Tener/Hooper Family Cemetery

Taylorsville, Carroll County, Maryland, USA Add to Map
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This is an old family cemetery that was on started on John Tener's farm. What happened to this cemetery is often the fate with other family plots before people thought to set aside land specifically for burials.

This information was provided by Joyce Patton:
In 1958 Jacob Holdcraft located this graveyard on the Rev. C.H. Shaw farm between Winfield and Taylorsville. He listed 14 stones with the surnames Zile, Tener, Manahan, Hooper and Collins.

Frances Bellinger and Doris Manzer found only three gravestones in 1982 when they copied the inscriptions for the Carroll County Genealogical Society. The cemetery is located west of Skidmore Road along the section of Old Liberty Road which parallels Route 26.

The Shaw farm spanned approximately 500 acres and was divided up. In 1982, the Youmans purchased their 60 acre part of that land. On the west side of the driveway was the TenerlHooper family cemetery. It was unkempt and lay in ruins. There were broken beer and whiskey bottles
everywhere. It had become a briar patch and trees had even been uprooted due to groundhogs. The Youmans did not have time to fix the cemetery up, due to more pressing concerns such as fixing up the house and barn. They removed the headstones from the cemetery and cleared off the garbage.

Most likely the Carroll County Genealogical Society members only found 3 of the headstones because the others had already been removed.

The Youmans still have the original stones. They are piled up outside of his machine shed. The larger
stones are inside the machine shed. Some of the stone were just flat with no markings. There is currently a half built cement building where the cemetery used to be. It is Mr. Youmans' intention to one day put the stones along the back of the building with a path to them.

The farm house is also quite old. It was originally a log cabin. The Youmans have records that show Mary Anne Tener and Joseph Tener owned the property until 1899. The land was then transferred to the Hoopers. The Youmans have renovated the house and reinforced the logs with concrete. This is visible from the inside only due to the siding on the outside. During the renovations, they found an old newspaper, The Democratic Advocate, dated August 2, 1866.


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  • Added: 2 Feb 2016
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