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Somerset African Methodist Episcopal Cemetery

Route 896, Northwest Corner Of RayMar Rd.
Upper Oxford Twp.

Filename Description Date Submitter
somersetame.jpg Somerset African Methodist Episcopal Cemetery Sign
Fence and sign erected circa 2005

This is a well-maintained, grassy cemetery with 35-year-old pine trees, in the midst of open farmland. Within the past year, the township and local Boy Scouts have unearthed and re-erected dozens of fieldstone markers, and put up an iron fence and “Somerset” sign.

The 1847 map for Upper Oxford Twp. shows an “African M.E. Ch.” in the village of Somerset. The church was “rejuvenated” about 120 years ago:

Daily Local News, West Chester, March 18, 1885
“The few remaining members of the A.M.E. Union church are erecting a small frame building in which to worship, near Somerset, Upper Oxford.”
Jan 2006 Fred Kelso
fieldstones.jpg Field stones Jan 2006 Fred Kelso
eg.jpg E. G. footstone Jan 2006 Fred Kelso
wh.jpg W. H. footstone Jan 2006 Fred Kelso
harrison-wj.jpg HARRISON, William, Jr.
Born Sept. 12, 1854
Died Aug. 28, 1888
At Rest
Jan 2006 Fred Kelso
thompson-ja.jpg THOMPSON, James A.
Aged 19 Yrs., 10 Mos., 22 dys
Jan 2006 Fred Kelso

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