McGowan Burial Ground

Location
Douglassville, Berks County, Pennsylvania, USA
Memorials 2 added

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Union Township: From Rt. 724 4.2 miles east of Rt. 82, Birdsboro, right on Red Comer Rd. 2 miles, then left on dirt lane directly opposite Williams Rd. 1/4 mile to farm. Site surrounded by a wire fence located at far end of barn.
Size:
Site #1: fenced in area approximately 61' north to south and 70' east to west.
Site #2 approximately 61' north to south the same as #1; east to west not measured; plowed field too muddy.
Site #3 was located on the same property but has to be accessed from another lane. A large house was being built nearby in 1998.
History: Field said to have been full of burials, as many as 100. Stones removed by former owner; sold as building materials. The stone found at Site #3 could indicate that this area belonged to the Millard family, one of whom married Mordecai Lincoln in the early 1700's.
Gravemarkers and inscriptions: 2 sandstones at Site #1 and 1 stone discovered at Site #3
Site #1
McGowan, Elizabeth, wife of Nathaniel, died Sep 6 1801
McGowan, 1799MDE [Edit Description]

GPS Coordinates: 40.23915, -75.763

  • Added: 14 Feb 2016
  • Find A Grave Cemetery: #2603831