School House Hollow or McCloskey Cemetery, Chapman Twp., Clinton County, PA.
A very old cemetery on private property along Route 120, apox. ½ mile east of the Hyner Bridge. As recorded by Justin Houser, Jerry McCloskey, Dave Wallace on 26 June 1999. Only one tombstone faces North, all the remaining seem to face South, or towards the Susquehanna River. We believe the bodies
Lie behind the marked stones, as 4 to 6 additional depressions are visable as well as 3 maybe 4 small mountain stone markers, embedded into the ground. It is likely that Felix and Rachael (Evans) McCloskey are among these unmarked graves. At first these were thought to be the foot stones of Abner and Nancy McCloskey, BUT their foot stones were found in the weeds, as well as maybe 2 plot markers, or footstones with out engravings. Existing property owner keeps cemetery area mowed nicely.
1… Willie C Nowell s/o Eben and Lizzie Nowell
died 26 Feb 1872 aged 4 years 3mo 25 days
Suffer little children to come onto me for such is the kingdom of Heaven
Foot Marker W. N.
2… James C McCloskey "Our Father"
died 10 Apr 1867 age 52Y 1M 4d
We miss thee at our family hearth, we mourn thy loss but hope to meet where friends and kindred shall not part but dwell with God and joy complete
Foot Stone J.C.M.
3… Eddie son of JC & E McCloskey
died 6 Dec 1859
aged 4 days
4… Jemima dau of JC & E McCloskey
died 9 Oct 1847
age 13 days
5… Infant son of JC & E McCloskey
died 25 Dec 1866
6… Abner McClosky (Note spelling, no "E")
died 21 July 1842
aged 55y 3m 20d
Whilst in this tomb our father lies his spirit rests above in rhelms of bliss it never dies, but knows a saviors love.
Foot Stone A.M. (located in weeds)
7… Nancy wife of Abner McCloskey
died 4 July 1853
aged 65 y 5m
Our mother here lies underground the dearest friend we weve found but through the lords undbounded
Love we will meet again realms above.
Foot Stone N.M. (located in weeds)