Photo of Gravestone Art
by Joyce M. Tice
The following list is part of the Tioga County Cemetery Inscriptions . Reprinted with Permission of Rhoda ENGLISH Ladd. Material typed and formatted for the web by Linda Cracraft and Joyce M. Tice.
We located this cemetery from the 1875 Atlas of Tioga County. On the same road, we find the properties of Joseph HOWLAND, Prince HOWLAND and Charles HOWLAND.
Copied by Rhoda (ENGLISH) LADD, R. D. 3, Box 116, Wellsboro, PA. Feb. 7, 1970. (note: Rhoda has since moved from this address. lzc)
Deerfield Cemeteries by Eugene A. SEELEY
"It was not uncommon, in rural areas, during the 19th century, to bury the dead on the homestead or in a plot.
HOWLAND Cemetery is one of these, started on land of Joseph HOWLAND. It is now, on the former Fred MERRICK farm, owned by Mrs. Ernest SMITH of Elkland, Pa.
James HOWLAND was killed in Civil Way, dying in Virginia, Feb. 5, 1864 at the age of 17. He was a member of the Second Pa. Cavalry, Co. L.
On Jan. 15, 1886, twelve members organized the G.A.R. Post no. 508, at Academy Corners. It became known as James HOWLAND Post.
Credit is due to descendants of these people and the Butler Hill Sportsman's
Club, for keeping the cemetery in presentable condition."
|HOWLAND||Joseph||Nov. 17, 1805||Dec. 17, 1887|
|Lucy||May 4, 1811||Oct. 1, 1890||his wife|
|REXFORD||Charlotte||May 31, 1864||aged 88 yrs. 4 mo.||wife of John S. REXFORD|
|HOWLAND||Prince P.||Jan. 26, 1811||Aug. 2, 1888|
|Isabella||Oct. 21, 1821||Jan. 25, 1891||his wife|
|HOWLAND||Ford E.||Dec. 11, 1884||Dec. 3, 1941|
|Ida L.||July 19, 1883||Mar. 24, 1944||his wife|
|HOWLAND||Eddy A.||Jan. 28, 1850||Apr. 1, 1932|
|Dora A.||1856||1919||his wife|
|Eva E.||Nov. 26, 1894||ae. 5 yr, 6 mo.||dau of E.A. & D. A.|
|HOWLAND||A large new modern stone. Snow too deep. Will go back to copy stones covered by snow.|
|B. W.||June 9, 1899||Co. A. 136th Pa.|
|Jimmie B.||Apr. 2, 1831||Aug. 13, 1894||son of B. W. and E. E.|
|Sophia C.||wife of Fred J.|
|Viola H.||1852||1932||his wife|
|JACOBSON||Villa May||Jan. 8, 1907||age 4 mo. 4d.||dau of J. and A.|
|Frank||Oct. 18, 1907||aged 1 yr. 4 mo.||son of M. W. and V. M.|