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From: Richard Caldwell <>
Subject: Re: [PAWESTMO-L] Name of Ligonier Cemetery
Date: Tue, 13 Jan 1998 20:22:42 -0700 (MST)
Do you have any SOUTHs buried there; namely PETER SOUTH? Thanks. Marge
At 06:56 PM 1/13/98 EST, you wrote:
>A point of information on the old cemetery that is found in Ligonier between
>the Presbyterian and Methodist Churches. Ligonier was officially founded by
>John Ramsey in 1817. On his plan for the town Ramsy set aside this plot of
>land for a "Church and Academy"; and the first presbyterisn church was erected
>here about 1820. Little is known of this church other than it was a small
>rectangular brick building.
>The year the cemetery was first used is not known, but burials were mae here
>as early as 1810 (Ramsey's father, James, died in 1810 and was buried in this
>cemetery. The headstone, however, has since disappeared)>
>The old cemetery served the community until 1890 when the Borough Council,
>fearing psooible contamination of the water supply, adopted an ordinance
>prohibiting further interments.
> When excavation began.for the present Presbyterian Church at the turn of the
>century, many bodies were removed form the old cemetery, and reinterred in
>Ligonier Valley Cemetery.
>Will be glad to do look-ups for either cemetery.
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