Taylor's United Methodist Church was
established around 1810, close to the current location today. The
cemetery is in great shape, and the earliest burial that I found on a
tombstone was from 1883.
However, there could be numerous unmarked
graves, and countless others that may have disappeared over time due to
My survey was completed in May of 2006.
I walked the cemetery, wrote down the names
and dates, and took photos of each plot, and each grave within the plot,
including close-ups of the tombstones.
Not only did I do this, but I created a
survey map of the cemetery plotting the location of each gravesite that I
did find. While this map is not to scale, it is as close as could
accurately be done by hand.
The purpose of my research, and making of
the map, is for the use of the church in hiring a professional surveyor
who will make a cemetery map to scale, so that future members of the
church may be buried in the cemetery without causing any disturbance of
other plots. However, much research will need to be done in locating
known burials without markers. My research is also available to the
public for genealogy purposes only. The map that I created is
located at the church and within my personal files.
To compile my survey, I used the
previously recorded information compiled by Ruth N. Vicent and her
sister-in-law, Sara Cassidy [now deceased]. I created a
tombstone survey list, a list of burials that Ruth has that were not
found, and a list of unmarked graves [i.e. no tombstone] that Ruth has
recorded but I did not find markers for. Ruth's recorded graves came
from numerous sources, family members, obituaries, funeral home records,
There was no plot information recorded by
the church for the cemetery. Ruth & Sara created plot numbers for
the family plots by walking the cemetery and just giving them numbers.
When I re-surveyed the cemetery, the plots were re-numbered due to new
burials of course. Ruth's information no longer reflects plot
numbers, therefore my research is the only one with plot numbers and
numbers for the grave denoting their place within the plot. In
the future, when a professional survey is done, it is possible that my
plot numbering will no longer be correct. So please make note of