This is a compiled list of the known burials in The Swan Cemetery and the
Neill’s Burial Ground, both in Cumberland Twp., Greene County, Pa.
John Swan b 1721 Greene County, d. 6-Jan.1801 Greene Co., Pa.
m. 1744 in Washington County, Pa.
Elizabeth Lucas Swan b. 1-Mar.1724 Prince George Co., Maryland
d. 17-Oct.1805 in Greene County, Pa.
Jesse Swann b. 3-Aug.1800 Pa. d. 8-Feb.1850 Greene County, Pa.
Ensign William Swann b. 26-Jun.1762 Maryland d. 25-Dec.1835 Greene Co., Pa.
Sarah Harrod his wife, b. 3-Aug.1766 Peters Twp., Cumberland Co. Pa.
d. 16-Nov.1822 in Greene County, Pa.
Charles Swan, Swan Cemetery, Source: Rev. War. Burials as listed below.
Richard Swan, Swan Cemetery, Source: Same as above.
Near Shepherd Church Cemetery on a dirt road close to Pumpkin Run on "Turkey Flat,"
is the Neill Burying Ground. The general vicinity of both the Swan and Neill
Cemeteries can be viewed from the dirt road when leaving the "Pumpkin Run Road."
UPDATED: March 24, 2000 from a list compiled by myself and Tammy Vulcano, and my son
Timothy Kelly, this cemetery is a disgrace. Needs to be fixed up!
There are approximately 31 graves here, and trees surround the graveyard, apparently
planted this way to keep out large animals.
Reading Left to right with back to the lower road:
1) In Memory of Martha, consort of Richard Swan, who departed this life October 24,
1836 aged 81 yrs and 10 mo. - footstone
2) Box grave, lid off: In Memory of Richard Swon, who departed this life February 14,
1822, aged 69 yrs. 1 mo. and 11 days. A kind husband, affectionate father, and a good citizen.
3) In Memory of Sarah Swan, consort of Charles Swan, who departed this life
July 4, 1825, aged 67 yrs. and 10 days - footstone S. S.
4) In Memory of Charles Swans, who departed this life February 5 A.D., 1839, aged 83 yrs.
5) Blank space, no stones.
6) Here lies the body of Elizabeth Swon, died 17th day of
October, 1822?, aged 83 yrs no footstone
7) 1799 Here lies the body of John Swon, died 29th day of December, aged 78
yrs - no footstone
8) Blank spaces the next three graves stones missing.
9) George, son of T. & L. Ailes, September 21, 1834, aged 8 mo. and 23 days -
footstone says: G.L.A.
10) Sarah, wife of Joseph Ailes, died October 9, 1842, aged 20 years and 19 days.
11) 1822 H. Swan, aged 12 years - footstone
12) Sarah, wife of William Swan, died November 16, 1822, aged 72 years, 2 mo and 13
days - footstone
13) William M. Swan, died October 25, 1835, aged 73 yr. 5 mo, and 29 da. - no footstone
14) Rachel Swan, died April 24, 1857, aged 26 yrs. 1 mo and 16 da - footstone
15) Amy, daughter of A.J. and Rachel Young, died January 6, 1843, aged 5 yrs, 11
mo, and 14 days - footstone
16) 4 graves lost, 2 footstones close together.
17) Henry, son of J. & E. Swan, died June 12, 1844, aged 1 yr. and 3 mo.
18) Jesse Swan, died February 8, 1852, aged 5 yrs. 6 mo, and 5 days.
19) five more sites with footstones, but no headstones.
20) Elizabeth, wife of T.S. Swan, died March 27, 1832, aged 27 yrs. 7 mo, and
23 days - Footstone E.S.
21) In Memory ofMartha Ann Litzenberg, who departed this life July 15, 1829, aged
7 yrs 5 mo, no footstone
22) William Swan died April 26, 1852, aged 16 yrs 1 mo and 26 da. no footstone
Shepherd's Burying Ground
At the same site as the Neill Burying Ground:
There are quite a few burials there, but I found this one possible relation:
Jesse Hughes, a member of Co. P. 1st Pa. Cav., Cols. Wounded at Reem's Station,
Virginia, August 20, 1863, died at the hospital at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania,
September 27, 1864, aged 27 yrs. 6 mo. and 23 days.
Neill's Burying Ground
1. James Hughes b. 1750 Loudon, Va. d. 1836
2. Felix Hughes [Pheline] b. Inver Co., Donegal Co., Ireland, 1723 and d. 1805
in Greene County, Pa.
3. James Hughes b. 1750 m. 1772 Cassandra Dunn d. 1807 in Waynesille,
Greene County, Pa.
4. Barnett O'Neill, buried in Family Cemetery, near Carmichaels, 55, (which is
the number of the cemetery) in Vol.3 Of Abstracts of Revolutionary Patriot
Graves of Greene Co. Pa.**
5. Henry O'Neill, Family Plot, nr. Carmichaels, Greene Co., Pa. 55.**
6. O'Neil, _____, O'Neil Cemetery, Cumberland Twp, Greene County, Pa.
New information from The O’Neil book: **“The Ancestors of Gregg Livingstone Neel”.:
Some names may be duplicated:
1. Barnet O’Neil I d. 10-Nov.1778. Book A Will filed Mar. 10 1779, Washington Courthouse.
2. Mary (__) O’Neil and Babe dec’d by Mar. 1-2, 1779; ca. Mar. 6 two coffins were purchased
Source: Estate Papers for Barnet O’Neil I. All his papers were dated Apr. 1779.
3. Henry O’NeillII and his wife are bur. There.**
4. Barnet O’Neill II and wife Martha (Hughes) (d/o Thomas & Elizabeth (Swan) Hughes)
Source: His will requested that at his death he be decently interred in the family burial
Ground near the home he now occupied.”
5. The Felix Hughes families are also buried there. **
Abstracts of Revolutionary War Burials.
Other names listed in the same article:
1. Hughes, Felix, Hughes Cemetery, Cumberland Twp.
2. Hughes, John, Jefferson Presbyterian Church, Jefferson Twp. [Probably Jefferson, Pa.
instead of Township]
3. Hughes, Thomas, [Ditto]
(More names will be added if found documented elsewhere. ~h.s.d.)
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