Sunday, February 05, 2012

'Tombstone Wall' a tribute to Morgantown's colonial past

In a little courtyard behind First Presbyterian Church in Morgantown, W.Va all is quiet. It always is. That's because Julie T. Berkshire already made her journey. On April 16, 1837.

George Hill laid his burden down in October of 1848. Dolly McCleary's work was done on Jan. 11, 1850.

And Col. William McCleary, a Revolutionary War soldier and statesman who entered this life in 1741, made his final call to duty 80 years later, in 1821.

The above-mentioned tombstones are but a few of the ones incorporated into a wall at the church that had its beginnings on Oct. 21, 1788.

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