United Brethren Cemetery

Also known as Bishops Church Burying Ground

Littlestown, Adams County , Pennsylvania, USA – *Estimated location

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  • Cemetery ID: 2721236

"The church in which William Brown preached was built by Philip Bishop on his own land in 1822, and dedicated by Bishop Newcomer on the 12th of October 1823. On the 28th of January, 1826, he deeded this property to trustees in trust for the use of the United Brethren in Christ as a place of worship for all time, if they use it. (Extract from "Landmark History of the United Brethren", Daniel Eberly, 1911.)

Following is an extract from Philip Brown's obituary, as found in the Gettysburg Compiler, 17 Jan 1832, page 3: "On Wednesday following his remains were interred in the burying-ground of his own Church, attended by the Rev. Wm. Brown."

Numerous burials in the newspapers of the 1830s mention that remains were interred in "the burying ground at Bishop's Church", "the burying ground of his own church", "the family burying ground of Mr. Bishop", etc.

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  • Find a Grave Cemetery ID: 2721236