Crawford County, Pennsylvania

Barber ·  Lakeview ·  ....

Names:  Barber Cemetery; originally called the New Burying Ground; also called Stratton Cem.
From the intersection of Front and Richmond Sts. in the borough of Conneaut Lake, take the dirt road posted "No Outlet" about ¼ mile to the municipal waste plant (where road dead ends); cem. is on knoll to the right, west of the waste plant fence.
Size:  About 70 tombstones; no fence.
Used 1820s to 1918. Overgrown; being cleared in 1994 by the Billy Paris family.
Adam Stewart on 6 Sept. 1836, pursuant to an 1827 or 1828 agreement, conveyed a parcel from his farm measuring 14 x 21½ perches [roughly 230' x 355'] "for the citizens of Sadsbury for a burying ground" (Crawford Co. Deeds Q-1:509). For additional history, see CCG 18(1995):41.
1. Halver Getchell.
2. Emily Rankin Smith.
3. Eugene F. Throop, "Barber Cemetery" (ts., n.d.), 6 pp.
4. Compiled by Thomas L. Yoset in April and September 1994; published at CCG 18(1995):41-45; verbatim transcriptions, including type of marker.
Burial records:  None known.
Backenstose, Barber, Bossard, Burdick, Chamberlain, Conver, Culver, Cummings, Dearment, Dennis, Finley, Freeman, Gaston, Gelvin, Hinkley, Hitchcock, Jenings, Lindsey, McKay, McNamara, Melen/Mellon, Miller, Nichols, Rawson, Rhoades, Scott, Stanford, Stewart, Stratton, Vosburgh, Vrooman, Willson/Wilson