The following was printed in “The Indiana Times” newspaper on Wednesday, August 12, 1896.
A GOOD MOVEMENT
An effort to be made to have bodies removed from U.P. and Presbyterian Cemeteries:
At the suggestion of the Borough Council, the Boards of trustees of the United Presbyterian and Presbyterian Churches met jointly and passed a resolution requesting persons who have deceased relatives and friends buried in the United Presbyterian and Presbyterian Church Yards to remove them to some of the cemeteries or other burial grounds.The dilapidated, neglected condition of the graves and the grounds is anything but creditable to the town or the friends of those whose remains lie in these church years [sic].Persons who will remove the remains of friends are earnestly requested to notify some members of the board of trustees of one of these churches within the next 30 days.Should the friends of any persons whose remains lie in the churchyards neglect or refuse to remove them, an application will be made to have them removed by due course of law.
G.W. Simpson, President, United Presbyterian Board of Trustees
W.A. St. Clair, President, Presbyterian Board of Trustees
The following stones were inventoried by members of the Indiana Historical Society in March, 1952.
The following tombstones were removed to the church basement when graves were leveled at the First Presbyterian Church in Indiana, PA.
Allison, Elizabeth, daughter of W. & Mary, died Oct 26, 1851, 16th year of age
Allison, Robert, died Nov 2, 1857, 78 years
Allison, Sarah B., daughter of Robert W.& Mary, died Sep 17, 1813, 31st year of her age
Ewing, Margaret, died Jun 7, 1837 in 44th year of her age
Fenton, William L., Sept 1816 – Oct 19, 1851, 35 years 20 days
Findley, Thomas Franklin, son of Abel & M., died Dec 27, 1869, 4 years, 2 months, 27 days
George, John C., Jan 27, 1823 – Jan 29, 1845
Jamison, Elizabeth, died Feb 3, 1835, aged 61 years, Consort of John
Kelly, Joseph, Sept 13, 1820 – July 5, 1843
McLain, James C., son of William & Mary Lowman McLain, died July 6, 1851, 4 years 6 months
Moorhead, Esther, relict of Fergus died May 19, 1846, aged 69 years
Newell, William Huston, died Feb 13, 1842, 27th year of his life
Pilson, John, died Dec 14, 1834, 74 years
Repine, Rachel, wife of Daniel, died Aug 13, 1871, 82 years
Sebring, William, Feb 23, 1868, 82 years, 10 months, 4 days
Stuchal, Barbara, daughter of Abraham & Barbara, Jan 10, 1806 – Oct 10, 1832
Stuchal, William J. son of Wm.T. & J.R., June 24, 1840 – Oct 31, 1864 White Hall Hosp., Bucks Co., PA