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Covenanter's Reformed Presbyterian Cemetery

Also known as Vernon Reformed Presbyterian
Reformed Presbyterian of Vernon Cemeteyr
Vernon Township
Waukesha County Wisconsin Genealogy

Location

History

This active cemetery was established in 1845. It was organized as a society in Jun 1847, but the church itself was not established until Oct. 18, 1848. At that time it was the only Reformed Presbyterian Church or Coventanter's Church in Wisconsin.

The congregation purchased land in Section 11 for the church and cemetery from B. Webster. The church was built in 1854. The first burial was William McLeod. The last regular service of the church was in 1920, but it officially dissolved in the late 1930s. The last trustee died in 1968.

The denomination turned the building and land over to the cemetery association with the understanding that it would be restored and that the grounds would still be available for burials.

Records

There are cemetery records 1845-date. There are up-to-date burial plot records and a chart of the cemetery. Records are available to the public for research. Mail requests are answered at no charge. Contact: W237 S4866 Big Bend Road, Waukesha, WI 53186

Actual records of the church 1847-1920 are at the Reformed Presbyterian Theological Seminary, 7418 Penn Avenue, Pittsburg, PA 15208

Transcriptions

Below are transcriptions of Tombstones 1846-abt 1940

ADAMS:
Matthew/d. Aug. 5, 1867 aged 56 yrs.
Sarah S./wife of James Adams/d. Feb. 2, 1875/
	age 37 yrs.
Sarah Jane/daughter of  J. & S. Adams/d. Oct. 2, 
	1881/age 23 yrs. 3 mo. 17 da.
James/d. Dec. 19, 1888/aged 63 yrs. 8 mo. 28 da.
Delbert/b. July 8, 1887/d. Nov. 30, 1899

ANDERSON:
See NANN

BEGG:
Janete/d. Feb. 13, 1901/age 94 yrs
James/d. Jan 6, 1896/age 85 yrs/native of Scotland/
	erected by their son John
Thomas/son of James and Janete Begg/d. Dec. 13, 1866/
	aged 18yrs 9 mon
Margaret/d. May 14, 1857/aged 11 yrs 7 mo
Mary/d. May 13, 1857/aged 6 yrs
William/d. May 15, 1857/aged 6 yrs 2 days
John/b. Mar. 2, 1845/d. Feb 27, 1918
Laura/wife of John/b. June 4, 1848/d. May 30, 1899
Frank J./their son/b. Feb 23, 1879/d. June 28, 1911

BEGGS:
(updates sent by Jan B.)
William Sr./1806-1851
Sarah/his wife/1816-1890
Frederick/infant son/1851-1851
Sara A./wife of William/1849-1878


Harry E BEGGS/b Oct. 4, 1887/d. Apr 22, 1959
Lillie (GOWENS) BEGGS/b. Nov. 2, 1882/d. 1968/(Harry and Lillie are together 
	in plot I8 on the north edge.
Just south of them are:
Nettie BEGGS/1889-1988
James S BEGGS/1892-1972
Sarah G BEGGS/1886-1957
Austin W BEGGS/1875-1948
William G BEGGS, Jr/1846-1930
Nancy (STEWART) BEGGS/1860-1928

Three aisles over are:
William BEGGS Sr/1806-1851
Frederick BEGGS/1851-1851/infant son of Frederick and Sarah
Sarah (GIBSON) BEGGS/1816-1890
Sarah (CARPENTER) BEGGS/1849-1878

BEGG: (no S)
(updates sent by Jan B.)
Frank J BEGG/b. Feb. 23, 1879/d. June 28, 1911
Florence M BEGG/b. July 25, 1887/d. Oct. 3, 1899
John BEGG/b. Mar. 18, 1843/d. Feb. 27, 1918
Laura A BEGG/b. June 14, 1848/d. May 30, 1899
Mabel J BEGG/b. May 05, 1884/d. Sept. 10, 1890

Margaret BEGG/b. 1856/d. May 14, 1857
Mary BEGG/b. May 13, 1851/d. May 13, 1857
William BEGG/b. May 13, 1851/d. May 15, 1857
James S BEGG/b. July 05, 1810/d. Jan. 06, 1896
Janet (ESPIE) BEGG/b. 1817/d. Feb. 13, 1901/next to Janet in the same 
	family plot is
Charles HALSEY/b. 1815/d. Feb. 21, 1848

BRADWOOD:
Nancy/wife of William/d. Aug. 15, 1885/aged 72 yrs.

CARPENTER:
See BEGGS

CHRYSTAL:
James/d. Apr. 11, 1859/aged 74 yrs
Elizabeth/his wife/d. May 2, 1855/aged 61 yrs

CUMMING:
Ellen/b. June 14, 1833/d. Oct 16, 1920
William/no dates/d. age 2 yrs 7 mo
Mary C./no dates/aged 7 mo
John/b. May 20, 1845/d. June 2, 1898
Margaret/b. Apr 17, 1850/d. Sept 6, 1916
James S./d. May 11, 1861
Jane/b. 1820/d. May 15, 1898/wife of J. Cummings

DRUMN:
Marion (nee Johnson)/b. September 27, 1904/d. November 2, 1959/
	bur: November 6, 1959/Mourners: Husband William Drumn burial 
	at Vernon Pres. Cemetery/from Vernon Evan. Lutheran Church
	Records

FARIS:
Anna Mari/d. Oct. 13, 1879/aged 26 yrs 7 da/wife of 
	Isaiah Faris
Mark/b. Feb 27, 1876/d. Feb. 9, 1889

FISHER:
Robert/d. Oct. 27, 1856/aged 15 yrs 8 mo
Catherine/wife of Rev. John Fisher/d. June 14, 1876/
	aged 67 yrs
James R./d. Sept. 3, 1884/aged 49 yrs
Alexander/d. July 12, 1858/aged 15 yrs 2 mo

FRASER:
Alice (Stickney)/1844-1910
Hugh/a native of Nairn, Scotland/d. Oct. 8, 1879/
	aged 67 yrs

GIBSON:
See BEGGS

GOFF:
Mary Goff (Ehle)/b.Jan, 11, 1842/d. Mar. 12, 1898
Amos(father)/d. Jan. 11, 1895 ae 89 yrs.
Mary(mother)/d. Mar. 21, 1898 ae 82 yrs.
Anthie/d. Nov. 6, 1865 ae 19 yrs.
Chauncey/b. June 21, 1844/d. June 17,1889 (obit was found in 1888 newspaper)


GOWENS:
See BEGGS

GROSS:
Ellsworth H./father/1861-1925
Mary E./mother/1867-????

HALSEY:
Charles/d. Feb. 21, 1843/age 33 yrs (see Begg)

HOUGH: (monument)
Abram/b. July 4, 1818/d. June 29, 1874
Mary/wife of Abram/b. Jan. 21, 1821 /d. June 27, 1903
Isabella/daughter/b. Sept 17, 1854 /d. Apr. 19, 1889

HAY:
James/d. Sept. 20, 1855/aged 50 yrs
Barbara/his wife/d. Feb. 25, 1896/aged 82 yrs
Christina/1852-1862
Jane/1854-1862
Alexander & Mary Ann/1855-1862/children of J. & B. Hay

HOWIE:
John/d. Nov. 11, 1852/aged 45 yrs 7 da
Marion/d. Apr. 18, 1875/aged 60 yrs. 11 mo. 11 da

JOHNSON:
Samuel/d.Aug 9, 1864 at Cincinnati, Ohio/aged 25 yrs/
	son of James & Rebecca Johnson

KNOWLES:
Eliza/wife of James Knowles/d. Apr 9, 1871/aged 40 yrs 11 mo
James/d. Oct. 21, 1869/at 2 yrs/on small headstone

LOUGHRIDGE: (monument)
Samuel/d. Mar. 9, 18??/aged 77 yrs
Margaret/d. Jan 17, 1904/aged 81 yrs 2 mo
Samuel J./d. Apr. 4, 1878/aged 24 yrs 5 mo 2 da
Sarah A./d. Sept 8, 188?/aged 29 yrs 5 mo 21 da

LOUGHRIDGE:
See MILROY

LOWRY:
Sarah A./1849-1924
William Jr./1847-1929
William/d. Mar. 3, 1897/aged 80 yrs
John/d. Apr. 14, 1876/aged 30 yrs 9 mo 19 da
Matthew H./d. May 4, 1876/aged 24 yrs 6 mo 12 da

MCDONALD:
Isabelle/wife of Alexander/d. May 15, 1855/age 73 yrs

MC KEAN:
John/d. Apr. 12, 1859/aged 39 yrs

MC KENZIE:
Peter/b. Oct. 1, 1829/d. June 9. 1906
Mary Jane/b. Feb. 3, 1839/d. Jan 17, 1904
James A./b. Jan 27, 1862/d. Feb. 20, 1918
William/b. Apr. 15, 1870/d. May 8, 1926
Allen/b. Feb. 6, 1826/d. Aug 14, 1902
Robert E./father/b. Sept 8, 1865/d. Jan 21, 1927
Mother/b. Apr. 6, 1835/d. May 2, 1917
Father/b. Feb. 18, 1823/d. Jan 27, 1898
Daughter/Mary Jane/b. Aug. 15, 1856/d. Sept 22, 1920
Mabel/b. Nov. 24, 1875/d. Feb. 10, 1880

MC KENZIE:
See WATSON

MCLAUGHLIN:
Charles/d. Aug 17, 1870/aged 54 yrs
Martha/d. Aug 23, 1883/wife of C. McLaughlin
Jane/b. Aug. 26, 1855/d. July 10, 1922
John H./b. Apr. 5, 1849/d. Mar 15, 1923

MCLEOD:
Angus/native of Perthshire, Scotland/1795-1868
Ann (McMillan)/wife of Angus/1795-1868
Catherine A.R./1838-1858
Mary M./1816-1860
Margaret/1831-1860
William A./1823-1908
Alexander/1829-1909
William/1768-1845/born Perthshire, Scotland

MC MILLAN:
See MC LEOD

MILROY: (Monument)
David/b. Jan. 4, 1853/d. Jan 2, 1864
James/b. Sept. 27, 1854/d. Feb. 13, 1864
William/b. Oct. 7, 1857/d. Jan 10, 1864
John A./b. Jan 3, 1863/d. Jan 16, 1864
Mary (Loughridge)/wife of J.E. Milroy/b. Sept. 27, 1866/
	d. Nov. 3, 1901

MURDOCK:
Agnes/wife of James/d. Aug. 11, 1869/aged 51 yrs

NANN:
Elizabeth (ANDERSON).b. Kellswater Co., Antrim, Ireland/d. 
	May 9, 1868/aged 86 yrs
James/b. Craigs Co., Antrim, Ireland Feb. 4, 1813/d. Apr. 
	26, 1900
Jane/wife of James L. Nann/b. Ballee Co., Antrim, Ireland 
	Aug. 26, 1830/d. Oct. 8, 1901
Margie/1900-1907
William J./1861-1933

ODDIE:
Mary H./b. July 18, 1847
John M./b. Jan 29, 1842/d. Dec 22, 1814

PLUMB:
John/b. Mar. 2, 1847/d. May 19, 1891
Ann Jane G./wife of John Plumb/b. Nov. 30, 1847/d. 
	Sept. 21, 1893

PORTER:
See TURNER

REA:
David Sr./1815-1899
Sara/daughter of B. & S. Rea/d. ??? 18, 1855/age 3 mo
John F./1832-1826

STEWART: (monument)
Eliza B./mother/1834-1918
James A./father/1834-1890
Sara B./daughter/1870-1881
Edward R./b. Feb. 23, 1911/d. Dec. 10, 1912
James/a native of Perthshire, Scotland/b. Mar. 17, 
	1826/d. Oct. 6, 1906
Ann/b. Sept. 1839/d. May 31, 1907/wife of James Stewart
Ellen/d. Sept. 1, 1847/age 47 years/wife of A. Stewart
Alexander/d. Jan 1851/aged 22 yrs/son of A. & E. Stewart
Elizabeth/d. Feb. 15, 1859/aged 27 yrs 2 mo 25 da/wife 
	of E. H. Daniels
Archibald/d. Oct. 24, 1872/age 72 yrs
Cathren/d. Nov. 1847/age 9 yrs
Alexander/b. 1829/d, 1852
Elizabeth/b. 1831/d. 1859
Albine J./d. Sept 9, 1868/age 7 mo 11 da/son of A. & A.

STEWART:
See BEGGS

STICKNEY:
See FRASER

TURNER:
William/d. May 16, 1862/aged 62 years
Dusilla/d. Feb. 6, 1861/age 23 years 2 mo 11 days/daughter 
	of William & Margaret Turner
Margaret (Porter) Turner/d. Feb 17, 1896/aged 82 yrs.
Maggie Bell/no dates/daughter of B.C. & B. Turner/age 
	4 mo. 15 da.
(On Turner monument)
Robert G./b. Oct. 22, 1833/d. Dec. 23,1908
Isabella/b. Nov. 2, 1864/d. Aug. 16, 1920
Ira/b. Aug. 31, 1876/d. Jan 25, 1905
William S./b. Sept 30, 1845/d. June 17, 1912

WATSON:
Margaret (MC KENZIE)/b. Nov. 18, 1875/d. Nov. 19, 1921
Isabel/b. Aug. 6, 1907/d. Aug 28, 1926

WEIR:
Robert/d. Feb. 17, 1865/aged 56 yrs 4 mo
Mary/d. Nov. 22, 1866/aged 58 yrs yrs 5 mo/wife of 
	Robert Weir
Father/no name/b. May 26, 1845/d. July 4, 1916/
	Civil War Vet

WILKE:
William B./b. Nov. 27, 1833/d. July 11, 1913/father
Lena/b. Dec. 6, 1836/d. June 30, 1919/mother

WRIGHT:
Lois/daughter of F. & E. Wright/1918-1921
Alexander (Licentiente of the Reformed Presbyterian Church)/
	d. Nov. 21, 1869/aged 37 yrs
A.W./d/ Aug 19, 1866/aged 41 yrs
Amanda F./d. May 1, 1861/aged 28 yrs/wife of A.W.
Sarah/d. May 3, 1892/aged 68 yrs
William/d. Oct. 23, 1890/aged 73 yrs.
Martha B./his wife/d. Nov. 12, 1923/aged 85 yrs.
Margaret Jane L./d. Nov. 27, 1890/8 yrs
James/d. July 23, 1850/aged 61 yrs
Jane/wife of James/d. Mar. 6, 1855/aged 70 yrs
Edward/d. Dec. 9, 1856/aged 40 yrs
Eliza J./d. May 24, 1873/aged 55 yrs
James/d. May 17, 1876/aged 63 yrs


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