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Shepherdstown in Jefferson County, West Virginia — The American South (Appalachia)
 

Old English / Episcopal Cemetery

 
 
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By Devry Becker Jones, October 11, 2020
1. Old English / Episcopal Cemetery Marker
Inscription.  
This Old English/Episcopal Cemetery contains the graves of these Revolutionary War soldiers: Maj. Henry Bedinger, Anthony Kerney, Lt. Daniel Bedinger, James Kerney Sr., William Morgan Jr., William Lemen, Caleb Levick, Robert Tabb, and the presumably Cato Moore. In the adjoining church begun as a wood chapel is Capt. William Morgan Sr.'s grave. The first stone structure was built in 1769. Additions and /or rebuildings followed. It was
c. 1747: Mecklenburg Chapel/Old English Church
Trinity Protestant Episcopal Church
1859: African Episcopal Church
1862: Battle of Antietam Hospital
1865: Court House
1866: Freedmen's School
1867: African Methodist Episcopal Church
Asbury United Methodist Church

 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: African AmericansCemeteries & Burial SitesChurches & ReligionColonial EraWar, US Revolutionary. In addition, it is included in the African Methodist Episcopal (AME) Church series list.
 
Location.
Old English / Episcopal Cemetery Marker image. Click for full size.
By Devry Becker Jones, October 11, 2020
2. Old English / Episcopal Cemetery Marker
39° 25.937′ N, 77° 48.407′ W. Marker is in Shepherdstown, West Virginia, in Jefferson County. Marker is on North Church Street (County Road 480/1) just north of Old Queen Alley, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 104 N Church St, Shepherdstown WV 25443, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Capt. William Morgan (a few steps from this marker); William Lemen (a few steps from this marker); Capt. James Kerney (within shouting distance of this marker); Robert Tabb (within shouting distance of this marker); Elizabeth Elliott Tabb (within shouting distance of this marker); Daniel Bedinger (within shouting distance of this marker); Anthony Kerney (within shouting distance of this marker); Mary Magdalene Slagle Bedinger (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Shepherdstown.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on October 12, 2020. It was originally submitted on October 12, 2020, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. This page has been viewed 27 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on October 12, 2020, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia.
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