Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Tombstone Tuesday--Elisabeth McElroy

Eizabeth McElroy is my paternal gggg great grandmother. I am constantly amazed at the clarity of the stone every time I see it.

Elisabeth was born February 1758 in Ireland. She married Thomas McElroy. To date I do not know if they married in Ireland or in Maryland. The McElroys lived in the Cheat Lake area outside Morgantown, West Virginia. From census reports and other records they had 8 children.

Elisabeth died on January 8, 1848 and is buried in East Oak Grove Cemetery, Morgantown, West Virginia. There is a hill of old pioneer tombstones at East Oak Grove on the right hand side of the cemetery. These tombstones were removed from a cemetery in Morgantown. As the town began to expand, the remains of these pioneer folks were moved.

I have not located Thomas McElroy's tombstone. He could have been buried in the Cheat Lake area or be one of the tombstones at East Oak Grove that are illegible.

Consort of T. McKelroy
Died Jan 8th 1848
Aged 89 Years 11 Mo.

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