Cemeteries Published by the NHG

One of the North Hills Genealogists purposes is “promoting the preservation of genealogical records of the North Hills of Pittsburgh.” To that end the NHG has published three cemetery inscription books which include six municipalities in Allegheny County and incorporate not only the tombstone readings but other records such as funeral home and church records, and previous readings where they differed from ours.
 
The project first came to us in the early 1990s when past-president Ginny Skander proposed the idea to the board. She knew that Kings Funeral Home on Rt. 8 had the Hampton Cemetery Lot Owners Registry book which she was helping to organize. Gaining permission from Herbert King to publish the registry, the project evolved from there. The project scope crept as we added the actual tombstone readings, maps, a few photos, readings from other Hampton Township cemeteries, and an index to the 193-page manuscript. Once completed, the volunteers were eager to continue with other North Hills municipalities, capturing the vulnerable stones’ carvings before they disappeared or became a victim to urban sprawl.
 
Published in 1997, “Pioneer Cemeteries of Hampton Township, Allegheny County, PA” is out of print but you may find some copies in libraries and on the second-hand market. NHG has just a few copies for sale of the subsequent two books: “Pioneer Cemeteries of Pine and Richland Townships, Allegheny County, PA” (published 2003) and “Pioneer Cemeteries of Franklin Park Borough and Marshall Township, Allegheny County, PA” (published 2007). (Note: There are no cemeteries in Bradford Woods Borough.) As you can see, it took an average of five years for our volunteers to find the cemeteries (some of them only a few stones), organize readings, type the manuscript, go back out to the field to proof it, add photos, and index the manuscript before it could be published. NHG wanted these hardbound books to be the definitive work for these cemeteries up to the time they were recorded. They were meant to last the test of time and be disseminated to libraries and individuals across America. Libraries who do not have the books may request them for postage.
 
Following our coverage map (with the year in which the book was published) is the Table of Contents for each of the three books. The numbers are the page number within each book where the information is located.
 
 
PIONEER CEMETERIES OF FRANKLIN PARK BOROUGH AND MARSHALL TOWNSHIP, ALLEGHENY COUNTY, PENNSYLVANIA (Pittsburgh, PA: North Hills Genealogists, 2007)
Library of Congress Control #2007923990
 
Pioneer Cemeteries of Franklin Park Borough .. 15
Fairmount A. R. Presbyterian Church.................16
History ........................................................... 16
Readings and Records...................................19
Franklin Park Baptist Church ............................ 75
     History ..................................................... 75
     Readings and Records............................. 77
Hopkins Chapel................................................. 90
     History .................................................... 90
     Readings and Records............................ 93
Ingomar United Methodist Church.................... 96
     History .................................................... 96
     Readings and Records........................... 98
Little Hill Methodist Church ............................ 154
     History ................................................. 154
     Readings and Records......................... 156
Trinity Lutheran Church.................................. 180
     History ................................................. 180
     Readings and Records......................... 183
 
Pioneer Cemetery of Marshall Township .. 237
Mt. Pleasant Presbyterian Church................... 238
     History ................................................ 238
     Readings and Records....................... 240
 
Appendix....................................................... 291
Roster of Ministers......................................... 291
Allegheny Circuit: Marriages, All Chapels .... 293
Allegheny Circuit: Hopkins Chapel
Members & Baptisms ................................... 295
Errata..............................................................297
 
PIONEER CEMETERIES OF HAMPTON TOWNSHIP, ALLEGHENY COUNTY, PENNSYLVANIA (Pittsburgh, PA: North Hills Genealogists, 1997)
Library of Congress Catalog Card #97-68576
 
Hampton Township, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania
Pine Creek Covenanter (Reformed Presbyterian Church ...1
            History …………………………………………………3
            Cemetery Reading .……………...........…………….9
            Photographs ……..............................1, 2, 6, 7, 8, 24
 
The Depreciation Lands Museum Cemetery ....................25
            Photographs ………………………......25, 26, 27, 28
            Cemetery Reading …………………………………29
 
The Hampton Cemetery...................................................37
            Application for Charter for Hampton Cemetery Company……41
            Lot Map ………………………………...................50
            Cemetery Reading .……………….........….….....51
            Photographs ……………….….37, 38, 39, 40, 166
 
John Walter, Revolutionary War Soldier..……....…167
            Photograph of John Walter Grave……….…...167
 
PIONEER CEMETERIES OF PINE & RICHLAND TOWNSHIPS, ALLEGHENY COUNTY, PENNSYLVANIA (Pittsburgh, PA: North Hills Genealogists, 2003)
Library of Congress Control #2003090987
 
Pine Township,  Allegheny County, Pennsylvania     1
Map of Pine Township in 1876          2
History Of Pine Township      3
Civil War Draftees     6
Cemeteries Located  in Pine Township          7
Records Compared to the Tombstones           10
Cross Roads Cemetery            11
     History of Cross Roads Cemetery      12
     Cross Roads Cemetery            13
McMarlin Cemetery   69
Mt. Pleasant Cemetery            73
     History of Mt. Pleasant Cemetery      74
     Mt. Pleasant Cemetery            75
Pridgeon Cemetery     121
     History of Pridgeon Cemetery            122
     Pridgeon Cemetery     123
Purvis Cemetery         126
Rogers Cemetery        127
     History of Rogers Cemetery   128
     Rogers Cemetery        129
St. Alphonsus Cemetery         133
     History of St. Alphonsus Cemetery    134
     St. Alphonsus Cemetery         135
Salem United Methodist Cemetery    205
     History of Salem Methodist Cemetery           206
     Salem United Methodist Cemetery    207
Wallace Cemetery      217
     History of Wallace Cemetery 218
     Wallace Cemetery      219
West Union Cemetery 225
     History of West Union Cemetery       226
     West Union Cemetery 227
     Records with no matching stones       283
 
Richland Township, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania          287
Map of Richland Township in 1876   288
History of Richland Township            289
Civil War Draftees     291
History of Bakerstown            292
Cemeteries Located in Richland Township    293
Records Compared to the Tombstones           296
Baker Estate Cemetery           297
     History of Baker Estate Cemetery      298
     Baker Estate Cemetery           299
Bakerstown Cemetery Company        301
     History of Bakerstown  Cemetery Company  302
     Bakerstown Cemetery Company        303
Bakerstown Presbyterian Cemetery   343
     History of Bakerstown Presbyterian Cemetery          344
     Bakerstown Presbyterian Cemetery   345
     List of Unmarked Graves       372
     Church records with no matching stones        377
Bakerstown United Methodist Cemetery       379
     History of Bakerstown United Methodist Cemetery  380
     Bakerstown United Methodist Cemetery       381
Alexander Wilson, M.D.        395
Brother Gouverneur P. Hance 397
 
Photographs in Pine / Richland Twps. book
Thomas and Rachel Gibson    11
The McMarlin Cemetery in 1954       72
Mary Pearce and Francis Pearce         119
Margaret Balfour and John Wilson     120
Moses Boyd    120
Thomas Rogers           132
Thomas Mallison’s Military Marker  132
Kretzler Monument and Peter Glockner         204
James Beveridge obelisk         205
Charles and Katharine Datt    216
Margaret Dean            224
Eleanor McCord and Margaret Dean’s Infant            224
Mary Campton Sohn    Archibald McCord     226
Martha Criswell          286
Samuel Harbison, William Scott, John Hauserman   295
John C. Baker 296
Edward Baker 300
Bakerstown about 1912          301
Company Stock Certificate issued in the 1890s         302
Thomas Richards        378
Thomas Sanders and Jones family      378
R. H. C. Crummy        394
Gouverneur Provoost Hance   398
Rogers Cemetery        405
Mary Ann Steel           406
Sarah Henry    406