Monday, August 2, 2010

Pennsylvania Grave Markers

This is the cemetery marker for Sarah Horrocks, daughter of William Horrocks and Jane Hunter.  Sarah left England to try a new life in America.  She married about 1868 and lived her life as an innkeeper's wife in Port Clinton, Pennsylvania amid the Blue Mountain Range. The world famous Appalachian Trail runs through Port Clinton, right passed the mountaintop cemetery, bringing hikers from all over the world to give a passing thought of remembrance to those buried here.

 After some serious brush clearing the marker below was unearthed. The marker had been hidden for decades beneath some ornamental plantings. Although rather worn it reads "WILLIAM RARICK, son of Levi and Sarah Rarick. Born July 23, 1872  Died October 1, 1872  Age 2 yrs, 2 months 8 days. As William is not a name found in the Rarick line it is possible that Sarah's first son was named for her father William Horrocks.

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