History and directory of the boroughs of Gettysburg, Oxford, Littlestown, York Springs, Berwick, and East Berlin, Adams County, Pa; with historical collections

 
9781231184875: History and directory of the boroughs of Gettysburg, Oxford, Littlestown, York Springs, Berwick, and East Berlin, Adams County, Pa; with historical collections

This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1880 Excerpt: ...Freeman Lane, Edward Kennedy, J. H. H. Millett, John Rey Rev. George Woodruff's time was just prior to that of Rev. Charles Williams. He was a native of New Jersey, an amiable young man, officiated for about a year at nolds, Henry L. Phillips, and others. The present missionary in charge is Rev. A. E. Tortat, Rev. J. H. Marsden and Col. John Wolford are the present Wardens. A very desolate looking old grave yard is still seen surrounding the spot where "Christ Church, Huntington once stood, in all about four acres, which still belongs to the remnant of the congregation. The enclosure or grave yard proper contains an area of from /z to of an acre, and is quite full of graves. The earliest graves were marked by common flat stones, set at head and foot. The oldest lettered stone is a common sandstone, and marks the grave of William Field, of whom there was a tradition that he shot a bear which had hold of his brother--killing the bear, but not injuring the man. The first marble stone in this yard marks the grave of Thomas Wood, of Philadelphia, who died at York Sulphur Springs in July, 1813. There were at that time no facilities forAransporting coffins--hence he was compelled to be buried in this obscure place, far from kindred, none of whom perhaps ever visited his grave. The only mourner present was a son, apparently about sixteen years of age, who, after the services were over, walked sadly up to the grave, and gathered a handful of the dust--the last relic of his departed father. The funeral sermon was preached by old Dr. Campbell, from the text "Oh that they were wise, that they understood this, that they would consider their latter end." This was the last time the old gentleman entered that pulpit. These old grave stones are becoming cover...

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