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African American graves near Harrisburg.

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African American History
in Pennsylvania:
the 19th century

Burials at Hosanna Church
Chester County

 

The following transcriptions were submitted by Coni Porter Uzelac on November 6, 2004, who writes:

"I visited the church may 2004, it was neat and presentable, the cemetery was well attended to, and a church deacon promised to list all the names in the cemetery for me, but I have not rec'd this info.  I am attaching a photo of my ggg grandmother, Margaret Wilkerson Amos (1815-1908 born in Norristown of German and Algonquin parents), she is the little lady with the bonnet in the front row. In the back row are her daughter, Esther Ann (1841-1909 born in Norristown, buried in Petersville, MD), my gg grandmother and also her two brothers, Isaac (1843-?) and William (1848-?), both of whom I believe crossed-over since the only Isaac and William I can find from the Norristown area were listed as white in the 1880 and so on census."  (Coni Porter Uzelac to Afrolumens, November 6, 2004)

Hosanna Church Cemetery -- Partial Transcriptions

Butcher, Stephen 1834 - 1909
Elizabeth J Stephen Butcher

Draper
Draper, Bertha - born 1872; died Sept 1880

Duffy, George W. - Private Co B 22 Penn Rec.; died Sept 17, 1907 aged 70 yrs

Fodders, Harriet W. - April ?, 1933 or 38 aged 64 years

GAR 1861-1865

Hollingsworth, Amos - Co B 127th Reg. U. S. C. T. died Nov 12, 1906
http://www.geocities.com/barrydwilliams/meetinghse.html 

Jay, Wesley, Co B 54 Mass Vol; died July 25, 1903 aged 69 years
http://www.geocities.com/barrydwilliams/meetinghse.html 

Jay, William Co B 54 Mass. Vol. Died Aug 11, 1893
http://www.geocities.com/barrydwilliams/meetinghse.html 

Miller, Susan Speakman - born ? 22, 1825 - ?; died ? 26, 1865

Mother Rachal W. Cole 1818-1901

Nocho, Edward - born ? 22, 1848; died Dec 27, 1890

Po---ley, Elizabeth [illegible]

Thronton, Hilton - born apr 12, 1820; died nov 20, 1880

Walls, Susan - June 1906 aged 63 yrs.

[Walls] Elias F 1827 - 1909; 
His wife Hannah E. Walls 1834-1907
William H 1856-1866
Cathleen H 1870 - 1917
‘Lifes race well run
Lifes work well done
Lifes crown well won
Then come rest

Walls, Edward 

Walls, Charles 1839 -1918
Jane, 1837 - 1927

Walls, Lavinia Valentine wife of James L Walls 1827 - 1932

Walls, James L. - Son of God 1841 - 1919

Identity of Persons in the Photograph
(provided by Coni Porter Uzelac)

Back Row
1 - Starting from the left, standing in white dress: Mary Elizabeth Walls Gray (1895 - ?)*
2 - Gray-haired lady with white blouse: Esther Peck Amos (?) (1841 - 1909), daughter of Samuel H. (1814/15 - 1901) and Margaret Wilkerson Amos (1815 - 1908)
3 - Gray-haired Caucasian-looking gentleman: Isaac Amos (1843 - ?)
4 - Dark-haired girl with white blouse: Hannah Jane Walls Proctor* [Hersey Gray's grandmother's sister; she married Jeremiah Proctor; they had two children: Ruth (? - 2001, Hersey's mother's first cousin) and Lillian (? - 1950's).]
5 - Fannie Amos (1849/50 - ? )
6 - Gray-haired Caucasian-looking gentleman: Will Amos (1848 - ?)
7 - unidentified
8 - unidentified pastor - Isaac Rendall?

Front Row
9 - Starting from the left, George W. Walls (1837 - ?)* (father of Mary Elizabeth Walls Gray #1)
10 - Mrs. Charles Walls - Jane (1837 - 1927; see #15?)
11 - Bearded gentleman: James l. Walls (1841 - 1919)
12 - My great-great grandmother Margaret Wilkerson Amos (1815? - 1908) wearing a bonnet, widow of Samuel W. Amos (1814/15? - 1901)
13 - Lavinia Valentine Walls (1827 - 1932),* wife of James l. Walls
14 - Charles Walls (1839 - 1918)*
15 - Eliza Jane Taylor Walls (1839 - ?), mid-wife* (1837 - 1927 wife of Charles? see #10?)
*relatives of hersey gray1234@aol.com
(Coni Porter Uzelac to Afrolumens, July 20, 2005)



Coni Porter Uzelac, Executive Director
Dorothy Porter Wesley Research Center, Inc.

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