Gillfillan Family, Bethel Cemetery


Gilfillan family plot

The old Bethel Cemetery is full of Gillfillans (or Gilfillans), whose memorials are in all styles from the early settlers’ handmade tombstones to elaborate marble monuments from the middle 1800s.

Sarah Gillfillan

IN

memory of

SARAH GILLFILLAN

Who departed this Life

March the 2nd 1818 aged

20 years.

Alexander Gillfillan Jr.

IN
Memory of
ALEXANDER GILLFILLAN
Who departed this Life
Agust the 11th 1821 in the 27th
year of his age.

Alexander Gillfillan Sr.

SACRED
to the memory of
ALEX’R GILLFILLAN
who departed this life
Sep. 6th, 1836
in the 91st year of his
AGE.

PVT 4 CO 2 PA BN
WASHINGTON COUNTY MILITIA
REVOLUTIONARY WAR
1745–1836

Martha Gilfillan

SACRED
TO THE MEMORY OF
MARTHA, Wife of
ALEXANDER GILFILLAN
who departed this life
February 19th, 1840
In the 81st year of her age.

John Gillfillan

JOHN GILLFILLAN
BORN JUNE 21, 1784
DIED JUNE 20, 1859.

“For if we believe that Jesus died
and rose again, even so them also
which sleep in Jesus will God bring
with him.”

Alexander Gillfillan

ALEXANDER
SON OF
JOHN & MARGARET
GILLFILLAN
Who died in Philada.
Dec. 7, 1845
Reinterred in this place
Jan 1, 1846
in the 26 year of his age.
Resident[?] of Jefferson Medical
College Philadelphia

John Gilfillan
John Gilfillan inscription

IN MEMORY OF
JOHN SON OF
ANDREW B. AND ANN GILFILLAN
WHO VOLUNTEERED IN THE SERVICE
OF HIS COUNTRY SEPT. 1861.
IN CO. E. 101ST REGT. PA. VOL.
WAS WOUNDED AT THE
BATTLE OF FAIR OAKS
AND DIED JULY 1ST
1862,
AGED 23 YEARS
AND 11 DAYS.

These pictures were taken in 2015.

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