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Location: Saltsburg, Indiana, Pennsylvania, United States

Location: Saltsburg, Indiana, Pennsylvania, United States

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**313 Salt St, Saltsburg, Indiana County, Pennsylvania 15681**

**Behind the Saltsburg Fire Department**

Cemetery Entrance. |

The city of Saltsburg lies amidst the rolling green hills of Western Pennsylvaniaâ€™s Indiana County. The cemetery was laid out between 1817-1820. It occupied a piece of land behind the proposed Presbyterian church that was under construction at the northern edge of town. In 1832, just before the church was finished, it caught fire and burned to the ground. The local newspaper reported how the firestorm burned many wooden grave markers behind the church. A new church was built in its place, and the cemetery grew. It became the final resting place for hundreds of early Saltsburg residents and over time, became excessively crowded.

In 1868, a new and larger burial ground opened nearby. Now known as Edgewood Cemetery, town officials urged residents to move the remains of their loved ones and reinter them in the new cemetery. Some did, but many graves remained in the old burial ground. Over the decades, the Old Saltsburg Cemetery fell into decay and disrepair. The congregation built a new Presbyterian church just down the road and tore the old one down. The Old Saltsburg Cemetery became neglected and overgrown. Trees, creeping myrtle, and poison ivy eventually choked out the headstones, and graves inside the cemetery seemingly disappeared. Headstones fell over or broke, and many became damaged or covered in lichen, making the inscriptions illegible.

A road-widening project in 1954 had a negative impact on the old cemetery. State officials widened the narrow road that ran adjacent to the cemetery. During construction, workers reported unearthing graves and moving headstones as they graded the area with a bulldozer. At the time, the disturbance of the cemetery was not reported in the local newspaper. Again, the neglected cemetery fell into disrepair.

Given Name | Surname | Birth | Death | Find A Grave Link |
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Aaron | Wyatt | 6 Aug 1834 | 8 Nov 1863 | Find A Grave: Memorial #135438749 |

Maria J. Elrick | Hawkins | 1834 | 2 Jul 1858 | Find A Grave: Memorial #36604945 |

Nancy S | Beatty | 20 Dec 1829 | 16 Oct 1865 | Find A Grave: Memorial #36607228 |

John G | Beatty | 22 Apr 1800 | 14 Jan 1852 | Find A Grave: Memorial #36607099 |

Isabella | Beatty | 25 Dec 1834 | 28 Apr 1851 | Find A Grave: Memorial #36607262 |

Mary | Beatty | 19 Aug 1838 | 19 Jun 1856 | Find A Grave: Memorial #36607148 |

William W. | Adams | Unknown | 29 Mar 1854 | Find A Grave: Memorial #211604856 |

David Ramsey | Allison | 11 Nov 1801 | 2 Aug 1852 | Find A Grave: Memorial #135489586 |

Matilda H. M. R. | Allison | Jan 1817 | 22 Aug 1853 | Find A Grave: Memorial #135489618 |

Elizabeth | Anderson | Unknown | 7 Jun 1842 | Find A Grave: Memorial #202341243 |

Harry | Anderson | 5 Dec 1862 | 25 Nov 1863 | Find A Grave: Memorial #36607055 |

Mary J. | Anderson | 1857 | 1868 | Find A Grave: Memorial #70862006 |

Bertie | Andre | 2 Apr 1875 | 2 Jul 1876 | Find A Grave: Memorial #194221578 |

Joseph | Andrews | Unknown | 14 Apr 1855 | Find A Grave: Memorial #211627064 |

Elizabeth | Bell | 15 Mar 1785 | 5 Oct 1862 | Find A Grave: Memorial #36607329 |

John C. | Bell | 20 Apr 1765 | 10 Apr 1847 | Find A Grave: Memorial #70861877 |

Hugh | Blair | Unknown | 4 Nov 1851 | Find A Grave: Memorial #202530187 |

Mary | Blank | Unknown | May 1867 | Find A Grave: Memorial #70861638 |

Catharina | Blank | 1821 | 7 Dec 1855 | Find A Grave: Memorial #36607402 |

William F. | Bradley | Unknown | 1834 | Find A Grave: Memorial #70861985 |

Alfred | Butterfield | 1838 | 1 Sep 1841 | Find A Grave: Memorial #36607451 |

Elizabeth "Caldwell" | Butterfield | 23 Apr 1817 | 22 Feb 1853 | Find A Grave: Memorial #36607490 |

John F. | Butterfield | 1 Jul 1868 | 1 Aug 1868 | Find A Grave: Memorial #70861588 |

George | Campbell | 1788 | 1865 | Find A Grave: Memorial #70861735 |

Sarah E. Carnahan | Campbell | 1800 | 5 Dec 1859 | Find A Grave: Memorial #36607535 |

Jane | Carnahan | 27 Sep 1790 | 11 Apr 1864 | Find A Grave: Memorial #36607561 |

Prine | Carson | 1790 | Mar 1841 | Find A Grave: Memorial #119306005 |

Margaret L. | Cochrain | Unknown | 1860 | Find A Grave: Memorial #70861859 |

Rosanna | Cunningham | Unknown | 16 May 1851 | Find A Grave: Memorial #204361846 |

Henry | Earhart | Unknown | 12 Jan 1857 | Find A Grave: Memorial #70861588 |

Rebecca P. | Elder | Unknown | 22 Jul 1846 | Find A Grave: Memorial #204392144 |

Sarah | Elder | Unknown | 17 Jun 1857 | Find A Grave: Memorial #211620102 |

James | Elwood | 1817 | 1835 | Find A Grave: Memorial #70861459 |

John | Elwood | 1821 | 3 Jan 1864 | Find A Grave: Memorial #36607597 |

Eleanor | English | 31 Dec 1812 | 20 May 1863 | Find A Grave: Memorial #36607696 |

Newton D. | English | 28 Mar 1847 | 4 Dec 1856 | Find A Grave: Memorial #36607732 |

R. | F. | Unknown | Unknown | Find A Grave: Memorial #194220165 |

Agnes | Glass | Unknown | 3 Aug 1864 | Find A Grave: Memorial #202815064 |

Johnston | Glass | Unknown | 1 Jan 1853 | Find A Grave: Memorial #203362562 |

Ann | Gregg | Unknown | 30 May 1851 | Find A Grave: Memorial #211612392 |

James | Gregg Sr. | Unknown | 16 Mar 1852 | Find A Grave: Memorial #211618940 |

John | Guthrie | 11 Dec 1803 | 11 Sep 1863 | Find A Grave: Memorial #51110222 |

Mary A. | Guthrie | 16 Sep 1830 | 31 Oct 1865 | Find A Grave: Memorial #36603188 |

Eliza W. | Hart | Unknown | 17 Apr 1857 | Find A Grave: Memorial #202445035 |

George Myers | Hawkins | 1864 | 1865 | Find A Grave: Memorial #70861619 |

Albert Weston | Hughes | Unknown | 6 Nov 1849 | Find A Grave: Memorial #204393432 |

Mary Calwell | Hughes | 11 Oct 1839 | 11 Jun 1841 | Find A Grave: Memorial #36608764 |

Thomas Edgar | Hughes | 12 Dec 1837 | 7 Mar 1842 | Find A Grave: Memorial #194221073 |

John | Iman | Unknown | 20 Sep 1854 | Find A Grave: Memorial #211626540 |

Harriet | Innerman | Unknown | 27 Sep 1850 | Find A Grave: Memorial #211604736 |

Mira E. | Jamison | 2 Jul 1843 | 2 Apr 1864 | Find A Grave: Memorial #36624690 |

Sarah Ann | Jamison | 1831 | 5 Aug 1834 | Find A Grave: Memorial #36624724 |

Susannah | Jamison | 15 Jun 1833 | 15 Apr 1835 | Find A Grave: Memorial #36624764 |

Alice Ramsey | Johnston | 6 May 1783 | 12 May 1851 | Find A Grave: Memorial #36624799 |

Robert Smith | Johnston | 21 Aug 1809 | 21 Jun 1846 | Find A Grave: Memorial #202533074 |

William | Johnston | 7 Jun 1776 | 1820 | Find A Grave: Memorial #206121590 |

Mary Iddings | Keely | 1783 | 1846 | Find A Grave: Memorial #70861824 |

Sarah | Kelly | Unknown | 14 Mar 1847 | Find A Grave: Memorial #202444837 |

James | Kenley | Unknown | 30 Mar 1852 | Find A Grave: Memorial #204400859 |

Elizabeth | Kenley | Unknown | 9 Apr 1855 | Find A Grave: Memorial #202532848 |

Mary | Kettering | Unknown | 15 Apr 1849 | Find A Grave: Memorial #202533116 |

Ann Margaret | King | 1784 | 1838 | Find A Grave: Memorial #197429884 |

David | King | 26 Oct 1808 | 1 Mar 1860 | Find A Grave: Memorial #217543198 |

Ester E. | King | Unknown | 1 Mar 1860 | Find A Grave: Memorial #217543539 |

George David | King | 14 Jan 1776 | 1852 | Find A Grave: Memorial #197429738 |

Myrtilla J. | King | Unknown | 1 Mar 1860 | Find A Grave: Memorial #217543567 |

Matilda | Laughlin | 1839 | 1844 | Find A Grave: Memorial #70861968 |

Anna B. | Lemon | Unknown | Unknown | Find A Grave: Memorial #36624833 |

Isabella Jane | Lemon | 31 May 1845 | 18 Sep 1861 | Find A Grave: Memorial #36624859 |

James | Lemon | Unknown | 30 May 1851 | Find A Grave: Memorial #211612249 |

James | Lemon | 27 Jan 1843 | 1848 | Find A Grave: Memorial #70861436 |

Ezekial | Lyons | 1796 | 1 May 1846 | Find A Grave: Memorial #70861232 |

Emily Jane | Marshall | Unknown | 2 Apr 1842 | Find A Grave: Memorial #70861412 |

John M. | Marshall | 20 Jul 1812 | 19 Jun 1862 | Find A Grave: Memorial #194558329 |

Mary Smiley | Marshall | 9 Mar 1814 | 20 Sep 1857 | Find A Grave: Memorial #36624892 |

Matilda | Marshall | 6 Apr 1845 | 20 Jul 1846 | Find A Grave: Memorial #70861331 |

Morehead | Marshall | 19 Nov 1843 | 1 Oct 1845 | Find A Grave: Memorial #36624933 |

Mary | McCauley | Unknown | 30 Nov 1851 | Find A Grave: Memorial #202532951 |

Allen | McComb | 6 Apr 1789 | 29 Jun 1850 | Find A Grave: Memorial #202532982 |

Mary | McComb | Unknown | 28 Apr 1852 | Find A Grave: Memorial #202532901 |

Samuel Alexander | McCrea | 31 Dec 1840 | 10 Apr 1841 | Find A Grave: Memorial #36624961 |

William Clark | McCrea | 6 Sep 1839 | 3 Jan 1841 | Find A Grave: Memorial #70861290 |

James | McDowell | Unknown | 12 Jun 1850 | Find A Grave: Memorial #202529674 |

Nancy | McDowell | Unknown | Apr 1854 | Find A Grave: Memorial #211605154 |

Charles Augustus | McFarland | Unknown | 1865 | Find A Grave: Memorial #70861716 |

Thomas Fleming | McFarland | Unknown | Sep 1852 | Find A Grave: Memorial #70861794 |

Mary | McGowen | Unknown | 14 Feb 1851 | Find A Grave: Memorial #211604524 |

Margaret | McGregor | Unknown | 18 Oct 1845 | Find A Grave: Memorial #202533045 |

Robert | McIlwain | Unknown | 21 May 1851 | Find A Grave: Memorial #211612931 |

Andrew | McKee | 1787 | 8 Jun 1846 | Find A Grave: Memorial #36602889 |

Ann | McKee | Unknown | 28 Jun 1839 | Find A Grave: Memorial #36604415 |

Anna E. | McKee | 16 Apr 1831 | 14 Sep 1835 | Find A Grave: Memorial #36625017 |

Catharine | McKee | 27 Aug 1796 | 29 Feb 1868 | Find A Grave: Memorial #36625050 |

James | McKee | 1777 | 28 Aug 1858 | Find A Grave: Memorial #36604565 |

Margaret | McKee | 1789 | 8 Nov 1851 | Find A Grave: Memorial #36625115 |

Matilda A. | McLaughan | 1806 | 16 Nov 1811 | Find A Grave: Memorial #36625171 |

Susie E. | McLaughan | 31 Mar 1812 | 27 May 1813 | Find A Grave: Memorial #36625214 |

Martha Jane | McQuiston | Unknown | 23 Jul 1848 | Find A Grave: Memorial #204392582 |

Clark | Milliron | 6 Jun 1846 | 15 Aug 1864 | Find A Grave: Memorial #36625291 |

Jacob | Milliron | 15 Feb 1797 | 15 May 1870 | Find A Grave: Memorial #36625337 |

John | Milliron | 31 May 1838 | 15 Jan 1867 | Find A Grave: Memorial #36625373 |

Sarah | Murry | Unknown | Sep 1845 | Find A Grave: Memorial #202444445 |

Anna | Myers | Unknown | 23 Aug 1852 | Find A Grave: Memorial #203362337 |

Margaret | Rhea | Unknown | Oct 1854 | Find A Grave: Memorial #203362432 |

Isabella | Ritchie | Unknown | 12 May 1842 | Find A Grave: Memorial #202341180 |

Jane Trees | Ritchie | 1788 | 16 Jul 1843 | Find A Grave: Memorial #36625406 |

William | Ritchie | Unknown | 21 Feb 1847 | Find A Grave: Memorial #36625433 |

Elizabeth B. | Robinson | Unknown | 23 Oct 1856 | Find A Grave: Memorial #211625841 |

Harlan Page | Robinson | Unknown | 20 Jun 1851 | Find A Grave: Memorial #204400651 |

Margaret E. | Robinson | Unknown | 14 Apr 1855 | Find A Grave: Memorial #202444480 |

Newton | Robinson | Unknown | 24 Jun 1851 | Find A Grave: Memorial #204400764 |

John | Sandles | 5 May 1840 | 1 Sep 1841 | Find A Grave: Memorial #36625505 |

Mary | Sheaffer | Unknown | 26 Jul 1857 | Find A Grave: Memorial #202444956 |

Sarah | Sheaffer | Unknown | 15 Nov 1857 | Find A Grave: Memorial #202834113 |

John | Sheerer | 10 Jun 1808 | 11 Apr 1859 | Find A Grave: Memorial #36625536 |

Anna M. | Smith | 30 Sep 1821 | 5 May 1847 | Find A Grave: Memorial #36625601 |

Ruel | Sprague | Unknown | 25 Aug 1850 | Find A Grave: Memorial #211604663 |

Elizabeth McPherrin | Sterett | Unknown | 25 Apr 1834 | Find A Grave: Memorial #36605135 |

Nancy | Sterett | Unknown | 15 Mar 1858 | Find A Grave: Memorial #202423150 |

Archibald G. | Sterett | 27 Nov 1851 | 11 Sep 1856 | Find A Grave: Memorial #36625631 |

John R. | Sterett | 1 Mar 1836 | 7 Dec 1856 | Find A Grave: Memorial #36625656 |

W. Laird | Sterett | Unknown | 31 Jan 1853 | Find A Grave: Memorial #202443452 |

Daniel Reed | Stitsel | 3 Sep 1816 | 16 May 1867 | Find A Grave: Memorial #206071326 |

Elizabeth | Stitsel | Unknown | 14 Aug 1851 | Find A Grave: Memorial #211612712 |

Matilda M. Porter | Stitsel | 25 Jun 1821 | 10 Apr 1860 | Find A Grave: Memorial #36625695 |

John | Taylor | Unknown | 11 Feb 1848 | Find A Grave: Memorial #202444699 |

Mary Armstrong | Taylor | Unknown | May 1848 | Find A Grave: Memorial #225210471 |

Polly | Taylor | Unknown | 14 May 1848 | Find A Grave: Memorial #202444070 |

Margaret | Thompson | Unknown | 11 Sep 1849 | Find A Grave: Memorial #204392640 |

Elisha | Trees | 23 Dec 1822 | 13 Nov 1851 | Find A Grave: Memorial #36605309 |

James | Trees | 28 Dec 1848 | 18 Feb 1849 | Find A Grave: Memorial #70861488 |

Mary | Trees | 18 Oct 1850 | 31 Mar 1852 | Find A Grave: Memorial #70861514 |

Child | Unknown | Unknown | 22 Dec | Find A Grave: Memorial #229648539 |

Marie | Unknown | Unknown | 1864 | Find A Grave: Memorial #135497896 |

Miss | Waddle | Unknown | 1 Mar 1860 | Find A Grave: Memorial #217543510 |

Jacob | Weister | Unknown | 28 Nov 1857 | Find A Grave: Memorial #202423387 |

Hale Clark | Wiester | Apr 1861 | 16 Oct 1862 | Find A Grave: Memorial #218866418 |

Margred | Wiester | 1766 | 26 Aug 1835 | Find A Grave: Memorial #36604833 |

Mary Lila | Wiester | Mar 1856 | 18 Oct 1862 | Find A Grave: Memorial #218866321 |

Elizabeth | Williard | Unknown | 28 Nov 1846 | Find A Grave: Memorial #204392405 |

Jane | Wilson | 1760 | 2 Sep 1847 | Find A Grave: Memorial #36625742 |

Robert | Wilson | 19 Feb 1768 | 4 Dec 1845 | Find A Grave: Memorial #136287332 |

Elizabeth | Wray | Unknown | 17 Jan 1852 | Find A Grave: Memorial #211618512 |

Mary Louisa | Wyatt | Unknown | 1 Sep 1855 | Find A Grave: Memorial #203362497 |

Margaret E. | Young | 1831 | 19 Sep 1859 | Find A Grave: Memorial #36625843 |

Nancy | Young | 27 Jun 1818 | 6 May 1858 | Find A Grave: Memorial #202834320 |

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