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Crooks * Parr
Posted by: Neil Morgan (ID *****4822) Date: August 13, 2011 at 19:35:33
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Attempting to find location of Crooks Cemetery in Washington Co Pa.

All I can find is the following:

Churches. -- In the year 1797 measures were taken by the earliest religious society known in West Bethlehem township toward erecting a house for worship. This was known as the "Redstone" church, and was built upon land purchased of Thomas Crooks for that purpose. . This church was built under the charge and supervision of Rev. Joseph Doddridge, and was located about a half a mile below the site of the village of Hillsborough. It was entirely abandoned many years ago, and by some it is thought to have been identical with the Episcopal Church which was pulled down some thirty years ago, the logs being used to construct the house now occupied by Edward Taylor. The graveyard in connection with this church is called the Crooks Graveyard. It was originally well laid out and cared for, but is now unfenced and neglected. In passing through it one sees that the first interments date back more than eighty years. From the inscription it is seen that Judith Parr died in October, 1802, aged seventy-nine years: Col. Thomas Crooks died Feb, 25, 1815, past eighty years of age: Judith Crooks died April 30, 1823, nearly eighty-four years of age;

Judith ???? Parr d. 1802 mensioned above was the wife of Richard Parr, Fayette County. Judith Parr Crooks mensioned above was the wife of Thomas Crooks and daughter of Richard and Judith Parr.

Thomas Parr was also the son of Richard Parr and Judith ???? Parr. He Judith Crooks, sister of Thomas Crooks. Suspect Thomas Parr and Judith Crooks Parr also rests in this cemetery.


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