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DeSellum Family Cemetery

 
 
DeSellum Family Cemetery Marker image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, July 7, 2007
1. DeSellum Family Cemetery Marker
Inscription. Gravestone Inscriptions

James DeSellum // Born June 14 1773 // Died June 27 1847 // Aged 74 years // A useful citizen and sincere Christian.

Cathrine DeSellum // Born July 20 1770 // Died June 20 1856 // Aged 88 years // Her Christian virtues were shown in her daily example and deportment

Sarah Ann DeSellum // Born Sep 26 1812 // Died Sep 9 1885 // Aged 73 years // Her devotion to her aged parents was a living example of filial affection. // Her patient suffering ended in a calm resignation and faith in her savior.

John T. DeSellum // Born Dec 15 1810 // Died Oct 19 1891 // He lived a consciencious and exemplary life and died in the faith of the gospel.

“I am the resurection and the life he that believeth in me though he were dead yet shall he live.”

James and Cathrine (Fulks) DeSellum settled on and expanded the original property of Baltus Fulks, one of the earliest settlers of Logtown. Their son and daughter, John T. and Sarah Ann DeSellum, remained on the land, instituting agricultural innovations and becoming philanthropic leaders in the community. The original boundaries of the cemetery remain unknown. Archaeological examination yielded no evidence of fencing other than a line of stones. Tenants and/or slaves are thought to have lived in
Marker inside the Family Cemetery image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, July 7, 2007
2. Marker inside the Family Cemetery
the rear of the property, however, the location of other grave sites has not been discovered.
 
Location. 39° 7.951′ N, 77° 11.73′ W. Marker is in Gaithersburg, Maryland, in Montgomery County. Marker can be reached from South Frederick Ave (Maryland Route 355). Touch for map. Inside the Bohrer Park at Summit Hall Farm, to the south edge behind the water park parking area. Marker is at or near this postal address: 506 S Frederick Ave, Gaithersburg MD 20877, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Summit Hall Farm (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); Summit Hall Farm Smokehouse (about 800 feet away); Gaithersburg (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Meridian Mark Pier and Geodetic Survey Monuments (approx. 0.3 miles away); History and Purpose of the Gaithersburg Latitude Observatory (approx. 0.3 miles away); Night at the Gaithersburg Latitude Observatory (approx. 0.3 miles away); The Observatory (approx. 0.3 miles away); The Chandler Wobble (approx. 0.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Gaithersburg.
 
Also see . . .  DeSellum Family Cemetery. (Submitted on July 15, 2007, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.)
 
Categories. Cemeteries & Burial SitesNotable Persons
 
James and Cathrine DeSellum Tombstones image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, July 7, 2007
3. James and Cathrine DeSellum Tombstones
John T and Sarah Ann DeSellum Tombstones image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, July 7, 2007
4. John T and Sarah Ann DeSellum Tombstones
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on July 15, 2007, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,314 times since then and 28 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on July 15, 2007, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. • J. J. Prats was the editor who published this page.
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