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I happen to locate my Great, Great, Great Grandfather's place of rest.
His name was Andrew Curtis Brainard, born 9/1/1811 in Litchfield, to Darius Brainerd/Brainard and Tamar Williamson. He died 11/15/1884 in Windham, Bradford Co.,PA and is buried on a hill at the corner of Cleveland and North MacAfee Roads. I have not located his wife Jane Degroff/Degraff yet, but still looking. Andrew and Jane had 9 children, daughter Fannie Madie b.abt 1846 , married Henry Clay Armstrong, they had 10 children, daughter Edithia Jane ( twin to Edith Julia ) b. 3/8/1875 married William Burton Randolph, they had 4 children daughter Maggie Mae ( Margaret) b. 3/11/1893, married Reuben Randolph. Margaret and Reuben are my grandparents.
enclosed is a picture of his headstone.
|Last Name||First Name||Date of Birth||Date of Death||AGE||Inscription/RELATIONSHIP/COMMENTS|
|Brainerd||Andrew Curtiss||1 Sep 1811||15 Nov 1884||73y||(Son of Darius & Tamar Williamson Brainerd)|
|Brown||J R||29 Nov 1815||1 May 1891|
|Brown||Elizabeth M||14 Feb 1814||9 May 1870||"His Wife" (w/o J R Brown)|
|Brown||Alonzo W||30 May 1840||22 Jun 1840||"Son of J R & E M Brown"|
|Brown||Francis H||18 Apr 1842||2 Jul 1879||"Son of J R & E M Brown"|
|Campbell||Nathaniel||79y||Pvt Co F 35th Regt PA Militia 6th Reserves|
|Davidson||Samuel||(Age 46 in 1850 census, b. Mass.)|
|Davidson||Anna||(Age 47 in 1850 census, b. VT)(Wife of Samuel)|
|Kershaw||Phebe M||22 Nov 1892||76y8m7d||"Wife of Benjamin Kershaw"|
|Loveland||George W||24 Jun 1838||16y||"They drowned together in Susquehanna River" (Shares tombstone with Peter Turner)|
|Turner||Peter||24 Jun 1838||14y||"They drowned together in Susquehanna River" (Shares tombstone with George W Loveland)|
|Munn||Harriet||22 Sep 1888||40y||"Wife of Robert C Munn"|
|Norton||Sarah A||17 Jul 1832||4y?||"d/o William & Sarah Norton"|
|Norton||Abigail Maria||Jul 1832||2y10m9d||"Sister" (Sister of Sarah Norton)|
|Rogers||Cora||"d/o A D & E D Rogers"|
|Sherman||Azuba||1 Apr 1867||53y|
|Sherman||Elizabeth||29 Oct 1885||"d/o Ab___ Sherman"|
|Stackhouse||James||3 Dec 1843||24y?m18d|
|White||Josiah||2 Nov 1794||2 Feb 1878|
|White||Martha Jos__||16 Sep 1832||12y|
I continue to enjoy your Tri County web site, looking for any new items you have for Bradford County, especially for Windham and Wilmot Townships.
A friend and neighbor, Beth French, who shares with me an interest in local history, lives on French Road, which starts in Windham Twp. and continues west and connects into N. Macafee Road in Litchfield Twp. Among the Windham Cemetery listings on your Web site, you have a recent letter regarding an Andrew Brainard being buried on a hill in a cemetery at the corner of Cleveland and N. Macafee Road. The letter stirred Beth's and my interest, as she knew where this cemetery was. We decided to go there and trace the stones as best we could. This cemetery is located in Litchfield Twp., not Windham Twp.
The picture of the stone that Candy sent to you shows one of the very few that is legible and upright. Most of the stones are tipped over, broken, and unreadable. But we copied what we could make out. A little info such as questionable letters in names, I obtained from the Litchfield censuses. Guess a little is better than none!
Incidentally, I've also emailed Candy, at the email address from her letter to you, to introduce myself and to tell her what we found.
As in previous contacts with you, I don't have the capability to copy this cemetery listing on the format you need. Thus I am wondering if you have Pat Raymond or someone available to do so? I will send info for this cemetery in another email. Uncertain, but I don't believe that there is a name for this cemetery.
P.S. Incidentally, my email address has been changed since previous correspondence with you. It is now: firstname.lastname@example.org
Cemetery in Litchfield Twp.
Read by Florence Ellis and Beth French
Date read: August 2004
Submitted by Florence Ellis
This is a cemetery located in Litchfield Township in Bradford County on Cleveland Road near the intersection of Cleveland and Macafee Roads. Tombstones are located in the woods on a hill beside the road. Several of the stones are blank and/or unreadable and many of the stones are tipped over, broken, and laying on the ground.
Andrew Curtiss Brainard - born Sept. 1, 1811 in Litchfield.
died Nov. 15, 1884 - ae 73 years
J.R. Brown - born Nov. 29, 1815 - died May 1, 1891
Elizabeth M. Brown, his wife - born Feb.14, 1814 - died May 9, 1870
Sons of J.R. and E.M. Brown:
Alonzo W. Brown - born May 30, 1840 - died June 22, 1840
Francis H. Brown - born Apr. 18, 1842 - died July 2, 1879
Nathaniel Campbell - (Civil War) Co. F _ Pa. ___ - aged 79 years
Samuel Davidson - (1850 Census: age 46 - born MA.)
Anna Davidson , wife of Samuel Davidson -(1850 Census:
age 47 yrs - b.VT.)
? Hansel - Died 1878
Phebe M. Kershaw - wife of Benjamin Kershaw - Died Nov.22, 1892
aged 76 yr 8mo 7da
George W. Loveland - son of Jonathan & Sally Loveland -
died June 24, 1838 in the 16 years of his age
Peter Turner - son of Peter & Mary Turner - died June 24, 1838 in the
14 years of his age.
They drowned together in the Susquehanna River.
Tall Stone with 'MUNN' imprinted on base of stone:
Harriet - wife of Robert C. Munn - Died Sept. 22, 1888 - aged 40 yrs.
( 1880 Litchfield Census: Robert Munn -34 yrs. old - born PA
Harriet Munn - Robert's wife - 32 yrs. old - born Pa
Children: Willie 9 yrs and Nellie 5 yrs. )
Sarah A. - dau of William & Sarah ??Norton - d.July 17, 1832 ae4yrs
Her sister Abigail Maria - d. July __ 1832 - ae 2y 10m 9d
? Cora Rogers - dau of ??A.D. and E.D Rogers
Azuba Sherman - died April 1, 1867 - aged 53 yrs.
Elizabeth - dau. of Ab_ _ _ _ _ Sherman - died Oct. 29, 1885
James Stackhouse - died Dec. 3, 1843 - aged 24yrs ?m 18d
Josiah White - Born Nov.2, 1794 - died Feb. 2, 1878
(1850 Census: 56 yrs old - born in VT)
Martha Jos _ _ _ _ _ White - died Sept.16, 1832 - aged 12 yrs