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Cemeteries of Pequea Township, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania

9 known burial sites, 7 still exist

Let These Stones Speak, The Lancaster County, Pennsylvania series: Vol 7 - Martic Township contains tombstone photographs documenting 3,595 indexed individuals buried in Martic Township within the 9 cemeteries documented below.

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This CD set contains high resolution photographs of every tombstone in Martic Township, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, arranged alphabetically and by location in 9 unique cemeteries.

"Let These Stones Speak" is an interactive visual presentation of each cemetery, tombstone by tombstone. The tombstones are linked together on the CD in the same order they appear in the cemetery, giving the effect of actually walking through the cemetery, visiting the resting places of your ancestors.

The tombstones are also linked through an index, so one may quickly find the name of the individual of interest and click directly to the specified tombstone photograph.

Tombstone photographs may be printed or pasted into your personal genealogy program.

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This CD contains 618 unique surnames.

Below is a list of the cemeteries found on Let These Stones Speak, Martic Township. The number of documented individuals on the CD for each cemetery is found in parentheses following the cemetery name.

1. African-American Graveyard west of Pencraft Drive (former site) (0): A graveyard and schoolhouse for the local African-American population existed on this site in the late 1800s and probably through about the time of the great depression. No evidence of the site exists today. <see google maps>

2. Bethesda United Methodist Church Cemetery (795): This church cemetery is located to the rear of Bethesda United Methodist Church, south of Rt 372 at the intersection of Hilldale Rd and Bethesda Church Rd. <see google maps>

3. Flory Family Graveyard (former site) (1): One gravestone, known in the 1990s apparently was all that remained of a larger family graveyard. The stone could not be located in 2008, so this is now concerned a former site. This graveyard is located to the west of the intersection of Hilldale Rd and Rt 324. <see google maps>

4. Marticville United Methodist Church Cemetery (957): This church cemetery is located on a hill on the east side of Rt 324 north of Marticville, to the rear of the church. The cemetery has a old section of Good and Stauffer tombstones and apparently began as a family graveyard in the early 1700s, long before the Methodist church was built on this site in 1874. <see google maps>

5. Mount Nebo Presbyterian Graveyard (352): This obscure graveyard is located west of a dirt lane named West View Rd, to the west of River Rd. Original the graveyard was designated to the Clark family, and a number of Clark donated the land to build a Presbyterian church in 1854. The brick church remained in use until 1915, and stood until the 1990s when it was demolished. Official records refer to the church and cemetery as Mount Nebo rather than Clark's. <see google maps>

6. Mount Nebo United Methodist Church Cemetery (501): This church cemtery is located on the north side of Media Heights Drive. The cemetery began about 1854 when the church was built. In the late 1960s a new cemetery section was added to the east of the church. <see google maps>

7. Muddy Run Presbyterian Graveyard (121): This graveyard is home to the original Scotish Presbyterians in Pennsylvania, some beginning to settle in this area as early as 1710. A log church was erected on this site in 1742, and a second larger log church constructed in 1760. In 1820, a stone church replaced the older log one. In 1853, the stone church was enlarged and continued in operation until 1909 when meetings were discontinued by the Philadelphia Presbytery of the United Presbyterian Church. The graveyard has stones dating back to the 1740s representing the first Scots-Irish immigrant presence in Pennsylvania. <see google maps>

8. Rawlinsville Mennonite Church Cemetery (97): This cemetery began about the time that the brick church was constructed in 1947. Previously the Mennonites had used to Muddy Run Presbyterian Church as a place for meetings 1929-1947. <see google maps>

9. Rawlinsville United Methodist Church Cemetery (521): This church cemetery is located north of Truce Rd and was started in 1875, when a frame Methodist Episcopal Church was constructed on this site. The building was remodeled with a brick face in 1947.


Let These Stones Speak

Volume 7

Martic Twp, Lancaster Co., Pa. (released Jan. 9, 2009)

9 cemeteries over 2,500 photographs.


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The most common surnames on the Martic Township CD are found below by rank. For all surnames, follow the surname index for the whole Let These Stones Speak series.

1. Cramer (100);

2. Erb (90);

3. Herr (84)

4. Eshleman (67)

5. Alexander (61)

6. Good (60)

7. Brubaker (58)

8. Clark (57)

9. Armstrong (56)

10. Miller (53)

11. Shoff (53)

12. Campbell (42)

13. Kauffman (40)

14. Hess (39)

15. Brooks (29)

16. Huber (26)

17. Drumm (25)

18. Shaub (25)

19. Walton (25)

20. Myers (24)

Let These Stones Speak, Volume 7, Martic Township, is a necessary research tool if you have interest in the above surnames, the above cemeteries, or have any ancestral or family connections to Martic Township, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania. Please visit the Bookstore in you have interest in adding this CD to your genealogical collection.

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