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Old Shellman Cemetery, Chatham Township,  Tioga County, Pennsylvania - 1970s and 2012

Photo by Terry Pritchard 2012

Joyce's Search Tip - December 2007 -
Do You Know that you can search just the 600 pages of Tioga County Cemetery Records on the site by using the Cemeteries -Tioga button in the Partitioned search engine at the bottom of the Current What's New Page? If you use that partition follow these steps to search just one cemetery
1. Choose Cemeteries - Tioga. 
2. Enter part of the cemetery name [ie Newbury or Furman] AND a surname. 
3. Choose the Find ALL Words option. Then it will find just the pages with that surname in the one cemetery you indicated. 

Old Shellman Cemetery (aka Woodbury) Chatham Township, Tioga County, Pa   2012

Latitude:   41.89463 Longitude:  -77.42866

The old family burial ground is located in Chatham Township, Tioga County, Pennsylvania on Swing Gate Road, 1/2 mile west of the intersection with R436 (Dug Road). It is 260 feet south of Swing Gate Road in a clump of trees and shrubs. It is also located 290 feet west-southwest of the NW corner of the nearby pond. The burial ground is located on private property, owned by Mr. And Mrs. Ric Vespe.

The Old Shellman cemetery is a family burial ground with two visible fallen headstones. It is overgrown and in poor condition. There is some evidence of possible other burials but visual inspection and probing did not locate other headstones in 2012. Due to woodchuck activity, the two sunken areas are in doubt as to whether they are burials. Stones turned up by tree growth and thrown into the area from the fields has confused the evidence to whether there are field stone markers.

Read by Terry Pritchard 


Surname Given name Birth date Death date Age Notes/inscriptions/Comments
Woodbury Mary E   Nov 13, 1854 4yr 5mo daughter of Augustus & Elizabeth C Woodbury
Woodbury Mary E   April 29, 1849 22yr Wife of Augustus Woodbury

The following list is part of the Tioga County Cemetery Inscriptions Vol 7 . Reprinted with Permission of Rhoda ENGLISH Ladd.



The following inscriptions and notes are from Mr. and Mrs. Alton Hunter, 932 Ransom Rd., Lancaster, N.Y., 14086

Buried on the Old Shellman Place, next to a big elm tree about 300 ft. South of Leg. Rte. in Chatham Twp. Inquire of Clifton Erway. 

Woodbury Mary E. Nov. 13, 1854 4y 5m  daughter of Augustus & Elizabeth C. Woodbury.
Mary E.  April 29, 1859 22y wife of Augustus Woodbury
Copied from 1850 Census Chatham Twp. Household no.154
Augustus Woodbury, farmer age 31 born Mass. Elizabeth age 30 born N.Y.
Living in same household is Augustus Ham age 10 born in Pa.
(Mary E. could be Mary Elizabeth)

Published on Tri-Counties 25 DEC 1997
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