HISTORY OF THE ESTABLISHMENT OF THE NEWBURY CEMETERY
1750 - 1768
Newbury - Thomas Spencer, one of the sons of James Spencer took up the
tract of land owned by John Mitchell and Abraham Augustine and donated
the Newbury Lot to the Episcopal Church.
1810 - 1812
The then members of the Church built and erected a log meeting house on
the Lot donated by Thomas Spencer before spoken of and received a deed
for the same from Spencer's vendee John Cockinbaugh dated March 25,
1814 made to Edward Kemp, John Kemp, John Heston and John Foshey as
trustees of the Methodist Congregation in Addison Twp., Pennsylvania which
was witnessed by James Boardman at which place a society was formed
and continued until 1836 - 1837 which property is now under the ownership
and control of the Addison Circuit. The original trustee all having died or
removed, the quarterly conference at its meeting July 8, 1839 appointed as
trustees John Bowlin, Robert Robinson, John Easter and Joseph Justice,
trustees in the stead.
November 29, 1849
Newbury - On motion of M. A. Ross, the C. P. was directed to fill the Board
of Trustees for Newbury and the trustees empowered to enter into an
agreement with the School Directors to build a new house to be used as a
school house and preaching place but not to bind the church for any
1888 - 1889
Newbury Cemetery - M. A. Ross, Geo. Wass, H. Rishebarger, Jeremiah
Bowlin, Wm Stark, Samuel Pullin, S. Ryland, James E. Easter & Samuel
Minutes read and approved.
*Note: References to Newbury taken from Record books of the Addison Circuit
compiled by M. A. Ross (This information was received by me from "Fran Swearman"
member of the Addison Historical Society.
Submitted by: Lawson L.
"Buddy" Duckworth (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Thank you, Buddy!