Salem Methodist Cemetery
West Finley, Washington Co., PA

The following cemetery information was submitted by Karen Hucko of Lisbon, OH for inclusion at the Genealogy in Washington Co., PA web site in December 1998.

Karen states: "In creating this work, I used the headstones from the cemetery as well as courthouse records, Veterans records and family bible records."


Salem Methodist Cemetery, near Majorsville, W.Va. but it is located on 
Majorsville Road, West Finley, Washington County, Pennsylvania.

Alley, Elijah                                     23 Feb.1803  - 24 Nov. 1879 
         Hannah  Clark w/o  Elijah                17 Nov 1805  - 5 April 1883          
         Margaretta      w/o Samuel  T.           16 Sept 1857 - 7 April 1885
         Ebenezer s/o Elijah and Hannah           1850 - 1862

Abercumbie,Mary w/o Samuel H.                     1834 - 23 December 1866

Amos, James  s/o  M. & E.                         1838 - 25 April 1868  
         Elizabeth w/o Mordica                    1794 - 31 August 1870
         Mordica                                  1787 -           

Cannan, Ann Elizabeth  d/o George L.S. & Annie E.       4 April 1825 - 6 Nov.1850

Dille, Jane  w/o George W.,Sr.                    22 June 1822 - 18 October 1885
         William E.                               1875 - 1906
         Jennie(Margaret)Magers  w/o William E.   1876 - 24 Oct 1906

Dreamer,William John                              1870 - 2 June 1937
         Anna M.  w/o John                        1875 - 1933
The following Dreamers are children of Wm. John and Anna M.
         Zelda J.     (sister)                    1900 - 1905
         Robert       (brother)                   1897 - 1937
         William R.   (brother)                   1907 - 1936

Earnest, Sarah J.  w/o Andrew                     21 September 1868 - 31yr 3mo 5da

Fry, Nicholas s/o George                          24 Jan. 1827 - 24 March 1865
         Elizabeth Toland   w/o Nicholas          28 Feb. 1829 - 30 June 1901
         William  s/o N.&E.                       11 June 1870 - 12yr 9mo
Nicholas was a wood worker and an Undertaker. Nicholas had volunteered for 
the Army Service of the Civil War. He enlisted at Wheeling, W.Virginia. He 
came down with fever and died.  This information was provided by James 
Dinsmore of West Findley, Pa.

Fry, Mary Magers w/o George Fry                   1866 -          

Gunn, John W.                                     12 Feb 1868 - 4yr.4mo.5da

Crupe, Mary  d/o  Lawrence &  Hannah              13 January 1865 - 2yr 6mo 9da
         John                                     9 June 1872  77 yrs
         Julie Ann  w/o John                      15 May 1787 - 15 Sept 1861
         Noah                                     1851 - 
         Sarah Amanda Magers w/o Noah             5 June 1869 - 

Farley, Andrew     Frontier Rangers  (1777-1783)  1749  -   4 March 1814
         Hannah Templeton        w/o Andrew       no dates

Crider, John W.                                   10 April 1842 - 11 July  1900
         Lucinda Alley w/o John                   1842 - 
Harsh, Joseph R.  s/o Joseph & Sarah              7 Sept 1862 - 27 Sept 1881    
        Joseph                                    26 April 1826 - 15 April 1910
        Sarah  w/o Joseph                         21 June 1827 - 25 Oct. 1875
* Joseph Harsh married Sarah McGary               November 2, 1854 in Marshall County, W.Va.
                                                               
Harris, Elijah (Eli)          Pvt.  Co.L-4th Reg. W.Va. Calvary    June 17,1842 - August 27,1921            
        Sarah Nixon w/o Elijah                    November 24,1856 - 1938
Sarah Jane Nixon and Elijah Harris were married   November 16,1877, West Findley, Pa., by Brady Gray,J.P.
       "Uncle Norman"                             February 1,1884 - September 25,1968
Harton, Sally Harris d/o Eli & Jane Harris        Sept. 16,1881 - May 30,1902
She died in childbirth, a child of hers is buried beside her.

Nixon, Eliza Ferrell mother to Sarah Nixon Harris  Aug.1815 - Dec.3,1891
        Samuel  husband of ELiza

King, Rebecca P.  w/o G.H.                        14 Sept 1838 - 14 Jan 1861

Long, Elizabeth w/o George                        5 Jan 1895 - 75yr. 6mo.
       George                                     4 August 1871 - 65 Years

Magers, David       Civil War  Co. A,12th W.Va. Vol. Infantry  1840-29 Dec.1924
       Amanda w/o David                           31 Oct 1841 - 8 Jan 1929
       William                                    29 Oct 1874 - June 1875
       Noah                                       April 1880 - 16 Aug. 1931
       Blaine                                     27 Mar 1886 -
       Logan                                      27 Mar 1886 - 
       Newton                                     1870 - 
       Caroline Crow w/o Newton                   1878 -
       Orville s/o Newton and Caroline            15 Sept 1895 - 5 Aug 1934
       Stella                                     1875 - 
       Harriet                                    1867 - 
       Selina                                     1868 - 
This information furnished by Mr. William Harsh of Graysville, Pa. He knew the 
Magers family, and told me they were all buried in this cemetery with no markers.

Majors, James                                     27 March 1886 - 1 Sept 1945
according to the Brownlee & Sons Funeral Home records

McCoy, Mary L.Armstrong  w/o A.R.                 9 Oct 1831 - 28 Jan 1893 
       Alexander R.                               30 May 1839 - 17 October 1914

McElwee, James                                    died: 24 July 1870  55yrs.
*James was born in Ireland and a brother to Charles McElwee

McKerrihan, infant s/o Wm. & M.J.                 3 Oct.1873 - 3 Oct.1873   
            infant  s/o  Wm. & M.J.               30 July 1882 - 18 Aug.1882

Powell, Susan                                     B: 1847  Died 6 December 1880
w/o William Powell. In the 1880 census for West Findley Township, she was reported 
to have consumption. Davis Todd was living with the family.

Richmond, Elizabeth    d/o  Joseph & Susanna      28 Sept 1848  -  1 yr. 10 mo.
        Mary Elizabeth d/o Isaac and Hannah       died 15 April 1840  6yr.2mo.6da.
        Edward Taylor  s/o H.A. & Lizzie M.       died 8 March 1905   4yr.16da
        Mary Wharton Richmond w/o Joseph          died 4 Feb 1860       71 yrs
        Joseph   s/o John & Hannah                7 Dec 1786      1 Dec  1871
        Albert R.  s/o H.A.& L.M.                 28 June 1910      28 June 1911
        Charlie N.  s/o G.W. & Belle.             died 14 Jan 1893    8 mo. 10 da.
        Samuel    s/o Isaac & Hannah              died 2 Feb 1852   11 mo. 11 da
        Hannah McDaniel   w/o Isaac               died May 6, 1851     33 yrs. 6 mo.3 da
        John        (Frontier Rangers  1778-1783) 1736 - abt 1815
        Hannah Smith    w/o John                  abt 1745 - abt  1815
        John   s/o John & Hannah ( in memory of)  1781 - 1798
        Abraham    s/o John & Hannah              1785 - 27 Nov 1863
        Rachael    w/o Abraham                    1785 - 27 Feb. 1846
Infant girl, d/o Elmer R. & Eva Hockenberry Richmond  B: July 8,1948   D: July 8,1948 
Richmond, Ester Wallace w/o David                 1835 - 27 Jan 1886
Richmond, David L.                                1830 - 

Richmond, Jacob M.   s/o David and Mary Richmond  1859 - 24 Nov 1896
Richmond, David (father of Jacob)                 1830 - 1903 
Richmond, Mary McDowell (mother of Jacob)         1826 - 1864


Ritchea, Mary Crupe                               1877 - 1916
        Jacob R.                                  23 March 1866 - 28 Sept. 1914
        Amanda Chedister w/o Jacob                19 Oct. 1856 - 13 May 1940
 
Sockman, James Elmer                              22 Jan 1867 - 29 Nov 1902
        W.M.  s/o F.M. & Celine                   died 24 Dec. 1897   23yr 2mo 18da

Steele, Mary Richmond w/o Thomas J.               16 June 1822 - 15 Dec.1884
        William H.    s/o  T.J. & Mary            died  1860   6 yrs.
        Bryon A.   s/o  H.W. & Ida M.             died   8 Dec. 1898   4yr 6mo 12da
        Russell      s/o H.W. & Ida M.            died  17 Oct. 1904   4yr 10mo 18da.
        Joseph P.   s/o J.& M.                    died: 23 Oct.1860    3yr.10mo.25da.
        Mary Ethel  s/o  H.W. & Ida               died   9 October 1904  7yr 11mo 29da
        John W. s/o Thomas J. & Mary              11 June 1862 - 21 Sept. 21, 1868

Seaton, Elizabeth  d/o  J.B. & N.A.               11 June 1833   childs marker

Todd, Melissa    s/o  D. & M.                     died   6 June 1872   28yr 4da
        Elizabeth   w/o Jonathan  Davis           died  13 May 1873    24yr 9mo 3da
        Nancy   d/o  D.& M.                       died     27 Feb 1870    20yr 13mo 13da 
        David (Davis)                             23 Jan. 1802 - 10 Feb. 1881
        Margaret  w/o David (Davis)               died  4 Jan 1865   54yr 9mo 2da
        Mary P.  d/o   D.& M.                     died 2 June 1856   15yr 11mo 8da
Elizabeth  w/o ???  buried  with the Todd Family  4 April 1835 - 6 Nov. 1860
Davis Todd was a shoemaker by trade in West Findley Township.

Wilson, Oliver  s/o  S. & J.E.                    died: 22 Oct.1874  1yr.9mo.13da.

Wallace,  Nelson G.                               1857 - 1914
        Jane  w/o Benjamin E. Wallace             died: 9 Mar.1852  41yr.11mo.3da.
        James H. s/o  B.E. &. J.                  died: 15 Dec.1851   13 yrs.     
        Harry  s/o  Nelson & Emma                 died: 9 Dec.1896     4yr.2mo.9da.
        Infant son
        Ben Wallace   Civil War Veteran           1837 - 26 December 1905
        Maria w/o Ben                             1841 - 2 Sept 1914

*Ben Wallace married Maria Sellers in Marshall Co., W.Va. 15 Feb 1860               
Ben Wallace was in the Civil War, he lived in Greene County, Pa. He 
enlisted September 4,1862, in Company A - 140th Regiment, transferred
to 51st Company - 2nd Battalion. Dsicharged September 4,1865. He was 
captured at the Battle of Gettysburg. Maria is the daughter of George 
Sellers and Elizabeth Richmond d/o Joseph Richmond

Wharton, Robert    (Frontier Rangers 1777-1783    1750 - 29 May 1823
        Sarah Farley w/o Robert                   1751 - 1845


TOLAND

This lone stone is located in a fence row on the Ralph Dague farm in West Findley Township, Washington County. It is on a hillside across the creek from the house. To the memory of John Toland who died Jan. 4, 1812 Footnote: I believe that Joseph Richmond and his wife Susannah Spellman are buried in this cemetery. I know that they were large supporters of the church. They signed the final deed for the property to be used as a church and cemetery. They were alive in 1905 in Marshall County, W.Va., and I cannot find them buried in any of the cemeteries in Marshall County, W.Va. or Washington and Greene Counties in Pennsylvania.Joseph, born 1815, in Washington County, was the son of Joseph and Mary Wharton Richmond. His wife Susannah Spillman, was born 1816, in Ohio. David Richmond s/o Abraham, married Mary Farabee. Two of their sons, Thomas, born November 21,1835 died November 23,1835 and Abram born June 30,1837 and died April 3,1838. Since the family was living around the area of the cemetery and church, I believe they buried the babies there with no headstones. According to Mr. William Harsh, there is also an unidentified man in his twenties buried in the cemetery. He was found beaten and badly decomposed along the Majorsville Road by the Sheriff's department.Since, they didn't know his identity, they simply buried him in the cemetery. I found an obit for William John Dreamer that lists the following children: Minnie Dreamer, Rose Whiteman, Lottie Jones, Maria Chase, Flora Apache, Viola Lycett, Gladys Chase and Dec'd sons, Robert and William.
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