEORGE MARTIN of Troupsburg, N.Y., two acres of land for the sum of $50.00 to be used as a burying ground. Joseph Colvin and George Martin were acting as Trustees, appointed by the Society of Friends in Deerfield, to secure land for Meeting House and burying ground. This land was located where Main and Seeley streets met, and the section used as burying ground is maintained by the Borough of Knoxville, today. Earliest burials before 1819, just plain head stones were used. In 1820 - 1830, Friends were only allowed to use field stones with initials and year of death cut in. Family lots were not used, but bodies were placed in a row, as the died. From 1840 - 1850, low plain carved stones were permitted. Earliest recorded date was that of Abigail, wife of Eleazer Clark, 1824. The most recent, Pearl Clark, 1882. Of the 57 burials recorded in 1956, those of Bowen, Clark, Howland, Pease and Seely played a role in Deerfield History.

The tombstones have been removed and are piled at the rear of the lot. It has a park like look with settings of flowers and shrubbery.

The Wellsboro Chapter of D.A.R. have placed bronze markers and flags by the Quaker Cemetery plaque, honoring Revolutionary Soldiers buried here.

Please see Joyce Tice, Quaker Cemetery, Knoxville, Tioga County, PA.

  • Added: 15 Nov 2011
  • Find A Grave Cemetery: #2426540